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Civil Aviation

Benghazi airport opens after three year closure

Benghazi airport operational againBenghazi international airport officially reopened for commercial flights amid a heavy security presence at the weekend after a three-year closure due to fighting in the city.

Seychelles debris not from MH370

Seychelles aircraft debris not from, MH370Pieces of debris found in Seychelles are not from missing flight MH370, which vanished in March 2014 on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board Malaysia said.

Possible plane debris found off Seychelles, Malaysia told

Possible pieces of MH370 found off SeychellesSeychelles on Thursday reported the discovery of two pieces of debris that seemed to be from an aircraft and said it had notified Malaysia, whose Flight MH370 vanished in 2014 with 239 people aboard.

Airbus, Boeing report June 2017 commercial aircraft orders, deliveries

A A380 flies past a Boeing flag.Boeing and Airbus delivered 75 and 64 commercial jets in June 2017, respectively, compared to 74 and 64 during the same month last year. This year to date, Boeing has delivered 352 jets (375 by this time last year), while Airbus has delivered 306 (298 in 2016).


Climate change may hinder aircraft takeoffs in years ahead

Global warming will affect aircraft takeoffs and landings.Extreme heat over the next several decades will make it more difficult for full planes to get off the ground, requiring airlines to offload fuel, cargo and at times even passengers to manage smooth takeoffs, according to a study by a research unit of Columbia University released on Thursday.


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