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Five ways airlines are making it easier to sleep onboard

For every inch of lost legroom in the back of the plane, there seems to be one new amenity in the front. A disproportionate number of these new offerings are promising to give fliers the single thing that’s most elusive at 35,000 feet: a g

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Bomb threat forces EgyptAir plane to land in Uzbekistan

An EgyptAir passenger plane, en route from Cairo to Beijing, was forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan on Wednesday after receiving what two Egyptian aviation sources said was a false bomb threat. All 118 passengers an

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Egypt faces challenging probe into missing jet

Egypt launched an official investigation into the disappearance of an EgyptAir flight on Thursday, heralding what safety experts called a daunting probe into the apparent loss of an Airbus jet with 66 people on board. The A320 dis

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EgyptAir 'crash' could be terrorist attack says Egypt

Egypt said the disappearance from radar of an EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo over the Mediterranean may have been caused by a terrorist attack. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it was to

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Solar-powered plane lands in Arizona

A solar-powered airplane midway through a historic bid to circle the globe completed the 10th leg of its journey on Monday, landing in Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California, the project team said. The Swiss team flying th

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Alitalia cuts losses by $434m in 2015

Alitalia, Italy's national carrier in which Etihad Airways holds a key stake, confirmed it was on track to become profitable by 2017, as it reduced its losses by €381 million ($434 million) in 2015 compared to the previous year.

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New drone is hybrid of helicopter and plane

It can take off and land like a helicopter but is stable like a plane. A new aerial robot is taking to the Swiss skies in what its developers hope will be a game-changer for agriculture. Developed by Wingtra, a spin-off company fr

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Gulf Air to expand footprint with new planes

Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, plans to boost its global footprint by more than 50 per cent within the next seven years with the acquisition of new aircraft, its chief executive officer was quoted as saying. The carrier

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Saudia to get first A330 Regional

Assembly of Saudi Arabian Airlines’ first A330 Regional is well under way at the Airbus final assembly line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 20 A330-300 Regional that will join the airline’s flee

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EgyptAir mechanic suspected in Russian plane crash

An EgyptAir mechanic whose cousin joined Islamic State in Syria is suspected of planting a bomb on a Russian passenger plane that was blown out of Egypt's skies in late October, according to sources familiar with the matter. &

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