Aviation

August 17, 2017

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Air Seychelles Introduces Scenic Flights Product

Air Seychelles has launched Scenic Flights, a new product offering more choice of activities to tourists visiting the island nation.

The flights will give air travellers panoramic and bird’s eye views of Seychelles’ largest island Mahé at low altitudes.

The product was developed in collaboration with Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) which has"...

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August 16, 2017

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IATA to Africa: invest in airport infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has advised African governments to invest in airport infrastructure.

Such investment, IATA said, would ensure improvement in air safety.

Besides, focusing on airport infrastructure, the global airlines regulator also urged African governments to consider committing more resources to training of technical aviation personnel"...

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August 16, 2017

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Algeria confirms Buk delivery

August issue of the People’s National Army’s (ANP) El-Djeich magazine has effectively confirmed Algeria’s acquisition of Buk-M2E surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, IHS Jane’s reported. The publication included an article covering the ‘Majd 2017’ exercise held in July, which was supported by a collage of Algerian military equipment – including a transporter erector launcher and radar (TELAR) vehicle from a Buk-M2 system, seen launching a 9M317-series missile. The story did not mention the SAM system, which was mounted on a Belarusian-made MZKT 6922 6×6 wheeled vehicle instead of the tracked carriers used by most other Buk operators, including Egypt and Syria. dzbreaking ...

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August 14, 2017

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Ethiopian Airline leverages connectivity to lure Nigerians to tourist attractions

Ethiopian Airline is making a conscious effort to lure Nigerians connecting flights to other locations from Ethiopia to stop over and see attractive and historical locations in the country.
This is coming at a time the airline has built a hub around its country as the airline connects 54 destinations in Africa and 94 destinations worldwide, making it the highest connected airline in Africa.
“There are Nigerian traders in Ethiopia, and Nigerians trade anything that anybody can buy, but most people who pass"...

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August 14, 2017

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Puma energy sponsors Africa's Air Expo

Puma Energy, the global integrated mid and downstream energy company, is the official oil sponsor of the first ever African Air Expo to take place in Ghana from October24-26.

The company, which is also the leading supplier of aviation fuel in Ghana, is a solid supporter of this initiative which seeks to build the aviation sector in the sub-region.

The African Airshow is"...

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August 10, 2017

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fastjet considering turboprop operations

fastjet's Chief Commercial Officer Sylvain Bosc has confirmed the African low-fare airline is now considering adding turboprops to its various units' fleet make-ups. At present, Fastjet (Tanzania) and Fastjet Zimbabwe operate a combination of Airbus and Embraer jet aircraft. The Tanzanian unit currently employs a single A319-100 for use on flights connecting Dar-es-Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Mbeya, and Mwanza domestically as well as Harare Int'l, Lusaka, and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo regionally. A pair of Mandarin Airlines EMB-190s on lease from GECAS is due in the next month or so. For its part, the Zimbabwean operation wet-leases two ERJ-145s from fastjet equity partner Solenta Aviation on flights covering Harare Int'l and Victoria Falls locally and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo regionally. However, speaking to Aviadev's Jon Howell, Bosc said the turboprop could be used to develop......

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August 8, 2017

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South Africa's Airlink outlines early E190 deployment plans

Airlink (South Africa) (4Z, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has announced it will use its incoming fleet of EMB-190s to serve Pietermaritzburg and Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) initially. Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows commercial operations with the type began on August 3 with ZS-YAA (msn 19000193). In a statement, the carrier said the Embraers would gradually assume more routes currently operated by its outgoing fleet of twelve ARJ-85s. As previously announced, the aircraft will also be used on the new Johannesburg O.R. Tambo-Windhoek Int'l-St. Helena route from October 21 onwards. 'The addition of the E-Jet will enable Airlink to operate within the challenging environment of the region while managing capacity and providing for further growth,' it said. The South African domestic and regional specialist is renewing its fleet with eight EMB-190s and three EMB-170s. It is also adding a total......

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August 8, 2017

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Kenya Airways Shareholders Gives Greenlight to Restructuring Plans

Kenya Airways shareholders have approved a financial restructuring plan to create new shares and convert debt into equity at a special meeting on Monday, Business Daily Africa reported.

The plan is essential for the debt-ridden airline to continue operating and return to profit, Michael Joseph, chairman of the board, told shareholders before they voted overwhelmingly to back the plan.

Kenya’s"...

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August 7, 2017

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New airport terminal to boost regional integration – Adesina

The construction of a new flagship terminal at the Kotoka International Airport is expected to make the country a destination of choice with a yearly target of five million passengers.

The project, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with a $120-million facility, will improve air transport in the country, according to a release.

It is also expected to contribute"...

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August 7, 2017

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WeWork Announces $500 Million Investment For New Entity Focused on Growth and Expansion in Southeast Asia and Korea

WeWork is excited to announce a $500 million investment in a new entity focused on fueling its growth and expansion in Southeast Asia and Korea.

This investment underlines the potential for WeWork in Asia and follows on the heels of WeWork’s other recent investment news from the region: a $500 million investment with SoftBank and Hony Capital dedicated to WeWork’s expansion across China, and a joint venture with SoftBank to bring WeWork's"...

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