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Ruta Burbaite
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 overshoots runway, disrupts flights

The year 2019 has kicked off with a close-call for Ethiopian Airlines. Its Boeing 737-800 (ET-ATV) aircraft skidded off the runway upon landing at the Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Uganda, on January 3, forcing to close one of the airport’s two runways and affecting inbound international flights....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Cursed 777s & state secrets: Zimbabwe Airways fleet shrinks to 2

Earlier this month it became clear that in a best case scenario Zimbabwe Airways will receive only two of the four Boeing 777 aircraft it intended to buy from Malaysia Airlines. The deal began as a government secret and developed into a national scandal, which overshadowed the superstition surrounding the planes....


AeroTime Team
How did August 2018 passenger demand do across the globe?

The latest update from IATA – on global passenger traffic data for August 2018 – was released on October 1, 2018, showing that demand (RPKs) climbed 6.4% compared to the year-ago period. Capacity (ASKs) increased by 5.5%, while load factor climbed 0.7% percentage point to 85.3%, – the highest for any month since at least 1990....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus to help boost Côte d’Ivoire aviation

Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a framework of collaboration to support the development of the country’s aerospace industry....


AeroTime Team
Taking off: Africa’s space initiatives

Several African countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt and Algeria have shown a renewed interest in their space programs, including launching initiatives to use satellite technology....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Ethiopian mulls CSeries, E195 jet order amid robust expansion

Along with plans to expand to new destinations and establish multiple international offshoots, Ethiopian Airlines just announced plans to buy new regional jets in preparation of the re-launch of Zambia Airways. The contenders? C Series or E195 jets. As to Boeing 737 MAX 7s, they are now out of the running for the contract....


Sibile Simkeviciute
How the free movement of people could benefit Africa

The African Union (AU) has adopted a Free Movement Protocol and a draft plan of action to go with it....


Zivile Zalagenaite
From luxury to need: the business aviation market in Africa

There’s still a misconception today that surrounds business aviation. People think it’s only for the super-rich and that luxury is its main advantage. Well, that’s far from real, as private jet aviation thrives today in time efficiency and in the capacity to adapt to the client’s needs at all levels. From sudden changes in itinerary, type of aircraft or even the menu. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Ethiopian Airlines to assist creating Chad’s national carrier

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest carrier in the African continent, signed a memorandum of understanding with Chad to help the country set up a national carrier five years after the last one ceased to exist....


Zivile Zalagenaite
AU gears up to launch Single African Sky project

The African Union Commission is set to launch the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) project, which is also the first project in the AU Agenda 2063. The project is set to start on January 28, 2018, in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) as a historic event at the African Union Summit, nearly two decades after the adoption of the 1999 Yamoussoukro Decision....