Sudan Airways is eager to revive its fleet by procuring new components from Boeing and Airbus after the US lifted its 20-year-old trade embargo on Khartoum. The airline has 12 of its 14-strong fleet grounded due to the lack of spare parts. Sanctions, which resrticted international banking transactions, technolgy and spare parts imports, were originally imposed by the US over Khartoum’s alleged support for Islamist militant groups. Osama bin Laden lived in Sudan between 1992 and 1996.

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