News File image: A pilot has reported coming within feet of a metallic rugby ball shaped UFO while flying over the English countryside

Investigators have been unable to trace or established what the ‘bright silver rugby ball shaped’ object, which came within feet of the cockpit, was

Sri Lanka Airlines bomb threat: Alan Patey to appear in court charged with making hoax

A 49-year-old man will appear in court today charged over an alleged bomb threat hoax that led to an aircraft being diverted.

EADS to cut more than 5,000 jobs across Europe in restructuring as arms budgets fall

EADS, the aircraft manufacturer which last year was forced to scrap a merger with British defence giant BAE Systems, is cutting 5,800 jobs as it attempts to cope with governments slashing spending.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 3 December 2013

Firms on trial for Eads share trades

Flintshire air crash: Two dead at Chester Hawarden airport

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is investigating the twin-engine aircraft crash

A Pakistan International Airways pilot has admitted being four-and-a-half times over the legal alcohol limit before being due to fly from Leeds Bradford Airport.

Pilot arrested at Leeds Bradford airport was four times over legal limit

Irfan Faiz, 54, from Pakistan, was arrested by police in the cockpit

Tubular hell: waiting for the train at Hammersmith

Simon Calder: In travel, you need the right approach

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Tail back: easyJet planes at Geneva airport

Simon Calder: Sunday night flight into the unknown

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British Airways flew its new A380 aircraft for the first time to Frankfurt as part of a test flight

BA enters SuperJumbo age with... with a 90-minute flight to Frankfurt

Passengers at Heathrow surprised to find themselves aboard British Airways' newest plane - the Airbus A380

EADS changes name to Airbus in bid for Boeing competition

Airbus Group will combine its defence and space activities in one division with Airbus Military transporters

GKN profits take off on back of plane sales

A record number of new planes in production boosted profits at the engineer GKN during the first half of the year.

Spot the difference: the huge new British Airways Airbus A380 Superjumbo next to an Airbus A320, having arrived on its delivery flight at London Heathrow

British Airways takes first UK delivery of Airbus A380 double-decker superjumbo

The delivery follows that last week of two Boeing Dreamliner aircraft as part of a £10bn British Airway's plan to upgrade its long-haul fleet

Airbus engine explosion 'Rolls-Royce fault'

Rolls-Royce repeatedly failed to spot the engine defect that caused one of its Trent 900s to explode mid-air in a Qantas A380 carrying more than 400 people over Indonesia, Australia's safety regulator reported yesterday.

IAG issues $927m bonds backed by new planes

British Airways has launched a $927m (£603m) publicly traded bond issue, using 14 of its new planes as collateral.

EasyJet's Sir Stelios angry over fleet upgrade

EasyJet has finally sealed a deal to buy 135 jets worth about $13bn (£8bn) from Airbus, sparking a fresh battle with its founder and biggest shareholder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 18 June 2013

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