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UK and Chinese nationals among 19 killed in Nepal plane crash


September 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- Seven British and five Chinese tourists were among nineteen people who were killed Friday when a small passenger plane crashed in the Nepali capital, local authorities said. ... Read more...

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Air India Dreamliner engine failure during pre-delivery test


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) US federal aviation authorities are investigating an engine failure on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane built for Air India during a pre-delivery taxi test in Charleston, ... Read more...

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21 foreigners dead in Nigeria air crash


June 6th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 6 (IANS) Twenty-one foreign nationals, including Indian co-pilot Mahendra Singh Rathore, were among the 193 dead in Sunday's air crash in Nigeria, aviation authorities said Wednesday.Eight Americans, six ... Read more...

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Pakistan grounds all private jets for checks


April 24th, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) In the wake of last week's deadly plane crash near here, Pakistan's aviation authorities Monday grounded all passenger aircraft run by private companies in the ... Read more...

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Russia restricts Belarusian airline


April 6th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarusian national airline Belavia said it has been barred from performing flights to all destinations in Russia except Moscow.Russia and former Soviet state Belarus have ... Read more...

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Mexican airline to return to the skies under new owners


February 26th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) Mexican airline Mexicana de Aviacion, grounded since August 2010 while in bankruptcy proceedings, is set to return to the skies under new ownership.Early this month, ... Read more...

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Hong Kong airport handles single-day record of 1,057 flights


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by BNO News
HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world's busiest airports, handled a single-day record of 1,057 incoming and outbound flights late last week, aviation authorities announced on ... Read more...

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All 19 on board dead in Nepal plane crash


September 25th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 25 (IANS) A small aircraft crashed near here Sunday morning, killing all 19 people on board, but the grief and anxiety of the victims' families was compounded after ... Read more...

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Russia may halve training time for pilots to meet shortage


August 31st, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's aviation authorities are reportedly considering halving the training time for the country's airline pilots in a bid to end a shortage of crew in ... Read more...

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Russia suspends airline after crash kills 47


July 14th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Thursday suspended the licence of a Moscow-based airline following a plane crash that killed 47 people last month.Aviation authorities suspended the licence of Rusair, ... Read more...

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Iceland volcano ash could reach Britain: Report (Lead, changing dateline)


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Ash from an Icelandic volcano eruption could reach northern Scotland by Tuesday as there are no signs of winds that might sweep it away, a media ... Read more...

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7 die in Brazil plane crash


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, April 22 (IANS/EFE) At least seven people died Thursday after the small plane in which they were flying crashed shortly after takeoff in the capital of the Brazilian ... Read more...

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Poland to reconstruct jet crash that killed president


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland plans to reconstruct the crash that killed then Polish president Lech Kaczynski, a top official said.A Tu-154 plane that crashed near Smolensk, in western Russia, in ... Read more...

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Snowstorms effect: New Year plans take a hit (Roundup)


December 29th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/London/Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS) Snowstorms in the US and Russia played spoil sport for those planning to travel ahead of the New Year as major airports like the ones in New York ... Read more...

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New York blizzard: Residents asked to be patient amid chaos


December 29th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 29 (IANS) Authorities are doing all they can to clear streets of snow and abandoned vehicles, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said as he appealed to the residents ... Read more...

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Missing Nepal plane wreck found, all 22 feared killed


December 16th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 16 (IANS) Helicopters scouring eastern Nepal for a small aircraft that went missing minutes after taking off a day ago located its wreck in a deep forest over 9,200 ft ... Read more...

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Plane with 22 on board missing in Nepal


December 15th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 15 (IANS) A small aircraft with 22 people flown by domestic airline Tara Air went missing in eastern Nepal Wednesday afternoon minutes after taking off, aviation authorities said.The aircraft was ... Read more...

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Ryanair pilot’s cost cutting idea: replace boss Michael O’Leary


September 15th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): A senior Ryanair pilot has proposed a novel way for the budget carrier to save even more money - replacing boss Michael O'Leary with cabin crewmember.Morgan Fischer outlined ... Read more...

