Air Transport

CemAir signs LOI for two Q400s

Posted 26 June 2017

CemAir has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bombardier for two Dash 8-400/Q400s, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Senegal orders two ATR72-600s

Posted 26 June 2017

Air Senegal has ordered two ATR72-600s from Avions de Transport Régional as it prepares to commence operations later this year, reports ch-aviation.

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AAR signs extended PBH contract with Air Austral

Posted 23 June 2017

AAR has secured an extension of its contract supporting Air Austral's fleet of B737NG aircraft, which began in 2009.

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ATR sees market potential for ATR 42-600 with enhanced STOL capabilities

Posted 21 June 2017

ATR is finalising the evaluation for the launch of a version of the ATR 42-600 with enhanced Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities. The regional turboprop aircraft manufacturer is ready to offer this

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PARIS AIRSHOW: Mauritania Airlines announce order for One 737 MAX 8

Posted 21 June 2017

Boeing and Mauritania Airlines today announced an order for one 737 MAX 8 airplane at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

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CAE and Ethiopian Airlines sign five-year agreement

Posted 21 June 2017

CAE and Ethiopian Airlines signed a five-year agreement where CAE will market third-party pilot training capacity in Ethiopian Airlines' training centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: Air Senegal in business with two ATR 72-600s

Posted 20 June 2017

Air Senegal was formally launched in Paris today as the new Senegalese national airline, signed a contract for a firm order of two ATR 72-600s at the Paris Air Show.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: Ethiopian Airlines places repeat order for 10 A350-900 aircraft

Posted 20 June 2017

Ethiopian Airlines had a busy day at the show ordering aircraft from Airbus, Bombardier and Boeing.

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Thiagarajan returns home for Air Mauritius top job

Posted 20 June 2017

Somaskaran Thiagarajan APPAVOU has been named as the new CEO of Air Mauritius and will take office on 14 July.

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Nigerian airline takes delivery of new Boeing 737-300 aircraft

Posted 20 June 2017

Nigerian airline Air Peace has taken delivery of a new Boeing 737-300 aircraft as it prepares for the launch of flights to new West African destinations that include Abidjan, Douala, Dakar, Niamey and Lome. By Oscar

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PARIS AIRSHOW: Boeing raises forecast for new Aircraft demand

Posted 20 June 2017

Boeing has raised its forecast for new airplane demand, projecting the need for 41,030 new airplanes over the next 20 years valued at $6.1 trillion dollars.

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Air Sénégal launch slips to late 4Q17

Posted 20 June 2017

Senegalese Minister for Tourism and Air Transport, Maimouna Ndoye, has reaffirmed the West African state's commitment to see national carrier, Air Sénégal be the first airline to use Dakar's new Blaise Diagne International Airport,

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Strong profits for Air Mauritius

Posted 19 June 2017

For the year ended 31 March 2017, the Group and the Company recorded profits of Eur 27.6 million and Eur 26.9 million respectively as compared to profits of Eur 16.5 million and Eur 15.4 million for the previous year.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: GECAS announces order for 100 Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Posted 19 June 2017

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has announced a firm order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft at the 52nd International Paris Air Show. All the aircraft will be powered by CFM's LEAP-1A engines.

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EgyptAir receives fifth B737-800 NG

Posted 16 June 2017

A fifth new EgyptAir B737/800NG has arrived in Cairo International Airport to join the national carrier's fleet.

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Air Seychelles seeks new Chinese charter flight partnership

Posted 15 June 2017

Air Seychelles is looking for a new Chinese airline to partner in the provision of weekly chartered flights that will link Victoria and the Chinese capital, Beijing. Oscar Nkala reports.

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Wilderness Holdings withdraws bid for Air Botswana

Posted 13 June 2017

Wilderness Holdings Limited has formally withdrawn its bid for Air Botswana saying the pull was a 'business decision' made after realising that it would not be 'in its best interests' to contesting for a partnership with the troubled

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Afric Aviation suspends operations

Posted 12 June 2017

Gabon's Afric Aviation has suspended operations for a period of six months effective immediately, reports ch-aviation.

