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Female crew member dies after fall from plane

KAMPALA: An Emirates crew member has died after falling out of an emergency door of an aircraft parked at Uganda's Entebbe airport, a hospital official said. Francis Sekandi, spokesman for the Kisubi hospital where the female crew member was taken for emergency treatment following the fall on Wednesday, confirmed her death. "We received her from the Civil Aviation Authority in an ambulance, but she was already dead," Sekandi said late Thursday. Uganda's Civil Aviation Authority said an investigation into the…

Airbus, Boeing close in on Dubai deals worth $30 billion

DUBAI: A battle for orders erupted on day one of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday as Europe’s Airbus and its U.S. arch-rival Boeing prepared to fire opening salvos worth almost $30 billion. Airbus was widely expected to announce a fresh order worth $16 billion at list prices for the world’s largest passenger jet, the A380, from Dubai’s Emirates, injecting new life into its soft-selling superjumbo program. But sources familiar with the matter said Boeing could try to upstage its European competitor by grabbing a surprise…

Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from US laptop ban

DOHA: Qatar Airways announced on Thursday that it had won exemption from a US ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on flights from its Doha hub. It is the latest carrier after Abu Dhabi's Etihad, Dubai's Emirates and Turkish Airlines to meet new rules imposed by Washington in March for direct flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. "Qatar Airways is pleased to confirm that with immediate effect, all personal electronic devices can be carried on board all departures from…