July 16, 2019


Sintavia Acquires QC Laboratories

Sintavia, LLC, the leading independent additive manufacturer supporting the Aerospace & Defense industry, announced today that it had acquired QC Laboratories, Inc. (“QC Labs”), a non-destructive testing (“NDT”) services company based in Hollywood, Florida. The acquisition greatly enhances Sintavia’s NDT capabilities for commercial aerospace applications, particularly with respect to surface finish conformance testing. Post-closing, it is expected that QC Labs will operate as a stand-alone"...

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July 16, 2019


Dubai to organise Global Investment in Aviation Summit in January 2020

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of UAE has announced that the second edition of Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS) 2020, themed ‘Enabling Global Aviation Growth through Fund Raising and Key Partnerships’ will be held in Dubai from January 27-29.

Over 200 investors and 1,200 delegates, besides selected government officials, aviation organisations, finance & insurance firms, aviation asset owners, aircraft operators"...

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July 9, 2019


Air Senegal launches flights to Ouagadougou and Niamey

Air Senegal has expanded its network with its new A319 from Dakar International Blaise Diagne Airport. It will offer six flights per week to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and three weekly flights to Niamey.

'We are growing day by day by expanding not only our fleet but also the number of destinations in our network. This expansion confirms Air Senegal's positioning as one of the leading airlines in West Africa ', says Ibrahima Kane, CEO"...

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June 30, 2019


Air Algerie” to soon receive six new aircraft

Minister of Public Works and Transport Mustapha Kouraba said, on Tuesday in Algiers, that the national airline “Air Algerie” had obtained the approval of the State Participation Council to receive six new aircraft at a cost of $2 billion.

The National Air Algerie Company will be reinforced with six new aircraft, said Kouraba during a plenary session of the Council of the Nation devoted to the examination of the bill amending and completing"...

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June 26, 2019


AerSale Acquires Qwest Air Parts, Inc. to Expand Airframe Parts Sales

AerSale®, a global supplier of aircraft, engines, used serviceable material (USM), and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today it has acquired aircraft parts distributor Qwest Air Parts, Inc. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Qwest is a recognized leader in aircraft dismantlement and the refurbishment and resale of USM. Qwest has disassembled over 200 aircraft, offers 24/7 AOG service, and operates a teardown facility in Crestview, Florida. Gary Jones, Qwest’s founder, President and CEO, will continue to lead Qwest, which will operate as a stand-alone independent subsidiary of AerSale. The acquisition of Qwest will add scale and reach to AerSale’s already significant airframe USM offerings. Furthermore, Qwest’s recently certified repair station, Q2 Aviation LLC, will supplement AerSale’s growing MRO platform. “As a proven leader in aircraft......

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June 23, 2019


Air Austral increases service to Paris with a stopover in Kenya

Air Austral has increased flights between the French island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean and Paris to daily services.

The southbound flight includes a technical stop in Mombasa, Kenya, for refueling while the northbound flight, for the same reason, stops over in Nairobi, Kenya as the aircraft does not have the range for a nonstop flight.

This increased schedule is possible"...

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June 20, 2019


South African Airways and Alaska Airlines launch new interline partnership

South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and Alaska Airlines, the fifth largest airline in the United States, have announced that they have established a new interline partnership, which provides new and convenient flight options for both SAA and Alaska’s customers traveling between North America and Africa.

With immediate effect, customers will be able to purchase a single itinerary for travel on flights of both carriers"...

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June 18, 2019


South Africa grows capacity in space weather monitoring for global aviation sector

South Africa is seeking to take on a leading role in the international space weather monitoring community, as it moves to become a key provider of space weather information to the global aviation sector for the African region.

Dr Phil Mjwara, Director-General in the Department of Science and Technology (DST), this week paid a visit to the Space Weather Regional Warning Centre for Africa.


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June 17, 2019


Ethiopian Airlines Offers to Partner Nigeria on National Carrier

Ethiopian Airlines has expressed its preparedness to partner Nigeria on the federal government’s planned national carrier.

The airline said a country with such huge passenger traffic needs government-backed airline, saying that it has all it takes, including technical know-how, equipment and personnel to partner with the planned carrier.


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