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ICAO examines Europe, Middle East and Africa civil aviation cybersecurity concerns

Posted 17 May 2018

ICAO Secretary General Dr Fang Liu addressed government and industry safety experts in Bucharest last week when she helped to launch the UN aviation agency’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Cybersecurity in Civil Aviation Summit.

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NEPAD and ICAO partner on modernising African aviation

Posted 17 May 2018

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD) have forged a new agreement to enhance the contribution of civil aviation to the

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Tunisair struggles to squeeze through the Open door

Posted 11 May 2018

Open skies with the European Union could help the Tunisian Government turn the corner on a difficult few years. But for Ilyes Mnakbi, the new chief executive of flag-carrier Tunisair, the hard times are just beginning. Martin Rivers

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Embraer X Unveils First eVTOL Concept

Posted 9 May 2018

Embraer X, an Embraer organisation dedicated to developing disruptive businesses, today unveiled its first electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept.

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Angolan consortium signs for six Q400s

Posted 8 May 2018

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has signed a firm purchase agreement for six new Q400 aircraft with African Aero Trading on behalf of the consortium forming Air Connection Express, Transportes Aereos S.A, based in Luanda, Republic of Angola.

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TACV presents new brand

Posted 8 May 2018

Cape Verdean airline presents a new brand image and reinforces its connection with the Cape Verdean nation, becoming Cape Verde Airlines

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African airlines continue to see very strong demand

Posted 3 May 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2018 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 9.5%, compared to the same month a year ago,

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African FTKs fell by 3.4% in March

Posted 2 May 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 1.7% in March 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was five

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14 African countries kept up with aerodrome certification course from CAAi

Posted 27 April 2018

Some 36 delegates from 14 African countries has benefited from the No Country Left Behind ICAO initiative as the attended an aerodrome certification course managed by the UK’s civil aviation authority’s

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Ethiopian increases its Q400 fleet with extra 10

Posted 27 April 2018

Ethiopian Airlines is to add ten more Bombardier Q400 turboprops to its fleet.

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ATNS official elected to key Industry position

Posted 25 April 2018

Air Traffic and Navigation Service (ATNS) SOC Senior Air Traffic Controller, Peter Van Rooyen, has been elected Executive Vice-President of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA).

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Global standards collaboration key to future of ground handling

Posted 24 April 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has highlighted three key priorities for the ground handling industry to support the growing demand for air travel: harmonizing global standards to improve safety,

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Etihad Airways boosts flights to Morocco

Posted 16 April 2018

Etihad Airways is increasing its services to Morocco to meet increased demand.

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Etihad Airways and EgyptAir expand codeshare agreement

Posted 16 April 2018

Etihad Airways and EgyptAir have announced a significant expansion of their successful codeshare partnership to cover more destinations in Africa, North Asia and Australia. Sales on the expanded agreement will come into effect

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Step by step to recovery

Posted 16 April 2018

The last couple of years could have not have been a more difficult time to run an airline in Egypt and even now, it’s a tough job, says the managing director of Nesma Airlines, Ashraf Lamloum.

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SAA appointees in place to forge ahead with turnaround

Posted 13 April 2018

South African Airways (SAA) has announced a number of key appointments to fill the critical skills gap at the airline as it forges ahead with implementing its turnaround.

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Air Austral on fuel reduction pilot with Panasonic and Safety Line

Posted 12 April 2018

Reunion-based Air Austral is to see fuel reduction on its Indian Ocean flights thanks to a new data analysis system developed by Safety Line in collaboration with Panasonic Avionics.

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Bose introduces game changing headsets for commercial pilots

Posted 10 April 2018

Commercial pilots can now benefit from the noise cancellation technology that changed the whole communication scene for general aviation pilots following the launch of a new premium headset from Bose.

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Cape Verde Airlines renews operating and safety certificate of flight

Posted 10 April 2018

Cape Verde Airlines has renewed the certificate of Operational safety audit (IOSA) of IATA.

