Air Transport

Swaziland seeks to diversify network through subsidised ops

Posted 22 February 2018

Following the collapse of the Swazi Airways venture before it ever even launched flights, the Swazi government is now courting South African carriers over their interest in connecting Manzini King Mswati III Int'l to various cities across South Africa and even Zimbabwe, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 awarded FAA certification

Posted 19 February 2018

Boeing has announced that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the aircraft for commercial service.

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Dana Air and ASKY sign interline agreement

Posted 19 February 2018

An interline agreement has been reached between Dana Air and Asky airline, reports Afritraveller.

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Air Peace takes delivery of its second Embraer 145

Posted 14 February 2018

Air Peace has taken delivery of its second Embraer 145 jet in a bid to end the travel difficulties of the nations’s unserved and underserved cities, reports The Afritraveller.

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Air Sénégal firms A330neo order

Posted 12 February 2018

Air Sénégal has firmed up a MoU signed with Airbus in November last year, for the order of two A330-900s, reports ch-aviation.

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CemAir operations and fleet grounding

Posted 9 February 2018

CemAir CEO apologises to customers for the continued disruption to its operations and said that it is “working hard to expedite the restoration of its normal scheduled flights.”

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Boeing 737 MAX 10 reaches firm configuration

Posted 7 February 2018

Boeing's 737 MAX 10 has reached a major milestone as the MAX programme completed firm configuration on the aircraft.

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Air Tanzania outlines early CS300 and 787 deployment plans

Posted 7 February 2018

Air Tanzania chief executive officer and managing director, Ladislaus Matindi, has outlined the carrier's early CS300 and 787-8 deployment plans ahead of either type's delivery later this year, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing debuts first 737 MAX 7

Posted 6 February 2018

Boeing employees celebrated the debut of the first 737 MAX 7 at the company's Renton, Washington, factory yesterday.

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New Airbus A330-800 rolls-out of paintshop

Posted 5 February 2018

The newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has rolled out of the paintshop, on track for its first flight mid-2018.

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Air Sénégal confirms its order for two A330neo

Posted 2 February 2018

Sénégal's national carrier Air Sénégal, has signed a firm order for two A330neo aircraft, the new Rolls-Royce re-engined version of the best-selling A330 wide-body airliner.

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African airlines saw 2017 traffic rise 7.5% compared to 2016

Posted 1 February 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ended 31 December rose 7.6% compared to

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IATA reports air freight demand up 9% in 2017

Posted 1 February 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) grew by 9.0% - more than double the 3.6% annual growth recorded

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Airbus latest single-aisle aircraft makes first flight

Posted 31 January 2018

Airbus' first A321LR (Long Range), MSN7877, has accomplished its maiden flight following a mission lasting 2 hours and 36 minutes.

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Air travel to the Middle East and Africa soars

Posted 31 January 2018

Analysis by ForwardKeys, the company that helps forecast future travel by analysing around 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that

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African aviation single market boost from AU agreement

Posted 29 January 2018

Twenty-three African governments have formally agreed liberalisation plans for air transport. The initiative - the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) - was established during the African Union summit in Addis Ababa

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IATA welcomes single African Air Transport Market but says effective implementation is key

Posted 29 January 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s skies

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EgyptAir tops Africa's punctuality table

Posted 25 January 2018

EgyptAir was named as Africa's most punctual airport in OAG's annual punctuality league results which is drawn from a database of approximately 57 million flight records.

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Republic of Congo commits to ARJ21-700s

Posted 25 January 2018

The Ministry of Transport in the Republic of Congo has signed an order for two ARJ21-700s, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Cap boosts Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 sales

Posted 23 January 2018

Rolls-Royce has won an order from aircraft lessor AerCap for Trent 1000 engines to power ten Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The deal is valued at $450m at list prices. In addition, AerCap has options for a further five Trent 1000-powered 787s.

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Ethiopian partners with Zambian Government for the re-launch of the national carrier

Posted 19 January 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised shareholders agreement with the Government of Zambia for the re-launch of Zambia Airways. The Government of Zambia will be the majority shareholder with 55% and

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Afriqiyah suffers damage as Tripoli Airport closes

Posted 16 January 2018

Security services closed Tripoli's M'etiga international airport after the Libyan national carrier, Afriqiyah had a number of aircraft damaged yesterday in gun battles that saw 16 people killed and 48 people injured/

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Africa World Airlines to add B767s for intercontinental routes

Posted 16 January 2018

Africa World Airlines co-chairman Togbe Afede XIV has confirmed the Ghanaian carrier will introduce widebody aircraft to service intercontinental routes, reports ch-aviation.

