Category: Africa

MRO Sector to Top $75b In 2017, As Worker Crunch Looms

The MRO industry may struggle with a shortage of qualified technicians as soon as 2022 – the fallout from a period of record aircraft orders and reluctance by airlines to retire older types, according to aviation industry consultants. The shortage will come, however, as the global MRO industry continues a period of continued projected growth. […]

Global Standards, Cooperation & Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective use of data. “Safety is the top priority for all involved in aviation—and aviation is the safest form of long-distance travel. Last year there were over 40 million […]

Flight Data Recorder Evolution: Where Next?

Flight data recorder technology has evolved considerably over time. It began in the 1950s and 1960s with devices that relied on metal foil and recorded just a few flight parameters. Next came the addition of cockpit voice recording and, in time, the introduction of magnetic tape, followed by digital solid-state flight recorders in the 1980s […]

Airports Could Do Better At Runway Safety, Say Experts

Airports lack consistency in the way signs and instructions at airport runways are displayed which is critical in the conversation on airfield safety is kept to the highest standards, according to aviation officials gathered at the World Aviation Safety Summit, held in Dubai. “In order to keep airfields safe, flight crews needs a clear, safe […]

FIFA to Sign Major Deal With Qatar Airways

FIFA could seal a major partnership deal with Qatar Airways within weeks, a source has told AFP, the same day football’s corruption-tainted world body announced a $369 million loss. “We hope to confirm it in the next few months, perhaps before the congress in Bahrain (May 10-11),” the source close to FIFA said on Friday […]

10 Fatal Commercial Aircraft Crashes That Happened In 2016

It is a generally known fact that flying is still the safest form of long distance travel. Last year 3,8 billion people flew safely on 40,4 million flights. Every year these numbers are increasing since there are more people who can afford to travel by air. Unfortunately, the word “safest” does not mean that the […]

Families, Sports and Fun Lovers to Drive Private Aviation in 2017

Within growing commercial airlines ticket fees and increased discomfort features about flying first class, the market for private jets has increased firmly. Nowadays, private flights are popular not only stereotypically for business, but also for private tourism, sport or entertainment industries as well. Growing demand can be associated not only with intensified terrorism attacks, but […]

Mango B738 Returns to Cape Town after Being Impacted by a Pelican

A Mango Boeing 737-800, registration ZS-SJD performing flight JE-348 from Cape Town to Durban (South Africa), was climbing out of Cape Town’s runway 01 when a pelican impacted the leading edge of the left hand horizontal stabilizer causing a large dent. The aircraft continued the climb and reached FL330 about 130nm east of Cape Town, […]

Top 10 Engine In-Service Fleet OEMs: 2021

The top five engine OEMs will account for 79% of the overall market. Through the next five years, the worldwide engine in-service fleet will reach nearly 83,000. This fleet is projected to generate $130 billion in engine MRO demand.

Six Die In Libyan Fighter Crash

Six people were killed when a Libyan Air Force (LAF) MiG-21 fighter jet crashed into a house in the Watar district to the south of the city of Tobruk. According to the Libya Herald newspaper, the dead include the pilot and LNA Air Brigadier Saleh Joudah, the commander of the Gamel Abdul-Nasser airbase in Tobruk. […]