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France signs weapons mega-deal with UAE as Macron tours Gulf

Dec. 03, 2021 09:34 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France announced multibillion-euro deals Friday to sell fighter planes and combat helicopters to the United Arab Emirates, aiming to boost military cooperation with its top ally in the Persian Gulf amid their shared concerns about Iran. ...

Emirates says IPO a possibility for famed long-haul carrier

Nov. 16, 2021 22:26 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The president of long-haul carrier Emirates said Tuesday that an initial public offering of stock in the Dubai-based airline could happen as the city-state tries to boost its local financial market, while promising that its fleet of iconic double-decker...

Airbus strikes 2nd major aircraft deal of Dubai Air Show

Nov. 15, 2021 09:27 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airbus clinched a major deal on Monday valued into the billions of dollars to sell 111 new aircraft to the Air Lease Corporation, its second blockbuster order at the Dubai Air Show. Air Lease, the Los Angeles-based jet financing and...

Dubai Air Show opens to industry on the mend amid COVID-19

Nov. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's biennial Air Show opened Sunday to a world still reeling from the pandemic and an aviation industry hard-hit by the coronavirus, but on the mend. Boeing and Airbus have traditionally been the stars of the aviation trade show,...

Israel tests massive inflatable missile detection system

Nov. 04, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Wednesday it has begun testing a massive inflatable missile detection system designed to hover at high altitudes and detect long-range threats. Israel already boasts an array of sophisticated missile defenses, which were used successfully...

NTSB: Brake system issue probable cause in 2019 plane crash

Nov. 02, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The braking system on a plane carrying 42 people that overran a runway at an Alaska airport in 2019, killing one, was compromised by anti-skid sensors that were not correctly wired, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday. The...

Boeing posts Q3 loss as problems dog airliner, space capsule

Oct. 27, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

Boeing Co. reported a third-quarter loss on Wednesday, as it struggled to fix problems with its 787 Dreamliner airline plane and a space capsule designed to ferry astronauts to the international space station. Those setbacks overshadowed rising orders and deliveries as...

Erdogan, Biden to discuss Turkey's F-35 ouster in Glasgow

Oct. 27, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that he expects to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden on the sidelines of a climate summit in Glasgow, during which he would take up Turkey’s ouster from the U.S.-led F-35 stealth fighter jet program. ...

Miles donations are providing flights for Afghan refugees

Oct. 26, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

A campaign that began with ordinary people donating frequent-flyer miles has raised enough in two months to provide 40,000 flights for refugees from Afghanistan, and organizers and the White House are looking to nearly double that figure. About 3,200 flights with donated...

Explosion at Chinese university laboratory kills 2

Oct. 25, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Two people were killed and at least nine others were injured in a laboratory explosion at a university in eastern China, state media said Monday. The blast occurred Sunday afternoon at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Nanjing is a...