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Posted 9 November 2018

Former Air Burkina and Air Mali CEO, Abderahmane Berthé, took leadership of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) in January, succeeding Elijah Chingosho. Victoria Moores caught up with Berthé to hear about his experience as secretary general so far, as he prepares for the organisation’s biggest event of the year.

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Bombardier to sell Q400 programme to Viking Air

Posted 8 November 2018

Bombardier is selling its slow-selling Q400 turboprop passenger plane line to Viking Air it was announced today.

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African airlines posted a 6.0% rise in RPKs in September

Posted 7 November 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.5% compared to the same month in

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Air Botswana takes delivery of its first ATR 72-600

Posted 5 November 2018

Air Botswana took delivery of its first ATR 72-600 last Friday.

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Air Tanzania in Dreamland…

Posted 1 November 2018

A new era in east African aviation opened in July 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, Alan Peaford reports.

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IATA forecast predicts 8.2 billion air travellers in 2037

Posted 25 October 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion in 2037.

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Embraer and Air Peace sign multi-year pool programme agreement for six ERJ-145 jets

Posted 19 October 2018

Embraer has announced that Air Peace, Nigeria’s leading private airline, has signed a multi-year Pool Program Agreement for spare parts and support covering more than 250 components for their six

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Air Senegal SA: imminent take-off for Abidjan and Cotonou

Posted 8 October 2018

Air Senegal SA has operated its first commercial flight to Ivory Coast and Benin.

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Aviation marks ten years of emissions strategy, reaffirms carbon commitments

Posted 4 October 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined air transport businesses and associations to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future as the aviation industry marked ten years since

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Countdown to CORSIA nears key milestone

Posted 3 October 2018

At the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva today, airlines and aircraft operators around the world were reminded about upcoming milestones for the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

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EASA and FAA certify long-range capability for A321neo

Posted 2 October 2018

Readiness to start “Long Range” (LR) operations with launch customers of the most capable and flexible A321neo version to date – the A321LR – has moved a significant step closer with recent joint EASA and FAA approval of the aircraft

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Air transport supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in economic activity

Posted 2 October 2018

The global air transport sector supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in global economic activity, according to new research released today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).

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African carriers saw freight demand contract by 7.1% in August 2018

Posted 1 October 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to the same

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One in eight people willing to fly on unmanned aircraft

Posted 1 October 2018

New research from Revolution.Aero, the global meeting place for people who are reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation, reveals 13% of people would be prepared to fly in an unmanned aircraft.

in Air Transport / Features

Congo's Desire to take up the challenge

Posted 27 September 2018

Congo Airways SA, the national carrier for Democratic Republic of Congo, has huge plans for the future. Githae Mwaniki finds out more from the airline’s CEO, Desire Balazire Bantu.

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Airbus A330-900 receives EASA Type Certification

Posted 27 September 2018

The A330-900 has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

in Air Transport / Events

Ethiopian voted Best African Airline at Arabian Travel Awards

Posted 25 September 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has been crowned Best African Airline at the Arabian Travel Awards 2018, the second edition of Arabian Travel Awards, held on 20 September 2018 in Dubai, having been voted as the winners by travellers.

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Maureva at ONE with IATA

Posted 24 September 2018

Maureva, a leading Mauritian airline software and service solutions provider, is now a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on a major modernisation programme. Anuradha Deenapanray met the management team at the company’s

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Africa's first "civil" C295 begins humanitarian operations from Kenya

Posted 21 September 2018

DAC Aviation International has received the first Airbus C295 to be used on the civil registry in Africa.

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Bryan looks West for growth

Posted 19 September 2018

Delta Airlines is targeting the growth potential of Nigeria. Chukwu Emeke explains why.

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Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

Posted 18 September 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and social development.

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Riyadh is named as the headquarters for the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation for MENA

Posted 18 September 2018

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced the selection of the city of Riyadh as the headquarters for the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation for the Middle East and

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Air Peace opts for Max-8 to meet its growing international plans

Posted 15 September 2018

Nigeria’s Air Peace has announced a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony in Lagos.

in Air Transport / Features

Flagging up a furore

Posted 14 September 2018

Zimbabwe’s shock decision to acquire four Boeing wide-bodies and set up a new flag-carrier raises more questions than answers, as Martin Rivers reports.

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ICAO Safety Report confirms 2017 as aviation’s safest year

Posted 12 September 2018

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) – which works in partnership with the international aviation community to improve safety, emphasising improving safety performance through standardisation,

in Air Transport / Features

Aigle Azur back in the game

Posted 10 September 2018

Aigle Azur’s president, Frantz Yvelin, believes that new strategic partnerships and a greater concentration on long-haul routes are key to developing the French airline’s strong potential, hopefully returning it to profitability by 2020.

