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Turbulence ahead on the route to a national carrier

Posted 15 December 2017

Just like his nine predecessors, Nigeria's Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, has started championing a process of creating a national carrier capable of filling the void left by the liquidation of Nigeria Airways in 2003. But, as Chukwu Emeke reports, it won't be easy.

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Proflight Zambia female pilot clocks 1000 hours flying time

Posted 14 December 2017

The career of Proflight Zambia's youngest female pilot Besa Mumba has taken off after clocking up 1,000 hours of flying time.

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The ATR 72-600 tours West Africa

Posted 11 December 2017

From December 11 to 14, an ATR 72-600 in the colours of Air Sénégal will embark on a demonstration tour in three West African countries.

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Air Austral accedes to Air Madagascar's shareholding

Posted 11 December 2017

Air Austral has completed its accession to Air Madagascar's share capital, reports ch-aviation.

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EgyptAir on cloud nine with latest 737-800 delivery

Posted 10 December 2017

EgyptAir has received its ninth and final Boeing 737-800NGs on a lease deal from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) and valued at $864 million. All nine were handed over during in the course of the past year.

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Jambo makes a Dash for expansion

Posted 8 December 2017

As low-cost carriers develop across Africa, Githae Mwaniki talks to Jambojet CEO, Willem Hondius, about the airline's operation plan in Kenya and the East African region.

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GECAS takes delivery of its 394th – and last – Next-Generation 737

Posted 8 December 2017

Culminating a 20-year history of new orders for the type, GECAS has received its 394th and final skyline order of Boeing's Next Generation 737. Just over a month prior to Boeing delivering its first 737 MAX to GECAS in

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African airlines' traffic grew 7.5% year-on-year in October

Posted 6 December 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 7.2% compared to the same month

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Routes to new markets...

Posted 4 December 2017

With its traditional long-haul routes facing ever-increasing competition, Air Seychelles is looking east for a possible new source of revenue. Alan Dron reports.

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Unsecured pilot seat may have led to ATR excursion at Accra

Posted 1 December 2017

Premliminary investigations into the runway excursion at Accra's Kotoka airport by Starbow Airline's ATR 72-500 earlier this week suggest the captain's seat may have slipped during the takeoff run.

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Bombardier cements Q400 deal with South Africa's Cem Air

Posted 30 November 2017

South Africa's CemAir has ordered two new Bombardier Q400 turboprops and signed to lease a used Q400 ahead of the delivery of the new aircraft.

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New A330-800 starts final assembly

Posted 30 November 2017

Final assembly of the newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has started and is on track for the first flight planned in mid-2018.

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Airbus Foundation and Air Mauritius team up for goodwill flight

Posted 29 November 2017

The Airbus Foundation and the Air Mauritius Foundation have operated a humanitarian flight comprising 3.5 tonnes of medical equipment on board the airline's latest A350-900 aircraft.

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens to develop hybrid-electric aircraft power

Posted 28 November 2017

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial

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New Cessna twin turboprop unveiled for cargo and commuter operations

Posted 28 November 2017

Textron Aviation has today unveiled a new aircraft - a new twin-engine, high-wing, large-utility turboprop – the Cessna SkyCourier 408. The new aircraft was launched with an order of up to 100 aircraft from FedEx

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EgyptAir and Royal Air Maroc in new code-share agreement

Posted 28 November 2017

EgyptAir and Royal Air Maroc have announced the launch of their new code-share partnership.

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Egypt Air 777 and Virgin A330 minor collision at JFK

Posted 28 November 2017

An EgyptAir Boeing 777 and a Virgin Atlantic A330-300 suffered a collison while taxiing at JFK Airport, New York, early this morning.

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Airlink and Safair set to merge in consolidation drive

Posted 27 November 2017

Two independent South African airlines Airlink and Safair, are to apply to South Africa's Competition Commission for approval to unite under the common umbrella of the Airlink group of companies.

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CSeries interest picks up across North Africa following EgyptAir order

Posted 27 November 2017

At least three airlines with bases in North Africa are evaluating the Bombardier CSeries as confidence in the type grows following EgyptAir's decision to buy 12 units with options for 12 more, reports Martin

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Starbow suspends flights after newly delivered ATR skids off runway

Posted 27 November 2017

Ghana airline Starbow Airlines had “significant” damage to a newly delivered ATR 72-500 when it suffered a runway excursion on Saturday. The airline immediately suspended all operations.

