Airport News On the Cover 

SIGNING OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE GUINEAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (AGAC) AND THE NATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION AGENCY OF BURKINA FASO (ANAC-BF)

This Tuesday, April 25, 2023, the Director General of AGAC, Mr. Sékou Oumar THIAM and the Director General of ANAC-BF, Mr. Hyacinthe COMPAORÉ, signed at the headquarters of AGAC, a memorandum of understanding on air services, in order to allow both of them to mutually serve their respective airports. This memorandum signed as a prelude to the third session of the Grand Joint Commission of Cooperation Guinea-Burkina Faso, scheduled from 26 to 28 April 2023 Conakry, provides for many areas of technical cooperation which can be summarized as: (i) the…

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Angola and the United States sign bilateral Open Skies Agreement

On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, the Angolan Minister of Transport, Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu, and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, signed a historic Open Skies Air Services Agreement and a Memorandum of Consultations in the field of Civil Aviation. The signing, which took place in Washington, aims to promote a strong international aviation system between the two countries, based on healthy competition of their airlines and with direct access of Angola to the largest civil aviation system in the world. For the Angolan Minister of Transport, the signing of…

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Nigerian Aviation Outfit, Falcon Aero, Unveils Tech Platforms to Ease Business Jet Booking

Nigerian business aviation firm, Falcon Aerospace Limited (www.FalconAero.org), has unveiled innovations designed to ease business jet booking and make access to the service more inclusive. The firm introduced the products at a recent event in Lagos, Nigeria, where it unveiled its operational business units. According to CEO, Chukwuerika Achum, Falcon Aerospace’s business model derives from the increased demand for business aviation by more Africans doing business across and outside Africa, and non-Africans flying into the continent for business and tourism. “We are proud of our African origin and are deeply…

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Ethiopian Airlines and AFRAA’s forthcoming Aviation Convention in May set to change the narrative of African airline industry

Addis Ababa, 14 April 2023: In light of Africa’s vast landmass, its population accounting for 16% of the world population, and its low share of global trade of 2%, the continent is an excellent opportunity to develop air transport. However, as a market, Africa’s share over several decades has remained stagnant at less than 3% of the world market – it is time to take action to change this narrative. The 11th Aviation Stakeholders Convention, scheduled to take place from 07-09 May 2023 is timely and aligned to address this situation.…

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Airport News On the Cover 

Mozambique receives US$22.5 million airport security equipment donation from Japan

(Agence Ecofin) – Principal défi de l’aviation civile, la sécurité aérienne comporte des variables difficiles à contrôler qui nécessitent de constamment de gros investissements.             Le Mozambique a obtenu du Japon un don d’équipements aéroportuaires d’une valeur de 22,5 millions USD qui seront déployés dans les aéroports de Maputo, Beira, Nampula, Pemba et Mocimboa da Praia, rapporte le média local Mozambique News Agency. Les matériels sont composés de systèmes de contrôle de trafic aérien, de véhicules de lutte contre l’incendie, de générateurs et stabilisateurs de courant électrique de grande capacité, de…

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Airlines News On the Cover 

Kenya Airways meets AFRAA for CEO Dialogues

Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer – Allan Kilavuka hosted the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Secretary General, Abdérahmane Berthé, at the Kenya Airways headquarters in Nairobi – Kenya on 07 March 2023 for this year’s 3rd edition of the “AFRAA Member Airline CEOs Leadership Dialogues” session. Both AFRAA and Kenya Airways Leadership teams were present at the dialogues session. The meeting presented a unique opportunity to discuss in detail various subjects, including the state of the air transport industry and the underlying dynamics, updates on Kenya Airways’ restructuring process, the airline consolidation feasibility study…

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Audit of civil aviation security in Senegal: the satisfaction of the actors

Dakar, March 02 (APS) – The team of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) presented, this Thursday, the results of the audit of the security of civil aviation in Senegal whose actors say they are satisfied with the results, said a press release sent to APS. The audit covered nine areas of activity including airport operations, passenger and baggage security, training of aviation security personnel, regulatory framework and national aviation security system, among others.  The ICAO team which carried out the civil aviation security audit of Senegal, from February 20…

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RwandAir hosts AFRAA for the CEO Dialogues Session

03 March 2023, Kigali – Rwanda: The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Secretary General, Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, met RwandAir Chief Executive Officer – Ms. Yvonne Manzi Makolo and RwandAir Leadership on 02 March 2023 at RwandAir Headoffice in Kigali, Rwanda for the “AFRAA Member Airline CEOs Leadership Dialogues”. This meeting marks the second edition of the AFRAA CEO Dialogues for 2023. The CEO Dialogues initiative is a drive-by AFRAA to create close engagement with member airlines and a space for dialogue necessary to develop transformative initiatives. AFRAA and RwandAir had a unique opportunity…

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Transair Senegal’s fleet expands with the imminent arrival of a Boeing 737-300

According to sources, Transair Senegal, the first Senegalese private airline serving Africa, will soon strengthen its fleet with the acquisition of a Boeing 737-300. Currently, Transair’s fleet consists of Embraer, Beechcraft and a Boeing 737-500. The arrival of the new Boeing 737-300 will allow Transair Senegal to expand its network by serving more African destinations. This expansion comes after the company’s success in launching air services to some West and Central African countries. Transair’s ambitious goal is to cover the entire African continent.

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Airport News On the Cover 

ICAO USAP-CMA Audit, Guinea has multiply its 15-year-old score by 5

On Thursday, February 16, the General Management of the Guinean Civil Aviation Authority (AGAC) organized a meeting with the main actors of the civil aviation security system of the Republic of Guinea, with the aim of presenting the preliminary results of the latest report of the USAP-CMA audit conducted by ICAO. This audit was conducted from 14 to 23 November 2022, and its objective was to assess the compliance of the Guinean civil aviation with the security standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The meeting brought together several…

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