December 5, 2016


Guinea may get national airline, plans local businessman

The small West African nation of Guinea has not had a national airline since the collapse of Air Guinée (GI, Conakry) in 2002. That may be about to change, according to Financial Afrik.

Souaré Antonio, a wealthy Guinean businessman, met with Guinea’s National Directorate of Civil Aviation (DNAC) on November 26 to discuss the requirements of setting up the company, which would be called Guinea"...

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December 4, 2016


Air Seychelles launches direct flights to Durban, South Africa

Air Seychelles has announced its new direct route to Durban, set to commence on March 30, 2017. This is airline’s second route in South Africa after Johannesburg, where the carrier flies five times per week.

The new Durban route will be operated twice-per-week on an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-cabin configuration.


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December 1, 2016


Hi-Fly Marketing Appoints New General Manager

Hi-Fly Marketing, the South African based aviation services firm has strengthened its corporate team with the appointment of Christobal Henner as General Manager responsible for strategic business development and key account management.

This appointment is in response to Hi-Fly Marketing's growing presence in Africa. Operating since 2008, Hi-Fly Marketing has been gradually increasing its footprint on the continent, offering a variety of customised"...

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November 30, 2016


Latest Aviation Index for South Africa shows sector outperforming rest of economy

The South African commercial aviation sector “is alive and well and outperforming most other sectors of the economy by a considerable margin” reported the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (Caasa) in a statement released on Tuesday. The release marked the publication of the 'Caasa Aviation Activity Index (CAAI): 3rd Quarter 2016'. There was, however, a “modest"......

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November 28, 2016


Kenya-USA direct flight on course despite Trump takeover

The Ministry of Transport has stated that Kenya's plan to have direct flights to the United States will not stop with the American change of regime in January.

Transport Principal Secretary Irungu Nyakera who was speaking to the Star on the sidelines of the 6th Africa Aviation Law Conference on Friday, however said that the Federal Aviation Administration which is the regulator of all American civil aviation aspects is an independent body and cannot"...

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November 28, 2016


Toshiba Promotes Move to Hydrogen Economy with Construction of Integrated Hydrogen Application Center

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today broke ground on a new Hydrogen Application Center at its Fuchu Complex in western Tokyo. Scheduled to start operation in April 2017, the center will be built around a newly designed H2One™ hydrogen power system that will use renewable energy to produce hydrogen and supply it to fuel-cell powered forklifts operating in Fuchu Complex. Fuel cells can be quickly refueled and are available 24 hours a day, a clear advantage over batteries.


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November 28, 2016


NINLARO™ (ixazomib) Receives Conditional Approval from the European Commission to Treat Multiple Myeloma

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced that the European Commission has granted conditional marketing authorization for NINLAROTM (ixazomib) capsules, indicated in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone for adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy. The decision to approve NINLARO as the first and only oral proteasome inhibitor to treat multiple myeloma follows a positive opinion by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products (CHMP) for Human Use in September 2016.


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November 28, 2016


Boehringer Ingelheim and China Southeast University collaborate to develop new treatment approaches for hearing loss

  • 360 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss with no effective treatment available
  • New collaboration with China Southeast University is part of the Research Beyond Borders (RBB) initiative, which aims to explore emerging science within and beyond Boehringer Ingelheim’s therapy areas of focus
  • The new project underscores Boehringer Ingelheim’s commitment to bring medical breakthroughs to patients in need by investing in early research and"...

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November 27, 2016


Kenyan 'airspace is safe' says Civil Aviation Organization

The Kenyan government said Thursday the country’s airspace is safe and meets the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards after improvement made in aviation security.

Principal Secretary for Transport Irungu Nyakera said the country has significantly increased its level of effective implementation of"...

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November 24, 2016


China to boost aviation sector in Africa

China plans to train at least 500 aviation personnel from Africa annually as part of efforts to boost the continent’s fast-growing aviation sector.

Shu Limei, the commercial councilor for Asia and Africa in Guangdong Province made the pledge at the China-Africa Aviation Forum held in China’s Zhuhai City.

“We will help Africa to deal with challenges such as backward"...

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