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.

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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

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Firnas breathes new life into recycling aircraft

Posted 23 March 2020

Young Tunisian company, Firnas Aero Technics, is looking to change the way that airlines and operators in Africa and the Middle East deal with dismantling and ‘parting out’ of airframes when they reach the end of their lives, writes Vincent

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

After being grounded for almost a year, the Boeing 737MAX is being tested and prepared for re-entry to service. Boeing’s managing director for sub-Sahara Africa, João Miguel Santos, talks to Alan Peaford.

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Adaptable A-Darter homes in on its first production orders

Posted 13 March 2020

A type certificate has been granted for the South African/Brazilian Denel V3E A-Darter infrared homing short-range air-to-air missile (SRAAM), marking the conclusion of the missile’s development, qualification and

in Air Transport / Features

FlyEgypt's MAX headroom for improvements

Posted 12 March 2020

New domestic services, new branding and – hopefully – new aircraft will make 2020 a significant year for FlyEgypt, its CEO tells Alan Dron.

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Grob lands African ‘first’ with delivery to Ethiopia

Posted 11 March 2020

Late last year, H3 Grob Aircraft completed the delivery of a first batch of Grob G 120TPs to the Ethiopian Air Force. As African Aerospace was going to press, a second batch was expected to be delivered to fulfil the EAF’s requirement for

in Air Transport / Features

It's been a bumpy ride… but now we're ready to take off

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

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Icarus-X Caravan set to take off in east Africa

Posted 9 March 2020

Belgium’s H3 Defence Solutions was showing off its Cessna 208 Caravan demonstrator – dubbed Icarus-X – at the Dubai Airshow in mid-November. Alan Warnes explains why the aircraft is very much a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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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.

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Hot hubs for African expansion

Posted 4 March 2020

With new airports and terminal expansion projects on the rise across Africa, Chloe Wilson reports on how the competition is heating up in the race to become the continent’s primary aviation gateway.

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

Ghana’s aviation authorities see huge growth potential in Africa’s air transport industry and have taken giant strides to position the sector to serve as the nation’s economic driver, with the mission of developing a regional aviation hub. Chukwu

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Watching this space

Posted 28 February 2020

With space-based air traffic management gaining traction globally, Thomas Kgokolo, the interim CEO of South Africa’s Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), speaks to Keith Mwanalushi about system integration in Africa.

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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

A $1.8 billion order for 30 Russian aircraft will take Algeria’s fighter fleet numbers up to 74 – sufficient for six squadrons. Jon Lake reports.

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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

Over the next 20 years, demand for air transport in Africa is expected to double, with 4.6% annual growth predicted – the second fastest of all the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regions. Emad Muhanna outlines the steps that need to

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

Senegal’s Blaise Diagne International Airport (BDIA) in Dakar has joined forces with global MRO player, Air France International/KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFIKLME&M), to provide support for both Air Senegal and airlines using the airport that

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

Ethiopia raises its hand for liberalisation

Posted 17 January 2020

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority is tasked with ensuring the development of a safe, reliable and modern air transport sector – but now new moves are also afoot in the country, as Kaleyesus Bekele found out when he spoke to ECAA director

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

Membership on the up in east Africa’s rotary club

Posted 8 January 2020

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

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

Posted 23 December 2019

Over the past decade Tunisia has continued to build a solid, recognised and sustainable aeronautical industry and the leaders of the Tunisian Aeronautics and Space Industries Group – GITAS – have been explaining some of what’s

in Maintenance / Features

It's good to talk in Portuguese

Posted 20 December 2019

In just 10 years, Davenport Aviation has developed into a global supplier of aircraft parts, supplies, and equipment. It has a special interest in Africa because, as Chuck Grieve finds out, that’s where it all started.

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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.

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Zipping to the rescue

Posted 11 December 2019

Thousands of lives are being saved in west Africa thanks to Zipline, the world’s first commercial drone delivery service.

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.

