Category: Africa

Aviation Voice Launches Ranking of Aviation Training Centres

Aviation Voice, a global aviation news provider, is glad to announce the launch of an ambitious project, Ranking of Aviation Training Centres, aimed at a broad comparison of aviation training centres located all over the world. Considering general tendencies within the rapidly developing aviation market and intensifying interest in aviation training, Aviation Voice has decided […]

2017: The Safest Year for Aviation in History

The year 2016 seemed to be a year of never-ending aviation incidents. From an Egyptair flight being “forcibly diverted” to Cyprus by a man wanting to impress his girlfriend, to then-Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence’s chartered Eastern Airlines 737-700 overrunning the runway at LaGuardia, the accidents and incidents seemed to pile up. The good news, […]

UAE Carriers Stop Tunisian Links After Terrorist Risk

UAE carriers were “banned” from landing in Tunisia after Dubai’s national carrier Emirates refused boarding to Tunisian women under the age of 30. Initially the Tunisian authorities were reacting to claims that the Emirates action was discriminatory and racial but reports now suggest Tunisia has been made aware of credible intelligence which led to the […]

Engine Market Weathers Turbulent 2017

It’s been a year of regeneration and regret in the aero-engine market, with new turbofans entering service, but not always to operators’ satisfaction. The first half of 2017 saw numerous unscheduled removals of the PW1100G engine for the A320neo, as well as knock-on delays to production of its host aircraft. Airbus and Pratt & Whitney […]

Air Senegal Set to Relaunch National Airline

The reinstatement of a national airline is part of the Senegal Government’s ‘Plan Emergent Senegal’ (PSE) and is keenly supported by the country’s president, Macky Sall, along with the Senegalese Minister of Tourism and Air Transport, Maimouna Ndoye Seck. The new airline will start operations in December, when the new Blaise Diagne International Airport in […]

Emirates Passenger Dies After Being Found Unconscious

A passenger on an Emirates flight from Dubai to Lagos in Nigeria has died, the airline has confirmed. A spokesperson for the Dubai-based carrier said cabin crew found the passenger unconscious in her seat on board flight EK783 on December 15, as the flight was preparing for descent. Crew consulted doctors on board the flight […]

Avia Solutions Group Shares 3 Tips For Airport Developers

According to the CIA World Factbook, there are 41,820 airports around the world, but not all are created equal, as every investor knows. As the global economy shifts to the East, it’s little wonder that four of the largest airports by the number of passengers carried are located in Asia: Bejing (PEK), Tokyo (HND), Hong […]

Does Modern Maintenance Require Component-Based MRO Software?

James Elliott, director for MRO for aviation and defense at IFS, argues that both airlines and shops need much more granular insight into every part of every aircraft as new models become pervasive in commercial aircraft maintenance. The shift from the old, rigid A, B, C, D checks, with batches of maintenance tasks done at […]

Lessors Dominate Airbus, Boeing November Orders

Boeing dominated November’s new order tally, booking 159 commercial aircraft by six customers, valued at approximately $21 billion at list prices. Boeing’s November sales included major orders by Ireland-based subsidiaries of two Chinese aircraft leasing companies. CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Dublin-based subsidiary of China Developmental Bank Financial Leasing Co. (CDB Leasing), firmed an order […]

Strong Airline Profitability Continues in 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts global industry net profit to rise to $38.4 billion in 2018, an improvement from the $34.5 billion expected net profit in 2017 (revised from a $31.4 billion forecast in June). Highlights of expected 2018 performance include: A slight decline in the operating margin to 8.1% (down from 8.3% […]