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ExecuJet welcomes first Pilatus PC-24 to Africa

Posted 16 August 2018

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, will be the first business aviation company to operate and manage a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in Africa.

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Air Algérie adds first B737-800P2F

Posted 13 August 2018

Air Algérie has taken redelivery of its first B737-800(P2F) following its conversion into a freighter with STAECO in Jinan, China, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport / General Aviation

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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The BelugaXL airlifter brings a “smile” to Airbus’ production network

Posted 30 July 2018

The successful first flight of Airbus’ BelugaXL oversize airlifter marks an important milestone in further enhancing the company’s industrial network to support its production output – including the ramp-up in

in General Aviation

Ethiopian and DHL Global Forwarding form joint venture

Posted 27 July 2018

Ethiopian Airlines and DHL Global Forwarding have signed a new agreement to form a joint venture company – DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services to build the Leading Cargo Logistics provider JV company in Africa.

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Air Partner lion relocation flight is a roaring success

Posted 19 July 2018

Air Partner, a aviation services group, was recently called upon to assist in the successful relocation of a lion on behalf of the Born Free Foundation.

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FIA2018: Africair signs PA for first Bell 407GXi in Africa

Posted 19 July 2018

Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, has announced that Africair has signed a purchase agreement for the first Bell 407GXi in Africa.

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FIA2018: Astral in drones drive with Dubai deal

Posted 18 July 2018

Kenya’s cargo airline Astral Aviation signed a deal at the Farnborough Airshow today with Dubai-based Falcon Drones Technology for two Lucas-F250 drones with an option to purchase an additional 10 in 2019.

in General Aviation

FIA2018: GECAS and Boeing announce agreement for 737-800 Boeing converted freighters

Posted 17 July 2018

GECAS and Boeing has announced today that they have reached an agreement for 35 additional 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

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Milestone Aviation and Leonardo awarded Aramco medium helicopter renewal programme

Posted 16 July 2018

Milestone Aviation Group Milestone and Leonardo have announced they have been selected to renew the medium helicopter fleet of Aramco Overseas Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco (Aramco) – a

in General Aviation

Airbus’ Helicopters industrial model is coming together

Posted 13 July 2018

The first pre-serial H160 has been fitted with its rear fuselage, the first major component assembly having been pre-assembled in Albacete, Spain according to the site specialisation strategy implemented in Airbus

in General Aviation

Putting a smile on the BelugaXL’s face

Posted 9 July 2018

Airbus’ first BelugaXL is “all smiles” after rolling out from the paint shop in Toulouse, France, last week where this next-generation oversize cargo airlifter received its distinctive livery – which features beluga whale-inspired eyes and an

in General Aviation

Airbus Helicopters and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

Posted 28 June 2018

Airbus H125 and H130 helicopter customers will get a boost in their operations thanks to a significant reduction in direct maintenance costs for the Safran Arriel 2D engine, which equips both

in General Aviation

Boeing and FedEx express announce order for 24 medium and large freighters

Posted 20 June 2018

Boeing and FedEx Express today announced a new order for 12 767 Freighters and 12 777 Freighters as the world's largest air cargo carrier continues to invest in the industry's most capable freighters to

in General Aviation

Air Serv begins operations in Sudan

Posted 12 June 2018

Air Serv has deployed an aircraft to Khartoum, Sudan to support efforts assisting displaced people who have been forced from their homes due to drought and conflict.

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Ethiopian Airlines and TAL Aviation partner to provide cargo and logistics services

Posted 12 June 2018

Ethiopian Airlines and TAL Aviation cargo divisions sign agreement, making it the first time TAL Aviation will be providing cargo and logistics services for the airline.

in General Aviation / Events

AfBAA to launch CGAS at EBACE

Posted 22 May 2018

The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) will launch the AfBAA Commercial General Aviation Symposium (CGAS), at EBACE 2018 in Geneva, with the CGAS event to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, 21-23 November 2018, as the Association’s first meeting focusing

in General Aviation / Features

Why drone use is different in Africa

Posted 17 May 2018

The African unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market is interesting in comparison to other regions of the world, with less dominance on the military use of such technologies and more emphasis on the humanitarian benefits. Beth Stevenson reports.

