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India’s Jet grounds seven more planes amid shutdown fears

The airline is also facing the threat of strike action over salary payments

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March 23, 2019


NATO jets deter Russian aircrafts with unified drills in Western Europe

European allies hope such displays highlight how their air forces are defending Europe in the face of sharp criticism from Donald Trump

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September 13, 2018


‘Iron Man’ inspired British inventor flies in flight suit

LONDON: British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero ‘Iron Man.’ Using thrusters attached to his arms and back, Browning flew in a circle and hovered a short distance from the ground, captivating attendees at a prestigious TED…

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April 28, 2017


US strike destroyed 20 percent of Syria’s working jets: Mattis

WASHINGTON: Last week’s US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of President Bashar al-Assad’s working warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday.

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April 11, 2017


China criticises Japan over “dangerous” jet scramble

BEIJING: China strongly criticised Japan over a scramble of military aircraft from the two countries on Monday amid a dispute over islands in the East China Sea.   Two Japanese fighter jets took “provocative actions” at a high speed near a pair of Chinese fighter jets that were carrying out patrols in the East China…

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July 4, 2016


Two jets from elite US military squadrons crash

NEW YORK: Two fighter jets from elite U.S. military demonstration squadrons crashed in separate incidents on Thursday, including one that had just done a flyover of the Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado where President Barack Obama had spoken. In Tennessee, a pilot from the Navy’s Blue Angels squadron was killed when his F/A-18 jet…

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June 3, 2016


US-China military tension escalates after jets interception

WASHINGTON: Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, a further escalation of tensions in and around the contested waterway. The incident took place in international airspace on Tuesday as the U.S. maritime patrol aircraft carried out “a…

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May 19, 2016


NFL: Jets on a roll in London

NEW YORK: The New York Jets are so determined to experience all the comforts of home during their trip to face the Miami Dolphins in London that they have packed 350 rolls of their own toilet paper. The NFL franchise’s senior manager of team operations told the New York Times that the Jets were bringing…

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October 3, 2015


Pakistan air strikes kill 31 militants in tribal areas

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military on Wednesday said it had killed at least 31 militants in air strikes in northwest Pakistan, near the Afghan border. It said in a brief statement that militant hideouts were targeted in the Kyber and Shawal tribal districts, with 14 “terrorists” killed in Khyber and 17 killed in Shawal. The death toll…

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September 2, 2015


Turkey jets bombed 7 Kurdish militant targets in north Iraq

ISTANBUL: Turkish war planes overnight hit seven targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq and also pressed on with strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, the Turkish prime minister's office said Saturday. “Strikes were carried out on targets of the Daesh (IS) terror group in Syria and the PKK…

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July 25, 2015


India to seal deal on Rafale jets in '2 to 3 months'

LE BOURGET: French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday that talks with India over the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets were progressing well and would be finalised within “two to three months”. “The discussions with the Indian authorities are progressing very well,” he said at the Paris Air Show where he met Rao…

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June 16, 2015


PAF jets display aerobatics in Paris Air Show

PARIS: Three JF-17 Thunder aircrafts of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) participated in six-day Paris Air Show started today. Pakistani technicians and engineers are also party of PAF team. The 51st Air Show organized by French Aerospace Industries Association started on Monday at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions and will continue till Sunday. One PAF…

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June 15, 2015


India to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets

NEW DELHI: India will only buy 36 Rafale fighter jets as they are “way too expensive”, the defence minister said, dashing lingering French hopes of a larger deal that has been years in the making. Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the previous government's plans to buy 126 of the fighter jets from French firm…

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June 1, 2015


Pakistani jets wipe out 25 terrorists in SWA, Tirah

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan's military said it killed 25 militants in air strikes on tribal regions near the Afghan border Wednesday as part of a major offensive against the Taliban and other insurgents. The strikes took place in the Sanzila area of South Waziristan and Tirah in Khyber, the military said in a statement. “In precise aerial…

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February 4, 2015


Elvis Presley's jets could fetch more than $10mn

NEW YORK: Elvis Presley's pair of personal jets, one complete with gilded wash basin and plush sleeping quarters, will go under the hammer in a sealed-bid auction for a piece of mile-high rock and roll memorabilia, Julien's Auctions said on Friday. Jets “Lisa Marie” and “Hound Dog II” that the late King of Rock and…

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January 2, 2015


Iranian jets carried out anti-IS air raids in Iraq: US

WASHINGTON: Iranian fighter jets bombed Islamic State jihadists in eastern Iraq in recent days, but the strikes were not coordinated with US forces, the Pentagon said Tuesday. “We have indications that they did indeed fly air strikes with F-4 Phantoms in the past several days,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told AFP. His comments…

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December 3, 2014


Pakistan adds home-made fighter jets to airforce

KARACHI: The head of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) said Tuesday that Pakistan had introduced 50 home-assembled multi-role JF-17 Thunder fight jets into its airforce. Air Marshal Javed Ahmed, chief of the state-owned Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), said the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) had already received 50 of the home-made aircraft and that the supply of…

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December 2, 2014


Fighter jets escort Toronto flight after alleged threat

OTTAWA: A flight carrying Canadians on vacation to Panama was turned around and escorted back to Toronto by two fighter jets Friday after an unruly passenger made threats against the aircraft. Flight 772 carrying 181 passengers and six crew turned around approximately 45 minutes into the flight as it passed over West Virginia, a spokeswoman…

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July 25, 2014


Russia shot down two Ukraine fighter jets: Kiev

KIEV: The missiles that took down two Ukrainian fighter jets in the volatile east of the former Soviet state were fired from Russia, Ukraine's National and Security Council said Wednesday. “According to preliminary information, the rockets were launched from Russian territory,” the council said in a statement, adding that the Su-25 jets were flying at…

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July 23, 2014


Business aviation picks up

SEATTLE : Business aircraft are taking to the skies again as many economies around the world improve, but a surplus of jets delivered just before the recession means the equivalent of 2,750 jets remain parked in hangars. An excess of jets is depressing prices for planes, particularly older ones, and clouding the outlook for manufacturers…

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May 26, 2014


Fighter jets pound militant hideouts, killing 38

PESHAWAR: Fighter jets attacked suspected militant hideouts in tribal areas on the Afghan border on Sunday, killing at least 38 insurgents, officials said, in the third air strike in recent days. The raids came after peace negotiations with Taliban insurgents broke down last week and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif authorised the army on Feb. 20…

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February 23, 2014

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