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African carriers post the largest year-on-year increase in November

Posted 15 January 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), climbed 8.8% in November 2017 compared to the

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RJ - second most punctual airline in the Middle East and Africa

Posted 15 January 2018

Royal Jordanian ranked second in terms of punctuality among Middle East and African airlines with 80.67% on-time performance rate last year, according to OAG's 2018 Punctuality League study, released earlier this

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SAA in code-share with TAAG Angola Airlines

Posted 11 January 2018

South African Airways (SAA) has entered a code-share agreement with TAAG Angola Airlines.

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African airlines experienced 7.9% rise in demand compared to November 2016

Posted 11 January 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), climbed 8.8% in November 2017

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GECAS to lease Ethiopian Airlines the first two AEI-converted 737-800 Freighters

Posted 9 January 2018

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has committed to lease the first two Boeing 737-800 freighters (737-800SF) converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) from GECAS, with the first

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Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Posted 8 January 2018

Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg.

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Female tourist killed and 12 injured in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

Posted 5 January 2018

A South African female tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured when a hot air balloon crashed near Luxor, Egypt, earlier today.

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Precision Air is number one in Africa for on-time performance

Posted 4 January 2018

According to a report that was released for the period of June –November 2017 by the Official Airline Guide (OAG), an air travel intelligence company based in the United Kingdom shows that Precision Air leads other 34

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Ethiopian Airlines calls off talks with Nigeria's Arik Air

Posted 3 January 2018

Ethiopian Airlines chief executive officer Tewolde Gebremariam has confirmed talks with Arik Air over a proposed management contract have now been terminated, reports ch-aviation.

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EgyptAir firms up order for 12+12 CS300s

Posted 2 January 2018

EgyptAir has signed a firm order agreement with Bombardier for the purchase of twelve CS300s along with purchase rights for a further twelve of the type, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Madagascar names nascent domestic unit Tsaradia

Posted 27 December 2017

Air Madagascar will name its nascent domestic subsidiary Tsaradia, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing and Royal Air Maroc announce orders for four 787 Dreamliners

Posted 27 December 2017

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) today announced orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco's flag carrier to expand international service.

in Air Transport / Features

Weight for it...

Posted 22 December 2017

Tunisia’s new all-cargo airline, Air Cargo Express, is now operating a second freighter and plans to have another three by the end of 2017. Tom Pleasant reports.

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Zambian national carrier revival with help from Ethiopian

Posted 21 December 2017

Ethiopian Airlines is to become the “strategic partner” of a re-launched national airline for Zambia, according to the southern Africa nation’s transport minister Brian Mushimba

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Mauritanian carrier becomes the first in Africa to fly the newest version of the best-selling 737

Posted 21 December 2017

Mauritania Airlines International today became the first operator in Africa of the new Boeing737-800.

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First SSJ100 test flight with the Saberlets performed successfully

Posted 21 December 2017

Sukhoi Superjet 100 has performed its first flight with the installed saberlets in Zhukovsky.

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EgyptAir and Russia to resume SSJ-100 negotiations

Posted 20 December 2017

EgyptAir and Russia will resume talks regarding the potential sale of SSJ 100/95 aircraft, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said after meeting with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, reports ch-aviation.

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Egyptian Aviation Academy adds Beechcraft piston aircraft to its fleet

Posted 20 December 2017

Textron has received an order for two Beechcraft Baron G58 and two Beechcraft Bonanza G36 aircraft from Egyptian Aviation Academy.

in Air Transport / Features

Air Senegal set to relaunch national airline

Posted 19 December 2017

The reinstatement of a national airline is part of the Senegal Government's 'Plan Emergent Senegal' (PSE) and is keenly supported by the country's president, Macky Sall, along with the Senegalese Minister of Tourism and Air Transport,

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Turbulence ahead on the route to a national carrier

Posted 15 December 2017

Just like his nine predecessors, Nigeria's Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, has started championing a process of creating a national carrier capable of filling the void left by the liquidation of Nigeria Airways in 2003. But, as Chukwu

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Proflight Zambia female pilot clocks 1000 hours flying time

Posted 14 December 2017

The career of Proflight Zambia's youngest female pilot Besa Mumba has taken off after clocking up 1,000 hours of flying time.

