ALERT Icelandair to buy low-cost rival WOW Air

Icelandair Group has entered into a share purchase agreement to purchase all shares in the airline WOW air. Beleaguered budget airline WOW Air has been completely bought out by Icelandair Group, Viðskiptablaðið reports. The board of Icelandair Group bought every share in WOW Air, in full conjunction and cooperation with the Icelandic Competition Authority. The acquisition is…

BREAKING Baggage handler fell asleep in cargo hold of American Airlines Boeing 737-800, then woke up during flight to Chicago

A baggage handler got a free trip to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after he accidentally fell asleep in the forward cargo hold of American Airlines flight . The unidentified handler, who was working for Piedmont Airlines, a subsidiary of the American Airlines Group, was helping out with the Chicago-bound flight at Kansas City International Airport…

ALERT US Department of Justice claims Chinese intelligence hacked private companies’ systems to steal information on a turbo fan engine

Chinese intelligence officers conspired with hackers and company insiders to break into private companies’ computer systems and steal information on a turbo fan engine used in commercial jetliners, according to a U.S. indictment unsealed on Tuesday. The indictment said at the time of the hacks, a Chinese-state owned aerospace company was working to develop a…

BREAKING Two Ryanair planes were ‘at risk of collision’ over northern Spain

Two Ryanair planes were at risk of colliding during their respective flights close to Pamplona, northern Spain earlier this month. That’s the conclusion of a preliminary report from the Spanish Civil Aviation Accidents and Incidents Investigation Commission. According to the document, this “serious” incident took place on October 2, when a Boeing 737-800 plane traveling…