Features

When the pilot is just one option

Posted 3 December 2020

Efforts to allow unmanned aircraft to fly safely in unsegregated airspace have taken a step forward with the aid of South African company S-Plane Automation.

in Air Transport / Features

Smart Bom

Posted 1 December 2020

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Africa prepares for second wave of Covid - Osprey

Posted 28 November 2020

Africa is now steeling itself for a second wave of Covid-19 while it is still responding to the first wave. Aviation advisory service Osprey monitors the effect on different countries and today issue a stark analysis of the current

in Features / Airports

Unions come out fighting over Nigeria airport privatisation plans

Posted 26 November 2020

in Defence / Features

AHRLAC back to business

Posted 24 November 2020

in Air Transport / Features

Cam and buy me...!

Posted 23 November 2020

in Defence / Features

Fighting fit - air arms continue to power up

Posted 19 November 2020

A number of African air forces are making significant improvements to their fighter and other capabilities.

in Air Transport / Features

Carreira's path...

Posted 17 November 2020

in Features

Morocco begins to rethink its future

Posted 18 September 2020

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, the Moroccan aeronautical and space industry had recorded a growth of more than 20% over the last two years. Now the Group of Moroccan Aeronautics and Space Industries (GIMAS) has launched a debate on the future in the

in Air Transport / Features

Flight of the Navigator

Posted 14 September 2020

in Air Transport / Features

Dana patches up its strategy

Posted 11 September 2020

in Air Transport / Features

Mendis confident in the post-virus World

Posted 7 September 2020

Ghanaian carrier, Africa World Airlines, is looking to consolidate Accra as a regional hub for west Africa once the Covid-19 crisis has abated.

in Air Transport / Features

Nile's tide is on the turn

Posted 2 September 2020

Even before the current Covid-19 crisis, which has seen airlines all over the world seriously affected, Egyptian airline, Nile Air, had paused its expansion. Managing director, Yossrey Abdel Wahab, explained why to Martin Rivers.

in Features / Airports

Posted 27 August 2020

in Air Transport / Features

Posted 25 August 2020

in Defence / Features

Virus adds new twist to Denel survival fight

Posted 20 August 2020

in Air Transport / Features

Blow by blow - Comair in crisis

Posted 17 August 2020

in Maintenance / Features

Posted 12 August 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on African civil aviation has laid bare the weakness of regional maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities, where encouraging signs in one arena are counterbalanced by stumbling performance elsewhere.

in Features / Airports

Madagascar builds for the future

Posted 10 August 2020

Air connections are vital if Madagascar is going to attract foreign investment and develop its trade and tourism industry. Now, as Vincent Chappard reports, many airport regeneration programmes are taking place.

in Defence / Features

Tons of problems for the SAAF

Posted 5 August 2020

in Features

Time to take aim at shootdowns

Posted 31 July 2020

in Business Aviation / Features

Marrakesh FBO makes history

Posted 28 July 2020

An enhanced experience awaits business aviation passengers at Marrakesh Menara International Airport.

in Air Transport / Features

Resilience and recovery: Aviation in Africa

Posted 27 July 2020

in Air Transport / Features

Africa could rise stronger from the Covid crisis

Posted 24 July 2020

in Defence / Features

Massive boost for Moroccan armed forces

Posted 12 June 2020

in Air Transport / Features

Maouloud takes on the challenge at Mauritania

Posted 11 June 2020

The new CEO of Mauritania Airlines, Amal Maouloud, firmly believes in the success and sustainability of the company.

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Mauritian tech company expanding around the world

Posted 9 June 2020

Maureva, a Mauritius-based company that specialises in the provision of software and follow-up services to airlines, continues to grow internationally with the opening of offices in the Canadian city of Montreal and a further

in Features

The lost world - we're on the case!

Posted 8 June 2020

Lost luggage is the bane of air travel. Chloe Wilson reports on why a comprehensive IT backbone and community-wide collaboration is key for African airports in tackling the issue of mishandled baggage.

in Defence / Features

Tunisian National Guard forms air unit

Posted 5 June 2020

The Tunisian National Guard has formed an air unit equipped with three Bell 429 GlobalRanger helicopters, and this has now been declared operational, writes Jon Lake.

in Maintenance / Features

Posted 4 June 2020

The African Federation of Non-Destructive Testing (AFNDT) takes a leading role in the expansion of NDT competence on the continent, mainly through training and certification.

in Training / Features

FSI simulator deal is right on Q

Posted 3 June 2020

Demand for simulators across Africa is growing. Keith Mwanalushi looks at a recent initiative to support Q400 pilot training in Kenya.

in Defence / Features

Victims of the battle for Tripoli

Posted 2 June 2020

The no-fly zone over Libya has already claimed victims, writes Jon Lake.

in Air Transport / Features

Triple targets as Tunisair turns to plan B

Posted 1 June 2020

Three years after taking on the top job at Tunisair, Ilyes Mnakbi tells Martin Rivers the flag-carrier is still struggling to turn the corner.

in Business & Finance / Features

A new life of lease?

