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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...