Category: Africa

Rolls-Royce Wins $1.5 Bln Trent XWB Order From Ethiopian Airlines

Rolls-Royce has won a major order from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft with TotalCare® service support, further increasing our order book for new engines. In addition, the order includes TotalCare for 14 of the aircraft already in service or on order. In total, the deal is valued […]

Boeing Foresees 41,000 Aircraft Deliveries Through 2036

Boeing has raised its forecast for new airplane demand, projecting the need for 41,030 new airplanes over the next 20 years valued at $6.1 trillion dollars. The company’s annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) was released at the Paris Air Show, with total airplane demand rising 3.6 percent over last year’s forecast. “Passenger traffic has been […]

Global Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Worth $120 Billion By 2036

Airbus estimates demand for 550,000 new maintenance engineers over the next 20 years as the value of the global MRO market doubles. Between 2017 and 2036 the manufacturer reckons that global airlines will need 34,170 new passenger aircraft (and 730 freighters) to support average annual traffic growth of 4.4%. This will lead to a doubling […]

Over 35 000 Aircraft And 530 000 Pilots To Be Needed In The Next 20 Years

The world’s passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes as traffic is set to grow at 4.4 percent per year, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast 2017-2036. Over this period, increasing numbers of first time flyers, rising disposable income spent […]

Passenger Gets Injured As Kulula B737 Hits Turbulence

A Kululu Boeing 737-800 was on approach to Cape Town in adverse weather conditions when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing injuries to one passenger. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Cape Town’s runway 01. The airline reported the aircraft was about 20 minutes before landing in clear weather when the aircraft encountered […]

What Do You Know About the Evolution of Full Flight Simulators?

As experienced pilots and instructors say, the sense of flight is unnatural for a human being. Therefore, the methods of pilot training have been relevant since the appearance of the first aircraft. Nowadays, flight simulation is critical to the operation of civil and military aircraft organisations. Much of training previously done in aircraft now is […]

Strong Profits Continue – Labor, Fuel and Supplier Costs on the Rise

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revised its 2017 industry profitability outlook upwards. Airlines are expected to report a $31.4 billion profit (up from the previously forecast $29.8 billion) on revenues of $743 billion (up from the previously forecast $736 billion). “This will be another solid year of performance for the airline industry. Demand for […]

Sriwijaya 737-300 In Runway Excursion At Manokwari

A Boeing 737-300 aircraft operated by Indonesian carrier Sriwijaya Air has suffered a runway excursion in West Papua province. According to social media, the aircraft “overran at Rendani Airport,” and “all crew and passengers are safe.” The aircraft bears registration PK-CJC. “The aircraft landed at 08:51 local time…at that point of time there was heavy […]

First Air Mauritius A350 XWB Takes Shape

The wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tailplane and also the tailcone have been completed. The aircraft is in the next assembly station for structural completion such as the installation of winglets, ground testing of mechanical, electrical and avionics systems. Next steps will include in particular cabin completion, engine installation, painting and flight tests. This […]

European Union Updates Blacklist of Banned Airlines

The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The EU Air Safety List seeks to ensure the highest level of air safety for European citizens, which is […]