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The ATR 72-600 tours West Africa

Posted 11 December 2017

From December 11 to 14, an ATR 72-600 in the colours of Air Sénégal will embark on a demonstration tour in three West African countries.

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Air Austral accedes to Air Madagascar's shareholding

Posted 11 December 2017

Air Austral has completed its accession to Air Madagascar's share capital, reports ch-aviation.

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EgyptAir on cloud nine with latest 737-800 delivery

Posted 10 December 2017

EgyptAir has received its ninth and final Boeing 737-800NGs on a lease deal from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) and valued at $864 million. All nine were handed over during in the course of the past year.

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Jambo makes a Dash for expansion

Posted 8 December 2017

As low-cost carriers develop across Africa, Githae Mwaniki talks to Jambojet CEO, Willem Hondius, about the airline's operation plan in Kenya and the East African region.

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GECAS takes delivery of its 394th – and last – Next-Generation 737

Posted 8 December 2017

Culminating a 20-year history of new orders for the type, GECAS has received its 394th and final skyline order of Boeing's Next Generation 737. Just over a month prior to Boeing delivering its first 737 MAX to GECAS in

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African airlines' traffic grew 7.5% year-on-year in October

Posted 6 December 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 7.2% compared to the same month

in Air Transport / Features

Routes to new markets...

Posted 4 December 2017

With its traditional long-haul routes facing ever-increasing competition, Air Seychelles is looking east for a possible new source of revenue. Alan Dron reports.

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Unsecured pilot seat may have led to ATR excursion at Accra

Posted 1 December 2017

Premliminary investigations into the runway excursion at Accra's Kotoka airport by Starbow Airline's ATR 72-500 earlier this week suggest the captain's seat may have slipped during the takeoff run.

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Bombardier cements Q400 deal with South Africa's Cem Air

Posted 30 November 2017

South Africa's CemAir has ordered two new Bombardier Q400 turboprops and signed to lease a used Q400 ahead of the delivery of the new aircraft.

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New A330-800 starts final assembly

Posted 30 November 2017

Final assembly of the newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has started and is on track for the first flight planned in mid-2018.

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Airbus Foundation and Air Mauritius team up for goodwill flight

Posted 29 November 2017

The Airbus Foundation and the Air Mauritius Foundation have operated a humanitarian flight comprising 3.5 tonnes of medical equipment on board the airline's latest A350-900 aircraft.

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens to develop hybrid-electric aircraft power

Posted 28 November 2017

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial

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New Cessna twin turboprop unveiled for cargo and commuter operations

Posted 28 November 2017

Textron Aviation has today unveiled a new aircraft - a new twin-engine, high-wing, large-utility turboprop – the Cessna SkyCourier 408. The new aircraft was launched with an order of up to 100 aircraft from FedEx

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EgyptAir and Royal Air Maroc in new code-share agreement

Posted 28 November 2017

EgyptAir and Royal Air Maroc have announced the launch of their new code-share partnership.

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Egypt Air 777 and Virgin A330 minor collision at JFK

Posted 28 November 2017

An EgyptAir Boeing 777 and a Virgin Atlantic A330-300 suffered a collison while taxiing at JFK Airport, New York, early this morning.

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Airlink and Safair set to merge in consolidation drive

Posted 27 November 2017

Two independent South African airlines Airlink and Safair, are to apply to South Africa's Competition Commission for approval to unite under the common umbrella of the Airlink group of companies.

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CSeries interest picks up across North Africa following EgyptAir order

Posted 27 November 2017

At least three airlines with bases in North Africa are evaluating the Bombardier CSeries as confidence in the type grows following EgyptAir's decision to buy 12 units with options for 12 more, reports Martin

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Starbow suspends flights after newly delivered ATR skids off runway

Posted 27 November 2017

Ghana airline Starbow Airlines had “significant” damage to a newly delivered ATR 72-500 when it suffered a runway excursion on Saturday. The airline immediately suspended all operations.

