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Heathrow’s Third Runway plans in jeopardy


September 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sep 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Environmentalists as well as the people who reside in the flight route of Heathrow have vowed to take action if expansion plans are made so as to ... Read more...

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Cash-strapped Greece cuts government jets


August 28th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Greek government has officially announced it was getting rid of a set of three jets as part of the debt-laden country's cost-cutting efforts.A government ... Read more...

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Russia denies Finnish airspace violation


August 25th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Defence Ministry Friday denied that the country's planes violated Finnish airspace.On Friday, the Finnish Defence Ministry stated on its website that "a Russian ... Read more...

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Russian Air Force to get 180 new aircraft


August 11th, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force will receive 180 brand new planes and helicopters by the end of the year, a military official said.Air Force Commander in ... Read more...

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Man, teen sent back to US over exploitation fears


July 26th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A man travelling with a teenage boy was sent back to the US following concerns that he planned to sexually exploit the youngster to tourists during ... Read more...

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China to build 80 small airports


July 21st, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) China will build at least 80 small airports by 2015 in the country, the aviation authority has said.According to a recent State Council guideline, the country ... Read more...

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36 WW-II British fighters found in Myanmar


July 8th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 8 (IANS) The remains of 36 British Spitfire aircraft, which were secretly buried during the World War II in what was then Burma to prevent them from ... Read more...

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Airline flies man to Sweden instead of France


June 30th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A professional surfer who thought he was on a plane to France was shocked when he discovered he was about to touch down in Sweden after ... Read more...

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Air India won’t take Dreamliners till compensation fixed (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Air India will not take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner planes from Boeing till the finalisation of the compensation for the delay in supplying the ... Read more...

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India signs $640-mn deal for 75 Pilatus trainers


May 24th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India Thursday signed a $640 million (Rs.2,900 crore) deal with Swiss firm Pilatus to buy 75 basic trainers for the Indian Air Force (IAF), an ... Read more...

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Three Pakistan Navy officers convicted for Karachi attack


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Three Pakistan Navy officers have been convicted for their negligence of security measures during a deadly attack at the PNS Mehran base in Karachi last ... Read more...

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Russian stewardess fired for tweet on Sukhoi crash


May 11th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A stewardess from Russia's largest airline Aeroflot has been fired after she left a derogatory comment on Twitter about the fatal crash of a Sukhoi ... Read more...

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India clears $600-mn deal for air force trainers


May 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday gave the Indian Air Force to buy 75 basic trainer planes from a Swiss firm under a long due deal worth $640 ... Read more...

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Pakistan may buy new Sukhoi superjets


May 9th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pakistan's Air Indus airline has shown interest in buying eight Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplanes, the Russian manufacturer said Wednesday."The client is interested in purchasing eight ... Read more...

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Rs.11 crore unpaid by VIPS for flying in IAF planes


May 7th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) VIPs travelled by IAF planes and helicopters on 1,888 occasions over three years since April 2009, raking up a Rs.28.83 crore bill, of which Rs.11 ... Read more...

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Air India fined $80,000 in US


May 4th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) India's national carrier Air India has been slapped a civil penalty of $80,000 by the US Transportation Department for failure to comply with rules concerning extended ... Read more...

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20 Chinese held for protesting at airport


April 14th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) A total of 20 angry passengers have been "punished" in Chinese metropolis Shanghai for protesting on an airport taxiway and demanding compensation for a delayed flight.The ... Read more...

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Hot air balloon disrupts flights in London


April 13th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Flights were temporarily halted Friday in London's second largest airport Gatwick after a hot air balloon flew into its airspace.Planes had to wait on the tarmac ... Read more...

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Night flights to increase at Heathrow


April 10th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) The number of night flights in and out of London's Heathrow airport could increase as the government is considering a plea from a Gulf carrier to ... Read more...

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Man denies spending $11m on wedding


April 6th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 6 (IANS) A Chinese rich coal tycoon has denied reports he spent 70 million yuan ($11 million) on a lavish wedding for his daughter. Xing Libin, reported to ... Read more...

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Mallya summoned by DGCA to explain Kingfisher status


March 19th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines' Chairman Vijay Mallya has been summoned by the aviation regulator to give a clear outlook for the financially troubled carriers' operations and future ... Read more...

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New Zealand grounds ATRs after finding cracks


March 18th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) More than 3,000 passengers were affected Sunday when Air New Zealand grounded its fleet of ATR aircraft following the discovery of hairline cracks in one plane.The ... Read more...

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Chinese air force trains 300 women pilots


March 9th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) A total of 328 women pilots have been trained by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force over the past six decades, according to government figures.The ... Read more...

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‘Mad Men falling man’ advert condemned by 9/11 families


March 1st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some 9/11 victim families have condemned the recent Mad Men advert calling it “tasteless” and “insensitive.” The billboard of the ad has been placed in New ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda leader arrested in Egypt


February 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 29 (IANS) A senior leader of terror outfit Al Qaeda was Wednesday arrested at the Cairo International Airport after his arrival from Pakistan, official Egyptian news agency MENA ... Read more...

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As fliers suffer, Kingfisher asked to furnish revised schedule (Roundup)


February 21st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines has been asked by the aviation regulator to file a revised flights schedule in 24 hours as passengers suffered for the fourth ... Read more...

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Regulator reviews situation, asks Kingfisher for revised schedule


February 21st, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Director General of Civil Aviation Tuesday said it had asked crisis-hit carrier Kingfisher to come up with a revised flight schedule by Wednesday and ... Read more...

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Cannot advocate banks bailing out Kingfisher: Singh


February 21st, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government cannot advocate a bail-out of Kingfisher Airlines by banks, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Tuesday ahead of a meeting of the cash-strapped ... Read more...

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Jay Z’s private jet lawsuit dismissed


February 7th, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Rapper Jay Z has ended a legal battle over allegations that he failed to pay for his flights on a private jet.Bosses at Air Platinum Holding ... Read more...

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Fireman as ATC! Tirupati airport officials to face action


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) A senior airport official and a helpful a fireman at the Tirupati airport guided a Jet Airways flight carrying around 60 passengers to land January 9 ... Read more...

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Fake flying people stun New York City residents


January 31st, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The “flying people” that have been spotted in the skyline of New York City over the last couple of weeks are meant for publicity stunt. Huffington ... Read more...

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Woman pilot hurt in Pakistan Air Force plane crash (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) A woman pilot and her flight coordinator were injured when a Pakistan Air Force training aircraft crashed Wednesday in Punjab province, a media report said.The small ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $280 mn on new planes for Kremlin


January 20th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's presidential administration is placing a tender for the delivery of three modified Tu-214 passenger jets worth about nine billion rubles ($280 million).The delivery of ... Read more...

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Passengers at Raipur airport more than double


December 31st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 31 (IANS) The Raipur airport recorded a passenger flow of over 70,000 people per month in 2011 as compared to 30,000 a month in 2010, airport officials said ... Read more...

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Himachal demands night landing facilities at airports


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday asked the central government to provide technically advanced night landing and take-off facilities at airports in the state."We ... Read more...

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