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First Air Mauritius A350 takes shape in Airbus' Final Assembly line

Posted 24 May 2017

Assembly of the first A350 XWB for Air Mauritius is advancing well at Airbus' Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France.

in Business Aviation / Events

Bestfly retains ISBAO status

Posted 23 May 2017

At EBACE this week, Angola-based aviation services company Bestfly announced that it has received confirmation it has retained its ISBAO (International Standard for business Aviation Operators) status for the second year in a row.

in Business Aviation

FlightSafety International starts Master-level Advanced Training Courses for Dassault Falcon

Posted 22 May 2017

FlightSafety International, that has a facility in South Africa, has announced the start of new Master-level Advanced Training Courses for the Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy and 900EX

in Business Aviation

Nextant Aerospace launches large cabin 604XT programme

Posted 22 May 2017

Nextant Aerospace has announced the launch of a new cockpit avionics programme in conjunction with Rockwell Collins that will bring Pro Line Fusion to the Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft platform.

in Airports / ATM & Regulatory

Entebbe upgraded radar

Posted 20 May 2017

Entebbe Airport has seen an upgrade of its radar system to become ADS-B capable and will be able to use next generation systems including data links

in Air Transport

EU blacklisting sinks Air Zimbabwe's bid to resume UK flights

Posted 18 May 2017

The European Aviation Safety Aviation (EASA) has blacklisted Air Zimbabwe along with airlines from Nigeria, Ukraine, St. Vincent and Grenadines for failure to address aviation security concerns raised during its

in Air Transport

Mango Airlines considers fleet renewal in 2020

Posted 18 May 2017

The CEO of Mango Airlines has said that the airline will look at renewing its fleet as its current leases expire beginning 2020, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

A350-1000 successfully completes 'Early Long Flight'

Posted 17 May 2017

The A350-1000 this week successfully completed its first “Early Long Flight” with 310 passengers on board, including 10 Airbus Flight Test crew members and 13 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew.

in Air Transport

New partnership to enhance quality and safety in aviation fuelling

Posted 17 May 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed an MoU to strengthen and promote Safety and Quality Assurance in global aviation fuelling

in Defence

SuperJet International appoints new chief executive officer

Posted 17 May 2017

SuperJet International's Board of Directors has appointed Stefano Marazzani new chief executive officer of SuperJet International.

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in Defence / Features

Helicopter woes for MINUSMA

Posted 24 May 2017

A little-known UN mission in Mali celebrates its fourth anniversary this month. Since the deployment began, the multidimensional integrated stabilisation mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been working to help stabilise the

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Issue 2, Vol 5: African Aerospace April - June 2017

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New airline will boost Senegal's economy
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SITA says 'baggage is getting better'
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