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2 planes overshoot runways in India

No injuries have been reported for both incidents.

Malaysia Airlines reviews RM11.5 bil Boeing Max order amid safety...

Though the airline hasn't made any decision, it wants Boeing’s reassurances about the plane’s safety before proceeding further.

Malaysia may buy China-made planes if hit by EU palm oil...

Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the country does not need sophisticated jets as 'we only need Cessna planes'.

NASA captures unprecedented images of supersonic shockwaves

The images were produced by an advanced camera carried on another aircraft, which flew above the two supersonic jets.

Airbus A380 gets another blow as Qantas scraps super-jumbo order

The Australian airline, one of the initial operators of the double-decker plane, scrubbed an order for eight aircraft, which has a list price in excess of US$445 million.

US approves possible sale of early-warning planes to Japan

Worth an estimated US$3.1 billion, the deal would also include associated technology and spare engines.

AirAsia expands Airbus A330neo order with 34 more planes

The deal follows a fierce contest between Airbus and Boeing after AirAsia threatened to defect to the Boeing 787 model.

UK nears decision to buy Boeing AWACS planes

The decision may spark formal protests by European defense companies keen for business.

Jetliners and limos on the block as Gambia sells autocrat’s assets

Many of former president Yahya Jammeh's possessions, including airplanes and cars, will be sold by the Gambian government.

Gambia selling ex-leader’s luxury cars, planes amid mounting debt

The Gambia's extreme levels of debt have compelled its government to sell the possessions of former President Yahya Jammeh.

New owners of Air India to get planes and US$5 billion...

IndiGo, India’s biggest airline, is the only company to publicly disclose a desire to buy Air India’s airline operations.

Turkish Airlines to buy at least 50 Airbus, Boeing jets

Turkish Airlines had agreed to buy 25 Boeing B787-9 aircraft, known as the Dreamliner, and 25 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Passenger profiling already SOP, says ex-aviation security man

He says however that it is difficult to prevent those who get drunk onboard or passengers who are mentally or emotionally unstable from boarding the plane.

Boeing faces new petition for union at South Carolina plant

Boeing said it was the third petition in less than three years filed by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters-sources

Japanese military planners are also considering buying F-35Bs, the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) version of the aircraft.

Qantas faces looming funding crunch to renew fleet, S&P says

The ratings agency says the Australian flag carrier needs to increase investment in its ageing fleet of 309 planes before the sum required is too large to handle.

Istanbul airport gains transit passenger share from Gulf

Transits in Istanbul increased by 21% compared to a year ago.

Why planes can still vanish into thin air like MH370

International requirements for new planes to broadcast their locations every minute when they're in trouble don't take effect until January 2021.

Dreamliners purchase made in long-term interests, says MAS CEO

Malaysia Airlines CEO defends order for 16 new Boeing aircraft, dismisses claims that the national carrier is backtracking on its recovery plan.

Explain billion-dollar deals with US, Kok tells Najib

DAP vice-chairman asks if Malaysia is 'cash-rich' enough to spend billions on planes and infrastructure development in the US.

Boeing planes will boost MAS’ growth, says Aziz Kaprawi

The deputy transport minister says it will allow the airline to tap into opportunities from profitable routes.

Trump, Malaysia’s Najib skirt around US probe into 1MDB scandal

In a speech to US business leaders, Najib says opposition politicians have blown 1MDB scandal out of proportion in a failed attempt to topple his government.

Fernandes hopes to achieve ‘One AirAsia’ plan in 2 years

To pave the way for the setting up of the holding company, AirAsia needs to list the Philippine and Indonesian units.

Airbus to fit ejectable black boxes to A350 from 2019

The idea came to the fore after the disappearance of MH370, for which the recorders still have not been found.