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Iceland takes a cold, hard look at TACV

Posted 9 April 2018

Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde (TACV/Cabo Verde Airlines) is struggling with debt and a sub-optimal fleet. Now, as Alan Dron reports, it has turned to the seemingly unlikely location of Iceland to help it improve the situation.

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Rwandair gets new CEO

Posted 9 April 2018

Rwandair has appointed Yvonne Manzi Makolo as its new chief executive. She has been deputy CEO and head of marketing since joining the airline last year from MTN Rwanda where she was chief marketing officer.

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African airlines experience 6.3% rise in traffic in February

Posted 9 April 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to

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African carriers’ see freight demand increase by 15.9% in February

Posted 5 April 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released demand growth results for global air freight markets for February 2018 showing a 6.8% increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs)

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Air Tanzania receives new Bombardier Q-400

Posted 4 April 2018

Air Tanzania has taken delivery of new Bombardier Q-400 aircraft from Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, Canada, reports the Afritraveller.

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RJ improves on-time performance to rank third in the Middle East and Africa

Posted 4 April 2018

In a recent report published by FlightStats, a commercial aviation data services, provider, Royal Jordanian ranked third out of 13 major airlines in the Middle East and Africa region and eigth among 41

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Is this a new dawn for Africa’s airlines?

Posted 3 April 2018

Every recent forecast has said that prospects are bright for Africa’s airlines but, for many, success has proved elusive. Now, however, Raphael Kuuchi, vice-president Africa for the International Air Transport Association (IATA), tells Alan

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Hexcel Celebrates Grand Opening of New Manufacturing Facility in Casablanca

Posted 30 March 2018

Advanced composite materials manufacturer Hexcel celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the art manufacturing facility at the MidParc Free Trade Zone in Casablanca.

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RwandAir and Question Coffee partner up

Posted 30 March 2018

RwandAir and Question Coffee have entered a ground breaking partnership to serve Rwandan specialty coffee on all of RwandAir flights with over 2 million cups to be offered in the next two years.

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Air Cairo aiming to stand out from the crowd

Posted 28 March 2018

A new corporate livery marks a new beginning for Air Cairo as it emerges from the troubles of the past few years and prepares to expand once more.

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Air France joins the KLM - Kenya Airways joint venture

Posted 26 March 2018

From March 25, Air France will be part of the joint venture that has been in existence since 1995 between KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Kenya Airways.

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Partnerships key to Swaziland revival

Posted 23 March 2018

The Swaziland aviation landscape could be on the brink of change, as former national flag-carrier Royal Swazi National Airways considers resuming flights, creating uncertainty for joint-venture incumbent Swaziland Airlink. Victoria Moores

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SAA advises of US flight changes due to bad weather

Posted 22 March 2018

South African Airways (SAA) advises all its customers of changes to its US flights due to adverse weather conditions.

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Fastjet and LAM Mozambique sign MoU for future cooperation

Posted 21 March 2018

Low-cost African airline Fastjet and LAM - Mozambique Airlines, have announced the signing of an MoU to explore long-term commercial cooperation.

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Spike Aerospace predicts supersonic market exceeds 13 Million+ annually

Posted 20 March 2018

"Supersonic flights could be enjoyed by over 13 million passengers annually when flights begin in 2025," according to Vik Kachoria, CEO & President of Spike Aerospace.

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Ethiopian weighs in

Posted 19 March 2018

One of Ethiopian Airlines Group’s seven profit centres – Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services – is making huge investments to its infrastructure and fleet. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

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Boeing 737 MAX 7 completes successful first flight

Posted 19 March 2018

Boeing's new 737 MAX 7 successfully completed its first flight today. The airplane remains on schedule and now begins a comprehensive flight test programme leading to certification and delivery in 2019.

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Snake on a plane! Fake news says EgyptAir

Posted 18 March 2018

EgyptAir has denied a news release that has been posted by several news websites stating finding a cobra snake aboard its flight to Kuwait today.

