Aviation: Can MROs Support Airlines’ Profitability In Africa?

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If 2018 was the year of rising cost, then 2019 is likely to follow suit. With oil prices increasing, salaries rising globally and profit margins under pressure in the aviation industry, maintenance costs can be a significant expenditure for operators. Yet when managed properly, engine MRO can be optimized, taking the expenditure into the realm of necessary spend, as opposed […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines Seeks African MRO Leadership By 2025

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Already well-established as a leading MRO provider in Africa, Ethiopian has bold plans for expansion. Mesfin Tasew joined Ethiopian Airlines in 1984 as associate engineer and has steadily climbed the ranks internally, becoming director of operations and technical systems support in 1997, then vice president of maintenance and engineering in 2006. He is currently chief operating officer, a role he […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian airlines MRO made $45 million from other airlines and plans expansion into West Africa and Southern Africa

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In a bid to satisfy the growing demand for aircraft maintenance services in Africa, Ethiopian Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) is planning to open service centers in West and Southern Africa countries. One of the leading MRO Centers in Africa, Ethiopian MRO, has been providing aircraft maintenance services for African and non-African carries for the past many years. One of […]

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Aviation: Exploring Africa’s $2.4 Billion MRO Market

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Aircraft Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul (MRO) market has fluctuated in recent years. Currently, the aviation industry has indicated signs of recovery with considerable growing demand forecast over the next decade in certain regions. In this piece, ANTHONY AWUNOR writes on the challenges, potentials and way forward for MRO market in Africa. In Africa, aircraft Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul (MRO) Market […]

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Aviation: Why Nigerian Government should Take over Ibom Airport MRO project

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The continued absence of the essential aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) center otherwise known as hangar for Nigeria’s aviation sector in particular has continued to be a source of worry for stakeholders across the sector. Each time the issue of an MRO had been raised, the general acceptance had been that for Nigerian airlines to measure up with their […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Won AFRAA’s Air Line of the Year Award 5th year in row

Africa’s largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines, has won Airline of the Year Award, for the fifth year in a row, by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) during its 48th Annual General Assembly held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The AFRAA annual awards recognize excellence in service delivery, innovation and competitiveness in airlines, individuals and service providers in the African aviation industry. […]

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Aviation: West Africa’s new Dominant Carrier Air Côte d’Ivoire adds more planes as new routes open

Earlier this year, Air Côte d’Ivoire placed an order with Airbus for three A320neos and two A320s, the Ivorian national airline becoming the first African airline to order the A320neo. CEO, René Décurey, explained that this demonstrated the airline’s commitment to accelerate its growth in western and central Africa, which has already resulted in it tripling passenger numbers over the […]

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Battle for West Africa: South Africa Airlines Leads Ethiopian Airline Using Accra as Hub

By Ikechi Uko The news that the Ghana Government has granted South Africa Airways (SAA), the 5th Freedom Traffic Right to operate on the Accra-London route changes the Aviation landscape in West Africa. West Africa has a population of over 300 million People within 15 countries having over 40 Airports with the largest Economies in Africa. Yet there is no […]

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Aviation: Africa has 700 aircraft and commands 2.9% of global Retrofit and MRO business

The global aerospace composites market is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 7% during the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest report. In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global aerospace composites market for 2016-2020. Based on composite type, the market is segmented into the following: glass fiber, carbon fiber, and […]

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Aviation: 2016 year of big winners and losers in West Africa

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IKECHI UKO West Africa has a population of over 300 million People within 15 countries having over 40 Airports with the largest Economies in Africa. Yet there is no strong Airline in West Africa and no Airport hub in West and Central Africa. East Africa has 2 hubs in Nairobi and Addis Ababa while South Africa has the massive Oliver […]

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