Category: Africa

Boeing and Air Peace Announce Order for 10 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and Air Peace of Nigeria today announced a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony in Lagos. Air Peace already operates Boeing 737s between major cities in Central and West Africa. The airline, which recently added Boeing 777s to its fleet, is looking to soon launch its international flight […]

Egypt Air Boeing 737-800 Blows All Four Main Tyres While Landing

An Egypt Air Boeing 737-800, performing positioning flight from Cairo (Egypt) to Belgrade (Serbia), landed on Belgrade’s runway but came to a stop on the runway with all 4 main tyres blown, the wheel rims damaging the runway surface. There were no injuries, the aircraft received minor damage, the runway surface was damaged, too. The […]

ICAO Safety Report Confirms 2017 as Aviation’s Safest Year

In 2017, there were 4.1 billion passengers travelling by air worldwide on scheduled commercial services. Tragically, these flights resulted in 50 fatalities. Nonetheless, this rate of 12.2 fatalities per billion passengers represents the safest year ever on the record for aviation. The number of fatal accidents also decreased, to 5 from 7 in 2016, which […]

Tunisair Seeks Governmental Approval to Lay off 1,200 Staff

Loss-making Tunisair is seeking governmental approval to lay off 1,200 of its currently bloated 8,000-staff workforce. The flag-carrying airline is 74% owned by the Tunisian government. The carrier is currently struggling to keep aircraft in service owing to restricted cash flow, the consequence of an excessive wage bill, which is stopping it from buying much […]

ExecuJet Welcomes First Pilatus PC-24 to Africa

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is announcing that it will be the first business aviation company to operate and manage a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in Africa. The aircraft will be based in South Africa at Cape Town International Airport and ExecuJet will be responsible for its day-to-day management and operations on behalf […]

Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana. The airline acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party. “Bombardier has sold about 3,500 new regional aircraft to date, and we continue to be very active on the used aircraft market.” said […]

FL Technics Lands Comair Limited as a New Client

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced the signing of an agreement with Comair Limited, a private domestic airline operator in the Republic of South Africa listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Comair Limited is a South African aviation and travel company, offering scheduled and non-scheduled […]

“Shark” E190-E2 Jet Completes its Tour of Africa

Hot on the heels of an exciting performance at the UK’s Farnborough Airshow, where Embraer enjoyed a bumper crop of new aircraft orders, Embraer’s new generation aircraft, the E190-E2, visited Africa for a Continental tour. The aircraft visited six counties: Algiers, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa. At each stop, the world’s quietest and […]

Boeing: Aviation Will Need 790,000 Pilots over 20 Years

Boeing released its 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook, projecting demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years. This represents double the current workforce and the most significant demand in the outlook’s nine-year history. The demand is being driven by an anticipated doubling of the global commercial airplane fleet as well as record-high air travel demand […]

Ethiopian Airlines Confirms it is Eying Stake in Eritrean Airlines

In a remarkable political turnaround since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in February after the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, a generation of hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the long-running border war has come to an end. The result has seen the first commercial flight between the two countries for twenty years with […]