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Japan Airlines pilots had no 'visual contact' before collision

Pilots on a Japan Airlines plane that burst into flames just after all 379 passengers and crew escaped had no "visual contact" with the other aircraft in the collision, the airline said Thursday.

The three pilots were also unable to see the fire from the cockpit when it first broke out and were informed of it by cabin crew, a JAL spokesman told AFP.

Turkish Airlines makes huge Airbus order in bid for air dominance

Turkish Airlines said on Friday it has decided to purchase more than 200 Airbus aircraft — with the option for over 100 more — in the coming decade as it seeks to become the world's largest carrier.

Turkish Airlines chief executive Bilal Eksi said in a social media statement that the entire order could potentially add up to 355 aircraft.

Turkish Airlines set to order total 355 jets from Airbus

Turkish Airlines is planning to order a total of 355 planes from Airbus, according to people familiar with the talks.

Those are in addition to 10 A350-900 model jets Turkish Airlines already ordered.

This time, the flag carrier is ordering 250 A321neo aircraft, 75 A350-900, 15 A350-1000 jets as well as five A350F cargo aircraft.

Stylish new uniforms for Aegean crews

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines presented the company's new crew uniforms on Monday, based on the color blue.

The new attire for pilot, cabin and ground crew was designed by Marios Schwab in collaboration with the leading Greek brand Zeus+Dione, and is part of the airline's renewed corporate image, Aegean noted. 

Turkish Airlines named Europe’s best airline

Turkish Airlines has been named Europe's best airline for an eighth time by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organization.

The flag carrier also bagged awards in the best Airline in Southern Europe, best Business Class catering, best Economy class catering and best economy class seat in Europe categories.