Aviation

February 16, 2017

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Court Orders Nigerian Government to Take Over OAS Helicopters

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON has taken over Odengene Air Shuttle Services, OAS Helicopters in Lagos following a court order.

The management of AMCON on Tuesday sealed the helicopter company’s headquarters at Maryland in Lagos, with a court order indicating that the company has been taken over by AMCON.

The Order on the company’s office reads:"...

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February 15, 2017

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SA’s top airports see record-breaking arrivals for 2016

Travellers love South Africa. We know this for a fact. However the latest passenger data from Acsa’s Aviation Barometer proves that the country, despite its many challenges, is on the rise as a destination of choice.

Airports Company South Africa says it broke records and achieved a historic milestone in 2016 with its network of nine airports reaching and passing the 39 million passenger mark for the year. At the end of December 2016, 39.7 million"...

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February 14, 2017

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Turkish Airlines to launch Antalya-Algiers flights

Turkish Airlines will launch direct flights between the popular southern holiday resort of Antalya and Algeria as of July 8, the national flag carrier announced Monday.

The flights will be operated three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, the company said in a written statement.

Direct flights will last until Sept. 23, the statement said.

'Now"...

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February 12, 2017

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Valentine: British Airways offers passengers four exotic locations

British Airways has suggested four of its destinations for couples this Valentine’s season, and also extended its sale on special fares to London until February 20th, 2017.

Mr. Kevin Leung, British Airways’ Commercial Manager for Ghana and Kenya, was quoted in a statement saying the suggested destinations, including the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan,-New York, USA, Munich-Germany, Burgundy- France and Stockholm-Sweden were settings for romantic"...

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February 8, 2017

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KBC Announces 'Co-Pilot' – a Second Pair of Expert Eyes on Process Performance

KBC Advanced Technologies (KBC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841), is today pleased to announce the launch of the KBC Co-Pilot ProgramTM (“Co-Pilot”). Just as the co-pilot of an aircraft is there to assist the pilot with additional knowledge and to step in and help at times of intense activity, the KBC Co-Pilot is there to remotely support the plant with expertise and insight supplementing the plant’s own capabilities and resources, thus assuring that it achieves its"...

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February 8, 2017

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Diamond sells five DA40NGs to Ethiopian Airlines

The four-seat aircraft bring Ethiopian’s fleet of DA-series models to 18 – made up of 16 DA40s and two twin-engined DA42s. The airline – headquartered in Addis Ababa – also owns a pair of Diamond aircraft simulators.

Both models use the AE300 turbocharged jet-fuel powerplant manufactured by Diamond sister company Austro Engine, making them an ideal fit for the African airline training market, the Austrian"...

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February 7, 2017

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African Aviation Has Many Complications Including a Lack of Volume

First there was the Yamoussoukro Declaration of 1988, which opened the door to liberalising African skies. A decade later it became the Yamoussoukro Decision. In 2012, the Abuja Declaration gathered similar amounts of dust.

The road to “open skies” in Africa has been paved with decades of bureaucratic paperwork. The continent is home to 12 percent of the world’s population, yet it accounts for just three percent of its airline traffic. Why the disconnect?

Protectionism

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February 6, 2017

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Kenya Airways: 40 years of promoting small businesses, entrepreneurs

With a leased Boeing 707-320 from the British Midland Airways, a small East African country took to the sky and the continent held its breath as the country’s aircraft left London for Nairobi to the cheers of hundreds of Kenyans awaiting an arrival at the Embakasi Airport.

That was 40 years ago. Since then, it has promoted millions of small business across Africa, and especially Nigeria, Country Manager, Hafeez Balogun told the Entrepreneurship+"...

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February 1, 2017

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Rwanda to host major Africa aviation summit

Rwanda is ready to host the Aviation Africa 2017 forum scheduled for next month in the Rwandan capital Kigali, according to the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA).

The high-level meeting and exhibition slated from Feb. 22 to 23 will focus on all aspects of the aviation industry including maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), business aviation, defense and commercial aviation.

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January 31, 2017

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Algeria Looks to Build on Spanish Exports for 2017 Gas Expansion

After reporting increased production for 2016, Algeria is looking to expand its natural gas exports to Europe, building on existing trade to Italy, Portugal and Spain.

According to media reports, Algeria provided 55% of Spain's natural gas demand last year, followed by 16% of Italy's and 15% for Portugal.

The"...

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