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October 19, 2017 4:09 PM Boeing boosts its plans for self flying planes with investment in autonomous tech firm

Boeing Co said on Thursday it invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based firm that develops technologies enabling autonomous flight such as drones. In addition to the undisclosed investment, Boeing said the two companies will also explore products and applications for emerging markets such as urban mobility. It was the first investment in autonomous 9

October 17, 2017 1:05 PM Eurowings sees $1 bln-plus revenue boost from Air Berlin deal

DUESSELDORF, Germany Oct 17 (Reuters) - Eurowings should get a revenue boost of more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) a year from parent Lufthansa's deal to buy part of Air Berlin, Eurowings Chief Executive Thorsten Dirks said on Tuesday. Lufthansa signed a 210 million euro deal last week to take over 81 of Air Berlin's roughly 130 planes to cement 3

October 16, 2017 4:52 PM Israel says strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery in response to fire

Israel's military carried out an air strike on an anti-aircraft battery in Syria on Monday after it fired at its planes, while vowing it sought no further escalation in the war-torn country. Israeli planes were on what the military described as a "routine reconnaissance mission" over neighbouring Lebanon when an anti-aircraft missile was fired in their 4

October 14, 2017 12:34 PM ALEX BRUMMER: Philip Hammond's risking it all with his unenthusiastic approach to Brexit

For a politician under sustained fire for his unenthusiastic approach to Brexit, Philip Hammond is surprisingly unmoved. There would be no resignation, despite the call from his illustrious predecessor Nigel Lawson. The clamour for money to smooth the Brexit process, whatever the outcome of the negotiations, has caused the Chancellor to shift his stance 8

October 11, 2017 7:18 AM Donald Trump is given a 'range of options' for responding to North Korea's nuclear threat as US flies two supersonic bombers over Korean peninsula in 'show of force'

Two supersonic US bombers flew over the Korean peninsula in a 'show of force' against Kim Jong-Un on Tuesday, as Donald Trump was presented with options for dealing with North Korea. The two US B-1 bombers carried out a training exercise with Japanese and South Korean military aircraft amid growing tension over North Korea's nuclear programs. That was despite 8

October 6, 2017 11:51 AM Is this the world's shortest commercial flight?

A route operated between Scotland's Orkney Islands clocks in at just 80 seconds. If only all commercial flights were as long (or short) as the hop between two of Scotland's Orkney Islands, which at just 80 seconds, can lay claim to being the shortest scheduled passenger flight in the world. On the remote collection of islands comprising an archipelago 15

September 30, 2017 8:32 AM 'Good riddance': Twitter reacts as Trump's HHS secretary Tom Price resigns over private jet scandal

"Guess the 'Price' was not 'right' for any of us," Star Trek star George Takei tweeted. US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday (29 September) after igniting a firestorm of criticism over his use of costly private jets for official government business. His departure came shortly after Trump said he was disappointed in the health 14

September 17, 2017 4:53 AM US aviator who helped form Israeli Air Force dies at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mitchell Flint, an American aviator who helped form the Israeli Air Force in 1948 and served in Israel's first fighter squadron has died. He was 94. Flint, a former US Navy fighter pilot, died Saturday in Los Angeles of natural causes, said his son, Michael Flint. Flint was one of the founding members of "Machal," a group of non-Israelis 6

September 2, 2017 4:01 AM British aerospace industry SOARING: Figures fly in face of Remainers' Brexit fears

THE UK’s aerospace industry is booming post-Brexit with no dip in the industry despite Remainer fears for the economy. Data from Randstad shows the sector is flying high and is currently worth around £31bn a year, making it one of the backbones of the British economy. And the booming industry means it is the top supplier of commercial and defence aviation 14

September 1, 2017 8:40 PM Brexit will spark huge flights hike in PLOT to punish Brits

The continent’s biggest carriers want to punish their Brit rivals by restricting the number of flights to EU countries. They want to thrash out a tough post-Brexit deal that would restrict UK airlines from serving European airports. This would drive fares skywards as more planes are grounded and ramp up the cost of sunshine breaks. “If the number of flights 23