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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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Gulf airspace congestion 'a major issue'

Leading aviation experts discussed ways to tackle key air traffic management issues including the problem of Gulf airspace congestion at this year's Global Aerospace Summit held in Abu Dhabi. NATS, a leading UK-based air traff

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Crimea closes air space to commercial flights

Ukraine's Crimea has closed its airspace to commercial flights, five days ahead of a referendum organised by its pro-Russia authorities called to join the Black Sea region to Russia. A Ukrainian airline plane was turned back o

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In new apps, hand gestures control the action

Like waving a wand, new apps are bringing a bit of magic to computers, enabling users to zoom, pan and control the action with hand gestures. A new app store called Airspace, launched by San Francisco-based company Leap Motion las

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Iran 'repelled unidentified plane from airspace'

Iran said it has repelled an unidentified aircraft violating its airspace, after Washington reported a US surveillance drone was shot at by Iranian warplanes last week. Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi appeared to b

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Iraq denies airspace use by Iran to ship Syria arms

Iraq on Thursday denied a Western intelligence report that said Iranian aircraft had flown weapons and military personnel over Iraqi airspace to Syria to help President Bashar al-Assad battle an 18-month-old uprising. The allegati

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Dubai's $7.8bn airport expansion wins approval

Dubai Airports' $7.8 billion airport and airspace expansion programme will boost capacity at Dubai International from 60 million to 90 million passengers per year by 2018.  The company announced today that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

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Mideast airspace 'needs de-congestion'

The Middle East has seen phenomenal growth of air traffic due to increasing levels of traffic being diverted to this regional hub. This is causing significant pressure on the region's air traffic control operations, a report said. With

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UK airspace may close due to volcanic ash

Parts of British airspace may have to close from Sunday until Tuesday due to volcanic ash from Iceland, the government said on Saturday. Different parts of airspace including the south east, where Europe's busiest airport Heathrow is l

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Oil rises above $84 on equities

Oil rose past $84, nearing last week's trading ranges before the closure of European airspace and legal action against Goldman Sachs, as upbeat corporate results re-injected optimism into commodities markets. Apple reported bigger-than

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