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Egyptian crash investigator says French vessel joining black box search

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CAIRO Egypt's air accidents chief said on Thursday that a vessel provided by French company ALSEAMAR, which specialises in marine wreckage searches, will join within hours the hunt for the black boxes from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804.

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China says it followed rules in U.S. aircraft intercept

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday its aircraft followed the rules after two Chinese fighter jets carried out what the United States said was an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea.

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Australia to study three new pieces of debris for link to missing MH370

SYDNEY Three new pieces of debris thought to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have been found washed up on Indian Ocean beaches and will be examined in Australia, the transport minister said on Thursday.

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Boeing reduces size of tech workforce amid competitiveness drive

NEW YORK Boeing Co said on Wednesday it was reducing the size of its tech support unit as part of an ongoing drive to lower costs.

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French, Italian firms to help search for EgyptAir black boxes

CAIRO Egypt has asked European firms to help search for the black boxes of an EgyptAir plane that crashed on May 19 in deep water in the Mediterranean Sea, the airline's chairman and French diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.

China to encourage domestic airlines to go overseas - regulator

BEIJING China will further expand air rights and improve the way it allocates international routes to domestic airlines as it tries to encourage them to participate in the international market, the country's aviation regulator said on Wednesday.

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Irish airline takes delivery of Russia's first post-Soviet passenger jet

DUBLIN Ireland's CityJet on Tuesday became the first western European airline to take delivery of the Russian-designed passenger jet that Vladimir Putin hopes will compete internationally with planes made by the likes of Brazil's Embraer and Canada's Bombardier .

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No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff - sources

CAIRO/PARIS The EgyptAir jet that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said late on Tuesday.

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EgyptAir plane showed no technical issues before takeoff - Al-Ahram

CAIRO The crashed EgyptAir jet showed no technical issues before taking off from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris according to an Aircraft Technical Log signed by its pilot before takeoff, Egyptian state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram said late on Tuesday.

Greece to start key data handover on EgyptAir crash Wednesday - source

ATHENS Greece will start dispatching key information on the EgyptAir crash to Egyptian authorities on Wednesday, including data from the airliner as it flew through Greek airspace moments before disappearing, a source close to the probe said on Tuesday.