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U.S. allows American-made planes to be flown to Iran

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WASHINGTON The United States said on Friday it would allow foreign airlines to fly U.S.-made aircraft to Iran, providing greater assurance to aviation companies as Iran tries to re-establish trade and business links following the lifting of sanctions.

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BA owner IAG trims growth plans further after Brexit vote 29 Jul 2016

PARIS British Airways-owner IAG trimmed growth plans for 2016 further and gave a cautious outlook for annual earnings due to weaker trading and the slump in sterling after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

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Wing part found in Tanzania is "highly likely" from MH370 - Australia minister 29 Jul 2016

SYDNEY An aircraft wing part found in Tanzania is "highly likely" to be part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an Australian government minister said on Friday, in what would be the second confirmed piece of the jetliner.

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Home flight simulator in MH370 captain's home plotted Indian Ocean course - JACC 28 Jul 2016

SYDNEY A home flight simulator owned by the pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was used to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean where the aircraft is believed to have gone missing, the Australian agency in charge of the search said on Thursday.

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Air France-KLM says attacks hitting revenue 27 Jul 2016

PARIS Air France-KLM joined other European airlines in warning of the impact on revenue this year of recent attacks in France and political upheaval elsewhere as it reported a drop in sales and braced for a strike by its staff.

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Malaysia Airlines orders Boeing 737 MAX jets in $5.5 billion deal 27 Jul 2016

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia Airlines said on Wednesday it had ordered 50 Boeing 737 MAX jets, with firm orders for 25 and rights to purchase 25 more.

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Search for missing Malaysian MH370 to be suspended - joint panel 22 Jul 2016

KUALA LUMPUR The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be suspended if the aircraft is not found in an area now being searched, Malaysia, China and Australia said in a statement on Friday.

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Heathrow says expansion more important than ever after EU vote 22 Jul 2016

LONDON Heathrow Airport said the vote to leave the European Union made it more important than ever that Britain's leading airport should be allowed to expand to boost trade links with countries around the world.

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Airline stocks drag down FTSE 21 Jul 2016

LONDON Britain's top share index slipped on Thursday after four straight days of gains, with airline stocks falling sharply after industry bellwethers easyJet and Lufthansa warned of slower bookings and a worsening outlook.

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MH370 search team raises prospect plane could lie elsewhere 21 Jul 2016

SYDNEY Top searchers at the Dutch company leading the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 say they believe the plane may have glided down rather than dived in the final moments, meaning they have been scouring the wrong patch of ocean for two years.