Gaddafi's Airbus flies for first time in seven years
On 3 May, the luxurious Airbus A340 that once belonged to Muammar Gaddafi, took off for a test flight after being grounded at Perpignan airport since 2014.
Prime Education, a company owned by Tevfik Sekerci, was contracted to train pilots and civil aviation executives. Instead, it invested most of the €18m the state-owned EACS gave it for this purpose in Istanbul-based land and property funds.
Libyan state-owned airline EACS is set to retake possession of the Airbus A340 which served as Muammar Gaddafi's presidential jet. The aircraft's return is being held up, however, by the unwillingness of the French embassy in Libya to issue visas for the company's technicians.
Although it is officially not present in the Libyan conflict theatre, China has just suffered its first military setback there! According to Maghreb Confidential's information, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy lost one of its drones in mid-August not far
President Emmanuel Macron of France, who is manoeuvring again following the failure of the Libyan peace conference in Palermo in November (MC 1316), has relaunched his diplomatic-security drive in Libya in the hope of getting an agreement to hold elections