Nigeria's Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has appointed two new directors following the expiration of the tenures of the previous directors
Managing air traffic safely and securely is a critical part of successful command and control operations. Keith Mwanalushi speaks to Dennis Miller, from Harris Corporation, to learn about the significance of tactical air traffic systems for Africa.
Collaboration between Africa's air traffic control authorities is growing but more needs to be done to encourage greater efficiency and quality of service, the 4th CANSO Africa conference heard. Alan Dron reports.
Lindi-Lee Kirkman, International Air Transport Association (IATA) manager for safety and flight operations in Africa, looks at the issue of unifying the continent's airspace to determine if it is a dream or reality.
The Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has announced plans for the acquisition of at least four modern aerospace surveillance radar systems to replace the obsolete technology at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) and expand national
Companies that provide air navigation services across Africa have committed to a joint initiative to improve aviation safety across the continent.
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last night finally concluded the long awaited historic agreement to implement a market-based measure that will support airlines' efforts to stabilise
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments at the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to agree a global market-based measure to help the aviation industry manage
Victoria Moores looks at the facts behind the human tragedy of the LAM Mozambique Embraer 190 air crash as the final accident report is published.
In an exclusive interview, the International Civil Aviation Organization's president of the council, Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, explains to Keith Mwanalushi how ICAO is responding to air transport challenges throughout Africa.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The African Union Commission (AU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand strategic cooperation to further the continent's economic and social
Zambian airlines have seen the ban placed on them by the EU lifted today as the latest list of airlines the European Commission considered not meeting international safety standards has been released.
In the aftermath of the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, ICAO adopted a proposal for airlines to adhere to a standard of reporting aircraft position at least once every 15 minutes when in
Aireon and South Africa's Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) announced today that they have signed a Regional Commercialisation Agreement to jointly develop the uses of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
A new agreement between Morocco and Eurocontrol came into force May 1 following the signing of a comprehensive agreement at the Marrakech Airshow last week.
Nigeria's civil aviation authority (NCAA) has received praise from the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) that has just been concluded.
The World ATM Congress began yesterday in Madrid, bringing together to discuss, demonstrate and sell means to transform air traffic management (ATM) performance.
Thales has been selected by the Egyptian National Air Navigation Services Company (NANSC) to replace and renew ATM systems at Hurghada and Taba International Airports.
The East Africa Community is moving towards creating a single bloc of sky above 24,000ft to improve safety and gain air traffic control efficiency and performance advantages. Hillary Muheebwa reports.
After 26 years with little progress, can Africa finally see Open Skies in 2017? That's the plan, and it's being shepherded through by AFCAC secretary general Iyabo Sosina, who spoke with Victoria Moores at November's AFRAA
Agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation.
With 4.9% average gross domestic product (GDP) growth over the past two years in the sub-Saharan region, it is no surprise that Africa is forecast to become one of the fastest growing areas for aviation. David Adebiyi explains how aviation infrastructure is a key
Tellumat Air Traffic Management has won a contract for the supply, installation and maintenance of navigation aids at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Egypt has become the latest country to sign the Memorandum of Agreement for the ICAO Middle East Airspace Management Enhancement Programme (MAEP) joining founder members the United Arab Emirates and Sudan.
ATNS chief executive Thabani Mthiyane is leading a call for a greater focus on human factors and a recognition of the challenges of human-machine integration in the aviation industry,
Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) has responded with, what is described as “concern and dismay' to reports and allegations about “a nationwide ATNS radar systems failure”, following the fatal
Eurocontrol and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today signed an agreement to support African States that are part of ICAO AFI Region and their Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) in improving
The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, CANSO is cautiously optimistic that Africa is experiencing a greater willingness among States and industry partners to make real progress on the challenges facing aviation and
Mozambique's regulatory authority Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) has given the go-ahead for three new airlines to apply for AOCs and all three are getting ready for operations
Swaziland is to become home to a Southern African aviation safety organization covering the whole of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Poor Search and Rescue (SAR) coordination has been highlighted by a succession of international air tragedies. In a case study, Brian Day, ICAO HQ technical officer, SAR (retired) and now a civil aviation SAR
No Open Sky agreements have been signed between African countries, but several have been signed between African countries and other regions. The consequence has been a limitation on the growth of Africa's airlines, efficiency
Harris Corporation has been selected to modernise critical air traffic control (ATC) communications at three international airports in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).