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NAS secures ISAGO certification for Abidjan

Posted 4 April 2017

National Aviation Services (NAS) has been awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification for its Abidjan operations. The NAS Abidjan ISAGO certification highlights the company's ongoing commitment to safety and security across its network.

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Nigeria's fuel crisis leads airlines to the brink

Posted 3 March 2017

Could there be light at the end of the tunnel for Nigeria's aviation fuel crisis? Chukwu Emeke investigates.

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Ethiopian expands its in-flight catering centre

Posted 22 February 2017

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated its new $20 million catering centre in Addis Ababa late last year. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

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South African Airways takes product offering a step higher

Posted 2 February 2017

South African Airways (SAA) is taking its product offering, Step-Up, which allows customers to bid for a Business Class upgrade, to greater heights with record sales.

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Ethiopian ShebaMiles to launch Platinum tier level

Posted 25 January 2017

Ethiopian Airlines, will introduce a Platinum tier level in its frequent flyer loyalty programme, ShebaMiles, as of January 2017.

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Rwandair gets ISAGO certification for Kigali ground service team

Posted 8 November 2016

RwandAir, has achieved certification of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and following the IATA audit is now a certified ground service provider (GSP) under the ISAGO registry for two years until July

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Air BP in new partnership for low carbon jet fuel

Posted 8 November 2016

BP today announced the creation of a strategic partnership between its BP Ventures and Air BP businesses with Fulcrum BioEnergy, a pioneer in the development and production of low-carbon jet fuel, in which BP will invest $30 million.

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NBAA: China's Deer Jet takes major share of trip support firm UAS

Posted 31 October 2016

International trip support company, UAS, which has operations in Johannesburg and Lagos has sold a major stake in the company to Chinese business aviation operator Deer Jet, it was announced at NBAA today.

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Ethiopian Airlines inaugurates new in-flight catering centre

Posted 28 October 2016

Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that its newly built, state of the art In-flight Catering Facility will be officially inaugurated on October 29, 2016.

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Signature Flight Support has signed agreement with Lanseria Jet Centre

Posted 24 May 2016

Signature Flight Support has signed an agreement with Lanseria Jet Centre to become a Signature Select affiliate.

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Astra Aviation granted Mozambique and Guinea licences to operate

Posted 16 September 2015

Astra Aviation Service has been issued a licence to provide ground handling services for passengers, aircraft, cargo, and mail in the country of Mozambique.

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Air Partner moves into safety with Baines Simmons acquisition

Posted 19 August 2015

Global aviation services group, Air Partner has entered the aviation safety market with the acquisition of Baines Simmons.

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Niger hit by scam overflight email

Posted 15 August 2015

Officials in Niger have warned African business aviation operators to beware of scam email offering alternative overflight and landing services to those provided by the official agents Hadid.

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Aviation Africa: Search and Rescue safety net needs to be extended

Posted 11 May 2015

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

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Camair-Co selects AJW to support its Boeing fleet

Posted 28 April 2015

Cameroon Airlines Corporation (Camair-Co) has chosen independent integrated aviation support services provider AJW Aviation, to provide power-by-the-hour (PBH) for its fleet of three Boeing aircraft: B767-300 & B737-700.

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Friends of AviAssist launched to support African safety

Posted 3 April 2015

AviAssist has launched the 'Friends of the AviAssist Foundation': a charitable network for the good of the aviation safety in Africa. Friends of AviAssist will support the work of the AviAssist Foundation in promoting

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New radar technologies from Airbus to improve air traffic control capabilities

Posted 10 March 2015

Airbus Defence and Space has introduced new technologies in its latest air surveillance radar which give the Airport Surveillance Radar Next Generation (ASR-NG) advantageous air traffic control

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ASECNA to explore space surveillance for remote air traffic management

Posted 9 March 2015

African air navigation organisation ASECNA is to co-operate with traffic management venture Aireon to explore space-based surveillance for remote regions, reports Flightglobal.

