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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.

Aeronautical college to acquire 14 training aircraft

Aeronautical college to acquire 14 training aircraft

Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC) has signed agreements to purchase 14 advanced aircraft for training purposes in addition to two simulators of the same aircraft type.

EU demands urgent talks with US over airline laptop ban

EU demands urgent talks with US over airline laptop ban

The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension of a ban on passengers taking laptops into the cabins of commercial aircraft to include some European countries.

Singapore Airlines launches green-package biofuel flights

Singapore Airlines launches green-package biofuel flights

In a bid to reduce international aviation emissions, Singapore Airlines has launched the world's first "green package" flights powered in part by sustainable biofuel produced from used cooking oil.

Dubai Aerospace to buy aircraft leasing firm AWAS

Dubai Aerospace to buy aircraft leasing firm AWAS

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd (DAE) announced a takeover of Dublin-based aircraft lessor AWAS on Monday, adding more than 200 planes to its fleet.

Polish leader's jet likely exploded just before 2010 crash

Polish leader's jet likely exploded just before 2010 crash

The plane that crashed and killed Poland's president and 95 others in 2010 probably disintegrated in mid-air when explosives were detonated on board, a Polish government commission said on Monday.

IranAir may receive first Boeing jet a year earlier

IranAir may receive first Boeing jet a year earlier

IranAir may get its first new Boeing jetliner a year earlier than expected under a deal to take jets originally bought by cash-strapped Turkish Airlines, Iranian media and industry sources said.