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  • French Harfang undergoes command handover testing

    ​A French air force-led team has demonstrated the mid-flight handover of the command and control of a Mali-based Harfang unmanned air vehicle to the aircraft’s base in Cognac, France, during an hour-long demonstration on 17 June.

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  • AgustaWestland delivers AW139 pair to Heliconia

    ​AgustaWestland has delivered two AW139s to Moroccan helicopter services company Heliconia Aero Solutions.  The first...

  • A350 completes Australia and New Zealand visits

    Airbus’s A350-900 on 5 August made its first flight across the Tasman Sea, completing a less than 3h flight from Sydney...

  • Tunisian Black Hawk buy gets initial approval

    ​The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved the potential $700 million foreign military sale of 12...

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  • ANALYSIS: West African connectivity hit by Ebola crisis

    News | 21 Aug 2014 08:21 | Martin Rivers

    Though primarily a human tragedy for the more than 1,350 people who have succumbed to the disease, the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is also having a drastic impact on air connectivity across the sub-region.
  • Air France cabin crew calling for West Africa flight suspension

    News | 20 Aug 2014 13:32 | Oliver Clark

    Air France says it has no plans to halt flights into West Africa despite around 1,000 cabin crew signing a petition calling for them to be suspended over concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus.
  • Kenya Airways stops Liberia and Sierra Leone services

    News | 18 Aug 2014 09:20 | Michael Gubisch

    Kenya Airways has decided to halt its scheduled flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone following the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
  • Ethiopian seeks Ex-Im support for 777 financing

    News | 15 Aug 2014 19:43 | Edward Russell

    ​Ethiopian Airlines is seeking a more than $100 million loan guarantee from the US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) for the delivery of a Boeing 777 aircraft.
  • Gambia Bird suspends flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia

    News | 15 Aug 2014 16:01 | Oliver Clark

    Gambia Bird says it is suspending flights to the Liberian and Sierra Leonean capitals Monrovia and Free Town until the end of August, amid “international concern about the further spread of the Ebola” in West Africa.
  • Kenya Airways to send team to monitor Ebola-hit regions

    News | 15 Aug 2014 10:56 | Oliver Clark

    Kenya Airways is sending a “rapid situation assessment team” to Sierra Leone and Liberia, in co-operation with Kenyan health inspectors, in order to monitor the procedures put in place by airport authorities to contain the spread of Ebola.