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New airline seat ‘Skyrider’ is world’s tiniest


September 14th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 14 (ANI): A new airline seat, which is said to be the tiniest, is set to be unveiled at a US aircraft show this week.The seat, dubbed as the "Skyrider", ... Read more...

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Air India to lose Kathmandu-Kolkata monopoly


August 25th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) From Oct 1, India's national carrier Air India will lose its monopoly on the Kolkata-Kathmandu-Kolkata sector with independent Nepali airline Buddha Air beginning its inaugural flights ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan showcase aviation wares at Farnborough airshow


July 19th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri Farnborough (Britain), July 19 (IANS) Led by their respective state-run agencies, India and Pakistan are exhibiting their aviation wares at the Farnborough International Airshow that got underway Monday at ... Read more...

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Volcanic ash cloud may return and disrupt air-travel in UK


May 16th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, May 16 (ANI): The volcanic ash cloud that threw the European aviation industry out of gear is showing signs of returning, as it had most recently disrupted flights in Scotland.The current ... Read more...

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Spain partly closes air space due to volcanic ash cloud


May 8th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid/Hamburg, May 8 (DPA) Spanish aviation authorities Saturday closed the air space over northern Spain as a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland arrived in the region. The airports of Santiago de Compostela, ... Read more...

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Ireland reopens western airports early following volcanic ash cloud


May 7th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Irish aviation authorities on Friday decided to reopen six western airports early after a volcanic ash cloud from Iceland forced them to close.The Irish Aviation Authority ... Read more...

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Ireland to close airspace over western coast on Friday due to volcanic ash


May 7th, 2010 - 2:46 am ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Irish aviation authorities on Thursday said that a new cloud of volcanic ash will force new restrictions on Friday.The Irish Aviation Authority said flights in and ... Read more...

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Volcanic ash grounds flights in Ireland, Scotland


May 4th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London/Dublin, May 4 (DPA) All flights in and out of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland were halted Tuesday as ash from an Icelandic volcano drifted into the region's airspace. The ... Read more...

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American Airlines delays Chicago-Beijing route


April 27th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by BNO News
CHICAGO (BNO NEWS) -- American Airlines on Monday decided to delay the launch of its new, daily, nonstop service between Chicago and Beijing, saying it was unable to secure commercially viable landing ... Read more...

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European no-fly zone shrinks, but remains subject to change


April 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London/Reykjavik/Copenhagen, April 20 (DPA) The no-fly zone over Europe caused by a cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano was ratcheted back Tuesday, with flights able to operate over a swathe of ... Read more...

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Federal Aviation Administration supports air traffic return in Europe


April 20th, 2010 - 3:44 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expressed Monday their support of the European Commission’s decision to resume air traffic in parts of continental Europe.“Safety is the ... Read more...

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Philippines defends airline safety after EU ban


March 31st, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Manila, March 31 (DPA) The Philippines Wednesday defended the safety of its airlines after the European Union banned all airlines from the South-East Asian country from flying into Europe. Alfonso Cusi, director general ... Read more...

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Rain-related incidents kill 11 in Pakistan


February 9th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (DPA) Heavy rains in Pakistan's north-western region and the Himalayan territory of Kashmir that is divided between India and Pakistan killed at least 11 people over the past 24 ... Read more...

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Balloon boy’s dad heads to jail


January 12th, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 12 (DPA) The father who triggered a massive alert after falsely claiming his six-year-old son was adrift in an experimental helium balloon headed to jail Monday to serve a ... Read more...

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Tougher airport measures, more restrictions on air passengers


December 27th, 2009 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 27 (IANS) Canada Saturday introduced tougher security measures at its airports following a failed attempt to blow up a flight in Detroit by an al-Qaeda-linked Nigerian man Friday. All passengers flying ... Read more...

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New price war in air as SpiceJet eyes Nepal


December 13th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 13 (IANS) A new price war is in the offing with India's national carrier Air India and private-sector Jet Airways keeping their fingers crossed as low-cost Indian airline ... Read more...

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Six killed in Sharjah air crash


October 21st, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 21 (DPA) Six people were killed Wednesday when a Sudanese cargo plane crashed while taking off from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the head of the emirate's aviation ... Read more...

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