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Airbus Foundation and Air Côte d'Ivoire team up for first goodwill flight

Posted 27 November 2017

The Airbus Foundation and Air Côte d'Ivoire have organised their first goodwill flight to transport school supplies and clothes for underprivileged children aboard the airline's newest A320.

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Investing in people the key to growth

Posted 27 November 2017

The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) will hold its annual gathering in Port Edward, South Africa on October 12-15. AASA CEO, Chris Zweigenthal, shared his thoughts about the event and the year ahead with Victoria Moores.

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Air Algérie caps hirings as foreign competition hits revenue

Posted 27 November 2017

Air Algérie President and Chief Executive Officer, Allache Bakhouche, has called on the airline's workforce to come together and assist management in its efforts to contain rising costs, reports ch-aviation.

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Ethiopian receives second Boeing 787-9

Posted 24 November 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its second Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet on November 21, 2017.

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Air Serv responds to cholera outbreak in southern DRC

Posted 23 November 2017

Air Serv has deployed an aircraft to the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in response to the cholera epidemic affecting the region.

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National Aviation Services (NAS) partners with #VisaFreeAfrica

Posted 23 November 2017

The Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services for an exclusive sponsor of #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA), a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa.

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The A350-1000 is certified for airline service

Posted 22 November 2017

Delivery of the first A350-1000 – the longest-fuselage version of Airbus' A350 XWB jetliner – is planned before year-end following the aircraft's Type Certification by the European and U.S. airworthiness authorities.

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IATA introduces I-ASC Survey to enhance safety through a safety culture

Posted 21 November 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and building a

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Guinea Airlines ready for take-off

Posted 21 November 2017

Plans for Guinea's new airline, the eponymously named Guinea Airlines, were presented to the West African country's president, Alpha Condé, in Conakry during February 2017 and progress towards launch appears to be on track.

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Abu Dhabi: TSA supports ACI-IATA initiative on airline security

Posted 21 November 2017

Addressing the aviation security community at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 26th AVSEC World conference in Abu Dhabi last week, TSA Administrator, David P. Pekoske, endorsed the joint Airports

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IATA urges Swift GASeP implementation

Posted 21 November 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Air France will fly to Nairobi

Posted 20 November 2017

As from 25 March 2018, Air France customers will be able to fly to Nairobi (Kenya) on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle thanks to 3 new weekly frequencies.

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Dubai Airshow: Air Sénégal orders two A330neo

Posted 16 November 2017

Air Sénégal, the national carrier of Senegal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two A330neo aircraft, which is the new re-engined version of the A330 widebody airliner.

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Dubai Airshow: EgyptAir signs with Bombardier for up to 24 CS300s

Posted 15 November 2017

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced yesterday at the Dubai Airshow, that it has signed a letter of intent (LoI) for up to 24 CS300 aircraft with EgyptAir Holding Company, of Cairo.

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AFRAA: Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM & Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Posted 14 November 2017

IATA highlighted five priorities which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa.

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AFRAA: Bombardier predicts growth boost for intra-regional African routes

Posted 12 November 2017

The market for intra regional air traffic in Africa looks set to grow according to the latest Bombardier Commercial Aircraft 20-year market forecast revealed at the AFRAA general assembly in Kigali, Rwanda

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Boeing, CDB Aviation finalise order for 52 737 MAXs and eight 787 Dreamliners

Posted 10 November 2017

Boeing and CDB Aviation have finalised an order for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners.

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B747-400F joins the Astral-NAM fleet for perishable market opportunities

Posted 9 November 2017

Network Airline Management (NAM) and Astral Aviation have signed a long-term wet lease with Air Atlanta Icelandic which add a factory-built, nose-loader B747-400F to their existing managed fleet of three

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CEO with a LOT to offer…

Posted 8 November 2017

Kenya Airways (KQ) has been navigating through turbulent times in the past five years but now it has a new man at the top whose mission is to turn around the loss-making airline. Kaleyesus Bekele talks to new CEO, Sebastian Mikosz.

