The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective use of data.
South African Airways' (SAA) financial state has come under close scrutiny over the last few year, along with its revolving door of CEOs. SAA acting general manager commercial Aaron Munetsi is an exception; he has been with the airline for just over 21 years. Munetsi
Camair-Co has taken full ownership of two B737-700s it has been leasing from the Aviation Capital Group for the past six years, reports ch-aviation.
Egypt's AMC Airlines has begun commercial B737-500 operations just over six months after its acquired three aircraft of the type from EgyptAir, reports ch-aviation.
Air Mauritius entered into a codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines effective 18 April 2017.
Airbus aircraft continue to be the preferred choice for airlines in Africa and Southern Indian Ocean region, with 27 new Airbus operators since 2010. Today 32 African airlines operate 233 Airbus aircraft in the region.
South Africa's Safair is one of three airlines to have achieved the prestigious 5-star status for punctuality as part of a new OAG on-time performance accreditation programme. The other two 5 star performers were Kuwait's Jazeera
The Comorian civil aviation authority will carry out a complete recertification of all commercial carriers based out of the Indian Ocean archipelago, reports ch-aviation.
Boeing's 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight in the skies above Puget Sound yesterday. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.
Solenta Aviation Group has added a maiden aircraft to its Solenta Aviation Côte d'Ivoire unit's Air Operator's Certificate (AOC), reports ch-aviation.
JetWest Airways is a Nigerian start-up planning to offer budget flights across Nigeria as well as West and Central Africa as a whole using A320-200 aircraft.
Gabon's Afrijet will shortly add a maiden pair of ATR72-500s, reports ch-aviation.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a second month of strong demand growth to begin 2017.
Major leadership changes at Rwandair have followed a cabinet meeting decision chaired by the country's President Paul Kagame yesterday reports Hillary Muheebwa
The Memorandum of Understanding between Air Madagascar and Air Austral (the preferred bidder) was signed on April 4 2017, in Antananarivo.
Airbus and SITA have launched new Security Operations Center Services customised for the specific needs of the air transport industry.
The first Airbus A319neo performed its maiden flight today.
By Oscar Nkala | Only four out of the seven passenger aircraft operated by Mozambique Airlines (LAM) are currently operational while three others are grounded due to faults, a top company official has revealed.
By Oscar Nkala| Egyptian airline Petroleum Air Services (PAS) says it will in 2017 invest up to US$80 million in a fleet modernisation programme that is aimed at replacing most of its old aircraft.
The Zimbabwean government is continuing with the hunt for a technical partner for ailing flag-carrier Air Zimbabwe after holding failed negotiations with all the nine companies which have expressed interest in the last
Nigeria's First Nation Airways has suspended operations for a second time in six months, reports ch-aviation.
IATA has named Kenya based Astral Aerial Solutions as the winner of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2017, for the company's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Concept for Africa.
A South Sudan registered Fokker 50 has crashed in the northwestern town of Wau earlier today.
Nigeria's Green Africa Airways is set to pursue its Air Operator's Certificate with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, reports ch-aviation.
The board of Air Madagascar has decided to recommend Air Austral as preferred bidder to the Malagasy state.
The Nigerian government to refurbish three grounded Dornier 228 surveillance aircraft. By Oscar Nkala.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service.
Air Namibia and German airline Condor have signed a code-share agreement that will provide for daily flights to connect Frankfurt and Windhoek with effect from the summer of 2017, reports oscar Nkala.
Air Botswana has put its fleet renewal plans on hold, reports ch-aviation.
Air France-KLM has lengthy historical ties with Africa and today boasts one of the strongest networks to the continent. Victoria Moores caught up with Air France-KLM SVP Africa Frank Legré to learn about the group's expansion plans.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for the 2016 safety performance of the commercial airline industry.
Boeing has announced that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the 737 MAX 8 airplane for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first 737 MAX 8 delivery to customers in the coming months.
Air Partner's Aircraft Remarketing division (formerly Cabot Aviation), has arranged the sale of two B737-700 aircraft on behalf of Kenya Airways. The aircraft were sold to an undisclosed lessor and leased back
After a false start in 2015, Air Djibouti is now spreading its wings under the watchful eye of support specialists Cardiff Aviation. Martin Rivers talks to Ian Patrick, the flag-carrier's commercial director.
