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Air Djibouti eyes 70-seaters

Posted 19 September 2017

Air Djibouti is preparing for its next stage of growth the chairman of technical partner, reports ch-aviation.

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First titanium 3D-printed part installed into serial production aircraft

Posted 13 September 2017

Airbus has completed for the first time the installation of a titanium 3D-printed bracket on an in-series production A350 XWB.

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Mara-Dikwe Air Taxi to launch in 1Q18

Posted 11 September 2017

South Africa's Mara-Dikwe Air Taxi has announced plans to commence a triangular air shuttle service connecting the Marataba and Madikwe safari lodges with Johannesburg Grand Central in January next year, reports ch-aviation.

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Mozambique awards seven carriers domestic route authorities

Posted 11 September 2017

The Mozambican civil aviation authority (Instituto da Aviação Civil de Moçambique - IACM) has awarded seven carriers domestic Mozambican passenger traffic rights following a tender held earlier

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Ghana to partner Air Mauritius for new national carrier

Posted 11 September 2017

Air Mauritius has signed an MOU with the Ghanaian government over the provision of expertise in the establishment of a new Ghanaian national carrier, reports ch-aviation.

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Nigeria to award management contract of Arik Air to Ethiopian

Posted 6 September 2017

The Nigerian government is negotiating with Ethiopian Airlines to sign an aviation cooperation agreement that would enable it to award Arik Air's management to Ethiopian on management contractual basis.

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Air Mauritius to help Ghana launch national carrier

Posted 6 September 2017

Air Mauritius and Fly Safe Ghana have signed an MOU at the headquarters of the Mauritian carrier in the presence of the chairman of Air Mauritius Arjoon Suddhoo, the new DG Somas Appavou and Cecilia Abena Dapaah the Minister of Aviation of

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African airlines experience increase in traffic compared to a year ago

Posted 6 September 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for July showing strong but moderating demand growth.

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WTO will move on to judge actionable Boeing subsidies to 777X

Posted 6 September 2017

In a new round of the more than decade-long spat at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Appellate Body (AB) has reversed a 28 November 2016 report which found that the Washington State tax subsidies that paid for Boeing's

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EgyptAir takes delivery of seventh B737-800NG jet

Posted 31 August 2017

EgyptAir has received the 7th of nine new Boeing 737-800s ordered as part of plans to upgrade its aging fleet.

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First Nation Airways to resume regular ops in 4Q17

Posted 30 August 2017

Nigeria's First Nation Airways has reaffirmed plans to resume operating scheduled passenger flights during the last quarter of this year despite its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) operation specifications being curtailed to that

in Air Transport / Features

The shipshape of things to come...

Posted 30 August 2017

A new shape may soon be appearing in African skies. The latest generation of airship is about to enter service and the continent is in the sights of one of the first companies to operate the type. Alan Dron reports.

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Air Namibia to resume West African flights

Posted 29 August 2017

Air Namibia has confirmed it will resume scheduled passenger flights to West Africa early next year, reports ch-aviation.

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French blue inaugurates the first commercial flight of its A350 XWB

Posted 25 August 2017

French blue has launched its first commercial flight of its first A350 XWB between Paris-Orly and La Réunion Island.

in Air Transport / Features

Drone star

Posted 24 August 2017

A Kenyan company sees unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, as the ideal answer to the problem of getting freight – anything from a packet of urgent medicine to a tonne of cargo – to remote locations. Alan Dron reports.

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Loads of potential...

Posted 22 August 2017

Things are improving fast in Nigeria's airfreight market but, as Chukwu Emeke reports, there is still a long way to go.

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South African Airways resumes flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe

Posted 21 August 2017

South African Airways (SAA) has received clearance to commence operations between South Africa and Zimbabwe. Flights between the two countries will resume today.

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Foreign operators cautiously resume Benghazi operations

Posted 21 August 2017

Foreign airlines have slowly begun operating commercial flights to/from Benghazi, just weeks after local Libyan carriers resumed their own scheduled passenger services to/from the eastern Libyan city, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing Helena site expands to support 777X aircraft production

Posted 18 August 2017

Boeing employees and community members have commemorated the 90,000 square-foot expansion of Boeing Helena to support 777X airplane production.

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Congo Airways revises fleet expansion plans

Posted 17 August 2017

Congo Airways is considering both Airbus and Boeing products for its narrow-body fleet expansion plans the carrier's Chief Executive Officer Desire Balazire has disclosed, reports ch-aviation.

