Air Transport

Proflight Zambia suspends services of larger aircraft to Kasama

Posted 10 January 2019

Proflight Zambia has suspended services of a larger aircraft on the Lusaka-Kasama route pending the completion of upgrades to the gravel runway at Kasama airport, reports ch-aviation.

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African airlines experienced a 5.7% rise in demand in November

Posted 10 January 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November 2018.

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African carriers saw freight demand decrease by 7.8% in November

Posted 9 January 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), was flat (0%) in November 2018, compared to the same

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Kenya Airways, Air Madagascar, and Air Austral in partnership

Posted 8 January 2019

Kenya Airways, Air Madagascar, and Air Austral have signed a Privileged Partnership Agreement (PPA) which aims to strengthen the hubs of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta, Antananarivo, and St. Denis de la Réunion by boosting

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Rolls-Royce to build all-electric aircraft

Posted 8 January 2019

Rolls-Royce has taken on the challenge to build the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft.

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ATR and Avation confirm order for eight ATR 72-600s

Posted 3 January 2019

Avation PLC, a commercial passenger aircraft leasing company, and ATR have confirmed Avation has entered into an options exercise to acquire a further eight new ATR 72-600 aircraft for scheduled deliveries between 2020 and 2022.

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Aviation Safety Network reports increase in fatal air accidents

Posted 2 January 2019

The Aviation Safety Network (ASN), the Dutch-based exclusive service of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has released its 2018 airliner accident statistics showing a total of 15 fatal airliner accidents, resulting

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EWA Air renews its fleet with two ATR 72-600s

Posted 30 December 2018

EWA Air has approved the purchase of two ATR 72-600s at the aircraft manufacturer's headquarters in Toulouse.

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A319neo with CFM LEAP-1A engines wins type Certification from FAA and EASA

Posted 27 December 2018

The A319neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines has achieved joint Type Certification from both the US FAA and European EASA airworthiness authorities. This means that now all three aircraft

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Boeing delivers first 737 MAX to Royal Air Maroc

Posted 24 December 2018

Boeing has delivered the first 737 MAX for Royal Air Maroc, which plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range version of the popular 737 jet to expand and modernize its fleet.

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Green Africa Airways commit to 100 737 MAX aircraft

Posted 21 December 2018

Lagos-based Green Africa Airways has announced a commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft, evenly split into 50 firm aircraft and 50 options, as the airline gears up to begin commercial operations.

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Air Tanzania becomes first African-based A220 operator

Posted 21 December 2018

Air Tanzania as become the first African carrier to take delivery of the Airbus A220 aircraft, the newest addition to the Airbus family of commercial aircraft. Air Tanzania (The Wings of the Kilimanjaro) also becomes the latest

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SAA and Emirates expand commercial relationship

Posted 19 December 2018

South African Airways (SAA), and Emirates and are expanding their commercial relationship with enhancements to a codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both SAA and Emirates customers.

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IATA launches platform for airlines to share turbulence data

Posted 13 December 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Turbulence Aware data resource to help airlines avoid turbulence when planning routes tactically in flight.

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It's time for some joining-up thinking

Posted 11 December 2018

Rolls-Royce’s senior market analyst for Middle East & Africa, Taieb Ben Sghaier, outlines the potential for the civil aviation sector across the African continent.

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Precision Air flight in bird strike

Posted 11 December 2018

Precision Air has confirmed that its flight PW 722 from Nairobi via Kilimanjaro to Mwanza operated by one of its ATR- 72 aircraft was involved in a bird strike yesterday as it was making the final approach and landing at Mwanza Airport.

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ICAO Council President calls for harmonised air services

Posted 10 December 2018

The President of the ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, strongly encouraged regulators to liberalise and harmonise air services at the Eleventh ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event in Nairobi today, where he delivered the

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Air Algérie starts to punch its weight again

Posted 10 December 2018

Faced with the opening up of air freight to national private operators as part of the government’s new economic orientation, Air Algérie has taken measures to adapt to the new environment. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard

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African carriers saw freight demand decrease by 4.2% in October

Posted 6 December 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.1% in October 2018, compared to the same period

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How Dana sowed the seeds of recovery

Posted 6 December 2018

In Nigeria, an airline that suffers a crash invariably collapses. Dana Air’s chief operating officer explains to Alan Dron how the company’s qualities have allowed it to buck that trend.

