April 28, 2016


Qatar Airways Eyeing Shares at Royal Air Maroc

Qatar Airways is eyeing to acquire shares at the Moroccan carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) to strengthen its presence on the African continent, reports say.

Baker El Baker, Managing Director of Qatar Airways has reportedly said that his company would move forward to acquire between 25 and 49 per cent of RAM’s capital.

“A cooperation to acquire some shares"...

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April 28, 2016


Aviation: Kenya Airways gets court order stopping planned strike

Kenya Airways secured on Wednesday a court order stopping a strike planned by the Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA), which was set to start on Thursday.

Kenya Airways is one of the largest carriers in Africa, ferrying 10,000 passengers a day on a fleet of Boeing and Embraer planes. The carrier, which is 26.7 percent owned by Air France-KLM, has been selling assets, including planes, and plans to lay off 600 people as it battles deep losses.


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April 24, 2016


Crash of Spanish plane in Mali: Air Algerie underlines that chartering was made according to regulatory conditions

ALGIERS- Algerian airline company Air Algerie underlined Saturday that the Spanish aircraft which crashed in Mali in July 2014, leaving 116 deaths, was chartered according to “all the regulatory conditions” from the Spanish company Swift Air with “a Spanish crew.” “Air Algerie enquires from the publication, Friday in Bamako, of the results of the final report of the French investigators relating to the crash of flight AH 5017 on 24 July 2014 in Northern Mali, implicating the human error, because of the non-activation of the anti-icing system by the pilots,” said...

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April 20, 2016


Air Algerie, Rolls Royce sign agreement on aircraft engine maintenance

ALGIERS- National airline Air Algerie and airplane engines manufacturer Rolls-Royce signed Tuesday, in Algiers, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on partnership in jet engine's repairing in Algeria. The document was inked on the sidelines of a seminar on air-travelling security, in the presence of Minister of Transport Boudjemaa Talai and the chief executive officer of Air Algerie, Mohamed Abdou Bouderbala. Under the MoU with the world' second biggest aircraft engines manufacturer, Rolls Royce engines of Air Algerie airplanes will be repaired in Algeria, Bouderbala said. The agreement will also...

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April 20, 2016


Aigle Azur Adds New Seasonal Routes to Algeria in S16

Aigle Azur in summer 2016 season is introducing additional seasonal service to Algeria, on board Airbus A320 aircraft. This includes Lyon – Bejaia and Paris CDG – Algiers route.

Planned schedule as follow.

eff 02JUL16 Lyon – Bejaia 2 weekly, operating until 24SEP16
ZI763 LYS0730 – 0810BJA 320 6
ZI763 LYS1255"...

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April 19, 2016


Senegal in strategic partner search for new national airline

Senegal has created Air Senegal, a new national airline intended to replace the West African nation's now defunct, heavily indebted carrier Senegal Airlines, the minister of tourism and air transport said on Friday.

Maimouna Ndoye Seck said the new company was formed with capital of 40 billion CFA francs ($69 million) aimed at making the new airline operational as quickly as possible as it seeks "a strong strategic partner".


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April 12, 2016


Algeria orders more Russian Mi-28NE Night Hunter helicopters

Military leaders in Algeria are dramatically escalating their planned buy of Russian-built Mi-28NE attack helicopters, more than quadrupling the number of aircraft in the initial deal.

Algiers is now planning to buy 42 Night Hunter helicopters, up from the eight aircraft military leaders had planned to purchase earlier this year. Russian media outlets ...

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April 6, 2016


New Fleets Could Generate 98 Million Terabytes of Data Annually by 2026 According to Oliver Wyman’s MRO Survey

The latest aircraft designs now entering fleets are equipped with technologies that can deliver unprecedented collection and transmission of data at the system and part level according to Oliver Wyman’s annual MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) Survey. The global fleet could generate upwards of 98 million terabytes of data annually by 2026 according to forecast estimates creating new opportunities for more prognostic maintenance.


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April 4, 2016


What will restore confidence in Egypt's airport security?

Last week’s hijack of an EgyptAir passenger aircraft should prompt authorities to devolve security at the nation’s airports to a specialised company, some experts have suggested.

“This step is necessary because most countries exporting tourists to Egypt believe that security measures at Egyptian airports are too inadequate to encourage them to resume tourist traffic to Egypt,” said Mahmoud Ali, a manager of a travel company in Cairo.


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April 4, 2016


Analogix and LG Take Mobile VR to the Next Level with LG 360 VR and SlimPort USB-C Connectivity

Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. today announced that LG’s innovative flagship smartphone, the LG G5, and its compact LG 360 VR headset, both feature SlimPort® connectivity. The LG 360 VR headset utilizes the phone’s processing power via a USB cable connection to the phone’s USB-C™ port, with SlimPort providing DisplayPort™ over USB-C video out and managing the power scheme through the following ICs:


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