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E190 jet receives South African CAA type certification

Posted 9 June 2017

The E190 has this week received type certification from South Africa's Civil Aviation Authority. Airlink, southern Africa's largest privately owned regional airline, recently took delivery of its first E190 which will soon go

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Nearly 35,000 aircraft valued at US$5.3 trillion required in the next 20 years

Posted 9 June 2017

The world's passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes as traffic is set to grow at 4.4 percent per year, according to Airbus' latest Global

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Fastjet to switch to an all-Embraer fleet by early 4Q17

Posted 8 June 2017

Fastjet will transition to an Embraer Regional Jet fleet during the last quarter of the year parent firm Fastjet Plc has said in an FY16 earnings report, ch-aviation has published.

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Eritrean Airlines switches capacity providers

Posted 8 June 2017

Eritrean Airlines has switched wet-lease capacity providers, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Tanzania leasing a South African CRJ100

Posted 8 June 2017

Air Tanzania is supplementing its current all-turboprop fleet of one Dash 8-300 and two Dash 8-400s with a CRJ-100, reports ch-aviation.

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Burkina Faso seeks buyer for Air Burkina

Posted 8 June 2017

The Burkinabe government has begun its search for a new buyer for recently nationalized carrier Air Burkina, reports ch-aviation.

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North African revival is theme for next Aviation Africa summit

Posted 7 June 2017

Aviation Africa, the exhibition and summit covering the full aviation and aerospace spectrum across the African continent, is to hold its third edition in Cairo on April 17-18 2018, under the auspices of the Egyptian

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Airports Company South Africa prepared for expected storm in Western Cape

Posted 6 June 2017

Airports Company South Africa has put a number of plans in place ahead of the storm expected to hit the Western Cape this evening (Tuesday 6 June) and tomorrow.

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Boeing delivers increased efficiencies; reduced waste, emissions

Posted 6 June 2017

Boeing is building and delivering new jetliners that will reduce fuel use and emissions by up to 25 percent, reducing solid waste sent to landfills by almost 20 percent, and advancing promising environmental

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African airlines to post USD 0.1bn loss in 2017

Posted 6 June 2017

IATA has said African airlines are expected to post a $0.1 billion loss (in line with the $0.1 billion loss in 2016) which is equal to a loss of $1.50/passenger.

in Air Transport / Features

Why Air Cairo is rolling the dice…

Posted 5 June 2017

Air Cairo is betting big on a turnaround in fortunes for Egypt's long-suffering tourism industry. Martin Rivers talks to chairman and chief executive Yasser el Ramly.

in Air Transport / Features

Third time lucky?

Posted 2 June 2017

Mauritania Airlines International is plotting slow, steady growth in a bid to avoid the fate of its predecessors. Martin Rivers and Vincent Chappard talk to Mohamed Radhy Ould Bennahi, chief executive of the third airline to fly Mauritania's flag in a decade.

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African carriers see passenger growth in April

Posted 2 June 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic data for April 2017 showing that demand rose by 10.7% compared to April 2016, with African airlines' leading all regions in growth with a 17.2%

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US embassy in Zimbabwe bans staff, citizens from flying Air Zimbabwe

Posted 2 June 2017

The United States embassy in Zimbabwe has ordered all citizens and staff to stop flying in Air Zimbabwe aircraft due to safety concerns after the airline failed to meet critical European Union and international

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Flying in the face of division

Posted 1 June 2017

Faced with intolerable challenges in its home market, Libya's Afriqiyah Airways is defying the odds to stay airborne and even set up a new subsidiary in Malta. Martin Rivers talked to chairman Abubaker Elfortia.

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EgyptAir and Kenya Airways in code-share agreement

Posted 1 June 2017

EgyptAir and Kenya Airways have launched a new code-share partnership.

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Fastjet's losses deepen as LCC continues stabilisation plan

Posted 31 May 2017

African low cost carrier Fastjet has seen losses almost double in what CEO Nico Bezuidenhout described as “a challenging year”.

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Stelia Aerospace delivers first BelugaXL fully equipped nose section

Posted 31 May 2017

Stelia Aerospace's plant in Méaulte, France, has delivered the fully equipped nose section of the first BelugaXL, to its customer Airbus.

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Air Namibia in talks to acquire SuperJets

Posted 30 May 2017

Air Namibia is in talks with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft over the proposed acquisition of three SSJ 100-95s, reports ch-aviation.

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Air 26 working to resume operations

Posted 30 May 2017

Angola's civil aviation authority (Instituto Nacional da Aviação Civil - INAVIC) has grounded local operator Air 26 until further notice citing several safety oversight anomalies, reports ch-aviation.

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EgyptAir receives fourth Boeing 737-800 NG

Posted 30 May 2017

EgyptAir has received the fourth Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.