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Air Namibia assigns agreement with NCCU

Posted 31 October 2014

The negotiating team of Air Namibia, in conjunction with the Namibia Cabin Crew Union (NCCU), has announced that an agreement has been signed this week following lengthy negotiations on the cabin crew benchmarking dispute of 2010.

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Arik Air has launched a frequent flyer programme

Posted 1 October 2014

Arik Air has launched a frequent flyer programme, aligning its offering with the industry's foremost airlines in the process.

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fastjet launches "SmartClass" and "Freighty" services

Posted 1 September 2014

fastjet has announced the following additions to its ancillary services.

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SAA's annual wine selection process gets under way

Posted 29 August 2014

Every year, South African Airways (SAA) convenes a panel of leading winemakers and sommeliers to choose the wines served on board its aircraft in the coming 12 months.

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Servair gets five year extension on Kenyan catering contract

Posted 12 June 2014

Kenya Airways has offered a five year extension of its catering supply contract to Servair, the French-owned catering operator.

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Gulfstream appoints sales representative Inkwazi Jet Centre

Posted 21 May 2014

Gulfstream Aerospace recently enhanced its sales and marketing efforts in Africa with the appointment of a representative to assist with new aircraft sales transactions.

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UAS opens regional office in Nairobi

Posted 22 April 2014

UAS International Trip Support, a provider of global trip support services for flight operators, VIPs, and government officials, is opening a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.

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UAS launches regional office in Lagos

Posted 27 March 2014

United Aviation Services (UAS), a provider of international trip support services for flight operators, VIP and government officials, launched a regional office in Lagos, Nigeria today.

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fastjet commences roll-out of ancillary products

Posted 11 March 2014

fastjet has announced that on 28th February it signed two agreements with partners in the travel industry, marking the launch of ancillary products on fastjet.com.

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Jettainer create shoulder bags made out of unit loading devices

Posted 5 March 2014

Jettainer, the leading international service partner for outsources ULD management, is bringing its used ULDs back to life.

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Proflight Zambia introduce new staff uniform

Posted 11 December 2013

Proflight Zambia has introduced a new ground and cabin crew uniform that reinforces the airline's flair for staying at the forefront of customer service.

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Mauritania Airlines appoints APG in France

Posted 5 December 2013

Mauritania Airlines has appointed APG to provide full sales and marketing services as well as customer support, ticketing and administrative facilities.

in Business Aviation / Flight Services & Support

NBAA: FlightAware to integrate UVair fuel pricing into its system

Posted 21 October 2013

UVair, the fueling division of Universal Weather and Aviation, announced at NBAA today that it has reached an exclusive agreement with FlightAware to integrate customer-specific UVair jet fuel pricing into

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Hangar8 adding new medical aircraft to its African fleet

Posted 21 October 2013 · 1 Comment

Hangar8 has announced plans to add a new Bombardier Challenger aircraft to its aero medical business in Africa, to meet what it believes will be a substantial increase in demand for this type of service.

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NBAA: Jetex collaborates with Honeywell on new Flight Support app

Posted 21 October 2013

Jetex Flight Support has collaborated with Honeywell, to launch MyJETEX, an app for Apple platforms created to provide operators with dependable flight support solutions.

in Business Aviation / Maintenance / Flight Services & Support

Business aviation in North Africa is doubling world average growth - MEBAA

Posted 9 October 2013

Business aviation activity in North Africa is out-performing global average, according to MEBAA, the association for business aviation across the Middle East and North Africa.

