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Philippines implementing reforms to improve air safety rating


September 14th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The government of the Philippines is implementing further aviation reforms in the hopes of restoring the country's air safety rating in the United States, officials said on ... Read more...

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10 injured as plane makes emergency landing in Lahore


August 31st, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured when a passenger plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Pakistan's Lahore city Friday, reported Xinhua, citing local ... Read more...

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Civil Aviation Authority to replace regulator DGCA: Ajit Singh


July 17th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) would soon be replaced with a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to regulate the troubled sector, which has been ... Read more...

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Emergency landing: Pakistani dailies laud lack of stuffy protocol


July 12th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) The emergency landing of an Air India plane in Nawabshah was handed professionally by India and Pakistan and indicated progress in the relations between the neighbours, ... Read more...

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Four killed in Russian chopper crash


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least four people have been confirmed dead after a helicopter crashed near an airfield in Russia's Far East Yakutia region, UTair airlines said ... Read more...

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Pilot killed in South African jet crash


July 1st, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 1 (IANS) A pilot was killed after a jet plane crashed at an air show in South Africa, Xinhua reported.The pilot lost control over the jet -- a ... Read more...

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Nigeria suspends airline firm’s operations after crash


June 6th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, June 6 (IANS) The Nigerian government has suspended the operations of Indian-owned Dana Air, whose aircraft carrying 153 people crashed into a two-storey building in southwestern Lagos State Sunday ... Read more...

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Hundreds feared dead after Nigerian jet crashes in Lagos


June 4th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
LAGOS, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- A plane carrying more than 150 people crashed in a densely populated area of Nigeria's economic capital Lagos on Sunday, killing everyone on board and many more ... Read more...

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Nigeria mourns plane crash victims


June 4th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 4 (IANS) Nigeria Monday began a three-day national mourning for the 193 people who died in one of the country's worst plane crashes that occurred Sunday.The Dana Air ... Read more...

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Pakistan aircrash: Black box to be taken to US


May 4th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The black box of a Pakistani passenger aircraft that crashed last month killing 127 people will be taken to the US for decoding, a media report ... 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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Gilani orders plane crash probe, official hints at blunder (Roundup)


April 21st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday ordered a judicial probe into Friday's airliner crash near here in which all 127 people on board were ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani plane shouldn’t have been allowed to land’ (Second Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) With Pakistani authorities confirming that 127 people perished in Friday's plane crash, a top official of the country's meteorological department has said the Bhoja Airlines ... Read more...

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Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 127 (Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday announced a judicial probe into the air-crash near here that killed 127 people. Several staff of the airline ... Read more...

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Boeing offers to assist Pakistan in crash probe


April 21st, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) US aircraft company Boeing has offered technical assistance to Pakistan in the investigation into the plane crash near here that killed 127 people Friday.In a ... Read more...

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Plane with 127 on board crashes in Pakistan, no survivors (Night Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) A Pakistani passenger plane carrying at least 127 people crashed in stormy weather and burst into flames while approaching Islamabad airport Friday evening. There were ... Read more...

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118 killed in Pakistan plane crash (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) At least 118 people were killed in Pakistan when an airliner with a 127-strong complement on board crashed near Islamabad city Friday evening in inclement weather, ... Read more...

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Plane carrying 127 passengers crashes in Pakistan


April 20th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A Pakistani airliner with 127 passengers on board reportedly crashed near Chaklala airbase in the garrison town of Rawalpindi Friday, Geo News reported.The plane belonged to ... Read more...

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Plane with eight people goes missing in Chile


March 23rd, 2012 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 23 (IANS) A small plane with eight people onboard went missing in Chile shortly after taking off Thursday, the civil aviation authority said.The plane, a Beechcraft BE300, disappeared ... Read more...

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UAE launches ‘Aviation Encyclopedia’


February 26th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 25 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched an avivation encyclopedia to enhance and strengthen the knowledge and professional awareness in most aviation aspects.AviPedia, or the ... Read more...

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UAE signs air services deal with Britain


February 16th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has updated an air services agreement with Britain that allows full flexibility on flight routes, capacity of passengers, frequencies and types ... Read more...

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Big Chinese chopper passes cold weather flight test


February 13th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 13 (IANS) China's first independently-developed large civil helicopter has passed a cold weather flight test, said China Aviation Industrial Helicopter Co. Monday.The flight testing period for the 13-tonne ... Read more...

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UAE signs civil aviation pact with Bahrain


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 22 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bahrain.The pact, meant to promote mutual acceptance of ... Read more...

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China launches Asia’s largest helicopter


January 5th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) China's largest-ever civil helicopter Thursday got certification from the civil aviation administration, the country's civil aviation authority, People's Daily reported.The move marks the official approval for ... Read more...

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US drone crashes in Seychelles


December 13th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Victoria, Dec 13 (IANS) A US drone Tuesday crashed at the Seychelles International Airport after the aircraft developed engine problems, an official said.The US Air Force remote-piloted MQ-9 drone crashed ... Read more...

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Pakistan takes control of Shamsi airbase as US leaves


December 11th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Pakistan's defence ministry Sunday took control of the Shamsi airbase as the US vacated the facility after the government ordered this following the NATO strikes ... Read more...

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UAE, Cote d’Ivoire sign air services agreement


December 7th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 6 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has signed an air services agreement with Cote d'Ivoire, it was announced here Tuesday.Omar Bin Ghaleb, deputy director general of the UAE General Civil ... Read more...

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UAE, US discuss aviation cooperation


December 4th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 4 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the UAE and the US have discussed cooperation in the aviation sector, it was announced Sunday.The discussions were held here between Saif Mohammed ... Read more...

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Jet to operate all flights to London despite strike


November 29th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Jet Airways Tuesday said it would operate all its three flights to London Wednesday despite a 24-hour nationwide strike in Great Britain, an official said.The airline ... Read more...

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China looks for potential pilots on college campuses


November 29th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) Having been hit by an acute shortage of pilots, China's civil airlines are approaching university graduates through campus recruitment drive.The step to massively recruit and train ... Read more...

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Drones to patrol skies above Olympic Stadium


November 25th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The London police and military will not be leaving anything to chance during the next Olympic Games which will take place in the country, reports say. The ... Read more...

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Pilots safe after emergency landing in Karachi


November 25th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Two Pakistani pilots emerged unscathed after their trainer aircraft had to make an emergency landing in the southern port city of Karachi.According to Pakistan's civil aviation ... Read more...

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New Zealand pilot miraculously escapes death after crash


November 24th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A pilot in New Zealand literally cheated death when his helicopter suddenly crashed while he was putting up a seven-storey Christmas tree, with the incident ... Read more...

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Italian military plane crashes in Dubai


November 18th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 18 (IANS) An Italian military aircraft that participated in an airshow here crashed into the sea off Dubai Friday morning, but no casualties were reported.The accident occurred about ... Read more...

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$63 bn Dubai Airshow closes


November 18th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Dubai Airshow has closed after a successful week that saw $63.3 billion worth of orders for aircraft, maintenance services and flight training programmes, it was ... Read more...

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