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Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force

A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard ‘lost radio communication’ Monday after taking off from the south of the country for a base in Antarctica, Chile's Air Force said.

Turkmenistan Airlines flies to EU again after ban

Turkmenistan Airlines flies to EU again after ban

National carrier Turkmenistan Airlines resumed flights to the European Union on Saturday after a 10-month hiatus triggered by an EU ban.

'Armed men' hijack Papua New Guinea plane, steal baggage

'Armed men' hijack Papua New Guinea plane, steal baggage

A charter airline in Papua New Guinea said armed men hijacked one of its planes Tuesday and forced the pilot to fly to a remote unused airstrip before they made off with the cargo.

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.