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Civil Aviation

Enthusiasts lose one vintage plane but press on south through Africa

A Boeing Stearman.Aviators flying vintage planes the length of Africa were showing them off in the skies over a Kenyan game park on Sunday, a day after one of the aircraft was wrecked in a forced landing.
 

Airbus's largest A350 jet stages maiden flight

An Airbus A350-1000.Europe's largest twin-engined passenger jet, the Airbus A350-1000, took to the skies for the first time on Thursday, seeking to grab the spotlight from Boeing's popular 777.
   

Aviators in vintage planes allowed to fly on from Ethiopia

Tiger Moths.Aviators who were detained in Ethiopia while retracing a historic flight route along the length of Africa in 24 vintage planes and support aircraft are now free to continue their journey, the group organiser said on Thursday.
   

Flying drone smuggles cell-phone, saw blade into Danish prison

A multicopter UAV.Not a cake with a file in it, but maybe the modern equivalent.
   

U.S. grants second Airbus licence to sell planes to Iran

A320 production line.The United States said on Tuesday it had issued a second licence to France's Airbus to sell commercial planes to Iran Air, bringing Iran's flag carrier a step closer to receiving new Western jets under last year's deal to ease sanctions.
   

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