Category: Africa

ICAO Adopts New Distress Circumstance Aircraft Tracking Requirements

Reading Time: 2 minutes ICAO has adopted new aircraft tracking provisions, including a requirement that aircraft carry a device that can autonomously transmit its location every minute during emergency circumstances. On the eve of the second anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, ICAO announced that its 36-member state governing council had adopted amendments to the Chicago […]

IATA Announces: Air Freight Makes Solid Start to 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in January showing a rise in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) of 2.7% compared to January 2015. This continues the improving trend witnessed toward the end of 2015, and is the fastest pace since April of last year. The freight load […]

Africa Gets Its First Solar-Powered Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes South Africa has ramped up its green credentials by unveiling the continent’s first solar-powered airport. Located halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, George Airport will meet 41% of its energy demand from a brand new 200 square meter solar power plant built on its grounds. The facility, which was officially launched last week, has […]

Ethiopian Boeing 787 Suffered Nosegear Collapse at Addis Ababa

Reading Time: 1 minute Whilst stationary, the nosegear of an Ethiopian 787 collapsed at Addis Ababa Airport, injuring one cabin attendant. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 702 to Rome just completed bording whilst parking at its stand on the tarmac at Addis Ababa Bole Intl Airport, when (around 21:00L) the nosegear suddenly gave way. The airliner tilted down until it […]

Are We Watching The Sunset of A380?

Reading Time: 4 minutes It has been ten years since the inaugural flight of Airbus A380, the world’s biggest passenger airliner. There is a lot of talks that A380 project is living its last days, because of poor orders in 2015. The Iran’s crazy “shopping”, after the sanctions on investments in oil, gas and petrochemicals, exports of refined petroleum […]

The First Boeing 727 Made It’s Last Flight

Reading Time: 4 minutes As the Museum of Flight made the final flight of the first ever built Boeing 727 from its Restoration Center down to the actual museum, we look back at the history of the Boeing 727 program. This specific aircraft, N7001U, has spent the past 25 years at the Museum of Flight Restoration Center up at Paine […]

Auckland Welcomes Emirates A380 World Record Passenger Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The longest non-stop commercial flight ever has touched down today. An Emirates Airbus A380 completed its massive journey from Dubai to Auckland in 17 hours and 15 minutes. The plane covered an enormous 8,824 miles (14,200km). It chops three hours off the current flight time between the two cities. The flight beat the previous record held by […]

Are Airbus Helicopters In Trouble?

Reading Time: 3 minutes On February 24th, Airbus Group has presented a full 2015 annual report which was held in London, UK. As a part of European multinational aerospace and defense corporation, Airbus Helicopters achievements were overviewed and took place in the annual speech of the CEO of Airbus, Tom Enders. The representative of Airbus was highlighting the importance […]

Five Russian Weapons Which Made Their Deadly Debut in Syria

Reading Time: 3 minutes Russia’s ongoing airborne campaign in Syria wouldn’t have been such a game changer without the help of some of the country’s most sophisticated weapons. The Sukhoi Su-34 strike fighter, adopted by the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2015, has been deployed against the radical Islamists in Syria from the beginning of Russia’s anti-Daesh campaign there. In […]

Aviation Operators Seek Review of Law on Air Accidents

Reading Time: 2 minutes Operators in the aviation industry have called for the review of Air Accidents and Incident Regulations of 2006, stressing that this would raise safety standards in the sector. They also stated that the review would bring it in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) updates and new policies and enable Nigeria conform to […]