Category: Africa

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 […]

Asia-Pacific Is A Key A380 Market Today And For The Future

Reading Time: 2 minutes The A380 has literally changed the shape of air transportation in Asia-Pacific, and will continue to play an important role as this region’s dynamic passenger traffic develops during the years to come. Asia-Pacific is a major “home” for the A380: almost half of the global customer base for Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner is located […]

Airbus A320 Neo vs Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: 5 minutes The future of single-aisle aircraft is taking flight with Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX– creating better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly. In today’s aerospace market, the MAX and the Neo are the best-selling products for both manufacturers. The Boeing and Airbus fight to rule the market has already started. Both […]

Ethiopian Airlines’ New Academy to Increase Training Capacity to 4,000

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ethiopian Airlines has launched its refurbished aviation academy, rebuilt at a cost of $100 million. The rebuilt academy, the airline said earlier this week, will increase its annual intake capacity to 4,000 students. The newly refurbished academy has education centres, with five categories of studies for the pilot training school, aviation maintenance training school, commercial […]

Top Fighter Jets Fighting ISIS in Syria

Reading Time: 10 minutes ISIS originated about a decade ago as an Al Qaeda offshoot and it is now a state within a state, complete with a “capital” in Raqqa, Syria. The movement controls a huge territory around Syria and Iraq. In response to rapid territorial gains made by ISIS and internationally condemned brutality, reported human rights abuses and […]

Ethiopian Airlines Increases Bombardier Q400 Turboprop Fleet

Reading Time: 4 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise (Ethiopian Airlines) announced today that they have signed a firm purchase agreement for two additional Q400 turboprop airliners that will bring Ethiopian Airlines’ Q400 aircraft fleet to a total of 19 aircraft, the largest total fleet in Africa. Based on the list price of the Q400 […]

EDM Door Trainers Pass Site Acceptance Test for Two Ethiopian Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute EDM, a provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, has announced that the A350 and B767 door trainers it supplied to Ethiopian Airlines have passed their Site Acceptance Test (SAT). EDM manufactured the two door trainers for Ethiopian Airlines as part of a major contract to supply a comprehensive range of […]