Category: Africa

One Dead and 20 Injured after Convair CV-340 Crashes in South Africa

A MAC Martin’s Air Charter (owner Rovos Air) Convair, performing a test flight from Pretoria Wonderboom to Pretoria Wonderboom (South Africa), was climbing out of Wonderboom’s runway 29 when ground observers noticed smoke from the left hand engine, the aircraft appeared to not climb anymore, estimated height was about 300 feet. The aircraft appeared to […]

Embraer and Sahara Africa Aviation Sign Multi-Year Pool Program Agreement

Embraer announces that Sahara Africa Aviation, Africa’s leading provider of end to end aviation services, has signed a multi-year Pool Program Agreement for spare parts and support covering more than 500 components for their two recently acquired Embraer ERJ 145 jets. Based in Nelspruit at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in South Africa, Sahara also has […]

Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX for Ethiopian Airlines

Africa’s largest and fastest-growing airline expands Boeing fleet with new and improved 737 jet. Delivery is first of 30 MAX jets for Ethiopian and will be largest 737 MAX fleet in the Continent. The flag carrier of Ethiopia has long operated the efficient and reliable Boeing 737 airplane. With the MAX, Ethiopian will be able […]

A New Era of Narrow Bodies to Revolutionize Long Distance Travel

The growth of commercial air transportation has ushered in new trends in how people travel, and with it, new sub-industries have emerged. The airline transportation market is growing at an unprecedented rat. In 2016, for instance, airlines carried a 7% increase in passengers over 2015. With new passengers comes new demands. Because of this growth, […]

Governments Urged to Address Airline Blocked Funds

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to abide by international agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to repatriate revenues from ticket sales and other activities. According to IATA, the amount of airline funds blocked from repatriation totaled $4.9 billion at the end of 2017, which was down 7% compared to year-end […]

First Class or Private Jet?

Plenty of information can be found on the internet referring to the high prices offered by private jet providers around the world. Some of it true, but even a last-minute economy class ticket can be expensive. The truth is that in today’s shared economy, private aviation is as accessible as it has ever been before […]

Kenya Airways Looks in to Bombardier or Embraer Order

Kenya Airways is interested in the Bombardier CSeries or Embraer E2 jet for a short-haul order of 15-20 aircraft, reports Afritraveller. “The performance of the CSeries has to be studied,” said Sebastian Mikosz at the annual IATA airlines meeting in Sydney, adding he had been inspired by Air Baltic’s order of up to 60 CS300 […]

Passenger Demand Growth Slows in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 6.2% compared to April 2017, which was down from a 12-month high of 9.7% in March. Comparisons with the year ago period are impacted by developments a year ago – including […]

Preventing Human Trafficking by Empowering Aircraft Cabin Crew

Aircraft cabin crew will now have better tools to help them prevent human trafficking on commercial flights after the launch of new ICAO-OHCHR Guidelines for Training Cabin Crew on Identifying and Responding to Trafficking in Persons. The new guidelines were unveiled this morning at an ICAO-OHCHR Forum taking place in Geneva, and are seen as […]

Maintenance Demand Growing For Boeing 737 NG

By the end of this year there will be more than 5,000 of the world’s most popular aircraft, the Boeing 737-800, in service. Aviation Week Network’s Commercial Aviation Fleet & MRO Forecast also predicts that 737-800 num This is obviously great news for maintenance providers, which receive a steady stream of work from an aircraft […]