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GAC TR signs exclusive marketing contract with EgyptAir Cargo

Posted 10 September 2019

ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary GAC TR (Globe Air Cargo Turkey) has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo to begin optimising marketing of its cargo offering from September.

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Airbus delivers first Egyptair A220-300

Posted 6 September 2019

Egyptair has taken delivery of its first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region and the sixth operator worldwide.

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The African Airlines Association grows its fraternity with new member airlines

Posted 6 September 2019

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has this year welcomed four new member airlines namely: Safarilink aviation operating from Kenya; Air Djibouti - the flag carrier of Djibouti, Air Senegal - the

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Tunisair Express acquires three ATR 72-600s

Posted 5 September 2019

Tunisair Express and ATR have confirm a firm order for three ATR 72-600s. The aircraft will renew Tunisair Express’s regional fleet and supply essential connectivity, both domestically and internationally.

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Transformation building a head of steam

Posted 3 September 2019

Air Madagascar continues to implement its ‘Alefa 2027’ transformation plan that’s designed to revive this major airline player in the Indian Ocean and African regions.

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Pegasus Universal Aerospace and Callen-Lenz Group partner on flight control systems

Posted 3 September 2019

South Africa’s Pegasus Universal Aerospace, pioneer of the Vertical Business Jet (VBJ) Pegasus One, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UK-based, technical aviation

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A cape of good hope for Icelandair

Posted 2 September 2019

Icelandair Group’s charter and leasing specialist, Loftleidir, has taken a majority shareholding in Cabo Verde Airlines. Alan Dron asks why the Nordic carrier is focusing on a tiny island group 5,000km south of its home?

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E2 wins the Peace prize…

Posted 27 August 2019

The newest Nigerian private carrier, Air Peace, is the largest airline in west Africa with 80% of market share. Now the biggest Embraer operator in the region will be the first to add an E2 to its fleet in Africa. Anuradha Deenapanray reports.

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First EgyptAir A220-300 makes maiden flight

Posted 23 August 2019

The first A220-300 for EgyptAir has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. The first of 12 aircraft EgyptAir has on order is due to be delivered to the Cairo-based airline in the coming weeks.

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New kid on the block is not kidding around

Posted 15 August 2019

Allan Kilavuka became CEO of Kenya Airways’ low-cost carrier (LCC), Jambojet, in January 2019, succeeding industry veteran Willem Hondius. Kilavuka talked to Victoria Moores about how it felt to fill those shoes, as a complete newcomer to

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African airlines' traffic soared 11.7% in June, up from 5.1% in May

Posted 8 August 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for June 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 5.0% compared to June

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Air Serv expanding operations to Sudan and South Sudan

Posted 8 August 2019

Air Serv is expanding operations in eastern Africa with the deployment of two aircraft to Sudan and South Sudan.

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Cirium reveals the world’s busiest day for flying in 2019 is today

Posted 8 August 2019

Travel data and analytics expert Cirium predict today, Friday 9 August, will be the busiest single day of the year around the world for flying.

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Mahogany en route to a solid base

Posted 7 August 2019

After a false start in 2014, Mahogany Air is riding a wave of pro-aviation government policies in Zambia. Martin Rivers talked to the airline’s founder and chief executive, Jim Belemu.

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Ethiopian takes delivery of its 25th Dash 8-400 aircraft

Posted 6 August 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has received its 25th Dash 8-400 Aircraft, with registration number ET-AXE, from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada.

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South Africa's Insight wins Indian training contract

Posted 5 August 2019

Training organisation Insight Aviation based at Port Alfred in South Africa has been awarded a contract to select and train pilots for India’s low cost carrier IndiGo.

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Air Seychelles takes delivery of Africa’s first A320neo

Posted 5 August 2019

Air Seychelles has taken delivery of Africa’s first A320neo on lease from CDB Aviation, becoming the first African airline to operate the A320neo aircraft.

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IATA issues 2018 airline industry statistics

Posted 31 July 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released performance figures for 2018 showing that global air connectivity continues to become more accessible and more efficient.