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Dana Air releases statement on Port Harcourt runway incident

Posted 13 March 2018

Dana Air has released a statement on the report by Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) regarding the Port Harcourt runway incident involving one of the airlines aircraft last month, reports Afritraveller

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Kenya Airways plans new economy plus class

Posted 13 March 2018

Kenya Airways is planning to target high-level premium customers, as part of restructuring efforts aimed at returning the airline to operational profitability, reports Reuters.

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Harare drops Zimbabwe Airways in favour of Air Zimbabwe

Posted 12 March 2018

The Zimbabwean Government has pulled the plug on the now stillborn Zimbabwe Airways project with Minister of Transport Joram Gumbo having now decided to focus on resuscitating the moribund Air Zimbabwe, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Austral to wet-lease an A330 in 2Q18

Posted 12 March 2018

Air Austral will wet-lease a A330-200 this summer season, reports ch-aviation.

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A dish called Rwanda...

Posted 12 March 2018

RwandAir hosted the recent African Airlines Association (AFRAA) annual general assembly in Kigali. Victoria Moores caught up with acting CEO, Colonel Chance Ndagano, to find out what has happened since his took over the leadership in April 2017.

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An intense year for Dassault Aviation

Posted 8 March 2018

Dassault Aviation has announced its financial results for 2017.

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Reborn free...

Posted 5 March 2018

Air Tanzania is going through a dramatic rebirth, reinventing itself with a new fleet and a business-focused culture. Victoria Moores caught up with the airline’s CEO and managing director, Ladislaus Matindi, to hear about the rapid transformation.

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First Ultra Long Range A350 XWB makes its debut

Posted 28 February 2018

The first Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse.

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Seamless Air Alliance is launched

Posted 26 February 2018

Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint, and Bharti Airtel (Airtel) have announced the formation of the Seamless Air Alliance.

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Berthé of a new era

Posted 26 February 2018

Former Air Burkina and Air Mali CEO, Abderahmane Berthé, was named as the next African Airlines Association (AFRAA) secretary general during the association’s annual general assembly (AGA) in Kigali, Rwanda. Victoria Moores caught up with Berthé to

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IATA: Aim for 1 billion passengers to fly on sustainable aviation fuel flights by 2025

Posted 26 February 2018

On 24 February 2008, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 flew from London to Amsterdam with sustainable aviation fuel in one of its engines.

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IATA releases 2017 Airline Safety Performance showing progress in Africa

Posted 26 February 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for the 2017 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continued strong improvements in safety.

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IATA: Sub-Saharan Africa continued to make strong progress on safety

Posted 23 February 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2017 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continued strong improvements in safety.

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Swaziland seeks to diversify network through subsidised ops

Posted 22 February 2018

Following the collapse of the Swazi Airways venture before it ever even launched flights, the Swazi government is now courting South African carriers over their interest in connecting Manzini King Mswati III Int'l to various

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 awarded FAA certification

Posted 19 February 2018

Boeing has announced that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the aircraft for commercial service.

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Dana Air and ASKY sign interline agreement

Posted 19 February 2018

An interline agreement has been reached between Dana Air and Asky airline, reports Afritraveller.

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Air Peace takes delivery of its second Embraer 145

Posted 14 February 2018

Air Peace has taken delivery of its second Embraer 145 jet in a bid to end the travel difficulties of the nations’s unserved and underserved cities, reports The Afritraveller.

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Air Sénégal firms A330neo order

Posted 12 February 2018

Air Sénégal has firmed up a MoU signed with Airbus in November last year, for the order of two A330-900s, reports ch-aviation.

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CemAir operations and fleet grounding

Posted 9 February 2018

CemAir CEO apologises to customers for the continued disruption to its operations and said that it is “working hard to expedite the restoration of its normal scheduled flights.”

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Boeing 737 MAX 10 reaches firm configuration

Posted 7 February 2018

Boeing's 737 MAX 10 has reached a major milestone as the MAX programme completed firm configuration on the aircraft.

