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Helicopter-maker AgustaWestland has been awarded two Ministry of Defence contracts worth £760 million which will secure more than 1,000 jobs in the UK.

The police helicopter wreckage being lifted from the roof of the The Clutha Pub in Glasgow, Scotland

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Another Bond EC135 craft 'experienced defect that requires further technical investigation'

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Documents claim the supermodel allegedly urged the widow of a man killed by the crash in the Bahamas, to take a payout

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

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Engine and gearbox of Glasgow pub crash police helicopter did not fail, investigators find

Special bulletin from Air Accidents Investigation Branch finds 'all significant components were present' at time of fatal crash

RAF helicopter in forced landing near minefield in West Bank

An RAF helicopter made a forced landing near the West Bank town of Jericho yesterday, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

France moves quickly after winning UN backing for CAR operation

650 troops on the ground with more to follow, but Hollande vows to keep mission brief

Glasgow helicopter crash: Experts to examine police helicopter

Wreckage of the three-tonne Eurocopter has reportedly arrived at the AAIB base in Farnborough, Hampshire

Glasgow helicopter crash: A rare risk but it makes sense to prevent a repeat

Psychologists and risk experts are always telling us that we fixate far too much on unusual dangers and not enough on the hazards that we confront every day. The Glasgow helicopter crash will no doubt provide another opportunity to highlight our supposed irrationality as people demand inquiries to avoid a repeat of an accident that killed at least eight people, while five people die every day on the UK’s roads.

Glasgow tragedy: Helicopter had been subject of safety fears

The aircraft that crashed on Friday night was grounded last year. Now the inquest begins

The helicopter crash at the Clutha Bar in Glasgow

Eyewitness accounts of Glasgow helicopter crash: 'You couldn't see anything, you couldn't breathe'

Scottish emergency workers are still working through wreckage for survivors of a police helicopter crash onto the crowded Clutha bar in Glasgow that has killed at least one person and injured more than two dozen. These eye witness accounts describe the tragedy as it unfolded last night.

Helicopter crash Glasgow: Inquiry into Clutha Vaults accident could take months

An initial bulletin detailing the basic events of the Glasgow pub helicopter crash could well be issued soon by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) team.

Annette Hill: Aviator who flew 12 different aircraft while performing vital wartime service as an RAF transport pilot

A Dublin convent girl's enthusiasm to join in the wider world's great events in 1942 spirited Annette Mahon first to wartime Northern Ireland, and then to Scotland, where she flew aircraft including the Spitfire as one of the Royal Air Force Air Transport Auxiliary's elite women pilots. The records suggest that Third Officer Mahon was the only woman among a mere handful of nationals from Eamon de Valera's neutral Republic of Ireland to join Britain's air force during the Second World War.

Part of the disputed Senkaku islands

Fears grow of clash as Japanese and Chinese ships and planes patrol disputed 'Diaoyu' islands

The move is likely to heighten tensions as relations between the two powers become increasingly strained over the dispute

A Boeing 747 LCF Dreamlifter sits on the runway after accidentally landing at Jabara airport in Wichita, Kansas thinking it was landing at McConnell Air Force Base

Boeing 747 'Superlifter' jumbo jet got stuck after mistakenly landing at tiny Kansas airport

The plane took off without incident after an unscheduled 13 hour stop at the wrong airport

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