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Precision Air signs seven-year deal with Vector

Posted 2 November 2017

Vector Aerospace has signed a new seven-year exclusive engine service agreement with Precision Air Services to support the Tanzanian airline's fleet of ATR regional turboprop aircraft. Precision has been using the French MRO specialist

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Ghana's football captain launches commercial airline

Posted 2 November 2017

The Captain of Black Stars Football Club of Ghana, the country's national football team, Asamoah Gyan has obtained an air carrier license for the establishment of a commercial airline called Baby Jet Airlines, reports Chukwu Emeke

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Lakestar Express settles on Beech 1900D as initial aircraft

Posted 31 October 2017

Lakestar Express s now hoping to launch domestic services in the Malawian market by January 2018, reports ch-aviation.

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EgyptAir Express to go with C-Series for E170 replacement

Posted 31 October 2017

EgyptAir Holding has settled on the C-Series to replace its EgyptAir Express unit's fleet of twelve EMB-170s, reports ch-aviation.

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Concrete foundations

Posted 30 October 2017

Johannesburg-based South African regional operator, CemAir, is poised to be the host carrier for the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) annual general assembly. But what is CemAir and where is its niche? Victoria Moores has been finding out.

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Ethiopian gets Africa's first Boeing 787-9

Posted 27 October 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 leased through an agreement with AerCap.

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IATA and ACI launch new experience in travel and technologies

Posted 26 October 2017

IATA in collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI) have launched the New Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT) initiative.

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2036 forecast reveals air passengers will nearly double to 7.8 Billion

Posted 26 October 2017

IATA expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the 4 billion air travelers expected to fly this year.

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Airbus A330neo takes to the skies

Posted 23 October 2017

Airbus' A330neo has made its maiden departing from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France last week. The no. 1 A330neo was put through its paces during a four hour and 13 minute airborne evaluation.

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Profitability is top of the bill

Posted 23 October 2017

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) will hold its 49th annual general assembly (AGA) in Kigali, Rwanda on November 12-14. Victoria Moores caught up with outgoing AFRAA secretary general, Dr Elijah Chingosho, to find out what's in store.

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Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Posted 20 October 2017

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft, opening a new chapter for the Indian Ocean carrier. The aircraft, leased from AerCap, was delivered during a ceremony held in Mauritius today.

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SITA CEO rallies airlines and airports in community fight against cyber threats

Posted 20 October 2017

The air transport industry has cybersecurity as a top priority with 95% of airlines and 96% of airports investing resources into major cybersecurity programmes or pilots over the next three years.

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SAA major board shake-up as chair replaced

Posted 19 October 2017

South African Airways is undergoing a major board reshuffle today.

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Four die as cargo plane crashes into sea off Abidjan

Posted 16 October 2017

A cargo aircraft has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast shortly after taking off from Abidjan's international airport.

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Air Madagascar and Air Austral sign their strategic partnership agreement

Posted 11 October 2017

Air Madagascar and Air Austral signed a strategic partnership agreement in Ambohitsorohitra Palace, Antananarivo, on 9 October 2017.

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New routes boost African arrivals

Posted 11 October 2017

New routes and fresh optimism have prompted robust growth in Africa's international flight arrivals this year according to the latest data from ForwardKeys, which predicts future global travel patterns by analysing more than 17 million booking

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FlySafair begins preparations for international debut

Posted 10 October 2017

South Africa's FlySafair is preparing to go international with the launch of regional Central and Southern African flights, reports ch-aviation.

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Fastjet set for Mozambican and South African market entries

Posted 10 October 2017

South Africa-based ACMI/charter specialist, Solenta Aviation Group, has increased its stake in fastjet plc ahead of the low-cost airline's push into the South African and Mozambican markets, reports ch-aviation.

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A330-800 production well underway

Posted 9 October 2017

As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well underway with the first parts advancing at Airbus sites throughout Europe.

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Five priorities top agenda for MENA

Posted 8 October 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed in order for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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African airlines' traffic climbed 6.4% in August

Posted 5 October 2017

The continent's two largest economies, Nigeria and South Africa, both exited from economic recessions during the second quarter of the year. Nonetheless, seasonally adjusted traffic has broadly tracked sideways so far this year.

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The Boeing 787 in Bamako for the route's 80th anniversary

Posted 3 October 2017

Starting on 8 October, Air France will serve Bamako daily by Boeing 787 equipped with the latest travel cabins. In 1937, Air France flew from Paris to Bamako for the first time. Today the company is celebrating the route's 80th

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Bombardier receives second environmental product declaration for its C Series Aircraft

Posted 3 October 2017

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced today at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the CS300

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AB Aviation resumes operations

Posted 2 October 2017

Comoros' AB Aviation has resumed commercial passenger services following the Comorian civil aviation authority's (Agence Nationale de l'Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie - ANACM) decision to award it a temporary Air Operator's

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Airbus' “BLADE” laminar flow wing demonstrator makes first flight

Posted 26 September 2017

Airbus' A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project.

