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Air France lets female crew avoid Tehran routes

Air France said it would allow female cabin crew and pilots to opt out of flying routes to Tehran after some staff said they did not want to be forced to cover their hair when in Iran. Air France, part of the Franco-Dutch group Ai

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Indian choppers to debut aerobatic performance in Bahrain

Pilots at the helm of colourful Indian choppers are set to take to the skies tomorrow (January 21) for their debut aerobatic performance in Bahrain. Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Sarang Helicopter Display team, which is one of only six choppe

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US body ‘not ensuring pilots’ manual flying skills’

The Federal Aviation Administration is failing to ensure that airline pilots maintain their flying skills so they can safely take control of an aircraft from automated systems during an unexpected event, according to a US Transportation Departme

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Lufthansa flights return to normal

Lufthansa flights returned to normal on Thursday after a court brought an early end to a two-day pilots' strike but union leaders said they were weighing their options, indicating more disruption could be on the cards. In an unexpec

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Court orders Lufthansa pilots to end strike

A German court ruled Lufthansa pilots must halt a strike on Wednesday that led to the cancellation of around 1,000 flights, in an increasingly bitter row over cost cuts and pay at the airline. The pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit s

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Lufthansa pilots' strike hits 1,000 flights

Pilots at German airline Lufthansa started a second day of strikes on Wednesday, grounding around 1,000 flights and affecting 140,000 passengers, and said more strikes would come if management did not improve their offer in a row over cost cutti

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Lufthansa stands firm as pilots threaten more strikes

Germany's Lufthansa will not give in to pilots who began a two-day walkout on Tuesday and threatened further strikes in their long-running dispute over cost cuts, retirement benefits and pay, the airline said. Lufthansa was forced t

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Etihad offers seconded pilots permanent career options

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is offering pilots seconded from partner airlines the opportunity to transfer to permanent contracts, flying the carrier’s most advanced Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The pilot

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Global commercial airlines to hire 558,000 new pilots

Rise in demand for travel will see commercial airlines recruiting and training 558,000 new pilots over the next 20 years, with about 40 per cent of those pilots needed in the Asia Pacific region, said a report. Similarly, around 609,000

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Oman Air in key nationalisation drive

Oman Air, the national carrier of the country, is recruiting more candidates from within the Sultanate following the graduation of 10 Omani cadet pilots in March. The recent graduates trained at l’École Nationale de l

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