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Civil Aviation

Nigerian aviation college takes delivery of Diamond DA-42 trainers

A Diamond DA 42 aircraft.The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) has taken delivery of the first of 20 new Diamond trainer aircraft ordered from Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft in 2013 to replace an obsolete fleet.

 

C919 jet takes off on maiden flight, to test China's aviation ambitions

A C919 jet.China's home-grown C919 passenger jet took to the skies on its long-delayed maiden flight on Friday, a major step for Beijing as it looks to raise its profile in the global aviation market and boost high-tech manufacturing at home.

   

Nigeria planning national airline

Nigeria planning national airlineNigeria has appointed advisers to help it set up a national airline and develop its aviation infrastructure -- currently seen as a barrier to economic growth -- to create a hub for West Africa, junior aviation minister Hadi Sirika said.
   

Ocean drift analysis shows MH370 likely in a new search area

New search area for Flight MH370A new ocean debris drift analysis shows missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is most likely in a proposed expanded search area rejected by Australia and Malaysia in January, the Australian government scientific agency said.
   

Japan jet may not make money, but aims to revive dormant industry

A Mitsubishi Regional Jet.The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) has been delayed five times and faces rising costs, yet its future as the vanguard of Japanese-built passenger jets seems assured by the corporate muscle behind it and a government set on reviving an aerospace industry dismantled after World War Two.

   

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