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5Saudia Jet Returned

A Saudi Arabian Airlines jet seized in Paris last week over a dispute with the leasing company was released yesterday morning. A court ordered the Boeing 777-200 be held at the Charles de Gaulle airport due to a financial dispute between Saudia and Saint Nazaire-based Eagle Aviation.  The airline's director general said the seizure of the jet was arbitrary and illegal, and that "we are trying to resolve the dispute once and for all."  

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