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Air Tanzania outlines early CS300 and 787 deployment plans

Posted 7 February 2018

Air Tanzania chief executive officer and managing director, Ladislaus Matindi, has outlined the carrier's early CS300 and 787-8 deployment plans ahead of either type's delivery later this year, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing debuts first 737 MAX 7

Posted 6 February 2018

Boeing employees celebrated the debut of the first 737 MAX 7 at the company's Renton, Washington, factory yesterday.

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New Airbus A330-800 rolls-out of paintshop

Posted 5 February 2018

The newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has rolled out of the paintshop, on track for its first flight mid-2018.

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Air Sénégal confirms its order for two A330neo

Posted 2 February 2018

Sénégal's national carrier Air Sénégal, has signed a firm order for two A330neo aircraft, the new Rolls-Royce re-engined version of the best-selling A330 wide-body airliner.

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African airlines saw 2017 traffic rise 7.5% compared to 2016

Posted 1 February 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ended 31 December rose 7.6% compared to

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IATA reports air freight demand up 9% in 2017

Posted 1 February 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) grew by 9.0% - more than double the 3.6% annual growth recorded

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Airbus latest single-aisle aircraft makes first flight

Posted 31 January 2018

Airbus' first A321LR (Long Range), MSN7877, has accomplished its maiden flight following a mission lasting 2 hours and 36 minutes.

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Air travel to the Middle East and Africa soars

Posted 31 January 2018

Analysis by ForwardKeys, the company that helps forecast future travel by analysing around 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that

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African aviation single market boost from AU agreement

Posted 29 January 2018

Twenty-three African governments have formally agreed liberalisation plans for air transport. The initiative - the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) - was established during the African Union summit in Addis Ababa

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IATA welcomes single African Air Transport Market but says effective implementation is key

Posted 29 January 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s skies

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EgyptAir tops Africa's punctuality table

Posted 25 January 2018

EgyptAir was named as Africa's most punctual airport in OAG's annual punctuality league results which is drawn from a database of approximately 57 million flight records.

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Republic of Congo commits to ARJ21-700s

Posted 25 January 2018

The Ministry of Transport in the Republic of Congo has signed an order for two ARJ21-700s, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Cap boosts Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 sales

Posted 23 January 2018

Rolls-Royce has won an order from aircraft lessor AerCap for Trent 1000 engines to power ten Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The deal is valued at $450m at list prices. In addition, AerCap has options for a further five Trent 1000-powered 787s.

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Ethiopian partners with Zambian Government for the re-launch of the national carrier

Posted 19 January 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised shareholders agreement with the Government of Zambia for the re-launch of Zambia Airways. The Government of Zambia will be the majority shareholder with 55% and

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Afriqiyah suffers damage as Tripoli Airport closes

Posted 16 January 2018

Security services closed Tripoli's M'etiga international airport after the Libyan national carrier, Afriqiyah had a number of aircraft damaged yesterday in gun battles that saw 16 people killed and 48 people injured/

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Africa World Airlines to add B767s for intercontinental routes

Posted 16 January 2018

Africa World Airlines co-chairman Togbe Afede XIV has confirmed the Ghanaian carrier will introduce widebody aircraft to service intercontinental routes, reports ch-aviation.

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African carriers post the largest year-on-year increase in November

Posted 15 January 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), climbed 8.8% in November 2017 compared to the

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RJ - second most punctual airline in the Middle East and Africa

Posted 15 January 2018

Royal Jordanian ranked second in terms of punctuality among Middle East and African airlines with 80.67% on-time performance rate last year, according to OAG's 2018 Punctuality League study, released earlier this

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SAA in code-share with TAAG Angola Airlines

Posted 11 January 2018

South African Airways (SAA) has entered a code-share agreement with TAAG Angola Airlines.

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African airlines experienced 7.9% rise in demand compared to November 2016

Posted 11 January 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), climbed 8.8% in November 2017

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GECAS to lease Ethiopian Airlines the first two AEI-converted 737-800 Freighters

Posted 9 January 2018

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has committed to lease the first two Boeing 737-800 freighters (737-800SF) converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) from GECAS, with the first

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Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Posted 8 January 2018

Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg.

