Category: Africa

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 […]

Skytrax Names Best Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute For the 19th yaerSkytrax, the Oscars of the aviation industry, has held a World Airline Awards ceremony to name the best carriers of 2019. 21.65 million eligible survey entries were counted to choose from over 300 airlines TOP ones. In 2019, the title of World’s Best Airline went to Qatar Airways, which held this title […]

Pilot-Hungry Airlines Struggle with Global Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 4 minutes Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage worldwide. As a result, they are grounding the aircraft and cancelling flights around the globe. What is the real situation? IndiGo, which is India’s largest passenger airline, grounded 10 Airbus A320-neo aircraft and cancels 30 flights per day due to several reasons including pilot shortage. In addition to […]

Airlines to Face the Worst Year Since 2014

Reading Time: 1 minute Rising fuel prices and issues with global trade are greatly weakening the business environment for airlines, IATA announced. According to forecast, “in 2019 overall costs are expected to grow by 7.4%, outpacing a 6.5% rise in revenues. As a result, net margins are expected to be squeezed to 3.2% (from 3.7% in 2018)”. “Margins are […]

INTERESTING I How Do Pilots Communicate in Case of Emergency?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most probably each of us has seen a movie with some unexpected twists during flights. And, of course, everyone loves seeing a pilot performing safe and heroic landing. Sometimes it may even seem that one is taking a lot of spontaneous decisions and saves the day by depending on his own judgement.  However, there exists […]

Air Cargo Demand Continues Negative 2019 Trend

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell 4.7% in April 2019, compared to the same period the year before. This continued the negative trend in year-on-year demand that began in January. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers […]

Ethiopian Airlines: Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Have a Problem

Reading Time: 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines refuses providing any comments regarding the investigation of  the ET-302 crash, however, is convinced that its pilots followed all the procedures to prevent the fatal accident, whereas Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft have problems. According to the airline, its pilots were prepared to operate Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The captain was upgraded […]

Aircraft Ground Handling System Market to Reach $190bn by 2025

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Aircraft Ground Handling System Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $130 billion to over $190 billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Improving airport infrastructure services and technological advancement to reduce the delay in operations will drive the aircraft ground […]

Will Ethiopian Airlines Fly Boeing 737 MAX Ever Again?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Almost two months have passed since the Ethiopian Airlines fatal ET-302 flight of the Boeing 737 MAX 8. The crash claimed the lives of 157 people. The investigation is underway and no final conclusions have been published yet. Although initial finding point towards the malfunction of the Boeing 737 MAX flight system. The plane which […]