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AirAsia probe examines computer glitch, crew response

Investigators probing the crash of an AirAsia jetliner are examining maintenance records of a key part of its automated control systems, and how the pilots may have handled the plane if it failed, two people familiar with the matter said.

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Gulf Air invests $20m to upgrade A330 fleet

Gulf Air has invested $20 million to upgrade four of its Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft in line with global best practices, it has emerged. The national carrier's acting chief executive Maher Salman Al Musallam yesterday (Janu

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Airbus, Space wins deal to build Tetra system in Lebanon

Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract from Lebanon’s Ministry of Interior for a terrestrial trunked radio (Tetra) communication system for the country’s General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) through its local value-add

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Emirates, Airbus hold A380 workshop for kids

Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus, in collaboration with Emirates, held its newest ‘Little Engineer’ workshops at the Emirates Engineering Centre in Dubai, UAE. The two-day workshop welcomed 100 students, introducing them

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Jazeera Airways to sell 15 Airbus A320s for $507m

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways plans to sell 15 Airbus A320 aircraft owned by its fully-owned Sahaab Aircraft Leasing for $507 million as part of a strategic shift to a leased aircraft operation and a focus on the passenger airline business.

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Airbus beats Boeing in 2014 order race

Airbus clung to the top spot in commercial plane orders by confirming it outsold Boeing last year, while failing to close a gap in deliveries that leaves its US rival as the world's largest plane manufacturer for the third year running.

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More AirAsia wreckage found despite bad weather

A multinational team searching for a crashed AirAsia passenger jet found another large underwater object believed to be part of the plane, but persistent bad weather hampered efforts on Sunday to locate its black box recorders and recover bodies

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Indonesia recovers 40 bodies at sea from missing jet

Indonesian rescuers searching for a missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people recovered 40 bodies and wreckage from the sea off the coast of Borneo on Tuesday as relatives of those on board broke down in tears on hearing the news.

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Missing AirAsia aircraft presumed crashed in sea

A missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people is presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries in the region offered to help Jakarta in the search and recovery effort. The Indonesia AirA

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Pratt's engine for Airbus jet wins certification

Pratt & Whitney, a major manufacturer of aircraft engines for both civil and military aviation, said its engine for Airbus' A320neo family of narrowbody airplanes has won certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration.

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