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Qatar refutes UAE claims at ICAO panel meeting

Qatar refutes UAE claims at ICAO panel meeting

The Chairman of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority Abdullah bin Nasser Turki al-Subaey has refuted UAE’s allegations that Qatari fighters intercepted its civilian aircraft.

Two dead after cargo plane crashes in Nepal

Two dead after cargo plane crashes in Nepal

The wreckage was found scattered across a mountain at an altitude of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet).

Ash cloud from Hawaii volcano sparks red alert for aviation

Ash cloud from Hawaii volcano sparks red alert for aviation

An aviation red alert means a volcanic eruption is under way that could spew ash along aircraft routes, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says on its website.

Aiming for clearer skies: Air France-KLM to name interim CEO on Tuesday

Aiming for clearer skies: Air France-KLM to name interim CEO on Tuesday

Air France-KLM's board meets on Tuesday morning to appoint an interim chief executive for the Franco-Dutch airline, who will have to tackle French unions emboldened after the departure of previous boss ...

Qatar, Iraq co-operate in aviation security, safety

Qatar, Iraq co-operate in aviation security, safety

The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday announced steps towards co-operation with and providing support for the civil aviation sector in the fraternal Republic of Iraq.

US airlines can still fly over Russia, Moscow says

US airlines can still fly over Russia, Moscow says

US airlines are still able to fly in Russian air space, the transport ministry assured on Wednesday despite a transit agreement between Washington and Moscow expiring shortly.

Pilot hailed as 'American hero' for landing stricken jet

Pilot hailed as 'American hero' for landing stricken jet

Captain Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women fighter pilots in the US Navy, was hailed as an American hero Wednesday for calmly landing a stricken passenger jet after a midair engine explosion that killed a mother-of-two.

Algeria in mourning after its most deadly plane crash

Algeria in mourning after its most deadly plane crash

Algerians on Thursday mourned 257 people killed in a military plane crash the day before, the country's worst-ever aviation catastrophe, with no indication yet of the cause.

Kuwait Airways halts Beirut flights as Syria tensions grow

Kuwait Airways halts Beirut flights as Syria tensions grow

Kuwait's national carrier halted flights to Beirut on Thursday citing security concerns, after an air safety watchdog warned of potential military strikes on Syria in the coming days.

Astad signs MoU with US firm on Qatar aviation project

Astad signs MoU with US firm on Qatar aviation project

Qatar’s project management consultancy Astad has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AECOM, an American infrastructure firm, to identify mutual business opportunities and promote collaboration on an aviation project in Qatar.

Indonesia's Lion Air buying 50 Boeing 737's in $6.2 bn deal

Indonesia's Lion Air buying 50 Boeing 737's in $6.2 bn deal

Indonesia's Lion Air is buying 50 Boeing 737 MAX 10 airplanes in a deal valued at about $6.2 billion, the firms said Tuesday, as the carrier looks to cash in on a transport boom in the Southeast Asian nation.

Air France says 7 days of strikes cost company 170 mn euros

Air France says 7 days of strikes cost company 170 mn euros

Air France said Tuesday that seven day-long strikes since February by workers demanding higher pay are set to cost it 170 million euros ($209 million).