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Boeing hits by new 737 max problems

NEW YORK: US regulators have uncovered a possible new flaw in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max aircraft that is likely to push back test flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it had identified the “potential risk” during simulator tests, but did not reveal details. Boeing’s top-selling aircraft was grounded in ...

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Virgin Australia to defer deliveries of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

SYDNEY: Virgin Australia Holdings said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Boeing to delay deliveries of the US planemaker’s now contentious 737 MAX aircraft. Last month, Australia’s civil aviation safety authority suspended Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft from flying to or from Australia, following fatal crashes involving Boeing’s latest ...

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Australia to set up drone-identifying systems

CANBERRA-Sputnik: Drone “hot spots” in Australia are getting sensors to automatically identify the aircraft and their pilots. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Casa) said it would install the equipment at the nation’s airports starting next month. The monitors have been planned for some time, but come in the wake of ...

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Indonesian plane carrying 188 passengers crashes into the sea

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Lion Air passenger jet feared to have crashed on Monday was carrying 189 passengers and crew when it went missing shortly after take-off, a transport ministry official said. The aircraft was carrying 178 adult passengers, one child and two babies, with two pilots and six flight attendants. The ...

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Alaska Air Suicide Flight Highlights Gap in Airport Security

CALIFORNIA: Step inside the cockpit of an empty commercial aircraft and the pilot controls are yours. You don’t need a key or any special passcode to power up the plane and fly it away, whether it’s a small regional jet or a giant twin-deck Airbus A380. The suicide-by-plane Friday at ...

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Chinese warships join Russia in Baltic naval drill

A Chinese soldier waves farewell to Russian fleets as the Chinese-Russian joint naval drill concludes in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, China, September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. – RTSOJ3R Chinese ...

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Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

PERTH: An airline passenger has spoken of her horror when her battery-operated headphones exploded on her face mid-flight. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a warning after the woman, travelling from Beijing to Melbourne on February 19, was left with a burnt face, hand and burnt hair. The woman, ...

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Indian, Ethiopian aircraft make emergency landings

Ethiopian Aircraft at Lahore Airport KARACHI: An Indian aircraft made an emergency landing at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi early on Tuesday, said a source, adding that after a brief stay, the plane took off for its destination in the Middle East. According to the source, the Doha-bound Jet Airways ...

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