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Chinese group to buy 70 planes from Airbus

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company has signed an agreement with Airbus to buy 70 A320 family aircraft, an order worth $6.6 billion at list prices, said the European aircraft manufacturer. The order reflects strong demand from

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Western train makers fight back with hi-tech interiors

Trains are likely to become more like long-haul planes, with customised carriages and tablets embedded into hi-tech seats, as Western manufacturers fight back against cheaper Chinese rivals and Europe's railways open up to greater competitio

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Airbus raises 20-year demand to 31,400 jets

Airbus has raised its 20-year demand forecast to 31,400 aircraft, citing growth in emerging markets, with China on the brink of becoming the world's aviation powerhouse. The European planemaker said it saw strong demand for wi

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Don't panic, skies aren't getting more dangerous

More than 700 airline passengers and flight crew have lost lives in the past 150 days in aviation accidents, sparking concerns among some travellers if skies are getting more dangerous. However, experts say "don't be nerv

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Not our job to warn about missiles: ICAO

The UN civil aviation body said on Friday it was not responsible for issuing warnings about potential dangers such as military conflicts, saying that duty fell to individual nations. The role of the International Civil Aviation Au

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Bombardier's CSeries secures new orders

Bombardier's long-delayed CSeries aircraft program received a boost on Monday, when the company announced two tentative orders for a total of up to 24 jets worth nearly $1.6 billion. Montreal-based Bombardier said it had signe

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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 sees 36,770 new plane orders in 20 years

US aircraft maker Boeing projects a demand for 36,770 new airplanes over the next 20 years, up 4.2 per cent from last year’s forecast. The company released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) today in London, estimating

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Nato says not to blame for planes vanishing from radar

Nato said on Sunday it was not to blame for recent incidents in which dozens of aircraft briefly vanished from air traffic control radar screens in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Slovak state Air Traffic Se

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Iran to buy 400 airliners if sanctions lifted

Barred by sanctions from buying Western airliners since the 1970s, Iran has pent-up demand for 400 new planes, Tehran's top aviation official was reported as saying, offering potential billions to manufacturers such as Airbus and Boeing.

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