Aviation

December 7, 2017

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Experts Push for a Single African Air Transport Market

The 3rd Ministerial Working Group Meeting on the Single African Air Transport Markets (SAATM) kicked off in Addis Ababa on 5 December 2017, with participants calling on African Union (AU) Member States to implement the 1999 Yamoussoukro Decision towards the establishment of SAATM by 2017.

'2017 is almost over, yet only 23 countries have signed the solemn commitment on the immediate implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision,' said Soteri"...

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December 6, 2017

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Puma unveils inventive aviation fuelling system

E-aviation is a fully automated system that offers instant guarantee of accurate fuel tracking, recording, management and invoicing thus increasing efficiency within the airline.

The system was successfully piloted at Air Botswana, Debswana, Botswana Defence Force (BDF) and Botswana Police Services (BPS) last year.

It has been implemented at Kasane, Francistown and Maun"...

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December 5, 2017

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WFS Brussels receives IATA CEIV Pharma certification

Paris head-quartered cargo handler, Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) obtains IATA CEIV Pharma certification in Brussels. And this center in Brussels has become the first of WFS European cargo stations to achieve CEIV certification.

The world’s largest cargo handler is in the process of certification for either Good Distribution"...

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December 4, 2017

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Ghanaian Airline Launches Service in Liberia

Liberia’s premier airport, the Roberts International Airport is not only experiencing major facelifts on its runway and terminals, but is at the same time attracting investments that are geared towards opening up the country for more investment, especially in realization of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional economic integration—And it is in this vein that the Ghanaian carrier, Africa World Airlines (AWA), has become the latest carrier within the region to begin flight to and from"...

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December 2, 2017

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Fujairah Aviation Academy appoints StayUp as partner in Africa

aviation schools in Nigeria, StayUp Aviation institute of Technology, Ibadan has been appointed by the Fujairah Aviation Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirate as its sole partner in Africa.

This was concluded recently in Dubai during a meeting where the duo signed a partnership deal giving StayUp Aviation the right to be its Africa representative in Nigeria.

The"...

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November 29, 2017

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African Airlines Association and International Air Cargo Association sign MoU to work closely on development of air cargo

African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work closely on the development of air cargo for the benefit of their mutual members and the industry at large. Outgoing AFRAA Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Elijah Chingosho said his organization was constantly seeking ways to create more value to its members, adding that the cooperation with TIACA would tap into their expertise and knowhow on air cargo. ALSO"...

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November 28, 2017

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Kenya Airways Can't Rise Soon Enough for Its Many Stakeholders

On Monday last week, the Cabinet Secretary for the Treasury, Henry Rotich, signed guarantees to support the financial restructuring of Kenya Airways.

Local banks were reluctantly roped in as new shareholders, and with the government and the banks now owning 87 per cent of the airline, the fortunes of 78,000 other shareholders of the airline were dramatically altered.

Mr"...

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November 23, 2017

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Ethiopia: Airport Expansion Key in Maintaining Ethiopian Leading Status

Ethiopian Airlines Group Airports' Enterprise says the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport Expansion Project would have a key role in maintaining and advancing Ethiopian leading position in Africa's aviation industry.

Serving as a hub for both domestic and international flights, the expansion and modernization of Bole Airport is crucial in boosting the Airliner's competitiveness and attracting more passengers, Enterprise CEO Tewodros"...

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November 22, 2017

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African business aviation association joins global industry body

The five-year-old African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA), which was founded in May 2012 and currently has 121 members, has become the fifteenth member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), which is the global industry association for the business or executive aviation sector. IBAC, set up in 1981, holds permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organisation, which is a specialised agency of the United Nations. “We are delighted to have been confirmed as the latest member of this prestigious organisation, it is a major milestone for us and one that we have worked hard to achieve,” affirmed AfBAA CEO Rady Fahmy. “We look forward to collaborating with our fellow members from around the world to continue to improve standards in Africa, and worldwide. It is a very exciting development for us.” “We are very pleased to welcome......

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November 21, 2017

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Airlines seek improved intra-Africa air connectivity

Africa’s apex airline body, African Airline Association (AFRAA) has called on African Governments and stakeholders to enable airlines to improve intra-Africa connectivity by unlocking the barriers to connectivity.

The 23 States that have signed up for the full implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision towards the Single African Air Transport market were urged to follow through on their commitment in order to stimulate the development of"...

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