Posted 29 May 2020

One of the challenges for African airlines is gaining access to suitable aircraft. Now, as Victoria Moores reports, leasing-support company, Six West, has an idea that could help.

in Features

Speed and safety, the twin goals for NAS

Posted 27 May 2020

in Air Transport / Features

US/EU bans stunt Sudan's regeneration

Posted 26 May 2020

in Features / Airports

Posted 22 May 2020

Many people will never have heard of it, yet Maun Airport is one of the busiest in southern Africa. And now, as Alan Dron reports, it is receiving much-needed improvements to cope with growing numbers of travellers.

in Defence / Features

Tactical Texans fit Tunisia to a T

Posted 21 May 2020

The announcement by US State Department that it has approved a possible $234 million foreign military sale (FMS) of 12 Textron Aviation Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainers to Tunisia will undoubtedly lead to an improved relationship between the two

in Technology / Features

Why $40m investment makes Ethiopian so appy

Posted 20 May 2020

Ethiopian Airlines is investing heavily in information and communications technology (ICT) development to boost its sales revenue. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

in Technology / Features / People

Start ups flock to Airbus African initiative

Posted 19 May 2020

More than 200 start-up companies from across some 28 countries in Africa applied for a place on the Africa4Future initiative run by Airbus.

in Air Transport / Features

Air Djibouti reveals expansion plans

Posted 19 May 2020

Having re-started commercial services in 2015, after more than a dozen years in the airline wilderness, Air Djibouti is embarking on ambitious plans to expand both freight and passenger services regionally and internationally.

in Features

Getting to grips with teamwork

Posted 18 May 2020

in Air Transport / Features

Is Kane able to take Air Senegal to the next level?

Posted 15 May 2020

in Maintenance / Features

Can African MROs pass this big test?

Posted 14 May 2020

in Features / Airports

Posted 13 May 2020

The economy of the Republic of Congo, depends almost entirely on oil and, consequently, has been hit hard by the global decline in oil prices since 2014.

in Defence / Features

Nigeria's fleet path to fight terror

Posted 12 May 2020

in Air Transport / Features

Silver lining shines through the fog of war

Posted 11 May 2020

in Maintenance / Features

Funding is key in plotting a route to quality training

Posted 7 May 2020

Africa needs a continent-wide response to the growing demand for qualified MRO technicians. The challenge, as Chuck Grieve reports, is navigating a route to harmonisation and standardisation of training.

in Features / Airports

Posted 6 May 2020

As the national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, is acquiring new fleet and opening new international and domestic routes, the Ethiopian Airports organisation is trying to keep up with the growth. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

in Defence / Features

Togo modernises in slow motion

Posted 5 May 2020

The rapid degradation of the security panorama in neighbouring Burkina Faso has served as a catalyst for a limited aircraft procurement effort by Togo. But, as Erwan de Cherisey reports, air force modernisation can be a slow, and often uphill, journey.

in General Aviation / Features

The small aircraft paying big dividends

Posted 4 May 2020

in Business Aviation / Features

New age at Carthage

Posted 1 May 2020

in Air Transport / Features

Flying the flag for Uganda

Posted 30 April 2020

Cornwell Muleya is no stranger to African aviation, after gaining senior leadership experience at Air Botswana, Air Tanzania, Air Mauritius and Zambezi Airlines. As Victoria Moores reports, his latest challenge has been setting up Uganda Airlines, an ambitious

in Features

The northern flights

Posted 25 March 2020

Helicopters are providing a vital lifeline for most north African air forces. Alan Warnes has been looking at the fleets.

in Features

Why emergency flights must be allowed to go ahead to help combat the COVID-19 crisis

Posted 24 March 2020

As we face a wall of blanket travel bans, why emergency flights must be allowed to go ahead to help combat the COVID-19 crisis, by By Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner plc

in Maintenance / Features

How to improve profitability on a data-day basis

Posted 19 March 2020

Strong supply chain management is essential if MROs are to control costs in a competitive environment. Chuck Grieve looks at some of the challenges and solutions.

in Air Transport / Features

Passenger confidence is vital for the MAX to return

Posted 16 March 2020

in Defence / Features

Adaptable A-Darter homes in on its first production orders

Posted 13 March 2020

in Air Transport / Features

FlyEgypt's MAX headroom for improvements

Posted 12 March 2020

in Defence / Features

Posted 11 March 2020

in Air Transport / Features

Posted 10 March 2020

Air Botswana general manager, Agnes Khunwana, tells Victoria Moores how she is working to stabilise operations and cut costs after a frustrating and turbulent fleet-transition year, which has laid the foundations for future

in Defence / Features

Icarus-X Caravan set to take off in east Africa

Posted 9 March 2020

in Air Transport / Features

ACC eyes up further African possibilities

Posted 6 March 2020

Aviation services provider, ACC Aviation Group, is increasingly looking to Africa as a major area of its future operations, writes Alan Dron.

in Features / Airports

Time to get smart in Africa

Posted 5 March 2020

The 28th Airports Council International (ACI) annual general assembly, conference and exhibition took place at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana, in October. Chukwu Emeke was there.

in Features / Airports

Hot hubs for African expansion

Posted 4 March 2020

in Defence / Features

Spartans boost Zambia and Kenya

Posted 3 March 2020

The Leonardo C-27J Spartan is about to enter full operational service with two new African air force operators. Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Ghana accelerates its transformation

Posted 2 March 2020

in Technology / Features

Watching this space

Posted 28 February 2020

in Features

Can aviation ever be truly green?

