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Civil Aviation

Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

Air Algerie has lost contact with one of its airliners.Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday.

After clashes, rush after some Tripoli flights resume

Tripoli airport.Flights have resumed from two small airports in Libya triggering a rush of Libyans and expatriates trying to leave the country on Saturday after fighting closed the main international airport a week earlier.

Safair signs up for LM-100Js

Safiar signs up for LM-100JSafair, the South African based C-130 operator owned by ASL Aviation Group, has signed a letter of intent with Lockheed Martin for up to 10 LM-100Js, the commercial variant of the C-130J military airlifter.

Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 dead

The crash site of MH17 in the Ukraine.A Malaysian airliner was brought down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels that has set Russia and the West at daggers drawn.

Libyan air controllers strike to protest airport shelling

Air traffic controllers are striking in Libya.Air controllers in western Libya have gone on strike to protest the shelling of Tripoli's main airport, halting flights in much of the oil-producing country, a government official said on Thursday.

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