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Royal Air Maroc to join oneworld

Posted 6 December 2018

Royal Air Maroc is to join oneworld. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced as the chief executives of the alliance’s 13 current member airlines gathered in New York for their year-end Governing Board meeting, just weeks before the

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Ethiopian wins AABLA Company of the Year

Posted 5 December 2018

Ethiopian Airlines was recently crowned Company of the Year by All Africa Business Leaders Award (AABLA) on 29 November 2018 in Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Nouvelair gets personal

Posted 3 December 2018

Nouvelair, a Tunisian private company operating charter and scheduled flights, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. Deputy general manager, Chokri Zarrad, shared his ambition for the company with Vincent Chappard.

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Pereira wrestles with TAAG team troubles

Posted 29 November 2018

Despite the Angolan Government disbanding a consortium that planned to set up a feeder airline for national carrier TAAG, one of the main movers behind it believes that the project will still go ahead. Alan Dron reports.

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Royal Air Maroc orders additional ATR 72-600

Posted 27 November 2018

Royal Air Maroc, is adding an additional ATR 72-600 to its fleet. This will bring its total ATR 72-600 fleet to six aircraft.

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Pilgrims and progress…

Posted 27 November 2018

Nigeria-based Med-View Airline is a scheduled passenger airline that has succeeded –despite numerous survival challenges over the years – largely as a result of its involvement in the airlifting of pilgrims. Chukwu Emeke reports.

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TAP's A330neo milestone is good news for four African airlines

Posted 26 November 2018

Four African airlines are high on the delivery list for Airbus’ latest aircraft – the A330neo – and today the first of the new generation widebody was delivered to Portugal’s national carrier, TAP.

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Safety, competitiveness, infrastructure key to aviation’s benefits in Africa

Posted 26 November 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximise the positive social and economic power of aviation by working together to promote safe, sustainable and

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The fast track to survival...

Posted 23 November 2018

Just weeks ago, African low-cost carrier, Fastjet, was teetering on the brink of collapse. But a cash infusion and improved operational indicators are giving CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout, cause for cautious optimism. Alan Dron reports.

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First Boeing 777X flight test aircraft comes together

Posted 22 November 2018

Boeing has brought together the major fuselage sections to form the first 777X aircraft that will take to the skies in 2019.

in Air Transport / Features

Why you can now buy Ethiopian off the shelf

Posted 21 November 2018

Africa’s most profitable airline has been put up for partial privatisation. Kaleyesus Bekele explains.

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ACJ320neo takes to the skies for the first time

Posted 19 November 2018

The first ACJ320neo successfully completed a two hour and 40 minute first flight from Hamburg on November 16.

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Aerospace on a roll in Morocco

Posted 15 November 2018

Morocco’s aeronautical ecosystem continues to grow, integrating new operators and new technologies. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard spoke to Karim Cheikh, the new president of Morocco’s aeronautical and space industries group (GIMAS).

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Single minded

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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

in Air Transport

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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African carriers saw freight demand decrease by 7.8% in November

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), was flat (0%) in November 2018, compared to the same period the year

Green Africa Airways commit to 100 737 MAX aircraft

Lagos-based Green Africa Airways has announced a commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft, evenly split into 50 firm aircraft and 50 options, as the airline gears up to begin commercial operations.

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November 2018.

ICAO Council President calls for harmonised air services

The President of the ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, strongly encouraged regulators to liberalise and harmonise air services at the Eleventh ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event in Nairobi today, where he delivered the

Boeing delivers first 737 MAX to Royal Air Maroc

Boeing has delivered the first 737 MAX for Royal Air Maroc, which plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range version of the popular 737 jet to expand and modernize its fleet.

The fast track to survival...

Just weeks ago, African low-cost carrier, Fastjet, was teetering on the brink of collapse. But a cash infusion and improved operational indicators are giving CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout, cause for cautious optimism. Alan Dron reports.

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