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Dramatic scenes as plane engine catches fire in the US

Watch footage from inside the plane as passengers exit via the emergency slides after it ground to a halt at Chicago's O'Hare airport.

Watch footage from inside the plane as passengers exit via the emergency slides after it ground to a halt at Chicago's O'Hare airport.

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19 killed in Russian helicopter crash

Three crew members and 16 passengers died when the Russian-made MI-8 helicopter came down on Friday in bad weather.

Three crew members and 16 passengers died when the Russian-made MI-8 helicopter came down on Friday in bad weather.

Business

Airbus to downsize A380 production

Airbus is planning to build fewer of its A380 superjumbos, slowing assembly to one aircraft per month from 2018.

Airbus is planning to build fewer of its A380 superjumbos, slowing assembly to one aircraft per month from 2018.

Business

As oil prices slip, Qatar introduces airport tax

Following Dubai's example, Qatar's Hamad International Airport in Doha is charging departing and transit travellers to use the facility.

Following Dubai's example, Qatar's Hamad International Airport in Doha is charging departing and transit travellers to use the facility.

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Delta cancels 530 flights as it recovers from major glitch

Air passengers booked to travel on Delta are experiencing a second day of delays as the airline recovers from what it says is a “major system-wide power outage”.

Air passengers booked to travel on Delta are experiencing a second day of delays as the airline recovers from what it says is a “major system-wide power outage”.

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Delta Airlines flights grounded in the US

Delta Airlines planes are stuck on the tarmac in the US after what the company has described as a "major system-wide power outage". The company says the computer glitch is also delaying flights worldw

Delta Airlines planes are stuck on the tarmac in the US after what the company has described as a "major system-wide power outage". The company says the computer glitch is also delaying flights worldw

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Vueling faces Spanish government enquiry after stranding thousands in Barcelona

British Airway’s low-cost sister outfit Vueling may face stiff financial penalties after its executives were called in to meet with representatives of the Spanish government following thousands of pas

British Airway’s low-cost sister outfit Vueling may face stiff financial penalties after its executives were called in to meet with representatives of the Spanish government following thousands of pas

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Much delayed new Nantes airport finally gets a thumbs up

The building of a controversial new airport near Nantes in north-west France has finally been given the go-ahead in a ballot.

The building of a controversial new airport near Nantes in north-west France has finally been given the go-ahead in a ballot.

Business

Frankfurt's Hahn airport gets Asian connection

China's Yiqian Trading Company is buying Hahn airport near Frankfurt in Germany with plans to boost passenger numbers to and from Asia and also increase air freight links.

China's Yiqian Trading Company is buying Hahn airport near Frankfurt in Germany with plans to boost passenger numbers to and from Asia and also increase air freight links.

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Delays and cancellations as French unions begin indefinite transport strike

SNCF workers begun unlimited strike Aviation unions to walkout June 3 to 5 Governtment calls for talks with CGT French unions have upped the ante and launched an indefinite strike, targeting nat

SNCF workers begun unlimited strike Aviation unions to walkout June 3 to 5 Governtment calls for talks with CGT French unions have upped the ante and launched an indefinite strike, targeting nat

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Security alert at Cologne airport

A security alert has caused disruption at Cologne airport in Germany where a man has been arrested on suspicion of entering a secure area without being…

A security alert has caused disruption at Cologne airport in Germany where a man has been arrested on suspicion of entering a secure area without being…

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EgyptAir flight: 'smoke detected in cabin' before plane disappeared

Flight data from the Airbus 320's real-time reporting service ACARS indicated smoke in the toilet, followed by the electronics before communications were lost, according to air industry website.

Flight data from the Airbus 320's real-time reporting service ACARS indicated smoke in the toilet, followed by the electronics before communications were lost, according to air industry website.

Business

Lufthansa boss warns on Brexit

The head of German airline Lufthansa has warned against the "crisis" of Britain leaving the European Union.

The head of German airline Lufthansa has warned against the "crisis" of Britain leaving the European Union.

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World's largest plane lands in Australia

This is the world’s biggest plane touching down in Australia for the first time. Thousands of people turned out in Perth to see the landing. The

This is the world’s biggest plane touching down in Australia for the first time. Thousands of people turned out in Perth to see the landing. The

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World's largest plane touches down in Australia

The world’s largest plane has touched down in Perth. Tens of thousands of enthusiasts gathered in and around the airport to witness the 84-metre-long

The world’s largest plane has touched down in Perth. Tens of thousands of enthusiasts gathered in and around the airport to witness the 84-metre-long

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Solar Impulse aircraft lands in Phoenix, Arizona

Solar Impulse has arrived in Phoenix, Arizona after successfully completing the tenth leg of its record-breaking bid to circle the globe. The

Solar Impulse has arrived in Phoenix, Arizona after successfully completing the tenth leg of its record-breaking bid to circle the globe. The

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Plane skids off runway in Ecuador

A plane carrying 93 passengers skidded off the runway after landing during heavy rain in southern Ecuador on Thursday. It happened at Cuenca airport

A plane carrying 93 passengers skidded off the runway after landing during heavy rain in southern Ecuador on Thursday. It happened at Cuenca airport

Europe

MEPs to vote on passenger data plan

MEPs will vote later on whether to force airlines to share passenger data. The draft bill has been held up for years owing to data protection

MEPs will vote later on whether to force airlines to share passenger data. The draft bill has been held up for years owing to data protection

Europe

MEPs ready for airline data share vote

MEPs could be about to force airlines to share air passenger data. The vote will be held in the European Parliament on Thursday. French Prime

MEPs could be about to force airlines to share air passenger data. The vote will be held in the European Parliament on Thursday. French Prime

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Cockpit crew hailed heroes after Kazakh emergency landing

It could have ended in tragedy. A plane in Kazakhstan was forced to touch down on Sunday without its front landing gear after a technical

It could have ended in tragedy. A plane in Kazakhstan was forced to touch down on Sunday without its front landing gear after a technical

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World's longest aircraft to make maiden voyage this year

The world’s longest aircraft is to make its first flight later this year, it has been announced. Named the Airlander 10, it spans more than six

The world’s longest aircraft is to make its first flight later this year, it has been announced. Named the Airlander 10, it spans more than six