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New ‘cosmic’ airport in Crimea offers flights to Venus & Mars
A new terminal opened at Crimea’s Simferopol International Airport on Monday, when the spaceship-like complex welcomed its first flight from Moscow. The facility is located 6km from the old airport it replaces. It was built in 22 months and covers an area of 78,000 square meters. The hub can handle 3,650 passengers per hour or [...]
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False Alarm: Israeli Jets Practicing for Air Show Jolt Tel Aviv (VIDEO)
Israeli F-15 jets practicing for an air show for Israel’s Independence Day on April 19, startled residents who assumed the fighter jet activity above the Israeli capital was related to ongoing tensions with Syria just a week after Israel struck a Syrian airbase. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) made no prior announcement of th [...]
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Undetectable: Russia Develops Stealth Bomb to Glide in Enemy Airspace (VIDEO)
Russia has completed the development of small-caliber ammunition for its fifth generation fighter Su-57 (PAK FA). Russia’s fifth generation Su-57 fighter jets will be armed with the newly-designed Drel air bomb, the deputy head of the Techmash Concern, Alexander Kochkin said. [...]
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Russian Embassy Doubts UK Explanations Behind Search of Russian Plane
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Home Office explanations aggravate doubts about real reasons behind the search on board the Russian passenger aircraft in London, the Russian embassy in the United Kingdom said in a Saturday statement. "This is a clear attempt by the Minister to divert attention from the provocative actions by British l [...]
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Wheels Up: WATCH Insane Russian Seaplane Landing in Snow
Russia’s L-44M amphibian plane was put to the hard test when it was made to belly-land on a snowfield and take off moments later. In a video, posted by the Samara-based aircraft maker Chaika, the dual-engine aircraft is seen coming in for landing and belly landing with its wheels up. [...]
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Ukrainian pilot, suspected of involvement in MH17 crash, ‘kills himself’
A former pilot with the Ukrainian military, who was once accused of shooting down MH17 plane in 2014, has died in an apparent suicide. He was flying his Su-25 on a combat mission on the day of the tragedy. Vladislav Voloshin, the 29-year former pilot, died in his apartment in the city of Nikolayev on Sunday from a gunshot wound. [...]
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More Sexy Stunts Onboard as Cheap ‘Bikini Airline’ Travels the World (PHOTOS)
Vietjet, a Vietnamese low-cost carrier commonly known as "bikini airline" has given its team of hot flight attendants a new way of providing its passengers with a pleasant journey. Vietjet, a low-cost carrier first launched in 2011, has unveiled a new route from Vietnam to India, despite causing controversy in 2012 when its fiv [...]
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Australian Engineer Claims Malaysian MH370 Boeing 777 Found
Australian engineer Peter McMahon has claimed that he has determined the location of fragments of Flight MH370, the Malaysian Airlines’ Boeing 777 that went missing on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. According to the 64-year old Australian, who claims a 25-year record of catastrophe investigations, by thoroughly studyin [...]
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PressTV-Indonesia buys 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia
Indonesia finalizes a billion-dollar deal pertaining to the purchase of 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia. According to Indonesian Defense Ministry spokesman Totok Sugiharto on Saturday, the contract, worth a total of $1.14 billion, was finalized by representatives from both countries in Jakarta. [...]
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Plane hangs horrifyingly close to Black Sea after runway slip (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
A passenger jet with over 160 on board slid off the runway in the Turkish city of Trabzon Saturday night and was left precariously perched atop a cliff edge, saved only by the freezing mud. "All 162 passengers, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew have been disembarked safely from the aircraft. There has been no loss of life or injury to a [...]
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Russian Su-30 Jet Pulls Up to Il-76 Transport in Midair, Peeks Inside Open Hatch
A remarkable video has surfaced on the Russian section of YouTube, depicting a Russian Aerospace Forces Su-30SM fighter jet as it approaches and nearly flies into the cargo hold of an Il-76 delivering humanitarian supplies to Syria. [...]
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Russian Su-35 chased away rogue US F-22 jet: MoD blasts US Air Force for hampering Syria op
A Russian interceptor has been scrambled to stop a rogue US fighter jet from actively interfering with an anti-terrorist operation, the Russian Defense Ministry said. It also accused the US of provoking close encounters with the Russian jets in Syria. [...]
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The Boeing-Bombardier Feud: ‘Rich of US to Accuse Canada of Subsidizing’
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Canada on Monday, September 18, with the row between Boeing and Bombardier on her agenda. Sputnik spoke to an expert who said the dispute could "escalate." Boeing claims huge Canadian government subsidies allowed them to sell a new fleet of planes at substantially less tha [...]
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‘Greatest aviation disaster in history’ averted at last minute
The US Federal Aviation Authority is investigating why a passenger jet made a potentially disastrous landing approach towards a taxiway containing four other planes at San Francisco International Airport. Details are emerging about an apparent near-miss at San Francisco International Airport on Friday, in which a flight arriv [...]
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Speed for the Masses: Startup Raises $33M to Test Commercial Supersonic Aircraft
Boom Technology has raised $33 million to build and fly its first prototype. The company hopes to eventually build an aircraft that can travel from New York to London in three hours and fifteen minutes, less than half the time it would take on a conventional aircraft – and at a price that may surprise you! [...]
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