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International players behind Libya’s drone war

Posted 5 December 2019

Strikes are taking place every day in Libya’s deadly drone war. In the first conflict where unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are making up the bulk of the air operations, both sides have successfully attacked opposition aircraft. Alan Warnes

in Air Transport / Features

Just the ticket for tourism - or is it?

Posted 4 December 2019

A new agreement among African states seeks to link the growth of air transport and tourism – but more has to be done to improve the continent’s aviation infrastructure. Alan Dron reports.

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.

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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

Fly Angola’s general manager, Belarnicio Muangala, tells Martin Rivers why the start-up airline is betting on one of Africa’s most restricted aviation markets.

in Air Transport / Features

Making the Business of Freedom Sustainable

Posted 26 November 2019

By Alexandre de Juniac. It’s no secret that aviation has come in for a good deal of scrutiny and criticism over its environmental impacts. The flight shaming phenomenon and proposals for a Green New Deal that would reduce and even replace air

in Maintenance / Features

Home run for MRO deals

Posted 26 November 2019

Recent contracts signed between African airlines and international maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers confirm there is movement toward keeping more of Africa’s maintenance spend at home. Chuck Grieve reports.

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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

Booming business across Africa and the resulting increase in high-net-worth individuals is supporting the need for business aviation, encouraging some of the world’s top luxury services providers to invest in the region. Dave Calderwood talked to one of

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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Ethiopia to host Africa’s top summit

Posted 15 November 2019

Africa’s most prestigious aviation event heads to Ethiopia for the first time, as Michael de Klerk reports.

in Features / Airports

Nigeria’s battle-ground

Posted 14 November 2019

A price war has broken out between Nigeria’s two main ground-handling organisations, leading some to fear that safety could be compromised. Chukwu Emeke reports.

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

Rwandan academy ‘first’ for Akagera

Posted 12 November 2019

As Rwanda continues its remarkable development – particularly in the aviation arena –Akagera Aviation is proud to be playing its part. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

in Air Transport / Features

How Team Congo can pull away from the turbulence

Posted 11 November 2019

Congo Airways boss, Desiré Balazire Bantu, explains to Martin Rivers and Romuald Ngueyap how political unrest at home has slowed the flag-carrier’s growth plans.

in Training / Features

South Africa goes Mega for engineer training

Posted 7 November 2019

South Africa’s Mega Aero Training Academy (MATA) is working with Swiss maintenance provider, SR Technics, to establish a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 147 programme that will cover type ratings, basic and specialised

in Features / Airports

Kasama development targets tourists

Posted 6 November 2019

Kasama Airport in Zambia’s Northern Province is being upgraded as the country prepares to develop the northern tourism circuit. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

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NAF breaths new life into Albatros

Posted 5 November 2019

Nigeria’s continuing counter-insurgency campaign against Boko Haram is the driving force behind a further small increase in the capabilities of its air force. Alan Dron reports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Why Krimson is in the pink

Posted 4 November 2019

Ethiopian business aviation operator, Krimson Aviation, is growing fast. Dawit Lemma, CEO, tells Dave Calderwood how the company is coping.

in Air Transport / Features

Adel's grand plan

Posted 1 November 2019

Ahmed Adel, EgyptAir’s new chairman and chief executive, tells Martin Rivers and Alan Peaford why he is looking forward to a renewed period of growth and prosperity for the nation’s flag-carrier.

in Maintenance / Features

Desert dust’s open season on engines

Posted 16 September 2019

Maintenance trends in Africa map the prevailing weather conditions. During the Harmattan season, for example, MROs usually notice a spike in engine-related events.

in Maintenance / Features

Benefits from pan-African outlook

Posted 12 September 2019

African aviation is prone to frequent change, according to AJW group sales director, Hafsah Abdulsalam.

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Algerians assemble new plant deal with Leonardo

Posted 11 September 2019

Africa is about to get a new helicopter assembly plant following a deal between Algeria and European manufacturer Leonardo. Alan Dron reports.

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Can Africa keep the wheels turning on its MRO potential?

