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Border closures, flying curbs pose headwinds for aviation: IATA chief

Border closures, flying curbs pose headwinds for aviation: IATA chief

Closing borders and restricting airlines from flying is not good news for the aviation industry, says IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac.

North Korea missile test raises flight safety concerns

North Korea missile test raises flight safety concerns

North Korea has conducted a flurry of missile tests this year in defiance of repeated international protests, including from aviation authorities.

Italy moves to fine Ryanair over flight chaos

Italy moves to fine Ryanair over flight chaos

Italy's competition watchdog on Monday initiated non-compliance proceedings against Ryanair that could see the airline fined up to five million euros ($6 million)over its recent waves of cancellations.

Airbus gets certification for A350-1000

Airbus gets certification for A350-1000

A longer version of the Airbus A350-900, the twin-engine plane can accommodate an extra 40 people, taking its total capacity to 366 people.

Iraq helicopter crash kills three

Iraq helicopter crash kills three

An Iraqi army helicopter crashed Sunday south of Baghdad during a training exercise killing all three crew members due to a technical problem, military officials said.

Mideast aviation market to hit 517mn passengers by 2036

Mideast aviation market to hit 517mn passengers by 2036

The region, led by the GCC, will maintain average compound annual growth rate of 5%, the International Air Transport Association said in its 20-year ‘Air Passenger Forecast’ released on Tuesday.

Nepali pilot revives crashed plane as aviation museum

Nepali pilot revives crashed plane as aviation museum

A Turkish Airlines plane that crash landed at Kathmandu airport two years ago will be welcoming ticket holders on board again -- not for a flight but as the Nepali capital's first aviation museum.

Wizz Air applies for UK licence before Brexit

Wizz Air applies for UK licence before Brexit

Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air announced on Wednesday that it has applied for a British air operator's licence in order to make its operations ‘Brexit ready’.

Missing MH370's mystery 'almost inconceivable,' report says

Missing MH370's mystery 'almost inconceivable,' report says

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was ‘almost inconceivable and certainly societally unacceptable,’ the Australian investigation unit that conducted the search said Tuesday.

Monarch Airlines collapses leaving 110,000 stranded abroad

Monarch Airlines collapses leaving 110,000 stranded abroad

Monarch Airlines ceased trading Monday, triggering a move by the British government to bring home 110,000 customers stranded abroad.

'Dozens' killed as military plane crashes in DR Congo

'Dozens' killed as military plane crashes in DR Congo

A military cargo plane crashed in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa on Saturday, killing the crew, the director of the city's main airport said.

Ryanair drops bid to buy Italian rival Alitalia

Ryanair drops bid to buy Italian rival Alitalia

Irish no-frills airline Ryanair said Wednesday it was dropping its bid to buy Italian carrier Alitalia, as it struggles with a shortage of pilots that has forced it to cancel thousands of flights.