Aviation

July 15, 2018

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Conference to Discuss Future of Africa’s Aviation Industry

The international aviation industry will gather in Accra, Ghana this weekend ahead of Routes Africa, which returns on Monday after a year’s hiatus with the last event taking place in Tenerife in 2016. Dedicated to improving air connectivity across the African continent, this air service development forum stimulates the African aviation industry by bringing together airlines, airports and tourist boards to discuss the development of new air services and expansion of existing ones. The 11th Routes Africa will be hosted by Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), which was established as a result of the decoupling of the existing Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in line with modern trends in the aviation industry. The company was registered in January 2006 with specific responsibility for planning, developing, managing and maintaining all airports and aerodromes in Ghana including Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Kumasi International Airport, Tamale Airport, Sunyani Airport, HO Airport, WA Airstrip as well as various Airstrips. The vision of the Ghana Airports......

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July 13, 2018

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Brazil Approves AerSafe for Airbus 321 Aircraft to Comply with Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction Rule

(AETOS Wire)-- AerSale® announced today that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has approved the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the company’s AerSafe™ system on Airbus 321 aircraft (ST04010NY), that complies with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule. This is the second ANAC STC approval for AerSafe, following approval on Boeing 737 CL aircraft in 2017. In the coming months, AerSafe will be expanded to cover additional aircraft types, to meet the September 2019 deadline of the ANAC regulation, Regulamento Brasileiro da Avaiação Civil (RBAC) nº 121.1117, that applies specifically to passenger aircraft that fly within or into Brazil. AerSale’s STCs for the Boeing 737 CL and NG series (ST02980NY) and Boeing 767 series (ST03599NY) have already been approved by the FAA. “We are pleased that our Latin American customers operating A320 family aircraft are now able to immediately benefit from AerSafe’s numerous advantages,” said......

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July 11, 2018

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Nigeria: Dana Air Upgrades Reward Programme as Membership Swells

Dana Air has upgraded its Dana Miles loyalty programme to Dana Miles Club as membership reached a record 18,000.

Media and Communications Manager of the airline, Kingsley Ezenwa, said the airline had to rebrand as a result of its growing membership and increased benefits attached to the tiers of membership – blue, silver, and gold.

Ezenwa said the guests are now"...

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July 11, 2018

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Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Eritrea after 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalized preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, Eritrea on 17 July 2018 with the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787.

This follows agreements reached in Asmara between H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and President H.E. Isaias Afewerki of the State of Eritrea.

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July 9, 2018

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Lufthansa Cargo to operate 2 new Boeing freighters

Lufthansa Cargo’s operation of two brand new Boeing 777F freighters has been approved by Lufthansa Group’s decision making bodies. Lufthansa Cargo ordered Boeing 777F freighters in May this year. The jets are expected to be ferried from the Boeing plant in Seattle to their future base in Frankfurt Main in February and March 2019.

“We are thrilled to welcome two brand new freighters to our triple seven fleet. This major investment in the future of Lufthansa Cargo has been made possible by last"...

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July 9, 2018

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Tsaradia takes off : The new airline in Madagascar

The first major aviation development has taken place on Madagascar, following the partnership agreement between Air Austral of Reunion and Air Madagascar. Tsaradia, a new domestic offspring of the national airline, took to the skies earlier this week and will operate routes across the sprawling island, using a fleet of seven aircraft to serve 10 destinations out of Antananarivo.

Tsaradia will use four ATR72’s and three DHC Twin Otter’s"...

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July 9, 2018

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Air Tanzania Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing delivered a 787-8 Dreamliner to Air Tanzania as part of the airline’s plan to grow its operations across Africa as well as to international destinations. The brand new Boeing 787 is the first widebody airplane to join Tanzania’s flag carrier’s fleet.

“We are very proud to take delivery of this Boeing 787 Dreamliner,” said Ladislaus Matindi, CEO, Air Tanzania. “We believe this is the perfect aircraft to"...

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July 7, 2018

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Nigeria: Virgin Atlantic Hits 26 Million Passenger Mark in 17 Years

Virgin Atlantic this week marks 17 years of operation in Nigeria, with no fewer than 26 million passengers airlifted till date.

The airline, in appreciation to its customers, is giving a special discount offer of 17 per cent to travellers.

Head of Virgin Atlantic in Nigeria, Samuel Lindfield, said the airline in the last 17 years has been connecting friends, uniting families,"...

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July 5, 2018

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COMESA signs aviation cooperation pact

COMESA has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) on the implementation of single African air transport market.

Assistant Secretary General Dr Kipyego Cheluget and Ms. Iyabo Sosina, Secretary General of AFCAC, signed on behalf of their respective organizations in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

The MoC is part of the activities of the"...

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July 4, 2018

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Ethiopian Airlines receives Africa’s largest 737 MAX

Ethiopian Airlines is proud to announce that it has taken delivery of the largest B737 MAX fleet in the Continent on July 2, 2018.

The B737 MAX 8 features the new Boeing sky interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhance the sense of spaciousness ultimately boosting customers’ experience. The environmentally friendly aircraft has a minimal carbon emission and consumes 15% less fuel than the"...

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