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Electric commuter plane, backed by Boeing, could take off in 2022

Small airliner powered by two electric motors would seat up to 12 passengers and cheaply fly trips under 1,000 miles (1,600 km)A Seattle-area startup backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing and JetBlue Airways has announced plans to begin selling a hybrid-electric commuter aircraft by 2022. The small

Air Berlin cancels 100 flights after pilots call in sick

Bankrupt airlines hubs at Dsseldorf and Tegel badly affected by apparent wildcat strike against possible redundanciesAir Berlin has been forced to cancel about 100 flights after an unusually high number of pilots called in sick, in what is believed to be a wildcat strike against possible redundancies at the bankrupt