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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.

Passengers fight and vomit as British Airways flight turns back for two emergency landings in 24 hours

One member of cabin staff tried to deal with 300 travellers at Riyadh airport as others reportedly 'hid' in a back office

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

Nato airstrike kills five Afghan policemen in overnight 'friendly fire' incident

The aircraft, believed to be a US helicopter, also injured two other special forces servicemen and destroyed part of a police checkpoint

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

RAF tornado forced to make emergency landing after bird strike

A Tornado jet has had to make an emergency landing at a Scottish airport after a bird strike.

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Tall ship capsizes off the coast of Ireland

A tall ship on its way to France has capsized off the coast of Ireland near Cork.

Tornado pilot narrowly avoided smashing into glider over Scotland by flipping plane into dramatic inverted loop at 500mph

The RAF pilot was on a low-level training mission when he was forced into a inverted loop manoeuvre

A light aircraft has crashed into the English Channel

Search called off for British pilot of light aircraft that crashed into English Channel

Joint cross-channel rescue effort was suspended overnight after wreckage found and will not be resumed this morning

Search for pilot whose light aircraft crashed into English Channel set to resume

British emergency services coordinate cross-channel search and rescue operation in hunt for single-engine plane that came down off the Kent coast

Murmansk, in northern Russia, where the incident took place

Two Britons killed by helicopter blades on luxury fishing trip in Russia

Men named by the Foreign Office as Mark Robertson and Rupert Beaumont

Three people were killed and more than 180 injured in the crash

San Francisco crash: Authorities confirm third victim died after being struck by a rescue vehicle

County Coroner says victim was still alive when she was hit by a rescue truck

'Thermal event' in lithium battery behind Dreamliner fire at Heathrow

Investigators urge US operators to remove device powered by battery until safety fix can be found

Government to spend £60m on revolutionary Sabre rocket engine that will be used on spaceplane Skylon

Skylon will be capable of reaching Earth's stratosphere in just 15 minutes

Shady Norwegian valley town Rjukan lit up for the first time by mirrors in the mountains

Up until this year, residents of the small Norwegian industrial town of Rjukan who wanted to catch a few rays between September and March would have to catch a gondola first. Nestled deep in a valley, no sunlight reaches the streets during the long winter.

Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is engulfed on the tarmac after crash landing at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California

Asiana Airline pilots 'stayed silent until two seconds before crash' at San Francisco airport

Lee Hang-kook and co-pilot did not say a word to one another until shortly before plane's tail section clipped the seawall at the end of the runway

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