March 19, 2019


Turkish Cargo appoints Peacock Aviation as sales agent in Nigeria

Nigeria’s airfreight sub-sector is set for a major boost as Peacock Aviation and Allied Services teams up with Turkish Airlines Cargo to deliver efficient and on-time cargo services.

The strategic partnership with the Turkish mega carrier follows yearlong negotiations, which culminated in the appointment of Peacock Aviation as its Sole Appointed Cargo Sales Agent (SACSA) across the Nigerian territory.


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March 9, 2019


EASA and ANAC Approve AerTrak ADS-B Out System for Boeing 757-200 Series Aircraft

(AETOS Wire)-- AerSale®, a global supplier of mid-life aircraft, engines, used serviceable material, and MRO services, announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) have approved the company’s AerTrak™ ADS-B Out system on Boeing 757-200 series aircraft (EASA 10068771) and (ANAC 2018S12-05). Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved AerTrak for Boeing 737 NG series aircraft (ST04009NY) and Boeing 757-200 series aircraft (ST04011NY) to comply with the FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations rule. “This validation reaffirms our commitment to our European and Latin American customers,” said Iso Nezaj, Chief Technical Officer at AerSale. “With the benefit of no certification fees, operators now have a fully-compliant ADS-B Out system available to them. AerTrak is currently being expanded to more aircraft types, which will make this solution an obvious choice to even more operators worldwide.” ADS-B provides......

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March 6, 2019


Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future Concludes International Civil Aviation Leaders Program in Collaboration with General Civil Aviation Authority

The UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and The Future wrapped up the first edition of the International Civil Aviation Leaders Program in collaboration with the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority as well as several international airlines and airports.

The program aims to provide comprehensive and innovative training to promote best practices in civil aviation leadership and shape the skill sets of civil aviation leaders around the world to"...

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March 6, 2019


World's Top Airports for Customer Experience Revealed

(AETOS Wire)-- Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality Awards which recognize those airports around the world that deliver the best customer experience. Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, India, has won the first ever ASQ Arrivals Award, based on the new Arrivals Survey – the first airport to win both a Departures and an Arrivals award. Perennial winners from around the world include Indianapolis International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, and Toronto Pearson, Aeroporto di Roma-Fiumicino, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Delhi’s, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and Sheremetyevo International Airport. This year, a number of airports have won their first ASQ Award, including Aeropuerto Internacional Ramón Villeda Morales in Honduras, as well as Dublin, Oslo, Helsinki, Southampton, Bristol, and London City airports. Spain’s Aeropuerto de Almería,......

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February 26, 2019


South African Airways plans to partner with Ghana’s Africa World Airlines to build U.S. route

South African Airways (SAA) will partner with Ghana’s Africa World Airlines, a fast-growing regional airline headquartered in Accra, Ghana to increase traffic on its successful Washington route.

The Johannesburg-Accra-Washington route is by far the most lucrative of SAA’s international routes. Through the new agreement, the airline believes it can build Accra’s brand-new airport into a lucrative hub in West Africa.


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February 26, 2019


Comair grows revenue by 12%, diversifies investments

Comair has announced a record first-half increase of 12% in revenue despite negative GDP growth for two consecutive quarters. This revenue growth was offset, however, by sharply increased fuel prices and the need for short-term aircraft leases.

Consequently, earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) declined by 38% to 27.2 cents per share respectively compared to the prior period (EPS and HEPS of 43.6 cents respectively).


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February 24, 2019


Royal Air Maroc Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Algeria

Rabat – A Royal Air Maroc (RAM) plane heading to Tunisia made an emergency landing in Algeria yesterday, after thick, white smoke started to emanate from its air vents.

The Casablanca-Tunis flight AT570 which was scheduled to arrive at Tunis International Airport at 10:30 a.m., sent a distress signal to land in Algiers.

One of the passengers, who posted photos of"...

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February 19, 2019


South African Airways settles Comair dispute

South African Airways (SAA) has reached a settlement with Comair following a protracted legal battle, saying it paves the way for the airline to reach financial sustainability.

“The finalisation of this case marks the conclusion of one of the disappointing legacy matters that dragged on for far too long and was overdue. The current airline leadership at board and executive management level is committed to closing all legacy issues and to start"...

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February 16, 2019


GA-ASI Demonstrates SATCOM Launch & Recovery for MQ-9B Using Expeditionary Command & Control XC2

(AETOS Wire)-- On December 4, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) demonstrated a complete MQ-9B mission without the use of a Launch and Recovery Element (LRE) Ground Control Station (GCS).

Specifically, preflight checks were conducted through engine start using only the Expeditionary Command & Control (XC2) portable laptop, and subsequently, the aircraft was successfully handed over to"...

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