Topic: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Responding to critics of what is seen as his measured approach, Obama says the “nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred." He calls for national unity.
01/02/2010 09:56 am
Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to bomb a Northwest flight on Christmas day, claims ties to Al Qaeda in Yemen, pressuring the Obama administration's plans to shut down the Guantanamo prison facility. Nearly half of its detainees are from Yemen.
12/29/2009 08:03 am
Investigations into where alleged Northwest Airlines bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab got his explosives point toward Yemen and its local Al Qaeda offshoot. Foreign Policy Magazine's latest Failed State Index named Yemen as particularly troubling.
12/28/2009 04:56 pm
Some of the security measures in the wake of the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound international flight are already being eased.
12/28/2009 03:21 pm
In Pictures The wide world of air travel
Travelers were prohibited from using electronics on international flights this weekend, and in-flight WiFi and TV were banned, but TSA regulations keep changing.
12/28/2009 12:50 pm
The Nigerian man arrested Friday for trying to destroy Northwest Airlines Flight 253, Umar Farouk Abdul Mattallab, is being investigated by London authorities. He reportedly had an apartment there, and had been an engineering student at University College London.
12/26/2009 12:55 pm
Automated flight controls under research may be able to sense how alert pilots are. It’s one way science could help prevent mistakes like the one made by the Northwest pilots who overflew Minneapolis by 150 miles.
10/29/2009 01:00 am
The FAA moved quickly to revoke Northwest pilots' licenses. But their mistake raises thorny issues. Do cockpits need better monitoring? Does communication between flight controllers and the US military need improvement?
10/28/2009 01:00 am
Pilots of the Northwest flight that overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles say they were looking at their laptops. Skeptical experts say longer-lasting recorders would have helped understand what happened in the cockpit.
10/27/2009 01:00 am