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Comoros' Int'Air Îles resumes operations

Posted 14 August 2017

Comoros' Int'Air Îles has resumed operations following a week-long suspension of flights, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Namibia faces eviction over unpaid airport fees

Posted 14 August 2017

Air Namibia is facing eviction at its home base because of outstanding debts, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing, Air Lease Corporation finalise order for 12 737 MAXs

Posted 14 August 2017

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation have finalised an order for 12 737 MAXs first announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The agreement also includes two new orders for the 787-9 Dreamliner.

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Air Namibia approves acquisition of six Embraer airliners

Posted 10 August 2017

The board of Air Namibia has approved the acquisition of six new aircraft at a combined cost of nearly N$200 million, the Ministry of Works has confirmed,reports Oscar Nkala.

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Conflicting opinions

Posted 10 August 2017

African countries could be affected by the European Union's (EU) new joined up approach to conflict zone assessment, which could see airlines banned from flying to, from, or over riskier areas. Victoria Moores reports.

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Militia holds Libyan Airlines chief hostage in Tripoli

Posted 9 August 2017

Libyan Airlines chairman Fathi Al-Shatti was seized by armed men nearly three weeks ago and is allegedly being held without charge at a base of the Rada Deterence Force, a local militia which controls the Mitiga Airport in Libya.

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Nigeria's First Nation Airways loses safety violation appeal

Posted 8 August 2017

A panel has upheld a decision to fine First Nation Airways for safety violations, after one of its pilots was found to have let his medical certificate lapse, reports ch-aviation.

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EgyptAir to retire 25 aircraft in 2018

Posted 7 August 2017

EgyptAir is planning to retire twenty-five aircraft next year as part of its fleet renewal cycle, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport / Features

FlyART paints a bigger picture with twin targets

Posted 4 August 2017

Chadian start-up FlyART is planning to launch scheduled operations from this year, although the exact business model is still being finalised. Victoria Moores reports.

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Air Seychelles to adjust its European network

Posted 3 August 2017

Air Seychelles had announced that it will adjust its European route network.

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African airlines' traffic soared 9.9% in June

Posted 3 August 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to the year-ago period.

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Benin and Rwanda to establish joint-venture airline

Posted 3 August 2017

RwandAir has been granted the seventh freedom rights by the Government of Benin.

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Corsair builds on its strenghts

Posted 31 July 2017

French-owned and Paris-based Corsair International, part of the TUI Group, helped to celebrate Senegal's national day on April 4 by holding an event at the country's Leopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar.

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Vector Aerospace successfully completes first AS350 CRFT flight test

Posted 26 July 2017

Vector Aerospace Corporation and its partner Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS) have announce that their Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank (CRFT) for the Airbus AS350 light single helicopter family has successfully

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Zambia to acquire five SuperJets from Sukhoi

Posted 25 July 2017

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft t has signed contracts with customers in Zambia for the supply of five SSJ 100-95s, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing Global Services Forecasts 1.2 million pilots and technicians needed by 2036

Posted 25 July 2017

Now in its eighth year, the outlook is a respected industry study that forecasts the 20 year demand for crews to support the world's growing commercial airplane fleet.

in Air Transport / Features

Profit that is purpose built

Posted 24 July 2017

There is a saying in the Republic of Niger that accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit. However, as Victoria Moores reports, Niger Airlines is aiming for both and is about to make money after its third year of operations.

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Air Leisure ends A340 operations

Posted 24 July 2017

Egypt's Air Leisure as ended A340-200 operations following the withdrawal from revenue service of its last remaining aircraft of the type - SU-GBM last month, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Serv begins operations in Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted 24 July 2017

Air Serv has deployed a start up team and Cessna Caravan to Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to launch a new program in support of humanitarian organizations working in the region. July 10, 2017 saw

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Air Seychelles pilots commended after fast collision avoidance action

Posted 19 July 2017

Air Seychelles has commended one of its flight crews who are credited with taking fast action to avoid a potential mid-air collision with an Airbus A380 operated by Emirates over the Indian Ocean.

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Successful first flight for UAV demonstrator SAGITTA over South Africa

Posted 18 July 2017

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully tested a new type of aircraft that will aid the development of future unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for series production.