Boeing marked a milestone today as the first 737 MAX 9 made its debut in front of thousands of Boeing employees.
Botswana's troubled flag carrier Air Botswana has confirmed the mass resignation of pilots, with at least 10 having resigned to take up the opportunities arising from the high demand for Any Type Rated (ATR) pilots among
British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and Brazilian airframer Embraer are combining to supply redundant narrow-body regional airliners, largely from ex-US airlines, to Africa. Geoff Thomas reports.
The codeshare agreement covers Ethiopian thrice weekly services to Windhoek and the services of both airlines beyond their respective hubs. The agreement will allow both airlines to expand their global network through the
The A321neo powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engines has been granted joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Etihad Airways and EgyptAir have announced a new codeshare partnership to be introduced in phases from 1 March 2017.
IATA is currently working with the new management of Arik Air to resolve the airline's suspension from the IATA Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) and Cargo Account Settlement System (CASS).
RwandAir recently took delivery of its first wide-body aircraft and, as African Aerospace was going to press, more were on the way. Kaleyesus Bekele looks at the rise and rise of the airline.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in cooperation with the École nationale de l'aviation civile (ÉNAC), announced the expansion of their aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and
The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, has made its debut at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South
Existing fleet being upgraded with new seats, new inflight entertainment system and onboard WiFi.
South African Airways (SAA) retained its IATA Environmental Assessment Programme (IEnvA), the comprehensive airline environmental management programme, Stage 2 status.
Ethiopian Airlines has been ranked 11th worldwide in flight on-time performance for the month of January 2017, according to FlightStats, the leading provider of real-time global flight data to companies and individuals across the travel
Badr Airlines is the latest in a growing list of carriers to join the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). Alan Peaford found about the airline and its ambitions.
The Botswana government has begun the process of privatising loss-making national carrier Air Botswana, reports ch-aviation.
Tunisia's Syphax Airlines is moving towards resuming commercial operations after a restructuring program that was submitted to the Tunisian judicial authorities, was recently approved, reports ch-aviation.
Nigeria's state-owned Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has taken control of Arik Air given the privately-owned carrier's growing inability to settle wage arrears and other debts, reports ch-aviation.
Afriqiyah Airways' plans to use its Maltese subsidiary, PanAfriqiyah to operate European flights for and on behalf of the Libyan carrier have been put on hold, reports ch-aviation.
Captain Ripton Muzenda became CEO of Air Zimbabwe in August 2016 and has been tasked with restructuring the airline he used to fly for. As he explained to Victoria Moores, this means adjusting its organisational and cost structures.
The Malagasy government has named Ethiopian Airlines and Air Austral as the final contenders for a 49% stake in national carrier, Air Madagascar, reports ch-aviation.
Afriqiyah Airways will wet-lease a Dash 8-100 from Malta's Medavia to run its upcoming scheduled charter flights connecting Libya with Malta, reports ch-aviation.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2016 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.3% compared to 2015 (or 6.0% if adjusted for the
Air Seychelles has ended DHC-6-300 operations following the disposal of its last two airframes of the type, reports ch-aviation.
AB Aviation chief executive Ayad Bourhane has confirmed the Comorian operator has suspended operations following mounting financial difficulties, reports ch-aviation.
Air Mediterranean S.A - a new commercial airline operator based in Athens, Greece has just received its approved Hellenic EASA EU-Ops Air Operator's Certificate (AOC).
Malawi's Lakestar Express has applied to the Malawian Ministry of Transport and Public Works for an Air Services Licence (ASL)which would grant it rights to serve both domestic and international routes, reports ch-aviation.
The Kenyan government has moved to bar Emirates from increasing the frequency of its Dubai International-Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta flights, reports ch-aviation.
Airlink has acquired three EMB-170s and two EMB-190s, from ECC Leasing, a wholly-owned unit of Embraer, reports ch-aviation.
Over four years after its first aircraft of the type arrived in Bujumbura, Air Burundi may deploy the MA-60 into commercial service after the Burundian civil aviation authority granted the aircraft its Validation of Type Certificate
ATR has consolidated its position in 2016 as the preferred choice of regional airlines. The modern ATR -600s ranked first among all regional aircraft sales of the year, with orders for 36 aircraft
Djibouti's Daallo Airlines has wet-leased a Fokker 50 from Kenyan ACMI/charter specialist Fanjet Express, reports ch-aviation.
