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Civil Aviation

EgyptAir jet sent smoke-alarm warnings before crash

An EgyptAir A320.The EgyptAir jet which crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday sent a series of warnings indicating that smoke had been detected on board, shortly before it disappeared off radar screens, French investigators said on Saturday.

Egyptian military finds debris of crashed airliner

An EgyptAir A320.The Egyptian military found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris from an EgyptAir jet floating in the Mediterranean, Cairo said on Friday, confirming that the plane had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board.

Swaziland king's plane again detained in Canada in debt dispute

King Mswati.Swaziland King Mswati III's official plane has been detained in Canada for the second time in two years due to a debt dispute, according to Canadian court documents.

Domestic flights in Nigeria disrupted by fuel shortage

altFuel shortages have caused an increase in cancellations and delays to internal flights in Nigeria over the last few days, a spokesman for the aviation authority said on Tuesday.

Rwanda to start using drones to supply vaccines, blood in August

A delivery UAV releases its payload.President Paul Kagame said on Friday Rwanda was keen on plans to use drones to deliver blood supplies and vaccines, and was working with U.S.-based firm Zipline to launch the service by August.

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