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Africa sees slow but positive increase in tourism

Posted 18 January 2017

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled internationally last year compared to 2015.

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Aviation Africa 2017 event to feature Gulfstream G280AT

Posted 18 January 2017

Aviation Africa, which takes place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22-23 February 2017, has announced the first aircraft that will be displayed at the event will be a Gulfstream G280 from Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace.

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Bombardier Business Aircraft completes over 200 96-month inspections on Challenger jets

Posted 17 January 2017

Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced its Service Centre Network has completed over 200 96-month heavy inspections on Challenger business jets.

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Ethiopian plans seven new destinations in Q1 of 2017

Posted 17 January 2017

Ethiopian Airlines will launch seven new destinations within five months during the 2017 calendar year.

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Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi elected IBAC Governing Board Vice Chairman

Posted 17 January 2017

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, founding chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), has been elected Vice Chairman of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) Governing Board.

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AlSat Nano takes first colour image

Posted 16 January 2017

AlSat Nano - a joint Algerian Space Agency and UK Space Agency nanosatellite mission - has captured and downloaded its first full colour image.

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Express Air Cargo adds maiden aircraft

Posted 16 January 2017

Tunisia's Express Air Cargo has taken delivery of its maiden aircraft, reports ch-aviation.

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Aircraft hit by drone in Mozambique

Posted 15 January 2017

A LAM Mozambique Airlines is believed to have been hit by a drone while landing at Tete Matundo Airport.

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Int'Air Îles granted operations to Mayotte, Réunion

Posted 13 January 2017

Comoros' Int'Air Îles will tentatively commence its Dzaoudzi to La Réunion via Moroni Int'l service from January 23, reports ch-aviation.

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Airbus hits new aircraft delivery record

Posted 12 January 2017

Airbus' commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 were up for the fourteenth year in a row, reaching a new company record of 688 aircraft delivered to 82 customers.

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IATA's four big hurdles to overcome in Africa

Posted 21 December 2016

Kaleyesus Bekele gets the IATA perspective on the state of the African airline industry.

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Air Transport

Ethiopian plans seven new destinations in Q1 of 2017
Ethiopian Airlines will launch seven new destinati...

Defence

Defence

C130J Hercules has a successful flight at St Helena Airport
A Lockheed Martin C130J Hercules aircraft, operate...

Technology

Technology

Inflight data usage soars with introduction of 3G
Since launching 3G inflight connectivity one year ...

Space

Space

AlSat Nano takes first colour image
AlSat Nano - a joint Algerian Space Agency and UK...

Airports

Airports

Abuja runway closure pushed back to late 1Q17
Plans to temporarily close Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe In...

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