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Middle East aviation set for further liftoff

Middle East aviation set for further liftoff

Middle East aviation is set for further liftoff with projected strong economic growth, rising middle class incomes, and increased consumer spending on services in addition to evolving airline business models.

No timeline on Boeing MAX return to skies: US regulator

No timeline on Boeing MAX return to skies: US regulator

The United States aviation regulator is under no time pressure to give permission for the troubled Boeing 737 MAX to return to the skies, its chief said Wednesday.

South African Airways begins talks with unions over strike

South African Airways begins talks with unions over strike

South African Airways on Saturday started mediated talks with unions, one day after its workers launched an open-ended strike that forced the embattled airline to ground hundreds of flights.

Singapore baggage handler jailed for swapping luggage tags

Singapore baggage handler jailed for swapping luggage tags

A Singaporean baggage handler has been jailed for 20 days for swapping tags on nearly 300 suitcases at the city-state's airport, causing them to end up at wrong destinations around the world.

Lufthansa scraps 1,300 flights over two-day German strike

Lufthansa scraps 1,300 flights over two-day German strike

Lufthansa said Wednesday it was scrapping 1,300 flights as German cabin crew pressed ahead with a two-day strike, plunging passengers into travel chaos amid an escalating row over pay and conditions.

Boeing says up to 50 planes grounded globally over cracks

Boeing says up to 50 planes grounded globally over cracks

Boeing announced Thursday up to 50 of its popular 737NG planes had been grounded after cracks in them were detected, in another blow to the US aircraft maker following two deadly crashes.

Boeing makes progress on 737 MAX, but FAA needs weeks to review

Boeing makes progress on 737 MAX, but FAA needs weeks to review

Boeing Co is making progress toward getting its 737 MAX aircraft in the air again but the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will need at least several more weeks for review, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said ...

What a no-deal Brexit could mean for UK Europe aviation

What a no-deal Brexit could mean for UK Europe aviation

The possibility of a no-deal Brexit remains very much alive. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is committed to leaving the EU on October 31, despite Parliament passing a law ...

Beijing hopes glitzy new airport will take off as aviation hub

Beijing hopes glitzy new airport will take off as aviation hub

Beijing's new futuristic airport that resembles a giant starfish -- opened days before the country celebrates the 70th anniversary of communist rule -- promises to transform the Chinese capital into a major Asian aviation hub.

Greta Thunberg leads Montreal climate strike amid aviation emissions talks

Greta Thunberg leads Montreal climate strike amid aviation emissions talks

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who inspired a ‘flight-shaming’ movement against air travel, is spearheading a climate change strike on Friday in Montreal ...

France moves to lift secrecy on deadly 1968 plane crash

France moves to lift secrecy on deadly 1968 plane crash

French authorities are working to declassify military files linked to a mysterious crash more than 50 years ago of an Air France plane that plunged into the Mediterranean just minutes before it was due to land ...

British Airways pilots' strike enters second day

British Airways pilots' strike enters second day

A landmark strike by British Airways pilots entered its second day on Tuesday with more travel chaos -- and no end in sight to the long-running dispute over pay.