Aviation: Boeing’s woes fuel Washington’s fears of the age of the made-in-China plane

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Boeing’s crisis over the global grounding of its 737 MAX 8 jet, following plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia , has set the scene for the next dreadful twist of the United States’ trade war with China, and worsened the almost-existential threat Washington feels from Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” strategy. At a point when the dispute over Chinese tech […]

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Aviation: Kenya Airways may return to Airbus as it rethinks Boeing 737 Max orders

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The Boeing Co. 737 Max crash in Ethiopia looks increasingly likely to hit the planemaker’s future orders as mounting safety concerns prompt airlines to reconsider plans to purchase the jetliner. Kenya Airways Plc is reevaluating proposals to buy the latest version of the single-aisle workhorse and could switch to Airbus SE’s rival A320 or upgauge to Boeing’s larger 787 Dreamliner, […]

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Aviation: The Boeing 747 had a great run, but farewell doesn’t mean the end

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There may be no airliner as recognizable as the Boeing 747, the world’s first jumbo jet, with its iconic hump of an upper deck. For aviation fans, the introduction of the “Queen of the Skies” was a triumph of engineering and grace: unprecedented size and speed with spiral-staircase international glamour. But the airline business has changed, and the giant plane […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines To Start Direct and non-stop Services to Singapore

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Ethiopian Airlines To Start Direct and non-stop Services to Singapore Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and fastest growing African airline, is set to start a direct and non-stop services to Singapore as of June 2017 using the ultra-modern Boeing 787. Singapore’s Changi airport is one of the major global aviation hubs with the latest airport infrastructure and one of the best […]

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Aviation: RwandAir advices Nigerian Travellers on ‘No-Show’ as it starts Daily Flights

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RwandAir advices Nigerian Travellers on ‘No-Show’ as it starts Daily Flights By Friday Nwosu One of Africa’s fastest growing airlines, RwandAir has assured Air travellers in Nigeria of its on time departure operations in the country, as it advices passengers to avoid missing their flights. The airline in a statement said check-in for its daily flight operations out of the […]

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Aviation: Air Tanzania adds Boeing 787 to its fleet in a rash of acquisitions

Air Tanzania adds Boeing 787 to its fleet in a rash of acquisitions Boeing and the United Republic of Tanzania have confirmed an order for one 787-8 Dreamliner, valued at $224.6 million at list prices. The aircraft will be operated by Air Tanzania, the flag carrier of Tanzania. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders […]

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B737-8 for Air Tanzania: Building an Airline a plane at a time the Magufuli style

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Air Tanzania (TC, Dar-es-Salaam) will add a maiden B787-8 to its fleet next year Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has announced. Following a meeting with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) Director of Sales, Jim Deboo, in Dar es Salaam this week, Magufuli said his government has already made an initial payment for the aircraft, which is expected to be delivered on June […]

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Africa: Rwandair Second Airbus A330-Umurage- arrives Kigali as it spreads it wings afar

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Plans by RwandAir to enter the US and European aviation markets have been strengthened by the acquisition of another Airbus 330-300 that arrives in the country today. The airline’s officials said the plane, Christened Umurage, is expected to land at the Kigali International Airport today at 4pm local time. John Mirenge, the RwandAir chief executive, said the Airbus manufacturer handed […]

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Aviation: RwandAir 10th aircraft, Boeing 737 “Kalisimbi” arrives Kigali with on-board Wifi

The national carrier, RwandAir’s latest acquisition Boeing 737-800NG is expected in Kigali this Wednesday having left Seattle, United States on Monday. The Boeing aircraft is the first of two new orders from the American manufacturer. The new aircraft christened ‘Kalisimbi’ is expected to increase the airline’s fleet to ten aircraft and it is expected to facilitate the carrier’s growing routes […]

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Aviation: Step aside Ocean Cruises, as New Cruise Jetliner flies to Africa

If the thought of a world cruise aboard a giant ocean-going ship along with thousands of others crammed aboard what is in effect a vast, floating hotel leaves you less than whelmed, there is an alternative. Now, you can cruise the world much more quickly, and with far fewer fellow travellers, aboard the world’s first dedicated cruise jetliner. And the […]

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