Category: Africa

The (Avoidable) Cost of Leasing

New research suggests that many airlines would improve profitability by leasing more aircraft. Sylvain Bourjade and Catherine Muller-Vibes of Toulouse Business School analysed 16 years of data from different types of carrier, and found that “the optimal leasing level… is significantly higher than the proportion of leased aircraft in the worldwide global fleets”. One area […]

Morocco Aviation Private Academy Chooses Alsim ALX Light Turboprop

Alsim has announced the sale of an ALX Light Turboprop to the Morocco Aviation Private Academy (MAPA), located in Benslimane, Morocco. The device will be delivered to the academy this spring. Mohammed Fayyad Matar Khawaldeh, Morocco Aviation Private Academy’s CEO, said: “We had the opportunity to use an Alsim ALX at the Royal Jordanian Air […]

South Supreme AN-26 Crashes at Wau, South Sudan

As many as 44 people are feared dead after a plane crash landed and split into pieces at an airport in South Sudan. UPDATE: All 45 occupants were rescued alive, 17 or 18 have been taken to local hospitals with injuries. Passengers were pulled from the burning wreckage after the plane belonging to South Supreme Airlines […]

Ka-52 Attack Helicopter Deliveries to Egypt to Begin in 2017

Russian Helicopters is on track to deliver this year the first examples of the Kamov Ka-52 attack rotorcraft to export customer Egypt. Parent company Rostec confirms that the first of an eventual 46 Alligators will be handed over to Cairo this year. Dating from an order revealed in December 2015, the helicopters will operate from […]

Women Challenging Stereotypes within Aviation

How often do you encounter women engaged in the work of an airline, aircraft maintenance or manufacturing company? Do you feel surprised when a female pilot steps out from the cockpit of the plane you travelled with? Although statistics reveal that only a small percentage of women take their place within aviation, currently the answer […]

ICAO Council Adopts New CO2 Emissions Standard for Aircraft

The 36-State ICAO Council has adopted a new aircraft CO2 emissions standard which will reduce the impact of aviation greenhouse gas emissions on the global climate. Contained in a new Volume III to Annex 16 of the Chicago Convention (Environmental Protection), the aircraft CO2 emissions measure represents the world’s first global design certification standard governing […]

Governments Urged to Support Aviation’s Ability to Drive Economic Growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to support the vital role aviation plays in connecting people and commerce around the globe. “Our world has grown much wealthier through trade and travel. Air travel liberates people to live better lives and makes our world a better place,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General […]

7 Billion Gallons of Jet Fuel Saved

Aviation Partners (API) and Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) reported that its unique Blended Winglet and Split Scimitar Winglet technologies have now saved the world’s commercial and business jet operators an estimated 7 billion gallons of jet fuel, resulting in a corresponding global reduction of 74 million tons of CO2 emissions. Blended Winglets are additions to […]

CEO of Kenya’s Baracuda Airways Arrested For Fraud

The Chief Executive Officer of Kenyan start-up Baracuda Airways has been arrested on allegations of fraud, reports ch-aviation. John Majiwa was tracked down and taken into custody this past weekend and has been charged with scamming more than forty investors out of KES200 million (USD1.9 million), according to Kenyan newspaper The Star. The Kenyan Flying […]

EASA Releases Preliminary Safety Review

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released its preliminary review for aviation statistics for 2016 in the domain of Commercial Air Transport (CAT) planes, covering worldwide operations and those which involve the 32 EASA Member States. In summary, there was one fatal incident involving any EASA State Member in 2016 where, in January, a […]