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FELIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY AIRPORT IN ABIDJAN: PRIME MINISTER PATRICK ACHI LAUNCHES THE THIRD PHASE OF THE EXPANSION

Abidjan, December 20, 2022 – The Ivorian Prime Minister, Patrick Achi, launched on December 19, 2022 in Abidjan, the third phase of the extension works of the Felix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport (FHB), which will enable to meet the increase in passenger traffic. “Modernizing and expanding our airport is to strengthen this central hub of West Africa, towards the reference markets that are the 130 million French-speaking inhabitants of WAEMU and the 400 million of ECOWAS,” said Patrick Achi. The Head of Government also revealed that this modernization will enable the…

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AFRAA Concludes its 54th Annual General Assembly with Emphasis on Concerted Actions to Drive Air Transport Industry Sustainability

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Air Senegal concluded the 54th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Dakar, Senegal. The event was held under the High Patronage of the Government of Senegal. The Assembly, which brought together 456 delegates from 42 countries under the theme “Acing the Roadmap to Sustainable African Aviation”, called upon African airlines and air transport stakeholders to act on initiatives and strategies that will drive the sustainability of the air transport sector to realise its potential. Among others, these include: the Air Transport Sustainability Roadmap, the effective implementation of the…

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Workshop Concludes with Enhanced Determination to Spearhead the Full Operationalisation of Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), Yamoussoukro Decision

The workshop provided an opportunity to deliberate on various regulatory instruments Air transport experts and representatives of the African Union Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) met in Accra, Ghana from 28th November to 2nd December 2022, to discuss the regulatory instruments of the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) and Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). The workshop provided an opportunity to deliberate on various regulatory instruments including Powers, Functions, and Operations of the YD Executing…

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Inaugural Africa Airforce Forum highlights the role of Air Force in bridging regional stability

Day one prioritizes partnerships to build transnational capabilities and address security challenges in the region, particularly low intensity conflict areas Panelists address top 5 priorities for fleet modernization and capability building Focus placed on better human resource management for the African air forces Airforce industry leaders from across Africa and global defence experts gathered today to address security challenges and the necessity for regional Air Forces to enhance air operations to counter asymmetrical threats across Africa and highlight aviation in Low intensity conflicts at the Inaugural African Airforce Forum at…

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Sénégal : Inaugural Africa Airforce Forum to address evolving security challenges across Africa

+20  chiefs of Air Forces from across Africa and Internationally to attend and share insights Forum to be a platform for Africa’s aerospace and defense stakeholders to convene, integrate and implement plans Senegal, 6 October 2022: To support and address the security challenges and the necessity for regional Air Forces to enhance air operations to counter asymmetrical threats across Africa, the Inaugural African Airforce Forum will be highlighting aviation in Low intensity conflicts and will be hosted by the Senegal Air Force at the King Fahd Palace Dakar in Senegal…

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South African Express placed placed into liquidation

South African Express was finally placed in final liquidation by the South African High Court on Wednesday, a long-awaited decision since the cancellation of the airline’s licenses and operating rights by the International Air Services Council (IASC) of South Africa last July, due to the failure of a second sale attempt. The state-owned regional carrier had filed for bankruptcy protection in February 2020, and has not flown since its provisional liquidation in April 2020. The bankruptcy of South African Express was due to a combination of rampant corruption, fraud and…

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President Weah Makes Appointments at Liberia Airport Authority (LAA), Dismissing its Technical Services Director

The President of the Republic, H E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has made two appointments at the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) and, at the same time, effecting a dismissal at the entity. President Weah expressed hope that the two appointees will justify the confidence he has reposed in them Those appointed today, September 14, 2022 are Mr. Musa Shannon as Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors and Mr. Akoi Sowogie as Acting Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services. President Weah expressed hope that the two appointees will justify the…

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OPENING OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE REGIONAL SEMINAR ON “INNOVATION AND CYBERSECURITY” IN CIVIL AVIATION

On Monday, September 5, 2022, the Moroccan Minister of Transport and Logistics, Mr. Mohammed Abdeljalil, launched the second session of the regional seminar on “innovation and cybersecurity”, organized by the Arab Civil Aviation Organization, the European Civil Aviation Summit, the African Civil Aviation Commission and the Directorate of Air Transport of the United States. This seminar organized in Marrakech was attended by more than a hundred officials and experts in aviation safety and security, representing more than 40 African and Arab countries.  ”In his opening address, the Minister stressed that…

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High salaries, recruitments at Uganda Airlines concern Members of Parliament

Officials from Uganda Airlines led by their Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Bamuturaki appeared before the committee on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 KAMPALA, Uganda, August 17, 2022/ — The Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities (COSASE) has given Uganda Airlines one month to come up with a staff structure after it emerged that several officers are being paid exorbitantly.Officials from Uganda Airlines led by their Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Bamuturaki appeared before the committee on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 to answer concerns raised by the Auditor General on the operations of the…

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Air Seychelles – The first airline receiving rights to overfly Saudi Arabia airspace to the Indian Ocean

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2022 – Air Seychelles today achieved another important milestone in its flights between Israel and Seychelles. The carrier became the first airline to receive permission from the Saudi Arabian authorities to overfly their territory on flights between the two countries. Saudi Arabia announced last month that flights operating to and from Israel would be allowed to use this airspace, which previously was highly restricted with few exemptions. Sandy Benoiton, acting CEO of Air Seychelles said: “The granting of this airspace is very significant for the airline. The…

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