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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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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 sees 36,770 new plane orders in 20 years

US aircraft maker Boeing projects a demand for 36,770 new airplanes over the next 20 years, up 4.2 per cent from last year’s forecast. The company released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) today in London, estimating

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Nato says not to blame for planes vanishing from radar

Nato said on Sunday it was not to blame for recent incidents in which dozens of aircraft briefly vanished from air traffic control radar screens in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Slovak state Air Traffic Se

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Iran to buy 400 airliners if sanctions lifted

Barred by sanctions from buying Western airliners since the 1970s, Iran has pent-up demand for 400 new planes, Tehran's top aviation official was reported as saying, offering potential billions to manufacturers such as Airbus and Boeing.

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Emirates to ground some planes during runway work

Dubai's Emirates flagship airline plans to ground 19 or 20 planes from May because of runway construction work at Dubai International Airport, the airline's president Tim Clark said on Monday. That number of planes represe

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Saudia cargo unit IPO likely this year

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) plans to conduct an initial public offer of shares in its cargo unit this year and an IPO for its maintenance business in 2015, a senior official said on Wednesday. The cargo unit would be the secon

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Kuwait Airways to buy 25 new Airbus planes

Kuwait Airways has signed a contract with Airbus to buy 25 new aircraft and lease 12 other new planes in the biggest overhaul of its fleet since the 1990 Iraqi invasion, the state-owned carrier said. "The company will start t

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