The Cessna 425 Conquest aircraft that crashed into the runway at Windhoek International Airport and killed three pilots in February 2016 came down after the engines stalled at low-altitude, the Directorate of Aircraft Accidents Investigations has said, reports Oscar Nkala
Bristow Helicopters Nigeria has added a maiden ERJ-145 to its fixed-wing fleet, reports ch-aviation.
The first large sections of Airbus' next generation new transport aircraft, the BelugaXL, have arrived at the aircraft Final Assembly facility (L34) in Toulouse.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released demand growth results for global air freight markets for February 2017 showing an 8.4% increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs)
Ethiopian Airlines has launched two new cargo routes to Europe: Milan, Italy and Zaragoza, Spain as of April, 2 and March 28, 2017 respectively.
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.
Ethiopian Airlines has added Ahmedabad, a fifth cargo gateway to India, to its global cargo network as of March 28, 2017.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has licensed new entrant Genesis Global Aviation Limited (GGAL) to operate a commercial helicopter service across the country. Oscar Nkala reports.
AirKenya has acquired a Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters with 5Y-HNB having arrived in East Africa this week, reports ch-aviation.
Leonardo is ready to deploy its automated system for Unmanned-aircraft air- Traffic Management.
Vector Aerospace, an independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services that has facilities in South Africa, has recently received approval from the European and
IATA's air data traffic report reveals African carriers' saw freight demand increase by 24.3% in January 2017 compared to the same month last year, helped by very strong growth on the trade lanes to and from Asia.
Tunisia's Express Air Cargo has begun commercial operations by a B737-300 following the launch of its inaugural flight on Saturday, February 25, reports ch-aviation.
East Africa presents clear opportunities for growing helicopter demand due to its vast remote areas with few airstrips. Githae Mwaniki has been looking at the rotary-wing industry in Kenya.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) today. This follows the ratification of the treaty by two-thirds of the members of the
The Air Ambulance division of German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG has reported record operational and financial results in 2016, achieving revenues of more than €45m for the first time in the company's history.
Air France is taking part in the first edition of the "100 African startups to invest" in selection published today by MyAfricanStartUp. This initiative aims to increase the visibility of start-ups
Around 35,000 annual road deaths, difficulties encountered in accessing the nation's oil refineries, plus 10,000 annual deaths resulting from problems getting to hospital, all point to a helicopter boost in Nigeria.
SAA Cargo will continue its partnership with the STAT Media Group, organisers of the Air Cargo Africa Conference and Exhibition. The Conference takes place at Emperor's Palace in Kempton Park from 21to
Airlander has announced that the structural damage sustained to the Flight Deck during its second Test Flight last August has now been repaired.
Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, has launched the first VIP helicopter management company.
Omni Helicopters International, parent of Brazil's leading offshore aviation specialist Omni Taxi Aéreo S.A., and Omni Blu Aviation (Omni Blu), the independent provider of aviation services in
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 3.8% in 2016 compared to 2015.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that IATA's Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully
Ethiopian Airlines has expanded its training fleet with five new Diamond DA40 NG aircraft. The airline now operates 18 training airplanes from Diamond Aircraft, 16 single-engine DA40 and two DA42 twins as well as two Diamond Aircraft simulators
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.8% in November 2016 compared to the
EgyptAir Cargo has resumed direct flights to Russia on December 21 following the successful completion of flights MS5520/1 between Cairo Int'l and Moscow Domodedovo, reports ch-aviation.
ExecuJet Africa has received its first charter helicopter, a VIP configured Bell 407 helicopter, now available for charter from ExecuJet's Cape Town FBO facility.
Air Algérie has resumed dedicated freighter operations following the launch of its Air Algérie Cargo unit this past week, reports ch-aviation.
Smart Aviation is to acquire a Eurocopter AS350B3 to service contracts with electrical engineering firms active across Egypt, reports ch-aviation.
Ugandan operator Air Serv has been busy delivering its “last mile” air transportation service in support of East African humanitarian programmes and has recently transported a shipment of obstetric fistula repair modules in Uganda on
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in September 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.1% year-on-year.
