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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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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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South African Airways And Kenya Airways Sign Codeshare Agreement; Customers Can Enjoy Seamless Connections In Africa

Nairobi, KE, 19th July 2022– Kenya Airways (KQ), Kenya’s national carrier, and South African Airways (SAA) have signed a codeshare agreement that opens more destinations for seamless travel opportunities. As demand for air travel rebounds, the code-sharing agreement will see each airline sell, under its own code, flights operated by each other; South African Airways or Kenya Airways. SAA’s customers will continue to have the ability to earn Voyager Miles on these new codeshare flights. The deal enables travelers to combine flight segments and baggage on a single ticket. Passengers…

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Ghana : Joramco Academy reaches agreement with Aerojet Aviation to establish training academy

Joramco Academy, the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul school operated by the leading independent MRO provider Joramco, has entered into an agreement to support the establishment of Aerojet Aviation Training Academy, the first of its kind institution to offer advanced studies in Aircraft Maintenance in Ghana and the Sub Region. Joramco Acadmey was established in 2007 to provide comprehensive aircraft maintenance training courses. Based at the Joramco site in Amman, it stands apart by providing real-world insights into day-to-day operations at a world-class MRO. It offers internationally valid qualifications, which…

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Emirates offers 8 new destinations in South Africa through Airlink

Emirates, the largest national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa’s private airline Airlink, have officially activated their code-share partnership announced behind the scenes some 10 months ago. This agreement, “makes it easier for customers to create their ideal itinerary and benefit from seamless connections and a single booking reference across eight domestic South African cities via the airline’s gateways Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban,” according to the Emirates’ website. Thus, Emirates gives its customers the opportunity, through Airlink, to reach eight destinations from Johannesburg, five from Cape…

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EMIRATES AND ROYAL AIR MAROC LAUNCH CODESHARE PARTNERSHIP, FOR MORE ENHANCED JOURNEYS BETWEEN DUBAI, CASABLANCA AND BEYOND

Emirates and Royal Air Maroc have today launched a codeshare partnership, providing more travel options and connection choices for customers of both airlines between Dubai and Casablanca, and beyond.   Effective later this month, both airlines will place their marketing codes on each other’s flights between Casablanca and Dubai to a total of 209 combined destinations. The new partnership will offer customers from both airlines more ways to book and connect their travel between the two airlines’ networks. The codeshare agreement will also provide customers with more competitive single-ticket, multi-journey…

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES, UTD AVIATION SOLUTIONS AND AFRAA SIGN MOU TO RE-ESTABLISH AFRICAN AVIATION RENAISSANCE IN MRO SERVICES

Ethiopian Airlines MRO, UTD Aviation Solutions and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have signed a tripartite MoU to work together on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services in pursuance to the The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI). The signing ceremony took place at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI) is a joint initiative which was conceptualized in 2020 and officially launched by UTD Aviation Solutions and AFRAA in May 2021. The BCI project is aimed at providing a platform for AFRAA members with Maintenance Repair…

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AFRAA AND YAAPA SIGN MOU TO SPEARHEAD THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH AND WOMEN IN AVIATION IN AFRICA

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the YAAPA-Young African Aviation Professional Association (YAAPA). The MoU will provide a framework of cooperation between AFRAA and YAAPA to support the development of youth and women in aviation in Africa on various focus areas including: financing, training, employment opportunities and collaboration across the industry for policy actions. The MoU was signed by Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s Secretary-General and YAAPA Founder Ms. Fadimatou Noutchemo Simo. Under the terms of the agreement, both parties will cooperate closely and consult…

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AFRAA AND AFCAC REINFORCE COLLABORATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SAFE, RELIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE AIR TRANSPORT SYSTEM IN AFRICA

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The MoU will reinforce the collaboration between AFRAA and AFCAC to facilitate the achievement of their shared objectives and enhance their effectiveness in serving the interests of their respective members. The MoU was signed by Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s Secretary General and Ms. Angeline Simana, AFCAC’s Ag. Secretary General. Under the MoU, AFRAA and AFCAC will align their actions and work jointly on various areas including: Aviation Safety Air Transport Liberalization –…

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Latest digital air cargo innovation will accelerate global recovery 

ICAO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) have completed new digital air cargo technical specifications guidance that will help to accelerate the transition towards safer and more resilient supply chains, while making important contributions to COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.  The digital innovations will permit the air transport sector to transition away from long-standing paper-based documents used to facilitate the movement of global air freight, promoting a contactless air cargo environment and greater cross-border trade resilience in the face of future pandemic threats. In line with the recommendations of…

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