May 13, 2018


ICAO partners NEPAD to enhance development of civil aviation in Africa

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has announced a partnership with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to enhance the development and modernisation of civil aviation in Africa.

President ICAO, Dr Benard Aliu who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja said the cooperation would promote aviation related infrastructure development and capacity building to aid a sustainable air transport for Africa and Africans.


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May 12, 2018


Ethiopian Airlines partners University of Mississippi in aviation training

Ethiopian Airlines and The University of Mississippi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to introduce different aviation-related training programs into the existing courses of Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA).

The training programs to be introduced include Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), Aviation Executive EMBA and a four-year engineering degree program aimed at upgrading EAA’s existing two-year Aircraft Maintenance training.


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May 9, 2018


Durban, South Africa to see Western Europe flights in 4Q18

Durban King Shaka International Airport, which serves South Africa's largest deepwater port along the Indian Ocean, will once more see longhaul flights to Western Europe following British Airways' announcement that it would start non-stop flights to London Heathrow later this year.

In a statement, the IAG"...

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May 9, 2018


Ethiopian Airlines is unstoppable with its plans to take over Africa’s skies

Ethiopian Airlines is proving to be unstoppable in its plans to take over Africa’s skies.

This month, the company announced new aircraft purchases valued at around $332 million to help solidify its domestic and regional reach. The order of the Q400 turboprops will expand its Bombardier fleet to 39 and will help reach underserved markets"...

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May 8, 2018


Ethiopian Airlines to step up expansion with more deals and jets

Even by its own standards, Ethiopian Airlines’ ETHA.UL recent growth has been fast — so fast that it revised the ambitious 15-year strategy set in 2010 and plans to buy more planes to step up its expansion.

Its plan had been to more than double its fleet to 120 and become Africa’s biggest airline by 2025, but it already has 100 planes flying to dozens of destinations from Asia to South America, including four U.S. cities.


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May 5, 2018


CAASA to hold first aviation industry symposium

The Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA) is set to host its first annual industry symposium on 22 May.

It said the symposium, to be held at the ExecuJet Hangar at Lanseria International Airport, will focus on encouraging and nurturing growth in the commercial aviation sector.

The event will unpack two distinct themes; namely ‘Growing into Africa’ and ‘Sharing the Airspace’. “Approximately 250 of South Africa’s leading aviation professionals"...

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May 2, 2018


FAA and EASA Approve AerSafeTM to Comply with Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction Rule for Airbus 321 Aircraft

(AETOS Wire) -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to AerSale® for installation of its AerSafe system on Airbus 321 aircraft (ST04010NY) in compliance with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has also approved AerSafe on Airbus 321 aircraft (10065226) as a Flammability Reduction System (FRS). This new STC is in addition to AerSale’s STCs for the Boeing 767 series (ST03599NY), approved by the FAA in February 2018, as well as the Boeing 737 CL series (ST03589NY) and the Boeing 737 NG series (ST02980NY), both approved in 2016. “Obtaining approval from both the FAA and EASA shows AerSafe should be a key consideration for complying with the FTFR rule,” said Iso Nezaj, Chief Technical Officer at AerSale. “With AerSafe’s substantial cost savings and additional maintenance-friendly benefits, nitrogen inerting systems simply cannot compare. AerSafe is available in less than six weeks, installs in two days, has no mechanical parts......

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May 1, 2018


Saudia Cargo picks ATC Aviation as its new GSSA in South Africa

ATC Aviation Services is the new General Sales and Service Agent for leading air cargo carrier Saudia Cargo in South Africa starting May 1 this year.

Saudia Cargo provides airfreight service to more than 230 destinations. The substantial global network offers secure and convenient connections through local and international hubs.

The carrier already has a successful partnership"...

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May 1, 2018


Sintavia Achieves NADCAP Accreditation for Additive Manufacturing

(AETOS Wire) -- Sintavia, LLC, a leading Tier One metal additive manufacturer, announced today that it had achieved National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) approval for its laser and electron beam powder bed fusion applications. The NADCAP accreditation is the latest quality certification achieved by the company, and resulted from a year-long application process.

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April 24, 2018


Repositioning African airports for efficiency

From prohibitive charges and levies to poor deployment of technology, managing airports in Africa is becoming a difficult undertaking. Experts say managers of airports in Africa, must take a critical look at facility modernisation; diversification beyond aeronautical sources of revenue; enforcement of global safety and security standards and other interventionist measures to make airports attractive to passengers and other users, KELVIN OSA OKUNBOR reports.


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