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Delta to buy 50 Airbus jets in $14bn deal

European planemaker Airbus has won a crucial order worth roughly $14 billion at list prices from Delta Air Lines for 50 long-haul, wide-bodied jets, three people familiar with the matter said. The order, to be split between the al

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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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Saudi, UAE jets join raids on IS

Aircraft from Saudi Arabia and the UAE joined US warplanes in a new wave of bombing raids yesterday against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the US military said. Coalition fighter jets and robotic drone planes conducted six stri

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French, US planes strike Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq yesterday (September 25), and the United States hit them in Syria, as a US-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join.

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Bahraini fighter jets join Syria strikes

Bahraini fighter jets have joined US-led air strikes in Syria to prevent extremist fighters from expanding throughout the region. The US operation included the Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) and military forces from Saudi Arabia,

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India sends jets as plane sparks alert

The Indian Air Force scrambled fighter planes from an air base after two commercial passenger aircraft sought to enter Indian territory from Pakistan using similar identification codes, sparking a security alert, a report said. Tw

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Boeing clinches $56bn Emirates 777X jet order

Dubai-based Emirates airline has placed a record-breaking order for 150 Boeing 777X jetliners valued at $56 billion at list prices, said the top US plane maker in a statement. First announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airs

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Syrian jets bomb eastern rebel towns near Iraq, 16 dead

Syrian jets bombed on Saturday rebel-held eastern areas close to the border with Iraq under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, killing and injuring dozens in stepped up raids against the militant group since its Iraqi offsh

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Jets 'must be allowed to use army airspace'

Commercial jets should be allowed to use military airspace to ease air traffic congestion in the Gulf, according to an international aviation body.   The International Air Transport Association (Iata) claims one

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Saudi, BAE finally agree on Eurofighter price

British defence contractor BAE Systems has agreed pricing with Saudi Arabia over a long-running Eurofighter jet deal with the kingdom, the company said on Wednesday. BAE has had to trim its full-year earnings forecasts for the las

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