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Tripoli to get 10 New Airbus Helicopters

By John Lee. Libya's Tripoli-based Minister of the Interior, Fathi Bashagha, has said that the Ministry will soon receive 10 helicopters from France's Airbus. In an annoucement on Twitter, the Minister said the helicopters will be used in fighting organised crime, terrorist groups and human trafficking. They will also be used in search and rescue […]

Afriqiyah Airways buys into Tunisian Aviation Training Company

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that Afriqiyah Airways has bought 20 percent of the Aviation Training Center of Tunisia (ATCT) from two Tunisian banks. The deal was signed by Abubaker Elfortia, the airline’s chairman, and Chokri Zarrad, the CEO of Nouvelair, one of ATCT's existing stakeholders. who signed on behalf of the other shareholders: […]

French Court 'Unfreezes' Gaddafi’s Plane

A French court has lifted a freeze order on Muammar Gaddafi’s personal plane, following a bitter battle between a Kuwaiti conglomerate and the Libyan government. Kuwait’s Al-Kharafi group had the luxuriously-appointed Airbus A340 seized at Perpignan airport amid a near billion-euro claim related to a contract to build a beach resort in Libya. A lawyer for […]

French Court Case over Gaddafi's Jet

A luxury jet used by former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's has become the subject of a court battle between a creditor and a Libyan Kuwaiti government agency. According to a report from MidiLibre/Scoop, the Airbus A340, now stationed in Perpignan, France, was repaired by a subcontractor of Air France, the company EAS Services in Perpignan, […]

Libyan Airlines Wet-Leases Tunisian A330

Libyan Airlines has reportedly wet-leased the only Airbus A330-200 in the Syphax Airlines fleet. According to the report from ch-aviation, the Tunisian carrier introduced the widebodied jet for use on its weekly Montréal Trudeau operations earlier this year, but due to a lack of demand, Syphax has now reduced the operation to a seasonal service. […]

Libya Considers Bombardier and Boeing

The Libyan African Aviation Holding Company is reported to be in negotiations with Bombardier to buy six of its CSeries planes, and is also "in contact" with Boeing about the re-engined 737. Ali Elayan, general manager of the company, told Bloomberg that Libyan Airlines wants to swap eight Bombardier CRJ900 turboprops for a mix of […]

New Libyan Airline Buys Airbus A350

A new Libyan airline, Libyan Wings, has signed an outline deal for the purchase of three Airbus A350-900 jets and four of Airbus’s re-engined A320neo single-aisle aircraft. According to Bloomberg, the deal is worth $1.2 billion at list prices. The airline plans to commence short-haul services using leased planes early next year, while waiting for the […]

Libyan Airlines Receives 1st Airbus A330

Libyan Airlines, the national carrier of Libya, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 becoming a new operator for the type. The carrier already operates seven A320 aircraft, with three A330-200 and four A350-800 aircraft on order. Accommodating a two-class configuration of 24 business and 235 economy seats, the aircraft is powered by GE […]