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Ethiopian delivers medical supplies to 39 African countries

Posted 30 March 2020

Ethiopian Airlines has delivered medical supplies donated by Jack Ma, the founder of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, to 39 African countries within five days. Ethiopian has transported Jack Ma’s support including testing kits, masks and protective suits.

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Air cargo bottlenecks could put lives at risk

Posted 25 March 2020

International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members renewed their call to governments to take urgent measures to ensure that vital air cargo supply lines remain open, efficient and effective.

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FAI works around the clock to meet critical Covid-19 demands

Posted 24 March 2020

FAI rent-a-jet AG, Germany’s Air Ambulance Specialist and Special Mission Operator has been working 24/7 to help evacuate those in need following unprecedented demand from the spread of coronavirus.

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Astral Aviation to continue freighter services

Posted 24 March 2020

Astral Aviation has said it will continue to operate freighter throughout the current crisis.

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Etihad Cargo boosts its freighter summer schedule in Africa

Posted 17 March 2020

Etihad Cargo has announced its freighter schedule for the IATA summer season, boosting capacity to its top freighter gateways.

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Air Cargo essential to fight against COVID-19

Posted 17 March 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said it continues to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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Denel at advanced stage of exiting aerostructures business

Posted 9 March 2020

As part of its efforts to restructure its business, exit from non-core entities and find new markets for its defence and high-tech products and services, Denel is currently at an advanced stage to exit and wind up its

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African air cargo carriers post fastest growth of any region

Posted 5 March 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has eleased data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in cargo tonne kilometers decreased by 3.3% in January 2020, compared to the same period in

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AVIATION AFRICA: Air BP highlights low carbon solutions at Aviation Africa 2020

Posted 4 March 2020

Air BP will be highlighting innovative carbon reduction solutions and aviation sustainability at the Aviation Africa 2020 summit, which starts today in Addis Ababa (4th-5th March).

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Beechcraft King Air 350ERs begin maritime patrol duties

Posted 19 February 2020

Leonardo has revealed that two Beechcraft King Air 350ERs, equipped as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), have gone into service with an African Navy following their delivery by the Company, which acted as prime contractor and

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Stellwagen delivers second Airbus C295 to DAC

Posted 17 February 2020

Stellwagen Group has today announced the delivery of a second Airbus C295 aircraft to DAC Aviation International, which will add this additional aircraft to its humanitarian operations in Africa.

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Virgin Atlantic Cargo to launch daily services from London Heathrow to Cape Town

Posted 12 February 2020

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will launch a new daily Heathrow-Cape Town service from October 2020 and increase capacity to Cuba as part of their winter flying programme.

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2019 worst year for air freight demand since 2009

Posted 6 February 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released full-year 2019 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell by 3.3% compared to 2018 while capacity (AFTK)

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Airbus BelugaXL enters service, adding XL capacity to the fleet

Posted 16 January 2020

The BelugaXL has entered into service, providing Airbus with 30% extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft programmes.

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African freight carriers post fastest growth of any region in November

Posted 8 January 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 1.1% in November 2019,

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UPS flies urgent relief from Dubai to flood-stricken Somalia

Posted 2 January 2020

UPS, in collaboration with UNHCR, has delivered close to 100 tons of relief items to bring critical supplies to victims of the recent flooding in Somalia which has affected half a million people and uprooted 400,000 from

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TIACA opens its doors to new air cargo player

Posted 16 December 2019

The International Air Cargo Association or TIACA is making significant changes in its approach to reach out to all stakeholders in the air cargo value chain in a rapidly evolving and challenging global trade and commerce.

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African freight carriers see fastest growth of any region in October

Posted 4 December 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% in October 2019, compared to

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Air Peace signs firm order for three additional E195-E2 jets

Posted 17 November 2019

Embraer announced today that Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, has signed a contract for three additional E195-E2s, confirming purchase rights from the original contract, signed in April this year.

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Rolls-Royce Trent 700 certified to power new Airbus BelugaXL Transporter

Posted 15 November 2019

The Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine has received certification to power the new Airbus BelugaXL air transporter.

