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Etihad Sued For Up To €2 Bln By Air Berlin Administrators

Etihad Sued For Up To €2 Bln By Air Berlin Administrators The administrator for failed carrier Air Berlin is seeking damages of up to EUR€2 billion (USD$2.26 billion) from former shareholder Etihad Airways. The Landgericht Berlin regional court in a statement said the insolvency administra... Read More

December 16th, 2018
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Branson’s Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic successfully rocketed to the edge of space and back. The firm's SpaceShipTwo passenger rocket ship reached a height of 82.7km, beyond the altitude at which US agencies have awarded a... Read More

December 16th, 2018
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Stansted Airport: Drone ‘missed landing plane by 15m’

Stansted Airport: Drone 'missed landing plane by 15m' A drone flying more than 20 times the allowed height came within 15m (50ft) of a Boeing 737 approaching a runway at Stansted Airport in Essex. The plane was flying at 10,000ft (3km) and coming in to land on 17 August when the captain spotte... Read More

December 16th, 2018
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Philippines ditches Russian Helicopter deal amid fears of US sanctions

Philippines ditches Russian Helicopter deal amid fears of US sanctions While many countries, such as India, Turkey and Indonesia have decided to stick to their Russian arms deals despite the threat of sanctions under the US CAATSA, some states have decided to play it safe and avoid ending up in t... Read More

December 9th, 2018
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PrivatAir Files For Insolvency

PrivatAir Files For Insolvency Swiss charter airline PrivatAir and its German subsidiary have ceased operations and started insolvency proceedings. The airline said a number of events had impacted on its business forecast and viability, forcing the companies to file for insolvency. Headquar... Read More

December 9th, 2018
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Air New Zealand Unions To Strike Dec 21

Air New Zealand Unions To Strike Dec 21 Two ground staff unions at Air New Zealand have given notice of a strike on Friday December 21, expected to affect over 40,000 passengers. Air NZ said in a statement that the Aviation and Marine Engineers Association (AMEA) and E tū unions notified the ... Read More

December 9th, 2018
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Ryanair compensation claims to go to court

Ryanair compensation claims to go to court The Civil Aviation Authority has said it is taking legal action against Ryanair over its refusal to compensate thousands of UK-based customers. Their flights were cancelled or delayed over the summer because of strikes by Ryanair pilots and cabin crew... Read More

December 9th, 2018
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