Aviation: Airlines To Offer Cargo Hold Beds On Long Haul Flights By 2021

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Airbus is planning to launch a new concept in economy class long haul flying. Presented at this year’s Crystal Cabin Awards, the Lower Deck Pax Experience Modules could see coach class passengers gaining access to real beds, as well as chill spaces below deck. What would you give for a good comfortable sleep on your next long haul flight? Perhaps […]

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Africa: Airbus delays a setback for Ugandan carrier

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Uganda Airlines will have to wait even longer to take to the skies after engine maker Rolls-Royce announced potential delays in delivery of their new Airbus A330eo aircraft. Another regional carrier, RwandAir, will have to wait too. On Monday, the Airbus engine maker said there were potential delays in delivering the Trent 7000 engines to be fitted in the kind […]

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News: Airbus releases aerospace tech impact white paper

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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has released a white paper on the role of aerospace technologies and their impact on socio-economic development in Africa. The report -The Great Enabler: Aerospace in Africa – looks at how different segments of the industry can address a core set of challenges on the continent by increasing access to healthcare; enhancing food security by making African […]

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Aviation: Airbus forecasts Africa to need 1,100+ new aircraft through 2038

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The Airbus Global Market Forecast predicts passenger traffic from and to Africa will increase by 4.9% annually over the next 20 years. The report also forecasts African carriers will need more than 1,100 new passenger and freighter aircraft to meet this demand. “We estimated that there are around 650 jets flying in Africa today. Around 30 African airlines operate 237 […]

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Aviation: Middle East and European Airlines benefit more from Africa than Africans as Airbus Boss says it grows fleet to 243 in Africa

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Airbus’ top salesman for Africa, Hadi Akoum, believes that a clear dialogue with governments could be the key to unlocking Africa’s aviation potential. According to Hadi Akoum, Airbus vice president for sales in sub-Sahara Africa, private sector (investors) are generally still hesitant to come to the continent. “This is why I believe that governments need to be involved,” he said, […]

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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: Cote d’Ivoire to become Aerospace hub in West Africa in partnership with Airbus

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Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of collaboration to support the development of the country’s aerospace industry which has been identified as strategic for its economic development. The MoU was signed today by his Excellency Amadou Koné, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and Mikail Houari, […]

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Aviation: How Airbus investment in a failed Gold mine may have influenced the purchase of Helicopters by Mali

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The Kodieran gold deposit in Mali never produced much gold beyond the specks that locals panned from this remote corner of Africa. Yet in 2012, the mine gained a curious shareholder: Airbus. The French aviation giant bought its stake in a round-about way, moving 15 million euros from an internal fund through a series of entities in the British Virgin […]

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Aviation: Will the Airbus A380 disappear within a short time

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A Legendary Aircraft: The A380 is a legendary aircraft. It illustrates brilliant aeronautical engineering, technology, comfort and is in fact one of the best ever built civilian airliners in the history of aviation. Unfortunately, unless a huge miraculous order lands in Toulouse, this great aircraft could be on its way to becoming a big white elephant. Although I did not […]

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Aviation: Is Airbus taking over from Boeing as the Preferred Aircraft in Africa?

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Airbus aircraft continue to be the preferred choice for airlines in Africa and Southern Indian Ocean region, with 27 new Airbus operators since 2010. Today 32 African airlines operate 233 Airbus aircraft in the region. For the overall region, today’s fleet comprises : 142 single aisle aircraft such as the best-selling A320 Family and 91 wide-body aircraft such as the […]

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