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A solar-powered aircraft, which a team hopes will one day circle the globe, completed a 26-hour test flight in Switzerland at 9 a.m. (3 a.m. ET) Thursday.

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Solar-powered plane takes 24-hour flightupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 13:35:00

A solar-powered aircraft which one day hopes to circle the globe has started a 24-hour test flight in Switzerland.

Budget airline unveils ash cloud detectorupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 21:14:00

British budget airline easyJet unveiled a volcanic ash detector on Friday that it says will allow aircraft to safely navigate around potentially lethal ash clouds.

Airline unveils ash cloud detectorupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 21:14:00

CNN's Ayesha Durgahee explains EasyJet's hi-tech plan to detect dangerous ash clouds.

Richard Branson profileupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 05:06:00

Richard Branson was born in 1950 and educated at Stowe School. It was here that he began to set up Student Magazine when he was just 16. By 17 he'd also set up Student Advisory Centre, which was a charity to help young people.

Virgin Atlantic orders 787supdated: Tue Apr 24 2007 11:04:00

Virgin Atlantic has joined the growing band of airlines snapping up the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. At a press announcement on Tuesday the airline's chairman Sir Richard Branson also indicated that Virgin aims to be the first airline to power its aircraft with alternative fuels.

Blog: Two Thursdaysupdated: Fri Oct 20 2006 11:34:00

Posted: October 20, 2006

Air bridging the Gulfupdated: Wed Oct 18 2006 12:38:00

If you want to see real money being spent on airlines and aviation, the Middle East is the place to be.

Pilot in Canadian crash to be interviewedupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 10:38:00

Canadian investigators are set to interview the pilot who was at the controls of the Air France jet that crashed on landing earlier this week at Toronto's airport, the head of the crash inquiry team said Thursday.

Flight crew praised for quick actionupdated: Tue Aug 02 2005 18:10:00

One of the first passengers to escape from Tuesday's Air France crash in Toronto praised the flight crew for getting passengers to emergency exit chutes quickly.

Diverted flight lands safelyupdated: Fri Jun 03 2005 10:43:00

A Virgin Atlantic Airways flight from London to New York landed safely in New York late Friday afternoon after being escorted by Canadian F-18 fighter jets to Nova Scotia over what turned out to be a false alarm.

Virgin Atlantic profits soarupdated: Fri May 27 2005 03:33:00

Virgin Atlantic has reported its best profits performance since 1999, despite losing £60 million to higher fuel costs.

Terror-threat jet gets all-clearupdated: Mon Sep 27 2004 07:57:00

A New York-bound Greek passenger jet has been given the all-clear after it was forced to make an emergency landing at a London airport following a bomb threat, British police said.

Terror-threat jet takes off againupdated: Mon Sep 27 2004 03:21:00

A Greek passenger jet grounded at London's Stansted Airport following a phoned-in bomb scare has resumed its journey to New York.

Plane diverted after bomb scareupdated: Sun Sep 26 2004 11:42:00

An Olympic Airlines flight from Athens to New York was diverted and given a military jet escort to London after a bomb scare.

Singapore Air makes longest flightupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 06:19:00

Singapore Airlines has completed the world's longest commercial passenger flight, touching down in Newark, New Jersey after a flight of more than 18.5 hours from Singapore.

Virgin Atlantic plane turns backupdated: Sat Jan 31 2004 10:12:00

A Virgin Atlantic flight headed from London to New York Saturday returned to Heathrow Airport more than two hours after it took off as a safety precaution because of a burning smell on the plane -- not the prevailing security threats over terror.

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