Boeing projects air cargo traffic will grow at an annual rate of 4.2 percent over the next 20 years, with 930 new and 1,440 converted freighters needed to meet market demand by 2035.
Reunion-based Corail Helicopters with its fleet of seven Airbus helicopters has become the launch customer of Fleet Keeper.
After months of testing among the thousand hills of Rwanda, a partnership involving a humanitarian healthcare shipper, a robotics company, the Rwandan government, and delivery and logistics group UPS has formally
Express Air Congo has secured its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Tunisian Ministry of Transportation ahead of plans to commence operations later next month, reports ch-aviation.
Tanzania's As Salaam Air has added a maiden EMB-120 to its fleet, ch-aviation reports.
South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) has partnered with the STAT Trade Times publication for the Air Cargo Africa (ACA) 2017 conference and exhibition which will take place in February 2017 in
Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism has taken delivery of a Quest Kodiak. The aircraft was officially delivered in a ceremony held in Gaborone on Tuesday.
Bell Helicopter has said that Rhino911, a non-profit organisation established by Fred Hees, President of BBM, USA , in cooperation with Heli Africa Wildlife, the operator, will use the Bell 407GT to
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in July 2016, showing decline in African cargo traffic.
Express Air Cargo has outlined its proposed launch network, due to come online during the last quarter of this year, reports ch-aviation.
EAN Aviation has become the first Safety 1st Qualified African location, to be listed on the US National Air Transportation Association's, (NATA), Global FBO Map.
The first flight of Airlander 10 - the airship that has been mooted for Middle East and African operations - has taken place in rural England.
Air Tanzania has outlined its operational plans for its maiden pair of Dash 8-400s due for delivery during the second half of next month, reports ch-aviation.
Kampala Executive Aviation has added a maiden Beech 1900D to its fleet in the form of UE-436, a sixteen year-old airframe that was recently in service for New Zealand's Eagle Airways, reports ch-aviation.
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft is working towards the possible launch of a passenger-to- freighter conversion programme for the Avro RJ jetliner and is seeking customer feedback to help assess market potential.
CemAir has added a maiden Dash 8-300 to its fleet, reports ch-aviation.
Having taken turns at the controls of their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have today succeeded in their dream of achieving the
Ten days after André Borschberg's arrival in Cairo following the crossing of the Mediterranean Sea, Bertrand Piccard took off with Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) for the final leg of the first ever Round-The-World Solar
Air Algerie, based in Algiers, has signed a commitment with Boeing for two 737-800BCFs.
Embraer and Boeing have signed a teaming agreement to jointly market and support the KC-390, a multi-mission mobility and aerial refueling aircraft.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released global air freight data showing that demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) slowed in May with growth falling to 0.9% year-on-year.
Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa (AHZA) has delivered a H125 rotorcraft to Namibia's Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
Vector Aerospace has completed its first full engine test on the Pratt & Whitney's PT6A-140 turboprop in South Africa.
Bell Helicopter has announced the successful demonstration of the Bell 412EPI across Nepal, showing its suitability for the higher areas of Africa such as Kenya and Ethiopia.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released demand growth results for global air freight markets for April 2016 showing a 3.2% increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the
Qatar Airways Cargo has celebrated 10 years of services in Kenya.
The President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, met and held high-level discussions this week with the President and Head of State of the Federal Republic of
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has confirmed discussions with MedView Airline over relocating from Murtala Mohammed Airport 2, MMA2, to the General Aviation Terminal (GAT), MMA1.
National Airways Corporation (NAC) is Africa's largest general aviation company. Ian Sheppard visited its Lanseria Airport base near Johannesburg and found that it is also one of Africa's most diverse aviation companies.
Tecnam has announced the successful roll-out of the first Tecnam P2012 Traveller from its experiments assembly line.
Manufacturing will be done at the Ratier Figeac plant in Morocco's Nouaceur Aeropole Industrial Zone.
EgyptAir Cargo has launched its first flight to N'Djamena, Chad carrying 40 tons of cargo as part of the company's strategy aiming at operating new air routes and boosting its position in the African market.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for continued transformation in the air cargo industry with a focus on raising the quality of its offering at the opening of the 10th annual World Cargo
Petroleum Air Services (PAS) has been appointed as the first Bell Helicopter authorised customer service facility in North Africa.
