All Africa news – Page 15

  • SAA tails
    News

    SAA's 'complex' rescue plan pushed back to end-March

    2020-02-28T14:07:00Z

    South African Airways’ restructuring plan has been pushed back to the end of March, as the airline’s business rescue practitioners seek further time to address the complexity of the effort. The practitioners have informed that the extension of the deadline to publish the plan – from 28 February to ...

  • Kenya_Airways_Boeing_777-200ER_5Y-KQU_AMS_2009-6-13
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    Jambo Jet boss named permanent chief executive of Kenya Airways

    2020-02-27T17:47:00Z

    Kenya Airways has confirmed Allan Kilavuka, the head of its budget unit JamboJet, as its new chief executive and group managing director on a permanent basis.

  • South African Airways A350
    News

    Government sets aside $1bn to cover SAA guaranteed debt

    2020-02-26T14:50:00Z

    South Africa’s government has set aside R16.4 billion ($1.1 billion) over the medium term for South African Airways to repay guaranteed debt and to cover debt-service costs. The national treasury has disclosed the figure in its newly-released 2020 budget review. It states that the government also anticipates that ...

  • Citation ZS-CAR
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    CAA calibration jet entered rapid descent before terrain collision

    2020-02-25T06:20:00Z

    South African investigators have disclosed that a Cessna Citation II calibration aircraft suddenly entered a steep descent and excessive right bank before colliding with high terrain about 10min after departing George airport. None of the three occupants survived after the jet, operated by the South African Civil Aviation Authority, ...

  • SAA A340
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    Auditor general’s office details ‘dire’ state of SAA organisation

    2020-02-23T09:50:00Z

    South Africa’s auditor general’s office has testified to the chaotic condition of South African Airways’ organisation during a judicial commission examining allegations of corruption and fraud in state companies. The office participated for the first time in the audit of SAA’s full-year financial statement covering 2016-17. SAA was experiencing ...

  • 5Y-CET
    News

    Fokker 50 crash crew ignored multiple alerts during take-off roll

    2020-02-21T09:31:00Z

    Kenyan investigators have disclosed that the crew of a Fokker 50 continued a take-off roll, despite multiple alerts apparently warning of a serious engine problem, before the aircraft crashed some 50s after becoming airborne. The inquiry into the accident, involving a Skyward International Aviation turboprop departing Nairobi’s main international ...

  • King Air 350ER ATOS
    News

    African navy customer fields Leonardo-adapted King Airs

    2020-02-19T16:21:00Z

    Leonardo has supplied an undisclosed African navy with a pair of specially adapted Beechcraft King Air 350ERs, with the twin-turboprops optimised for maritime patrol duties.

  • Green Africa A220
    News

    Irish division of GTLK to lease A220s to Green Africa

    2020-02-18T19:46:00Z

    Nigerian start-up carrier Green Africa Airways has agreed to lease three Airbus A220s from Irish-based lessor GTLK Europe. The airline says the pact will enable it to “set course” to open commercial services this year. GTLK Europe is based in Dublin, and is affiliated with the Russian state ...

  • EgyptAir A320neo line-up
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    EgyptAir receives first A320neo

    2020-02-16T10:34:00Z

    EgyptAir has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, the initial aircraft in a batch of 15 being acquired by the Middle Eastern flag-carrier. Airbus has confirmed the handover of the twinjet, powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines. Source: Airbus Three EgyptAir A320neos – SU-GFK, ...

  • SA Express CRJ
    News

    SA Express confirms business rescue restructuring move

    2020-02-13T14:48:00Z

    SA Express’ operations are continuing as normal after the South African regional and domestic operator confirmed it is now under a formal business rescue restructuring process

  • Kulula Boeing 737-800 (c) Bob Adams
    News

    ​Comair blames Max delay and SAA debt for expected first-half loss

    2020-02-13T13:41:00Z

    South African carrier Comair warns that it expects to post a loss for the six months ending 31 December 2019 because of the ongoing Boeing 737 Max grounding and an unpaid debt by South African Airways.

  • Green Africa A220
    News

    Lagos-based Green Africa signs for 50 A220s

    2020-02-13T10:10:00Z

    Nigerian carrier Green Africa Airways has tentatively agreed to acquire 50 Airbus A220-300s, a potentially strong order for the twinjets. The agreement for the Pratt Whitney PW1500G-powered aircraft has been disclosed by the airframer, following the signature of a memorandum of understanding. It comes more than ...

  • Max Air 747-400 pod-strike
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    Pod-strike tore cowls off Max Air 747-400

    2020-02-12T15:04:00Z

    Nigerian investigators have disclosed that an engine pod-strike involving a Max Air Boeing 747-400 resulted in the powerplant’s shedding its cowls as it rolled out after landing at Minna. The country’s Accident Investigation Bureau says the captain, who was flying, had remarked that the ILS signal was “erratic” on ...

  • SAA A350
    Analysis

    Why South African Airways network cuts prove painful to implement

    2020-02-10T16:14:00Z

    One thing perennial struggler South African Airways has not been short of over the years is restructuring plans. Its latest, proposed under formal restructuring, features a further retrenchment that continues the paring back of its network.

  • Edomgenet Sentayehu - CFO Krimson
    Interview

    Managing the finances of Ethiopia’s Krimson Aviation

    2020-02-10T16:08:00Z

    Edomgenet Sentayehu, chief financial officer at Ethiopian business aviation services provider Krimson Aviation, helps to sustain its activities in flight support, ground handling, charter brokerage and more 

  • Airlink Embraer
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    Franchise partner Airlink steps in to retain four axed SAA routes

    2020-02-07T12:11:00Z

    Airlink is to continue operating in its own right four of the routes being axed by its franchise partner South African Airways at the end of the month.

  • South African Airways aircraft
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    SAA slashes network as it strives for profitability

    2020-02-06T16:54:00Z

    South African Airways is cutting around half of its long-haul routes and almost all of its domestic network, the flag carrier’s “business rescue practitioners” have disclosed as they seek to transform it into a sustainable and profitable business.

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    Kenya takes C-27J pair

    2020-02-06T16:03:00Z

    Kenya has received its first pair of Leonardo C-27J tactical transports from a KSh20 billion ($200 million) order for three examples for the country’s air force.

  • SA Express CRJ
    News

    SA Express objects as court orders business rescue

    2020-02-06T12:26:00Z

    South African operator SA Express has been ordered to enter into business rescue, two months after a similar decision was made for flag-carrier South African Airways. SA Express operates a route network in southern Africa using a fleet of Bombardier CRJs and Q400s. While the business rescue has ...

  • C295
    News

    Ghanaian president orders probe into C295 acquisition

    2020-02-03T09:20:00Z

    Ghana’s president is to pursue an inquiry into allegations of bribery during the military’s acquisition of Airbus tactical transport aircraft, detailed in UK court documents following a corruption probe into the airframer. Five counts of failing to prevent bribery, aimed at Airbus after a UK Serious Fraud Office investigation, ...