Category: Africa

REVEALED | Least Safe Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute In the wake of frequent media blows on technical malfunctions of aircraft, although rare but fatal accidents, especially the crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 which took the lives of 189 people in October 2018, safety of air travel has come into even a greater focus. Nevertheless, while in the recently released Preliminary […]

#AVGEEK | World’s Safest Airlines 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute SAFETY FIRST! This is the most commonly used slogan across the aviation industry. Regardless the type of activity in aviation, nothing is more important than safe travel from the point A to the point B. Which one is the safest? According to AirlineRatings.com, the safest airline for 2019 is Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia. […]

Ethiopian Boeing 737 Overruns Runway with 139 on Board

Reading Time: 1 minute An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to Entebbe (Uganda) with 139 people on board, overran runway on landing. Aircraft landed on Entebbe’s runway 17 (length 12,000 feet/3,658 meters) at 00:38L (21:38Z Jan 2nd) but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop about 125 meters/400 feet past the […]

EASA: Dramatic Increase in Aircraft Crash Fatalities over 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute The year 2017 entered history as the safest in commercial aviation ever with only 50 fatalities out of 4.1 billion passengers. Tragically, 2018 resulted in 530 fatalities in 11 deadly accidents. 2018 has become the worst in terms of fatalities in commercial aviation since 2015. Talking about Europe, EASA Preliminary Safety Review 2018 revealed that […]

Boeing Receives the Biggest Order from Africa Ever

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and Lagos-based Green Africa Airways announced a commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft, evenly split into 50 firm aircraft and 50 options, as the airline gears up to begin commercial operations. The total deal carries a list-price of $11.7 billion, the largest aircraft agreement from Africa, and will be reflected on […]

Airbus A330 Accelerates with an Open Cockpit Window?

Reading Time: 1 minute A THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300, performing flight from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Istanbul (Turkey), rejected takeoff due to open cockpit window. Aircraft was accelerating for takeoff from Johannesburg’s runway 21R when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 130 knots over ground) due to an open cockpit window. The aircraft slowed safely, the crew […]

Prior Preparation – a Key to Healthy Pilot Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes Each industry has its own health risks that we need to be aware of. However, we all can take the necessary precautions in order to minimize or to avoid those risks. In the aviation industry, pilots face a number of physical problems. Good news is that most of pilots’ health problems can be reduced with […]

Flying Big: To Be a Wide-Body Aircraft Pilot or Not?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Enormous wide-body aircraft take everyone’s attention at the airport. Even pilots are impressed by their size. The majority of them have been dreaming of becoming captains of the wide-body aircraft since they started studying at aviation academy or even before that. The growing demand for passenger flights leads airlines to expand their fleet with the […]

Royal Air Maroc to Join oneworld®

Reading Time: 1 minute Royal Air Maroc, one of Africa’s leading and fastest-growing airlines, will join oneworld®, the world’s premier airline alliance. Royal Air Maroc is expected to become part of oneworld in mid-2020 when it will start flying alongside some of the biggest and best brands in the airline business. Its regional subsidiary, Royal Air Maroc Express, will join as […]

Peruvian Boeing 737 Both Main Gear Struts Collapse on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A Peruvian Boeing 737-500, performing flight from Cuzco (Peru) to La Paz (Bolivia) with 122 passengers and 5 crew, both main gear struts collapse on landing. Aircraft suffered the collapse of both main gear struts while landing on La Paz’s Airport El Alto (Bolivia) runway 10. The aircraft came to a stop on the center line […]