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London-bound United Airlines plane diverted to Canada after 'losing height'

A London-bound passenger plane had to divert to Canada while halfway across the Atlantic today after passengers reported that the aircraft “dipped like a ferry”.

Politicians claim to back UK jobs in aerospace but cut key spending

Farnborough's famous airshow relied mostly on civilian orders as reduced defence spending bites, writes Mark Leftly

More big deals for industry rivals

The deals continued at the Farnborough Airshow yesterday, as Airbus announced a $4.2bn (£2.7bn) order from Cathay Pacific and Boeing unveiled its second multi-billion dollar order in as many days.

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Planemaking company Boeing today announced a huge £4.65 billion order for new aircraft.

Boeing 'is set to overtake Airbus sales'

UK jobs threatened as US aircraft builder's boss vows to be on top for 'a number of years'

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Nigeria mourns after airliner crash kills 153

Nigeria recovered more bodies, searched for clues on the cause and declared three days of national mourning today after an airliner crashed in a densely populated area of Lagos overnight, killing all 153 people on board.

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A Russian-built airliner is feared to have crashed during a demonstration flight aimed at drumming up sales.

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UK aerospace industry 'at risk of being overtaken'

Britain's aerospace industry could be overtaken by other nations within a decade without more research & development incentives, ministers have been warned.

The newly launched Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the tarmac at Heathrow Terminal Five in London yesterday; the aircraft uses 20 per cent less fuel than similar-sized planes

It may be late, but the 787 Dreamliner is set to revolutionise long-haul flying

Super-light Boeing will fly further, use less fuel and is quieter.

RAF surveillance planes grounded

A fleet of RAF surveillance planes has been grounded after a technical fault was discovered on one of the craft, the Ministry of Defence said today.

Cytec snaps up Formula One composite maker

Umeco, the manufacturer behind the strong but light composite material used to build every Formula One car on the grid, was yesterday sold to a rival for £274m.

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