November 20, 2017


Air Senegal becomes first airline in Africa to purchase A330neo

Air Senegal, the national carrier of Senegal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two A330neo aircraft, which is the new re-engined version of the best-selling A330 widebody airliner. The A330neo will benefit the airline’s growth and business expansion in the future. The agreement makes Air Sénégal the first airline in Africa to select the A330neo.


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November 19, 2017


With ICAO Certification of Lagos, Abuja Airports, Nigeria Aviation Gets Major Boost

In September and November, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority certified the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, respectively, in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation safety standards. Chinedu Eze writes that the certification would improve the rating of the airports and the Nigerian aviation industry in global circles

It is a standard practice that major airlines of the world"...

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November 18, 2017


Much-Anticipated CHTF 2017 Top 10 Products Are Unveiled

(AETOS Wire)-- The 19th China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF 2017), with the theme of “Innovation-Driven Development and Supply Quality Upgrade”, is taking place from November 16 to 21 at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. On the afternoon of November 10, the CHTF 2017 Top 10 Products were unveiled at the awards ceremony by Mr. Gao Zimin, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen City.

A total of 322 entries competed"...

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November 18, 2017


Madison Realty Capital Provides $64.0 Million Construction Financing for 200 Kent Avenue Development in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

(AETOS Wire)-- Madison Realty Capital (MRC) announced the closing of a $64.0 million construction loan for 200 Kent Avenue, a 117,326 square foot mixed-use development located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The retail portion of the property, which will include over 600 feet of frontage, will be anchored by a popular national grocery chain. Overall, the project will offer 50,101 square feet of retail space, 22,055 square feet of office and restaurant space, and 45,170 square feet of parking.


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November 18, 2017


Double Win for Vocalink at the 2017 Payments Awards

  • Vocalink, a Mastercard company, was last night awarded with the Overall Winner and the Payments Infrastructure of the Year Award at the 5th Annual Payments Awards[i] for its significant contribution to the payments sector globally.
  • The awards recognised recent global successes for Vocalink including this week’s launch in the US of RTP®, the transformative real-time payment system for The Clearing House, as well as the overwhelmingly successful launch of PromptPay in Thailand earlier this year.
  • In the UK, Vocalink was recognised for its support of up-and-coming...

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November 18, 2017


Envion AG: Start-up from the Heart of Berlin Has Pioneered Decentralized Mobile Mining by Combining Blockchain with Regenerative Energy

(AETOS Wire)-- Envion AG has created a technology for the first truly mobile data-center that uses low-priced local energy to mine a broad spectrum of cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.). By harvesting locally available clean energy right at the source, envion can operate at lower costs than competitors and at the same time reduces the CO2 footprint of the blockchain industry. Envion aims at decentralizing the highly-concentrated mining market (China holds 80% in Bitcoin mining)"...

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November 16, 2017


SA and Zimbabwe Air Navigation Service Providers sign agreement

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) SOC Ltd and the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) have signed a Letter of Procedure on the coordination of aircraft and reviewed an existing Joint Bilateral Agreement on Search and Rescue between South Africa (SA) and Zimbabwe.

The letter entails coordination procedures for aircraft flying across a border between two adjacent countries. This letter lays out the routes to be followed by aircraft"...

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November 15, 2017


Experts seek smarter aviation regulation in Africa

Aviation experts from across Africa and beyond are seeking tougher, smarter regulation policies that will guide the uninterrupted growth of the airline industry on the continent.

They were speaking at the opening of 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) for African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and its summit in the Rwandan capital city Kigali Monday.

The AGA and the summit,"...

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November 14, 2017


African aviation industry calls on governments to ease revenue repatriation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on African governments to address the issue of blocked funds that is affecting the industry’s capacity to become profitable.

The appeal was made yesterday at the opening of the 49th annual African Airlines Association general assembly in Kigali.

The meeting was opened by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente who underlined Rwanda’s commitment to the growth of the aviation"...

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November 13, 2017


LATAM Airlines Group eyes late 2018 Middle Eastern debut

LATAM Airlines Group has announced plans to make its Middle Eastern debut later next year.

In a statement, the South American carrier group said that through its affiliate carriers, it will offer a 3x weekly return service from Santiago de Chile Int'l to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion, Israel, via São"...

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