World Leaders Demand Answers To MH17 Tragedy

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Published: July 18, 2014

World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine. Two US officials said Washington strongly suspected the Malaysian Boeing 777 was downed by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile fired by Ukrainian separatists backed by Moscow. There were no survivors from Thursday’s crash, […]

FAA Orders US Aircraft To Avoid Eastern Ukraine

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Published: July 18, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an order prohibiting US aircraft from flying over eastern Ukraine following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in that region. Citing “recent events and the potential for continued hazardous activities,” the FAA said the restricted area included the entire Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk flight information regions. “This action expands […]

Australian, Korean Carriers Changed Routing Months Ago

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Published: July 18, 2014

Some international airlines, including Australia’s Qantas and Korea’s two major carriers, shifted the route taken by flights operating over Ukrainian air space months ago amid increasing tensions between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels. The airlines took extra security precautions despite no official ban from regulators on flying through the area, as others continued to use the […]

Obama Pledges US Help For MH17 Investigation

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Published: July 18, 2014

President Barack Obama directed US officials to do all they could to support an investigation into what caused Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to crash in a Ukrainian war zone and pledged support to the affected countries as the probe moves forward. Obama went ahead with a trip to tout infrastructure investment in Delaware and to […]

MH17 Relatives Berate Malaysian Officials

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Published: July 18, 2014

Relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 downed in Ukraine gathered at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Friday, demanding information about what happened and getting little response. The Malaysian Boeing 777 with 298 people on board was to due to have landed in Kuala Lumpur at 6:10 am local time on a flight from […]

Airbus Eyes Middle East Order For A330neo

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Published: July 17, 2014

Airbus expects to win at least one order from the Middle East for the upgraded A330neo before the end of the year, its sales chief John Leahy said. “I certainly see a home for the A330neo in the Middle East,” Leahy said when asked whether an airline such as Etihad could be interested in the […]

Malaysian Airliner Shot Down Over Ukraine, 295 Dead

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Published: July 17, 2014

A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian militants, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official said. Raising the stakes in the East-West showdown between Kiev and Moscow, the official blamed “terrorists” using a ground-to-air missile and Ukraine’s prime minister called the downing of the flight from Amsterdam to […]

Norwegian Air Q2 Hit By Higher Costs

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Published: July 17, 2014

Norwegian Air Shuttle reported disappointing second-quarter results on Thursday hit by competition and one-off costs, prompting the budget airline to trim its growth plans. Europe’s third-largest low-cost airline by revenue said its costs would be higher than expected due to an earlier strike and unexpected leasing expenses. Operating profit before leasing and depreciation fell to […]

HK Airlines To Drop A380s In Order Reshuffle

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Published: July 17, 2014

Hong Kong Airlines is preparing to cancel an order for 10 Airbus A380s after an associated leasing company struck an expanded deal to buy 70 smaller A320-family aircraft, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Asked about the status of the order at a news conference, Airbus officials said it remained on the company’s […]

Airbus Announces More A330neo Orders

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Published: July 17, 2014

Russian carrier Transaero has signed a letter of intent to buy 20 Airbus A330 aircraft, including 12 A330neos, in a deal worth USD$ 5.3 billion at list prices. Airbus said that an undisclosed Asian customer had also signed a memorandum of understanding for four A330-800 jets. Airbus said it had won “USD$ 75.3 billion worth […]

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