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.

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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.

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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

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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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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.

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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

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Veling purchases and leases an A380 to Emirates

Posted 17 May 2017

Veling, an aircraft leasing company headquartered in Mauritius, has purchased a new Airbus A380 and has leased it back to Emirates Airline.

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Tunisair and Mauritania Airlines International to boost cooperation

Posted 16 May 2017

Tunisair is set to boost cooperation with Mauritania Airlines International, reports ch-aviation.

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China developing its partner role

Posted 16 May 2017

China is becoming a vital partner for the development of Africa's transport links and aviation is leading the charge. Alan Peaford reports.

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ECAIR working towards a resumption of operations

Posted 15 May 2017

Congo's ECAIR is planning to resume commercial operations just over six months after they were suspended, reports ch-aviation.

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FlyEgypt wet-leases A320 from AlMasria

Posted 15 May 2017

FlyEgypt is currently wet-leasing an A320 SU-TCF from AlMasria Universal Airlines, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Zimbabwe rejected as European Third Country Operator

Posted 15 May 2017

The plan by Air Zimbabwe to establish a maintenance hub in Zimbabwe has suffered a setback, after its application to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to be listed as a Third Country Operator (TCO) was rejected, reports

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Liberalization of Air Transport in the EAC Contributes $202 Million per annum in GDP

Posted 14 May 2017

Air transport liberalization within the East African Community (EAC) could earn the region 202.1 million U.S. dollars in gross domestic product (GDP) annually, reports Hillar Muheebwa

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Mango facing fresh challenge

Posted 11 May 2017

Buy your airline ticket along with your weekly groceries? South African low-cost carrier (LCC) Mango continues to go down the supermarket route as it faces up to challenging economic conditions. Alan Dron reports.

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Air Partner arranges first ever passenger charter flight to St Helena

Posted 10 May 2017

Air Partner, the aviation services group, was recently appointed to charter a return flight from Cape Town to St Helena, after the cancellation of two RMS voyages left a number of passengers stranded.

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Libya bans issuing of visas-on-arrival to five Islamic nationalities

Posted 9 May 2017

The Libyan Passport Control office has immediately scrapped the issuing of visas-on-arrival to Egyptians, Moroccans, Sudanese, Syrians and Bangladeshi citizens at the Mitiga International Airport. By

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JAA TO and AviAssist join forces for Aviation Safety in African Region

Posted 9 May 2017

The Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO), the leading non-profit aviation training organisation providing top-level training courses in multiple fields of aviation safety, and

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Airbus' A350-1000 test aircraft MSN071 completes fuel system and engine tests

Posted 8 May 2017

Airbus' A350-1000 test aircraft MSN071 has completed fuel system and engine tests in Cardiff, Wales as part of its type certification flight test campaign.

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French rule out explosion in EgyptAir crash

Posted 8 May 2017

Sources in the French investigation team studying the crash of EgyptAir 804 into the Mediterranean a year ago have ruled out an explosion according to the AFP news agency.

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Eritrean Airlines leasing a B737-500

Posted 5 May 2017

Eritrean Airlines has wet-leased a B737-500 from Egyptian ACMI/charter operator Alexandria Airlines, reports ch-aviation.

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Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates Airline renew global marketing agreement

Posted 5 May 2017

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and Emirates Airline have renewed a global marketing agreement that will see the Dubai-based airline raise the tourism destination profile of the Indian Ocean island

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Mozambique opens up market to foreign carriers

Posted 2 May 2017

The Mozambican Ministry of Transport and Communications has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to all eligible parties interested in conducting commercial flights both within the southern African state and abroad, reports

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Air Peace seeks government help over foreign access

Posted 2 May 2017

Allen Onyema, the chairman of Nigerian carrier Air Peace, has berated the governments of neighbouring West African states for their unwillingness to grant Nigerian airlines access to their markets, reports ch-aviation.

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Jambojet to receive new Bombardier Q400 NG

Posted 2 May 2017

Jambojet will take delivery of a new Bombardier Q400 NG in May and a second one later in the year.

in Air Transport / Features

Family fortunes...

Posted 28 April 2017

South African Express (SAX) and South African Airways (SAA) may be separate companies, but their corporate identities and destinies are closely intertwined. As Victoria Moores found out, both companies are battling a stagnant market and reputation issues, which will be

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IATA: Global Standards, Cooperation and Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

Posted 25 April 2017

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

in Air Transport / Features

SAA's burning ambition...

