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Ukrainian fighter jet crashes on landing, pilot is killed

Dec. 15, 2018 9:35 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's military says a Ukrainian air force pilot has died when his Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet crashed while attempting to land at a base in the northern region of Zhytomyr. The Ukrainian General Staff wrote on its Facebook page that the plane went down Saturday during a routine flight. An...

Indian court rejects probe into Rafale fighter jet deal

Dec. 14, 2018 11:06 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Friday rejected petitions by activists seeking a probe into the government purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said there was no reason to doubt the government's decision-making process in the multibillion dollar deal. The...

Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green

Dec. 6, 2018 7:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — As the shipping industry faces pressure to cut climate-altering greenhouse gases, one answer is blowing in the wind. European and U.S. tech companies, including one backed by airplane maker Airbus, are pitching futuristic sails to help cargo ships harness the free and endless supply of wind...

Aegean signs preliminary deal to buy Pratt & Whitney engines

Dec. 5, 2018 1:26 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's dominant Aegean Airlines has signed a preliminary agreement with Pratt & Whitney to buy new fuel-efficient and lower-pollution engines for up to 62 new passenger jets. The memorandum of understanding signed in Athens Wednesday is worth up to $1.5 billion, and is part of...

State media: Iran launches domestically made destroyer

Dec. 1, 2018 3:21 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday launched a domestically built destroyer in the Persian Gulf capable of traveling some five months without refueling, state TV reported. The 1,300-ton vessel named Sahand after a mountain in northern Iran took six years to build, according to the report. TV showed a...

Correction: Boeing Plane-Pilots story

Nov. 30, 2018 12:54 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — In a story Nov. 29 about Southwest Airlines, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the carrier will give pilots more training on certain new Boeing jets. Southwest says the training will apply to all its Boeing 737 jets, not just the MAX model like the one involved in a deadly crash...

The Latest: Boeing cites airline error in Indonesian crash

Nov. 28, 2018 1:48 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into a Lion Air crash on Oct. 29 in Indonesia that killed all 189 people aboard (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The Boeing Co. has reassured travelers and airlines that its 737 MAX aircraft are as safe as any other airplane following a report on an...

GE's sprawling power, aviation, health care arms add risk

Nov. 19, 2018 11:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric has long been a household name, manufacturing a spectrum of goods from light bulbs and air conditioners to MRI machines and jet engines. The company expanded rapidly in the 1980s under former CEO Jack Welch, accumulating financial companies and the television network NBC....

Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

Nov. 13, 2018 10:41 PM EST

Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S. Pilots say they were not trained in new features of an anti-stall system in...

Asian shares lower after Wall Street falls over oil concerns

Nov. 13, 2018 10:17 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 inched down 0.1 percent to 21,779.22 in early trading, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 1.3...