Kenyan no frills airline, Jambojet has leased a brand-new Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 next generation aircraft from Abu Dhabi Aviation in a bid to improve its network-wide operations.
Ethiopian Airlines will launch seven new destinations within five months during the 2017 calendar year.
A LAM Mozambique Airlines is believed to have been hit by a drone while landing at Tete Matundo Airport.
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.
Gabon's Afrijet will wet-lease a B737-300 from WOL - Wings of Lebanon for the duration of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament which kicks off in Gabon this weekend, reports ch-aviation.
Camair-Co has taken redelivery of B737-700 just over five months after the aircraft was impounded at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo for the carrier's non-settlement of outstanding MRO debts, reports ch-aviation.
Boeing recorded strong commercial delivery numbers in 2016 and achieved several airplane programme milestones. The company delivered 748 commercial aircraft.
Cameroon's police have questioned several Camair-Co executives over their involvement in various aircraft maintenance and leasing deals, ch-aviation reports.
South African ACMI/charter specialist Solenta Aviation will acquire a 28% stake in Fastjet and its Fastjet Zimbabwe sister carrier, reports ch-aviation.
Due to strike action by flight crews, Air Austral has wet-leased several aircraft from ACMI/Charter specialists Hi Fly and Wamos Air for flights between St. Denis de la Réunion and Paris CDG, reports ch-aviation.
Tassili Airlines will make its continental African debut during the first half of this year, reports ch-aviation.
Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS), future Hensoldt has added a portable jamming system to its family of Counter-UAV products which detects illicit intrusions of small drones over critical areas
EgyptAir has reduced its intended fleet renewal and expansion plans given Egypt's continued weak economic outlook, reports ch-aviation.
Following bilateral talks, authorities in the Comoros have relented in their bid to bar carriers from the nearby French Indian Ocean territories of Mayotte and La Réunion following the resolution of a bilateral air
Libya's Buraq Air has wet-leased a B737-500 from fellow Libyan operator, Air Libya, reports ch-aviation.
Air Leisure has acquired a maiden A330-200, reports ch-aviation.
Eritrean Airlines has wet-leased a B737-300 from Ukrainian ACMI/charter specialist YanAir, reports ch-aviation.
Camair-Co has grounded its jet fleet with neither its sole remaining B737-700 nor its B767-300(ER) active since the beginning of this month, reports ch-aviation.
Afriqiyah Airways has withdrawn one of its three A319-100s from active duty after it was randomly shot at while on the ground at Tripoli Mitiga last week, reports ch-aviation.
The first passengers - believed to be women and children - have been released from the Afriqiyah Airways A320 jet which had been hijacked on an internal flight in Libya. The aircraft's diverted to Malta.
Boeing this week delivered the 500th 787 Dreamliner, a 787-8 to Avianca.
Airlink is adding 11 Embraer ERJ 140 jets to its fleet. This will bring the number of Embraer regional jets the airline operates to 30.
Nigerian carrier Arik Airlines has been hit by “an indefinite strike” by members of three trades unions over disputes over salary arrears and contracts according to the Reuters news agency.
New Ghanaian airline Goldstar Air has received an Air Carrier Certificate from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to operate scheduled and non-scheduled flights to 11 international destinations.
EgyptAir has celebrated the delivery of its first Next-Generation B737-800, among the nine-aircraft ordered.
Iraq's Fly Baghdad has added a maiden Beech 1900D to its fleet, reports ch-aviation.
After nearly two decades in limbo, the Ugandan Government has announced plans to revive Uganda Airlines as the country's national flag-carrier. Muheebwa Hilary reports.
Following a comprehensive flight test programme, the A321neo powered by Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1100G-JM engines received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the
Following a six-month in-depth audit, IATA has officially ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) certified the Malian airport assistance company ASAM-SA.
Reunion's Air Austral has applied to the US Department of Transportation for exemption authority and a Foreign Air Carrier Permit ahead of plans to start commercial flights to the United States, reports ch-aviation.