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Air Peace flight suffers hard touch down at Lagos

Posted 25 July 2019

An Air Peace Boeing 737-300 flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos, Nigeria, suffered a hard touch down as it landed at Lagos today.

in Air Transport / Features

Ethiopian – managing the MAX crisis

Posted 25 July 2019

Kaleyesus Bekele meets Tewolde Gebremariam, the CEO coping with the aftermath of the Ethiopian airliner crash that killed 157 people.

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EgyptAir flight records the longest 787 delivery flight using sustainable fuel

Posted 25 July 2019

EgyptAir has taken delivery of its fifth B787-9 Dreamliner. The fifth aircraft is more fuel-efficient and generates fewer greenhouse emissions than similarly sized-aircraft.

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IATA coordinating with WHO on Ebola outbreak in DRC

Posted 22 July 2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) regarding an Ebola virus disease outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. The International Air Transport Association

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Go Comoros Titan is a write-off after fire

Posted 19 July 2019

Fledgling Indian Ocean airline Go Comoros has suffered the loss it its Cessna 404 Titan following a crash as it departed from Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport on Moroni.

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Flame Lilly Hoopa gets Zimbabwe flying

Posted 18 July 2019

Zimbabwe’s ailing aviation industry has been fed a lifeline to aid its regional tourism business.

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Jasmin Airways takes to the air

Posted 18 July 2019

Private Tunisian airline, Jasmin Airways, having made its first flight last month to Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina is looking at strengthening its hand with its third aircraft being delivered this month.

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SAA in search of new leadership team

Posted 18 July 2019

Johannes Bhekumuzi Magwaza, chairman of South African Airlines,will be leaving the loss-making carrier at the end of the month.

in Air Transport

Reforms needed to maximise aviation benefits in South Africa

Posted 15 July 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented its latest study on the economic value of air transport and tourism to South Africa, and identified opportunities for significant expansion over the next 20

in Air Transport

Zimbabwe's hard currency shortage is problem for airlines

Posted 10 July 2019

Zimbabwe has run up debts to African and international airlines of close to $200 million according to IATA.

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Securing air service levels for Zimbabwe

Posted 10 July 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) yesterday met with Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa and a high level government delegation, to discuss the contribution of aviation to the country’s economy and development.

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Air Senegal launches flights to Ouagadougou and Niamey

Posted 8 July 2019

The Senegalese airline pursues its development with two new routes in West Africa.

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Boeing pledges support to families affected by Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident

Posted 8 July 2019

Boeing has announced $100 million in funds to address family and community needs of those affected by the tragic accidents of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, as well as Lion Air Flight 610.

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African airlines posted a 2.1% traffic rise in May

Posted 5 July 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018.

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AFRAA supports the development of postal activities in Africa

Posted 4 July 2019

At the 38th Ordinary Session of the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) Governing Council held in Ouagadougou on 17 June, the Association of African Airlines (AFRAA) joined other key continental stakeholders to support PAPU's

in Air Transport

Boeing is launching its latest round of flight-testing

Posted 2 July 2019

Boeing is launching its latest round of flight-testing to assess new technologies that could address real-world challenges for aircraft operators and passengers — from enhancing safety and sustainability to improving the

in Air Transport

Ethiopian to launch flights to Garowe, Somalia

Posted 1 July 2019

Ethiopian Airlines is to launch flights to Garowe, Somalia, via Bossaso, Somalia effective 15 July 2019.

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Air Tanzania returns to ORTIA after ten years

Posted 1 July 2019

The first of Air Tanzania’s four weekly flights between South Africa and the East African nation took to the skies from O. R. Tambo International Airport today after more than ten years.

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Boeing release statement on 737 MAX software

Posted 27 June 2019

Boeing has issued a statement regarding the software on the 737 MAX aircraft.

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IATA: Coordinated effort to safely return 737 MAX to service

Posted 27 June 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged state aviation safety regulators to continue to align on technical validation requirements and timelines for the safe re-entry into service of the Boeing 737 MAX

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Paris Airshow: Airbus sees new business for 363 commercial aircraft

Posted 20 June 2019

Airbus achieved new business for 363 commercial aircraft, comprising 149 firm orders and 214 commitments.

