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EgyptAir Flight 804 Recorders Being Fixed

(CNN) The black boxes of EgyptAir Flight 804 -- badly damaged when they were found by searchers -- are being repaired and authorities hope they can help solve the mystery of what caused the plane to crash into the Mediterranean Sea last month. The French aircraft investigation bureau was able to fix the electronic board of the data recorder, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry announced on Monday. Final repairs on the cockpit voice recorder are expected to wrap up as early as Tuesday, the ministry… (www.cnn.com) More...

Will the Bombardier CSeries Crack the Airbus-Boeing Duopoly? — Part One

As the Bombardier CSeries program gains traction and momentum, will this be enough to threaten the current Airbus - Boeing duopoly? (airwaysmag.com) More...

Russia and China establish JV to design new widebody aircraft

Russia and China have signed an agreement establishing a joint venture (JV) to design and develop new widebody aircraft during Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to China June 25. The agreement stipulates the joint design, manufacture, marketing and after-sale support of new aircraft. The Russian-Chinese JV is expected to develop a widebody family, although it has not yet been disclosed how many aircraft it will include. (atwonline.com) More...

Bangkok Airways eyes increased Myanmar service access

Bangkok Airways (PG, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) says its plans to expand into the lucrative Myanmar market have been hampered by the Myanma Department of Civil Aviation (MmDCA)'s unwillingness to allocate it the requisite bilateral access rights. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Three people taken to hospital after aircraft crash on Gwent road

THREE people were taken to hospital after a light aircraft crashed in Abergavenny.Crews from Abergavenny, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale and Usk were called to the A40 at around 3.25pm.An aircraft, with 120litre of fuel on board, had trouble landing before crashing onto the carriageway.The pilot and two passengers were treated for minor injuries. No one else was hurt. A spokeswoman for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews had to make a fuel spillage safe and remained at the scene to ensure the… (www.southwalesargus.co.uk) More...


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