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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.

24 May 2013: Emergency services attend a British Airways passenger plane after it had to make an emergency landing at Heathrow airport

Engine issues behind BA plane's emergency landing at Heathrow

The British Airways plane in last week's dramatic emergency at Heathrow landed after pilots shut down one engine and the other engine was on fire, according to an official American accident investigation team.

Ryanair's bargain buy from Boeing

Ryanair published the details of its acquisition of 175 passenger planes from Boeing yesterday, and claimed it had haggled for discounts so it paid 2005 prices.

Pair remanded after allegedly threating to blow up Pakistan International Airways flight

Two friends who allegedly threatened to blow up an aeroplane and kill its passengers and crew were today remanded to custody.

The case centres around an auction of Airbus A320 aircraft

'You're in their pockets': High Court row over valuation in General Electric planes deal with Lebedev-controlled Blue Wings airline

One of the world’s biggest aircraft valuers was accused in the High Court of being in the pockets of General Electric’s vast GECAS commercial aeroplane leasing division.

Paperback review: The Art of Leaving, By Anna Stothard

Eva Elliott no sooner starts a relationship than she is wondering how to get out of it, and worries that there is something odd about her tendency "to think so often about endings". That's until she meets the dashing barrister Luke, who would seem to offer her lasting happiness. But when an old friend of his, the glamorous Grace, arrives on the scene, Eva feels threatened – and her feet begin to itch once more.

The Red Arrows team has flown world-famous diamond formation for first time in 18 months

Red Arrows back with nine-plane displays after safety sign-off

Team has flown world-famous diamond formation for first time in 18 months after 2011 tragedies

A doctor writes: The cabin crew are able to cope perfectly well in a medical emergency

It is the duty of a doctor to help as best they can in the event of an emergency. The keen young newly qualified doctors are often very quick indeed to respond. I never head the stampede, and often I’ve found there are too many offers of help, and not enough space to do anything.

A 1941 Spitfire

Spitfire pilot 'pulled wrong lever' to crash after landing

A Second World War Spitfire crashed after landing when its pilot pulled the wrong lever, an accident report has concluded.

Video: Dramatic footage shows police helicopter shootout in Rio de Janeiro

Footage of a shootout between police and an alleged drug trafficker in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has emerged.

EasyJet numbers soar to 5 million ahead of possible expansion

EasyJet flew 2.5 per cent more passengers in April, taking the total to 5.3 million, despite the early Easter meaning that most holiday trips took place in the previous month.

DVD & Blu-ray review: Louie: The Complete First Season (15)

Various directors DVD/Blu-ray (282mins)

'Something passed underneath us, quite close': Airbus A320 has close encounter with UFO

The Airprox report reveals that an alarmed pilot alerted traffic controllers to the presence of 'something' passing just 300-400 feet under his plane

Thomas Cook Airlines Flight 149 landed safely in Hamilton after the alert

Thomas Cook jet heading for UK makes emergency landing in Bermuda

A charter passenger jet made an emergency landing Tuesday in Bermuda after the captain reported a possible fire in the cabin, officials in the British island territory said.

The scene of crash on the westbound carriage of the M62 near Pontefract in West Yorkshire between a lorry and a minibus

M62 minibus crash: woman in hen-party killed and seven seriously injured in crash with lorry and near Pontefract

Driver of the lorry has been arrested, and ambulance service say they treated and transported 25 patients

Rolls-Royce sells out of aero engine joint venture

Rolls-Royce has sold its stake in a business which builds engines for Apache attack and Merlin helicopters for €293m (£250m).

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Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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