British prime minister David Cameron   at RAF Northolt: After visiting Paris where he pledged British support for France, Mr Cameron announced plans to increase spending by £12 billion (€17 billion) to £178 billion (€254 billion) over the next decade as part of his government’s five-year defence and security plan. Photograph: Justin Tallis/WPA Pool/Getty

Britain will boost spending on defence to combat the growing threat from Islamic militants, prime minister David Cameron said on Monday, underlining t(...)

Air France Airbus 380, Flight 65, sits on the runway at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Photograph: AFP

Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the US were diverted to Salt Lake City and Halifax, Canada, on Wednesday morning after the airline receive(...)

Military investigators from Russia stand near the debris of a Russian airliner at the site of its crash at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt. File photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Russia said on Tuesday it had stepped up air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria with long-range bombers and cruise missiles after the Kremlin(...)

EasyJet signalled its confidence in future growth by ordering 36 additional A320 aircraft amid what it called resilient demand for flights, after reporting an 18 per cent jump in annual profit on bumper summer holiday travel. (Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)

EasyJet signalled its confidence in future growth by ordering 36 additional A320 aircraft amid what it called resilient demand for flights, after rep(...)

A visitor watches an Airbus A350 XWB on the opening day of the 14th Dubai Air Show on Sunday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Airbus gave its strongest signal yet on Monday that it plans to build a new A350 jet to compete with Boeing’s 777X, setting the scene for the next rou(...)

Airbus sales chief John Leahy said one airline is interested in as many as 20 A380  aircraft. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Airbus Group has said it is in negotiations to sell as many as 32 A380 superjumbos as the European aircraft manufacturer seeks to break a sales drough(...)

Tourists line up for luggage screening at the airport of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Photograph: Vinciane Jacquet/AP Photo

Investigators of the Russian plane crash in Egypt are “90 per cent sure” the noise heard in the final second of a cockpit recording was an explosion (...)

Officers with the Russian ministry for emergency prepare to unload an airliner with the bodies of victims of a Metrojet Airbus 321-200 that crashed on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, at Pulkovo International Airport in Saint Petersburg. Photograph: Dmitry Lovetsky/The New York Times

Investigators have started examining the black boxes from the Russian Metrojet plane that crashed in the Sinai desert, as Egypt warned that there migh(...)

A child’s shoe is seen in front of debris from the Russian airliner that crashed in north Egypt on Saturday.  Photograph:  Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

The airline that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai desert killing all 224 people onboard broke up in mid-air at high-altitude, according to Russian officials p(...)

People lay flowers at the Russian Embassy in Minsk, Belarus in memory of the 224 people killed in an air crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Safety documentation for the Airbus A321 that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula at the weekend, killing all 224 people on board, was checked by th(...)