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Singapore Airlines to launch world's longest commercial flight

Singapore Airlines to launch world's longest commercial flight

Airlines including Singapore Airlines, Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd and US-based United Continental Holdings Inc are adding ultra-long haul flights.

Sichuan Airlines co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out of cockpit: captain

Sichuan Airlines co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out of cockpit: captain

The cockpit experienced a sudden loss of pressure and drop in temperature and when he looked over, the cockpit's right windshield was gone.

Qatar Airways to display A350-1000, G650 ER at Eurasia Airshow

Qatar Airways to display A350-1000, G650 ER at Eurasia Airshow

The airline will be displaying the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000, and the Gulfstream G650 ER at the air show.

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, cancels A350 order

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, cancels A350 order

American Airlines has ordered 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $12 billion at list prices, while cancelling a major order for Airbus A350s.

Airbus says 3,700 jobs to be affected by lower production rates

Airbus says 3,700 jobs to be affected by lower production rates

Airbus on Wednesday confirmed reduced production rates of its double-decker A380 and A400M military aircraft and said up to 3,700 jobs would be impacted in France, Germany, Britain and Spain.

Qatar Airways says may switch part of A350 order to biggest model

Qatar Airways says may switch part of A350 order to biggest model

Airbus got a boost for its largest twin-engined jet yesterday when Qatar Airways said it was considering upgrading some of its A350 orders to the largest model as it took delivery of the first such plane.

Airbus successfully tests self-flying taxi, Vahana

Airbus successfully tests self-flying taxi, Vahana

The flight at a test range in the US state of Oregon lasted just under one minute, with the aircraft lifting up five metres from the ground and landing without control from a pilot.

AirAsia looking at Boeing 787 for fleet growth

AirAsia looking at Boeing 787 for fleet growth

The AirAsia group, which has already ordered A330s and A350s, has been exclusively linked to Airbus planes but industry experts say Boeing 787s could fit into its long-haul operations.

Airbus A321LR long range jet completes maiden flight

Airbus A321LR long range jet completes maiden flight

Airbus says the jet is the world's longest-range single-aisle aircraft, capable of flying up to 4,000 nautical miles when configured with 206 seats including lie-flat beds.

Qatar Airways welcomes Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft to Doha

Qatar Airways welcomes Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft to Doha

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar al-Baker welcomed the arrival of the Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft to Doha, as part of a special demonstration tour by Airbus.

Qatar Airways to take delivery of first Airbus A350-1000 in Feb third week: Al-Baker

Qatar Airways to take delivery of first Airbus A350-1000 in Feb third week: Al-Baker

Qatar Airways will take delivery of the first Airbus A350-1000 aircraft between February 15 and 20, group chief executive Akbar al-Baker has said.

Qatar Airways says offered 25% stake by US startup airline

Qatar Airways says offered 25% stake by US startup airline

Qatar Airways tried to buy up to 10% of listed American Airlines last year, but changed its mind in August after opposition from the US carrier's management.