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  • National carrier RwandAir continues to expand its fleet

    RWANDA, 2017/06/19 Regional allies show there is power in numbers as they combine forces to carry out vital energy and transport projects Rwanda may presently be a progressive African leader, but it is not alone on its journey. Mechanisms for better cooperation across African borders are at last a real possibility. Ironically, in a region of the world where foreign aid has long represented the driving force, this evolution is African-generated and inward-focused. Nations on the continent are presently looking to each other for increase, and it is working.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Mombasa railway station

    KENYA, 2017/06/06 President Uhuru Kenyatta has told public transport players in the country that their jobs are not under threat, following the start of the standard gauge railway (SGR) operations. President Kenyatta said SGR will instead create additional opportunities for matatu and boda boda operators as he directed the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to put up a matatu terminus at each SGR station to facilitate relieve of transportation.
  • Government Woos Qatar Tycoons to Invest in Uganda Airlines

    QATAR, 2017/06/06 One of Qatar's richest men, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani and other top businessmen in the Gulf, have expressed interest in helping government revive the defunct Uganda Airlines, a national carrier that collapsed nearly two decades ago. Sunday Monitor understands that a delegation of 25 businessmen and government officials led by Privatisation and Investment minister Evelyn Anite early last week, held closed-door talks with Sheikh Faisal in Doha, and persuaded him to invest in Uganda Airlines. Sources told Sunday Monitor that the conference with Sheikh Faisal was arranged by President Museveni's kingpin in the Gulf, Dr Rashid Yahya Ssemuddu, who the chief of Uganda's Mission in Riyadh but was moved to Iran in the recent reshuffle, although still stationed in Riyadh on a appropriate assignment.
  • Libya unity forces take control of Tripoli airport

    LIBYA, 2017/06/02 Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government on Thursday took control of Tripoli International Airport, which was largely destroyed in 2014, next the withdrawal of rival militias from the site. "This is the beginning of the reconstruction of national of institutions" and the return to policy of law, said General Najmi Al Nakoua, leader of the newly formed presidential guard.
  • Four-fold capacity increase and international collaborations raise Abidjan Port’s competitiveness

    ABIDJAN, 2017/05/28 Four-fold capacity increase and international collaborations raise Abidjan Port’s competitiveness Côte d’Ivoire’s economic strategies over the completed five years have seen the country’s prosperity surge and there are presently plans to capitalize on this by improving not just domestic trade but as well international exports. A key factor in this plan is the increasingly influential port at Abidjan, once one of the African country’s most significant industrial links. Although the impact of the political and military crisis that hit the country impacted operations at the port, significant investments are presently being made that are once again enabling Côte d’Ivoire government to put the facility back on the regional map. Hien Yacouba Sie, Managing Director of Abidjan Port Authority, is quick to point out the historical importance of the port, although he as well admits that it has suffered from a lack of investment in additional recent years. “During the 1980s the national’s resources, which declined following the drop in the cost of raw materials and other socio-political problems, meant that the port suffered from a lack of investment ,” he explains.
  • Air Partner sells two B737-700s for Kenya Airways

    KENYA, 2017/03/11 Air Partner’s Aircraft Remarketing division (formerly Cabot Aviation) is pleased to announce that it has arranged the sale of two B737-700 aircraft on behalf of Kenya Airways. The aircraft were sold to an undisclosed lessor and leased back to Kenya Airways for continued operation. The aircraft, serial numbers 32371 and 32372, were originally delivered new to Kenya Airways in 2002 and 2003 and were operated by the airline on its scheduled routes. The aircraft are powered by CFM56-7B26 engines.
  • Commercial airline industry's 2016 safety performance data released

    WORLD, 2017/03/11 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2016 safety performance of the commercial airline industry. • The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.61, an development from 1.79 in 2015. • The 2016 major jet accident rate (measured in hull losses per 1 million flights) was 0.39, which was the equivalent of one major accident for each 2.56 million flights. This was not as good as the rate of 0.32 completed in 2015 and was as well above the five-year rate (2011-2015) of 0.36. • There were 10 fatal accidents with 268 fatalities. This compares with an average of 13.4 fatal accidents and 371 fatalities per year in the previous five-year period (2011-2015).
  • East Africa: Rwanda Targets to Be the Regional Aviation Hub

    RWANDA, 2017/02/26 This week, Rwanda hosted the Africa Aviation 2017 Summit at Kigali Conventional Center. RwandAir, the national carrier of the republic of Rwanda has attracted a lot of attention over the completed 5 years, earning a reputation of one of Africa's fastest growing airline. As the IOSA certified airline and member of IATA, RwandAir flies to about 20 destinations across the continent and the Middle East and very any minute at this time targeting the European and American market. The airline is increasing the number of its fleet and last year acquired two brand new Airbus A330s, new Boing 737-800 NG and is awaiting for additional approaching. In an exclusive interview with The New Times, John Mirenge, the CEO of RwandAir speaks about the airline next plans, the role of the airline in the country's economic increase and how it fits into the world aviation business.
  • Nigeria: Govt Sacks All Directors in Civil Aviation Authority

    NIGERIA, 2017/02/26 The Federal Government on Friday announced the sack of all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Country newspaper is reporting. The removal of the officials is with immediate result, the paper said. The Minister of National for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, announced the development, and directed the affected officials to instantly hand over to those next in command in their various directorates, the statement said.
  • Dubai’s Emirates Resumes Services to Guinea

    GUINEA, 2016/11/28 Emirates airline resumed flights to Guinea’s capital Conakry additional than two years next the service was suspended following the Ebola outbreak in the West African country. The Dubai based airline said the flight to Conakry will be linked to the carrier’s four times weekly service between Dubai and Dakar. “The flight to Conakry will be linked to Emirates’ four times weekly service between Dubai and Dakar, and will once again provide both business and leisure travelers in Guinea world connectivity through the airline’s network,” Emirates said in a statement.