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Jambojet's new Dash 8 Q400 to support expanded flight schedule

Posted 29 May 2017

Kenyan low-cost airline Jambojet has taken delivery of a new 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft as it prepares to expand flight operations to cover some 25 destinations in eleven countries of the East African

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Russian MC-21 narrow body makes successful first flight

Posted 29 May 2017

Russia's newest commercial passenger aircraft, the MC-21 has made its first flight

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Rwanda receives another new 737-800NG

Posted 28 May 2017

RwandAir, has received another brand new state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft equipped with inflight connectivity. The new aircraft landed in Kigali earlier today and taked RwandAir's young fleet to a total of 12 aircraft.

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Etihad Cargo aids return of black rhino to Rwanda

Posted 28 May 2017

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of Etihad Cargo and animal transport specialist Intradco Global.

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Lockheed Martin's LM-100J commercial freighter makes successful first flight

Posted 26 May 2017

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight in Georgia USA today.

in Air Transport / Features

Congo Airways poised to go up, up and away…

Posted 26 May 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) national carrier Congo Airways is progressing with its expansion plans and is seeking an equity investor, despite hitting challenges with its regional expansion. Victoria Moores reports.

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Future travel is theme at SITA IT summit

Posted 24 May 2017

Aviation IT specialist, SITA, rolled out several community innovation demos with an eye toward the future at this year's Air Transport IT Summit being held in Barcelona. These forward-looking innovations are part of SITA's 2016 multi-million

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First Air Mauritius A350 takes shape in Airbus' Final Assembly line

Posted 24 May 2017

Assembly of the first A350 XWB for Air Mauritius is advancing well at Airbus' Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France.

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New airline will boost Senegal's economy

Posted 23 May 2017

Boosting Senegalese commercial air transport and tourism were the prime agenda items at a recent Paris conference.

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EU blacklisting sinks Air Zimbabwe's bid to resume UK flights

Posted 18 May 2017

The European Aviation Safety Aviation (EASA) has blacklisted Air Zimbabwe along with airlines from Nigeria, Ukraine, St. Vincent and Grenadines for failure to address aviation security concerns raised during its

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Mango Airlines considers fleet renewal in 2020

Posted 18 May 2017

The CEO of Mango Airlines has said that the airline will look at renewing its fleet as its current leases expire beginning 2020, reports ch-aviation.

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A350-1000 successfully completes 'Early Long Flight'

Posted 17 May 2017

The A350-1000 this week successfully completed its first “Early Long Flight” with 310 passengers on board, including 10 Airbus Flight Test crew members and 13 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew.

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New partnership to enhance quality and safety in aviation fuelling

Posted 17 May 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed an MoU to strengthen and promote Safety and Quality Assurance in global aviation fuelling

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Veling purchases and leases an A380 to Emirates

Posted 17 May 2017

Veling, an aircraft leasing company headquartered in Mauritius, has purchased a new Airbus A380 and has leased it back to Emirates Airline.

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Tunisair and Mauritania Airlines International to boost cooperation

Posted 16 May 2017

Tunisair is set to boost cooperation with Mauritania Airlines International, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport / Features

China developing its partner role

Posted 16 May 2017

China is becoming a vital partner for the development of Africa's transport links and aviation is leading the charge. Alan Peaford reports.

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ECAIR working towards a resumption of operations

Posted 15 May 2017

Congo's ECAIR is planning to resume commercial operations just over six months after they were suspended, reports ch-aviation.

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FlyEgypt wet-leases A320 from AlMasria

Posted 15 May 2017

FlyEgypt is currently wet-leasing an A320 SU-TCF from AlMasria Universal Airlines, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Zimbabwe rejected as European Third Country Operator

Posted 15 May 2017

The plan by Air Zimbabwe to establish a maintenance hub in Zimbabwe has suffered a setback, after its application to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to be listed as a Third Country Operator (TCO) was rejected, reports

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Liberalization of Air Transport in the EAC Contributes $202 Million per annum in GDP

Posted 14 May 2017

Air transport liberalization within the East African Community (EAC) could earn the region 202.1 million U.S. dollars in gross domestic product (GDP) annually, reports Hillar Muheebwa

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Mango facing fresh challenge

Posted 11 May 2017

Buy your airline ticket along with your weekly groceries? South African low-cost carrier (LCC) Mango continues to go down the supermarket route as it faces up to challenging economic conditions. Alan Dron reports.

