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August 21, 2023

San Remo Registered Global Express Seized in Zambia

Passengers Jailed; Zambian Government Impugned

On the afternoon of Sunday, 13 August 2023, a Bombardier Global Express, San Remo registration T7-WW, departed Cairo, Egypt, crossed the African interior, and landed at Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in the Zambian capital city of Lusaka. On Tuesday, 15 August, Egyptian news-outlets broke reports setting forth Zambian authorities had seized the aircraft, aboard which they allegedly discovered approximately $5.7-million (USD), 602 “suspected” gold bars massing some 127-kilograms (280-pounds), five firearms described as “pistols,” and 126-rounds of ammunition.

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Belgium Proposes Taxation of Aviation Fuel-Airline Tickets

The Road to Nowhere

Seeking, ostensibly, to address environmental impact, Belgian authorities are making ready to propose a European aviation tax on fuel and airline tickets. According E.U. news-outlets, the move, put forward during a meeting of the European Union’s Parliament, aims for what its authors call “fair pricing of air travel’s ecological effects.” A similar proposal was formerly introduced by the Netherlands. The Belgian initiative is set to be discussed during an upcoming meeting of the E.U.’s Council of Environment Ministers.

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Sporty’s Offers Folding Knee Desk

Sorry Center-Sticks, This One’s for the Yokes

Sportys has shown off tis new aviator workstation in the form of a lap-bound ‘organizer’ offering a stiff metallic 9”x8” surface. The “Metal Bi-Fold Lap Desk” allows pilots and pax to put that open thigh space to use with a folding, knee-mounted workplace for charts, notes, and devices. The lap desk features a clamp on the right side for keeping maps and papers in position during the flight, with the powder-coated steel board allowing the use of placement magnets anywhere else.

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