Honeywell has forecast that 4,300 to 4,800 civilian-use helicopters will be delivered in the next five years, 400 lower than 2015 five-year forecast.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in January showing a rise in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) of 2.7% compared to January 2015.
Waypoint Leasing, an Irish helicopter specialist, is adding new offices in Cape Town, as well as Brisbane, in attempt to expand into Africa, the Middle East and Australia.
The Uganda Police Force Air Wing has completed the acceptance process for a GrandNew and a W-3A Sokol helicopter during an official ceremony, EBAN has reported.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released figures for global air freight markets showing cargo volumes measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) expanded 2.2% in 2015 compared to 2014, although Africa saw
An elephant poaching gang has shot a British pilot dead in Tanzania after manoeuvring helicopter to save his colleague's life.
Ideas around ballooning in Ethiopia were all just hot air until a Dutch company backed a local venture in 2012. Now the new company is hoping to hit the heights. Kaleyesus Bekele reports from Addis Ababa.
German General Aviation operator and air ambulance specialist FAI rent-a-jet AG is marking another successful year as it closes its books on 2015.
Emirates SkyCargo has carried a heavy load of machinery and steel parts for a new bridge currently being constructed across the Nile River in Uganda.
The first cut of the Beluga XL MSN001 rear fuselage has been successfully achieved in Spain, paving the way for the final assembly to begin in early 2017. MSN001 will be the first Beluga XL to fly.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) can begin testing on its new PT6A-140AG turboprop engine, selected to power Air Tractor's new AT502XP aircraft.
Russian Helicopters is preparing to offer after-sales services and maintenance for Russian-made helicopters operated in Egypt.
Tecnam has reinforced its commitment to environmentally friendly General Aviation by confirming that EASA has approved the use of MOGAS for all Tecnam P2010 aircraft.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo volumes measured by freight tonne kilometers rose just 0.5% in October
Ethiopian Airlines won “The Rising Star Carrier of the Year Award” on Payload Asia Awards 2015 on a gala dinner attended by more than 250 members of the air cargo fraternity from around the globe
Airbus Helicopters has announced it is introducing new H145 Mercedes-Benz Style, with four orders being received so far.
Aspen Medical International (AMI) will this week begin operating a Beechcraft Corporation 1900C (B1900C) from James Spriggs Payne Airport, Monrovia, Liberia.
In partnership with Eastern Airways, Bristow Africa is in the final stages of launching a new jet charter service between Lagos and the Port Harcourt Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base using Bristow-branded Embraer 135 aircraft.
Vertis Aviation has added its fourth aircraft, a Global Express, to its African portfolio six months after opening its Johannesburg office.
South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) has reviewed and reversed its decision to place an embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies which was limited to rhino, elephant, tiger
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has appointed Georges Biwer as vice president, EMEA.
United Technologies has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Sikorsky Aircraft business to Lockheed Martin for $9 billion in cash.
Following the record breaking oceanic flight of 5 days and 5 nights (117 hours and 52 minutes) in a solar powered airplane, Solar Impulse will undergo maintenance repairs on the batteries due to damages brought about by over
Bell Helicopter has announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company's aircraft assembly centre in Amarillo, Texas.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that growth continued to slow in May.
Bell Helicopter has announced today a letter of intent (LOI) for two Bell 525s and an order for a 407 GXP signed during the Paris Air Show. Africair will use the helicopters for multiple purposes including corporate VIP
Etihad Cargo has increased its freighter services to Africa with the launch of a cargo only service from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Maya Maya Airport, Brazzaville (BZV), in the Republic of Congo.
Sikorsky – one of the biggest names in the rotor wing market – is looking for a new owner.
Finmeccanica–AgustaWestland has delivered an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter to the Government of Ivory Coast for passenger transport missions, making it the first AW139 to enter service on the Ivory Coast.
The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has announced the expansion of its Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) suite of documents aimed at managing aviation risk for contracted aircraft operations.
Turkish Cargo strengthens its presence in Africa with the launch of its new freighter services to the Dakar, Senegal.