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SriLankan Airlines issues clarification on A350 cancellation


Issuing a statement clarifying recent “inaccurate news reports” on returning the three A350 aircraft, Sri Lanka’s national carrier today said that the total penalty paid was Rs 14.7 billion (US$98Mn) and not Rs 150 billion as reported by certain media. 

“Among the many challenges inherited by the present management of the national carrier, was the decision to order eight A350 aircraft by the previous management of SriLankan Airlines.” 

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Aircraft With Bodies of UAE Diplomats Killed in Afghanistan


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According to the WAM news agency, the aircraft delivered four of five bodies at the Abu Dhabi airport, where a special ceremony attended by high-ranking officials was organized.

The fifth body reportedly has not been identified yet. Earlier this week, a total of three terrorist attacks took place in Afghanistan, including the Kabul twin suicide bombing, which left over 50 people dead, and an explosion at a hotel in the city of Kandahar that left at least 11 people dead, including five UAE diplomats, who were tasked with a humanitarian mission.
 

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Aircraft Maker Embraer, Under CBI Scanner, To Settle US Probe For $205 Million


Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer has agreed to pay $205.5 million to US and Brazilian authorities to settle an investigation of alleged corruption in four countries, including India.

The Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI had filed a case last week to probe the $208-million aircraft deal signed with Embraer during the previous UPA rule.

The agency had accused NRI defence consultant Vipin Khanna of receiving nearly $6-million from Embaer, the world's third largest maker of commercial jets, to broker the deal.

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Greece, UK and Israel help tackle deadly forest fire in Cyprus


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Aircraft from Greece, the UK and Israel have joined efforts in Cyprus to tackle one of the country's largest forest fires in years.

The blaze, in the Troodos mountain region, has been spread by strong winds and high temperatures.

The Cypriot President, Nicos Anastasiades, said damage caused by the fire was a tragedy for rural communities.

One firefighter died after being crushed when his truck overturned.

It was the first fatality among firefighters for years in Cyprus, which suffers frequent forest fires during its hot summer months.

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