Category: Africa

Boeing 737 MAX: from Suspensions to Compensations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Severe turbulence has hit Boeing 737 MAX. Recent Ethiopian Airlines fatal crash with 157 fatalities. Links with Lion Air deadly accident which took the lives of 189. Boeing MAX program is back in the spotlight.  For the past two weeks Boeing has been dominating the world. And not in the greatest light. Gradual suspension of […]

Ethiopian Crash: Black Boxes Show Similarities to Lion Air

Reading Time: 1 minute The Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder,  the so-called “black boxes”, of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET-302 have been successfully read out. The links between Ethiopian and Lion Air crashes are emerging. Last week Ethiopian Airlines said that the “black boxes” were transported to Paris, France, for investigation. On Sunday Ethiopia announced that the data […]

Revealed: Best Airports in Terms of Wellness

Reading Time: 1 minute Netflights.com, a part of the Gold Medal Travel Group, has ranked 25 world’s busiest airports to find out which is the best in terms of wellness. In most cases airports are associated with stress, hurry, endless checks, etc. Nevertheless, nowadays the scope of activities and things to see/do/enjoy at airport has extend far beyond passport […]

Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX: Current Situation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Global concerns are growing about the safety of Boeing 737 MAX. It seems that US planemaker is having a torrid time. Lion Air 737 MAX 8 crash that killed 189 people followed by the recent Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 fatal accident that took lives of 157 fliers have greatly reduced reliability of the Boeing […]

CRASH: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 with 157 On Board

Reading Time: 4 minutes UPDATED 15:23 (UTC +2), 15 March 2019 According to the media reports, the captain of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 requested permission to return to Addis Ababa airport three minutes after take-off as it accelerated to abnormal speed. The aircraft was cleared for return. However, after clearance the plane climbed to an unusually high altitude and […]

Air Freight Makes Weak Start to 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was the worst performance in the last three years. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by […]

IATA Releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents compared to 2017. The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.35, which was the equivalent of one accident for […]

Boeing and Comair Debut Airline’s First 737 MAX

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX 8 to Comair Limited, which becomes the first airline in sub-Sahara Africa to operate the fuel-efficient jet. The airplane is the first of eight 737 MAX airplanes on order for Comair as the airline looks to refresh its fleet and offer better service for its passengers. “The arrival of […]

South African Airlink Embraer E135 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A South African Airlink Embraer ERJ-135, registration ZS-SJX performing flight 4Z-8307/SA-8307 from Kasane (Botswana) to Johannesburg (South Africa), was departing Kasane when a large bird impacted the aircraft’s nose. The bird penetrated the pressure vessel and became stuck. The crew returned to Kasane for a safe landing.

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 […]