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  • South African C-130B in UK

    Marshall Aerospace launches ADS-B Out update for South Africa’s C-130B fleet


    South Africa’s first veteran Lockheed Martin C-130 to undergo a key avionics update has arrived in the UK for adaptation by Marshall Aerospace. The B-model Hercules touched down at the MRO specialist’s Cambridge airport site on 11 August. Cirium fleets data shows that the South African Air Force (SAAF) tactical ...

  • Ethiopian A350-c-Airbus

    Ethiopian to complement London Heathrow service with revived Gatwick route


    Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines is to reinforce its operations to the UK, with a new service to London Gatwick which will commence in winter this year. Ethiopian Airlines says it will serve the route from Addis Ababa three-times weekly from 21 November. The carrier will use Airbus A350-900s on ...

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    Airline Business

    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: August 2023 update


    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.

  • Niamey FIR-c-ICAO

    Niger airspace closes as political unrest continues


    Authorities in Niger have closed the country’s airspace, as the African state experiences continuing political unrest. The closure has been confirmed in a NOTAM for the Niamey flight information region which took effect on 6 August. It states that the republic’s airspace is “closed for all flights”, from the ground ...

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    ITA and MedSky A320 flights mark reinstatement of Italy-Libya air links


    Italian and Libyan carriers have conducted services between their countries’ respective capitals, to mark a reinstatement of air links absent for a decade. ITA Airways operated the Rome Fiumicino-Tripoli route with an Airbus A320 on 24 July, while Libya’s MedSky Airways carried out a reciprocal service on the same day, ...

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    Vinci takes over Cape Verde airports after financing agreement reached


    Seven airports in the Cape Verde archipelago have come under the management of specialist Vinci Airports, after financing arrangements for the 40-year concession were finalised. The finalisation follows a provisional concession agreement reached with the government a year ago. Vinci Airports says it has secured €60 million ($66 million) in ...

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    Iraqi Airways to auction old 747s parked at Tunisian airport


    Iraqi Airways is putting up for auction a pair of Boeing 747s which have been parked at Tozeur-Nefta airport in western Tunisia. One of the two is a 747SP (YI-ALM) while the other is a 747-200 (YI-AGP). Both aircraft were manufactured in 1982 and are fitted with Pratt & Whitney ...

  • Cabo Verde 737 Max delivery-c-Cabo Verde Airlines

    Cabo Verde Airlines receives first 737 Max


    African operator Cabo Verde Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, to support post-pandemic restoration of its network. The airline operates from hubs at Praia and Sal in the Cape Verde archipelago off the West African coast. Chief executive Sara Pires says the Max 8 twinjet will ...

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    Nigeria’s Max Air and fuel supplier clash over contamination allegations


    Nigerian operator Max Air is claiming it was supplied with contaminated fuel before the suspension of its Boeing 737 operations, a claim which fuel provider Octavus is firmly denying. Max Air says it conducted an internal investigation which revealed the carrier was supplied with “adulterated fuel”, prompting an in-house audit. ...

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    Airline Business

    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: July 2023 update


    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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    Royal Air Maroc sets out ambitious plan for fleet of 200 aircraft


    Royal Air Maroc has outlined plans to expand its fleet to 200 aircraft over the next 15 years, under a partnership programme with the country’s government. The programme covers the period to 2037. The carrier signed an agreement with the Moroccan prime minister, Aziz Akhannouch, on 11 July in Rabat, ...

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    Nigerian regulator urges tighter refuelling procedures after water-contamination incidents


    Nigerian regulators are urging tighter adherence to refuelling procedures, over concerns centred on water contamination incidents. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority states that it has been receiving mandatory occurrence reports from carriers relating to water being found in fuel tanks. These include a “recent” event in which a “significant amount” ...

  • Airline Strategy Award Winners 2023
    Airline Business

    The Airline Strategy Awards 2023: winning stories


    Alaska Airlines’ Ben Minicucci, Pegasus’ Guliz Ozturk and Singapore Airlines’ Goh Choon Phong were among those recognised at this year’s Airline Strategy Awards on 16 July in London, alongside former American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker.

  • Max Air 737-c-Nigeria CAA

    Nigeria’s Max Air forced to suspend 737 operations pending safety audit


    Nigerian authorities have suspended the Boeing 737 operations of Max Air over safety concerns with the carrier. The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority says the suspension takes “immediate effect”. Max Air’s fleet includes six 737s – a mix of -300s and -400s – alongside Boeing 747-400s and a 777-200, according to ...

  • Green Africa ATR-c-Green Africa

    Green Africa gradually expands fleet with European ATR lease


    Fledgling operator Green Africa is expanding its turboprop fleet with an ATR 72-500 damp-leased from specialist Jump Air. Green Africa, based in the Nigerian city of Lagos, commenced services on local routes just under two years ago. It says it has agreed a partnership with Lithuanian charter carrier Jump Air, ...

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    Halla EMB-120 occupants survive landing accident at Mogadishu


    All the occupants of an Embraer EMB-120 turboprop have survived after the aircraft crashed during landing at Mogadishu. The Somali civil aviation authority states that the Halla Airlines aircraft “crash landed” on runway 05 at the capital’s Aden Adde international airport on 11 July. Video images circulating on social media, ...

  • Maldivian ATR 42-c-ATR

    Maldivian seeks lease arrangements for additional ATR 42s


    Indian Ocean carrier Maldivian is seeking to acquire a pair of new ATR 42-600 turboprops under a finance lease as part of a fleet upgrade. The acquisition is being undertaken through Island Aviation Services which has invited interested parties to submit proposals by the end of 22 July. Island Aviation ...

  • China Southern Boeing 787

    Global airline passenger traffic closes to within 4% of pre-Covid levels


    Global airline passenger traffic was at 96.1% of 2019 levels in May this year, as the industry neared parity with pre-Covid levels of demand after three years of deficit.

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    TAAG picks up more A220s from leasing sector


    Angolan flag-carrier TAAG is adding to its Airbus A220 leasing agreements by taking a pair of aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital. The lessor is to supply -300 variants to the African operator. NAC says the jets are the first of its portfolio of A220s to be leased out. It has ...

  • TAAG A220-c-Azorra

    Angolan carrier TAAG to lease batch of A220s


    Angolan flag-carrier TAAG is to introduce three Airbus A220-300s which will be acquired through a lease agreement. US-based lessor Azorra will supply the twinjets to the airline next year. “We are deeply committed to growing the company by leveraging our market share and destination portfolio,” says TAAG chief Eduardo Fairen. ...