Top African Aerospace Stories

African airlines' traffic growth slowed to 5.8% year-on-year in October

Posted 7 December 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.8% compared to the same month last year. Capacity grew 6.3% and load factor slid 0.4 percentage points to 80.1%.

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Heike Birlenbach appointed VPS Lufthansa Group for EMEA sales region

Posted 7 December 2016

Lufthansa has appointed Heike Birlenbach as vice president sales EMEA Lufthansa Group Airlines. She will take upon the role in January 2017.

in Route Planning & Tourism

Guangzhou direct from Reunion Island as of 12 February 2017

Posted 6 December 2016

Air Austral and Air Madagascar conclude their code-sharing agreement for China.

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Vega launcher successfully completes eighth mission

Posted 6 December 2016

The Vega launcher has successfully completed its eighth mission correctly positioning into orbit the Turkish satellite GÖKTÜRK-1, at an altitude of approximately 700 kilometres.

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ACJ wins commitment for ACJ320neo

Posted 5 December 2016

Airbus Corporate Jets has won another commitment for an ACJ320neo.

in Air Transport

Businessman plans national airline for Guinea

Posted 5 December 2016

Souaré Antonio, a wealthy Guinean businessman, is hoping to set up a national airline for the small West African country, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Air Djibouti in partnership deal with AZAL

Posted 5 December 2016

Air Djibout has signed an MoU with AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines to enhance cooperation between the two carriers in the field of cargo and freight logistics, reports ch-aviation.

in Route Planning & Tourism

Turkish Airlines launches flights to Zanzibar

Posted 4 December 2016

Tanzania becomes Turkish Airlines' 50th destination in Africa with the brand new addition of three weekly return flights to Zanzibar

in Air Transport

Tanzania orders two CS300s and one Q400

Posted 4 December 2016

Tanzania has ordered two Bombardier CS300s and one Q400 turboprop, which will be leased to Air Tanzania.

in Maintenance

FlightPath International and APAC sign maintenanc training agreement

Posted 4 December 2016

FlightPath International and APAC (Academic and Professional Aviation Center) have signed a partnership agreement to provide a broad range of maintenance training solutions for all major commercial aircraft

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Tanzania homes in on new radar

Posted 8 December 2016

The Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has announced plans for the acquisition of at least four modern aerospace surveillance radar systems to replace the obsolete technology at the Julius Nyerere International

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