Category: Africa

Crisis Through the Eyes of Experienced Pilots: Stay Positive

Reading Time: 7 minutes Aviation is going through another ‘first’ as it is in its worst crisis ever. The recent turbulence caused by the coronavirus pandemic is still impossible to measure; its medium- and long-term impacts either. There is neither a well-trodden recovery path to follow, nor a similar global situation to refer to. Nevertheless, the situation is not […]

Rising Airline Industry’s Debt: Threat of Possible Failures

Reading Time: < 1 minute Financial aid and support to airlines is currently vitally important for the airlines, and the industry, to begin recovering after the pandemic. Airlines have received over $120 billion in financial assistance from governments.  Nevertheless, there are two sides of the same coin. With a financial help also grows the airline industry’s global debt. According to […]

Airbus A380 and Boeing 747: Fate after the Crisis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Would you agree that Airbus’ double-decker A380 and Boeing’s Queen of the Skies 747 are the icons of modern commercial aviation? At least to some extent. Identifiable contrails, distinctive engines’ sound and a breathtaking view of giants manoeuvring among other planes around the airport. Not to omit the detail that most of plane emojis, gifs […]

Empty ‘Middle Seat’ to Enhance Safety on Board: Yes or No?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Enhanced safety measures after air travel resumes are critically important to bring as many passengers back to safe flying as possible. To regain trust in safe air travel. A lot of airlines, including Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, have already made it mandatory to wear face coverings for both passengers and crew while being on board. […]

What Is the Difference Between Aircraft Parking and Storage?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of the crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic, airlines are dealing with not only unprecedented flight limitations on the global scale, but also with major aircraft grounding issues. Some companies are saying they are parking their planes, some are reporting about putting their planes in storage. What is the difference? Which one suits […]

Quick Look Through 2019 Safety Report Released by IATA

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has finally released the 2019 Safety Report looking into aircraft accidents and the number of fatalities during the last year. In total, in 2019 there were 53 accidents resulting in 1.13 accident rate or 1 accident every 884,000 flights. Eight accidents out of 53 were deadly ones involving 4 […]

Airlines May Burn Through $61 Billion Cash Reserves in Q2

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is further estimating the losses global airlines will suffer due to grave impact of the coronavirus on air travel. According to the recent analysis, airlines may collectively burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter of 2020, where quarterly net loss could result in $39 […]

IATA Estimates This Gravest Crisis Could Cost Aviation $252 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 5 March, 2020, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projected that the crisis caused by the coronavirus will cost the industry a $113 billion revenue loss. On 24 March, 2020, the updated analysis revealed new numbers: $252 billion hit or 44% below 2019’s figure. The initial forecast was made in light of some travel […]

IATA: Air Cargo Must Not Be Restrained by Governments

Reading Time: 2 minutes While more and more countries are closing their borders in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, air cargo must not be forgot and its activity must not be restrained by governments, IATA says. Even in light of massive reductions in passenger flights, which currently reach up to 75%, air cargo has […]

Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX Crash Caused by Design Flaws Only?

Reading Time: 2 minutes One year has already passed since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX flight 302 killing 157 people on board on 10 March, 2019. On 9 March, 2020, the interim report into the crash was released by the Ethiopian Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau. The interim report is not the final conclusion on the matter […]