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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.

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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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This is the first delivery by Elix to Safarilink

Posted 27 February 2019

Elix Aviation Capital (ELIX) has confirmed that it has delivered one Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 on lease to Safarilink of Kenya.

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Boeing-Embraer partnership receives shareholder approval

Posted 26 February 2019

The proposed strategic partnership between Boeing and Embraer was approved today by Embraer's shareholders during a General Shareholders' Meeting held at the company's headquarters in Brazil.

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Airbus showcases full spectrum of product and services at Aviation Africa

Posted 26 February 2019

From commercial aircraft and helicopters to unmanned aerial systems and satellite imaging, Airbus is showcasing the full spectrum of its business, products and services in Africa at this year’s Aviation

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines adds Dhaka to its international network

Posted 25 February 2019

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is ramping up its footprint in Asia with the introduction of Dhaka to its international network.

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IATA releases 2018 Airline safety performance showing progress in Africa

Posted 21 February 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an

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The big issues with being small...

Posted 20 February 2019

One of the small private airlines in Ethiopia, National Airways, is transforming itself from a charter flight operator to a scheduled flight service provider. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

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Boeing to optimise crew operations for Royal Air Maroc

Posted 12 February 2019

This agreement is the first of its kind between Boeing and an African airline.

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The Phax of life

Posted 11 February 2019

Tunisian businessman and politician Mohamed Frikha tells Martin Rivers why he is bringing Syphax Airlines back from the dead.

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Air Senegal first in Africa to sign for SITAONAIR’s IFC

Posted 11 February 2019

Air Senegal has selected SITAONAIR to deploy its high-speed inflight connectivity (IFC) on its new-generation A330neo fleet – making Air Senegal the first airline on the African continent to activate Inmarsat's GX Aviation

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Attempted hijack on Sudan Airways flight to Cairo

Posted 7 February 2019

Sudan Airways flight 103 was en route from Cairo, Egypt to Khartoum, Sudan, on February 4 when a passenger attempted to enter the flight deck with the aim of hijacking the flight.

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African airlines saw 2018 traffic rise 6.5% compared to 2017

Posted 7 February 2019

Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by a healthy 6.5% compared to full-year 2017.

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft officially launches the new CRJ550 aircraft,

Posted 6 February 2019

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has officially launched the new CRJ550 aircraft, the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world.

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Boeing partners with Aerion to accelerate supersonic travel

Posted 5 February 2019

Boeing has announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nevada-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate

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Emirates forges codeshare with China Southern Airlines that will further connect Africa

Posted 4 February 2019

Emirates and China Southern Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress a comprehensive reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open up new destinations for

in Air Transport / Features

Makolo connects her magic Rwanda

Posted 1 February 2019

Yvonne Manzi Makolo was appointed CEO of RwandAir in April 2018. With no prior experience of the aviation industry, she has risen to the challenge and – less than a year in – she speaks to Victoria Moores with all the authority and passion of an industry veteran.

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Air Senegal’s first A330neo arrives in Dakar ahead of delivery

Posted 1 February 2019

Air Senegal’s first A330neo has touched down at Blaise-Diagne International Airport in Dakar. The A330neo, painted in the livery of Air Senegal and named “Casamance”, was presented during a ceremony attended by His

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CemAir loses bid to overturn decision to ground its operations

Posted 29 January 2019

South Africa’s domestic airline CemAir has lost its application bid with the Johannesburg High Court to overturn a decision grounding its operations.

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EASA certifies A330neo for “beyond 180 minutes” ETOPS

Posted 28 January 2019

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the A330-900 for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time.

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Ethiopian to restructure its entire U.S. network

Posted 28 January 2019

Ethiopian Airlines will re-structure its U.S. network, opening new destination, adding frequencies and shifting gateways as of the summer of 2019.

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Skyworld Aviation facilitates the sale of an ERJ 170

Posted 28 January 2019

Skyworld Aviation has assisted in the sale of an ERJ 170 and associated spares to new operator of the type Air Botswana.

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Royal Air Maroc and Gulf Air sign SPA agreement

Posted 22 January 2019

Gulf Air and Royal Air Maroc recently signed a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) effective from 22 January 2019.

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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.

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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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