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India sends jets as plane sparks alert

The Indian Air Force scrambled fighter planes from an air base after two commercial passenger aircraft sought to enter Indian territory from Pakistan using similar identification codes, sparking a security alert, a report said. Tw

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Boeing clinches $56bn Emirates 777X jet order

Dubai-based Emirates airline has placed a record-breaking order for 150 Boeing 777X jetliners valued at $56 billion at list prices, said the top US plane maker in a statement. First announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airs

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Syrian jets bomb eastern rebel towns near Iraq, 16 dead

Syrian jets bombed on Saturday rebel-held eastern areas close to the border with Iraq under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, killing and injuring dozens in stepped up raids against the militant group since its Iraqi offsh

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Jets 'must be allowed to use army airspace'

Commercial jets should be allowed to use military airspace to ease air traffic congestion in the Gulf, according to an international aviation body.   The International Air Transport Association (Iata) claims one

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Saudi, BAE finally agree on Eurofighter price

British defence contractor BAE Systems has agreed pricing with Saudi Arabia over a long-running Eurofighter jet deal with the kingdom, the company said on Wednesday. BAE has had to trim its full-year earnings forecasts for the las

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AirAsiaX to buy 25 new Airbus jets

Malaysian long-haul budget carrier AirAsiaX has announced an order for 25 Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Wednesday in a deal valued at $6 billion at list prices. Chief executive Azran Osman Rani said he expected strong Asian demand i

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Boeing wins $20.7bn Chinese 737 commitments

Boeing Company has secured commitments for around 200 of its 737 Max aircraft, the upgraded variant of its best-selling short-haul planes, from multiple Chinese customers, said two sources familiar with the deals. The deals are wo

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Bahrain in talks over Eurofighter deal

British defence firm BAE Systems said Bahrain was in talks about the possibility of buying an unspecified number of Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets.   The Eurofighter combat jet is made by BAE Systems and Italia

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Syrian army launches Homs assault

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces launched a major offensive on Saturday against rebels in Homs, a centre of the two-year uprising, in their latest drive to secure an axis linking Damascus to the Mediterranean. Activis

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US jets in Jordan fuel Russian fear of Syria no-fly zone

The United States said it would keep F-16 fighters and Patriot missiles in Jordan at Amman's request, and Russia bristled at the possibility they could be used to enforce a no-fly zone inside Syria.

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