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Iran bans Boeing 737 MAX from airspace: civil aviation

Iran bans Boeing 737 MAX from airspace: civil aviationIran’s civil aviation authority said Friday it had banned Boeing 737 Max jets from its airspace, the latest in a series of countries to do so after a deadly crash. The decision was announced by civil aviation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh, in a bulletin published by the transport ministry. “Following the banning of the 737 MAX from the airspace of many countries, including America, which is the country that builds it, this type of plane is now banned from Iranian airspace,” Jafarzadeh said.



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US aviation authority says no update on Boeing, probe continues

US aviation authority says no update on Boeing, probe continuesDespite a wave of countries grounding the Boeing aircraft involved in another deadly crash, US authorities on Tuesday said it would not make any decision until it has more evidence. Britain on Tuesday joined four other countries in banning the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane from its airspace, and airlines in several other nations pulled the aircraft as they await the results of the investigation into the crash that killed 157 people in Ethiopia, the second accident involving that model in five months. “We continue to be involved in the accident investigation and will make decisions on any further steps based on the evidence,” FAA spokesperson Lynn Lunsford told AFP in an email.



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IAG boss says 'very confident' of Brexit aviation deal

IAG boss says 'very confident' of Brexit aviation dealWillie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways owner IAG, said Friday that he was “very confident” that London and Brussels would reach a “comprehensive agreement” on post-Brexit aviation. Walsh, speaking at a relaunch of global airline alliance Oneworld, added that a chaotic no-deal Brexit would not deter passengers from flying. “I remain very confident that we will see a comprehensive agreement between the UK and the EU on aviation,” Walsh told journalists at the event in central London.



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Southwest's Herb Kelleher: Five innovations that shaped U.S. aviation

Southwest's Herb Kelleher: Five innovations that shaped U.S. aviationThe larger-than-life bourbon-drinking Kelleher helped launch Southwest in 1971. He'll forever be remembered for key innovations in the airline industry.



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Britain, Switzerland reach post-Brexit aviation deal

Britain, Switzerland reach post-Brexit aviation dealSwitzerland and Britain signed an agreement Monday guaranteeing that flights between the two countries can continue uninterrupted even if London opts to leave the European Union without a deal with Brussels. “We have managed to ensure a flawless transition, which is in the interest of both of our countries,” Swiss Transportation Minister Doris Leuthard said in a statement after signing the deal in Zurich with her British counterpart Chris Grayling. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but its relations with Britain are based on a long line of bilateral agreements between Bern and the bloc.



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Indonesia aviation in spotlight after Lion Air crash

Indonesia aviation in spotlight after Lion Air crashIndonesia is one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets, but it has come under fresh scrutiny since a fatal Lion Air crash last month as the sector struggles to keep up with its breakneck expansion, putting safety at risk, analysts warn. On Wednesday, investigators issued a preliminary report that said the doomed Lion Air jet had technical problems that the airline failed to fix before its final flight. While officials did not lay blame or pinpoint a definitive cause of the October 29 accident, they said the budget carrier must take steps “to improve (its) safety culture”.



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US arrests alleged Chinese national for targeting major aviation companies

US arrests alleged Chinese national for targeting major aviation companiesThe FBI calls the case against a Chinese intelligence officer "unprecedented."



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Crash kills 257 in Algeria's deadliest aviation disaster

Crash kills 257 in Algeria's deadliest aviation disasterALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A hulking military transport plane crashed just after takeoff in Algeria Wednesday, killing 257 people in the worst aviation disaster in the North African nation's history and plunging the country into mourning.



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Transport hub UAE says Qatar fighter jets harassing civil aviation

Transport hub UAE says Qatar fighter jets harassing civil aviationThe United Arab Emirates said two Qatari fighter jets “dangerously approached” an Emirati passenger flight and a civilian helicopter on Monday, sparking a swift denial by Doha in the latest such incident between the Gulf rivals. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority condemned the “reckless manner” in which the Qatari fighter jets purportedly harassed its planes. “The distance was so close that the traffic collision avoidance system was triggered,” said Ismail al-Blooshi, assistant director of the aviation authority’s safety affairs division.



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Indonesia raises aviation warnings after Sumatra volcano emits ash cloud

Indonesia raises aviation warnings after Sumatra volcano emits ash cloudIndonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) into the air, its biggest eruption this year. Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,900 km (1,181 miles) northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology’s Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia’s northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast.



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