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The first transatlantic flight 100 years ago

Paris, France | AFP |  When two British pilots steered a biplane across the vast Atlantic 100 years ago, battling frozen sleet and thick fog for more than 16 hours, they were making aviation history. With their harrowing 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) crossing, Captain John Alcock and navigator Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown completed …

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Sh280billion not yet paid for Uganda Airlines Bombardiers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Works and Transport Minister Monica Azuba Ntege has warned that Uganda risks consequences if the money required to secure two Bombardier planes from Canada is not availed. The Minister together with other ministry officials were this afternoon appearing before Parliament’s Budget Committee which is …

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China signs $37 billion deal to buy 300 Boeing planes

Beijing, China | AFP | China signed an agreement Thursday to buy 300 airplanes from US aerospace giant Boeing valued over $37 billion, as part of a multi-billion dollar raft of deals announced during President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing. The agreement for China Aviation Suppliers Holding Co (CASC) to buy …

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Made-in-China jet takes maiden flight

China’s homemade passenger jet aces first flight Shanghai, China | AFP |  The first large made-in-China passenger plane successfully completed its maiden test flight Friday, marking a key milestone on the country’s ambitious journey to compete with the world’s leading aircraft makers. The narrow-body C919 jet — white with green …

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Kenyans ask questions after yet another light aircraft crash

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome A Cessna 172, registered as 5Y-GSM, crashed yesterday near Malindi while on a training flight. The plane’s Manufacturers Serial Number 152-81599 was ascertained through the aircraft registry site which is available for public information. The aircraft was assembled in 1978 and is now 38 …

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Dubai: 275 safe after Emirates plane crash lands

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | An Emirates plane with 275 people on board was involved in an accident on landing Wednesday at Dubai airport but all the passengers were evacuated safely, the government said. Footage on social media showed smoke billowing from the aircraft. “An Emirates plane coming …

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