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Airbus Foundation and Air Côte d'Ivoire team up for first goodwill flight

Posted 27 November 2017

The Airbus Foundation and Air Côte d'Ivoire have organised their first goodwill flight to transport school supplies and clothes for underprivileged children aboard the airline's newest A320.

in Air Transport / Features

Investing in people the key to growth

Posted 27 November 2017

The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) will hold its annual gathering in Port Edward, South Africa on October 12-15. AASA CEO, Chris Zweigenthal, shared his thoughts about the event and the year ahead with Victoria Moores.

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Air Algérie caps hirings as foreign competition hits revenue

Posted 27 November 2017

Air Algérie President and Chief Executive Officer, Allache Bakhouche, has called on the airline's workforce to come together and assist management in its efforts to contain rising costs, reports ch-aviation.

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Ethiopian receives second Boeing 787-9

Posted 24 November 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its second Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet on November 21, 2017.

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Air Serv responds to cholera outbreak in southern DRC

Posted 23 November 2017

Air Serv has deployed an aircraft to the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in response to the cholera epidemic affecting the region.

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National Aviation Services (NAS) partners with #VisaFreeAfrica

Posted 23 November 2017

The Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services for an exclusive sponsor of #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA), a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa.

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The A350-1000 is certified for airline service

Posted 22 November 2017

Delivery of the first A350-1000 – the longest-fuselage version of Airbus' A350 XWB jetliner – is planned before year-end following the aircraft's Type Certification by the European and U.S. airworthiness authorities.

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IATA introduces I-ASC Survey to enhance safety through a safety culture

Posted 21 November 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and building a

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Guinea Airlines ready for take-off

Posted 21 November 2017

Plans for Guinea's new airline, the eponymously named Guinea Airlines, were presented to the West African country's president, Alpha Condé, in Conakry during February 2017 and progress towards launch appears to be on track.

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Abu Dhabi: TSA supports ACI-IATA initiative on airline security

Posted 21 November 2017

Addressing the aviation security community at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 26th AVSEC World conference in Abu Dhabi last week, TSA Administrator, David P. Pekoske, endorsed the joint Airports

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IATA urges Swift GASeP implementation

Posted 21 November 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Air France will fly to Nairobi

Posted 20 November 2017

As from 25 March 2018, Air France customers will be able to fly to Nairobi (Kenya) on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle thanks to 3 new weekly frequencies.

in Air Transport / Events

Dubai Airshow: Air Sénégal orders two A330neo

Posted 16 November 2017

Air Sénégal, the national carrier of Senegal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two A330neo aircraft, which is the new re-engined version of the A330 widebody airliner.

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Dubai Airshow: EgyptAir signs with Bombardier for up to 24 CS300s

Posted 15 November 2017

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced yesterday at the Dubai Airshow, that it has signed a letter of intent (LoI) for up to 24 CS300 aircraft with EgyptAir Holding Company, of Cairo.

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AFRAA: Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM & Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Posted 14 November 2017

IATA highlighted five priorities which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa.

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AFRAA: Bombardier predicts growth boost for intra-regional African routes

Posted 12 November 2017

The market for intra regional air traffic in Africa looks set to grow according to the latest Bombardier Commercial Aircraft 20-year market forecast revealed at the AFRAA general assembly in Kigali, Rwanda

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Boeing, CDB Aviation finalise order for 52 737 MAXs and eight 787 Dreamliners

Posted 10 November 2017

Boeing and CDB Aviation have finalised an order for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners.

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B747-400F joins the Astral-NAM fleet for perishable market opportunities

Posted 9 November 2017

Network Airline Management (NAM) and Astral Aviation have signed a long-term wet lease with Air Atlanta Icelandic which add a factory-built, nose-loader B747-400F to their existing managed fleet of three

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CEO with a LOT to offer…

Posted 8 November 2017

Kenya Airways (KQ) has been navigating through turbulent times in the past five years but now it has a new man at the top whose mission is to turn around the loss-making airline. Kaleyesus Bekele talks to new CEO, Sebastian Mikosz.

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Precision Air signs seven-year deal with Vector

Posted 2 November 2017

Vector Aerospace has signed a new seven-year exclusive engine service agreement with Precision Air Services to support the Tanzanian airline's fleet of ATR regional turboprop aircraft. Precision has been using the French MRO specialist

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Ghana's football captain launches commercial airline

Posted 2 November 2017

The Captain of Black Stars Football Club of Ghana, the country's national football team, Asamoah Gyan has obtained an air carrier license for the establishment of a commercial airline called Baby Jet Airlines, reports Chukwu Emeke

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Lakestar Express settles on Beech 1900D as initial aircraft

Posted 31 October 2017

Lakestar Express s now hoping to launch domestic services in the Malawian market by January 2018, reports ch-aviation.

