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  • IN FOCUS: The TriStar heritage 40 years on


    Forty years ago, in April 1972, Lockheed saw its last civil airliner design - the L-1011 TriStar - enter service with...


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  • IN FOCUS: The TriStar heritage 40 years on

    News | 20 Apr 2012 16:00 | David Learmount

    Forty years ago, in April 1972, Lockheed saw its last civil airliner design - the L-1011 TriStar - enter service with launch customer Eastern Airlines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-The-TriStar-heritage-40-years-on-369902/
  • Ugandan air operators explore joint airline idea

    News | 19 Jul 2005 00:00

    <P>Uganda’s air transport industry is jointly promoting a bid that would see the rebirth of a viable national carrier, writes <EM>Michael Wakabi in Kampala.</EM></P> <P><EM>Flight International</EM> understands from local airline sources that exploratory talks have taken place between three Ugandan airlines on the possibility of teaming up to launch a single long-haul airline that would form the nucleus of a hub at Entebbe International airport. </P> <P>Although all three carriers involved say that it is too early to discuss definitive plans, all confirm that they have broached the idea and at least one meeting has already taken place.</P> <P>Sources say that East African Airlines (EAA), general aviation operator Eagle Air and cargo operator DAS Air are informally discussing a model under which they would all participate in one long-haul carrier, into which the Ugandan government would be invited as a minority shareholder.</P> <P>One of the major international airlines, possibly Brhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ugandan-air-operators-explore-joint-airline-idea-200356/
  • Marketplace

    News | 10 Jun 2003 00:00

    Nairobi-based cargo and charter company East African Safari Air has leased an ex-Martinair Holland Boeing 767-300ER from International Lease Finance for services from Mombasa and Nairobi to Paris and Rome. The airline is not connected to Uganda's East African Airlines, which was previously reported to have leased the aircraft. Spanish start-up operator Pullmantur Air has acquired its first aircraft, an ex-Air Atlanta Icelandic, General Electric CF6-80C2-powered Boeing 747-300. The 15-year-old aircraft is being taken on medium-term lease from Ansett Worldwide to support the European fly-cruise holiday market. It will operate between Spain and points in the Caribbean, transporting passengers to and from the company's established fleet of cruise ships in the West Indies and Bahamas. Air Atlanta Icelandic has signed a 12-month contract with Universal Airlines, based in Guyana, to provide a Boeing 767-300ER. The service, starting this month, involves passenger operations between Georghttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Marketplace-166560/
  • African airlines add 767s for European flights

    News | 06 May 2003 00:00

    <p>Two African Airlines - Uganda's East African Airlines (EAA) and start-up Eritrean Airlines - are adding Boeing 767s for long-haul services to Europe. </p> <p>Entebbe-based EAA is acquiring a 767-300ER on lease from International Lease Finance that was previously operated by Dutch charter airline Martinair. The aircraft is being prepared for delivery at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. </p> <p>Meanwhile, Eritrean Airlines has begun operations with a 14-year-old, ex-EgyptAir 767-300ER leased from Boeing Aircraft Trading. The aircraft has already entered service on flights from its base in Asmara to Amsterdam, and will be used on services to other points in Europe and to destinations in Africa. </p> <p>Boeing says the airline will also operate scheduled cargo services, and plans to acquire more aircraft.</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/African-airlines-add-767s-for-European-flights-165054/
  • Out of africa

    News | 28 Jan 2003 00:00

    <p>MICHAEL WAKABI / KAMPALA AND MAX KINGSLEY-JONES / LONDON </p> <p>Last year's terrorist attacks in Mombasa have yet to make themselves felt on East African airlines, which instead hope to reap the fruits of liberalisation</p> <p>East African commercial aviation is facing uncertain, but potentially dynamic times. The region - which covers Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and was once presided over by one of Africa's most successful carriers, East African Airways (EAAC) - is facing up to the possibility that the Kenyan terrorist attacks last November could have a dramatic effect on the tourist industry. However, new airlines are taking advantage of deregulation, providing long-established Kenya Airways with competition, and South African Airways (SAA) is poised to play a major role in the region following its acquisition last year of a stake in Air Tanzania.</p> <p>The airlines are adopting a &quot;wait and see&quot; attitude in the wake of the 28 November 2002 double terrorist attacks inhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Out-of-africa-160887/
  • Kenya seeks Category 1 status to fulfil US tie-up

    News | 22 Oct 2002 00:00

    <p>Kenya Airways is optimistic that a reorganisation of the country's civil aviation authority will be satisfactory for the USA to approve full relations between the two countries.</p> <p>The airline, which is minority owned by KLM, is prevented from codesharing with the Dutch airline's US partner Northwest Airlines because of Kenya's non-Category 1 status under the US Federal Aviation Administration's International Aviation Safety Assessment programme.</p> <p>According to Kenya Airways chief executive Brian Presbury, plans are under way to hive off Kenya's DCA civil aviation authority from the government into a separate authority, so that it has greater autonomy. "This process will be completed within six to 12 months," he says.</p> <p>Kenya Airways already codeshares with KLM to the Dutch carrier's hub in Amsterdam, and has an agreement with Northwest to codeshare on the US carrier's transatlantic services, says Presbury: "When we get Category 1 we will be able to implement it."</http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Kenya-seeks-Category-1-status-to-fulfil-US-tie-up-156480/