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Boeing says it will not deliver any aircraft to Iran

Boeing says it will not deliver any aircraft to Iran

Boeing will not deliver aircraft to Iran in light of US sanctions, effectively aborting a pair of large contracts with Iranian carriers, a Boeing spokesman said Wednesday.

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.

China air force circles Taiwan in latest military drill

China air force circles Taiwan in latest military drill

Over the past year or so, China has ramped up military drills around democratic Taiwan, including flying bombers and other military aircraft around the island.

CRA approves ‘gate-to-gate’ Internet connectivity on-board aircraft

CRA approves ‘gate-to-gate’ Internet connectivity on-board aircraft

Qatar is the first country in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region to approve the provision of gate-to-gate Internet connectivity onboard aircraft, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has said.

Qatar authority denies intercepting UAE planes

Qatar authority denies intercepting UAE planes

QCAA also pointed out that civil aviation affairs in Bahrain have continued to ignore the notifications of Qatar regarding the aircraft that are not subject to the Chicago Convention.

Qantas outlines pilot academy plans as profit soars

Qantas outlines pilot academy plans as profit soars

The Australian carrier's result came in at A$607mn (US$473mn), with a strong performance from its domestic arm boosting the bottom line.

Malaysia signs $50mn deal with US firm to find MH370

Malaysia signs $50mn deal with US firm to find MH370

The MH370 disappearance en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard ranks among the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

New-born baby found dead on plane in Indonesia

New-born baby found dead on plane in Indonesia

Police suspect that Hani, who had worked as a domestic helper in Abu Dhabi for four years, secretly gave birth during an Etihad flight from there to Jakarta on Saturday.

Airbus planning to cut production of A380 jets

Airbus planning to cut production of A380 jets

The A380 has battled against sluggish sales, squeezed by smaller, more efficient twin-engined jets. Airbus has previously announced plans to lower output to 12 aircraft in 2018 and eight in 2019.

Man admits to trying to take control of Malaysian plane

Man admits to trying to take control of Malaysian plane

A Sri Lankan man who threatened to set off a bomb on a Malaysia Airlines flight has pleaded guilty in an Australian court to attempting to take control of an aircraft.

Fire inside aircraft at HIA contained, says Qatar Airways

Fire inside aircraft at HIA contained, says Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways explained in a statement that the fire inside the cabin was promptly contained and extinguished.

Commercial airlines expected to take delivery of 1,683 new aircraft in 2017

Commercial airlines expected to take delivery of 1,683 new aircraft in 2017

Commercial airlines are expected to take delivery of some 1,683 new aircraft this year, a substantial investment by the industry, though less-than expected earlier in the year ...