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Air Côte d'Ivoire receives an A320

Posted 18 July 2017

Air Côte d'Ivoire received its new A320 at a ceremony that was held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse yesterday.

in Air Transport / General Aviation

Sukhoi Superjet 100 confirmed its ability to fly from short runways

Posted 10 July 2017

Since the beginning of July 2017 Sukhoi Superjet 100 has successfully performed flights to one of the oldest airports of Northern Europe – Bromma (Sweden). It has a relatively short runway of 1660m and it is situated

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Flyafrica schedules mid-3Q17 re-launch date

Posted 10 July 2017

FlyAfrica Zimbabwe has scheduled a provisional re-launch date of July 31, reports ch-aviation.

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Cameroon to see commercial traffic from mid-3Q17

Posted 10 July 2017

Cameroonian operator Camair-Co will launch flights to Bamenda, in the country's northwest, reports ch-aviation.

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AlMasria Universal wet-leases B737-500 from Alexandria Airlines

Posted 10 July 2017

Egypt's AlMasria Universal Airlines has wet-leased a B737-500 from fellow Egyptian operator Alexandria Airlines, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Malta re-connects Europe to North Africa with its new route to Tunis

Posted 6 July 2017

Air Malta has inaugurated a new scheduled service to the North African City of Tunis. This service also heralds the national airline's return to North Africa.

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EgyptAir expands Aegean cooperation

Posted 3 July 2017

EgyptAir and Aegean Airlines have expanded their codeshare cooperation to include new routes that will enable customers to enjoy enhanced connectivity and seamless travel throughout the combined networks offering passengers various possibilities

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New cargo hub for Ethiopian

Posted 2 July 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has inaugurated its new freight terminal at its Addis Ababa base.

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Mauritania Airlines International enhances global distribution with Hahn Air

Posted 29 June 2017

The German scheduled airline, Hahn Air, has announced the start of an interline partnership with Mauritania Airlines International.

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CemAir signs LOI for two Q400s

Posted 26 June 2017

CemAir has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bombardier for two Dash 8-400/Q400s, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Senegal orders two ATR72-600s

Posted 26 June 2017

Air Senegal has ordered two ATR72-600s from Avions de Transport Régional as it prepares to commence operations later this year, reports ch-aviation.

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AAR signs extended PBH contract with Air Austral

Posted 23 June 2017

AAR has secured an extension of its contract supporting Air Austral's fleet of B737NG aircraft, which began in 2009.

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ATR sees market potential for ATR 42-600 with enhanced STOL capabilities

Posted 21 June 2017

ATR is finalising the evaluation for the launch of a version of the ATR 42-600 with enhanced Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities. The regional turboprop aircraft manufacturer is ready to offer this

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PARIS AIRSHOW: Mauritania Airlines announce order for One 737 MAX 8

Posted 21 June 2017

Boeing and Mauritania Airlines today announced an order for one 737 MAX 8 airplane at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

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CAE and Ethiopian Airlines sign five-year agreement

Posted 21 June 2017

CAE and Ethiopian Airlines signed a five-year agreement where CAE will market third-party pilot training capacity in Ethiopian Airlines' training centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: Air Senegal in business with two ATR 72-600s

Posted 20 June 2017

Air Senegal was formally launched in Paris today as the new Senegalese national airline, signed a contract for a firm order of two ATR 72-600s at the Paris Air Show.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: Ethiopian Airlines places repeat order for 10 A350-900 aircraft

Posted 20 June 2017

Ethiopian Airlines had a busy day at the show ordering aircraft from Airbus, Bombardier and Boeing.

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Thiagarajan returns home for Air Mauritius top job

Posted 20 June 2017

Somaskaran Thiagarajan APPAVOU has been named as the new CEO of Air Mauritius and will take office on 14 July.

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Nigerian airline takes delivery of new Boeing 737-300 aircraft

Posted 20 June 2017

Nigerian airline Air Peace has taken delivery of a new Boeing 737-300 aircraft as it prepares for the launch of flights to new West African destinations that include Abidjan, Douala, Dakar, Niamey and Lome. By Oscar

in Air Transport

PARIS AIRSHOW: Boeing raises forecast for new Aircraft demand

Posted 20 June 2017

Boeing has raised its forecast for new airplane demand, projecting the need for 41,030 new airplanes over the next 20 years valued at $6.1 trillion dollars.