in General Aviation

Rocketmine first African RPAS operator to gain safety compliance

Posted 13 April 2018

Rocketmine, the South African based subsidiary of the Delta Drone Group, has become the first drone operator in Africa to obtain both Basic Compliance Verification (BCV) and Basic Aviation Risk Standards (BARS)

in General Aviation

Seeker Aircraft announces partnership with Ecoalpha Services

Posted 4 April 2018

Seeker Aircraft has announced that Seeker, a purpose built light observation aircraft, specifically designed and developed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, will now be available for

in General Aviation

Yemen to see scheduled cargo ops in late 1Q18

Posted 12 March 2018

Air Djibouti is set to begin scheduled flights to the Yemeni city of Aden, one of the few foreign airlines to do so, reports ch-aviation.

in General Aviation

Everett Aviation to re-start Mozambique operations

Posted 1 March 2018

Everett Aviation has announced the re-start of operations in Mozambique with the deployment of locally registered BK117-C1 C9-EXM.

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Garmin introduces the GFC 600H helicopter flight control system

Posted 23 February 2018

Garmin has launched the GFCTM 600H flight control system for helicopter owners and operators – a breakthrough in cost-effective technology that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness.

in General Aviation

Algerian minister confirms bids submitted re cargo market tender

Posted 22 February 2018

Algerian Minister of Public Works and Transport, Abdelghani Zaalane, has confirmed that four bids have been submitted to government regarding the proposed liberalisation of the country's air cargo market, reports

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Bruno Even appointed CEO of Airbus Helicopters

Posted 16 February 2018

Airbus SE has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO Tom Enders and join the company’s Executive Committee.

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Ethiopian starts dedicated freighter service from Bahir-Dar to Europe

Posted 29 January 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Group has launched a direct freighter flight from Bahir Dar to Liege, one of the largest Ethiopian flower importer destinations, carrying 45 tons of flowers on January 24, 2018.

in General Aviation

Algeria allows private operators into air cargo market

Posted 25 January 2018

The Algerian government has opened the country's air freight sector up to local private operators, reports ch-aviation.

in General Aviation

Egyptair extends its cargo partneship with WFS in Amsterdam and Brussels

Posted 23 January 2018

Egyptair has awarded a new cargo and mail handling contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Amsterdam and Brussels, extending its relationship with WFS at both airports.

in General Aviation

First BelugaXL transporter rolls off assembly line

Posted 9 January 2018

The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France this month.

in Defence / General Aviation

Chinese take over Diamond for a GA jewel in the crown

Posted 27 December 2017

Chinese automotive and aviation company Wanfeng has bought the majority of shares in Austria’s Diamond Aircraft, the fourth largest general aviation manufacturer in the world.

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AW109 Trekker helicopter achieves EASA certification

Posted 27 December 2017

Leonardo has announced the AW109 Trekker helicopter was issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) yesterday.

in General Aviation

AW139 global helicopter fleet sets milestone of two million flight hours

Posted 27 December 2017

The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter global fleet has reached an outstanding milestone of two million flight hours, across all operational scenarios on five continents, while performing a wide

in General Aviation / Features

Elong takes drones to new heights

Posted 18 December 2017

Cameroon start-up company Will & Brothers – led by entrepreneur William Elong – intends to put the country on the map as a drone manufacturer and has raised $200,000 to fulfil his dream.

in General Aviation

How Egypt is tackling its aviation challenges

Posted 11 December 2017

Egypt is probably the most important country in the Middle East and Africa when it comes to aviation. However, it has faced its share of challenges in recent years, including the revolution and a range of security issues.

in General Aviation / Features

Conference plots the future direction for drones

Posted 11 December 2017

Unmanned air vehicles and their potential uses throughout Africa were put under the microscope at the Drones East Africa Conference in Nairobi. Githae Mwaniki reports.