Posted 24 April 2017

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

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Camair-Co acquires two B737-700s

Posted 24 April 2017

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.

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AMC Airlines begins B737 classic operations

Posted 24 April 2017

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.

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Air Mauritius Signs a Codeshare Agreement with China Eastern Airlines

Posted 21 April 2017

Air Mauritius entered into a codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines effective 18 April 2017.

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Airbus aircraft preferred choice in Africa

Posted 21 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.

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South Africa's Safair awarded 5 Star on-time ranking

Posted 21 April 2017

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

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Comoros to recertify all local operators

Posted 18 April 2017

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.

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737 MAX9 completes first flight

Posted 14 April 2017

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.

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Solenta Aviation's Ivorian unit adds ATR72 to its fleet

Posted 13 April 2017

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.

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Nigeria's JetWest Airways looks to tap in to budget flights

Posted 12 April 2017

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.

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Afrijet set to add maiden ATR72-500s

Posted 11 April 2017

Gabon's Afrijet will shortly add a maiden pair of ATR72-500s, reports ch-aviation.

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African airlines continued steady growth

Posted 10 April 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a second month of strong demand growth to begin 2017.

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Mirenge ousted as Rwandair undergoes leadership changes

Posted 6 April 2017

Major leadership changes at Rwandair have followed a cabinet meeting decision chaired by the country's President Paul Kagame yesterday reports Hillary Muheebwa

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Strategic partnership: Air Madagascar and Air Austral signed a MOU

Posted 5 April 2017

The Memorandum of Understanding between Air Madagascar and Air Austral (the preferred bidder) was signed on April 4 2017, in Antananarivo.

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Airbus and SITA launch Security Operations Center Services for aviation industry

Posted 4 April 2017

Airbus and SITA have launched new Security Operations Center Services customised for the specific needs of the air transport industry.

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Airbus A319neo takes to the skies

Posted 31 March 2017

The first Airbus A319neo performed its maiden flight today.

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LAM struggles with grounded aircraft

Posted 31 March 2017

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.

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PAS planning fleet modernisation this year

Posted 29 March 2017

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.

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Zimbabwe failing to find technical partner for ailing carrier

Posted 27 March 2017

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

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RwandAir plans European debut in mid-2Q17

Posted 27 March 2017

RwandAir is planning to make its European debut during the second quarter of the year, reports ch-aviation.

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First Nation Airways suspends operations again

Posted 27 March 2017

Nigeria's First Nation Airways has suspended operations for a second time in six months, reports ch-aviation.

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Astral's unmanned innovation scoops IATA award

Posted 25 March 2017

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.

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South Sudan aircraft crashes at Wau

Posted 20 March 2017

A South Sudan registered Fokker 50 has crashed in the northwestern town of Wau earlier today.

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Green Africa Airways set to begin AOC drive

Posted 20 March 2017

Nigeria's Green Africa Airways is set to pursue its Air Operator's Certificate with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Madagascar chooses a strategic partner

Posted 16 March 2017

The board of Air Madagascar has decided to recommend Air Austral as preferred bidder to the Malagasy state.

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Nigerian government to refurbish three grounded Dornier 228 surveillance aircraft

Posted 15 March 2017

The Nigerian government to refurbish three grounded Dornier 228 surveillance aircraft. By Oscar Nkala.

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IATA calls for air cargo focus on quality at world symposium

Posted 14 March 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service.

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Air Namibia and Condor sign code-share agreement

Posted 13 March 2017

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.

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Air Botswana freezes fleet renewal plans

Posted 13 March 2017

Air Botswana has put its fleet renewal plans on hold, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport / Features

Why the African love story continues to grow

Posted 13 March 2017

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.

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IATA releases safety performance data showing strong progress in Africa

Posted 10 March 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for the 2016 safety performance of the commercial airline industry.

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 earns FAA Certification

Posted 10 March 2017

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.

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Air Partner announces sale of two B737-700s on behalf of Kenya Airways

Posted 10 March 2017

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

in Air Transport / Features

Air Djibouti back from the dead

Posted 9 March 2017

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.

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Boeing celebrates rollout of first 737 MAX 9

Posted 8 March 2017

Boeing marked a milestone today as the first 737 MAX 9 made its debut in front of thousands of Boeing employees.

