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Airbus exploring hybrid-electric aircraft technology

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Airbus is working on hybrid-electric propulsion among the options for reducing jetliner emissions, the European planemaker said on Friday. It disclosed the initiative in a...

Taiwan says Chinese fighters, US aircraft both entered defence zone

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Six Chinese fighter aircraft and a US reconnaissance aircraft entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Sunday, the island’s defence...

Ethiopia denies its military aircraft crossed border into Sudan

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Ethiopia has denied a Sudanese allegation that an Ethiopian military aircraft crossed the border into Sudan. Sudan said on Wednesday that the aircraft entered its...

Boeing finds flaws in fuselage of some Dreamliners; eight aircraft affected

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Boeing Co said on Friday that some airlines operating its 787 Dreamliners have removed eight jets from service after the planemaker identified two distinct manufacturing...

Tripoli forces hit eastern Libyan cargo plane near capital

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An eastern Libyan military plane was hit on Sunday by forces allied to the internationally recognised government near the capital Tripoli, both sides said. The...

Tanzania protests aircraft impoundment

Tanzania summoned Canada’s envoy to protest after an aircraft set to be delivered to state-owned Air Tanzania was impounded in a land compensation dispute,...

Antonov’s An-178 lands first export order in Peru

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Ukraine’s state-owned defence conglomerate Ukroboronprom has won a tender to supply the An-178 aircraft to Peru.   The contract to replace the Peruvian police’s single Antonov...

Algerian military aircraft crashes

An Algerian military aircraft crashed while a training flight, killing two people, the defence ministry said. The Russian SU 24 aircraft crashed on Wednesday in...

Radical experimental plane with no moving parts wows scientists

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Some 115 years after the first powered flight, scientists have developed a radical new approach toward flying in the form of a...

“Critical maintenance events” impact on SAAF maritime patrol capabilities

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Aircraft used by the SA Air Force (SAAF) for the maritime patrol tasking are not only in short supply - they are...

Russia’s Rostec says aiming for aviation independence amid sanctions

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Russia wants to achieve full independence in its ability to develop civil aircraft in order to avoid being "pushed around" by dominant...

Drop charges against senior Rwandan officials – French prosecutor

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A French prosecutor recommended dropping charges against eight senior Rwandan officials, including the defence minister, being investigated over the death of President...

South Sudan plane crash claims at least 19 lives

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At least 19 people died in South Sudan when a small aircraft carrying passengers from Juba to Yirol crashed, an official said....

Airbus predicts need for 37 400 new airliners over next 20...

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The world's passenger aircraft fleet will more than double to 48 000 aircraft in 20 years with traffic growing at a resilient...

Malta stops migrant spotter aircraft flight

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Malta stopped a small aircraft used to search for migrant boats in the Mediterranean from operating out of the country, the German...

Wreckage of missing Kenya aircraft found

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The wreckage of a small passenger plane which went missing flying to Nairobi has been found, a senior government official said. The Cessna...

Aircraft missing in Kenya

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A search for a small passenger plane that disappeared in Kenya was called off for the evening but will resume at dawn,...

UAE denounces Somali seizure of cash

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The United Arab Emirates denounced the seizure by Somali security staff of several million dollars from one of its civilian aircraft at...

Twelve dead in DR Congo military plane crash

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A military cargo plane crashed in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa killing 12 crew members, the defence minister said. "I confirm...

South Sudan grounds UN aircraft in airport row

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South Sudan grounded planes belonging to United Nations peacekeepers in a dispute over control of the airport in Juba, a government spokesman...

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