Posted 27 February 2020

Can aviation ever be truly green is the question Tom Parsons, low carbon, commercial development manager, at Air BP, looks in to.

in Maintenance / Features

Blade runners

Posted 27 February 2020

Maintenance makes helicopters more expensive to fly than to buy, but they are indispensable in numerous civil roles. Chuck Grieve reviews some of the main players in the African rotary wing MRO business.

in Defence / Features

$1.8bn Russian fighter deal for Algeria

Posted 24 February 2020

in Features

Tragedy that turned Dr Ola into a Nigerian lifesaver

Posted 13 February 2020

After a personal tragedy, Dr Ola Brown set herself the ambitious task of changing the west African healthcare sector by setting up Flying Doctors Nigeria. Marcella Nethersole reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Wonder Woman

Posted 12 February 2020

Over the past 27 years, Zukisa (Zuks) Ramasia has seen many South African Airways (SAA) CEOs come and go, but she never expected to hold the role herself.

in Features / Airports

Four ways to check in to seamless travel

Posted 29 January 2020

in Maintenance / Features

The search is on to plug the MRO gap

Posted 27 January 2020

With pressure mounting for more maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities throughout the continent, Chukwu Emeke looks at the situation in west Africa.

in Maintenance / Features

Dakar at the double for 2AS

Posted 24 January 2020

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

Ethiopia raises its hand for liberalisation

Posted 17 January 2020

in Maintenance / Features

AJW's star part in Africa

Posted 15 January 2020

AJW Group chief executive, Christopher Whiteside, talks to Chuck Grieve about adding value to the business of supplying parts and spares through relationships, efficiencies and planning.

in Maintenance / Features

Posted 8 January 2020

East Africa has been witnessing significant growth in its helicopter industry. Githae Mwaniki takes a look at the sector.

in Features

From A-Z, the secrets of Tunisia's rapid rise in aerospace

Posted 23 December 2019

in Maintenance / Features

It's good to talk in Portuguese

Posted 20 December 2019

in Features

The drone rangers

Posted 16 December 2019

The booming use of unmanned aerial vehicles has now spread to security, with one South African company using the devices to protect residential estates. Alan Dron reports.

in Features

Zipping to the rescue

Posted 11 December 2019

in Air Transport / Features

How single can west African skies be?

Posted 9 December 2019

West Africa seems to be facing particular problems as it tries to come to grips with implementation of the single African air transport market (SAATM). Chukwu Emeke reports.

in Features

Posted 5 December 2019

in Air Transport / Features

Just the ticket for tourism - or is it?

Posted 4 December 2019

in Business & Finance / Features

It's crunch time for credit fraud

Posted 3 December 2019

African airlines, facing an increasing problem of fraud, are seeking new payment methods to try to cut down on their financial losses. Alan Dron reports.

in Features

Adcom UAVs in service in Algeria

Posted 2 December 2019

Footage shown on Algerian national TV and posted by the Algerian Ministry of Defence on its official Facebook page has revealed that two Emirati-developed unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are now in service with the Algerian Air Force. Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Angola's goal

Posted 27 November 2019

in Air Transport / Features

Making the Business of Freedom Sustainable

Posted 26 November 2019

in Maintenance / Features

Home run for MRO deals

Posted 26 November 2019

in Features

Africa in the drone zone

Posted 25 November 2019

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are now using an ever-increasing fleet of small and tactical unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), which will soon be augmented by Mauritania fielding its first medium altitude long endurance (MALE) platform. Erwan de Cherisey reports.

in Defence / Features

Combat pilot Mfeka is a SAAF history-maker

Posted 21 November 2019

The South African Air Force (SAAF) now has its first black female combat pilot, writes Jon Lake.

in Business Aviation / Features

Swiss bank on the Hart of Africa

Posted 20 November 2019

in Air Transport / Features

Ethiopian plots flightpath to 2035

Posted 19 November 2019

Ethiopian Airlines will shortly unveil a new strategic roadmap to serve the airline from 2020 to 2035. Kaleyesus Bekele talked to CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, to find out more.

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Posted 15 November 2019

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Posted 14 November 2019

in Defence / Features

Aircraft boost for Madagascar

Posted 13 November 2019

The Madagascar Air Force received a boost in June with the arrival of a batch of new aircraft to bolster its small inventory. Erwan de Cherisey report.

in Business Aviation / Features

Posted 12 November 2019

in Air Transport / Features

How Team Congo can pull away from the turbulence

Posted 11 November 2019

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