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Russia Unveils New Stealth Fighter at Moscow Air Show

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia is showing off its next generation stealth fighter for the first time at a highly publicized air show that opened Tuesday near Moscow. Russian air force commander-in-chief Alexander Zelin said the Sukhoi T-50 is expected to enter service in the next three or four years. The fighter has been touted as a rival to […]

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German Air Traffic Controllers Call Strike

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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The German air traffic controllers’ union has called a strike for Tuesday morning. The union is asking members to stay off the job for six-hours in a pay dispute. The union called the latest wage offer unacceptable and said there was no alternative to a strike. A similar planned walkout was blocked last week by […]

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German Air Traffic Controllers Call Strike

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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The German air traffic controllers’ union has called for a strike Tuesday morning. The union is asking members to stay off the job for six-hours in a pay dispute. The union called the latest wage offer unacceptable and said there was no alternative to a strike. A similar planned walk-out was blocked last week by […]

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Foreigners in Uzbekistan to Pay for Air Travel in Foreign Currency

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Starting Friday, foreigners in Uzbekistan will have to pay for plane tickets for all domestic and international flights in foreign currency. The government of the central Asian country announced the new regulation Wednesday. Under the new regulation, foreigners purchasing airline tickets in Uzbekistan must pay for them with foreign currency instead of the Uzbek som. […]

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German Court Blocks Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Frankfurt court has issued an injunction blocking Germany’s air traffic controllers from holding a six-hour strike on Thursday. The labor court handed down its decision Wednesday, but the air traffic controllers’ union can appeal the ruling to a higher court. The strike, which was announced Tuesday, was scheduled to take place Thursday between 6 […]

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Russia Rejects Polish Report on Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian investigation has dismissed a Polish report partially blaming Russian air traffic controllers for the 2010 crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski and 95 other people. Alexei Morozov, chief of the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee panel that investigated the crash, said Tuesday the controllers had given the pilots precise guidance and that the […]

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Russia Rejects Polish Report on Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian investigation has dismissed a Polish report partially blaming Russian air traffic controllers for the 2010 crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski and 95 other people. Alexei Morozov, chief of the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee panel that investigated the crash, said Tuesday the controllers had given the pilots precise guidance and that the […]

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German Air Traffic Controllers Threaten Strike

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German air traffic controllers say they will hold a six-hour strike on Thursday in support of their demands for better pay. The air traffic controllers’ union Tuesday announced its members voted overwhelmingly to strike, with more than 95 percent of its 5,000 members voting in favor of the walkout. The union says it sees no […]

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Pilot Errors Outlined in 2009 Air France Crash

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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French investigators probing the 2009 crash of an Air France jet over the Atlantic have released a report linking pilot errors to the deadly accident and calling for better pilot training to cope with an emergency. The report from the French air accident investigation agency says the pilots of Air France 447 did not realize […]

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Paris Air Show Opens With New Jumbo Jets

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Airbus and Boeing have opened the 49th Annual Paris Air Show with over $20 billion in orders for more than 200 aircraft. Airlines executives say they are interested in energy-efficient models at this year’s show. The mid-size passenger jets – the Airbus A-320 and the Boeing 737 – are receiving many inquiries. The two major […]

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