Africa: A Day of honour and Awards for Aviators, Reporters, others at AFARN Summit


It was a day of honour and awards as the Association of Foreign Airlines and Representatives of Nigeria, AFARN recognized and appreciated veteran aviation experts, reporters and others in the aviation sector for their sacrifices and contributions in promoting a safe, secured air travel in the country. The event which witnessed in attendance airline operators both local and international,ground handling […]

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Africa: Foreign Airlines Call For Improved Infrastructure, Review Of Charges In Nigeria


Stakeholders in the Nigerian aviation industry have called on the Federal Government and its agencies to improve on the existing infrastructure in all the country’s aviation industry. The players in the sector also canvassed for downward review of charges, saying that the without this, the sector would not be able to contribute to the growth of the industry. Speaking at […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s Captain Ado Sanusi of Aero Contractors wins BALAFON Aviation Man of the Year West Africa


Captain Ado Sanusi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aero Contractors, Nigeria’s oldest airline in Lagos Nigeria has won the BALAFON award of the Aviation Man of the Year in West Africa. The award was presented to him at the 4th Accra Weizo, the West African region travel fair held at the La Palm Royal Beach Resort, Accra-Ghana on […]

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Africa: WHO must explain the Uganda Zika risk claim


The inclusion, by the World Health Organisation, of Uganda among countries pregnant women should not visit because of the Zika virus is unfortunate and must be challenged. This newspaper yesterday reported that expectant mothers in some European countries, particularly in Belgium, are being advised not to travel to Uganda due to the risk of contracting the Zika virus as flagged […]

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Africa: Zim Airways planes flown back to Malaysia for maintenance- Gumbo

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Government says one of the four long haul planes acquired from Malaysia, the Boeing 777-200ER, has no mechanical problems and was only taken back to Kuala Lumpur for routine maintenance, which is a prerequisite even if it is not flying. Aeroplanes have a strict regime of maintenance, unlike vehicles, and since such checks could not be done locally or on […]

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Africa: Air Mauritius, Kenya Airways, Rwandair, SAA eye alliance


Air Mauritius (MK, Mauritius) says it is in talks with several African carriers over the formation of a new regional alliance. The Indian Ocean-based airline said in a statement marking its AGM that it was currently in consultations with South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo), Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta), and RwandAir (WB, Kigali) over the alliance which, […]

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Aviation: Airbus stalls A330 deliveries to HNA Group over non-payment

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Airbus has stalled the deliveries of at least six A330 twinjets for HNA Groupcarriers, including Hainan Airlines, Capital Airlines (China), and Tianjin Airlines, due to a lack of payments received from the Chinese airlines, Reuters has reported. According to the newswire, the six widebody jets are parked at Toulouse Blagnac. Airbus has reportedly decided to withdraw the deliveries for the […]

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Aviation: Transportation camp helps Turlock Christian student fly high


Turlock Christian High School senior Kojo Bekoe-Sakyi remembers the first time he saw an airplane in person. He was at an airport heading to West Africa with his family, and, awestruck, he marveled at how something so heavy was able to fly. That particular moment has stuck in Bekoe-Sakyi’s mind throughout the years, he said, because it helped him decide […]

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Africa: Ghana Aviation Minister Receives Humanity Award


The Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater Project has presented the Humanity Award to Aviation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah. Pamela Bridgewater, who served as US Ambassador to Ghana from June 2005 to July 2008, is currently spearheading a project in the country to lessen the plight of female head porters, commonly known as ‘Kayayei.’ The award, which forms part of the Project’s Humanity […]

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Aviation: Experts Bemoan Airlines’ Failures In West Africa

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Experts in the aviation industry have lamented the failures of the airlines within West Africa saying that the reasons why most Africa Airlines fail to deliver were due to lack of business plan, high taxes, corporate governance issue as well as no support from the states. The experts, who called attention to promoting and supporting local carriers before competing, said […]

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