Category: Africa

US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis […]

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 Engine Fails and Catches Fire

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 was in the initial climb out of Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar when it suffered right hand engine failure.  The aircraft was en route to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, via Bamako, Mali, and carried 90 people on board. Consequently, the engine caught fire and forced the crew to stop the climb […]

IATA Launches Gender Diversity Campaign

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the 25by2025 Campaign—an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline industry by 2025. The 25by2025 Campaign is a voluntary commitment by participating IATA member airlines. Key among the commitments of airlines participating in the 25by2025 Campaign are: Increasing the number of women in senior positions […]

Boeing 737 MAX Crash Investigation: Pilots in Safety Tests Are Too Skilled

Reading Time: 2 minutes The National Transportation Safety Board issued seven safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration, calling upon the agency to address concerns about how multiple alerts and indications are considered when making assumptions as part of design safety assessments. Aviation Safety Recommendation Report 19-01 was issued Thursday stemming from the NTSB’s ongoing support under International Civil […]

Tunisair Express Places an Order for Three ATR 72-600s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tunisair Express has finalized an order for three ATR 72-600s to renew its regional fleet and boost both domestic and international connectivity. This type of regional aircraft became a Tunisian public airline’s choice primarily for “unbeatable economics and most eco-responsible performance“. The ATR regional aircraft burns 40% less fuel and emits 40% less CO2, compared […]

Uganda Airlines Rises from the Ashes after Nearly 20 Years Break

Reading Time: < 1 minute Uganda Airlines, after a nearly 20-years break, has taken into the sky for its initial, although not that initial, flight and restored its name of the national carrier. In 2001 the airline was grounded due to financial problems which lasted for over a decade. Nevertheless, after 18 years, the newly certified airline with two Bombardier […]

First EgyptAir Airbus A220-300 Completes Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Airbus A220-300 wearing the livery of EgyptAir has performed its maiden test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. It means that the first A220, out of 12 on order, is about to be handed to the airline in the upcoming weeks. Currently, the brand new plane with cabin layout of 134 seats is […]

Turbulence Injures 16 on Evelop Airbus A330 Flight Over Ethiopia

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Evelop Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration EC-MII performing flight E9-838 from Mauritius (Mauritius) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 353 people on board, was enroute about 4 hours into the flight, approximately Somalia to Southern Ethiopia, when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing cabin crew and passengers to impact the cabin ceiling before coming back down. Two […]

Air Seychelles Takes Delivery of Africa’s First A320neo

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has taken delivery of Africa’s first A320neo on lease from CDB Aviation, becoming the first African airline to operate the A320neo aircraft. The new aircraft will allow Air Seychelles to increase capacity on its network, while delivering significant fuel savings and reducing the airlines’ operating […]

How Your Heavy Coat Can Cut Airline’s Profit?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is a well known fact that aviation business is an expensive pleasure. In order not to lose their space in the market by constantly increasing ticket prices, airlines take a different route and shift their focus on reducing operational costs to increase their profit. Probably the best known example of incredible savings achieved by […]