BREAKING Madrid Barajas airport suspends flight operations after drones were spotted near runway

The Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport has closed its airspace after unauthorized drones were seen flying near the facility, Spain’s Transport Ministry has confirmed. The state air navigation entity ENAIRE was the first to indicate that the airport was experiencing delays. The Transport and Mobility Ministry later confirmed that the airspace had been closed. The decision…

NORAD identified Russian bombers entering Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone on Friday

North American Aerospace Defense Command announced on Friday that two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers were identified. The aircraft entered the Canadian Air Defense Identification but remained in international airspace and did not enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace. NORAD is a binational command focused on the defense of both the U.S. and Canada,…

BREAKING Japanese police helicopter carrying heart organ for coming transplant operation has crashed

A Fukushima prefectural police helicopter transporting a heart for transplant crash-landed Saturday in the northeastern Japanese prefecture, injuring all seven persons on board, including one seriously, authorities said. Three police officers, two technicians and two medical workers were on board the aircraft when it came down in a rice field in the city of Koriyama.…

EASA approves partial return to Iran and Iraq airspaces, 3 weeks after Iran accidentally shot down a Boeing 737

European airlines can return to parts of Iranian and Iraqi airspace, the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Wednesday, three weeks after Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet amid an exchange of hostilities with U.S. forces in Iraq Following an EU aviation security risk group meeting, EASA said it was lifting temporary…

BREAKING A female passenger threatens to blow herself up on a plane grounded in Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Passenger threatens to blow herself up on a grounded plane at Moscow Domodedovo airport. The female passenger is holding a bag claiming it has explosives inside. UPDATE Police is detaining the woman, Interfax news agency said. The Russian S7 Airline Airbus A321 part of has landed at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport from Simferopol. S7 said the…