Kenya Airways receives first fully owned freighter

Kenya Airways on Thursday received its first fully owned cargo aircraft to tap into the growing cargo freighting business in Africa. The new freighter jet, a Boeing 737-300, has a cargo capacity of 20 metric tons. It is the first of four passenger aircraft owned by the airline which were identified for conversion into freighters … Read more

Ethiopian MRO gets approval for Dash 8 full airframe maintenance

Ethiopian Airlines announced the development of full airframe maintenance capability for Bombardier’s Q100, Q200 and Q300 turboprop airplanes in addition to its existing Q400 aircraft capability. Ethiopian MRO facility was granted the approval from the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) and the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January 2013. Ethiopian huge investment in facility … Read more

Ethiopian to commence new flights to Ndola

Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will commence thrice weekly flight to Ndola, Zambia effective 31 March 2013. Ndola, the third largest city in Zambia, is the industrial and commercial center in the copper belt province of the country. Ndola will be Ethiopian 45th African and the 72nd international destination. It will also be its second destination in … Read more

Ethiopian temporarily pulls the 787 out of service

Following the directive of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Ethiopian has decided to temporarily pull its B787 Dreamliners out of service for precautionary inspection on Thursday, January 17, 2013. The US FAA issued a directive on January 16, 2013 that mandates operators to perform special inspection requirements on the Dreamliner airplane battery system in … Read more

Arik Air and Air Cote d’Ivoire explore partnership

Arik Air and the Ivorian national carrier, Air Cote d’Ivoire are seeking ways of working together for the mutual benefit of both airlines. The Chairman of Air Cote d’Ivoire, General Coulibaly Abdoulaye (retired) and the airline’s Managing Director, Mr. Rene Decurey were at Arik Air headquarters on Wednesday, 9 January to hold preliminary discussions with … Read more