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Aviation chiefs head to Farnborough in buoyant mood, despite economic headwinds

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Farnborough has seen its share of aviation firsts. It was the site of the UK’S first powered flight, and of the public debuts of planes from Concorde to fighter jets. But the biennial airshow notched up an unwelcome f...

Zelenskiy: Ukraine retakes more ground as Russia suffers ‘worst aviation losses in decades’ – video

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In his latest address, Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine had 'de-occupied' six more settlements, and gave unverified counts of Russian soldiers killed in battle and damaged military equipment. The Ukrainian president s...

Just one of 50 aviation industry climate targets met, study finds

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The international aviation industry has failed to meet all but one of 50 of its own climate targets in the past two decades, environment campaigners say. A report commissioned by the climate charity Possible assessed ...

John Menzies accepts takeover bid from Kuwaiti aviation services rival Agility

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Executives at the British aviation services company John Menzies have accepted a £571m takeover deal from a Kuwaiti rival, after rebuffing three previous offers. A subsidiary of Agility Public Warehousing had made the...

China Eastern Airlines crash: severe damage makes it ‘very difficult’ to find cause – aviation chief

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Severe damage to the China Eastern Airlines jet that crashed on Monday with 132 people on board means investigators face “a very high level of difficulty” in establishing a cause, authorities have said. Zhu Tao, direc...

Aviation firm John Menzies rejects takeover bid by Kuwaiti rival

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John Menzies, a Scottish firm that provides ground, air cargo and fuelling services at airports, has rejected a £469m takeover approach from a Kuwait rival, sending its shares soaring. The Edinburgh-based firm said it...

Australia news live update: Top End reopens; government to announce aviation industry support package

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Northern Territory welcomes back fully vaccinated travellers; $78m recovery plan for airline industry. Follow all the day’s news

‘They said we were eccentrics’: the UK team developing clean aviation fuel

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This row of brick sheds, locked away down overgrown country lanes in Bedfordshire, feels a long way from the glossy boardroom presentations about sustainable aviation. But it was recently the backdrop, in the search f...

UN aviation emissions body decried for hiring industry lobbyist

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Environmental groups have criticised the UN body tasked with cutting global aircraft emissions for hiring a former senior airline industry lobbyist to a senior role. Campaigners say the recruitment of Michael Gill to ...

World aviation body to launch inquiry into Belarus ‘hijacking’

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A speedy investigation into the “hijacking” by Belarus of Ryanair flight FR4978 is expected to be launched following an emergency meeting of the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization on Thursday, as governmen...