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Iranian rescuers find ATR-72 crash wreckage, search continues

The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people onboard was found in central Iran on Monday, February 19, 2018, officials from the region told state media, although aviation authorities could not confirm …

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Agonising wait continues for relatives of Iran plane crash

Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news, as rescue teams search for wreckage BBC News reports. The Aseman Airlines ATR72 passenger plane crashed …

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Pratt & Whitney under fire from U.S. regulators for engine risks

Engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney for the latest Airbus A320neo single-aisle jetliner pose a shutdown risk, the U.S. aviation regulator warns. The warning comes after European regulators raised their concerns about potential inflight shutdown …

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Russia joins the race for Iran’s market with Sukhoi’s Superjet

A Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 landed at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport in Iran on February 12, 2018, with a team of engineers on board. For the Russian plane manufacturer, this presentation is part of a …

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Airbus A321LR completes nonstop Paris - New York test flight

Airbus announced that on February 13, 2018 its long-range aircraft A321LR successfully completed nonstop flight between Paris (France) and New York (U.S.) for the first time. According to the manufacturer, the A321LR “has the longest …

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Robert Dalboth named as new managing director of En Route International

En Route International, the dnata-owned travel food solutions company, has appointed Robert Dalboth as global managing director. Dalboth previously held the role of finance director and has been a key member of the En Route leadership …

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U.S. FAA and Singapore reaffirm ties, sign revised safety pact

On February 6, 2018, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) signed a revised Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement on the sidelines of the recent Singapore Airshow 2018. According to …

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Air Senegal to start operations by April 2018, exec says

Air Senegal, the national carrier of Senegal, will begin operations before April 2018, Philip Bohn, the Chief Executive of the airline said on February 11, 2018. The exec also admitted that the carrier is still …

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Airbus engine flaws halt A320neo deliveries

Shares in Airbus fell on February 12, 2018, after sources reported that the European plane maker stopped delivering its A320neo jets powered by Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan (GTF) engines and halted pre-delivery test flights …

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Emirates inks $16B A380 superjumbo order with Airbus

On February 11, 2018, Emirates announced affirming an order for 36 Airbus A380s. The $16 billion worth deal, already labeled a lifeline for the stagnant-in-sales superjumbo, was previously announced in January 2018, as Memorandum of …

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