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June 22, 2017 7:22 AM AIRSHOW-Eyes on AirAsia as Airbus looks for airshow comeback -sources

PARIS, June 22 (Reuters) - Airbus has seen its rival Boeing grab most of the headlines at the Paris Airshow this week, but it could turn to AirAsia - one of its largest customers - to narrow the gap after the launch of a new Boeing plane, industry sources said. AirAsia co-founder Tony Fernandes signed a services agreement with Airbus earlier this week and stayed 4

June 22, 2017 12:07 AM Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

SYDNEY, June 22 (Reuters) - Australia said on Thursday it would resume air strikes into Syria, ending a two-day suspension implemented after the downing of a Syrian military aircraft triggered a Russian threat against Washington-led coalition planes. Russia said on Monday it would treat U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria 3

June 21, 2017 3:40 PM Russian defence minister's plane 'buzzed' by Nato jet

A Nato fighter jet has approached a Russian plane carrying the defence minister but was chased away by a Russian escort jet, Russian media say. They say the incident happened in international airspace over the Baltic when Sergei Shoigu was flying to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. Nato later said it had tracked Russian planes but they did not identify 11

June 21, 2017 2:10 PM North Korea rages at US bombers overhead as Kim ‘readies to explode nuke’

NORTH Korea has been left fuming as US bombers flew across the Korean Peninsula in a show of strength to Kim Jong-un. War fears are risen between Washington and Pyongyang after the death of Otto Warmbier who was imprisoned by Kim’s ruthless regime. US bombers joined a fly-by with Japanese and South Korean fighter planes as they showed off the allies’ 12

June 20, 2017 6:33 PM Portugal fires: Confusion over plane crash claim

Reports that a firefighting plane crashed during an operation to tackle huge blazes in central Portugal have been denied by the country's civil protection authority. This contradict earlier reports that a Canadair aircraft went down near the central Pedrógão Grande area. More than 1,000 firefighters on the ground and planes from several countries are battling 8

June 20, 2017 5:53 AM Portugal's forest fire survivors emerge with stories of leaping into water tanks and other dramatic escapes

Authorities have come under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent the country's deadliest natural disaster in decades. More than 2,700 firefighters are still battling to contain several major wildfires in the area north-east of Lisbon, where one blaze that began on Saturday killed 62 people, many of them as they tried to flee the flames in their 9

June 17, 2017 4:56 PM Mississippi shipyard wins $3B contract for assault ship

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Navy will pay Huntington Ingalls Industries $3 billion to design and build an amphibious assault ship at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi. Construction is set to begin in late 2018 on the Bougainville, which will be capable of launching Marine Corps landing craft at water level, and accommodating helicopters and fighter 4

June 15, 2017 11:00 AM Heathrow names and shames dirtiest and noisiest airlines with Middle Eastern planes faring the worst while BA comes out as the cleanest

Heathrow Airport has today named the noisiest and dirtiest airlines with the Middle Eastern planes coming last while British Airways' short haul fleet is the cleanest. For the first time, the west London airport - the busiest in Europe - has said almost half of airlines are violating at least one of the targets designed to improve their performance 8

June 15, 2017 10:31 AM Qatar buys F-15 fighter planes in billion-dollar US deal

The sale was finalised at a meeting in Washington between US defence chief Jim Mattis and his Qatari counterpart. It comes days after US President Donald Trump accused Qatar - a major US ally - of funding terrorism "at a very high level" - a charge Qatar denies. Other Gulf countries recently cut ties with Doha, accusing it of destabilising the region 11

June 15, 2017 10:04 AM China fines Emirates for flying at wrong altitude

China's civil aviation authority has fined Dubai-based Emirates airline for violating safety rules and banned it from adding new routes in the country for six months. On April 17, an Emirates plane flew at the wrong height over the city of Urumqi in far-western Xinjiang, causing "serious flight conflict," the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) 9