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AHRLAC to fly again

Posted 23 October 2019

The successful adoption of business rescue will see the AHRLAC aircraft flying again soon, writes Sam Basch.

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Leonardo signs Distributorship Agreement with Absolute Aviation Group in South Africa

Posted 23 October 2019

Leonardo has signed a Distributorship Agreement with Absolute Aviation Group in South Africa for the civil and commercial market.

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African carriers see fastest growth of any region in August for air freight

Posted 11 October 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019,

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43 Air School Pty is now the sole distributer of full Pipistrel Aircraft Range in South Africa

Posted 2 October 2019

43 Air School Pty has announced that it is now the sole distributer of the full Pipistrel Aircraft Range in South Africa, and Portugal.

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DHL-Ethiopian Airlines joint venture eyes further growth in Ethiopia

Posted 24 September 2019

DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services – a joint venture formed between DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines - is scaling up its operations in Ethiopia.

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UPS expands express services within Africa

Posted 24 September 2019

UPS has announced the addition of three new countries served by UPS Worldwide Express, and broadened its reach across 76 cities in the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, and Africa (ISMEA).

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GAC TR signs exclusive marketing contract with EgyptAir Cargo

Posted 10 September 2019

ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary GAC TR (Globe Air Cargo Turkey) has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo to begin optimising marketing of its cargo offering from September.

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African carriers post fastest freight growth of any region in July

Posted 5 September 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.2% in July 2019, compared to the

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Pegasus Universal Aerospace and Callen-Lenz Group partner on flight control systems

Posted 3 September 2019

South Africa’s Pegasus Universal Aerospace, pioneer of the Vertical Business Jet (VBJ) Pegasus One, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UK-based, technical aviation

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Ethiopian launches cargo flights to Bangkok and Hanoi

Posted 23 August 2019

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has started once weekly freighter service to Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam as of August 16, 2019.

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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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African carriers see air freight growth

Posted 7 August 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.8% in June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the

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

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Ethiopian adds Chongqing to its freight network

Posted 9 July 2019

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has connected Chongqing, the largest municipality in Southwest China with Africa and South America with a weekly cargo flight as of 26 June 2019.

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Mi-38 successfully passes testing in extreme conditions

Posted 5 July 2019

Specialists of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec) finished a series of Mi-38 flights conducted under the instrument flight rules (IFR), as well as in conditions of

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Paris Airshow: ASL Aviation and Boeing sign for Boeing Converted Freighters

Posted 19 June 2019

ASL Aviation (ASL) and Boeing have signed an MoU for 20 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), bringing the world’s first Next-Generation 737-800 freighter conversion to 120 orders and commitments,

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Paris Airshow: Russian Helicopters showcases new concept of modernised light Ansat helicopter

Posted 17 June 2019

Russian Helicopters has presented a concept of the modernised light Ansat helicopter at the International Paris Air Show 2019.

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Air Serv sends aircraft to Mozambique for flood relief

Posted 21 May 2019

An Air Serv aircraft has positioned to Mozambique, where it will support relief efforts following a devastating period of successive storms.

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Zambia on course for air ambulance service

Posted 21 May 2019

The Zambia Air Force (ZAF) and Zambian Ministry of Health have agreed to partner in establishing a national air ambulance service using a dedicated emergency response aircraft, writes Jon Lake.

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Hunting hunters

Posted 10 May 2019

From military helicopters through ‘aerial bats’ to unmanned air vehicles, Africa’s aerial anti-poaching operations are being stepped up. David Oliver reports.

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African carriers see cargo growth in March 2019

Posted 8 May 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

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Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services wins ‘Best Cargo Airline – Africa’ award

Posted 2 May 2019

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistic Services has been crowned with 2019 Best Cargo at an awards ceremony in London by Air Cargo News.

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Drone delivery company Zipline launches in Ghana

Posted 26 April 2019

Drone-delivery company Zipline International has officially expanded its operations in to Ghana where it will have the capacity to dispense medicines and vaccines to millions of people throughout the country from four new facilities in

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Bombardier relocates Q Series regional support

Posted 24 April 2019

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is relocating its Q Series aircraft regional support team from Lanseria International Airport, to Airways Park (close to O.R. Tambo International Airport).

