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Why Africa looks booked to succeed

Posted 16 August 2018

For many years, Africa has been talked of as a continent of great potential in commercial aviation. That potential has never really materialised. As Alan Dron reports, the authors of a new book believe that, at last, things are about to change.

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Aerotask places a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 for AMCON

Posted 15 August 2018

Aerotask, a Dubai-based global aviation consultancy providing Asset Management and Financial Solutions to airlines, lessors, financiers and aviation investors worldwide, has successfully transacted a McDonnell Douglas MD-83

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Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority recognises IATA's Airline Safety Audit Programme

Posted 15 August 2018

Kigali – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) signed an MoU to partner for the improvement of aviation safety.

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PassionAir acquires three pre-owned Q400s

Posted 14 August 2018

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir, which is based in the the Republic of Ghana.

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SITAONAIR pilot weather solution certified to deliver real-time weather information on Inmarsat’s SB

Posted 13 August 2018

SITAONAIR’s EFB Weather Awareness Solution (eWAS) is the latest application certified by Inmarsat for use across its next-generation SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S)

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People power

Posted 9 August 2018

In Namibia, there aren’t many people. This means, as Victoria Moores finds out, that Air Namibia acting managing director advocate, Mandi Samson, recognises the role played by every single member of her team in the airline’s success.

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Kenya Airways begins revamping customer experience with new catering service

Posted 8 August 2018

Kenya Airways has revamped its catering service as part of the airline’s strategy to review and enhance its service delivery across all touch points, with the aim of making it 'more relevant, authentic and

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IATA sees African freight demand contract 8.5% in June

Posted 8 August 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), rose 2.7% in June 2018, compared to the same period the year

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Egyptair Cargo receives A330-200P2F from EFW

Posted 8 August 2018

Egyptair Cargo has taken delivery of a A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion from Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) - the joint venture between ST Engineering Aerospace and Airbus - following the successful completion of test

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Kenya's aviation community welcomes Embraer's new E190-E2

Posted 8 August 2018

Kenya Airways recently collaborated with Brazil's Embraer S.A., to demonstrate the capabilities of Embraer’s passenger jet, the E190-E2 'Shark', in Nairobi.

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UNAC orders four CRJ900s

Posted 7 August 2018

Uganda's new national carrier, Uganda National Airlines Company (UNAC), signed a firm order with Bombardier last month for four new CRJ900 regional jets.

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Airlines and Airports have their Eyes Open to Human Trafficking

Posted 30 July 2018

In support of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasised their joint commitment and work

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SACAA clears SA Express for take-off again

Posted 27 July 2018

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has reinstated both SA Express's (SAX) aircraft maintenance organisation (AMO) certificate and its air operator's certificate (AOC). The move allows the regional carrier to restart

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Green Africa Airways joins Flight Safety Foundation

Posted 26 July 2018

Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways has joined the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF).

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Eritrean Airlines firms up Ethiopian debut plans

Posted 26 July 2018

Chief executive Nasreddin Ibrahim has confirmed the carrier will commence flights between Asmara and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, effective August 1, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing releases 2018 Pilot and Technician Outlook

Posted 24 July 2018

Boeing has released its 2018 Pilot and Technician Outlook, projecting demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years.

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Nigeria to relaunch its national airline

Posted 23 July 2018

Nigeria has unveiled a new national carrier, named Nigeria Air, nearly 15 years after the previous state-run airline, Nigerian Airways ceased operations.

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Air Austral, Air Madagascar and Kenya Airways towards a Privileged Partnership

Posted 19 July 2018

Air Austral and Air Madagascar have signed in Antananarivo a Memorandum of Understanding with Kenya Airways.

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FIA2018 – Comair opts for CFM support package

Posted 18 July 2018

South Africa’s private domestic airline operator Comair Limited, has signed an eight-year Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM to support is fleet of 16 CFM56-7B engines. The agreement is valued at $160 million at list price.

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FIA2018: Uganda Airlines signs for two A330-800neo aircraft with Rolls-Royce’s Trent 7000 engines

Posted 18 July 2018

Uganda Airlines has signed an MoU for two A330-800neo, the new version of the best-selling A330 widebody airliner, featuring new wings, powered by Rolls-Royce’s

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FIA2018: Embraer and Kenya Airways sign comprehensive spare parts support contract

Posted 18 July 2018

Embraer and Kenya Airways announced today at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow the signing of a multi-year contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP) programme.

