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Queen smashes whisky, gives her name to Britain's biggest warship
Queen smashes whisky, gives her name to Britain's biggest warship

Queen Elizabeth II smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain's biggest warship as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland.

Queen smashes whisky, gives her name to Britain's biggest warship
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US grounds entire F-35 fleet for engine probe

The United States military is grounding its entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets as it completes additional engine inspections following a fire aboard an aircraft in Florida last week.

US grounds entire F-35 fleet for engine probe
Mi-171E helicopter. ©newbur.ru
Russia to supply helicopters to Kazakhstan

Russian Helicopters company will supply helicopters to Kazakhstan's Ministry of Emergency Situations in 2015.

Russia to supply helicopters to Kazakhstan
Airbus, Boeing and Israel firm bid for S. Korea military deal
Airbus, Boeing and Israel firm bid for S. Korea military deal

South Korea said Tuesday it is considering offers from plane giants Airbus and Boeing as well as Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to provide air refuelling tankers in a deal estimated to be worth $1.38 billion.

Airbus, Boeing and Israel firm bid for S. Korea military deal
Pentagon temporarily grounds F-35 fighter jets
Pentagon temporarily grounds F-35 fighter jets

The US military temporarily grounded its entire F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet fleet at the weekend after an apparent engine oil leak, the latest glitch for the much-vaunted program.

Pentagon temporarily grounds F-35 fighter jets
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China Eastern to buy 80 Boeing 737s

US aerospace giant Boeing said Friday that China Eastern Airlines has agreed to buy 80 737 aircraft, its biggest single-aisle purchase to date by a Chinese airline.

China Eastern to buy 80 Boeing 737s
Kazakhstan is not getting low-cost airlines any time soon: Ministry of Transport
Kazakhstan is not getting low-cost airlines any time soon: Ministry of Transport

Low-cost airlines are not likely to emerge in Kazakhstan until there is intense competition between airports of nearby cities.

Kazakhstan is not getting low-cost airlines any time soon: Ministry of Transport
Avro Anson. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
WWII plane crash remains discovered in western Canada

The wreckage of a World War II military aircraft was found in Canada's far west, solving a 72-year old mystery surrounding its disappearance during a training flight, officials confirmed.

WWII plane crash remains discovered in western Canada
F-35B. ©Reuters/U.S. Air Force
Australia boosts air power with $11.6bn purchase of 58 F-35s

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Wednesday the purchase of 58 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters costing Aus$12.4 billion ($11.6 billion) in a major defence upgrade to maintain Australia's regional edge.

Australia boosts air power with $11.6bn purchase of 58 F-35s
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China's Shandong Airlines orders 50 Boeing planes for $4.6 bn

Shandong Airlines, one of China's smaller carriers, said it has agreed to buy 50 passenger planes from US manufacturer Boeing for $4.6 billion, in another sign of the country's growing demand for air travel.

China's Shandong Airlines orders 50 Boeing planes for $4.6 bn
Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370
Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370

Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, Australian officials said.

Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370
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SCAT airplane lands on foam in Astana

The emergency was declared because the pilot discovered that his plane had a problem with its nose landing gear when he was getting ready to land.

SCAT airplane lands on foam in Astana
China shows off new aircraft carrier to US defence chief
China shows off new aircraft carrier to US defence chief

China showed off its new aircraft carrier to US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday, allowing him a first-hand look at a symbol of its growing military prowess.

China shows off new aircraft carrier to US defence chief
SCAT aircraft. Photo courtesy of panoramio.com
Brake failure in Astana airport, aircraft smoking on runway

Brake system has failed Scat's Boeing-757 during landing at Astana airport.

Brake failure in Astana airport, aircraft smoking on runway
Malaysia plane search intensifies on new debris data

Aircraft from several nations swarmed over the southern Indian Ocean Monday as the search for a missing Malaysian passenger plane was energised with mounting evidence of floating objects suspected to be linked to the plane.

Malaysia plane search intensifies on new debris data
70 y.o couple. Photo© STV Channel
Hot air balloon: a dream come true

Hot air balloon in Shymkent for as little as $5.

Hot air balloon: a dream come true
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Lone survivor found as Algeria plane crash kills 77

A military aircraft carrying 78 people crashed in Algeria's mountainous northeast on Tuesday, leaving just one survivor in one of the country's deadliest air disasters.

Lone survivor found as Algeria plane crash kills 77
Myanmar carrier to boost international routes with lease deal
Myanmar carrier to boost international routes with lease deal

Myanmar's national carrier on Tuesday signed a deal to lease 10 Boeing aircraft worth nearly $1 billion that will ply international routes in a bid to tap booming tourism as the once-reclusive country opens up to the world.

Myanmar carrier to boost international routes with lease deal
Asia-Pacific needs nearly 13,000 new planes by 2032: Boeing
Asia-Pacific needs nearly 13,000 new planes by 2032: Boeing

The Asia-Pacific will require almost 13,000 new airplanes worth $1.9 trillion over the next 20 years, Boeing said Monday, as booming wealth in the region fuels demand for air travel.

Asia-Pacific needs nearly 13,000 new planes by 2032: Boeing
36 dead in air strikes on Syria's Aleppo: monitor
36 dead in air strikes on Syria's Aleppo: monitor

At least 36 people were killed Sunday in regime air strikes and aerial attacks with explosive-packed barrels on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

36 dead in air strikes on Syria's Aleppo: monitor