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Air Partner arranges first ever passenger charter flight to St Helena

Posted 10 May 2017

Air Partner, the aviation services group, was recently appointed to charter a return flight from Cape Town to St Helena, after the cancellation of two RMS voyages left a number of passengers stranded.

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Libya bans issuing of visas-on-arrival to five Islamic nationalities

Posted 9 May 2017

The Libyan Passport Control office has immediately scrapped the issuing of visas-on-arrival to Egyptians, Moroccans, Sudanese, Syrians and Bangladeshi citizens at the Mitiga International Airport. By

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JAA TO and AviAssist join forces for Aviation Safety in African Region

Posted 9 May 2017

The Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO), the leading non-profit aviation training organisation providing top-level training courses in multiple fields of aviation safety, and

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Airbus' A350-1000 test aircraft MSN071 completes fuel system and engine tests

Posted 8 May 2017

Airbus' A350-1000 test aircraft MSN071 has completed fuel system and engine tests in Cardiff, Wales as part of its type certification flight test campaign.

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French rule out explosion in EgyptAir crash

Posted 8 May 2017

Sources in the French investigation team studying the crash of EgyptAir 804 into the Mediterranean a year ago have ruled out an explosion according to the AFP news agency.

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Eritrean Airlines leasing a B737-500

Posted 5 May 2017

Eritrean Airlines has wet-leased a B737-500 from Egyptian ACMI/charter operator Alexandria Airlines, reports ch-aviation.

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Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates Airline renew global marketing agreement

Posted 5 May 2017

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and Emirates Airline have renewed a global marketing agreement that will see the Dubai-based airline raise the tourism destination profile of the Indian Ocean island

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Mozambique opens up market to foreign carriers

Posted 2 May 2017

The Mozambican Ministry of Transport and Communications has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to all eligible parties interested in conducting commercial flights both within the southern African state and abroad, reports

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Air Peace seeks government help over foreign access

Posted 2 May 2017

Allen Onyema, the chairman of Nigerian carrier Air Peace, has berated the governments of neighbouring West African states for their unwillingness to grant Nigerian airlines access to their markets, reports ch-aviation.

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Jambojet to receive new Bombardier Q400 NG

Posted 2 May 2017

Jambojet will take delivery of a new Bombardier Q400 NG in May and a second one later in the year.

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Family fortunes...

Posted 28 April 2017

South African Express (SAX) and South African Airways (SAA) may be separate companies, but their corporate identities and destinies are closely intertwined. As Victoria Moores found out, both companies are battling a stagnant market and reputation issues, which will be

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IATA: Global Standards, Cooperation and Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

Posted 25 April 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and

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SAA's burning ambition...

Posted 24 April 2017

South African Airways' (SAA) financial state has come under close scrutiny over the last few year, along with its revolving door of CEOs. SAA acting general manager commercial Aaron Munetsi is an exception; he has been with the airline for just over 21 years. Munetsi

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Camair-Co acquires two B737-700s

Posted 24 April 2017

Camair-Co has taken full ownership of two B737-700s it has been leasing from the Aviation Capital Group for the past six years, reports ch-aviation.

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AMC Airlines begins B737 classic operations

Posted 24 April 2017

Egypt's AMC Airlines has begun commercial B737-500 operations just over six months after its acquired three aircraft of the type from EgyptAir, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Mauritius Signs a Codeshare Agreement with China Eastern Airlines

Posted 21 April 2017

Air Mauritius entered into a codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines effective 18 April 2017.

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Airbus aircraft preferred choice in Africa

Posted 21 April 2017

Airbus aircraft continue to be the preferred choice for airlines in Africa and Southern Indian Ocean region, with 27 new Airbus operators since 2010. Today 32 African airlines operate 233 Airbus aircraft in the region.

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South Africa's Safair awarded 5 Star on-time ranking

Posted 21 April 2017

South Africa's Safair is one of three airlines to have achieved the prestigious 5-star status for punctuality as part of a new OAG on-time performance accreditation programme. The other two 5 star performers were Kuwait's Jazeera

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Comoros to recertify all local operators

Posted 18 April 2017

The Comorian civil aviation authority will carry out a complete recertification of all commercial carriers based out of the Indian Ocean archipelago, reports ch-aviation.

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737 MAX9 completes first flight

Posted 14 April 2017

Boeing's 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight in the skies above Puget Sound yesterday. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.