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Badr Airlines 737 suffers bird strike damage

Posted 26 September 2017

The Aviation Herald has reported severe damage to a Badr Airlines 737-500 due to a bird strike at Khartoum, Sudan.

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Global Aviation to lease an A300 freighter

Posted 25 September 2017

Libya's Global Aviation will shortly wet-lease an A300C4 freighter from Moldova's Air Stork , reports ch-aviation.

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Sanjeev Gadhia elected to TIACA board

Posted 22 September 2017

Africa has its first representative on the board of TIACA (The International Air Cargo Association, USA) which is the largest air-cargo association in the world.

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Air Djibouti eyes 70-seaters

Posted 19 September 2017

Air Djibouti is preparing for its next stage of growth the chairman of technical partner, reports ch-aviation.

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First titanium 3D-printed part installed into serial production aircraft

Posted 13 September 2017

Airbus has completed for the first time the installation of a titanium 3D-printed bracket on an in-series production A350 XWB.

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Mara-Dikwe Air Taxi to launch in 1Q18

Posted 11 September 2017

South Africa's Mara-Dikwe Air Taxi has announced plans to commence a triangular air shuttle service connecting the Marataba and Madikwe safari lodges with Johannesburg Grand Central in January next year, reports ch-aviation.

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Mozambique awards seven carriers domestic route authorities

Posted 11 September 2017

The Mozambican civil aviation authority (Instituto da Aviação Civil de Moçambique - IACM) has awarded seven carriers domestic Mozambican passenger traffic rights following a tender held earlier

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Ghana to partner Air Mauritius for new national carrier

Posted 11 September 2017

Air Mauritius has signed an MOU with the Ghanaian government over the provision of expertise in the establishment of a new Ghanaian national carrier, reports ch-aviation.

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Nigeria to award management contract of Arik Air to Ethiopian

Posted 6 September 2017

The Nigerian government is negotiating with Ethiopian Airlines to sign an aviation cooperation agreement that would enable it to award Arik Air's management to Ethiopian on management contractual basis.

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Air Mauritius to help Ghana launch national carrier

Posted 6 September 2017

Air Mauritius and Fly Safe Ghana have signed an MOU at the headquarters of the Mauritian carrier in the presence of the chairman of Air Mauritius Arjoon Suddhoo, the new DG Somas Appavou and Cecilia Abena Dapaah the Minister of Aviation of

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African airlines experience increase in traffic compared to a year ago

Posted 6 September 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for July showing strong but moderating demand growth.

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WTO will move on to judge actionable Boeing subsidies to 777X

Posted 6 September 2017

In a new round of the more than decade-long spat at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Appellate Body (AB) has reversed a 28 November 2016 report which found that the Washington State tax subsidies that paid for Boeing's

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EgyptAir takes delivery of seventh B737-800NG jet

Posted 31 August 2017

EgyptAir has received the 7th of nine new Boeing 737-800s ordered as part of plans to upgrade its aging fleet.

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First Nation Airways to resume regular ops in 4Q17

Posted 30 August 2017

Nigeria's First Nation Airways has reaffirmed plans to resume operating scheduled passenger flights during the last quarter of this year despite its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) operation specifications being curtailed to that

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The shipshape of things to come...

Posted 30 August 2017

A new shape may soon be appearing in African skies. The latest generation of airship is about to enter service and the continent is in the sights of one of the first companies to operate the type. Alan Dron reports.

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Air Namibia to resume West African flights

Posted 29 August 2017

Air Namibia has confirmed it will resume scheduled passenger flights to West Africa early next year, reports ch-aviation.

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French blue inaugurates the first commercial flight of its A350 XWB

Posted 25 August 2017

French blue has launched its first commercial flight of its first A350 XWB between Paris-Orly and La Réunion Island.

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Drone star

Posted 24 August 2017

A Kenyan company sees unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, as the ideal answer to the problem of getting freight – anything from a packet of urgent medicine to a tonne of cargo – to remote locations. Alan Dron reports.

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Loads of potential...

