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UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after US warning

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet computers from the plane cabin following a US security warning. Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey …

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China’s first stealth fighter J-20 enters service

Beijing, China | AFP | China has put its first stealth fighter into military service, state-run media reported on Friday, in the latest milestone highlighting the modernisation of the country’s armed forces. Swift, stealthy, and armed with long-range missiles, the J-20 represents a leap forward in China’s ability to project power …

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On collision course? Working out rules for drones

Paris, France | AFP |  As drones increasingly crowd the skies, the risk of collision with other aircraft has come to the fore. Here’s an overview of international regulation aimed at limiting the dangers. – How many incidents? – The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which sets global standards for …

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Canada: Airlines must ensure pilots sober in cockpit

Ottawa, Canada | AFP |  Canada on Friday called on domestic airlines to ensure that pilots show up for work sober, following recent arrests for drunkenness in cockpits. “As a commercial air carrier authorized to carry passengers in Canada, you have an obligation to ensure that flight crew members are …

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World’s longest flight lands in New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand | AFP | The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand Monday with the arrival of Qatar Airways’s 14,535 kilometres (9,032 miles) Doha-Auckland service, the airline announced. “We’ve officially landed in Auckland,” the airline tweeted as flight QR920 landed at 7.25am (1825 GMT Sunday), five minutes …

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MH370 plane search to end in two weeks

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP |  The hunt for missing flight MH370 will end in two weeks, Malaysia’s transport minister said on Friday, as relatives of passengers demanded authorities push on with the search. “We’re at the final lap within these two weeks,” the minister, Liow Tiong Lai told reporters. …

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Drunk pilot arrested after fainting in cockpit

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  A Sunwing pilot was arrested Saturday after being found intoxicated in a plane he was about to maneuver out of Calgary airport in western Canada. The 37-year-old man was found drunk shortly after 7:00 am (1200 GMT) in the cockpit of the plane he was …

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China flexes military muscle before Trump takes office

Peking, China | AFP | An aircraft carrier in the Pacific and a newly upgraded combat aircraft: China’s military is showing off its newest equipment less than a month before the swearing-in of US President-elect Donald Trump, who has raised tensions between Beijing and Taipei. In recent days state media …

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