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Civil Aviation

U.S. grants second Airbus licence to sell planes to Iran

A320 production line.The United States said on Tuesday it had issued a second licence to France's Airbus to sell commercial planes to Iran Air, bringing Iran's flag carrier a step closer to receiving new Western jets under last year's deal to ease sanctions.
 

Vintage biplanes attempt Greece-South Africa imperial route

Tiger Moths.Twelve vintage biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s set off from the Greek island of Crete on Saturday bound for South Africa for a 12,800-kilometre (8,000-mile) race never attempted before by so many antique aircraft.
   

Dubai testing drone detectors after several airport incursions

A multicopter drone.Dubai is testing out ways to detect and track drones after a series of high-profile incursions upset flights at one of the world's busiest airports, the airport operator's top official said on Thursday.
   

Australian MH370 report says plane in “increasing rate of descent” when it vanished

Australian report on MH370 crashA new report into missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 says additional analysis of satellite communications from the aircraft was consistent with it being in a "high and increasing rate of descent" when it vanished.
   

Business jet deliveries to fall next year, Honeywell says

A LearJet 75 business jet.Business jet makers will deliver fewer planes next year, deepening a downward spiral caused by slow global growth, political tensions and low oil prices, according to a forecast Honeywell International Inc released on Sunday.
   

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