Category: Africa

Airbus Net Orders Remain Negative Over Cancellations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has published its April performance review in terms of orders and deliveries in the commercial aircraft segment revealing only five orders during the month with 70 deliveries to 35 customers worldwide across single-aisle and widebody product lines. Talking about the orders, aircraft manufacturer managed to secure three for A350-900s for Lufthansa Technik on behalf […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airports for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever travelled to/from Hamad International Airport in Qatar or have you ever set foot in Lisbon Portela Airport? These are two airports that appeared to top and conclude the list of the ranked airports by AirHelp. So which is evaluated the best and which has the lowest score? AirHelp assessed 133 world’s airports […]

Language of the Sky: Learn the Secret

Reading Time: 4 minutes The language used in the cockpit sounds technical and only aviation professionals understand it. Pilots communicate with each other and air traffic control in English, regardless of their own native language or any other languages they speak. Aviation English is in some ways a separate language compared to the one spoken on the ground. Therefore, […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are planning your summer holidays and considering which airline to choose or not to choose for your journey, do not bother yourself with additional googling, the answer is here. The best and the worst airlines to fly with in 2019 have been revealed by AirHelp, AirHelp ranked 72 carriers according to the level […]

Asia Airways Antonov AN-26 Runs out of Fuel

Reading Time: 1 minute An Asia Airways Antonov AN-26 freighter, registration EY-322 performing a positioning flight from Djibouti (Djibouti) to Khartoum (Sudan) with 2 crew, ran out of fuel about 40nm short of Khartoum Airport and was forced to land in open terrain. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however.

Bombardier Celebrates Delivery of First CRJ900 Aircraft to Uganda Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated the delivery of the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018. The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for its upcoming debut, making it the first operator in Africa with this enhanced cabin experience. […]

Uganda Airlines Firms up Orders for Two Airbus A330neo Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has firmed up its order for two A330-800 airliners, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner. Fitted with the new Airspace by Airbus cabin, the A330neo will bring a range of benefits to Uganda Airlines and its customers, offering unrivalled efficiencies combined with the most […]

Preliminary Ethiopian Crash Report Reveals: Crew Followed Procedures

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash investigation team has officially announced their initial findings into the possible reasons and circumstances of the deadly accident which took the lives of 157 people in March, 2019. Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority on their Facebook page released the preliminary findings on ET 302 crash as follows: Aircraft’s airworthiness […]

Air Peace to Become First E-Jets E2 Operator in Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 jets with Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest airline. With this order, Air Peace will become the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa. The contract includes purchase rights for a further 20 E195-E2. With all purchase rights being exercised, the contract has a value of USD 2.12 billion, […]

Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crash: Preliminary Report Nears

Reading Time: 2 minutes Almost a month has passed since the tragic crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which killed 157 people on board. According to the ICAO rules, Ethiopia is required to release a preliminary report on the accident within 30 days of the crash. Formally, the deadline is 9 April. Thus, the report is […]