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Air New Zealand Airbus A320 crashes in Mediterranean

An Air New Zealand Airbus A320 passenger plane, on a test flight, crashed off France’s southern coast Thursday, killing all seven people onboard, authorities said. The plane plunged into the Mediterranean at 4:46p.m. local, officials said. A witness told French radio he saw the Airbus dive and plunge into the sea. “It was flying straight, then it turned brutally towards …

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Kingfisher Airlines international flights in jeopardy ?

The expansion of Kingfisher Airlines’ much publicised and recent launch international operations, appears to be heading for a cutback even before it has really taken off. AviationWeek’s Neelam Mathews reports “Kingfisher Airlines is likely to stop its international operations following the deepening financial crisis that has hit the Indian airline industry”. She also reports that “Expat pilots and crew at …

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Politics triumphs need and sense in US Air Force tanker tender

Pentagon hands tanker tangle to next presidentBy Andrea Shalal-Esa and Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Defence Department has ended for now a $35 billion (19.9 billion pound) transatlantic aerial-refuelling competition, handing a nagging seven-year headache to the next administration and boosting Boeing Co’s (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) hopes to keep Airbus planes out of the Air Force fleet. …

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