in General Aviation

African air freight up in October

Posted 6 December 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 5.9% in October 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. This was a slowdown from the

in General Aviation

TIACA and AFRAA sign MoU on improving the air cargo sector

Posted 21 November 2017

TIACA and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have signed an MoU to work closely on issues affecting air cargo, from security to digitisation.

in General Aviation

African carriers post largest year-on-year increase in demand in freight for September

Posted 1 November 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA)has released data for global air freight markets in September 2017 showing that demand (measured in freight tonne kilometers or FTKs), rose

in General Aviation

Royal Air Maroc Cargo and ECS Group launch freight service from USA, Canada to Africa

Posted 31 October 2017

Royal Air Maroc Cargo has launched a new service dedicated to the shipment of personal belongings from the USA and Canada to an extended number of countries in Africa, with special promotional

in General Aviation

Third H160 prototype joins the flight test campaign

Posted 16 October 2017

The third H160 prototype (PT3) has performed its maiden flight. With its cabin interior configuration similar to that of a serial aircraft, will contribute to certification activities and flight testing to ensure the aircraft's

in General Aviation

ATA-WCO collaboration to improve Air Cargo

Posted 12 October 2017

(IATA) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced that IATA's Cargo-XML messaging standard has been fully integrated into WCO's Cargo Targeting System (WCO CTS), a risk assessment tool available to WCO member countries worldwide.

in General Aviation

BelugaXL is readied for electrical power-up

Posted 10 October 2017

BelugaXL is readied for electrical power-up as integration of the no. 1 giant airlifter continues.

in General Aviation

Russian Helicopters produce two Mi-35M for Mali

Posted 9 October 2017

Russian Helicopters holding company produced two Mi-35M transport/attack helicopter for Mali under Rosoboronexport-related contract. Aircraft and all property necessary for their operation is delivered to the customer.

in General Aviation

Airbus Helicopters developing automatic landing and obstacle avoidance system for helicopters

Posted 5 October 2017

Airbus Helicopters is developing an experimental on board image processing management system aimed at performing automatic approaches and landing in challenging conditions, as

in General Aviation

Honeywell and Jordanian Aeronautical Systems boost engine support through local service centre

Posted 12 September 2017

Honeywell has signed a license agreement with Jordanian Aeronautical Systems to provide support services for Honeywell's T53 series of engines.

in General Aviation

Cargolux grows market presence in Africa

Posted 12 September 2017

Cargolux Airlines is set to introduce two new destinations in Africa, Douala in Cameroon and Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Services to Lubumbashi will begin on 15 September while Douala is served as of 3 October.

in General Aviation

Airbus Helicopters launches Fleetkeeper Electronic Flight Folio for South Africa

Posted 12 September 2017

Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa is offering its Fleetkeeper electronic technical logbook and electronic flight folio to customers and operators in South Africa, following its authorisation by

in General Aviation

African carriers post largest year-on-year increase in freight demand

Posted 6 September 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased by 11.4% in July 2017 compared to the

in General Aviation

Caverton Helicopters expands fleet with eight Bell Helicopters

Posted 31 August 2017

Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of The Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, has entered a purchase agreement with Dallas based Bell Helicopter for eight brand new Bell 407GXPs.

in General Aviation

Cargolux increases market presence in Africa

Posted 29 August 2017

Cargolux Airlines has introduced two new destinations in Africa, Douala in Cameroon and Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The first Cargolux cargo plane to Lubumbashi will take off on 15 September, while Douala will be

in General Aviation

Russian Helicopters to deliver 15 Ka-52 'Alligators' to Egypt in 2017

Posted 29 August 2017

Russian Helicopters says it will this year deliver 15 Kamov Ka-52 'Alligator' helicopters to Egypt as it forges ahead with the fulfilment of a 2016 order of 46 units, reports Oscar Nkala.

in General Aviation

Caverton Helicopters signs contract with Chevron Nigeria

Posted 24 August 2017

Nigerian aviation services provider Caverton Helicopters has signed a five-year duration contract to provide 24-hour medical evacuation services to petroleum company Chevron Nigeria, reports Oscar Nkala.