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ANSPS and aviation industry stakeholders in first steps on CANSO ATFM and CDM initiative

Posted 7 September 2018

African air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and aviation industry stakeholders have agreed to create and support an air traffic flow management (ATFM) and collaborative

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IATA: African airlines see market share increase in 2017

Posted 6 September 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced industry performance statistics for 2017.

in Air Transport / ATM & Regulatory

Ethiopia ATC strike over amid intense safety fears

Posted 5 September 2018

A strike by Ethiopian air traffic controllers is believed to have ended today with most controllers having returned to work ending intense safety criticism from the international aviation community.

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Ethiopian receives ISO environment management system certification

Posted 5 September 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has been certified by ETA umweltmanagement, an independent environmental verifier, for establishing and maintaining environmental management system in compliance with the requirements of

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African airlines’ see traffic rise 6.8% in July

Posted 3 September 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy global passenger demand for July with all regions reporting growth.

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Ethiopian CAA state 'Ethiopian airspace is safe'

Posted 3 September 2018

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has rejected statements circulated by the Kenyan Air Traffic Controllers Association in their circular of 30 August 2018 regarding the safety of Ethiopian airspace following the illegal

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Seychelles takes one step back to move forward

Posted 3 September 2018

Air Seychelles is undergoing a major restructuring as it feels the effects of a surge in long-haul competition. Alan Dron found out more from interim CEO, Remco Althuis.

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Botswana’s Major Blue Air is first worldwide customer for Mahindra's Airvan 10

Posted 31 August 2018

The world's first customer for the recently FAA-certified Mahindra Airvan 10 is Botswana’s Major Blue Air.

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Planned Air Traffic Controllers strikes will have no effect on Ethiopian Airlines operations

Posted 27 August 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that the planned strike by Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) in Addis Ababa on Monday August 27, 2018 will have no

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Ethiopian Airlines partners in launching of Chad national carrier

Posted 24 August 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised agreements with the Government of Chad for the launch of Chad national carrier. Ethiopian has 49 percent stake in the joint venture while the Government of Chad retains 51 percent.

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Reactivation of Vanilla Alliance

Posted 24 August 2018

The four major airlines in the Indian Ocean (Air Austral, Air Madagascar, Air Mauritius and Air Seychelles) have recently undergone significant changes in management and governance, which has disrupted the operation of the Vanilla Alliance.

in Air Transport / Features

Leaders need to plot the way ahead

Posted 24 August 2018

One of Fly Africa’s authors tells Alan Dron of his optimism about the future of commercial air transport on the continent, despite continuing hurdles that must be overcome.

in Air Transport / Business & Finance

Zambia Airways relaunches

Posted 22 August 2018

Following signing of a shareholders agreement in Lusaka on Sunday between the Zambian Government and Ethiopian Airlines, Zambia Airways has been relaunched with its inaugural flight set for the beginning of next year.

in Air Transport / General Aviation / Events

ICAO and South Africa partner to advance gender equality in aviation

Posted 21 August 2018

In a major step forward for gender equality and gender action in international air transport, ICAO and South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) were joined by over 500 leaders and experts from around the

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Significant growth in aviation jobs expected

Posted 20 August 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published the results of a global survey of Human Resources professionals in the aviation industry highlighting key challenges in talent acquisition, training and retention.

in Air Transport / Features

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

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)

in Air Transport / Features

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

in Air Transport / Events

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.

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Air Transport / Features

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

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Air Transport / Features

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

in Air Transport / Events

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

in Air Transport / Events

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

in Air Transport / Features

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

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Air Transport / Events

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

in Air Transport / Features

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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Air Peace opts for Max-8 to meet its growing international plans

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Ethiopian voted Best African Airline at Arabian Travel Awards

Ethiopian Airlines has been crowned Best African Airline at the Arabian Travel Awards 2018, the second edition of Arabian Travel Awards, held on 20 September 2018 in Dubai, having been voted as the winners by travellers.

Bombardier to sell Q400 programme to Viking Air

Bombardier is selling its slow-selling Q400 turboprop passenger plane line to Viking Air it was announced today.

One in eight people willing to fly on unmanned aircraft

New research from Revolution.Aero, the global meeting place for people who are reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation, reveals 13% of people would be prepared to fly in an unmanned aircraft. One in

IATA forecast predicts 8.2 billion air travellers in 2037

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion in 2037.

Air Tanzania in Dreamland…

A new era in east African aviation opened in July 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, Alan Peaford reports.

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