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Airbus: We should fly like geese to save fuel and CO2

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Airbus presented a real innovative idea yesterday at the Dubai Air Show to reduce the environmental footprint of civil air transport. In the future we should fly like geese, it saves both fuel and CO2 emissions. (leehamnews.com) More...

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DAS19: A321XLR Sees Further Success at Day 3, Boeing Scores More Intent for MAX...

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As day three comes to a close at the Dubai Air Show, the orders have continued to roll in for both Airbus and for Boeing. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airbus Wins $14.4B Narrowbody Order from Air Arabia

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Air Arabia placed a firm order for 120 Airbus narrowbodies worth an estimated $14.4 billion on Monday at the Dubai Airshow. The deal covers 73 A320neos, 27 A321neos, and 20 A321XLRs for the Middle East/North Africa low-cost carrier, augmenting its current fleet of 54 A320 family aircraft. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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What it takes to be a space pilot

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With the expansion of commercial space exploration, more pilots will be needed. Here's how they get the job. (www.astronomy.com) More...

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FAA administrator tells team to 'take whatever time needed' on 737 MAX

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U.S. Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson told his team to “take whatever time is needed” in their review of Boeing Co’s (BA.N) 737 MAX, reiterating that the path to approval is “not guided by a calendar or schedule,” (in.reuters.com) More...

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MH17: Intercepted calls indicate high-level Russian ties

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Investigators pursuing the criminal prosecution of individuals over the destruction of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have revealed evidence of close links between high-ranking Russian officials and the leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in Ukraine. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Dubai Air Show: Emirates boss says he took too long to accept climate crisis

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"I quite like Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg for having brought a real focus to the issue; a focus on the fact that we are not doing enough at the speed we should be," said Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates. (www.bbc.com) More...

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American Airlines admits 'soap spill' did not divert flight

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American Airlines now says a spilled cleaning product did not cause the nefarious noxious odor that led to a flight being diverted when two cabin crew members passed out. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Qantas challenges Airbus, Boeing to offer better deal on ultra-long haul jets

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Qantas has asked Airbus and Boeing for a better deal on planes capable of non-stop Sydney-London flights before deciding whether to place an order. "We asked them to go back and re-look at that to sharpen their pencils because there still was a gap there," Qantas International Chief Executive Tino La Spina told an investor briefing on Tuesday after Qantas outlined plans for capital spending to average A$2 billion ($1.36 billion) a year. The Australian airline is considering launching… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Boeing, Air Astana Announce Intent To Buy 30 737 MAX Airplanes

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Air Astana intends to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to serve as the backbone of its new low-cost airline FlyArystan, the Kazakh flag carrier and Boeing announced at the Dubai Airshow. The companies today signed a letter of intent for the 30 airplanes with a list price value of $3.6 billion. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

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Global Regulators Aren’t Aligned in Boeing 737 Max Recertification

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Global aviation regulators have yet to formulate a unified approach to getting the grounded Boeing Co. 737 Max airliner back into service after two fatal crashes, a division that risks undermining public trust in the industry’s safety record, according to Alexandre de Juniac, the head of the IATA association of global airlines. “The point on which we have to pay attention is for the regulators to be aligned,” de Juniac said in an interview with Bloomberg TV in Berlin. “Otherwise the… (skift.com) More...

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Qantas Unhappy With Airbus And Boeing’s Project Sunrise Offers

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It may not be day five thousand four hundred and eighty six in the Project Sunrise saga, but it sure feels like it. Reports in Australian media today have Qantas knocking back both offers from Boeing and Airbus, asking for a better price and more comprehensive guarantees and conditions. A report in The Sydney Morning Herald has Qantas saying no to the best and final Project Sunrise offers submitted by both Airbus and Boeing in June 2019. Qantas International Chief Executive Tino La Spina says… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Nigerian bureau probes another Air Peace 737 incident

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Nigerian investigators have disclosed that they are looking into another serious incident involving local carrier Air Peace, the fourth within six months. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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DUBAI: Air Senegal seals MoU for eight A220-300s

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West African carrier Air Senegal has signed for Airbus A220-300s at the Dubai air show. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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How Lufthansa Is Turning An Airbus A350 Into A Private Jet

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Announced today at the Dubai Airshow, Lufthansa Technik is ready to embark on the world’s first head of state cabin onboard an Airbus A350-900 (simpleflying.com) More...

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Lawsuit against Boeing seeks to hold board liable for 737 MAX problems

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A shareholder lawsuit filed on Monday accused Boeing Co’s board of doing nothing to investigate the safety of the 737 MAX until the fast-selling plane suffered a second deadly crash in five months. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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PIA to commence direct flights to US from 2020: sources

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Sources told ARY News that the national flag-carrier will initiate direct flights between Pakistan-US from the month of April next year and the PIA administration sought permission from the American officials for it besides providing related documents and plans. Sources added that PIA will utilise its long-range Boeing 777 aircraft for the flight operation to the US. It is pertinent to mention here that a team of homeland security of US had visited Pakistan to overview of the arrangements for… (arynews.tv) More...

