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Libya may buy used U.S. Army Chinooks

Defense News reports that Boeing, which makes the Chinook helicopter, is in discussions with the State Department about opportunities to provide used Army CH-47E helicopters to Tripoli. “Libya is anxious for some additional capability,” said Raymond Haddad, Boeing’s head of Chinook sustainment. The State Department and U.S. Congress must sign off on foreign weapons sales. (Source: […]

Italy’s ENAV Wins Libyan Training Contract

Italy’s ENAV has become the official training provider for the Libyan air traffic control service. Under the €1 million contract, the company will train 140 air traffic controllers, who will take part in two-week courses on a roster basis at the ENAV Academy in Forlì between October and December. ENAV CEO Massimo Garbini said: “In a […]

Gaddafi’s Spy Chief in Libyan Hands

Abdullah al-Senussi, Muammar Gaddafi’s former spy chief and once one of the most feared men in Libya, has been handed over by Mauritania to Libyan officials. He was arrested four months ago for illegally entering the west African country. He faces allegations of murder and human rights abuses while he was Gaddafi’s head of intelligence. […]

Libyan Airlines Resumes Flights to Manchester

Libyan Airlines resumed flights between Tripoli and Manchester on Tuesday. Libya Herald reports that the flight, with 132 passengers aboard, was scheduled to arrive at 11.30 but landed at 14.10. It departed again for Tripoli at 15.52 hrs. There will be three flights a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays; the Manchester area is said […]

Senior VP of OMV on Developing the Oil Industry in Libya

The change in landscape initiated by the Arab Spring has provided several opportunities and challenges for International Oil Companies (IOCs) that operate in North Africa. OMV Senior Vice President, Dr David Latin recently spoke to The Energy Exchange outlining these challenges as well as the steps taken to build a sustainable oil and gas industry […]

Fire at Amal Oilfield ‘Under Control’

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Wednesday that it has brought a fire at the Amal field in the eastern Sirte basin under control. Rigzone reports that the fire at the 35,000 bpd field broke out on Tuesday, and that crude output is still halted. The blaze, which injured four people, was caused by […]