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Paris Airshow: ATR announces 75 order commitments

Posted 19 June 2019

ATR has announced a total of 75 order commitments, including 35 firm orders from NAC disclosed.

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Paris Airshow: International Airlines Group plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Posted 19 June 2019

One of the world's largest airline groups announced yesterday it intends to build its future fleet with the Boeing 737 MAX with an intention to purchase 200 MAX jets.

in Air Transport / Features

Air Côte d’Ivoire looks to long-haul

Posted 13 June 2019

Air Côte d’Ivoire’s business plan for the next 10 years maintains the current strategy but with an increased emphasis on long-haul, according to CEO, René Décurey.

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EmbraerX unveils new electric flying vehicle concept

Posted 11 June 2019

EmbraerX has today unveiled a new electric flying vehicle concept during Uber Elevate Summit 2019 in Washington, D.C.

in Air Transport / Features

Camair-Co goes from strength to strength

Posted 10 June 2019

Cameroonian national airline, Camair-Co, posted a good performance in 2018 with a 62% increase in turnover, passenger traffic reaching 343,000, and a reduction in its operating loss, report Romuald Touembou Ngueyap and Vincent Chappard.

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Airlines call for implementation of global carbon offsetting scheme

Posted 7 June 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue important work for full implementation of the Carbon

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An integrated African airspace becomes reality

Posted 6 June 2019

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) and L’Agence pour la Sécurité de la Navigation Aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar (ASECNA), met for the first time on South African to review work done by a joint

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Oman Air issues travel advisory on Tanzania’s plastic ban on tourists

Posted 4 June 2019

Oman Air has issued a travel advisory to its guests flying to its Tanzanian destinations of Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar in the wake of the Tanzanian government’s ban on plastic.

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Cabo Verde Airlines receives second aircraft with new livery

Posted 3 June 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines last Friday received the ‘Baía de Tarrafal’ - the company’s second aircraft with its new livery.

in Air Transport / Features

Mauritania looks to strike a Paris match

Posted 3 June 2019

Mauritania Airlines is rapidly expanding its route network, but one of the major prizes still remains tantalisingly out of reach. Alan Dron reports.

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IATA AGM endorses five resolutions

Posted 3 June 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that five resolutions have been passed by the 75th Annual General Meeting.

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Africa sees passenger traffic growth in April

Posted 29 May 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018.

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EmbraerX, Atech and Harris Corporation collaborate on urban air mobility

Posted 28 May 2019

EmbraerX is championing the development of a collaborative ecosystem which enables people to imagine a world where electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOL) will be part of our daily lives.

in Air Transport / Features

A morale victory...

Posted 28 May 2019

Most African airline CEOs are tasked with reaching profitability. LAM Mozambique director general, João Carlos Pó Jorge, is no different. However, he also had to completely rebuild staff morale from absolute rock bottom – not once, but twice, as Victoria

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Boeing releases a statement on 737 MAX certification

Posted 17 May 2019

Boeing has completed development of the updated software for the 737 MAX, along with associated simulator testing and the company’s engineering test flight.

in Air Transport / Features

Air Burkina eyes regional expansion

Posted 16 May 2019

Ouagadougou-based Air Burkina has just completed a fleet upgrade and is preparing to strengthen its network as the government begins to study options for re-privatising the airline. Victoria Moores reports.

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Boom Supersonic and Dassault Systèmes partner for ‘history’s fastest commercial airliner’

Posted 15 May 2019

Dassault Systèmes has announced that Boom Supersonic is deploying the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to accelerate the design and development of Overture, its Mach-2.2 commercial

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Climate action in aviation an inspiring challenge

Posted 14 May 2019

The aviation industry should be inspired by its role in the fight against climate change, according to one of its sustainability leaders according to Michael Gill, the executive director of the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group

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Cabo Verde Airlines celebrates the arrival of the first aircraft in new livery

Posted 13 May 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines has received the "Praia de Santa Maria" - the airline's first aircraft with a newly designed livery.

