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"There Is No Case For (Full Body) Scanners"
Sunday, 16 January 2011 16:18

Constitutional rights issues aren't the only problem; participants asked to sneak explosives past the backscatter X-ray machines now used at U.S. airports "did it with such ease," according to one security expert, that "there is no case for scanners."

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Big fun in a small package
Friday, 14 January 2011 12:04

It has a 16-foot wingspan; weighs just 185 pounds; has a pair of two-stroke, 15-horsepower engines; climbs at 1,000 fpm; and has a roll rate of 200 degrees per second. This tiny aviation curiosity is the CriCri.

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IndiGo signs $15.6-billion Airbus deal
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 22:58

India’s largest low-cost airline, IndiGo, has made history by signing the single largest order for big jets in commercial aviation industry. The Gurgaon-based carrier said on Wednesday that it had sealed a $15.6-billion (around R 70,000 crore) deal to buy 180 aircraft with a capacity to carry about 150 passengers each.

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Qantas resuming Airbus A380 flights to US after blast
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 20:50

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Australian airline Qantas is to resume flights of its Airbus A380s to the United States, two months after suspending them following a mid-air engine explosion.

Qantas said the first flight would take off from Melbourne for Los Angeles on Sunday.

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China conducts first test-flight of stealth plane
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:17

China has conducted the first test-flight of its J-20 stealth fighter, Chinese President Hu Jintao has confirmed to US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.

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Iran passenger plane crash 'kills 70'
Sunday, 09 January 2011 22:35

An Iranian passenger plane with more than 100 people on board has crashed, killing at least 70 people, according to the state news agency Irna.

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UK terrorism security threat level raised at airports
Sunday, 09 January 2011 20:05

The terrorist threat level specific to major UK transport hubs has been raised from substantial to severe.

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Tariffs of private airlines will be rationalized
Sunday, 09 January 2011 19:09

AHMEDABAD: Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Sunday said the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been instructed to monitor and rationalise the tariffs of private airlines for the benefit of travellers.
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China stealth plane still 'years away', says Pentagon
Friday, 07 January 2011 20:07

The US is playing down pictures that appear to show a working prototype of a Chinese stealth aircraft, invisible to radar.

The images - first published on websites - show what looks like a stealth fighter on a taxi run.

 

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"Miracle on Hudson" plane to be exhibited in museum
Thursday, 06 January 2011 22:01

The crippled U.S. Airways plane that made a miraculous safe emergency landing in New York's icy Hudson River in 2009 is headed for its final destination -- the Carolinas Aviation Museum.

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