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Fossil of bat-winged dinosaur points to early era of prehistoric flight in animals
science

Fossil of bat-winged dinosaur points to early era of prehistoric flight in animals

Feathers and wins similar to those of a bat, these creatures were nature's experiment in aviation.

Afghanistan's first female certified pilot to become youngest to make solo round-the-world flight
Life

Afghanistan's first female certified pilot to become youngest to make solo round-the-world flight

Born in a refugee camp in Afghanistan, Shaesta Waiz now hopes to become the youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight.

Uber publishes a white paper to present a concept future similar to
News & Analysis

Uber publishes a white paper to present a concept future similar to "The Jetsons"

Flying commuters like George Jetson could be whizzing to work through the sky less than 10 years from now, according to ride-services provider Uber, which believes the future of transportation is literally looking up.

Now, fly your own drone: Govt to liberalise flying rules soon
India

Now, fly your own drone: Govt to liberalise flying rules soon

The prohibition on Indians flying drones is likely to be lifted soon as the rules for flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are slated to be finalised.

Up, up and away! Canadian man charged after flying in lawn chair attached to balloons
Life

Up, up and away! Canadian man charged after flying in lawn chair attached to balloons

A 26-year-old Canadian man was arrested after he flew high in the sky on a lawn chair attached to around 110 helium balloons in a potentially deadly stunt.

Get more for lost baggage, flight delays : Airlines to pay higher compensation to fliers
Business

Get more for lost baggage, flight delays : Airlines to pay higher compensation to fliers

Compensation to fliers using Indian carriers for loss of life or baggage and cargo is set to be revised, as the government has cleared amendments to a law governing such liability.

Take away from the dutch report on MH17's crash in Ukraine
World

Take away from the dutch report on MH17's crash in Ukraine

As per the report, Flight MH17 was flying in unrestricted airspace on a constant heading when its crashed.

Malaysia Airlines renames 'bucket list' ticket contest
World

Malaysia Airlines renames 'bucket list' ticket contest

Even before the disasters, Malaysia Airlines had lost huge sums of money for years as it failed to rise to increasing industry competition.

All you need to know about safety on flights amid Ebola outbreak
World

All you need to know about safety on flights amid Ebola outbreak

Below are some key questions about Ebola, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.

Downing of flight MH17 may be a war crime, says UN
World

Downing of flight MH17 may be a war crime, says UN

The Red Cross officially said last week that Ukraine is now in civil war -- a classification that would make parties in the conflict liable to prosecution for war crimes.

Dutch, Aus police to attempt to reach MH17 crash site amid clashes
World

Dutch, Aus police to attempt to reach MH17 crash site amid clashes

The continuing unrest has also led Dutch authorities to conclude that it was unrealistic to send an armed mission to secure the MH17 crash site.

MH17 to Air Algerie: For aviation industry, disasters come in a cluster
World

MH17 to Air Algerie: For aviation industry, disasters come in a cluster

Aviation analysts and safety experts say they can find no common themes. Nor do they think the events indicate that flying is suddenly becoming less safe.

Pilots to soon control flights with brain commands
Life

Pilots to soon control flights with brain commands

Imagine pilots of the future who can control aircraft by merely thinking commands? This is not a scene from a science fiction movie but the scientists have achieved the feasibility of flying an aircraft via brain control - with astonishing accuracy.

Why flying remains the safest form of travelling despite crashes
Politics

Why flying remains the safest form of travelling despite crashes

Whenever there is an air crash, questions are raised on how safe it is to fly. Given this, it is not surprising that the same seems to be happening at this point of time, with the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Aviation safety, staff strengthening priority for new DGCA chief
Business

Aviation safety, staff strengthening priority for new DGCA chief

Facing the threat of downgrading of the aviation safety net, the task is cut out for new DGCA chief Arun Mishra, who said his prime focus would be to take all measures to ensure safe and secure flying in India.