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African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travel in March

Posted 8 May 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 3.1%, compared to the

in Air Transport / Features

Third time lucky?

Posted 7 May 2019

Senegal is once again spreading its wings with an ambitious new flag-carrier. Martin Rivers talked to the architects of the airline's business plan, Philippe Bohn and Jerome Maillet.

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Boeing issue new statement on AOA disagree alert

Posted 7 May 2019

Boeing has released a new statement on the AOA disagree alert.

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Rwanda and Qatar develop closer aviation ties with bilateral agreement

Posted 30 April 2019

Qatar and Rwanda have signed four bilateral agreements with aviation at the heart of the discussions.

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Boeing releases statement on 737 MAX disagree alert

Posted 30 April 2019

Boeing has released a statement regarding various news stories circulating on the disagree alert on the 737 MAX.

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FSF urges world regulators to recommit to collaborative approach in certification decisions

Posted 30 April 2019

After the tragic Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents and the fragmented approach in grounding the Boeing 737 MAX, regulators from around the world are gathering for a special

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Celebrations for Air Mauritius' first Trent 7000 powered Airbus A330neo

Posted 29 April 2019

Last week, Rolls-Royce joined Airbus and aircraft lease company, ALC at a gala dinner in Toulouse, to celebrate the delivery of Air Mauritius’ first Trent 7000 powered Airbus A330neo, scheduled to arrive in

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IATA and ACAO sign MoU to advance aviation in MENA

Posted 24 April 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO) have signed an MoU to deepen their cooperation to advance the safe, efficient and sustainable development of air transport in the

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EgyptAir takes delivery of second B787-9 Dreamliner

Posted 18 April 2019

EgyptAir’s second B787-9 Dreamliner has arrived today at Cairo International Airport. The aircraft is slated to operate flights from Cairo to Frankfurt by April 22nd.

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Africa's aviation sector forecast to grow 5% per annum over next 20 years

Posted 17 April 2019

Africa’s vast aviation potential as the continent continues to increase airline frequency to the GCC will be explored at the Inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India and Africa – co-located with Arabian Travel

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Bombardier celebrates delivery of first CRJ900 aircraft to Uganda Airlines

Posted 17 April 2019

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is celebrating the delivery of the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018.

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Emirates announces an interline agreement with Africa World Airlines

Posted 16 April 2019

Emirates and Africa World Airlines (AWA), the Ghanaian airline headquartered in Accra, have announced a one-way interline agreement whereby Emirates customers can connect onto selected routes of Africa World

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Embraer E195-E2 granted certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

Posted 16 April 2019

Embraer has received the Type Certificate for the E195-E2 from three regulatory authorities: ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil); the FAA (U.S. Federal

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Boeing announces new supply chain agreements

Posted 11 April 2019

Boeing is expanding its total lifecycle support offerings by managing the entire end-to-end process of its Used Serviceable Material (USM) business.

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African airlines experience 2.5% rise in traffic for February

Posted 9 April 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February 2019 showing total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to February 2018.

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Ethiopian Airlines releases statement on the preliminary report of flight ET 302

Posted 8 April 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group (EAAG) has acknowledged the preliminary report of the accident of ET 302/10 March, 2019.

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Uganda Airlines firms order for two A330neo

Posted 8 April 2019

Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has firmed up its order for two A330-800s, the latest version of the A330 widebody airliner.

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Boeing statement on the 737Max situation

Posted 6 April 2019

Boeing has issued a statement regarding the future of the 737Max programme following the preliminary report following last month's crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.

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Ethiopian pilots praised after details of ET302 preliminary crash report revealed

Posted 4 April 2019

Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde GabreMariam paid tribute to the pilots of flight ET302, the 737 Max8 aircraft, that crashed close to Bole Airport last month.

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Air Peace selects the E195-E2 and becomes first E2 operator in Africa

Posted 3 April 2019

Embraer has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 jets with Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest airline.