Posted 10 September 2019

African aviation has a quandary: operators can’t afford to keep spending their maintenance budgets abroad, while establishing their own maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities is prohibitively expensive. But

in Features / Airports

Terminal plugs new life into Tanzania

Posted 9 September 2019

Tanzania’s economic hub is due to get a boost as Dar-es-Salaam airport’s new terminal opens its doors for business. Alan Dron reports.

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Embraer targets the huge opportunity in Africa

Posted 5 September 2019

The Embraer Airline Business Seminar Africa 2019, held in Mauritius at the beginning of April, kept all its promises. The Brazilian manufacturer, which has recently partnered with Boeing, sees Africa as a market with a “huge potential”.

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Air Transport / Features

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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Airbus leads the way into African market

Posted 30 August 2019

The days have gone when African airlines were forced to struggle with aging aircraft. Kaleyesus Bekele has been finding out more from Airbus.

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DHL delivering vital medicines by drone

Posted 29 August 2019

Ukerewe District, an isolated island located on Lake Victoria in Tanzania, has been receiving regular deliveries of essential medicines by drone.

in Defence / Features

Galaxy still out of this world

Posted 28 August 2019

The US Air Force’s Lockheed C-5 Galaxy remains a stalwart of airlift operations to and from Africa, supporting deployments and delivering humanitarian assistance.

in Air Transport / Features

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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AfDB banks on more regional integration

Posted 22 August 2019

For several years the African Development Bank (AfDB) has been supporting commercial aviation in Africa and the organisation’s chief aviation officer, Romain Ekoto, has been explaining about current projects and his vision for the future.

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Bole in pole position

Posted 20 August 2019

Ethiopia’s increasingly relaxed visa regime and the expansion of the country’s national airline have helped Addis Ababa become Africa’s biggest long-haul transit hub. Alan Dron reports.

in Defence / Features

AS365N Dauphins for Djibouti

Posted 19 August 2019

As part of an ongoing expansion programme, Djibouti’s small air arm, the Force Aérienne du Djibouti (FAdD, Djibouti Air Force), has taken delivery of four newly refurbished AS365N Dauphins.

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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

in Maintenance / Features

Lufthansa Technik sets up shop in South Africa

Posted 14 August 2019

Lufthansa Technik has become the first foreign MRO provider to establish line maintenance operations in South Africa through a new contract with Comair – and it bodes well for the region. Chuck Grieve reports.

in Features

The Major breakthrough for South African aviation

Posted 13 August 2019

Cindy Lou Dale turns the spotlight on a maverick pilot who – 90 years ago – revolutionised the airways over South Africa and effectively created the country’s most famous airline.

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It's good to talk why collaboration is the name of the game

Posted 12 August 2019

With significant growth forecast across the continent’s aviation sector, Chloe Wilson reports on how the industry is tackling challenges to safety and security in African airports.

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FAI celebrates and targets Africa

Posted 9 August 2019

As FAI marks its 30th anniversary it is looking to increase its business in Africa. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

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Twin giants square up for Herculean task

Posted 8 August 2019

With most African countries ignoring the more expensive C-130J Hercules, both the Leonardo C-27J and Airbus C295 are now battling it out for tactical airlift supremacy in Africa. Alan Warnes looks at the state of play and the status of the North

in Air Transport / Features

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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MEBAA's North Star

Posted 5 August 2019

The MEBAA Show Morocco is the only dedicated business aviation event in north Africa – and its growing popularity reflects market demand.

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Mercy missions flood cyclone-hit areas with relief

Posted 2 August 2019

More than 1,000 people were killed and property destroyed as two cyclones tore through southern and eastern Africa in March and April. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in Features / Airports

The way Lusaka will live next...

