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Aviation associations demand public prosecution against unruly passengers

In an open letter to the US Department of Justice, numerous aviation associations have called for heightened policies and “stricter legal enforcement” against unruly passengers onboard, as violent instances continue to become more common. The open letter, addressed on 21 June to Attorney General Merrick Garland, noted increasing concerns over a growing number of unruly

Airports urged to increase security as criminals target vaccines

Airports around the world have been warned to stay on high alert and increase security efforts to protect COVID-19 vaccine shipments, as reports suggest vaccines are being targeted by criminal enterprises. Within days of the first COVID-19 vaccines being approved and delivered in the UK and US, reports surfaced of criminal networks attempting to sell

Key suspect in downing of MH17 denies any involvement in front of international court
Air Crash Investigations

One of the four suspects currently on trial in The Hague for the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 has denied any involvement in the planning or execution of the incident, according to his lawyer. The man, Russian-born Oleg Pulatov, is one of four defendants currently on trial, following a six-year investigation into the

Impact on aviation traffic exposed as coronavirus takes hold

Nearly 10,000 flights have now been suspended since the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, it has been revealed. According to Cirium, a travel and data analytics firm, of the 90,607 domestic and international flights scheduled to operate across mainland China over the six-day period between January 23 and January 28, 9,807 (or 10.8 per


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