in General Aviation

Spectrum Aeromed releases Carbon Fiber 3200 Series PTU for VIP and MedEvac ops

Posted 10 August 2017

Spectrum Aeromed has completed production on their newest 3200 Series Carbon Fiber PTU.

in General Aviation

Africa records 25.9% growth in demand for air cargo

Posted 2 August 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in the first-half of 2017 compared to the first-half of

in General Aviation / Features

Nigeria zones in on drone regulation

Posted 26 July 2017

Although the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) targets 2018 to publish standards and recommended practices (SARPs) for the certification and operations of drones, interest in their civil and military use in Nigeria has continued to

in Air Transport / General Aviation

Sukhoi Superjet 100 confirmed its ability to fly from short runways

Posted 10 July 2017

Since the beginning of July 2017 Sukhoi Superjet 100 has successfully performed flights to one of the oldest airports of Northern Europe – Bromma (Sweden). It has a relatively short runway of 1660m and it is situated

in Defence / General Aviation

Airborne drones set to provide security patrols in South Africa

Posted 10 July 2017

Autonomous drones are set to take over border patrols, crime hotspot monitoring and more, according to South Africa's Airborne Drones.

in General Aviation

African carriers see largest year-on-year cargo increase in May

Posted 5 July 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew 12.7% in May 2017 compared to the year-earlier

in General Aviation

Heico acquires composites manufacturer

Posted 20 June 2017

Heico has announced that its Flight Support Group has acquired 100% of Carbon by Design, a rapidly growing manufacturer of composite components for UAVs, rockets, spacecraft and other specialised applications. The purchase price and financial

in Business Aviation / General Aviation

UAVs to get the hands-on approach from ExecuJet in Africa

Posted 13 June 2017

ExecuJet is announcing the addition of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services at its African facilities in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Lagos.

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo and Royal Air Maroc Cargo to increase cooperation

Posted 7 June 2017

Etihad Cargo and Royal Air Maroc Cargo have signed an MoU which will see the two airlines cooperate in a number of areas including network development, freighter deployment and increasing traffic on several trade lanes

in General Aviation / Training

Starlite opts for Traxxal and gives first outing to R44 Cadet

Posted 2 June 2017

South Africa and Mauritius based Starlite Aviation has signed up to Traxxall Technologies' maintenance tracking and inventory management system.

in Business Aviation / General Aviation / Features

Flying doctors to the rescue

Posted 19 May 2017

It may not have flashing red lights and a siren, but for some seriously ill patients in west Africa, a white Beechcraft 1900 is the vehicle that means their chance of recovery has taken a sudden turn for the better. Alan Dron reports.

in General Aviation / Features

Going into battle against the deadly hoards

Posted 15 May 2017

Helicopters and light jets have been used recently to fight African armyworms and locusts in Zambia and other countries in southern Africa. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in General Aviation

South African Airways Cargo wins the Best Cargo Airline Africa award

Posted 12 May 2017

South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) has won Best Cargo Airline-Africa at the 2017 Air Cargo Airline of the Year awards hosted by Air Cargo News.

in General Aviation

Airlander returns to the skies

Posted 11 May 2017

A successful flight of the Airlander 10 took place yesterday.

in General Aviation

African carriers' have largest year-on-year increase in freight demand in March

Posted 3 May 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released March 2017 demand growth results for global air freight markets showing a 14% expansion measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs)

in General Aviation

Ethiopian Airlines, Airbus Foundation, and partners fly relief goods to Ethiopia

Posted 3 May 2017

Ethiopian Airlines, the German NGO humedica e.V, Aviation without Borders and the Airbus Foundation have joined forces to facilitate the transport of nine tonnes of humanitarian goods from

in General Aviation

Rostec tests Ka-52k helicopters in marine conditions

Posted 3 May 2017

Ka-52K helicopters manufactured by Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) completed the first phase of testing in marine conditions.

in Business Aviation / General Aviation / Features

A new way to Scout out web booking

Posted 26 April 2017

An innovative new charter sales platform, Jet Scout, has been introduced to the African and Middle East market. Vincent Chappard finds out why it is receiving a positive reaction.

