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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.

Stansted hijacker wins Home Office challenge

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Farnborough off to flier with large orders

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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

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Struggling sector is given a £6.5m boost

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Cytec snaps up Formula One composite maker

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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

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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

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