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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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)

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Hunting hunters

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Drone delivery company Zipline launches in Ghana

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

Weststar Aviation Services and Leonardo sign contract

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 offshore

ACUNIS completes Africa's largest air cargo terminal

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.

African air freight carriers experience 8.5% rise in demand in Feb 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 period in 2018.

NAS to launch ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique

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

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