Ethiopian makes an offer to takeover Arik Air

Ethiopian Airlines has submitted a formal offer to takeover the troubled Nigerian carrier Arik Air, which currently handles more than half of Nigerian air traffic.

An Arik Air A340-500. Photo copyright: Alan Wilson on wikimedia

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Lithium-ion battery pack catches on fire onboard Sri Lankan Airlines flight

On the 30th of July, Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL166 was nearing top of descent into Colombo when smoke was observed, coming from an overhead locker in the main passenger cabin. The flight crew declared an emergency while the cabin crew opened the locker and found a bag inside was emitting the smoke.

4R-ALB pictured at London Heathrow©Przemyslaw Burdzinsk

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