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Ethiopian Airlines Captain Quits During Probe into Sleep Incident
During an investigation into the August 15 incident in which both Ethiopian Airlines pilots fell asleep during a flight, the captain has resigned.
Ethiopian Signals Renewed Confidence in 737 Max
Fifty passengers took part in a four-hour demonstration flight of Ethiopian Airlines’ 737 Max 8 on February 1.
Boeing-Ethiopian Partnership Ready to Bear Fruit
An August MOU calling for the establishment of an African aviation hub appears likely to yield more supply business for Ethiopian Airlines.
Fire Damages Ethiopian Boeing 777F in Shanghai
A Boeing 777G operated by Ethiopian Airlines sustained serious fire damage to its fuselage.
African Airports Quarantine Suspect Virus Cases
Ivory Coast reported the first suspected case of the new coronavirus in Africa on Sunday.
South Africa Exerts Last-ditch Effort to Rescue National Carrier
South African Airways now operates under bankruptcy protection.
African Airline CEOs Highlight Connectivity Challenges
A failure to address high taxes and bilateral air service agreements continue to hamper airline profitability in Africa.
AFRAA Calls for Joint Effort in Tackling Africa’s Challenges
The African Airlines Association opened its 51st general assembly in Mauritius on Monday.
Kenya Airways in Standoff with Aggrieved Pilots
A strike looms at the Kenyan national carrier as pilots object to the hiring of contract flight deck crew.
EgyptAir On the Rebound
The oldest airline in Africa plans to take its second A220 on October 1.
Air Tanzania’s Airbus A220 Remains Impounded in South Africa
The Tanzanian government is hopeful the twinjet will soon be released and put back in service.
Airspace Congestion in Middle East Poses Major Costs
IATA expects average flight delays in the Mideast to double by 2025 without urgent action.
Kenya Airways To Return to Government Control
The Kenyan parliament votes to accept a committee plan to re-nationalize the flag carrier.
Airlines Await Repatriation of $413 Million from African States
IATA claims it has cleared several hundred million dollars of blocked funds, but the problem persists.
Kenya Airways’ Outgoing CEO Satisfied with Recovery Progress
Mikosz reports he decided to leave the Kenyan national carrier for personal reasons.
South African Airways CEO Jarana Resigns
The embattled chief executive expresses frustration over the SAA’s board failure to meet his conditions of employment.
Airbus Eyes New Narrowbody Opportunities in Africa
The European airframer has placed a team in Nigeria in an effort to tap the Western African country’s particularly strong potential.
Ghana, Ethiopian Airlines To Establish Carrier in West Africa
The Ghanian government and the private sector would control a 51-percent share in the new West African airline, while Ethiopian holds the balance.
Ethiopian to Review Max Independently Before Return to Service
Ethiopian Airlines CEO says his airline will be the last to return the Max to service.
Ethiopian Max Pilots Followed Boeing Emergency Procedures
Investigative authorities deny that a foreign object caused AOA sensor damage.
Ethiopia To Fast Track Report into 737 Max Crash
The Accident Investigation Bureau in Addis Ababa has agreed to “expedite” the preliminary report into Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
Recorders Show 'Similarities' between 737 Max Crashes
French investigators have extracted virtually all the data from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302’s FDR, CVR.
Worker Strike Paralyzes Nairobi’s International Airport
Kenya Aviation Workers Union calls for removal of Kenya Airways and Kenyatta Airport managers.
Regulations and Government
Qatar Airways Qualifies Interest in Africa Investment
Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker says he'll do business only in countries that show good governance.
Authorities Urge African States To Reject Aviation Protectionism
Speakers at the Aviation Africa Summit in Kigali call for the end of “shortsighted” policies.
African Commission Pushes Nations to Join Single Market
Sixteen African states have removed all restrictions from air service agreements, but more needs to be done.
African Countries Set To Relaunch National Carriers
International aviation officials urge that the private sector control the state-owned airlines’ operations.
Indonesian Air Force Intercepts Ethiopian Airlines Freighter
The non-scheduled Boeing 777 flight carried a Trent 1000 engine for maintenance in Singapore
African Airlines Complain of Safety Misperceptions
CEOs cite no jet hull loses on the continent in two consecutive years as evidence of improvement.
Blocked Airline Funds in Africa Total $670 Million
African airlines lose an average of $1.25 per passenger carried.
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