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Air Sénégal launch slips to late 4Q17

Posted 20 June 2017

Senegalese Minister for Tourism and Air Transport, Maimouna Ndoye, has reaffirmed the West African state's commitment to see national carrier, Air Sénégal be the first airline to use Dakar's new Blaise Diagne International Airport,

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Strong profits for Air Mauritius

Posted 19 June 2017

For the year ended 31 March 2017, the Group and the Company recorded profits of Eur 27.6 million and Eur 26.9 million respectively as compared to profits of Eur 16.5 million and Eur 15.4 million for the previous year.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: GECAS announces order for 100 Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Posted 19 June 2017

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has announced a firm order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft at the 52nd International Paris Air Show. All the aircraft will be powered by CFM's LEAP-1A engines.

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EgyptAir receives fifth B737-800 NG

Posted 16 June 2017

A fifth new EgyptAir B737/800NG has arrived in Cairo International Airport to join the national carrier's fleet.

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Air Seychelles seeks new Chinese charter flight partnership

Posted 15 June 2017

Air Seychelles is looking for a new Chinese airline to partner in the provision of weekly chartered flights that will link Victoria and the Chinese capital, Beijing. Oscar Nkala reports.

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Wilderness Holdings withdraws bid for Air Botswana

Posted 13 June 2017

Wilderness Holdings Limited has formally withdrawn its bid for Air Botswana saying the pull was a 'business decision' made after realising that it would not be 'in its best interests' to contesting for a partnership with the troubled

in Air Transport

Afric Aviation suspends operations

Posted 12 June 2017

Gabon's Afric Aviation has suspended operations for a period of six months effective immediately, reports ch-aviation.

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E190 jet receives South African CAA type certification

Posted 9 June 2017

The E190 has this week received type certification from South Africa's Civil Aviation Authority. Airlink, southern Africa's largest privately owned regional airline, recently took delivery of its first E190 which will soon go

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Nearly 35,000 aircraft valued at US$5.3 trillion required in the next 20 years

Posted 9 June 2017

The world's passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes as traffic is set to grow at 4.4 percent per year, according to Airbus' latest Global

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Fastjet to switch to an all-Embraer fleet by early 4Q17

Posted 8 June 2017

Fastjet will transition to an Embraer Regional Jet fleet during the last quarter of the year parent firm Fastjet Plc has said in an FY16 earnings report, ch-aviation has published.

in Air Transport

Eritrean Airlines switches capacity providers

Posted 8 June 2017

Eritrean Airlines has switched wet-lease capacity providers, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Tanzania leasing a South African CRJ100

Posted 8 June 2017

Air Tanzania is supplementing its current all-turboprop fleet of one Dash 8-300 and two Dash 8-400s with a CRJ-100, reports ch-aviation.

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Burkina Faso seeks buyer for Air Burkina

Posted 8 June 2017

The Burkinabe government has begun its search for a new buyer for recently nationalized carrier Air Burkina, reports ch-aviation.

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North African revival is theme for next Aviation Africa summit

Posted 7 June 2017

Aviation Africa, the exhibition and summit covering the full aviation and aerospace spectrum across the African continent, is to hold its third edition in Cairo on April 17-18 2018, under the auspices of the Egyptian

in Air Transport

Airports Company South Africa prepared for expected storm in Western Cape

Posted 6 June 2017

Airports Company South Africa has put a number of plans in place ahead of the storm expected to hit the Western Cape this evening (Tuesday 6 June) and tomorrow.

in Air Transport

Boeing delivers increased efficiencies; reduced waste, emissions

Posted 6 June 2017

Boeing is building and delivering new jetliners that will reduce fuel use and emissions by up to 25 percent, reducing solid waste sent to landfills by almost 20 percent, and advancing promising environmental

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African airlines to post USD 0.1bn loss in 2017

Posted 6 June 2017

IATA has said African airlines are expected to post a $0.1 billion loss (in line with the $0.1 billion loss in 2016) which is equal to a loss of $1.50/passenger.

in Air Transport / Features

Why Air Cairo is rolling the dice…

Posted 5 June 2017

Air Cairo is betting big on a turnaround in fortunes for Egypt's long-suffering tourism industry. Martin Rivers talks to chairman and chief executive Yasser el Ramly.

in Air Transport / Features

Third time lucky?

Posted 2 June 2017

Mauritania Airlines International is plotting slow, steady growth in a bid to avoid the fate of its predecessors. Martin Rivers and Vincent Chappard talk to Mohamed Radhy Ould Bennahi, chief executive of the third airline to fly Mauritania's flag in a decade.