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Emirates opens first dedicated airport lounge in Cairo

Posted 13 July 2018

Emirates has unveiled its 42nd dedicated lounge across its global network at Cairo International Airport (CAI).

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Air Botswana adds two ATR72-600s to its fleet

Posted 13 July 2018

African airline Air Botswana today signed a firm order for two ATR 72-600s. Having operated ATR -500 series aircraft since 1996, the Botswanan national flag carrier has been an ATR operator for more than 20 years and will now upgrade and

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Launch of Tsaradia - the new Air Madagascar subsidiary

Posted 9 July 2018

Air Austral and Air Madagascar have materialised a crucial step in their strategic partnership.

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Air Tanzania historic moment with first widebody delivery

Posted 8 July 2018

A new era in East African aviation opened today when Air Tanzania took delivery of its very first wide-body aircraft, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines.

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Nearly 37,400 new aircraft required over 20 years

Posted 6 July 2018

The world’s passenger fleet will more than double to 48,000 aircraft in 20 years with traffic growing at a resilient 4.4% per year, driving a need for 37,390 new passenger and freighter aircraft according to Airbus’ new Global Market

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Kenya's Silverstone on the fast track to growth

Posted 6 July 2018

Silverstone Air is the latest low-cost carrier to enter the east African market space. Githae Mwaniki takes a closer look at what’s on offer.

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Boeing and Embraer form strategic partnership to accelerate aerospace growth

Posted 5 July 2018

Boeing has signed an MOU for an 80-20 commercial aviation JV with Embraer worth $4.75 billion, to be headed by Brazil-based management and accretive to Boeing earnings per share from 2020.

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Dynamic future planned for Air Senegal

Posted 5 July 2018

The Senegalese authorities have appointed ex-Airbus executive, Philip Bohn, as director general of Air Senegal SA to head-up its mission to relaunch the company.

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Love Safair

Posted 4 July 2018

Elmar Conradie was a finance guy but, 12 years ago, he got sucked into the aviation industry and now, as Victoria Moores discovers, he’s leading South African aviation firm Safair and its low-cost carrier, FlySafair.

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Sahara Africa Aviation signs multi-year pool programme for growing Embraer fleet

Posted 3 July 2018

Sahara Africa Aviation has signed a multi-year pool programme agreement for spare parts and support covering more than 500 components for their two recently acquired Embraer ERJ 145 jets.

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Ethiopian Airlines receives Africa’s largest 737 MAX

Posted 2 July 2018

The B737 MAX 8 features the new Boeing sky interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhance the sense of spaciousness ultimately boosting customers’ experience.

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ATR sees demand for 3,000 new turboprops over the next 20 years

Posted 2 July 2018

ATR has today published its new Market Forecast (2018-2037), where it estimates a market for 3,020 turboprop aircraft in the next 20 years.

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Green Africa Airways announces two major milestones

Posted 29 June 2018

Green Africa Airways completed its Series A round of financing with Kuramo Capital, a Pan African independent investment management group based in New York with additional offices in Lagos and Nairobi.

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Airbus’ newest widebody A330neo in Mauritius for the first time

Posted 29 June 2018

Airbus will fly its brand new A330neo to Mauritius for the first time, as part of the final phase of test flights leading to the Type Certification of its latest mid-size widebody airliner.

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Meeting the freight of expectation

Posted 27 June 2018

Egyptian exports rely heavily on the freight system. Alan Peaford met with Captain Bassim Gohar to explore how the EgyptAir cargo division is meeting expectations.

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Sudan's glimmer of hope

Posted 21 June 2018

For a decade, Sudan Airways has struggled to maintain services in the face of US sanctions against the African nation. Those sanctions have now been eased, but the airline still faces problems, as deputy general manager, Yasir Timo, explained to Alan Dron.

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The battle for survival

Posted 19 June 2018

More than 50 local airlines have emerged and collapsed since Nigeria’s independence in 1960 and, as Chukwu Emeke reports, the cycle looks set to continue.

