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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 ...

Doha-bound IndiGo flight suffers bird-hit

Doha-bound IndiGo flight suffers bird-hit

The flight landed back within 30 minutes after taking off from Anna International Airport in Chennai at 1.47am.

Airbus wins $4bn order from Cathay Pacific

Airbus wins $4bn order from Cathay Pacific

Airbus said on Wednesday it has finalised a more than $4bn order with Cathay Pacific for 32 of its A321neo aircraft to revamp the Hong Kong-based carrier's regional affiliate.

ICAO must demand 'unconditional opening of airspace'

ICAO must demand 'unconditional opening of airspace'

The International Civil Aviation Organisation must demand from the blockading countries the “unconditional opening of their airspace and not in bits and pieces,” Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said.

QA expects to receive its first A350-1000 before year-end

QA expects to receive its first A350-1000 before year-end

Qatar Airways expects to receive its first A350-1000 aircraft before the year-end, Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said on Wednesday.

Boeing expects order for 2,100 aircraft from Indian airlines

Boeing expects order for 2,100 aircraft from Indian airlines

Boeing Co said on Monday it expects Indian airlines to order up to 2,100 new aircraft worth $290bn over the next 20 years, calling it the highest-ever forecast for Asia's third-largest economy.

Airbus profits fall as engine problems stall deliveries

Airbus profits fall as engine problems stall deliveries

European planemaker Airbus said on Thursday that net profits fell 17% to €1.5bn ($1.8bn) in the first half of the year due to problems with the engines for the new version of its top-selling A320 jet.