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Iran to manufacture passenger planes


August 6th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 6 (IANS) Iran will manufacture passenger planes, as the country requires 600 such planes in about a decade, an Iranian official has said.According to President of Tehran's Amir ... Read more...

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Britain may allow pet monkeys, pigs on plane


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Pot-bellied pigs, miniature horses and monkeys could be allowed to travel with you on planes under new British transport rules.The guidelines are part of a draft ... Read more...

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Terrorist Mohamed Atta featured in Facebook ad


February 28th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) No one has yet come out with a tangible explanation on how the image of one of the suspects of 9/11 got on a Facebook ad. The ... Read more...

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Iran to buy planes from Russia


December 27th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 27 (IANS) Iran plans to buy small passenger planes from Russia, Xinhua reported Monday.Talks are on for the purchase of 100-seat capacity planes from Russia, Urban Development Minister ... Read more...

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Iran strengthens national fleet with 25 planes


December 19th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 19 (IANS) Iran has enhanced its national fleet with 25 passenger planes since June and plans to purchase 20 more in future, the Tehran Times has reported.The country ... 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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Fighter jets intercept Detroit-bound plane after passengers ‘make out’ in bathroom


September 12th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by BNO News
DETROIT (BNO NEWS) -- Two fighter jets intercepted a Detroit-bound passenger plane on Sunday after two or three passengers were observed behaving suspiciously, officials said. It is believed some sort of sexual ... Read more...

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Obama visits Shanksville crash site


September 12th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday visited Shanksville - the crash site of the United Flight 93, one of the passenger planes hijacked by terrorists Sep ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda behind terror threat to US : Hillary Clinton


September 10th, 2011 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that Al Qaeda was behind a new but unconfirmed terrorist threat against the US.She was referring to the ... Read more...

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Australia to hold 9/11 ceremony


September 8th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 8 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will join US Ambassador to the country Jeffrey Bleich in a ceremony in capital Canberra to mark the 10th anniversary of ... Read more...

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US issues travel alert ahead of 9/11 anniversary


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) The US has issued a worldwide travel alert for American nationals ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.The warning - issued by the ... Read more...

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American history museum to host 9/11 exhibit


September 2nd, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The National Museum of American History in the US capital will soon kick-off a nine-day exhibition of more than 50 objects related to the terror attacks ... Read more...

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Obama, Michelle to attend 10th anniversary of 9/11


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle will attend the events to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack, the White House ... Read more...

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Russia to ban planes without safety systems


June 26th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Planes that do not meet the world's aviation safety requirements will be banned from flights from 2012, Russia has said.In 2009, the federal air transport ... Read more...

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South Korean military apologizes for shooting at Asiana passenger plane


June 20th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- South Korean military officials on Monday apologized after its troops mistakenly opened fire on a passenger plane on early Friday morning when they misidentified it for ... Read more...

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Peanuts on planes are protected by law


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday that there is not much that they can do with regards to getting peanuts off airplanes. The department last year ... Read more...

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Al- Qaeda acquiring weapons in Libya, may target passenger plane


April 5th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 5 (ANI): Militant Islamist group Al-Qaeda is using the ongoing Libyan conflict to acquire weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, which is heightening fears that they could shoot down a passenger plane ... Read more...

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Air traffic controller falls asleep at D.C. airport as jets attempt to land


March 25th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has opened an investigation after the sole air traffic controller at Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) near Washington, D.C. ... Read more...

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UK airports on alert over dummy bomb warnings


December 18th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): UK counter-terrorism officials have said that terror scouts are testing airport security amid fears that regional airports have been targeted for dummy bomb runs.According to the Guardian, counter-terrorist ... Read more...

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Two planes involved in near collision over Mildura in 2009


November 25th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.25 (ANI): Two passenger planes with 443 people on board were involved in a near miss over the outskirts of Mildura outskirts last year after an air traffic controller failed to ... Read more...

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Poor screening placing US air cargo security in a spot


November 14th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): There is reportedly a gaping hole in aviation security, a hole so big about one billion pounds of cargo fly right through it every year, cargo on passenger ... Read more...

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U.S. bans toner and ink cartridges on passenger planes


November 9th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States on Monday announced an immediate ban on toner and ink cartridges over 16 ounces on passenger aircraft, while extending a Yemeni air cargo ban ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda plotting new Lockerbie-style bombings


November 1st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) The Al Qaeda may be planning to conduct new "Lockerbie-style" atrocities, and Britain could be among the frontline targets, experts have said.Fears of a new Lockerbie-style bombing ... Read more...

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Dubai parcel bomb was flown in on two passenger planes


November 1st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Nov 1 (ANI): One of the two bombs posted from Yemen last week was transported on two passenger planes before being seized in Dubai, it was revealed today.The Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Hackers can force a jet’s crash, warns British report


October 19th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) A new breed of cyber terrorists has the capability of breaking into a plane's sophisticated on-board computer systems and forcing it to crash, a security document released ... Read more...

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UFO scare prompts Chinese airport to shut down


October 6th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A Chinese airport temporarily closed on Tuesday amid fears that one of the passenger planes could collide with an unidentified flying object (UFO) that was seen in ... Read more...

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Soon, float unassisted through the sky in ’see-through’ passenger planes!


September 18th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has come up with the idea of building see-through passenger planes in the future, one that will have a completely transparent fuselage.The concept works by ... Read more...

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Sack airline boss to cut costs, says pilot


September 15th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) A Ryanair pilot has ­suggested that the airline's boss should be replaced by a trainee member of the cabin crew to cut company expenses, a media report ... Read more...

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Terrorism still remains a global threat: Canadian PM


September 12th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Sept 12 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has warned that terrorism is still prevalent nine years after the September 11 attacks in America, and added that no country is immune ... Read more...

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NYC Landmarks Board gives go-ahead for mosque near Ground Zero


August 3rd, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday decided that a building, which mosque project organizers want to demolish, does not qualify for landmark status, ... Read more...

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Planes with nine bodies, hundreds of activists leave Israel (Lead)


June 3rd, 2010 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 3 (DPA) Israel early Thursday completed the deportation of hundreds of foreign nationals from its Ben-Gurion International Airport, the country's foreign ministry announced. The bodies of the nine people who ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden Facebook page draws many ‘fans’


April 19th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- Facebook on Friday shut down a page supposedly created by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, ABC News and an Arabic language ... Read more...

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Dutch authorities arrest Boeing 737 pilot who had no valid pilot license


March 3rd, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by BNO News
AMSTERDAM (BNO NEWS) -- A Swedish pilot was arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Tuesday on charges of flying commercial airliners with no valid pilot license for more than 13 years, authorities ... Read more...

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Quake-hit Haiti airport now set to reopen


February 15th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Feb 15 (DPA) Port-au-Prince airport is set to reopen Friday for regular flights, for the first time since a massive earthquake devastated much of Haiti Jan 12. A US Air Force spokesman ... Read more...

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Travellers to US face stricter security measures


December 27th, 2009 - 7:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (DPA) Travellers to the US from abroad were advised Saturday to allot extra time for check-in as Washington upped the security requirements to board a US-bound plane. The new restrictions ... Read more...

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