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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.

Thousands hit as air traffic control computer problems lead to UK flight restrictions

Flights limited across south of England

Google Doodle: Roswell UFO incident marked 66 years on with interactive illustration of alien crash landing

Google has commemorated the 66th anniversary of the Roswell incident with an interactive Google Doodle showing an alien crash landing on Earth.

Dreamliner's bumpy flight continues as LOT cancels flight

The first European carrier to operate Boeing's £150 million flagship Dreamliner jet continues with the news that the 787 has faced technical glitches this week.

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

It is believed that the unnamed player tugged at the door for two minutes mistaking it for the toilet, with the Daily Mirror reporting that one of the 229 passengers aboard the British Airways airliner described the incident as “pretty frightening”.

Stelios tries to shoot down £8bn easyJet deal with Airbus for dozens of new planes

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyJet, is hoping to use his 37 per cent stake in the group to vote down its plan to buy 135 new planes.

Putting light into flight: cabin crew wanted - but men need not apply at budget airline

Indian airline introduces women-only recruitment policy to cut weight and costs

Putting light into flight: cabin crew wanted - but men need not apply at budget airline

Indian airline introduces women-only recruitment policy to cut weight and costs

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.

Indian civilians get ready to load relief material for flood affected victims on a helicopter at a makeshift helipad at Joshimath, in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand

20 bodies found after India helicopter crashes on Uttarakhand floods rescue

Paramilitary soldiers have recovered 20 bodies from a steep hillside in northern India where a rescue helicopter crashed while attempting to evacuate people stranded in monsoon floods, the country's air force chief said.

A woman attempts to walk down a flooded downtown street in Calgary, Alberta

Canada: 75,000 flee as floodwaters submerge Calgary

The centre of Calgary has been ordered to be evacuated as floodwaters rose following heavy rains across Alberta.

“We have waited a long time for the aircraft, but we’re very excited with what we’ve got”

Boeing 787 Dreamliner launch: 300 passengers enjoy surprise flight as the future of aviation departs from Gatwick

Seven minutes early, but four years late, the future of flying finally arrived at Gatwick at 7.58am today. The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner belonging to a British airline left gate 52 at the airport’s North Terminal, filled with nearly 300 passengers enjoying an unexpectedly comfortable start to their holidays in Menorca.

AgustaWestland trial starts

Two former chief executives of Anglo-Italian helicopter maker AgustaWestland went on trial in Italy yesterday, accused of corruption over a €560m (£479m) deal to sell helicopters to India.

Ryanair to create over 3,000 jobs after spending £10bn on planes

Low-fare airline Ryanair confirmed today it would be buying around £10 billion-worth of new planes in a move that will create more than 3,000 jobs.

Budget airline easyJet plans Airbus fleet upgrade

New 180-seater A320 planes will allow no-frills carrier to boost the number of passengers it can carry from 60 million a year to around 90 million

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