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

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A French investigating judge is examining evidence that the Rio-Paris airbus crash might have been prevented if the pilots had been briefed on a terrifying incident the previous year.

Politicians claim to back UK jobs in aerospace but cut key spending

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Hijacker's case will be reviewed

An Iraqi man arrested at Stansted Airport after he helped to hijack an airliner has won the latest round of his 16-year fight to stay in the UK.

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An Iraqi man arrested at Stansted Airport after taking part in the hijack of an airliner today won the latest round of a 16-year fight to stay in the UK.

Farnborough off to flier with large orders

Boeing clinched the first big deal of this year's Farnborough International Airshow yesterday with a firm, $7.2bn (£4.6bn) order to supply 75 of its redesigned 737 Dreamliner planes to Air Lease Corporation, the US plane leaser.

Boeing 'is set to overtake Airbus sales'

UK jobs threatened as US aircraft builder's boss vows to be on top for 'a number of years'

300 jobs at risk as MoD air tanker work moved to Spain

More than 300 jobs are facing the axe after it emerged work on air tanker refuelling planes for the Ministry of Defence will be moved to Spain.

Struggling sector is given a £6.5m boost

The Government is investing £6.5m in 16 new research and development projects in an attempt to help boost the struggling manufacturing sector.

Cytec snaps up Formula One composite maker

Umeco, the manufacturer behind the strong but light composite material used to build every Formula One car on the grid, was yesterday sold to a rival for £274m.

Airbus order 'safeguards UK jobs' says David Cameron

David Cameron today welcomed a £326m order for Airbus from an Indonesian airline.

Work starts on first BA superjumbo

Work to build the first of British Airways' new fleet of superjumbos started today in a boost to the airline's plans to fly more long-haul passengers.

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US gave Boeing $2.6m illegal aid

The US government funnelled at least $2.6bn in illegal subsidies to aeroplane maker Boeing through the space agency Nasa for the development of Boeing's new Dreamliner aircraft, the World Trade Organisation ruled last night.

United States set to ramp up aircraft trade war

Boeing and US goverment to demand EU be punished with sanctions over Airbus subsidies

Sir Stelios set to vote against easyJet directors

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou set the scene for a stormy annual general meeting of easyJet next Thursday as the company's founder saidhe would vote against there-election of a string ofdirectors and its pay report.

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