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  • VIDEO: An-12 rolled inverted before Congo crash


    Video evidence of an aircraft crash in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo, on 21 March identifies the type as an Antonov An-12 freighter, and shows it rolled...


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  • EBACE: Hanger8 game for African expansion

    News | 23 May 2013 09:00 | Alan Peaford

    Charter operator Hangar8 [stand 6] earned its stripes by unveiling a zebra-pattern Bombardier Global Express jet at EBACE. The distinctive paint job highlights...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Hanger8-game-for-African-expansion-386161/
  • Hangar8 sees profits grow on demand for large business jets

    News | 28 Nov 2012 16:13 | Dominic Perry

    <p>Growth in the market for large-cabin business jets helped drive revenue and profit growth at London Oxford airport-based <a href="http://www.hangar8.co.uk/">Hangar8...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hangar8-sees-profits-grow-on-demand-for-large-business-jets-379554/
  • VIDEO: An-12 rolled inverted before Congo crash

    News | 23 Mar 2011 12:32 | Alan Dron

    Video evidence of an aircraft crash in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo, on 21 March identifies the type as an Antonov An-12 freighter, and shows it rolled...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-An-12-rolled-inverted-before-Congo-crash-354668/
  • AB25: Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Girma Wake

    News | 22 Nov 2010 06:43

    Despite the fact that a great number of African States succeeded to become independent and to create their own national airlines in the early 1960s, African airlines have faced numerous challenges in formulating and maintaining a safe, efficient air traffic system, mainly due to the inability of African governments to make strategic investments to support the industry writes retiring Ehtiopian Airlines chief executive Girma Wakehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AB25-Ethiopian-Airlines-chief-executive-Girma-Wake-349848/
  • Pictures: Ilyushin Il-76 cargo aircraft destroyed in airport fire

    News | 11 May 2007 15:37 | Andrew Doyle

    <P>Pictures of an Ilyushin Il-76 cargo aircraft burning on the ramp at an unidentified African airport have emerged on the internet. </P> <P>The images, posted on the <A href="http://www.flyafrica.info/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=15">FlyAfrica&nbsp;discussion forum</A>, suggest that the aircraft is <A href="http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1177799/L/">painted&nbsp;in the colours of Russian operator Dobrolet</A>.</P> <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 334px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=17623" border=0></P> <P>One former Dobrolet aircraft is operated by Aban Air of Iran, according to Flight’s ACAS database, although it is unclear whether this was the aircraft involved in the fire. </P> <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 334px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=17624" border=0></P> <P>A contributor to the discussion forum suggests that the incident happened on 10 May at Pointe-Noire in Congo, and began in a 4x4 vehicle being loaded onto the aircraft forhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pictures-Ilyushin-Il-76-cargo-aircraft-destroyed-in-airport-fire-213816/
  • Right on schedule

    News | 17 May 2004 23:00

    <p>The distinctions between business aviation and scheduled air transport are becoming blurred, with a spate of new hybrid services</p> <p>European business aviation has reached a defining point. After decades defending the use of business aircraft travel to their lofty and often dismissive airline counterparts, the message from business aircraft operators and manufacturers seems to have finally got through.</p> <p>Business aviation has brought to the transport industry a subtle mix of convenience, flexibility, privacy and productivity for passengers, which a growing number of carriers are striving to emulate through the use of business aircraft to reclaim and expand their base of profitable business-class passengers.</p> <p>The concept of scheduled business jet services is nothing new. But until recently only Middle East operators have found success. Qatar Airways operates two Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJ) on first-class services from Doha and is soon to add a third, while Gulfhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Right-on-schedule-181790/