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Islamic State ‘training pilots to fly in three jets’

Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time that the militant group had taken to the air.

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Lufthansa pilots go on strike in Frankfurt

Pilots locked in a row with Lufthansa over an early retirement scheme announced the second strike within a week at the German airline, this time affecting thousands of travellers at Europe's third-largest airport in Frankfurt.

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Jet Airways pilots suspended after mid-air dive

India's civil aviation regulator said it has ordered Jet Airways to suspend two pilots after a flight to Brussels dived 5,000 feet, forcing air traffic controllers to issue an emergency warning. The Times of India said the cap

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Airways Aviation to launch new pilot training course

Airways Aviation, a leading aviation training academy, will launch its ‘Pilot Training Foundation’ program across the globe to meet the growing requirements of airline fleets worldwide. Classes for aspiring commercial pilots

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Huawei pilot scheme backs ‘green’ supply chain

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has launched a pilot scheme among 24 suppliers to support its global supply chain to go ‘green’, making its end-to-end operations more environmentally

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Female pilot wins Saudi licence

Thirty-five-year-old Hanadi Al-Hindi, has become the first licensed female pilot in Saudi Arabia, a report said. Al-Hindi, who had battled kidney problems, has acquired licence from the Jeddah-based General Authority of Civil Avia

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Missing jet co-pilot 'tried to make call'

The co-pilot of missing Malaysian airliner flight MH370 attempted to make a mid-flight call from his mobile phone just before the plane vanished from radar screens, a report said citing unnamed investigators. The call ended abrupt

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Co-pilot hijacked jet after locking pilot out

A hijacked Ethiopian plane that landed at Geneva airport early on Monday was diverted from Rome by the co-pilot, who sought asylum due to fear of persecution in Ethiopia, a police spokesman said. The unnamed co-pilot, an Ethiopian

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Stunt pilots set for Bahrain airshow thrills

Fearless stunt pilots have been putting their planes through their paces above Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir, ahead of this weekend's Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS). The Huawei Twister Duo teams have spec

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GCC women pilots flying high

Women pilots from across the Gulf and Middle East, including Bahrain, have met to strengthen their growing organisation. Members of the Arabian section of the 99s International Women Pilots Organisation met in Abu Dhabi last week

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