in General Aviation

Windhoek accident report suggests low altitude stall

Posted 24 April 2017

The Cessna 425 Conquest aircraft that crashed into the runway at Windhoek International Airport and killed three pilots in February 2016 came down after the engines stalled at low-altitude, the Directorate of Aircraft Accidents

in General Aviation

Bristow Nigeria adds maiden ERJ-145

Posted 24 April 2017

Bristow Helicopters Nigeria has added a maiden ERJ-145 to its fixed-wing fleet, reports ch-aviation.

in General Aviation

First sections of BelugaXL arrive at aircraft Final Assembly facility in Toulouse

Posted 12 April 2017

The first large sections of Airbus' next generation new transport aircraft, the BelugaXL, have arrived at the aircraft Final Assembly facility (L34) in Toulouse.

in General Aviation

African carriers' saw freight demand increase by 10.6% in February

Posted 6 April 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released demand growth results for global air freight markets for February 2017 showing an 8.4% increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs)

in General Aviation

Ethiopian launches two new cargo routes to Europe

Posted 4 April 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has launched two new cargo routes to Europe: Milan, Italy and Zaragoza, Spain as of April, 2 and March 28, 2017 respectively.

in Air Transport / General Aviation

Astral's unmanned innovation scoops IATA award

Posted 25 March 2017

IATA has named Kenya based Astral Aerial Solutions as the winner of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2017, for the company's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Concept for Africa.

in General Aviation

Ethiopian to launch cargo services to Ahmedabad

Posted 22 March 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has added Ahmedabad, a fifth cargo gateway to India, to its global cargo network as of March 28, 2017.

in General Aviation

Nigeria certifies new commercial helicopter service operator

Posted 22 March 2017

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has licensed new entrant Genesis Global Aviation Limited (GGAL) to operate a commercial helicopter service across the country. Oscar Nkala reports.

in General Aviation

Airkenya adds a Eurocopter AS350

Posted 20 March 2017

AirKenya has acquired a Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters with 5Y-HNB having arrived in East Africa this week, reports ch-aviation.

in General Aviation

Leonardo's new system for secure air traffic management

Posted 9 March 2017

Leonardo is ready to deploy its automated system for Unmanned-aircraft air- Traffic Management.

in General Aviation

Vector Aerospace certifies ADS-B upgrade for light, medium and heavy helicopters

Posted 8 March 2017

Vector Aerospace, an independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services that has facilities in South Africa, has recently received approval from the European and

in General Aviation

African demand for air freight soars 24.3%

Posted 7 March 2017

IATA's air data traffic report reveals African carriers' saw freight demand increase by 24.3% in January 2017 compared to the same month last year, helped by very strong growth on the trade lanes to and from Asia.

in General Aviation

Express Air Cargo commences operations

Posted 28 February 2017

Tunisia's Express Air Cargo has begun commercial operations by a B737-300 following the launch of its inaugural flight on Saturday, February 25, reports ch-aviation.

in General Aviation / Features

Why more Kenyans are giving it a whirl…

Posted 27 February 2017

East Africa presents clear opportunities for growing helicopter demand due to its vast remote areas with few airstrips. Githae Mwaniki has been looking at the rotary-wing industry in Kenya.

in General Aviation

IATA welcomes entry into force of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Posted 23 February 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) today. This follows the ratification of the treaty by two-thirds of the members of the

in General Aviation

FAI´s Air Ambulance division reports record results in 2016

Posted 23 February 2017

The Air Ambulance division of German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG has reported record operational and financial results in 2016, achieving revenues of more than €45m for the first time in the company's history.

in General Aviation

Air France, partner of MyAfricanStartUp, supports innovation in Africa

Posted 22 February 2017

Air France is taking part in the first edition of the "100 African startups to invest" in selection published today by MyAfricanStartUp. This initiative aims to increase the visibility of start-ups

in General Aviation / Features

Safety the key as Nigeria's helicopter businesses gear up

Posted 16 February 2017

Around 35,000 annual road deaths, difficulties encountered in accessing the nation's oil refineries, plus 10,000 annual deaths resulting from problems getting to hospital, all point to a helicopter boost in Nigeria.

