Africa: Finally, Lessors Blacklist Nigeria on Aircraft Acquisition

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Nigerian airlines will henceforth find it extremely difficult to acquire aircraft through leasing, except by outright purchase as THISDAY learnt that major aircraft leasing companies in the world have blacklisted the country. The blacklisting was as a result of the failure of some indigenous airlines to return aircraft to lessors after they defaulted on the terms of the acquisition of […]

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Africa: Nigeria to seek investors for aircraft leasing venture

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The Nigerian government revealed that the country plans to set up an aircraft leasing company to help domestic and African carriers obtain new planes and is seeking private partners for the venture. Quite a lot of airlines operating in Nigeria will like to expand their fleet, however, high financing costs and currency risks have hampered growth. Nigerian airlines’ revenues are […]

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Aviation: Who Wins The Race For Africa’s Emerging Aircraft Market?

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The aircraft market in Africa may be growing slowly in line with the slow growth of airlines on the continent. But the potential for more aircraft to be demanded in Africa as the economy and the air transport industry emerge, for aircraft sellers, is worth waiting and positioning for. Air traffic growth and demand for aircraft are closely linked to […]

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Africa: Concerns over Shrinking Number of Domestic Aircraft in Nigeria

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Industry experts have noted that while the number of domestic air travel in the country is growing, the number of operating aircraft owned by the airlines has reduced. This, according to them might hamper the growth of domestic airlines in the country as well as negatively affect air travelers. Industry experts are of the view that the number of aircraft […]

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Africa: Few Operational Aircraft Puts Pressure on Airlines

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Domestic airlines cannot meet the demand of travellers due to shrinking fleet and this has given rise to high airfares, scramble for flights and the inability of people to travel by air. THISDAY investigations revealed that in the last one week there have been cut back on the number of aircraft operating domestic service in the country, as airlines have […]

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Africa: Between Nigeria and Aged Aircraft

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There have been reports about aged aircraft operated by Nigerian airlines. Some of such reports had indicated that Nigeria operates the oldest aircraft in Africa. However, UK’s based The Telegraph, recently reported 10 world’s oldest aircraft in the world and none came from Nigeria; one came from South Africa, Interair with registration number ZS-IJJ. That is why Nigerian airline operators […]

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Aviation: Chinese aircraft maker, airline join hands to tap African market

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China’s homemade ARJ21 regional jets are expected to enter the African market, according to a memorandum of understanding between Hainan Airlines (HNA) and the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) that was signed on Friday. HNA will deliver ARJ21 regional jets into African countries based on its global airline network and partnerships with African airliners such as the Ghana-based AWA. […]

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Aviation: 10 aircraft you’ve never heard of that changed the course of flying history

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Sitting aboard a gigantic Airbus A380 – the largest passenger plane in the world – it’s easy to forget that the modern history of air travel is barely 120 years old. This is the point made by Matt Falcus in the introduction of his guide to 50 aircraft that changed flying. And though his book highlights many of the planes […]

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Africa: Nigerian airlines’ aircraft size shrinks, fares rise by 15%

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The voluntary suspension, coupled with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)-induced suspension, the country’s aviation industry and may have limited choices of air travellers. The suspension of FirstNation Airways, has changed the travel dynamics in the Two airlines, Medview and FirstNation, are temporarily out of service. The carriers are planning to bounce back after sorting out their aircraft problems. Consequently, […]

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Aviation: B777 overtakes B747 as the most popular Aircraft sold just as A330 sets to become number 2

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In Mar-2018 the Boeing 747 finally lost its crown as the world’s most successful widebody aircraft by the number of deliveries, when it was overtaken by Boeing’s 777. The 747 made aviation history when it entered service with Pan Am in 1970 as the first ever twin aisle aircraft and the first commercial jet with two decks. The 747 was […]

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