Africa: 9 African female pilots dominating the African aviation industry

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For African women, history shows that it took a very long time for them to enjoy basic human rights. Women and children are regarded as the weaker sex and are at risk of suffering the most in society. Through the fight for equality and provision of human rights and privileges to women in society, they have proven that they are […]

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Africa: Ninety-nine female pilots organisation visit EgyptairTraining Academy


The Ninety-nine female Pilots Organisation visited EgyptairTraining Academy during the fifth annual meeting of the Arab sector of the Ninety-Ninth International Organisation of Female Pilots, which was held in Cairo. It was established in 1989 in Saudi Arabia,and headed Captain Alia Al Tawal who is Jordanian and includes 110 Arab Female pilots , including seven Egyptians. The Arab sector is […]

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Africa: Why Nigerian Airlines Hire Expatriate Pilots and How Ethiopian Airlines grew it’s Academy

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One of the major challenges in manpower development in aviation is industry is the cost of training. Many young people dream of becoming pilots in the future but when the cost of training is broached, many parents know that they won’t be able to afford it. Not only the exorbitant cost, in Nigeria there is another great huddle; how do […]

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Aviation: ‘Why Africa’s air transport growth is sluggish’


‘Why Africa’s air transport growth is sluggish’ To grow air transport in Africa, governments and players in the continent must tackle the deficiency of skilled manpower, the chairman of Nigerian Aviation Safety Initiative (NASI), Captain Dung Pam has said. He said African countries, including Nigeria have the highest number of ‘unskilled ‘ aviation manpower among leading air transport blocs in […]

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Aviation: Ghana opens Cargo Handling Hub

… New Ghanaian Airline plans long Haul flights and a Hangar in Tamale Ghana Airport Cargo Centre (GACC), a public private partnership (PPP)-funded facility at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport, saw its grand official opening ceremony attended by John Dramani Mahama, the country’s president. The 10,000 sqm of dedicated cargo warehousing is already handling 50% of the local air cargo market, having […]

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Malawian Female Pilot Makes First Successful Flight as a Command Captain

Malawian Airlines first female captain, who was trained at Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA), inaugurated her first flight on March 11, 2016 at Kamuzu International Airport, in Lilongwe in the presence of Malawian CEO and officials from the country’s Transport Ministry. Captain Yolanda Kaunda became Malawian Airlines first female captain on the Bombardier Q400 aircraft after completing her training at EAA. Malawian Female […]

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Inspite of bad economy, Nigeria spend $4bn on Travels

Revenues from ticket sales by foreign airlines, salary emoluments from expatriate pilots and engineers, and cost of aircraft maintenance overseas have risen to over $4 billion annually, THISDAY checks have revealed. The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) disclosed that as much as $2.3 billion was generated by Nigerian travel agents in 2014 from ticket sales for foreign airlines […]

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