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Female tourist killed and 12 injured in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

Posted 5 January 2018

A South African female tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured when a hot air balloon crashed near Luxor, Egypt, earlier today.

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Precision Air is number one in Africa for on-time performance

Posted 4 January 2018

According to a report that was released for the period of June –November 2017 by the Official Airline Guide (OAG), an air travel intelligence company based in the United Kingdom shows that Precision Air leads other 34

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Ethiopian Airlines calls off talks with Nigeria's Arik Air

Posted 3 January 2018

Ethiopian Airlines chief executive officer Tewolde Gebremariam has confirmed talks with Arik Air over a proposed management contract have now been terminated, reports ch-aviation.

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EgyptAir firms up order for 12+12 CS300s

Posted 2 January 2018

EgyptAir has signed a firm order agreement with Bombardier for the purchase of twelve CS300s along with purchase rights for a further twelve of the type, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Madagascar names nascent domestic unit Tsaradia

Posted 27 December 2017

Air Madagascar will name its nascent domestic subsidiary Tsaradia, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing and Royal Air Maroc announce orders for four 787 Dreamliners

Posted 27 December 2017

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) today announced orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco's flag carrier to expand international service.

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Weight for it...

Posted 22 December 2017

Tunisia’s new all-cargo airline, Air Cargo Express, is now operating a second freighter and plans to have another three by the end of 2017. Tom Pleasant reports.

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Zambian national carrier revival with help from Ethiopian

Posted 21 December 2017

Ethiopian Airlines is to become the “strategic partner” of a re-launched national airline for Zambia, according to the southern Africa nation’s transport minister Brian Mushimba

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Mauritanian carrier becomes the first in Africa to fly the newest version of the best-selling 737

Posted 21 December 2017

Mauritania Airlines International today became the first operator in Africa of the new Boeing737-800.

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First SSJ100 test flight with the Saberlets performed successfully

Posted 21 December 2017

Sukhoi Superjet 100 has performed its first flight with the installed saberlets in Zhukovsky.

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EgyptAir and Russia to resume SSJ-100 negotiations

Posted 20 December 2017

EgyptAir and Russia will resume talks regarding the potential sale of SSJ 100/95 aircraft, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said after meeting with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, reports ch-aviation.

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Egyptian Aviation Academy adds Beechcraft piston aircraft to its fleet

Posted 20 December 2017

Textron has received an order for two Beechcraft Baron G58 and two Beechcraft Bonanza G36 aircraft from Egyptian Aviation Academy.

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Air Senegal set to relaunch national airline

Posted 19 December 2017

The reinstatement of a national airline is part of the Senegal Government's 'Plan Emergent Senegal' (PSE) and is keenly supported by the country's president, Macky Sall, along with the Senegalese Minister of Tourism and Air Transport,

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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

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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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Rwandair gets new CEO

Rwandair has appointed Yvonne Manzi Makolo as its new chief executive. She has been deputy CEO and head of marketing since joining the airline last year from MTN Rwanda where she was chief marketing officer.

Air Austral on fuel reduction pilot with Panasonic and Safety Line

Reunion-based Air Austral is to see fuel reduction on its Indian Ocean flights thanks to a new data analysis system developed by Safety Line in collaboration with Panasonic Avionics.

Tunisair struggles to squeeze through the Open door

Open skies with the European Union could help the Tunisian Government turn the corner on a difficult few years. But for Ilyes Mnakbi, the new chief executive of flag-carrier Tunisair, the hard times are just beginning. Martin Rivers

SAA appointees in place to forge ahead with turnaround

South African Airways (SAA) has announced a number of key appointments to fill the critical skills gap at the airline as it forges ahead with implementing its turnaround.

RwandAir and Question Coffee partner up

RwandAir and Question Coffee have entered a ground breaking partnership to serve Rwandan specialty coffee on all of RwandAir flights with over 2 million cups to be offered in the next two years.

African airlines continue to see very strong demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2018 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 9.5%, compared to the same month a year ago,

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