July 24, 2017


Ghana to host 1st African aerospace exhibition

Ghana will host the first ever Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition (African Air Expo 2017) in West Africa, scheduled for October 24-26, 2017, at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

The event, would, among other objectives, to connect professionals from all areas in the aviation industry to examine human capital needs in the African aviation and aerospace industries, is under the auspices of the Ministry of Aviation in collaboration with 4M"...

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July 18, 2017


FedEx Files 10-K with Additional Disclosure on Cyber-Attack Affecting TNT Express Systems

(ME NewsWire)-- FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) (“FedEx”) today filed its annual report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing includes additional information regarding the June 2017 cyber-attack on the worldwide information systems of TNT Express B.V. (“TNT”), the international express transportation, small-package ground delivery and freight transportation company FedEx acquired in May 2016.


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July 13, 2017


Niger Airlines outlines fleet renewal, growth plans

Niger Airlines (6N, Niamey) has revised its fleet renewal plans and now intends to retire its Fokker Aircraft by year-end replacing them with more modern Avions de Transport Régional equipment. Founded in 2014, Niger Airlines leases two thirty-year-old Fokker 50s from Palestinian Airlines (PNW, Gaza) for use on scheduled flights to the towns of Niamey, Zinder, and Agades. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdoul Aziz Larabou told African Aerospace the Nigerien carrier plans to acquire second-hand ATR72-500s which, should they prove suitable to Saharan conditions, could be upgraded to ATR72-600s. Once in place, the ATRs will be used to open up international routes to destinations that include Accra (Ghana), Bamako (Mali), Cotonou (Benin), Dakar (Senegal), Lomé (Togo), N'Djamena (Chad), and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Thereafter, Niger Airlines plans to acquire a pair of......

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July 13, 2017


Audit flags Sh19m upkeep allowance for KCAA official

Kenya’s aviation industry regulator irregularly paid a senior official seconded for foreign service duty Sh19.4 million in subsistence allowance in nine months, raising serious queries on the agency’s spending.

Auditor-General Edward Ouko says in his latest report on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) that the payments made to the official while at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council were in breach of"...

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July 13, 2017


AHF Pays Tribute to a Courageous Advocate from South Africa - Prudence Mabele

(ME NewsWire)-- “Today we have lost a giant, an HIV-struggle legend and a fierce advocate of women’s rights and access to HIV treatment,” says Larissa Klazinga, Regional Policy and Advocacy Manager: Southern Africa · AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), paying tribute to the sudden passing of Positive Women’s Network Director, Prudence Mabele on Monday, 10 July. “Prudence, a long-time friend and partner of AHF (in fact, as recently as mid-June she was marching with us at the SA AIDS conference in Durban), was a groundbreaker in South Africa when she became one of the first black women to publicly reveal her HIV-positive status in 1992,” Klazinga says. “Prudence was an important voice for all women, but especially women living with HIV,” adds Hilary Thulare, Country Programme Director, AHF South Africa. “Her passing is a terrible loss.”......

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July 13, 2017


GE, Global Good Licensing Deal with Access Bio Brings Asymptomatic Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests to Market

(ME NewsWire)-- Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good Fund and GE (NYSE:GE), have signed a licensing agreement with the diagnostics technology company Access Bio (KOSDAQ:950130) to manufacture and distribute innovative diagnostic technologies that will help global health workers to more rapidly identify asymptomatic malaria in low-resource regions around the world. Identifying these low-level infections is considered critical to directing efforts towards malaria elimination.


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July 13, 2017


Bose Wins Global Supplier Award from Nissan for Automotive Innovation 

(ME NewsWire)-- Nissan Motor Corporation has selected Bose for a 2017 Global Supplier Award in the field of automotive innovation for creating the first-of-its-kind Bose® Personal® sound system in the all-new Nissan Micra.

Each year, Nissan recognizes quality, excellence, and innovation from its global network of suppliers. And Bose is just one of eight suppliers -- among the thousands of companies"...

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July 13, 2017


Ron Wolf Receives The Aviation Suppliers Association 2017 Edward J. Glueckler Award

(ME NewsWire)-- AerSale® employee Ron Wolf, Vice President of Operations & Quality Assurance, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Edward J. Glueckler Award by the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA). ASA is a world renowned non-profit aviation industry organization which brings together industry leaders to establish and accredit best practices regarding quality, legal, regulatory, and other practical matters specific to the aviation materials acquisition, sales, and distribution industry. “We are proud that our own Ron Wolf was selected to be honored by the ASA as the recipient of the 2017 ‘Eddy’ Award,” said Nicolas Finazzo, Chief Executive Officer of AerSale. “Year after year Ron has worked hard to better our people, processes, products and services, and I can think of no one more dedicated to excellence throughout his career than Ron.” Wolf has over 30 years of aviation industry experience, specializing in quality standards, materials management, and MRO operations. As Vice President of Operations & Quality Assurance,......

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July 11, 2017


Air Seychelles to Suspend Durban Service

Air Seychelles will suspend operations between Seychelles and Durban, South Africa effective 27 July 2017.

To complement its five-weekly flights to Johannesburg, the airline launched a thrice-weekly service to South Africa’s port city in March this year.

“We have taken the tough decision to discontinue our Durban route as the volume of inbound traffic has fallen"...

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July 10, 2017


Aviation authority reviews use of gyrocopters in crop-spraying

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that it is reviewing the use of specific gyrocopters in crop- spraying operations across South Africa.

This comes after the recent findings of an investigation into a fatal accident in which French national Marco Martino, 23, was killed while crop-spraying with a gyrocopter on the outskirts of Patensie in 2015.


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