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Airbus Is Said to Near $29 Billion Deals With Asian Carriers

Airbus SE is closing in on $29 billion of deals with Asian carriers that are expanding their fleet because of surging travel demand in the region, …

Aviation

Virgin plane with passengers on board 'catches fire at Sydney airport'

A plane with passengers on board has caught fire at Sydney airport.<p>Paramedics were called out to the incident on Tuesday morning, believed to involve …

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The military is building a space plane. Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

A new generation of GPS satellites is set to launch into orbit later this year. As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast the massive satellite to space, fulfilling a contract worth more than $80 million.<p>But as nations develop technology to disable or shoot …

Aviation

Boeing, Jet Airways Announce Order for an Additional 75 737 MAX Airplanes

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Jet Airways confirmed that the Indian carrier placed an order for an …

Aviation

Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure, 33 hospitalized: German police

BERLIN/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Thirty-three Ryanair passengers were treated in hospital, some bleeding from their ears, after their Croatia-bound plane lost cabin pressure and made an emergency landing in Frankfurt on Friday, German police said on Saturday.<p>Oxygen masks were released on the Ryanair …

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Electrifying photographs of storms... taken by a pilot at 40,000ft

Most of us know the horror of the white-knuckle red-eye: that dread as the plane is tossed about in nocturnal turbulence. But while passengers clutch the seat and pray, Ecuadorian long-haul pilot Santiago Borja sits in his cockpit trying to focus – not on the altimeter but through the viewfinder of …

UFOs

B-52 bomber crew searching for 'Moana' boat finds six missing traditional canoe paddlers

US Air Force B-52 bomber crew searching for 'the boat from "Moana"' finds six missing paddlers in their traditional canoe who were lost at sea for …

Military

Air France Pilots Dislike the Idea of a Dutch CEO

Air France pilots said they’re concerned Paris would lose out to Amsterdam if KLM unit chief Pieter Elbers becomes the first Dutch head of Air …

Aviation

Russia's Bombers: Now Locked and Loaded with Supersonic Missiles

Russia is planning to upgrade its fleet of Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire [3] intermediate range bombers

Russia

New questions arise over 2013 Asiana crash at SFO

Video footage that surfaced Thursday raised new questions about the San Francisco Fire Department’s response to the Asiana plane crash on July 6, 2013, particularly its handling of a subsequent incident in which a fire rig ran over a 16-year-old girl.<p>“I mean, s— happens, you know?” San Francisco …

San Francisco

MiG fighter crashes during airshow in Romania, pilot dies to save crowd

A MiG-21 LanceR crashed on Saturday during an airshow at the Borcea Air Base in Southern Romania on Saturday afternoon. The 36-year old pilot died …

Air Shows

Italy says won't buy more F-35 fighter jets, may cut existing order

ROME (Reuters) - Italy will not buy more Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets and is considering whether to stick to the order to which it is already committed, Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta said on Friday.<p>Trenta comes from the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement which has always been …

Aviation

Virgin Orbit Wins FAA License for First LauncherOne Mission

WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit has received a license from the Federal Aviation Administration for the first launch of its LauncherOne vehicle, which the …

Space Travel

Air India now flies to 'Chinese Taipei,' not Taiwan

China wants global companies to drop references to Taiwan as an independent entity. India's national airline is the latest to fall in line.<p>Air India now offers flights to "Chinese Taipei" where it previously offered flights to Taiwan, according to its website. The change was made on Wednesday at …

China

ANA to Scrap 113 Flights for Rolls-Royce Engine Inspections

ANA Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest airline, will cancel 113 domestic flights for mandatory checks to help assess possible glitches in the Rolls-Royce …

Aviation

Helicopter pilot beaten during French criminal's escape

PARIS (AP) — The helicopter pilot who was taken hostage in the escape from prison by one of France's most notorious criminals said the convict's accomplices beat and threatened him during his kidnapping.<p>Stephane Buy, an experienced pilot and instructor, told RTL radio on Wednesday that two men at a …

Crime

Bombardier C Series could be renamed as Airbus takes over program

The destiny of Bombardier’s C Series is now in the hands of Airbus, which officially assumed control of the commercial aircraft program Sunday.Since …

Aviation

BRASIL: passageiros assassinados em pleno voo no sudoeste do Pará

Segundo o piloto da aeronave, que fez um pouso forçado em uma área de garimpo, os dois passageiros foram mortos após uma discussão durante a viagem.<p>A …

Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight suffers bird-hit, returns to Rajkot

The Rajkot-Mumbai flight suffered a bird hit during take-off around 7:15 am, Rajkot Airport Director B K Das said.<p>By: | Rajkot |<p>A Mumbai-bound Jet …

Jet Airways

Airbus unvelies its first BelugaXL

As the Airbus supply chain changes and expands, the work to design and create the next generation of carrier – the Airbus BelugaXL has taken shape …

Aviation

Qantas passenger dies on flight from London to Australia despite passengers and cabin crew desperately battling to save her

A woman has died on a Qantas flight from London to Sydney - despite fellow passengers and the cabin crew frantically battling to save her.<p>Shocked …

Cabin Crew

EasyJet passenger is pinned to the ground by Paris airport security staff after 'HEADBUTTING steward' on delayed flight

Shocked passengers watched in horror as a man was hauled off an easyJet flight after allegedly headbutting an air steward as he was removed from a …

Aviation

Mumbai Plane Crash: Who Cleared the Flight Despite 2009 Accident, Asks Co-Pilot's Widower

Prabhat Kathuria, the husband of Marya Zuberi, the co-pilot who along with four others was killed in the incident, is still to come to terms with the …

Airplanes

Heathrow is busier than ever, but physics means it's getting quieter

Heathrow’s third runway is at least eight years away from completion, but the controversial plan is already generating plenty of noise. On June 25, …

Aviation

New Stealth Tanker Model Is Touted By Air Force Research Lab At Aviation Conference

There is no doubt that the USAF is getting more concerned over the vulnerability of their tanker fleet during a peer-state conflict.<p>Guy Norris<p>Tyler …

Aviation

A pilot on board the plane that crashed killing Instagram stars and models had cocaine in his system

AP<p><b>A pilot on board the plane that crashed in April killing six people had cocaine in his system, according to the medical examiner.</b>• <b><br>28-year-old James</b> …

Airplanes

Plane that crashed in Mumbai, killing 5, was under repair

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A small plane that crashed into a construction site in India's financial capital of Mumbai, killing five people, was not certified as airworthy and was undergoing major repairs after an earlier crash, an aviation company official said Friday.<p>Anil Chauhan, a top official of UY …

Airplanes

Bali Closes Airport as Island's Mount Agung Volcano Gushes Column of Ash and Smoke

(DENPASAR, Indonesia) — The Indonesian tourist island of Bali closed its international airport Friday, stranding thousands of travelers, as the Mount …

Mount Agung

How to Fly the World’s Best Business Class for Less Than Coach

On such airlines as Emirates and Singapore, you have to book into lavish first-class cabins to get enclosed suites, made-to-order meals, and …

British Airways