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Air Botswana loses 10 ATR pilots to Middle Eastern airlines

Posted 7 March 2017

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

in Air Transport / Features

Why ERJs are rolling up in the African market

Posted 6 March 2017

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.

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Ethiopian Airlines sign codeshare agreement with Air Namibia

Posted 2 March 2017

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

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A321neo powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines receives type certification

Posted 2 March 2017

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).

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Kenyan airline boss arrested on fraud charges

Posted 2 March 2017

The founder of a Kenyan start-up Baracuda Airways has been arrested on allegations of fraud according to The Star newspaper. John Majiwa has been charged with scamming more than 40 investors out of almost $2 million.

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EgyptAir and Etihad Airways sign codeshare agreement

Posted 1 March 2017

Etihad Airways and EgyptAir have announced a new codeshare partnership to be introduced in phases from 1 March 2017.

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IATA working with new management of Arik Air

Posted 23 February 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).

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RwandAir so wide awake to a great future

Posted 23 February 2017

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.

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IATA expands partnership with ENAC

Posted 21 February 2017

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

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Boeing debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

Posted 20 February 2017

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

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Air Mauritius adds two A330-900neo to its current order of six Airbus A350-900

Posted 19 February 2017

Existing fleet being upgraded with new seats, new inflight entertainment system and onboard WiFi.

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South African Airways retains its IATA Environmental Assessment Programme

Posted 15 February 2017

South African Airways (SAA) retained its IATA Environmental Assessment Programme (IEnvA), the comprehensive airline environmental management programme, Stage 2 status.

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Ethiopian outperforms in flight punctuality

Posted 14 February 2017

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

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Why things are looking good for Badr

Posted 14 February 2017

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.

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Botswana government begins Air Botswana privatisation drive

Posted 14 February 2017

The Botswana government has begun the process of privatising loss-making national carrier Air Botswana, reports ch-aviation.

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Syphax Airlines looking to resume commercial operations

Posted 13 February 2017

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.

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Nigeria's Arik Air taken over by government

Posted 13 February 2017

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.

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Afriqiyah forced to suspend Maltese unit plans

Posted 13 February 2017

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.

in Air Transport / Features

Back home – the man with a plan

Posted 6 February 2017

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.

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Antananarivo narrows down Air Madagascar stake contenders

Posted 6 February 2017

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.

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Afriqiyah to wet-lease a turboprop from Medavia

Posted 6 February 2017

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.

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African airlines had their best growth performance in 2016

Posted 6 February 2017

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

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Air Seychelles streamlines Twin Otter fleet operations

Posted 1 February 2017

Air Seychelles has ended DHC-6-300 operations following the disposal of its last two airframes of the type, reports ch-aviation.

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Comoros' AB Aviation temporarily suspends operations

Posted 1 February 2017

AB Aviation chief executive Ayad Bourhane has confirmed the Comorian operator has suspended operations following mounting financial difficulties, reports ch-aviation.

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South African Airways warns of ticket scam

Posted 31 January 2017

South African Airways (SAA) is warning its customers of a hoax survey prevalent on social media suggesting SAA is offering free tickets to fly anywhere.

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Air Mediterranean S.A will commence services to Africa

Posted 30 January 2017

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).

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Lakestar Express applies for ASL

Posted 27 January 2017

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.

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Kenya to bar Emirates' third daily Nairobi flight in 3Q17

Posted 27 January 2017

The Kenyan government has moved to bar Emirates from increasing the frequency of its Dubai International-Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta flights, reports ch-aviation.

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Airlink confirms plans for E170s, 190s

Posted 23 January 2017

Airlink has acquired three EMB-170s and two EMB-190s, from ECC Leasing, a wholly-owned unit of Embraer, reports ch-aviation.

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Burundi certifies MA-60 to enter commercial service

Posted 23 January 2017

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

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ATR consolidates its leading position among regional aircraft manufacturers in 2016

Posted 23 January 2017

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

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Daallo Airlines leasing a Fokker 50

Posted 20 January 2017

Djibouti's Daallo Airlines has wet-leased a Fokker 50 from Kenyan ACMI/charter specialist Fanjet Express, reports ch-aviation.

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Jambojet gets Q400 Dash 8 to boost domestic flights

Posted 19 January 2017

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.

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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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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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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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Afrijet to lease a Lebanese B737 for AFCON

Posted 12 January 2017

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.

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Camair-Co takes redelivery of 737 after settling MRO bill

Posted 11 January 2017

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.

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