Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Korean Air have announced the airline’s intent to purchase up to 50 of Boeing’s highly fuel-efficient widebody airplanes. This order includes 20 777-9s and 20 787-10s, with options for 10 more of the largest 787 Dreamliner variant. Korean Air’s selection of the 777-9 and 787-10 supports its planned fleet growth and […]

KOREAN AIR COMMITS TO UP TO 50 BOEING WIDEBODIES TO STRENGTHEN FUTURE LONG-HAUL FLEETRead More »

The 8th Aviation AFRICA Summit & Exhibition is set to reach unprecedented heights, cementing its status as the continent’s premier annual gathering for the commercial air transport industry. Scheduled to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Gauteng, South Africa, on September 16th and 17th, 2024, this year’s event promises to be the largest […]

AVIATION AFRICA 2024 EVENT RISES TO NEW HEIGHTSRead More »

TAAG Angola Airlines has announced a significant expansion of its cargo services, doubling the weekly frequencies of flights from Luanda to Lagos, Brazzaville, and Johannesburg. This move is part of the airline’s strategic effort to strengthen its presence within the African air cargo market. As of the first fortnight of July, TAAG Angola Airlines has […]

TAAG ANGOLA AIRLINES BOOSTS CARGO FLIGHTS TO NIGERIA, REPUBLIC OF CONGO, AND SOUTH AFRICARead More »

As air navigation service providers (ANSPs) worldwide grapple with a persistent shortage of air traffic controllers, innovative solutions are urgently needed to address this critical staffing gap. The aftermath of Covid-19 layoffs and retirements has left the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with approximately 3,000 vacancies, mirroring the pilot shortage crisis. In response, aviation training […]

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER DROUGHT CALLS FOR NEW APPROACH TO TRAININGRead More »

South Africa’s youngest airline, LIFT, has been recognised as the Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa at the prestigious 2024 World Airline Awards hosted by Skytrax in the United Kingdom. This accolade marks a significant achievement for the airline, making history as the youngest airline in Africa to win a World Airline Award. A Landmark Achievement […]

LIFT: SOUTH AFRICA’S YOUNGEST AIRLINE CLINCHES BEST LOW-COST AIRLINE IN AFRICA AWARDRead More »

In a unified effort, a diverse coalition of aviation industry stakeholders has urged U.S. congressional aviation leaders and the administration to bolster support for the modernisation and enhancement of the U.S. Air Traffic Control (ATC) system. The call to action emphasises the critical need for a safe, efficient, and resilient ATC infrastructure to sustain and […]

AVIATION INDUSTRY CALLS FOR STRENGTHENED INVESTMENT IN AVIATION FACILITIES & EQUIPMENTRead More »

SITA, the Geneva-based global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, has completed the regulatory formalities and legal procedures to acquire Materna IPS, a leading provider of automated passenger handling software for airports and airlines worldwide. This strategic move positions SITA as the world’s largest provider of airline passenger self-service solutions, with over […]

SITA BECOMES LEADER IN AIRPORT SOLUTIONS FOLLOWING ACQUISITION OF MATERNA IPSRead More »

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading carrier, has been honoured with the prestigious Global Recognition and Appreciation Award at the First International Post-COVID Conference. This accolade highlights Ethiopian Airlines’ pivotal role in distributing emergency gear and essential medical supplies across Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic, a mission that saved countless lives. The conference, organised by Livelihood Development […]

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES RECEIVES GLOBAL RECOGNITION FOR COVID-19 RESPONSERead More »

In a significant leap forward for the future of air mobility, Joby Aviation has successfully tested a hydrogen-electric version of its S4 electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft. This breakthrough comes as Joby continues its pursuit of certification for its battery-powered air taxi and gears up for the launch of commercial services. The modified S4 prototype, now […]

JOBY AVIATION SURPASSES RANGE MILESTONES WITH HYDROGEN-ELECTRIC AIR TAXI DEMONSTRATORRead More »

Boeing’s defence and space business is undergoing significant transformation. Annual revenue for Boeing Defence, Space and Security (BDS) has decreased by nearly 20% since 2015, adjusted for inflation. Yet, CEO Ted Colbert remains unfazed by this decline, even suggesting that further revenue reductions might be necessary to achieve sustainable growth. “There is a possibility that […]

BOEING DEFENCE STRATEGY OVERHAUL: AIMING FOR HEALTHY REVENUE AND STRATEGIC GROWTHRead More »