Category: Africa

Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Durban Beach

Reading Time: < 1 minute Two people have survived a light airplane crash after making an emergency landing on a beach near Durban, South Africa. The aircraft suffered an engine failure after take off and carried out an emergency landing on a beach south of Virginia Airport (VIR), Durban, South Africa, Saturday afternoon. The aircraft was partially submerged in the […]

What Do We Know About Airbus A350 XWB?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Airbus is seeing its future with a new generation of long-range widebody airliners with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emission, and the A350 is the best example of all this. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. This new-generation jetliner […]

Moscow and Cairo Agree To Resume Flights As Soon As Possible

Reading Time: < 1 minute Direct flights between Russia and Egypt are about to resume, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. They will start shortly in accordance with air safety, said Lavrov after meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. According to Lavrov, Cairo responded positively to Russia’s recommendations for airport and flight security. “We have agreed that measures […]

Boeing 787-10 Major Assembly Begins

Reading Time: < 1 minute Major assembly on the Boeing 787-10, which the manufacturer describes as a straightforward stretch of the 787-9, has started. The 787-10, which will be the largest variant in the 787 family of aircraft, will be 18 ft. (5.5 m) longer than the 787-9. It is expected to achieve first flight in 2017. First delivery is […]

World’s Shortest Commercial Flights: Westray-Papa Westray by Loganair

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the world’s shortest commercial flights is Loganair’s Westray and Papa Westray flight, which takes anywhere from 75 to 180 seconds, depending on wind conditions. The record for the fastest flight is 53 seconds. The distance between Westray Airport (WRY) and Papa Westray Airport (PPW) is slightly more than a mile, and standing at […]

Ethiopian Selects Ameco For PW4000 MRO Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines has signed a three-year contract with Ameco Beijing for engine repair and overhaul services on the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines powering its fleet of seven 767-300 aircraft. The engine services will be carried out at Ameco’s facility at Beijing Capital International Airport. The new agreement expands the existing relationship between the parties […]

Qatar Airways Announces 14 New Global Destinations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker announced a significant network expansion of 14 new destinations at a capacity-crowd press conference on the opening day of ITB Berlin – the world’s largest international travel fair. Spread across four continents, the new routes will further expand the reach of the airline’s network, […]

First Time Ever All-Female Pilot Crew at Air Zimbabwe

Reading Time: < 1 minute History was recently made in the country of Zimbabwe when, for the first time ever, an all-female flight deck crew took command of an Air Zimbabwe Boeing 737 flying from Harare to Victoria Fall. They were the pilots, not the flight attendants. Photos posted to Facebook by the airline show Captain Chipo M. Matimba and […]

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 […]