Posted 22 August 2017

Things are improving fast in Nigeria's airfreight market but, as Chukwu Emeke reports, there is still a long way to go.

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South African Airways resumes flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe

Posted 21 August 2017

South African Airways (SAA) has received clearance to commence operations between South Africa and Zimbabwe. Flights between the two countries will resume today.

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Foreign operators cautiously resume Benghazi operations

Posted 21 August 2017

Foreign airlines have slowly begun operating commercial flights to/from Benghazi, just weeks after local Libyan carriers resumed their own scheduled passenger services to/from the eastern Libyan city, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing Helena site expands to support 777X aircraft production

Posted 18 August 2017

Boeing employees and community members have commemorated the 90,000 square-foot expansion of Boeing Helena to support 777X airplane production.

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Congo Airways revises fleet expansion plans

Posted 17 August 2017

Congo Airways is considering both Airbus and Boeing products for its narrow-body fleet expansion plans the carrier's Chief Executive Officer Desire Balazire has disclosed, reports ch-aviation.

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Comoros' Int'Air Îles resumes operations

Posted 14 August 2017

Comoros' Int'Air Îles has resumed operations following a week-long suspension of flights, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Namibia faces eviction over unpaid airport fees

Posted 14 August 2017

Air Namibia is facing eviction at its home base because of outstanding debts, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing, Air Lease Corporation finalise order for 12 737 MAXs

Posted 14 August 2017

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation have finalised an order for 12 737 MAXs first announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The agreement also includes two new orders for the 787-9 Dreamliner.

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Air Namibia approves acquisition of six Embraer airliners

Posted 10 August 2017

The board of Air Namibia has approved the acquisition of six new aircraft at a combined cost of nearly N$200 million, the Ministry of Works has confirmed,reports Oscar Nkala.

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Conflicting opinions

Posted 10 August 2017

African countries could be affected by the European Union's (EU) new joined up approach to conflict zone assessment, which could see airlines banned from flying to, from, or over riskier areas. Victoria Moores reports.

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Militia holds Libyan Airlines chief hostage in Tripoli

Posted 9 August 2017

Libyan Airlines chairman Fathi Al-Shatti was seized by armed men nearly three weeks ago and is allegedly being held without charge at a base of the Rada Deterence Force, a local militia which controls the Mitiga Airport in Libya.

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Nigeria's First Nation Airways loses safety violation appeal

Posted 8 August 2017

A panel has upheld a decision to fine First Nation Airways for safety violations, after one of its pilots was found to have let his medical certificate lapse, reports ch-aviation.

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EgyptAir to retire 25 aircraft in 2018

Posted 7 August 2017

EgyptAir is planning to retire twenty-five aircraft next year as part of its fleet renewal cycle, reports ch-aviation.

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FlyART paints a bigger picture with twin targets

Posted 4 August 2017

Chadian start-up FlyART is planning to launch scheduled operations from this year, although the exact business model is still being finalised. Victoria Moores reports.

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Air Seychelles to adjust its European network

Posted 3 August 2017

Air Seychelles had announced that it will adjust its European route network.

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African airlines' traffic soared 9.9% in June

Posted 3 August 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to the year-ago period.

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Benin and Rwanda to establish joint-venture airline

Posted 3 August 2017

RwandAir has been granted the seventh freedom rights by the Government of Benin.

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Corsair builds on its strenghts

Posted 31 July 2017

French-owned and Paris-based Corsair International, part of the TUI Group, helped to celebrate Senegal's national day on April 4 by holding an event at the country's Leopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar.

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Air Austral accedes to Air Madagascar's shareholding

Air Austral has completed its accession to Air Madagascar's share capital, reports ch-aviation.

African airlines' traffic grew 7.5% year-on-year in October

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 7.2% compared to the same month last year.

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens to develop hybrid-electric aircraft power

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft.

Unsecured pilot seat may have led to ATR excursion at Accra

Premliminary investigations into the runway excursion at Accra's Kotoka airport by Starbow Airline's ATR 72-500 earlier this week suggest the captain's seat may have slipped during the takeoff run.

Jambo makes a Dash for expansion

As low-cost carriers develop across Africa, Githae Mwaniki talks to Jambojet CEO, Willem Hondius, about the airline's operation plan in Kenya and the East African region.

National Aviation Services (NAS) partners with #VisaFreeAfrica

The Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services for an exclusive sponsor of #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA), a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa.

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