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  • Russian Su-25 wreckage
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    How year of conflict affected World Air Forces inventory

    2022-11-25T10:18:00Z In association with , by Craig Hoyle

    Our annual World Air Forces directory – published in association with Embraer – details the military aircraft fleets of 162 nations, and analyses the main events of the last 12 months.

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    RwandAir takes delivery of first freighter

    2022-11-24T15:59:00Z

    Central African carrier RwandAir has taken delivery of its first dedicated freighter as it seeks to expand its cargo operations.

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    Nigeria’s Ibom introduces leased A320s as it awaits A220 deliveries

    2022-11-23T11:28:00Z

    Nigerian carrier Ibom Air is introducing a pair of Airbus A320s as bridging capacity while the airline awaits A220 deliveries. Ibom Air is wet-leasing the aircraft on a one-year term from operator GetJet. The Nigerian airline plans to take 10 A220-300s under an agreement reached at last year’s Dubai air ...

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    Windshear in frame after Jubba Fokker 50 landing accident

    2022-11-18T08:44:00Z

    Investigators have indicated that windshear contributed to the landing accident involving a Jubba Airways Fokker 50 turboprop in Somalia earlier this year. The Kenyan-registered aircraft (5Y-JXN) had been conducting a domestic service to Mogadishu from Baidoa on 18 July. During the final approach to runway 05, the aircraft experienced windshear ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: November 2022 update

    2022-11-16T13:20:00Z

    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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    China’s ‘dismal’ performance weighs on global airline traffic recovery

    2022-11-11T05:00:00Z

    The latest data from IATA shows how far China is lagging the recovery being seen in other markets around the world, as government policy continues to limit international and domestic travel.

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    Air Arabia reports Q3 revenue ahead of 2019 level as Fly Jinnah begins operations

    2022-11-10T17:48:00Z

    Air Arabia Group’s third-quarter revenue of Dhs1.61 billion ($436 million) was 12% up on the same period of 2019, as the low-cost group benefited from the recovery in air travel demand. It outlined its July-September earnings on 9 November, days after its latest joint-venture operation, Pakistani carrier Fly Jinnah, commenced ...

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    Court orders Kenya Airways pilots to return to work

    2022-11-09T11:01:00Z

    Kenya Airways has welcomed a court decision compelling striking pilots to resume their work for the carrier. The employment and labour relations court ruling follows a walkout by cockpit crews that began on 5 November. Kenya Airways says the court has ordered pilots to return to work on 9 November. ...

  • First F-16V for Bahrain
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    F-16 deliveries near resumption, as Bahrain’s lead Block 70 jet takes shape

    2022-11-09T06:04:00Z

    Instead of dying out as Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II scoops up an increasing number of international orders, the manufacturer’s older F-16 is enjoying a late-life revival.

  • Tunisian air force T-6C
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    Tunisian air force receives its first T-6C trainer

    2022-11-08T08:50:00Z

    Tunisia has received its first of eight Beechcraft T-6C trainers, making it the second African nation to field the turboprop-powered type.

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    Fatalities as Precision ATR lands short and sinks in Lake Victoria

    2022-11-06T17:42:00Z

    Tanzanian carrier Precision Air believes at least 19 fatalities resulted from an ATR 42-500 accident at Bukoba during which the turboprop came to rest submerged in Lake Victoria. The aircraft – identified by the airline as 5H-PWF – had been operating a service, PW494, from Dar es Salaam. Precision Air ...

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    Kenya Airways insists ‘unlawful’ pilot strike will undo efforts to bring down costs

    2022-11-04T16:17:00Z

    Kenya Airways estimates that a strike by its pilots set to start on 5 November will cost around KSh300 million ($2.5 million) a day. The airline has condemned the industrial action by the Kenya Airline Pilots Association, describing it as “unlawful”. “This unfortunate action may affect both our passengers, who ...

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    Government pays arrears and takes over fleet loan after Kenya Airways default

    2022-11-01T08:27:00Z

    Kenya’s government has stepped in to pay Kenya Airways debts after the airline defaulted on a loan agreement for aircraft and engine acquisitions. The government is also set to take over the loan in the current 2022-23 fiscal year, according to the country’s treasury. In an annual public debt management ...

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    Air Cote d’Ivoire orders two A330neos

    2022-10-25T14:41:00Z

    Air Cote d’Ivoire has placed a firm order for two Airbus A330neos as it seeks to expand into long-haul markets

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    Nesma aims for fleet expansion after Egyptian investment

    2022-10-25T09:35:00Z

    Egyptian carrier Nesma Airlines is looking to expand its fleet next year, having consolidated its operation under a single air operator’s certificate. The airline was operating with Egyptian and Saudi Arabian licences but has been brought under Egyptian investment, chief executive Karim Baky told FlightGlobal at the Arab Air Carriers ...

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    RwandAir to introduce non-stop London-Kigali service

    2022-10-18T10:35:00Z

    RwandAir is to open a non-stop service to Kigali from London Heathrow, having previously served the UK capital via Brussels. The airline says it will operate the route four-times weekly, up from the current thrice-weekly service. RwandAir chief executive Yvonne Makolo says the switch to the non-stop rotation – from ...

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    First signs of slowing air travel recovery momentum?

    2022-10-13T15:00:00Z

    Amid so much economic and geopolitical uncertainty around the world, the first hints of a potential impact on travel demand were seen in the latest passenger demand data.

  • South African Airways SAA Airbus A320
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    SAA eyes further growth through addition of more A320s

    2022-10-13T14:40:00Z

    South African Airways has finalised plans to add more capacity for the southern hemisphere summer, under which it will take three more Airbus A320s to increase its fleet to 10 aircraft.

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    Ethiopian completes initial 767-300ER freighter conversion

    2022-10-12T17:10:00Z

    Ethiopian Airlines is completed the freighter conversion of an initial Boeing 767-300ER in co-operation with Israel Aerospace Industries. The work was performed within the carrier’s maintenance facilities at its Addis Ababa base. Ethiopian says it began introducing the 767s in 2004 and the twinjets are being replaced by more modern ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: October 2022 update

    2022-10-10T11:13:00Z

    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.