Category: Africa

Tunisair Express Places an Order for Three ATR 72-600s

Reading Time: 1 minute Tunisair Express has finalized an order for three ATR 72-600s to renew its regional fleet and boost both domestic and international connectivity. This type of regional aircraft became a Tunisian public airline’s choice primarily for “unbeatable economics and most eco-responsible performance“. The ATR regional aircraft burns 40% less fuel and emits 40% less CO2, compared […]

Uganda Airlines Rises from the Ashes after Nearly 20 Years Break

Reading Time: 1 minute Uganda Airlines, after a nearly 20-years break, has taken into the sky for its initial, although not that initial, flight and restored its name of the national carrier. In 2001 the airline was grounded due to financial problems which lasted for over a decade. Nevertheless, after 18 years, the newly certified airline with two Bombardier […]

First EgyptAir Airbus A220-300 Completes Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The first Airbus A220-300 wearing the livery of EgyptAir has performed its maiden test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. It means that the first A220, out of 12 on order, is about to be handed to the airline in the upcoming weeks. Currently, the brand new plane with cabin layout of 134 seats is […]

Turbulence Injures 16 on Evelop Airbus A330 Flight Over Ethiopia

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Evelop Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration EC-MII performing flight E9-838 from Mauritius (Mauritius) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 353 people on board, was enroute about 4 hours into the flight, approximately Somalia to Southern Ethiopia, when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing cabin crew and passengers to impact the cabin ceiling before coming back down. Two […]

Air Seychelles Takes Delivery of Africa’s First A320neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has taken delivery of Africa’s first A320neo on lease from CDB Aviation, becoming the first African airline to operate the A320neo aircraft. The new aircraft will allow Air Seychelles to increase capacity on its network, while delivering significant fuel savings and reducing the airlines’ operating […]

How Your Heavy Coat Can Cut Airline’s Profit?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is a well known fact that aviation business is an expensive pleasure. In order not to lose their space in the market by constantly increasing ticket prices, airlines take a different route and shift their focus on reducing operational costs to increase their profit. Probably the best known example of incredible savings achieved by […]

Boeing 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR Flies Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing delivered the fifth 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR via a lease agreement with AerCap. Egypt’s national carrier took advantage of a new Boeing program and filled its new super-efficient airplane with biofuel for the flight home, underscoring the airline’s drive to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its operations. “We are committed to the sustainable […]

Air Peace Boeing 737 Suffers a Hard Touch Down

Reading Time: 1 minute An Air Peace Boeing 737-300, registration 5N-BQO performing flight P4-7191 from Port Harcourt to Lagos (Nigeria) with 133 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Lagos’ runway 18R at about 11:20L (10:20Z) but suffered a hard touch down causing both nose wheels to separate from the nose gear strut. The aircraft skidded to a halt on […]

Martinair Boeing 747 Loses a Part of Flaps On Approach

Reading Time: 1 minute A Martinair Boeing 747-400, was on approach to Harare’s runway 05, when a part of the flaps dropped from the aircraft and fell into the neighbourhood of Chitungwiza, about 3nm south of the aerodrome. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 05. The airline reported the aircraft lost part of a flap. The […]

Newest Airbus A321XLR Goes Viral: Orders Springing Up

Reading Time: 3 minutes Airbus has been shaking the ground of Paris Air Show 2019 since the first day, when it officially launched its long-anticipated Airbus A321 Extra-Long Range aircraft, with a service entry planned in 2023. Through the three days of the event, Airbus succeeded in securing already 201 orders for its latest revolution. Or to be more […]