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Civil Aviation

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.
   

Vintage biplanes attempt Greece-South Africa imperial route

Tiger Moths.Twelve vintage biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s set off from the Greek island of Crete on Saturday bound for South Africa for a 12,800-kilometre (8,000-mile) race never attempted before by so many antique aircraft.
   

Dubai testing drone detectors after several airport incursions

A multicopter drone.Dubai is testing out ways to detect and track drones after a series of high-profile incursions upset flights at one of the world's busiest airports, the airport operator's top official said on Thursday.
   

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