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South African start-up interested in 25% stake in Air Zimbabwe

South African start-up interested in 25% stake in Air Zimbabwe 0

🕔10:37, 30.Dec 2017

A proposal has been submitted to the Zimbabwean government by Fly Modern Ark in which the South African start-up would provide Air Zimbabwe with Xian Aircraft Company turboprop equipment in return for a 25% stake in the state-owned airline. Air

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Ethiopian Stops Negotiations to Manage Arik Air

Ethiopian Stops Negotiations to Manage Arik Air 0

🕔18:55, 28.Dec 2017

Ethiopian’s chief executive has disclosed that Ethiopian airlines has ended negotiations with the Nigerian government to manage the biggest private Nigerian airline, Arik Air. Through the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the government of Nigeria has taken control of

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Nigerian airline, Air Peace, takes delivery of additional B737 aircraft

Nigerian airline, Air Peace, takes delivery of additional B737 aircraft 0

🕔16:10, 26.Dec 2017

An additional Boeing B737-300 aircraft had been delivered to a Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, to augment its operations during the yuletide. The Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. He said the aircraft

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African airlines to make small loses in 2018 – IATA

African airlines to make small loses in 2018 – IATA 0

🕔16:31, 23.Dec 2017

A prediction has come from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that African carriers as a whole are probably to make small losses in 2018, estimated around $100 million. In a statement issued by IATA’s Director-General, Alexandre de Juniac, in

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Ethiopia: An Exceptional Airliner for African Economic Integration, Unity

Ethiopia: An Exceptional Airliner for African Economic Integration, Unity 0

🕔20:53, 21.Dec 2017

Since 1951 when Ethiopian Airlines commenced international flights, it has remained the huge figure in Africa’s aviation industry. Its role in the inception and foundation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) is invaluable. The motto of the airline, “Bringing

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Nigerian Airport Security Team to Investigate Vistajet Robbery

Nigerian Airport Security Team to Investigate Vistajet Robbery 0

🕔17:50, 19.Dec 2017

The management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has set up an investigation team to reveal the cause of an attack and burglary of Vistajet aircraft by airport bandits that was taxiing to apron after landing, which as reported,

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High operation costs caused African airlines to post $100m losses in 2017

High operation costs caused African airlines to post $100m losses in 2017 0

🕔20:50, 16.Dec 2017

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), due to high operating costs and restrictive aviation policies of most African countries, African airlines will post a collective loss of $100m by the end of this year, with a similar predicted

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Airlines Often Fail to Report In-Flight Sexual Assaults, Need to Step Up

Airlines Often Fail to Report In-Flight Sexual Assaults, Need to Step Up 0

🕔16:59, 14.Dec 2017

The airline industry appeared to be caught off-guard when a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane. Her claim which was denied by the accused on a domestic Vistara flight in India

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Africa responsible for 37% of global aviation fatalities – AfDB

Africa responsible for 37% of global aviation fatalities – AfDB 0

🕔11:31, 13.Dec 2017

President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, while speaking with newsmen in Abuja, revealed that African aviation sector accounts for about nine per cent of aircraft accidents yearly and 37 per cent of Aviation fatalities globally. Although the

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Expatriate Pilots ignored by Nigerian Airlines, Over N5bn saved annually

Expatriate Pilots ignored by Nigerian Airlines, Over N5bn saved annually 0

🕔20:59, 8.Dec 2017

Over N5billion might have been saved annually by Nigerian airlines by rejecting foreign technical personnel, most especially pilots and engineers. This was as a result of economic hardship, outrageous salaries and allowances paid to expatriate pilots and engineers which forced

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