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O.R. Tambo International Airport named African Airport of the Year

Posted 23 April 2019

O.R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa’s biggest and busiest port of entry, was named African Airport of the Year at the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition. This was the fourth time the airport has won

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ACUNIS completes Africa's largest air cargo terminal

Posted 17 April 2019

ACUNIS, the cooperation between Unitechnik and AMOVA both from Germany, planned and implemented the new air cargo terminal in Addis Ababa for government-owned Ethiopian Airlines.

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African carriers saw freight demand decrease by 8.5% in February

Posted 9 April 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 4.7% in February 2019, compared to the same

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NAS to launch ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique

Posted 8 April 2019

NAS will offer comprehensive ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique beginning July 2019.

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African air freight carriers experience 8.5% rise in demand in Feb 2019

Posted 4 April 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 4.7% in February 2019, compared to

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Weststar Aviation Services and Leonardo sign contract

Posted 27 March 2019

Weststar Aviation Services, a regional offshore helicopter transportation services provider, and Leonardo signed a contract – valued at around 50 million euros - for three new-generation AW169 and two AW139 helicopters for

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Royal Air Maroc becomes Cargo IQ member

Posted 15 March 2019

Royal Air Maroc has become the latest airline to join Cargo iQ, signing up at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA)’s World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Singapore this week.

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Air Senegal and Airbus Foundation team up for first goodwill flight

Posted 13 March 2019

The Airbus Foundation and Air Senegal organised their first goodwill flight on March 8 to transport medical equipment, toys, clothes for kids and adults as well as books on board the airline’s newest A330neo.

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Seychelles embraces drones for fishery protection

Posted 13 March 2019

The Seychelles Fishing Authority has unleashed an unprecedented combination of short-range drones, autonomous long-range unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), Earth observation data and fisheries intelligence analysis in its fight

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IATA launches CEIV Fresh

Posted 12 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products.

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IATA: Air cargo priorities should be trade, global standards and modernisation

Posted 12 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the

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Angola restructures state oil company air division

Posted 11 March 2019

Angola’s state oil company, Sonangol (Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola – the National Fuel Society of Angola), has signed an agreement with a consortium formed by Canada’s CHC and Morocco’s Heliconia to

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African carriers saw freight demand increase by 1.0% in January 2019

Posted 7 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the

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Turkish Cargo delivers circus lions to their natural habitat

Posted 5 March 2019

Turkish Cargo delivered three young lionesses Luca, Charlie, Kai and the young lion Nathan to South Africa, their natural habitat, from Kiev with a connection flight from Istanbul.

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Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of B737 freighter

Posted 4 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first B737-800 freighter, the first of its kind in the Ethiopian Cargo fleet mix, on March 01, 2019.

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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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Partnership targets offshore market

Posted 25 February 2019

French helicopter company, Héli-Union, has announced a new partnership with Angolan business jet charter operator and service and maintenance provider, Bestfly, writes Jon Lake.

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African carriers’ saw freight demand decrease by 2.2%, in December 2018

Posted 6 February 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2018 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 3.5% compared to 2017.

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ANTONOV Airlines transports mining equipment to Gabon for Bolloré Logistics

Posted 29 January 2019

ANTONOV Airlines has completed a project transporting mining equipment from East Midlands Airport (EMA) in the UK to Franceville Airport (MVB) in Gabon in just nine days, facilitated by in-house ANTONOV

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Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

Posted 24 January 2019

Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Virginia.

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Airbus Helicopters sees strong sales in 2018

Posted 24 January 2019

Airbus Helicopters delivered 356 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 413 helicopters in 2018 (up from 350 gross orders in 2017).

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Rosaviatsiya validates Ansat high-altitude operation

Posted 23 January 2019

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has certified the increase in take-off/landing altitude of Ansat helicopter to 3,500 m.

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Air Serv positions second aircraft in South Sudan

Posted 15 January 2019

An Air Serv aircraft departed Entebbe International Airport yesterday for South Sudan to support ongoing humanitarian relief efforts within the region.

