There were a couple of strange things about the Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 that taxied out along one of London Heathrow’s two main runways and took off into the bright sky late Sunday morning. First, there were only five people on board, while more than 100 watched intently from a nearby hangar
Volcanic ash halts European flights A plume of volcanic ash from Iceland has halted flights across Europe as authorities shut down airspace in Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers. U.S. flights are on hold. Christopher Elliott, National Geographic Traveler magazine’s reader advocate and Navigator columnist, was online today at Noon ET […]
Environmental campaigners say they have dealt a blow to the proposed expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport by buying up land earmarked for the construction of a controversial third runway.
The worst snowstorm to hit Britain in 18 years forced the cancellation of more than 650 flights at London’s Heathrow airport Monday and shut down the city’s bus network, partially paralyzing the British capital. Heathrow, one of the busiest transport hubs in the world, closed both its runways for more than two hours Monday morning and operated with just one for the rest of the morning, according to BAA, the company which runs it.
Passengers on a British Airways flight to Barcelona, Spain, were forced to evacuate the aircraft on the airport runway after landing Sunday when fumes were apparently detected in the aircraft’s cabin.
Police arrested an American Airlines pilot who failed a breathalyzer test at London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, the airline and police said Thursday.
Federal transportation safety officials Wednesday issued an "urgent" recommendation calling for a redesign of a component on some Boeing 777 aircraft engines — a component blamed for two major mishaps in the past year. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said the Rolls-Royce engine component played a role in the January 17, 2008, crash of a British Airways jet near London’s Heathrow Airport. Both the plane’s engines lost power as the plane approached the runway, and 13 people were injured in the resulting crash