Airlines News On the Cover 

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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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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AFRAA-Boeing Airline Economics, Planning & Management Workshop, 15-16 Sept 2022, Nairobi – Kenya

AFRAA, in partnership with Boeing will hold a Workshop on Airline Economics, Planning & Management from 15-16 September 2022 at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi – Kenya, in-person format. Held under the theme: “Strategies for Sustainable Airline Growth in Africa”, the Workshop is an extraordinary airline industry event designed to give African airlines highly-experiential learning, with a clear focus on the underlying dynamics and decision drivers that influence the airline business. Participants will gain a global perspective on airline strategy, planning and management to enhance understanding of airline operations.…

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Ethiopian Airlines Group Signs Proposal with De Havilland Canada for up to Four Dash 8-400 Freighter – Large Cargo Door Kits

Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 20, 2022 – De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) and Ethiopian Airlines Group (“Ethiopian”) announced today that Ethiopian has signed a proposal for the purchase of two Dash 8-400 Freighter – Large Cargo Door (F-LCD) conversion kits. The proposal provides an option for an additional two F-LCD conversion kits. The parties are working to finalize a definitive and binding agreement. “Cargo has played a pivotal role in Ethiopian Airlines’ operations over the past couple of years, and will remain a key growth pillar of…

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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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Institution News On the Cover 

Adefuke Adeyemi elected AFCAC Secretary General

DAKAR, 15 July 2022 – The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) announced today that Ms. Adefunke Adeyemi has been elected as the new Secretary General of the Commission. The Bureau and the Secretariat of AFCAC have the honor to inform AFCAC member States, InternationalOrganizations, States Partners and all aviation and affiliated Stakeholders that Ms. Adefunke Adeyemi has been elected the new Secretary General of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC). Ms. Adeyemi’s election as the new Secretary General of AFCAC was announced on July 15, 2022 at the 34th AFCAC…

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Zanzibar airport deal drama far from over

ACT Wazalendo, a party to the Government of National Unity in Zanzibar, on Friday faulted the awarding of Airport management contract to Dubai National Air Travel Agency (Dnata) to operate the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport’s Terminal 3. In November 2021, Dnata signed a contract with authorities in Zanzibar to provide ground handling services at newly built Terminal 3 at the airport. As part of the contract, two other Emirates’ subsidiaries, Emirates Leisure Retail and MMI will operate all 13 retailers and two lounges in the terminal. These include restaurant,…

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News On the Cover Training Centers 

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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EAN Aviation Limited becomes Airbus Helicopters distributor in West Africa

AIRBUS Helicopters and Nigerian-based, Helicopter company EAN Aviation Limited (EAN) have signed a partnership making EAN a distributor for Airbus Helicopters in West Africa. The strategic partnership between EAN Aviation Limited and Airbus Helicopters focuses on the West African civilian market, excluding Military. In essence, civil customers in Nigeria can now contract directly with EAN Aviation Limited who will be offering sales, servicing and support for helicopters in the West African region. The strategic partnership with Airbus and EAN is the 7th of its kind globally. Nigeria, with the largest…

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