Aviation

April 19, 2018

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Aviation Africa Summit predicts strong aviation market growth

The Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition is taking place today in Cairo, Egypt, it opened to 980 attendees from 56 countries where the key message of the strong growth predictions for the African aviation market.

The event opened just a few months after the African Union launched the Single African Air Traffic Market (SAATM), which 23 countries have subscribed to so far. The SAATM is de-regulated airspace, which has been set up to open up African"...

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April 19, 2018

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Aviation Africa: MROs eye tremendous market in Africa

Reputable MRO companies disclosed that there is a tremendous market opportunity in Africa. Kaleyesus Bekele reports from the conference.

Speaking at the Aviation Africa MRO panel Hisham Ali, consultant to the Chairman of Egypt Air, said that African MRO market is growing. Africa represents four percent of the global 25,368 fleet and 3.9 percent of global 75.6 billion USD annual MRO expenditure. The most dominant aircraft are the B737 and A320.

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April 19, 2018

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Red Bull Can You Make It? Teams Make It to the Finish Line in Amsterdam

(AETOS Wire)-- After one week, 459,399 km and 20,658 traded cans later, the Red Bull Can You Make It? teams arrived in Amsterdam, celebrating the journey of a lifetime. 198 teams of the 200 crossed the finish line after being on the road without any cash or personal phones, using only Red Bull cans as their currency.

Facing various challenges along the way, teams were put to the ultimate test throughout their"...

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April 17, 2018

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Aviation roadmap will lead to economic growth – Boss

The Federal Government says the full implementation of the Nigeria Aviation Sector Roadmap will result in the transformation of business and economic growth in the sector.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, made the assertion when he declared open the 59th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa Conference in Lagos on Monday.

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April 17, 2018

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Afreximbank Pledges to Boost Africa’s Aviation Infrastructure

As part of efforts to improve the air transport infrastructure in Africa the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Russian Export Center (REC), recently embarked on a series roadshow to raise the profile of cutting-edge Russian aircraft and helicopters in Africa.

The five-day roadshow, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, through Kampala, Lagos, Abuja and Bamako, was intended to address limitations around the aviation sector, which is"...

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April 16, 2018

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Nigerian airlines spend over N120bn on aviation fuel

There are indications that scheduled domestic airlines in the country may have spent over N120 billion on aviation fuel in the last five years. This is coming as airline operators are meeting to seek solution to escalating price of aviation fuel, otherwise known as Jet A1. Over 40 per cent of the cost could have been saved if Jet A1 is refined in the country and distributed directly without the attendant long chain of middle men.

The Managing Director"...

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April 15, 2018

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APG Becomes Air Namibia’s Network for West Africa Sales

Air Namibia has announced the appointment of APG Network as the General Sales Representation Services provider in Ghana and Nigeria effective March 2018.

In accordance with the GSSA agreement entered into, APG Network will provide full sales and marketing services, as well as call centre and customer care services on behalf of Air Namibia in the two countries.

A statement"...

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April 12, 2018

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Algerian Military Transport Plane Crash Kills 257 People Near Boufarik Airport

A military transport aircraft crashed near Algeria's Boufarik Air Base on Wednesday morning, killing at least 257 people, according to Algeria's defense ministry. The plane came down in an open farm field near the base, the ministry says.

The military says it's not yet sure what caused the crash near its large military airport in northern Algeria, a country in North Africa. An investigation has been ordered.

'The"...

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April 11, 2018

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Africa: Shein Advocates Vibrant Africa's Aviation Sector

Mohamed Shein said here yesterday amid stakeholders' outcries over the sector challenges. In a speech to open the seventh aviation stakeholders' convention, Dr Shein raised concerns over non- African carriers enjoying the lion's share of the African airline market, calling for concerted efforts to reverse the trend.

'It is sad that 80 per cent of African market is commanded by non-African carriers...time is ripe for us to be on the"...

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April 10, 2018

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Predator-Series Aircraft Pass Five Million Flight Hour Mark

(AETOS Wire) -- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that its Predator®-series family of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), encompassing Predator, Predator B, Gray Eagle, and Avenger® lines, has achieved a historic industry milestone: five million flight hours. The milestone was achieved on April 4, with 360,311 total missions completed and more than 90 percent of all missions flown in combat.

“Five"...

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