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Sun-powered plane returns home after historic flight
Sun-powered plane returns home after historic flight

The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse landed back home in Switzerland late Tuesday after completing the final leg of its historic transcontinental flight.

Sun-powered plane returns home after historic flight
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France issues final report on mid-Atlantic air crash

French investigators will release on Thursday a final report into what caused the mid-Atlantic crash of a Rio to Paris Air France flight that killed 228 people in 2009.

France issues final report on mid-Atlantic air crash
Diplomat Valery Tolmachev
Tolmachev back to Kazkahstan and will go back to work

Former adviser to Kazakhstan's permanent mission to UNESCO, declared not guilty of hijacking the plane in Italy, came back to Kazakhstan.

Tolmachev back to Kazkahstan and will go back to work
Sanya Airport. Photo courtesy of sanya.gov.cn
Plane failure has over 200 Kazakhstan citizens stuck in Hainan for 3 days

Over 200 Kazakhstan citizens have been unable to leave Sanya airport at the south of Hainan island for 3 days because of the plane damage.

Plane failure has over 200 Kazakhstan citizens stuck in Hainan for 3 days
Photo courtesy of ngs.ru
Air Astana stops using Fokker 50

Air Astana is terminating exploitation of Fokker 50 planes.

Air Astana stops using Fokker 50
Valery Tolmachev. Photo by Anatoliy Ustinenko©
Kazakhstan diplomat Tolmachev cleared of criminal charges

He has avoided abduction and a hijacking attempt charges and ruled to be mentally ill. After 3 months of treatment he can return to Almaty.

Kazakhstan diplomat Tolmachev cleared of criminal charges
First Kazakhstan aircraft plant to sell planes to Russia
First Kazakhstan aircraft plant to sell planes to Russia

First Kazakhstan aircraft plant Sunkar built in Karaganda oblast is to produce aircrafts for Russia in future.

First Kazakhstan aircraft plant to sell planes to Russia
Photo courtesy of press-service of Almaty international airport
Cargo Boeing 747-8F landed in Almaty for the first time

New-generation cargo airplane Boeing 747-8F landed in Almaty international airport for the first time.

Cargo Boeing 747-8F landed in Almaty for the first time
AN-140-100 aircraft. Photo courtesy of avia.ruavia.ru
Kazakhstan and Ukraine to jointly produce AN-140-100 aircrafts

The agreement on joint production was made during Kazakh-Ukrainian business-forum held is Astana on November 24.

Kazakhstan and Ukraine to jointly produce AN-140-100 aircrafts
Photo courtesy of JSC "Kazakhstan Engineering" National Company
First Kazakhstan drones will take off in 2013

Manufacturing of drone aircraft is scheduled to start in Kazakhstan in 2013.

First Kazakhstan drones will take off in 2013
An-225. Photo courtesy of tiaurus.info
World's biggest plane landed in Aktau

The plain weighing 600 tons landed on the runway of Aktau airport.

World's biggest plane landed in Aktau
De-icer application. ©RIA Novosti
De-icer for airplanes will be produced in Pavlodar

Pavlodar chemical plant KazBytChim will start producing a de-icer for airplanes.

De-icer for airplanes will be produced in Pavlodar
An-12 aircraft. ©RIA Novosti
Five An-12 planes written off in Kazakhstan

Five of eleven An-12 planes have been excluded from Kazakhstan State Register.

Five An-12 planes written off in Kazakhstan
Dozor-100 unmanned airplane. Photo courtesy of bp-la.ru
Kazakhstan interested in Russian Dozor-100 unmanned plane

Kazakhstan is interested in Russian Dozor-100 complex of unmanned air reconnaissance and surveillance with unmanned airplane.

Kazakhstan interested in Russian Dozor-100 unmanned plane
An-148. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan interested in Ukrainian planes

Ambassador Amangeldy Zhumabayev commented prospects of creating joint companies between Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

Kazakhstan interested in Ukrainian planes
Olzhas Suleimenov. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Tolmachev does not remember his hijacking attempt: Olzhas Suleimenov

Kazakhstan Permanent Representative to the UNESCO Olzhas Suleimenov commented on the case of Valery Tolmachev who tried to hijack a plane in Italy.

Tolmachev does not remember his hijacking attempt: Olzhas Suleimenov
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi©
Examination confirmed Valeriy Tolmachev mentally sick

An Italian psychiatrist Marasco made a statement that Valeriy Tolmachev suffers from mental disorder.

Examination confirmed Valeriy Tolmachev mentally sick
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi©
Court hearing on Kazakh airplane hijacker set for April 26 in Italy

A court hearing on Valeriy Tolmachev from Kazakhstan arrested in Italy for an attempt to hijack a plane is scheduled for April 26.

Court hearing on Kazakh airplane hijacker set for April 26 in Italy