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Emirates celebrates the spirit of Africa with latest brand campaign

Posted 29 March 2019

Emirates has launched a pan-African brand advertising campaign that celebrates the talent and achievements of young Africans, taking the message of ‘New Africa’ to the world.

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EgyptAir takes delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted 28 March 2019

EgyptAir’s B787-9 Dreamliner arrived today at Cairo International Airport.

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Ethiopian Airlines refutes misleading reporting March 26 -2019

Posted 27 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has issued a statement strongly refuting recent reports stating that Ethiopian GCEO expected the preliminary release of a report into the March 10 crash of its Boeing 737-8 MAX "maybe this week or

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Ethiopian Airlines CEO issues statement

Posted 25 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, has released a statement after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302.

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INTRO Aviation partners Corsair for future growth

Posted 22 March 2019

Convinced of the growth and development potential of the French long-haul airline Corsair, INTRO Aviation, the German private aviation company, has decided to become the main shareholder, alongside TUI group. The announcement was

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Ethiopian Airlines refutes ‘wrong reporting’

Posted 22 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed that Ethiopian pilots have completed the Boeing recommended and FAA approved differences training from the B-737 NG aircraft to the B-737 MAX aircraft before the phase in of the B-737-800 MAX fleet to the

in Air Transport / Features

Africa joins the Nexus jet set

Posted 21 March 2019

Saudi Arabian-based Nexus is rapidly gaining a reputation throughout Africa for service excellence. Now, as Alan Dron reports, it is being courted by a number of different countries on the continent.

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Boeing CEO releases a statement on ‘safety’

Posted 19 March 2019

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has released a message to airlines, passengers and the aviation community following the recent losses of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610.

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Boeing CEO issues statement on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident investigation

Posted 18 March 2019

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg has issued a statement regarding the report from Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges.

in Air Transport / Features

Uganda flies the flag again

Posted 18 March 2019

Uganda is rejoining the club of countries with national airlines as it seeks to recapture some of the revenue currently being taken by foreign carriers. Alan Dron reports.

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding could impact on international e-commerce and parcels

Posted 18 March 2019

The grounding of the world’s entire Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet could mean delays to overseas freight, warns the international delivery expert ParcelHero.

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Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 flight recorder sent to Paris for investigation

Posted 14 March 2019

An Ethiopian delegation led by Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has flown the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) to Paris, France for investigation.

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How to unleash the power of Africa through aerospace

Posted 14 March 2019

Africa has still not realised the full benefits of aviation, according to a panel of industry experts. Alan Dron finds out more at the launch of a new report setting out the sector’s potential to drive the continent’s economic and social

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Boeing releases statement on 737 MAX operations

Posted 13 March 2019

Boeing has issued a statement on the operations of its 737 MAX aircraft.

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Ocean partnership on crest of the waves

Posted 12 March 2019

French airline, Air Austral, and local carrier, Air Madagascar, are continuing with their transformation plans – formalised in November 2017 – that are designed to develop their strategic partnership.

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Ethiopian Airlines grounds all B-737-8 MAX fleet as Black Box is found

Posted 11 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has announced it has decided to ground all its B-737-8 MAX fleet.

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Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashes

Posted 10 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed that its flight ET 302/10 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit).

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Air Senegal first African carrier to take delivery of A330neo

Posted 9 March 2019

Air Senegal has taken delivery of its first A330-900 from Airbus’ production line in Toulouse.

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African airlines saw January traffic rise 5.1%, up from 3.8% in December

Posted 7 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2019 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% compared to January 2018.

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Give Peace a chance

Posted 4 March 2019

Against an unfriendly operating environment, characterised by multiple airport charges, tough competition and aggravating aero-politics, four-year-old Air Peace remains Nigeria’s fastest growing airline. Chukwu Emeke found out more from Air Peace chairman, Allen

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IATA: Cooperation key to keeping aviation secure

Posted 28 February 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together more closely to keep aviation secure in the face of evolving security threats and the forecast doubling of passenger demand to reach

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Figuring out the reasons for Africa's weight loss

Posted 27 February 2019

Media reports of sharp contractions in Africa’s air cargo market are not all they seem, reports Alan Dron.

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