Aviation

Published on 22 Jun, 2017
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  Ethiopian Airlines has announced a deal to purchase two Boeing 777 freighter aircraft as it continues to expand rapidly its cargo operations. The deal is valued at $651.4m at list prices and follows on from an order for ten B737 Max 8 passenger aircraft announced yesterday. The freighter order is just ahead of the official opening of […]

Published on 22 Jun, 2017
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  Aircraft leasing is a nightmare for operators in Africa. The absence of aircraft leasing firms has forced many operators to swallow the lessors’ stiff conditions. But, collaboration with an original equipment manufacturer to float an African Aircraft Leasing Company is expected to shift the paradigm, KELVIN OSA OKUNBOR reports. African carriers navigate through a […]

Published on 22 Jun, 2017

  AviaDev, the only dedicated aviation route development forum for Africa, has unveiled its agenda for 2017 – securing leading industry speakers and unique networking opportunities with the aim of “inspiring a fresh perspective” in a sector that is facing a challenging operating environment. Organised by Bench Events, AviaDev takes place in Kigali, October 10 – […]

Published on 19 Jun, 2017
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  Hitit CS had a strong presence at Aviation Festival Africa 2017. During the conference Hitit CS made two presentations about future airline distribution and passenger service trends. Hitit CS has a proven track record for serving African airlines. Recent customer gains of Hitit in Africa were Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Nouvelair, Tunisie and Air Namibia. Today over 70,000 travel […]

Published on 15 Jun, 2017
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  Emirates SkyCargo’s recent tie-up with Cargolux seemed to come from nowhere, but perhaps it should not have come as such a surprise given the two airlines’ long history of working together. Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo, Nabil Sultan, tells Air Cargo News that the two companies first started working together in 1988, just three years after the […]

Published on 15 Jun, 2017
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  Ethiopian Airlines has announced it will inaugurate its state-of-the-art Cargo Terminal-II during the Second ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum, which it’s hosting from 27-29 June, 2017. Covering a total area of 150,000 meters square area of land, the new Cargo Terminal includes facilities such as Dry Cargo Terminal warehouse; Perishable Cargo Terminal with […]

Published on 13 Jun, 2017
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  Ethiopian Airlines will officially open its new air cargo terminal at home hub Addis Ababa later this month. Africa’s largest carrier said that it would open the terminal, which covers a total area of 150,000 sq m, during the three-day ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum, which starts on June 27. The $150m facility includes […]

Published on 13 Jun, 2017

  Above: (left to right)  Mark Brown, CEO of Times Aerospace, HE Sherif Fathi Attia Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation and Alan Peaford, Chairman of the Aviation Africa Summit. Southend-on-Sea based publisher and event organiser, Times Aerospace, today announced that its third edition of Aviation Africa summit will be held in Cairo (17-18 April 2018) under […]

Published on 13 Jun, 2017

  Med-View Airline (VL, Kano) is planning to make its Southern African debut during the second half of the year airline Managing Director, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has disclosed. In an interview with the Nigerian press last month, Bankole alluded to the impending delivery of a B777-200(ER), confirmed from euroAtlantic Airways (YU, Lisbon), as well as a B737-800 currently undergoing pre-delivery maintenance checks. According […]

Published on 13 Jun, 2017

  South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has refused to pay almost USD900,000 in ‘meteorological weather fees’ to the Zimbabwean Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate, saying that the legal basis of the fee is non-existent. SAA has refused to pay the fees – applicable for using Harare Int’l and Victoria Falls – since 2006, reports News Day. SAA’s claim […]