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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.

A Royal Air Force Typhoon jet (file photo)

Sonic boom heard in three counties 'broke windows' and prompted deluge of emergency calls

The Ministry of Defence said it was caused when the jets were responding to another aircraft which lost communication

Scottish police wait to interview passengers from the Egypt Air flight

Five seek asylum after threat diverts flight to UK

Five passengers from a flight that was forced to make an emergency landing in Scotland after the discovery of a threat to start a fire on board are now claiming asylum in Britain, police have revealed.

Last of the flying pencils: Dornier 17 bomber lifted from English Channel

Wreck of warplane brought to surface after 73 years on seabed

Sri Haran, who runs a shop in Stanwell Moor, believes there is nothing residents or business people will be able to do to stop the plans

Heathrow’s latest plan for third runway would be ‘plane crazy’ for one village

Simon Calder meets the people who could soon have jets landing on their doorsteps

Carol Vorderman is planning to follow in the flight path of Amelia Earhart.

Eat your heart out Amelia Earhart: Loose Women's Carol Vorderman vows to fly solo around the world

Loose Women star Carol Vorderman is swapping the studio for the skies to fly solo around the world.

Plane salvage operation put on hold due to bad weather

An attempt to bring the only surviving German Second World War Dornier Do 17 bomber from its watery grave in the English Channel has been postponed for at least a week due to bad weather.

A formation of German WWII Dornier Do17 bombers.

Dornier Do 17 bomber plane salvage operation on hold

An attempt to bring the only surviving German Second World War Dornier Do 17 bomber from its watery grave in the English Channel has been postponed for at least a week due to bad weather.

Man and teen drown in disused quarry in Northern Ireland

A man has drowned in a vain bid to rescue a teenage boy in a disused quarry in Northern Ireland.

An undated file photo shows Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (AP)

Page 3 Profile: Amelia Earhart, aviator

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A British Airways flight BA762 surrounded by emergency vehicles after an emergency landing at Heathrow airport

Simon Calder: Airlines must act urgently to correct these alarming errors

Any traveller who normally revels in the formidable safety record of UK airlines, and cheerfully obeys the crew’s injunction to “sit back, relax and enjoy the flight”, may grip the armrests a little more tightly next time they board a narrow-bodied Airbus.

An undated file photo shows Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (AP)

Unexplained shadow 600ft under Pacific could be Amelia Earhart’s missing plane

Experts believe they may have solved the mystery over where aviator’s aircraft lies

A British Airways flight BA762 surrounded by emergency vehicles after an emergency landing at Heathrow airport
24 May 2013: Emergency services attend a British Airways passenger plane after it had to make an emergency landing at Heathrow airport

Doors on both engines of emergency landing British Airways flight 'were left unlatched'

The fan cowl doors from both engines detached as the aircraft left the runway at Heathrow, puncturing a fuel pipe on the right engine, the report said

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Thomson takes delivery of first Dreamliner plane

The first UK airline to fly the ultra-green Dreamliner plane finally took delivery of its initial aircraft today.

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