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Emirates announces US$ 16 billion order for 50 A350 XWBs at Dubai Airshow

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Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, today announced a firm order for 50 A350-900 XWB aircraft worth US$ 16 billion (AED 58.7 billion) at list prices at the Dubai Airshow 2019. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, delivery of the first Emirates A350 XWB is expected in May 2023, and will continue until 2028. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive, signed the deal with Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer from Airbus. This purchase… (www.emirates.com) More...

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Russia’s Utair navigates around bankruptcy – for now

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In a boost of confidence for the airline’s partners and its passenger customers, Russia’s biggest state-controlled bank has agreed to support the financially-stricken large Russian carrier Utair which, at the same time, posted more than one billion roubles (US$15.5 million) of net income in the first nine months of 2019. Sberbank, Russia’s largest financial institution, has confirmed that it has no intention to pull the plug on its Utair Airlines customer and has instead approved a new… (www.rusaviainsider.com) More...

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Russia’s Smartavia expands at St Petersburg as it continues fleet renewal

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Private Russian airline Smartavia, former Aeroflot off-shoot Nordavia Airlines, is expanding its flight schedule from St Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport as it proceeds with its planned fleet renewal programme. In the current IATA winter schedule, Smartavia has added four new routes from Russia’s second biggest city, including scheduled services to Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, and the other three are domestic services to Izhevsk, Rostov-on-Don and Ufa, thereby bringing the total number of… (www.rusaviainsider.com) More...

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Utair acquires more B737NGs while waiting for its delayed B737 MAXs

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While waiting for US planemaker Boeing to resume the deliveries of its grounded B737 MAX, Utair Airlines has continued to upgrade its fleet with the addition of earlier generation aircraft. Russia’s sixth largest airline has announced a contract with the Carlyle leasing company for the delivery of two Boeing 737-800s, both of which are configured with single-class economy cabins containing 186 seats. The airline also said it is negotiating for the deliveries of a further two 737NGs in 2020. (www.rusaviainsider.com) More...

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New Zealand Airline Derails Thousands of Holiday Travelers

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Thousands of travelers will have to reconsider their flight plans after Air New Zealand announced changes to its international schedule during peak holiday time. Due to engine issues on some Boeing 787-9 aircraft, Air New Zealand has canceled a number of international flights from December 10 until January 5, 2020 which will impact up to to 14,000 travelers. "Based on the maintenance needs of our engines, we expect some will need to be inspected in December and January and then serviced by… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Air Namibia’s flight schedule to Frankfurt is already back on track

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After a minor collision at Frankfurt of one of their A330s with a Korean Air aircraft Air Namibia is already back on track. (www.we.com.na) More...

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DAS19: Boeing Scores 737 MAX Order, Sells More Dreamliners

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Day two at the Dubai Air Show concluded in a surprising manner for Boeing. The American planemaker has managed to confirm orders for its 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner programs. Even though the 737 MAX has now been grounded for an unprecedented 251 days—making it one of the longest commercial aircraft groundings in history—there was some show of support for the struggling aircraft, after Sun Express officially confirmed an order for an additional 10 737 MAX aircraft recently, adding on to its… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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SpiceJet in Talks With Boeing to Buy More 737 MAX Planes at Dubai Air Show

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Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd. is in talks with Boeing Co. to buy more 737 Max aircraft to feed its expansion plans, a deal that could mark a Dubai Airshow coup for the grounded narrow-body. A sales lull for the Max, idled globally since March, allows SpiceJet to acquire planes at a lower cost, Chairman Ajay Singh said in an interview with Bloomberg TV at the biennial event. He said the carrier is looking to set up a new hub in the Middle East and expand to eastern Europe. (www.business-standard.com) More...

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Boeing, SunExpress Sign Order for 10 Additional 737 MAX Airplanes

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SunExpress is exercising options for 10 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to continue renewing its fleet and growing its position in the leisure travel industry, the airline and Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today at the Dubai Airshow. The purchase, valued at $1.2 billion according to list prices, adds to a previous SunExpress order for 32 MAX airplanes. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

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Emirates’ Tim Clark Slams Airlines Over Poor Use of Airbus A380

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Emirates’ President Sir Tim Clark has always been a strong advocate of the A380 and says Airbus will rue the day it cancelled the superjumbo program. In an exclusive interview with Andreas Spaeth in Berlin on the eve of his upcoming 70th birthday and ahead of the Dubai Air Show, he reflected on the past, present and future of the A380 in the first of a two-part series. (www.airlineratings.com) More...

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Boeing is pressuring the FAA to clear the 737 Max to fly sooner

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Boeing is pressuring the FAA to clear the 737 Max to fly sooner, even as some airline staff beg not to be put back on it (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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Garuda Indonesia takes delivery of its first A330neo

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Garuda Indonesia has received its first A330-900. This new generation widebody aircraft is the first of 14 A330-900s ordered by the airline. (www.airbus.com) More...

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Airbus-backed tournament unveils first electric racing aircraft

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An Airbus-backed air racing tournament unveiled an electric-powered sports aircraft on Sunday, billed as the world’s first, as the European planemaker seeks to boost its green aerospace technology. (ca.reuters.com) More...

