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Saudi Arabian Airlines in talks to buy 50 Airbus planes

European planemaker Airbus is in talks to sell up to 50 aircraft to Saudi Arabian Airlines, sources familiar with the matters told Reuters on Sunday. The deal could include 30 A320neo planes and up to 20 A330 aircraft, the sources

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Iran warns legal action if US stops Mahan Air planes

Iran will take legal action if Washington tries to stop newly acquired Iranian passenger planes flying international routes, the head of the country's aviation authority said on Tuesday. Iran's Mahan Air, blacklisted by Wa

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Global airlines' profit to hit $29bn in 2015

Airlines are making more profits than ever before, boosted by lower fuel prices and carrying more passengers on fuller planes, according to the industry's global body. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said gl

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Saudi-led campaign strikes Yemen's Sanaa, Morocco joins

Warplanes targeted Houthi forces controlling Yemen's capital and their northern heartland on Friday, the second day of a Saudi-led campaign to stop the Iranian-allied militia establishing its rule across the country. In a boos

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Chinese group to buy 70 planes from Airbus

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company has signed an agreement with Airbus to buy 70 A320 family aircraft, an order worth $6.6 billion at list prices, said the European aircraft manufacturer. The order reflects strong demand from

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Western train makers fight back with hi-tech interiors

Trains are likely to become more like long-haul planes, with customised carriages and tablets embedded into hi-tech seats, as Western manufacturers fight back against cheaper Chinese rivals and Europe's railways open up to greater competitio

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Airbus raises 20-year demand to 31,400 jets

Airbus has raised its 20-year demand forecast to 31,400 aircraft, citing growth in emerging markets, with China on the brink of becoming the world's aviation powerhouse. The European planemaker said it saw strong demand for wi

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Don't panic, skies aren't getting more dangerous

More than 700 airline passengers and flight crew have lost lives in the past 150 days in aviation accidents, sparking concerns among some travellers if skies are getting more dangerous. However, experts say "don't be nerv

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Not our job to warn about missiles: ICAO

The UN civil aviation body said on Friday it was not responsible for issuing warnings about potential dangers such as military conflicts, saying that duty fell to individual nations. The role of the International Civil Aviation Au

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Bombardier's CSeries secures new orders

Bombardier's long-delayed CSeries aircraft program received a boost on Monday, when the company announced two tentative orders for a total of up to 24 jets worth nearly $1.6 billion. Montreal-based Bombardier said it had signe

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