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‘It was to blame Russia from the beginning’: Malaysia PM fires back at MH17 probe

Malaysia is “unhappy” about the findings of the Dutch-led inquiry into the MH17 crash, which pointed the finger at Russia even before the probe began, the country’s PM said, noting that there was more politics than fact-finding.

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American Airlines snubs US planemaker Boeing for European rival Airbus

he world’s largest air carrier, American Airlines, has become the first major US airline to buy 50 long-range, single-aisle A321XLR jets from Airbus as Boeing is tries to win back customers’ trust after two recent crashes.

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Russian S-500 Air Defence System Almost Ready – Deputy Air Force Commander

The Russian Armed Forces will soon begin receiving a number of the newest air defence systems, a top Aerospace Forces officer said. Speaking to the official armed forces newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, Aerospace Forces Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Yuri Grekhov disclosed that the development of the S-500, the successor to the S-300 and S-400 air defence […]

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India to Purchase 21 Russian MiG-29 Jets to Improve Air Combat Strength – Report

A top-level Indian Air Force (IAF) team visited a Russian facility to check the MiG-29 fighter jets; later, it submitted a favourable report to IAF Headquarters, according to the news portal Print.

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‘Where is the evidence?’ Malaysian PM says attempts to pin MH17 downing on Russia lack proof

Malaysia has accepted the Dutch report that a ‘Russian-made’ missile shot down its civilian airliner MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, but has yet to see evidence it was fired by Russia, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

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New Il-96-400 Passenger Jet to Help Russian Planes Win Back Domestic Market

According to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s Il-96-400 passenger airliner will allow Russian planes to win back the country’s domestic air transportation market.

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MoD: Russia’s Newest Hypersonic Missile Capable of Destroying Aircraft Carriers

Russia’s deputy defense minister has offered new details on the new hyper sonic missile announced by President Putin in a recent speech to lawmakers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_w_0zUs9ac

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Boeing’s 2nd Biggest Client Mulls Switching to Airbus Amid 737 MAX Controversy

The American aviation giant has faced major problems since the fleet of its newest 737 MAX jets was grounded worldwide after two of its aircraft crashed, possibly due to a faulty sensor and an aggressive stall-prevention system, in just half a year.

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Japanese Research Ship Rushes to Find Lost F-35 Stealth Fighter – Report

The research vessel, which belongs to the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, is fitted with advanced scanning equipment and is carrying an unmanned submarine capable of operating hundreds of meters below the ocean surface.

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‘Failed to warn of the defect’: Boeing sued over Ethiopia crash

A lawsuit was filed against Boeing in a US federal court on Thursday in what appears to be the first litigation over the March 10 Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash which killed 157 people. The lawsuit was filed in Chicago federal court by the family of Jackson Musoni, a citizen of Rwanda.

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Boeing 737 MAX Shock: Pilots REVEALED to Have Learned How to Fly Plane on iPad

Two major accidents in less than five months, which killed a total of 346 people, raised concerns about the safety of Boeing’s brand-new 737 MAX aircraft. It emerged that pilots did not practice flying these planes in simulators, because the company and authorities deemed it unnecessary.

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Profit v passenger safety: Why the US was the last to ground troubled Boeing jets

Despite two deadly crashes in five months the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing insisted on the airworthiness of the 737 Max. It wasn’t until the rest of the world grounded the plane that the US finally conceded.

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FAA says ‘months’ needed to fix Boeing 737 MAX software, not sure how long grounding lasts

The US aviation regulator is hoping the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max series airliners is as “short as possible” but says it will take “months” for the necessary software updates.

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‘Boeing in big trouble’ for not immediately grounding jets – aviation law expert tells RT

While countries and airlines around the globe are grounding their 737 MAX fleets, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing are still allowing the jets to fly. RT talked to Prof. Dr Elmar Giemulla about the risks.

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Russia Switches to Domestic Composites for MC-21 Airliner Thanks to US Sanctions

Earlier, Russian media reported that US sanctions against two Russian tech companies involved in the production of the cutting-edge medium-range jet airliner had cut off access to US and Japanese-made components necessary for the plane’s revolutionary composite wing design.

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