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UN body eyes support for crash victims' families

The United Nations aviation agency is looking to bolster support for families of victims of air disasters as it members continue to debate strategies for preventing planes from being shot down over conflict zones or disappearing.

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UN body eyes support for crash victims' families

The United Nations aviation agency is looking to bolster support for families of victims of air disasters as it members continue to debate strategies for preventing planes from being shot down over conflict zones or disappearing.

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25pc UAE residents 'scared of flying'

About 25 per cent of UAE residents still get nervous every time they get on a plane, particularly on long-haul flights, a recent study showed. A study conducted by British Airways among 1,000 respondents in the UAE showed that one in fo

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World’s first solar-powered plane arrives in Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the world’s first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel, arrived in Abu Dhabi by cargo plane from Switzerland. Si2’s crew of 80 technicians, engineers and a communication

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World’s first solar-powered plane arrives in Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the world’s first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel, arrived in Abu Dhabi by cargo plane from Switzerland. Si2’s crew of 80 technicians, engineers and a communication

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Boeing reaches plane parts deal with Iran

US planemaker Boeing has disclosed an agreement with Iran to provide airplane parts, relaxing a three-decade freeze in ties as part of a broader package of sanctions relief.  

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Solar plane lands in New York

An airplane entirely powered by the sun touched down in New York City late on Saturday, completing the final leg of an epic journey across the United States that began over two months ago. The Solar Impulse, its four propellers dr

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Boeing sees demand for 35,000 new planes

US aircraft maker Boeing expects more than 35,000 new airplanes worth $4.8 trillion to be ordered across the globe in the next 20 years, including 2,610 from the Middle East. The increased demand is mainly for single-aisle jets, the com

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Boeing begins 787-9 Dreamliner assembly

Boeing has begun final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner, the newest member of the 787 family, in Everett in the US state of Washington. “From the start, the entire 787-9 team has focused relentlessly on execution so th

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Boeing ends 2012 with record 1,203 orders

US aircraft maker Boeing booked a record 1,203 net commercial airplane orders in 2012, the second-largest number in the company's history, besides delivering 601 new airplanes, its highest since 1999, said a senior official. A

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