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Solenta Aviation's Ivorian unit adds ATR72 to its fleet

Posted 13 April 2017

Solenta Aviation Group has added a maiden aircraft to its Solenta Aviation Côte d'Ivoire unit's Air Operator's Certificate (AOC), reports ch-aviation.

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Nigeria's JetWest Airways looks to tap in to budget flights

Posted 12 April 2017

JetWest Airways is a Nigerian start-up planning to offer budget flights across Nigeria as well as West and Central Africa as a whole using A320-200 aircraft.

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Afrijet set to add maiden ATR72-500s

Posted 11 April 2017

Gabon's Afrijet will shortly add a maiden pair of ATR72-500s, reports ch-aviation.

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African airlines continued steady growth

Posted 10 April 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a second month of strong demand growth to begin 2017.

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Mirenge ousted as Rwandair undergoes leadership changes

Posted 6 April 2017

Major leadership changes at Rwandair have followed a cabinet meeting decision chaired by the country's President Paul Kagame yesterday reports Hillary Muheebwa

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Strategic partnership: Air Madagascar and Air Austral signed a MOU

Posted 5 April 2017

The Memorandum of Understanding between Air Madagascar and Air Austral (the preferred bidder) was signed on April 4 2017, in Antananarivo.

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Airbus and SITA launch Security Operations Center Services for aviation industry

Posted 4 April 2017

Airbus and SITA have launched new Security Operations Center Services customised for the specific needs of the air transport industry.

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Airbus A319neo takes to the skies

Posted 31 March 2017

The first Airbus A319neo performed its maiden flight today.

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LAM struggles with grounded aircraft

Posted 31 March 2017

By Oscar Nkala | Only four out of the seven passenger aircraft operated by Mozambique Airlines (LAM) are currently operational while three others are grounded due to faults, a top company official has revealed.

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PAS planning fleet modernisation this year

Posted 29 March 2017

By Oscar Nkala| Egyptian airline Petroleum Air Services (PAS) says it will in 2017 invest up to US$80 million in a fleet modernisation programme that is aimed at replacing most of its old aircraft.

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Zimbabwe failing to find technical partner for ailing carrier

Posted 27 March 2017

The Zimbabwean government is continuing with the hunt for a technical partner for ailing flag-carrier Air Zimbabwe after holding failed negotiations with all the nine companies which have expressed interest in the last

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RwandAir plans European debut in mid-2Q17

Posted 27 March 2017

RwandAir is planning to make its European debut during the second quarter of the year, reports ch-aviation.

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First Nation Airways suspends operations again

Posted 27 March 2017

Nigeria's First Nation Airways has suspended operations for a second time in six months, reports ch-aviation.

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Astral's unmanned innovation scoops IATA award

Posted 25 March 2017

IATA has named Kenya based Astral Aerial Solutions as the winner of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2017, for the company's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Concept for Africa.

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South Sudan aircraft crashes at Wau

Posted 20 March 2017

A South Sudan registered Fokker 50 has crashed in the northwestern town of Wau earlier today.

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Green Africa Airways set to begin AOC drive

Posted 20 March 2017

Nigeria's Green Africa Airways is set to pursue its Air Operator's Certificate with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Madagascar chooses a strategic partner

Posted 16 March 2017

The board of Air Madagascar has decided to recommend Air Austral as preferred bidder to the Malagasy state.

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Nigerian government to refurbish three grounded Dornier 228 surveillance aircraft

Posted 15 March 2017

The Nigerian government to refurbish three grounded Dornier 228 surveillance aircraft. By Oscar Nkala.

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IATA calls for air cargo focus on quality at world symposium

Posted 14 March 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service.

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Air Namibia and Condor sign code-share agreement

Posted 13 March 2017

Air Namibia and German airline Condor have signed a code-share agreement that will provide for daily flights to connect Frankfurt and Windhoek with effect from the summer of 2017, reports oscar Nkala.

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Etihad Cargo aids return of black rhino to Rwanda

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Air Zimbabwe rejected as European Third Country Operator

The plan by Air Zimbabwe to establish a maintenance hub in Zimbabwe has suffered a setback, after its application to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to be listed as a Third Country Operator (TCO) was rejected, reports

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AAR signs extended PBH contract with Air Austral

AAR has secured an extension of its contract supporting Air Austral's fleet of B737NG aircraft, which began in 2009.

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