Category: Africa

Airlines May Burn Through $61 Billion Cash Reserves in Q2

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is further estimating the losses global airlines will suffer due to grave impact of the coronavirus on air travel. According to the recent analysis, airlines may collectively burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter of 2020, where quarterly net loss could result in $39 […]

IATA Estimates This Gravest Crisis Could Cost Aviation $252 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 5 March, 2020, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projected that the crisis caused by the coronavirus will cost the industry a $113 billion revenue loss. On 24 March, 2020, the updated analysis revealed new numbers: $252 billion hit or 44% below 2019’s figure. The initial forecast was made in light of some travel […]

IATA: Air Cargo Must Not Be Restrained by Governments

Reading Time: 2 minutes While more and more countries are closing their borders in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, air cargo must not be forgot and its activity must not be restrained by governments, IATA says. Even in light of massive reductions in passenger flights, which currently reach up to 75%, air cargo has […]

Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX Crash Caused by Design Flaws Only?

Reading Time: 2 minutes One year has already passed since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX flight 302 killing 157 people on board on 10 March, 2019. On 9 March, 2020, the interim report into the crash was released by the Ethiopian Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau. The interim report is not the final conclusion on the matter […]

Pilots Reveal Salary Is Not the First Priority. What Matters Then?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is difficult to argue the fact that pilot’s job is one of the most dynamic ones in the world, indeed. So many young and passionate people are dreaming about the office 35,000 feet high in the air. High rewards, endless travelling opportunities, personal prestige. The list is too long to name all the entries. […]

Green Africa Airways Commits to 50 Airbus A220-300s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has secured a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 50 A220-300 aircraft from Green Africa Airways, Nigeria’s Lagos-based airline. The biggest ever order for the type from Africa. The MoU was signed during the Singapore Airshow. Even though the coronavirus impacted the show and a number of participants have not attended the event, Airbus managed […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

Coronavirus Declared International Concern Over Global Outbreak

Reading Time: 5 minutes UPDATED 31 January, 2020, 1:48 pm (UTC +2) The novel coronavirus has been announced to be a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak by the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease was declared a threat on the international level due to the cases of the virus springing up in other countries […]

Airbus A321XLR: Will It Repeat the Success Story?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Airbus A321XLR, the Xtra-long-range version of the single-aisle A320neo Family aircraft, is enjoying a keen interest among the airlines. Following the long-awaited launch during Paris Air Show 2019, this aircraft has already managed to secure hundreds of orders. During the second half of 2019, 22 operators and two aircraft leasing companies ordered, committed or […]

Which Airlines Are the Safest for Travelling in 2020?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Everyone knows that safety is the primary matter in aviation, both employees of the industry and travelling public. Thus, AirlineRatings.com has already compiled the list of TOP 20 safest airlines for 2020. Qantas is an unbeatable leader with no fatal accidents record. Nevertheless, the flag carrier of Australia is not the only safe airline to […]