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New Aviation Security Law to Lock Up Air Rage Offenders for Ten Years

New Aviation Security Law to Lock Up Air Rage Offenders for Ten Years

SEJONG, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A revised bill to Korea’s aviation security law was passed on Thursday, after rising concerns over an increasing number of air rage incidents on flights to and from Korea, an initiative that specifies legal punishment for those violating the law.  Punishment for air rage assaults that threaten the safety [...]

Korean Air Revises Rules to Allow More Use of Force against In-Flight Violence

Korean Air Revises Rules to Allow More Use of Force against In-Flight Violence

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s largest flag carrier Korean Air Lines Co. said Tuesday that it has instructed its flight attendants to more actively consider the use of force, including tasers, during cases of in-flight violence.  The move follows a widely publicized incident where a 35-year-old South Korean man went on a [...]

S. Korea’s Air Passenger Traffic Reaches Record High

S. Korea’s Air Passenger Traffic Reaches Record High

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s air passenger traffic has reached a new high on a sharp increase in international passengers to and from the country, the transportation ministry said Monday.  Air passenger traffic has already reached over 100 million as of Monday, breaching the 100 million mark for the first time in [...]

Seoul to Introduce Systematic Management of Air Traffic to Reduce Flight Delays

Seoul to Introduce Systematic Management of Air Traffic to Reduce Flight Delays

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will set up a new air traffic flow management system before the end of next year to enhance airport safety while also improving airline services by greatly reducing flight delays, the government said Monday.  Such a system will be up and running before the end of July [...]

Scientists Discover Efficient Flight Mechanism of Insects Using “Insect Robot”

Scientists Discover Efficient Flight Mechanism of Insects Using “Insect Robot”

DAEJEON, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea Aerospace University scientists have discovered the fundamentals of insect flight, using a newly developed “insect robot”. According to the team, most insects use a flying method that creates spiraling vortices around the wings, which allows for stable flight even in sudden gusts. Although there have been scientific studies [...]

S. Korea Not to Ban Use of Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones on Planes

S. Korea Not to Ban Use of Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones on Planes

SEJONG, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea said Thursday it has no plan to ban the use of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Note 7 on planes following the company’s global recall of the smartphones for battery problems.  The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said that it has been reviewing whether to prevent people [...]