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Air Force chief takes over as Civil Aviation Minister in Egypt

Posted 18 June 2018

Following a restructuring of the Egyptian government’s cabinet, Air Marshal Younes Al Masry has been appointed as the country’s Civil Aviation Minister.

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Airbus A330neo en route to function and reliability tests

Posted 18 June 2018

The A330neo, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, has embarked on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations.

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Airbus and Cote d'Ivoire sign deal to boost the West African country's aerospace future

Posted 15 June 2018

Côte d’Ivoire and Airbus have signed an MoU to establish a framework of collaboration to support the development of the country’s aerospace industry which has been identified as

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One Nilestone after another

Posted 13 June 2018

Nile Air, Egypt’s largest privately owned airline, is exploring several avenues to ensure its continued growth in the challenging economic climate. Alan Dron reports.

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Fly-SAX flight goes missing enroute to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Posted 6 June 2018

Jomo Kenyatta International airport control tower in Nairobi, Kenya, today reported that it has lost contact with a caravan aircraft with a capacity of 12 passengers operated by East African Safari Air

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Ethiopian receives delivery of 100th aircraft

Posted 6 June 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has today taken delivery of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Airlines urge caution on airport privatisation

Posted 6 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) urged governments to take a cautious approach when considering airport privatisation.

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Kenya Airways looks in to Bombardier or Embraer order

Posted 5 June 2018

Kenya Airways is interested in the Bombardier CSeries or Embraer E2 jet for a short-haul order of 15-20 aircraft, reports Afritraveller.

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Mango's methods begin to bear fruit

Posted 5 June 2018

Mango acting CEO, Nic Vlok, has been with the South African Airways (SAA) low-cost subsidiary since just before the airline launched in 2006. Victoria Moores caught up with him to find out what life has been like since former CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout, jumped

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IATA: Securing aviation’s future - smarter regulation, global standards, infrastructure

Posted 4 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to facilitate the growth of global connectivity by avoiding creeping re-regulation, maintaining the integrity

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IATA and AFRAA sign MoU to advance aviation in Africa

Posted 4 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Airline Association (AFRAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen their cooperation.

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African airlines’ see a 5.1% traffic increase in April

Posted 1 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 6.2% compared to April 2017, which was down from a

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ICAO concludes worldwide series of Safety Management Symposiums in Kigali

Posted 1 June 2018

ICAO continued its worldwide series of Regional Safety Management Symposiums and Workshops in Kigali, Rwanda last week, promoting the use of risk-based aviation safety approaches by ICAO Member States in

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Jarana stands to deliver

Posted 30 May 2018

South African Airways’ new CEO has begun to implement a multi-year turnaround plan that will restore the airline’s fortunes after a long period of turbulence. Alan Dron reports.

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Sinai warnings extended due to flight safety concerns

Posted 28 May 2018

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) extended a security warning for the Egypt Sinai Peninsula to 25 November 2018 due to continuing concern for flight safety.

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Bombardier sees increasing demand for pre-owned aircraft in Africa

Posted 24 May 2018

At the African Aviation Finance conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft reflected on the development of the African Regional Aircraft market, stating that it was seeing a surge in

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Raising the flag

Posted 22 May 2018

Air Algérie’s new boss, Bakhouche Alleche, tells Martin Rivers he is determined to set the troubled flag-carrier on a better path.

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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

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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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Boeing and Embraer form strategic partnership to accelerate aerospace growth

Boeing has signed an MOU for an 80-20 commercial aviation JV with Embraer worth $4.75 billion, to be headed by Brazil-based management and accretive to Boeing earnings per share from 2020.

Green Africa Airways joins Flight Safety Foundation

Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways has joined the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF).

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Egyptair Cargo receives A330-200P2F from EFW

Egyptair Cargo has taken delivery of a A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion from Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) - the joint venture between ST Engineering Aerospace and Airbus - following the successful completion of

SITAONAIR pilot weather solution certified to deliver real-time weather information on Inmarsat’s SB

SITAONAIR’s EFB Weather Awareness Solution (eWAS) is the latest application certified by Inmarsat for use across its next-generation SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) communications platform for the flight deck, allowing airlines to

Air Tanzania historic moment with first widebody delivery

A new era in East African aviation opened today when Air Tanzania took delivery of its very first wide-body aircraft, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines.

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