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A Flybe Bombardier Dash-8-400 (G-JECL) takes off from Manchester Airport, England. (Photo by Arpingstone via wikimedia)
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Airline News

Flybe To Cut 300 Jobs In Europe

Posted January 24, 2013 by AFP

Low-cost airline Flybe said on Wednesday that it intended to cut 300 jobs to slash costs.

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Kingfisher Airlines Boeing 727 (N727VJ) at Mumbai. (Photo by Sean d'Silva via wikimedia)
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Kingfisher Must Win Bankers’ Permission To Fly Again, Minister Says

Posted January 23, 2013 by AFP

India’s aviation minister warned grounded Kingfisher that the debt-laden carrier will need to get clearance from its bankers to fly again.

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Airbus A350 XWB MSN-001. (Photo by P. Masclet/Airbus)
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Manufacturer News

Airbus Fears A350 Delays Following Boeing Battery Issues

Posted January 23, 2013 by AFP

European aircraft maker Airbus is wary that problems which have grounded rival Boeing’s 787 could also delay the launch of the A350.

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Lufthansa's first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (D-ABYA) takes off on a test flight. (Photo by Boeing)
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Government News

Are European Airlines Profiting From Shelved EU Carbon Tax?

Posted January 23, 2013 by AFP

Airlines made up to $670 million last year by passing on a carbon surcharge to travellers despite the EU’s freeze of the controversial tax.

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Kuwait Airways Airbus A300 destroyed during Iraqi invasion.
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Airline News

Kuwait Airways Finally Wins Iraqi Compensation For Planes Destroyed During 1990 Invasion

Posted January 22, 2013 by AFP

Kuwait MPs Tuesday ratified a settlement deal under which Baghdad will pay $500 million for 10 plundered planes.

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A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER takes off from Washington on a delivery flight. (Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren)
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Airline News

Cathay Pacific To Flight Attendants: Hurry Up And Retire

Posted January 22, 2013 by AFP

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific on Tuesday asked its cabin crew to volunteer for early retirement as part of its cost-cutting measures.

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A UK Army Air Corps Westland Apache WAH-64D Longbow (ZJ206).
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Military News

Apache Helicopter Gunner Prince Harry Killed Taliban During Afghanistan Tour

Posted January 21, 2013 by AFP

Britain’s Prince Harry said he killed Taliban fighters during his stint as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan.

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There is a Virgin Atlantic aircraft somewhere in this photo. (Photo by Simon Allardice via Flickr, CC-BY)
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Airline News

Europe Airports Crippled By Snow For Second Straight Day

Posted January 21, 2013 by AFP

Hundreds of flights were cancelled across much of Europe on Monday as heavy snow and freezing weather gripped the continent.

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An Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 (PK-AXF) spotted at Kuala Lumpur. (Photo by Kentaro IEMOTO via Flickr, CC-BY-SA)
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Airline News

AirAsia Scraps Plan For New Singapore Airline

Posted January 21, 2013 by AFP

Asia’s largest low-cost carrier has scrapped plans for a Singapore joint venture due to high operating costs and lack of market potential.

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An Iran Air Boeing 747SP. (Photo by Tom Alfano)
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Iranian Airlines Face Rough Skies

Posted January 21, 2013 by AFP

Sky-rocketing fuel prices, a drop in passengers and foreign currency shortages have forced Iran’s aviation sector into turbulent times.

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