Category: Africa

IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). “Flying is secure, but it is also clear that aviation faces security challenges. GASeP has the potential to strengthen security […]

This is Airbus Largest Single Announcement Ever

Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary) upon the completion of final purchase agreements […]

EgyptAir Commits to 24 Bombardier CS300s

EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s at the Dubai Air Show. Twelve of the aircraft will be turned into a firm order and the remaining 12 are purchase rights. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer expects the order to be made firm by the end of this year. […]

Pilots Haven’t Ever Been Able to ‘Replay’ Their Landings, Until Now

Video of a recent landing in Sao Paolo went viral as an aircraft, billowed by gale force cross-winds, was forced to abort a landing attempt despite touching down on the runway with its rear wheels. Unfortunately, that video would be the only time the pilot operating that particular flight would be able to see himself land. […]

Engine Failure Takes Out Two Engines of SA Airlink RJ85

SA Airlink Avro RJ-85, performing flight from Harare to Johannesburg with 34 passengers and 4 crew, was enroute nearing the top of descent towards Johannesburg when the #2 engine suffered an uncontained failure ejecting parts of the hot section and turbine towards the #1 engine causing the engine to fail, too. The aircraft continued to […]

Sci-Fi Inspired Wearable Provides Hands-Free Solutions for MRO Workers

Billed as “an industry wearable Boba Fett would’ve loved,” the world’s first voice-controlled, head-mounted wearable is designed to free the hands of technicians and engineers in industrial environments. The RealWear HMT-1 can be worn with a helmet and safety glasses as it delivers computing power and remote collaboration functionality. RealWear credits part of the design’s […]

Air Tanzania Expecting CS300s in Late 2Q18

Air Tanzania will take delivery of its first Bombardier and Boeing equipment during the second and early third quarters of next year. Government spokesman Hassan Abassi told The Citizen newspaper the state-owned carrier would add its two CS300s in June next year with its single B787-8 due a month later. The aircraft, which will be […]

Ghana’s Football Captain Launches Commercial Airline

The Captain of Black Stars Football Club of Ghana, the country’s national football team, Asamoah Gyan has obtained an air carrier license for the establishment of a commercial airline called Baby Jet Airlines, reports Chukwu Emeke. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who disclosed this recently while declaring open, the African Airshow in Accra, Ghana said […]

Airbus Reports Nine-Month 2017 Results

Airbus SE reported nine-month 2017 financial results and confirmed its guidance for the full year. “The strong backlog and a healthy market environment continue to support our commercial aircraft production ramp-up plans,” said Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders. “We confirm our outlook even though this year’s delivery schedule is extremely back-loaded, largely due to […]

IATA Chief Warns of Infrastructure “Crisis”

The global air transport industry is headed for a major infrastructure crisis, the IATA director general warned Wednesday, as fears grow about how already congested airspace and constrained airports will cope with the predicted growth in air travel. Addressing the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) annual assembly in Taipei Oct. 25, Alexandre de Juniac […]