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Thai Airways launches cargo aircraft


April 12th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) Thai Airways is introducing its first Boeing 747-400 retrofitted cargo aircraft Thursday.The aircraft, designed to carry 100 tonnes per flight to and from Asia, Europe ... Read more...

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Bodies of missing South Korean pilots found months after crash


October 30th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL (BNO NEWS) -- The bodies of two pilots of an Asiana Airlines cargo plane which crashed in the sea off a South Korean island in late July have been recovered, police ... Read more...

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Asiana Airlines pilot took out life insurance policies month before crash


August 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL (BNO NEWS) -- One of the two pilots aboard an Asiana Airlines cargo plane which crashed in the sea off a South Korean island last week had taken out seven life ... Read more...

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Air India pilots strike disrupts Mid-East flights


May 1st, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, May 1 (ANI): Up to 90 per cent of Air India's flights have been affected by a pilots' strike that entered its fifth day on Sunday.In Abu Dhabi, Air India is ... Read more...

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380 Indians to return from Japan Saturday


March 19th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) National carrier Air India will bring back 380 more Indians from quake-hit Japan by Saturday night, a senior official said here."Around 380 passengers will be ... Read more...

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Air India to bring back 383 more Indians from Japan


March 17th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) National carrier Air India will bring back 383 more Indians from quake-hit Japan by Thursday night, a senior official here said."Around 383 passengers will be ... Read more...

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Air India evacuates 3,000 Indians from Libya


March 3rd, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India Thursday said it had brought back around 3,000 Indians from Tripoli, the capital of strife-torn Libya, since it began evacuation operations ... Read more...

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Fourth batch of Indian citizens arrive in India from Libya


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 1(ANI): A fourth special Air India flight carrying 331 Indian citizens, has arrived, here from Libya.Air India flight AI-170 landed at the Terminal-2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport ... Read more...

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212 more Indians return from Egypt


February 3rd, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) A third batch of 212 Indians stranded in Egypt, which is in the midst of a political upheaval, arrived here early Thursday in a special flight.Air India flight ... Read more...

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Qantas to start world’s longest 747 route


January 29th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 28 (ANI): Qantas would reportedly start its services on the world's longest 747 route, flying 13,804 kilometres non-stop from Sydney to Dallas, Texas, later this year.In 1989, Qantas had ... Read more...

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Qantas’ flight woes continue as fault forces US-bound jet to divert to Fiji


January 19th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 19(ANI): A Qantas flight carrying almost 400 people from Sydney to New York was diverted to Fiji after a fuel valve fault, just four days after another safety scare on ... Read more...

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Air China announces second daily nonstop Los Angeles-Beijing flight


January 14th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by BNO News
EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Air China on Wednesday announced that a second daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Beijing will increase travel options between the nation.The flight, operated with ... Read more...

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Cargo Plane Skids On Runway In Sea-Tac Airport


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sea-Tac, Nov 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the wintry weather making its presence felt, disruptions in the flight schedule is something that airline travelers are well-acquainted with. The Sea-Tac Airport in ... Read more...

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Oz hero pilot dodges major disaster once again


November 7th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 07 (ANI): An Australian pilot, who saved 466 lives on a Qantas flight, has dodged a disaster once again.Captain Richard de Crespigny was a passenger on flight QF6 when flames ... Read more...

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Roy Anthony Heaps’ family feud disrupts flight


October 27th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 44-year-old British man has been arrested by the Canadian police after causing a UK bound plane from Florida to make an emergency stop in Canada.The man, ... Read more...

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Jumbo Jet Forced To Land By Roy Anthony Heaps


October 27th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A passenger packed Jumbo Jet was forced to land midway through its flight after a man became involved in a family altercation. The discord ... Read more...

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Plane makes emergency landing after drunken brawl


October 26th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) A Britain-bound plane with 468 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing in Canada after a drunken passenger allegedly had a bust-up with his wife ... Read more...

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Singapore Airlines to offer phone calls, text messages and Wi-Fi Internet on long-haul flights


October 5th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- Singapore Airlines on Tuesday said its planning to offer phone calls, text messages and Wi-Fi Internet on long-haul flights.The carrier said it will debut a range of ... Read more...

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The biggest fireball I ever saw: Dubai crash witness


September 4th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 4 (IANS) "The biggest fireball ever seen" and a "massive 20-storey tower of smoke and flames" was how witnesses described the crash of a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane in Dubai, ... Read more...

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DGCA probe into Air India flight fire expected in two or three days


September 6th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Sep.6 (ANI): The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is expected to complete its investigations into the fire in Air India Boeing 747-400 Riyadh-bound aircraft, certified as airworthy by it two ... Read more...

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43 injured as jumbo jet plunges off Japan coast


February 20th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 20 (DPA) Forty-three people were injured - one suffering a broken neck - when a Boeing 747-400 of the US company Northwest Airlines plunged briefly in violent turbulence off the ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand makes first biofuel-powered commercial flight


December 30th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Dec 30 (Xinhua) Air New Zealand Tuesday successfully conducted the first biofuel powered commercial aviation test flight.The Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet took off from the Auckland International Airport at 11.30 a.m. ... Read more...

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Winona Ryder released from London hospital


November 20th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 20 (ANI): Actress Winona Ryder, who was taken to a London hospital after she fell sick on a flight from Los Angeles to London, has now been released.The Heathers ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand to make first commercial flights powered by Jatropha based fuel


November 12th, 2008 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 12 (DPA) Air New Zealand will make the world's first commercial aviation test flight powered by fuel created from the seeds of the African jatropha plant next month, the airline ... Read more...

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Exploding oxygen tank forced Qantas Manila emergency landing, say Oz investigators


August 29th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.29 (ANI): An exploding oxygen tank forced the emergency landing of a Qantas jet in Manila after it blew a hole in the fuselage, air safety investigators have found. According to ... Read more...

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Qantas ordered to inspect all oxygen bottles on flights


July 27th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Canberra, July 27 (Xinhua) The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia Sunday ordered Qantas to inspect every oxygen bottle aboard its fleet of 30 Boeing 747s. A mid-air explosion had forced ... Read more...

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Engine failure forces US-bound jet to return to Hong Kong


April 5th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hong Kong, April 5 (DPA) A packed passenger plane flying to Los Angeles was forced to return to Hong Kong when flames shot out of one of its engines around an hour ... Read more...

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Sultan of Brunei’s spending habits revealed


November 14th, 2007 - 2:53 am ICT by admin
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