Posted 1 August 2019

As African cities recognise the value of extending in and around airports, Chloe Wilson takes a closer look at the plans behind Lusaka’s Airport City.

in General Aviation / Features

How the Black Hawk can give commercial operators an edge

Posted 31 July 2019

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk family helicopters have been used in Africa for several decades, with military operators including Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia. Commercial operators, however, were non-existent… with one

in Business Aviation / Features

The BBJ's Royal family

Posted 29 July 2019

Business jets have been a controversial subject across Africa as governments of developing nations recognise a need for top-level travel for their heads-of-state while, at the same time, fending off accusations of buying expensive white elephants. Now, as Alan

in Defence / Features

Man with a mission to modernise

Posted 26 July 2019

When Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar was appointed as the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) chief of air staff in July 2015, only 50% of his aircraft were serviceable. In one of his first speeches, he said he wanted “effective and efficient capacity building” and training

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.

in Defence / Features

Why are the Cobras not striking?

Posted 20 June 2019

Issues are arising surrounding the Kenya Air Force (KAF) Bell AH-1F Cobra attack helicopters, writes Jon Lake.

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Mekonnen's law

Posted 19 June 2019

Tefera Mekonnen, the new secretary general of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), officially took up office on January 7. He shares his vision with Kaleyesus Bekele.

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Equatorial Guinea continues air force expansion

Posted 18 June 2019

The air force branch of the Equatorial Guinea Guardia Nacional (National Guard) has continued its expansion, writes Jon Lake.

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Astral plane plugs the capacity gap

Posted 17 June 2019

Kenyan all-freight operator, Astral Aviation, is to add two Boeing 767-200Fs this year – marking its first examples of the type – and is separately evaluating Airbus A321 and 737-800 freighters as it seeks to address capacity gaps in its fleet. Victoria

in Defence / Features

Cameroon gears up for counter-insurgency campaign.

Posted 14 June 2019

The Armée de l’Air du Cameroun (Cameroon Air Force) is undergoing a major re-equipment programme, although the US halted assistance in February 2019 amid reports of gross violations of human rights by Cameroon’s security

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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Clusters can make the difference

Posted 12 June 2019

Building up an aerospace manufacturing sector in Africa would be a significant creator of employment in the continent, says Airbus’ aviation White Paper. Alan Dron reports.

in Defence / Features

Tunisia completes Black Hawk purchase from US

Posted 11 June 2019

The US Army’s Security Assistance Command (USASAC) has completed the delivery of a $338 million foreign military sales (FMS) package of eight Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated training and support to Tunisia, writes Jon

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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Connected world keeps repair times in check

Posted 7 June 2019

Airbus has a vested interest in helping maintenance and repair organisations (MROs) and airlines manage their aircraft. Guillaume Mille explained the European airframer’s approach and goals to Chuck Grieve.

in Features / Airports

Libreville to realise Gabonese dream

Posted 5 June 2019

Gabon’s planned new airport at Libreville will help to realise the dream of turning the city into a key airport hub in central and west Africa, through enhancing connectivity, providing jobs and increasing the country’s status in the region, writes

in Defence / Features

Dogged determination to counter terrorism

Posted 4 June 2019

African air force commanders met with US Air Force and State Department leaders at the eighth annual Air Forces Africa (AFAFRICA) symposium in Morocco. Jon Lake reports.

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.

in Maintenance / Features

Russian MRO boost for Egyptian Air Force

Posted 31 May 2019

The Rostec State Corporation company, Russian Helicopters, is to open a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre for the Egyptian Air Force’s Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V helicopters.

in Features / Airports

Zambia's Copperbelt plan is belting along

Posted 30 May 2019

The $397 million Copperbelt International Airport, being developed by the Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL), is now 35% complete. Humphrey Nkonde looks at the project.

in Defence / Features

Egypt gets extra bite with the ‘Nile Crocodile’

Posted 29 May 2019

The Kamov Ka-52 ‘Nile Crocodile’ helicopter has officially entered service with the Egyptian Air Force. Jon Lake reports.

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

in Space / Features

How space can help Africa reap its rewards

Posted 24 May 2019

Making greater use of space – or at least Earth orbiting satellites – could greatly help African farmers and the wider population, the Airbus Aerospace In Africa forum heard. Alan Dron was there.

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