Aviation: Embraer delivers first E175 jet to Africa

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Embraer has delivered the first E175 jet to Mauritania Airlines during a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos. Last year, the African carrier signed a firm order with the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer for two Embraer E175, which is valued at $93.8 million. With this delivery, the Mauritanian flag carrier becomes the first airline to operate […]

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Aviation: More African Airlines are seeking second hand Embraer jets

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Regional airliner manufacturers are seeing a major adjustment in African airline markets as airlines “right-size” their fleets, adopting more economical, regional types (especially regional jets). This was made clear at the twenty-seventh African Aviation Summit (Air Finance Africa) on Thursday by representatives of both the major regional jet original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Canada’s Bombardier and Brazil’s Embraer. Bombardier senior Vice President, […]

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Aviation: Will Air Peace Win Back the West Coast for Nigeria

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Will Air Peace Win Back the West Coast for Nigeria Perennial aviation fuel scarcity and its skyrocketing cost since 2016 hampered operations of Nigerian airlines in the West and Central Africa. With the dollars scarcity in Nigeria, which forced down the value of Naira, West Coast operations gave Nigerian airlines the leeway to earn foreign exchange. Early in 2016, Aero […]

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Aviation: FastJet CEO steps up as Chairman resigns

Fastjet announced that Colin Child, Non-Executive Chairman, has resigned as Chairman and as a Director of the Company. Having led the fund raising exercise in July this year Colin believes that it would not be appropriate for him to continue in this role given the Company is initiating, sooner than originally expected, a further fund raising exercise. Rob Burnham, Non-Executive […]

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Aviation : Aero Contractor Airlines is down and out

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By Ikechi Uko One of Nigeria’s most loved Airlines Aero may never come back from its temporary shutdown. This is how Nicon Airways, Chanchangi and Air Nigeria sneaked out of the Airspace. Aero is not supposed to be in such a bad situation with its history and super support by well heeled owners. It’s success story with Rotary wings operation […]

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Africa’s fastest growing low cost carrier fastjet is phasing out its Airbus fleet in favour of Embraer.

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The airline will return three of it’s leased Airbus A319, sub-lease two while selling the third which it owns by end of September. Fast jet has already negotiated for three 108-seater Embraer E190’s on short term lease, with the first one expected to touch down in two weeks. The wet-lease program which includes pilots, cabin and maintenance crew will enable […]

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As Boeing predicts 900 Aircraft for Africa, Embraer forecasts demand for 240 new jets

Embraer Commercial Aviation released today its market outlook for Africa, which forecasts that the region will take delivery of 240 new jets in the 70 to 130-seat segment over the next 20 years. The 70 to 130-seat jet fleet in service is estimated to grow from the current 120 units to 260 by 2034. “Africans are turning progressively to air […]

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AWA Gets IOSA Certification, as it promises to enlarge market share in Ghana.

Friday Nwosu Africa World Airlines, Ghana’s fastest growing regional carrier, has received the International Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Programme certificate from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after an intensive and rigorous process. The airline’s certificate is valid from May 1, 2015 to May 1, 2017 and it has subsequently been listed on the IOSA register. Share our story:

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Business Travel On private, Charter Jets Strong, Despite Economic Slowdown

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Business travel on private and charter jets appears resilient despite the economic slowdown currently being experienced in Nigeria. According to BusinessDay findings, passenger traffic for business travel has continued to show steady growth compared to domestic airlines that have lost about 40 percent of their passenger traffic. “Businessmen still prefer to fly charter planes knowing that there is better flexibility […]

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