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German pilots ground over 220 flights, refuse to deport Afghan refugees
German pilots in the course of 2017 have stopped more than 220 planned flights that were supposed to repatriate refugees to Afghanistan.
Days for Air Berlin numbered as pilots ground flights
Air Berlin’s efforts to regain its status as Germany’s second powerful airline have suffered another major blow as pilots call in sick in unusually high numbers to ground dozens of flights.
Two Russian pilots, officer killed in helicopter crash in DR Congo
Two Russian pilots and a Congolese officer have been killed after two army helicopters crashed during a reconnaissance mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the military says.
South Korea pilots wage 10-day strike over pay-raise, first in 11 years
South Korea’s unionized pilots working for the national Korean Air Lines have begun a 10-day strike after failing to reach an agreement over salary increases with the management.
Lufthansa offers deal to end pilots' walkout
Germany's flagship carrier Lufthansa has offered its striking pilots a new pay rise deal in the hope that the days of a devastating walkout that has cost the company tens of millions in loss will end.
18 Turkish army pilots arrested over links to Gulen movement
Turkish officials have arrested more than a dozen army pilots on charges of affiliation to the network of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of having orchestrated the failed July 15 coup.
Pilots on insulin therapy can safely fly commercial planes
Commercial airline pilots on insulin therapy who keep their diabetes under tight control can perform their job without safety concerns, a new British study concludes.
Augmented reality helmet helps pilots see through clouds, fog
Pilots must be able to detect hazards as early as possible in order to quickly plot a path around them. In thick fog or clouds, however, this can be difficult.
Air France pilots to go on 4-day strike amid Euro 2016 games
Pilots with the French flag carrier, Air France, are set to walk out of their jobs over pay cuts as the country is hosting the Euro 2016 soccer tournament.
Israeli F-35 pilots head to US to begin training
The US Air Force (USAF) is set to start training the first cadre of Israeli F-35 fighter pilots from next month, despite the stealth aircraft’s substandard performance in tests due to software issues.
Air France pilots vote for new strike in June
Air France pilots have voted for a strike action in June, potentially affecting the prestigious European football games.
US Air Force hiring civilian pilots for military drones
The US Air Force has hired civilian defense contractors to fly combat drones--a move some critics say is illegal.
Two pilots killed in US army helicopter crash in South Korea
Two pilots have been killed in a US military helicopter crash on a mountain road in South Korea, police officials say.
Lufthansa pilots go on two-day strike
Pilots at Germany’s main airline, Lufthansa, have started a two-day strike in a long-standing dispute with the German flag carrier’s management over, inter alia, retirement benefits.
British pilots take part in anti-ISIL bombing campaign in Syria
A number of British pilots have secretly taken part in anti-ISIL bombing campaign in Syria despite a 2013 parliamentary vote against any military action in the war-hit Arab nation.
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