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RAF to take 20 tonnes of supplies to cyclone survivors

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An RAF aircraft is to deliver 20 tonnes of UK aid supplies to countries devastated by Cyclone Idai. The A400M Atlas aircraft will help provide critical aid to the survivors in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The government of Mozambique has declared a national emergency after the cyclone, and the aid with help meet immediate needs Read More

U.S. lawmaker seeks Boeing whistleblowers, some MAX 737 orders in jeopardy

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WASHINGTON/JAKARTA (Reuters) – A U.S. lawmaker on Friday urged current or former Boeing Co and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees to come forward with any information about the certification program for the 737 MAX, which has suffered two fatal crashes in five months. Boeing and the FAA are under global regulatory scrutiny over software and Read More

Some Boeing 737 MAX orders in jeopardy, U.S. pilots try software fix

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JAKARTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets because some passengers say they would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although industry analysts said the deal was already in doubt. Still, Garuda is the first airline to publicly announce plans to Read More

Wall Street stumbles as investors spooked by signs of economic slowdown

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks sold off sharply on Friday, with all three major U.S. stock indexes dropping between 1 and 2 percent as weak factory data from the United States and Europe led to an inversion of U.S. Treasury yields, fueling fears of a global economic downturn. Traders work on the floor Read More

Danger zone: 64yo civilian injured after fighter jet ejector seat triggers during takeoff

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A 64-year-old civilian passenger suffered serious back injuries and was hospitalized after being accidentally ejected from a French Air Force Rafale B fighter jet during take-off. The incident took place at around 2pm local time on Wednesday at the Saint-Dizier air base in northeastern France during a routine training mission. The pilot managed to safely Read More

Boeing makes safety change, Indonesian airline cancels order

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JAKARTA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indonesian airline Garuda said on Friday it would cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, citing concerns over passenger confidence, as Boeing tried to quell safety worries by making a previously optional cockpit warning light compulsory. National carrier Garuda is the first airline to publicly announce plans to scrap Read More

Pakistani jets SHOOT DOWN enemy warplane in hot new MUSIC VIDEO

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India and Pakistan did not get into a full-blown war this month, but the accumulated energy erupted in a Lollywood-style music video in which the Pakistani military takes some pokes at India. There is also dancing… As military promo videos go, this one is a bit on the emotional and artistic side. It shows Pakistani Read More

SpiceJet seeks planes from other sources after India grounds 737 MAX fleet

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A man looks out through a window with an advertisement of SpiceJet Airline, on a commercial building in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave (Reuters) – India’s SpiceJet Ltd said on Friday it was in talks will lessors globally to induct aircraft, in an effort to fill a gap after Read More

India's SpiceJet in talks with lessors to induct aircraft

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A man looks out through a window with an advertisement of SpiceJet Airline, on a commercial building in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave (Reuters) – India’s SpiceJet Ltd said on Friday it was in talks will lessors globally to induct aircraft, in an effort to fill a gap after Read More

Boeing to mandate safety feature in MAX software upgrade: sources

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JAKARTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Boeing Co will mandate on MAX jets a previously optional cockpit warning light, which might have warned of problems that possibly played a role in the recent crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes, two officials briefed on the matter said. An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac Read More