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Tecnam P2012 traveller achieves Easa certification

Posted 1 January 2019

Tecnam has announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded full type certification to the P2012 Traveller.

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Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator flies unmanned

Posted 24 December 2018

The Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator took off for a fully unmanned autonomous flight at the military airbase in Istres in the south of France this last week.

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Russian Helicopters to certify a service centre in Egypt in 2019

Posted 6 December 2018

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is completing the creation of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre for Mi-8/17 helicopters based at the facilities of Helwan Factory

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Ethiopian takes delivery of its eighth freighter

Posted 13 November 2018

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has taken delivery of its eighth B777 freighter aircraft in its cargo fleet family, on November 10, 2018 at its home base at Bole International Airport.

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Russian Helicopters delivers two Mi-172 helicopters to Equatorial Guinea

Posted 7 November 2018

As part of the contract with the government of Equatorial Guinea, Russian Helicopters holding company has produced and transferred to the customer two Mi-172 helicopters manufactured at Kazan Helicopters

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African carriers saw freight demand contract by 2.1% in September

Posted 5 November 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.0% in September 2018, compared to the same

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Competitive boost and enhanced operational capabilities for H145

Posted 17 October 2018

Airbus H145 customers will now benefit from the extension of the warranty of the H145’s Arriel 2E engines from two years/1,000 hours to three years/2000 hours. This extension is valid for H145s delivered from January

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Boeing forecasts air cargo traffic will double in 20 Years

Posted 17 October 2018

Boeing projects air cargo operators will need more than 2,600 freighters over the next two decades to keep up with increasing global freight traffic, which is expected to double with 4.2 percent growth annually.

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Airbus demonstrates H125 helicopter in Addis Ababa

Posted 15 October 2018

Airbus is undertaking a series of demo flights in Ethiopia with its robust, rugged and reliable single-engine H125 helicopter, proving its high performance in dry, high and hot operating conditions.

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World Fuel Services to fuel thirteen legs of Raid Latécoère-Aéropostale

Posted 25 September 2018

World Fuel Services has been named fuel supplier for thirteen legs of the historic Raid Latécoère- Aéropostale rally in its centenary year.

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AAD: Helix – the manned ISR platform

Posted 21 September 2018

CADG chose AAD to launch its new manned intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform – Helix.

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Aerosud Aviation in partnership with DB Schenker South Africa

Posted 21 September 2018

Aerosud Aviation has selected DB Schenker South Africa as its new logistics partner.

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Africa's first Bell 595 Jet Ranger X delivered to South Africa

Posted 20 September 2018

South Africa’s National Airways Corporation (NAC) unveiled Bell’s newest commercial aircraft, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the African market.

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Honeywell avionics protection plan selected by African based helicopter operators

Posted 20 September 2018

Honeywell International Avionics Protection Plan has been selected by leading Africa-based helicopter operators Heliconia of Morocco, Caverton of Nigeria and Titan Helicopters of South Africa.

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Ethiopian to launch cargo flights to Zaragoza Bogota

Posted 31 August 2018

Ethiopian Airlines is set to commence twice weekly freighter service to Bogota, Colombia as of August 29, 2018. The cargo service will depart from Zaragoza (Spain) and will fly to Bogota with a stopover in Miami, using the B777-

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African carriers saw freight demand contract by 8.3% in July

Posted 29 August 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.1% in July 2018, compared to the same period the

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Airbus Perlan Mission II makes altitude history

Posted 28 August 2018

Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to pilot an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, made history this week in El Calafate, Argentina, by soaring in the stratosphere to a pressure altitude of over 62,000 feet (60,669

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ICAO and South Africa partner to advance gender equality in aviation

Posted 21 August 2018

In a major step forward for gender equality and gender action in international air transport, ICAO and South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) were joined by over 500 leaders and experts from around the

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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.

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Egyptair Cargo receives A330-200P2F from EFW

Posted 8 August 2018

Egyptair Cargo has taken delivery of a A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion from Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) - the joint venture between ST Engineering Aerospace and Airbus - following the successful completion of test

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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