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EgyptAir Express to go with C-Series for E170 replacement

Posted 31 October 2017

EgyptAir Holding has settled on the C-Series to replace its EgyptAir Express unit's fleet of twelve EMB-170s, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport / Features

Concrete foundations

Posted 30 October 2017

Johannesburg-based South African regional operator, CemAir, is poised to be the host carrier for the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) annual general assembly. But what is CemAir and where is its niche? Victoria Moores has been finding out.

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Ethiopian gets Africa's first Boeing 787-9

Posted 27 October 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 leased through an agreement with AerCap.

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IATA and ACI launch new experience in travel and technologies

Posted 26 October 2017

IATA in collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI) have launched the New Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT) initiative.

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2036 forecast reveals air passengers will nearly double to 7.8 Billion

Posted 26 October 2017

IATA expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the 4 billion air travelers expected to fly this year.

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Airbus A330neo takes to the skies

Posted 23 October 2017

Airbus' A330neo has made its maiden departing from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France last week. The no. 1 A330neo was put through its paces during a four hour and 13 minute airborne evaluation.

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Profitability is top of the bill

Posted 23 October 2017

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) will hold its 49th annual general assembly (AGA) in Kigali, Rwanda on November 12-14. Victoria Moores caught up with outgoing AFRAA secretary general, Dr Elijah Chingosho, to find out what's in store.

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Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Posted 20 October 2017

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft, opening a new chapter for the Indian Ocean carrier. The aircraft, leased from AerCap, was delivered during a ceremony held in Mauritius today.

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SITA CEO rallies airlines and airports in community fight against cyber threats

Posted 20 October 2017

The air transport industry has cybersecurity as a top priority with 95% of airlines and 96% of airports investing resources into major cybersecurity programmes or pilots over the next three years.

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SAA major board shake-up as chair replaced

Posted 19 October 2017

South African Airways is undergoing a major board reshuffle today.

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Four die as cargo plane crashes into sea off Abidjan

Posted 16 October 2017

A cargo aircraft has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast shortly after taking off from Abidjan's international airport.

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Air Madagascar and Air Austral sign their strategic partnership agreement

Posted 11 October 2017

Air Madagascar and Air Austral signed a strategic partnership agreement in Ambohitsorohitra Palace, Antananarivo, on 9 October 2017.

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New routes boost African arrivals

Posted 11 October 2017

New routes and fresh optimism have prompted robust growth in Africa's international flight arrivals this year according to the latest data from ForwardKeys, which predicts future global travel patterns by analysing more than 17 million booking

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FlySafair begins preparations for international debut

Posted 10 October 2017

South Africa's FlySafair is preparing to go international with the launch of regional Central and Southern African flights, reports ch-aviation.

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Fastjet set for Mozambican and South African market entries

Posted 10 October 2017

South Africa-based ACMI/charter specialist, Solenta Aviation Group, has increased its stake in fastjet plc ahead of the low-cost airline's push into the South African and Mozambican markets, reports ch-aviation.

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A330-800 production well underway

Posted 9 October 2017

As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well underway with the first parts advancing at Airbus sites throughout Europe.

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Boeing and Royal Air Maroc announce orders for four 787 Dreamliners

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) today announced orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco's flag carrier to expand international service.

EgyptAir firms up order for 12+12 CS300s

EgyptAir has signed a firm order agreement with Bombardier for the purchase of twelve CS300s along with purchase rights for a further twelve of the type, reports ch-aviation.

Dana Air and ASKY sign interline agreement

An interline agreement has been reached between Dana Air and Asky airline, reports Afritraveller.

Ethiopian partners with Zambian Government for the re-launch of the national carrier

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised shareholders agreement with the Government of Zambia for the re-launch of Zambia Airways. The Government of Zambia will be the majority shareholder with 55% and Ethiopian will have 45% stakes in the

Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg.

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Air Sénégal has firmed up a MoU signed with Airbus in November last year, for the order of two A330-900s, reports ch-aviation.

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