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Broward County Mayor Wants to Prevent 737 Max From Operating at FLL

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The mayor of Broward County wants to prevent the troubled 737 Max aircraft from operating at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as Boeing tries to get the plane back in the sky. (www.nbcmiami.com) More...

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Airbus exec: Boeing’s 737 Max grounding benefits no one

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DUBAI — Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer forcefully rejected the notion that his company is benefiting from the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max fleet while speaking to CNBC during the Dubai Air Show. “I really need to correct that cultural belief. This does not benefit anyone in this industry, the least of which would be Airbus,” Scherer told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble on Sunday. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Embraer Sells Three E190 Jets To CIAF Leasing In Dubai

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Egyptian leasing firm, CIAF Leasing, has signed a firm order for three Embraer E190s at the Dubai Air Show, valued at $161.4 million at current list prices. The three aircraft will join the Cairo-based company’s existing fleet of three E170s and two E195s, which are due to be delivered shortly. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Biman Bangladesh Orders Two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

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The Dubai Air Show kicked off well for Boeing, as Biman Bangladesh has placed an order two 787-9 Dreamliners. In October, Boeing had logged an order for a pair of 787-9s for an undisclosed customer. However, today’s announcement by Biman Bangladesh confirms that these two aircraft will find a new home in Dhaka. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Air Peace Purchases Three Additional Embraer E195-E2 In Dubai

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Embraer’s first announcement at the Dubai Air Show 2019 is an additional order from Air Peace, Nigeria’s biggest airline, for three E195-E2s valued at $212 million at current list prices. This order is a confirmation of purchase rights that the airline is exercising from an order that was signed in April, setting Air Peace to be the first E-Jet E2 operator in Africa. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines Expands in Tampa to Boost Winter Travel

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In a bid to attract additional traffic this winter vacation, Spirit Airlines SAVE introduced additional flights connecting Tampa with other destinations in the United States. As part of its expansion plan, this low-cost carrier started operating non-stop flights connecting Tampa International Airport with New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and Indianapolis International Airport. The above-mentioned daily flight services commenced on Nov 14, 2019. Moreover, the… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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United joins Southwest, American in new 737 MAX delay

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United Airlines said Friday it pushed back its expected date for Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft to return to service, following similar announcements by rivals Southwest and American Airlines. The US air carrier now says it expects flights to resume on March 4, 2020, two months later than a previous estimate, implying the cancellation of thousands of scheduled flights. The top-selling Boeing jets have been grounded since March of this year following the second of two crashes which left 346… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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NUMSA plans further strike in S.Africa's aviation industry after SAA talks go nowhere

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A union that called a strike at South African Airways (SAA) threatened on Sunday to shut down the country's entire aviation sector with further industrial action after talks with the state-run carrier ended without a deal. SAA was forced to cancel hundreds of flights as a result of the strike that began on Friday. The airline said it would cost it 50 million rand ($3.36 million) per day and jeopardise crucial talks with lenders around much-needed funding, threatening its survival. The… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Two planes in 'minor' collision at Frankfurt airport

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An Air Namibia plane collided with a Korean Air jet after landing at Frankfurt airport on Saturday evening, officials said, adding that no one was injured. Both aircraft were damaged in what Air Namibia on Sunday called "a minor accident". A spokeswoman for Frankfurt airport said the incident happened at around 6:00 pm (1700 GMT) on Saturday. She said no one was injured and the reasons for the crash remain unclear. "The left wing of an Air Namibia plane collided with the… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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New Ethiopian airline Dreamliner named "Tel-Aviv"

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Ethiopian Airlines names new Dreamliner plane ‘Tel Aviv’, Aircraft’s moniker said to have been a secret that was to be revealed at Ben Gurion Airport ceremony. (www.timesofisrael.com) More...

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Southwest Air Pilots Say Boeing May Be Rushing 737 Max's Return

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Southwest Airlines Co.’s pilots union stepped up its criticism of Boeing Co., saying the planemaker may be trying to rush the return to service of its grounded 737 Max. (www.bnnbloomberg.ca) More...

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American Airlines flight attendants have literally begged not to work on the Boeing 737 Max when it returns, union boss says

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"I hear from flight attendants every day, and they're begging me not to make them go back up in that plane," Bassani said, according to The Dallas Morning News. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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Airbus In Talks To Develop A Potential A350neo

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Airbus has a pretty solid product line. Now, the aircraft manufacturer appears to be looking forward. Aviation Week reports that Airbus is looking for a potential engine supplier for a re-engined Airbus A350 aircraft. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Midwest Express hopes to launch service in January

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The newly-revived Midwest Express Airlines is planning to have its reservation system up and running by Christmas and hopes to launch its first flights in January 2020. Midwest Express president Greg Aretakis feels that it'll be better launch flights after the holiday season because the airline's target market is business travelers, and there is less business travel when the holidays are saturated with leisure travelers. (biztimes.com) More...

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Boeing 737 declares mid-air emergency over Florida as engine shuts down

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A passenger plane has made a 'mayday' distress call after its engine shut down (www.dailystar.co.uk) More...

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