in General Aviation

SAA Cargo to support and partake in Air Cargo Africa Conference and Exhibition

Posted 15 February 2017

SAA Cargo will continue its partnership with the STAT Media Group, organisers of the Air Cargo Africa Conference and Exhibition. The Conference takes place at Emperor's Palace in Kempton Park from 21to

in General Aviation

Airlander: Flight deck repairs complete and testing underway

Posted 13 February 2017

Airlander has announced that the structural damage sustained to the Flight Deck during its second Test Flight last August has now been repaired.

in General Aviation / Features

Aussie firm with a foxy new trainer

Posted 8 February 2017

A new breed of aircraft could be the ideal trainer for the Gulf's growing carriers. Liz Moscrop reports

in General Aviation

Luxaviation Helicopters launches first global VIP helicopter management company

Posted 2 February 2017

Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, has launched the first VIP helicopter management company.

in General Aviation

Omni Helicopters International and Omni Blu Aviation in joint venture

Posted 1 February 2017

Omni Helicopters International, parent of Brazil's leading offshore aviation specialist Omni Taxi Aéreo S.A., and Omni Blu Aviation (Omni Blu), the independent provider of aviation services in

in General Aviation

African carriers' see air cargo growth in December 2016

Posted 1 February 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 3.8% in 2016 compared to 2015.

in General Aviation

ATA, UNCTAD collaborate to boost global adoption of cargo messaging standards

Posted 25 January 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that IATA's Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully

in General Aviation / Training

Diamond sparkles with new Ethiopian order

Posted 25 January 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has expanded its training fleet with five new Diamond DA40 NG aircraft. The airline now operates 18 training airplanes from Diamond Aircraft, 16 single-engine DA40 and two DA42 twins as well as two Diamond Aircraft simulators

in General Aviation

African air freight carriers see large increase in demand in November

Posted 11 January 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.8% in November 2016 compared to the

in General Aviation

EgyptAir Cargo resumes Russian flights

Posted 26 December 2016

EgyptAir Cargo has resumed direct flights to Russia on December 21 following the successful completion of flights MS5520/1 between Cairo Int'l and Moscow Domodedovo, reports ch-aviation.

in General Aviation

ExecuJet Africa launches helicopter charter from Cape Town

Posted 13 December 2016

ExecuJet Africa has received its first charter helicopter, a VIP configured Bell 407 helicopter, now available for charter from ExecuJet's Cape Town FBO facility.

in General Aviation

Air Algérie launches dedicated cargo unit

Posted 21 November 2016

Air Algérie has resumed dedicated freighter operations following the launch of its Air Algérie Cargo unit this past week, reports ch-aviation.

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The BelugaXL airlifter brings a “smile” to Airbus’ production network

The successful first flight of Airbus’ BelugaXL oversize airlifter marks an important milestone in further enhancing the company’s industrial network to support its production output – including the ramp-up in assembly rates for

ExecuJet welcomes first Pilatus PC-24 to Africa

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, will be the first business aviation company to operate and manage a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in Africa.

Air Algérie adds first B737-800P2F

Air Algérie has taken redelivery of its first B737-800(P2F) following its conversion into a freighter with STAECO in Jinan, China, reports ch-aviation.

Putting a smile on the BelugaXL’s face

Airbus’ first BelugaXL is “all smiles” after rolling out from the paint shop in Toulouse, France, last week where this next-generation oversize cargo airlifter received its distinctive livery – which features beluga whale-inspired

FIA2018: Africair signs PA for first Bell 407GXi in Africa

Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, has announced that Africair has signed a purchase agreement for the first Bell 407GXi in Africa.

FIA2018: Astral in drones drive with Dubai deal

Kenya’s cargo airline Astral Aviation signed a deal at the Farnborough Airshow today with Dubai-based Falcon Drones Technology for two Lucas-F250 drones with an option to purchase an additional 10 in 2019.

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