October 20, 2016


FAI rent-a-jet moves into Algeria with multi-mission contract

German special mission operator FAI rent-a-jet has been awarded a one-year public tendered contract to operate two Learjet 60s out of Algiers.

The aircraft will be used for multi-purpose missions including both passenger transport and medevac services. This latest win, in a new territory for FAI, underlines the company’s capabilities on the African continent which has already included operations with aircraft based in Sudan, South Sudan, Nigeria,"...

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October 19, 2016


Emirates says may cut Africa flights because of economic challenges

Emirates airline could reduce the frequency of its flights to African cities or cut routes completely if current economic and financial challenges on the continent continue, President Tim Clark told reporters on Tuesday.

Foreign airlines flying to Nigeria have started to refuel abroad because jet fuel supplies there have become more expensive and scarce as the country battles a hard currency shortage.


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October 11, 2016


Libya's Afriqiyah secures stake in Tunisian flight school

Afriqiyah Airways (8U, Tripoli Mitiga) has acquired a 20% stake in the Aviation Training Center of Tunisia (ATCT) following a signing ceremony late last week.

The value of the shareholding, acquired from two Tunisian banks, was not disclosed.

The acquisition will allow the Libyan state-owned carrier to both diversify its revenue streams as well as reduce pilot training costs. At present, over 150 of its flight crews must head to Lufthansa"...

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October 4, 2016


RJ launches promotional campaign

It comes in light with what RJ offers its passengers, a unique travel experience.

The campaign’s aspects reveal that when traveling RJ there is more than getting from one point to another.

The airline’s brand inspires its passengers to create stories, and that there is more to be experienced, seen, sensed and lived.


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September 28, 2016


Tanzania: Q400 Manufacturer Upbeat On Its Planes Versatility

The Q400 planes manufacturer, Bombardier Inc, has commented that Tanzania is set to boost air travel after purchasing the "extremely efficient and cost effective planes" also preferred by developed countries.

The national carrier, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), in recent times, remained a mere spectator as both gigantic and medium-sized airlines battled for the country's skies. The government had signed a firm purchase agreement for two Q400"...

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September 28, 2016


Morocco’s Aeronautics Industry Receives Major Boost from Boeing

Morocco has made a major leap in developing aviation-related industries with the signing of a deal with Boeing to establish an industrial ecosystem offering conditions propitious for attracting component suppliers.

The agreement was signed in the royal palace of Tangier by Moroccan trade and industry minister Moulay Hafid Elalamy and the chief executive of Boeing’s airplane business, Raymond Conner during a ceremony chaired by King Mohammed VI.


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