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African carriers see passenger growth in April

Posted 2 June 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic data for April 2017 showing that demand rose by 10.7% compared to April 2016, with African airlines' leading all regions in growth with a 17.2%

in Air Transport

US embassy in Zimbabwe bans staff, citizens from flying Air Zimbabwe

Posted 2 June 2017

The United States embassy in Zimbabwe has ordered all citizens and staff to stop flying in Air Zimbabwe aircraft due to safety concerns after the airline failed to meet critical European Union and international

in Air Transport / Features

Flying in the face of division

Posted 1 June 2017

Faced with intolerable challenges in its home market, Libya's Afriqiyah Airways is defying the odds to stay airborne and even set up a new subsidiary in Malta. Martin Rivers talked to chairman Abubaker Elfortia.

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EgyptAir and Kenya Airways in code-share agreement

Posted 1 June 2017

EgyptAir and Kenya Airways have launched a new code-share partnership.

in Air Transport / Business & Finance

Fastjet's losses deepen as LCC continues stabilisation plan

Posted 31 May 2017

African low cost carrier Fastjet has seen losses almost double in what CEO Nico Bezuidenhout described as “a challenging year”.

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Stelia Aerospace delivers first BelugaXL fully equipped nose section

Posted 31 May 2017

Stelia Aerospace's plant in Méaulte, France, has delivered the fully equipped nose section of the first BelugaXL, to its customer Airbus.

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Air Namibia in talks to acquire SuperJets

Posted 30 May 2017

Air Namibia is in talks with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft over the proposed acquisition of three SSJ 100-95s, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Air 26 working to resume operations

Posted 30 May 2017

Angola's civil aviation authority (Instituto Nacional da Aviação Civil - INAVIC) has grounded local operator Air 26 until further notice citing several safety oversight anomalies, reports ch-aviation.

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EgyptAir receives fourth Boeing 737-800 NG

Posted 30 May 2017

EgyptAir has received the fourth Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.

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Jambojet's new Dash 8 Q400 to support expanded flight schedule

Posted 29 May 2017

Kenyan low-cost airline Jambojet has taken delivery of a new 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft as it prepares to expand flight operations to cover some 25 destinations in eleven countries of the East African

in Air Transport

Russian MC-21 narrow body makes successful first flight

Posted 29 May 2017

Russia's newest commercial passenger aircraft, the MC-21 has made its first flight

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Rwanda receives another new 737-800NG

Posted 28 May 2017

RwandAir, has received another brand new state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft equipped with inflight connectivity. The new aircraft landed in Kigali earlier today and taked RwandAir's young fleet to a total of 12 aircraft.

in Air Transport / Features

Etihad Cargo aids return of black rhino to Rwanda

Posted 28 May 2017

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of Etihad Cargo and animal transport specialist Intradco Global.

in Air Transport

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J commercial freighter makes successful first flight

Posted 26 May 2017

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight in Georgia USA today.

in Air Transport / Features

Congo Airways poised to go up, up and away…

Posted 26 May 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) national carrier Congo Airways is progressing with its expansion plans and is seeking an equity investor, despite hitting challenges with its regional expansion. Victoria Moores reports.

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Future travel is theme at SITA IT summit

Posted 24 May 2017

Aviation IT specialist, SITA, rolled out several community innovation demos with an eye toward the future at this year's Air Transport IT Summit being held in Barcelona. These forward-looking innovations are part of SITA's 2016 multi-million

in Air Transport

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 Air Transport / Features

New airline will boost Senegal's economy

Posted 23 May 2017

Boosting Senegalese commercial air transport and tourism were the prime agenda items at a recent Paris conference.

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.

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African airlines' traffic soared 9.9% in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to the year-ago period.

Benin and Rwanda to establish joint-venture airline

RwandAir has been granted the seventh freedom rights by the Government of Benin.

French blue inaugurates the first commercial flight of its A350 XWB

French blue has launched its first commercial flight of its first A350 XWB between Paris-Orly and La Réunion Island.

Mara-Dikwe Air Taxi to launch in 1Q18

South Africa's Mara-Dikwe Air Taxi has announced plans to commence a triangular air shuttle service connecting the Marataba and Madikwe safari lodges with Johannesburg Grand Central in January next year, reports ch-aviation.

Zambia to acquire five SuperJets from Sukhoi

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft t has signed contracts with customers in Zambia for the supply of five SSJ 100-95s, reports ch-aviation.

Conflicting opinions

African countries could be affected by the European Union's (EU) new joined up approach to conflict zone assessment, which could see airlines banned from flying to, from, or over riskier areas. Victoria Moores reports.

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