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Kilimanjaro Aviation enhances landing and overflight permit support in Africa

Posted 11 September 2013 · 1 Comment

Kilimanjaro Aviation Logistics Centre (KALC), an affiliate of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., based in Mwanza, Tanzania, has enhanced its landing permit and overflight permit support services

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Egyptian minister gets the Met

Posted 26 August 2013

Abdel Aziz Fadel Egypt's Minister of Civil Aviation conducted a tour of the country's Meteorology Authority today. The visit was to follow up on existing and ongoing projects to confirm easy flow of work, and to identify the time plan for the completion of these

in Business Aviation / Flight Services & Support

Hadid International steps up flight support service in Africa

Posted 26 August 2013

Hadid International Services the Dubai headquartered flight support company - has stepped up its presence and support in Africa having added in-house staff to supervise activities in Ethiopia, Djibouti and Republic of

in Air Transport / Technology / Flight Services & Support / Airports

SAA's new aircraft technology set to reduce fuel burn and travel time

Posted 26 April 2013

South African Airways (SAA) has received authorisation to fly new safety enhancing and fuel saving instrument departure and approach procedures. The approval, which is the first in Africa, paves the way for

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Travelport unveils Travelport merchandising platform in Middle East and Africa

Posted 15 April 2013

Travelport has unveiled the Travelport Merchandising Platform which transforms the way airlines deliver their products and the way that those products are displayed to travel agents.

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Shell showcases advanced aviation technology solutions at WTTC

Posted 12 April 2013

Shell, one of the world's leading aviation fuel suppliers, showcased its advanced aviation solutions at the 13th annual World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit, which took place in Abu Dhabi at the Jumeirah

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Tunisia fuel deal signed by Air BP and AGIL

Posted 8 April 2013

Air BP has marked entry into the Tunisian aviation fuel sector by signing a commercial and technical service agreement with Tunisia's AGIL, the national company of oil distribution.

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Sixt and Air Mauritius launch international partnership

Posted 8 April 2013

Sixt and Air Mauritius, the national carrier of Mauritius have launched a comprehensive partnership.

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WFP taking aviation safety message to North Africa

Posted 8 April 2013 · 1 Comment

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aviation arm operates in some of the most unforgiving and hostile areas in the world playing a major role in the recovery process of the afflicted areas.

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Bestfly add secure hangarage to its Luanda operation

Posted 21 March 2013

Angola-based handling operator, Bestfly is underway with the building of a hangar at Luanda International Airport.

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AAR extends airlift support in Africa

Posted 29 January 2013

AAR - a provider of aircraft MRO and expeditionary airlift - has secured renewal of its support of US operations in Western and Central Africa.

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East African liberalisation is moving onward says Rwandan aviation chief

Posted 29 November 2012

The Director General of Rwandan Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA), Richard Masozera who is also a board member of the regional Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA) said this week that the

in Technology / Flight Services & Support / Airports

New guide to how air traffic management will evolve

Posted 21 November 2012

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) has released a new report on the future of air traffic management at the ICAO Air Navigation Conference in Montréal.

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EAN partners with Banyan Air Service

Posted 30 October 2012

Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) Ltd - which opened the first fully fledged FBO and MRO for business jets in Nigeria in July 2011 - announced today at NBAA an innovative partnershipto work closely with Banyan Air Service, Florida's leading and award winning

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AAD 2012: Denel and Alenia Aermacchi sign MoU

Posted 21 September 2012

Denel SOC and Italian aerospace company, Alenia Aermacchi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (AAD2012) in Tshwane.

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NAS secures ISAGO certification for Abidjan

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Nigeria's fuel crisis leads airlines to the brink

Could there be light at the end of the tunnel for Nigeria's aviation fuel crisis? Chukwu Emeke investigates.

Ethiopian expands its in-flight catering centre

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated its new $20 million catering centre in Addis Ababa late last year. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

South African Airways takes product offering a step higher

South African Airways (SAA) is taking its product offering, Step-Up, which allows customers to bid for a Business Class upgrade, to greater heights with record sales.

Ethiopian ShebaMiles to launch Platinum tier level

Ethiopian Airlines, will introduce a Platinum tier level in its frequent flyer loyalty programme, ShebaMiles, as of January 2017.

Air BP in new partnership for low carbon jet fuel

BP today announced the creation of a strategic partnership between its BP Ventures and Air BP businesses with Fulcrum BioEnergy, a pioneer in the development and production of low-carbon jet fuel, in which BP will invest $30 million.

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