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False Threats Grounding Chinese Flights

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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More Chinese flights have been temporarily grounded, after airline officials reported receiving threats. Air China said it delayed two of its Beijing-bound flights, from Lhasa and Nanchang, due to threats made in phone calls. Security officials checked both planes and the flight from Lhasa was allowed to depart. Monday, a China Southern Airlines flight was […]

EU Seeking New Sanctions in Airplane Trade Dispute

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union is asking the World Trade Organization for $12 billion in new trade sanctions against the United States in the long-running dispute over government aid for the world’s largest plane makers, Airbus and Boeing. The WTO at various times has found both the EU and the U.S. at fault in the dispute — […]

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Solar-Powered Plane on Historic Flight

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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An experimental solar-powered airplane is headed from Europe toward the African continent in a historic flight. Noted Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard took off from Madrid, Spain early Tuesday morning aboard the Solar Impulse, on a 2,500 kilometer trip to Morocco. If successful it will be the first-ever intercontinental flight of a solar-powered airplane. Piccard’s compatriot, […]

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