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  • Italian company to deliver helicopter to Libya
    11 november 2010 07:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Italian aircraft manufacturer AugustaWestland is to deli ver a second AW139 helicopter to the Libyan general people's committee for public security, sources close to the Italian manufacture r told PANA on Wednesday in Tripoli at the second edition of the defence and security show in Libya dubbed "Libdex 2010". Full text...

  • RAM reschedules Tripoli flights
    08 november 2010 22:54:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Royal Air Maroc (RAM) airline is cutting its flights to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, from four to three as a result of construction works at Tripoli international airport. Full text...

  • RwandAir inaugurates flights to Dubai
    05 november 2010 22:48:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) â" The Executive Director of Rwanda's state--owned airline , Rwandair Express, John Mirenge, on Friday announced that the national carrier h as opened a new route to Dubai. Full text...

  • Mozambique Airlines to increase Luanda-Maputo flights
    03 november 2010 09:37:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Mozambique Airlines (LAM) will Wednesday launch a ne w weekly Luanda-Maputo flight, increasing to three the number of its flights on t hat route, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) reported here quoting a press stateme n t from LAM. Full text...

  • Passengers injured after SA airline's plane aborts take-off
    01 november 2010 08:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Some 11 passengers were injured on Sunday when South Africa's low-cost 1time airline's plane aborted take-off at Johannesburgâ?s OR Tambo International Airport. Full text...

  • ICAO opens audit on airport safety in Mauritania
    25 october 2010 21:29:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A team from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Sunday opened an audit on the safety of Mauritanian airports, sources close to the country's National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Experts give reasons for replacing ageing planes in Nigeria's presidential fleet
    22 october 2010 14:42:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Determined to avert the frequent multiple failure of air craft components within its fleet, the Nigerian Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) on F riday said it was set to receive the first set of the three newly ordered aircra f t by the end of November, Fleet Commander, Air Commodore Adesola Amosu, said her e while receiving Air Force Chief, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar. Full text...

  • Gambia imposes 20-euro fee on air travelers
    19 october 2010 16:30:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Passengers flying out of the Banjul International Airpor t will, as from 1 November, 2010, pay a fee of 20 euros to the Gambia Civil Avia t ion Authority (GCAA), a statement from GCCA, obtained by PANA here, said Tuesday . Full text...

  • Gambia imposes 20-euro fee on air travelers
    19 october 2010 16:10:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Passengers flying out of the Banjul International Airpor t will, as from 1 November, 2010, pay a fee of 20 euros to the Gambia Civil Avia t ion Authority (GCAA), a statement from GCCA, obtained by PANA here, said Tuesday . Full text...

  • 'South Africa blocked 350 suspected hooligans from 2010 World Cup'
    19 october 2010 11:45:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- South Africa blocked 350 prospective World Cup fa ns after their names appeared on the International Police (Interpol) watch list, thanks to a new screening system deployed by the Departme nt of Home Affairs, the department said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Korogo Airline gets Belgian flying license
    13 october 2010 21:52:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) â" Korogo Airline set up -by Brussels Airlines and the industrial group Forrest, will be launched in the first quarter of 2011 and will operate with a Belgian license â?to avoid being on the black list of airlines ba nned from flying to Europeâ?. Full text...

  • Government defends purchase of presidential jet
    08 october 2010 21:09:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana government on Friday defended the acquisition of a presidential jet saying it took the decision in the best interest of the coun t ry and after reviewing the agreement which the previous administration had enter e d into. Full text...

  • Brussels Airlines launches Accra flights
    08 october 2010 20:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Brussels Airlines has officially launched its Accra-Brusse ls route with high hopes that it would open up businesses to other parts of the g lobe. Full text...

  • Ghana Air Force to acquire eight new planes
    07 october 2010 20:37:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Air Force is to acquire eight new aircraft next year, Vice President John Dramani Mahama announced on Thursday. Full text...

  • Blackouts wreak havoc at Bujumbura International Airport
    05 october 2010 21:01:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Power interruptions have wreaked havoc at Bujumbura International Airport with three near air disasters in recent days, the Deputy Director-General of Aviation Services in Burundi, Albert Maniratunga, said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa, ICAO sign training pact
    04 october 2010 09:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) signed a pact in Montreal, Canada, on Sunday for the training of a new crop of aviation workers for the country and the African continent. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Airlines approved for Star Alliance membership
    01 october 2010 11:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian Airlines will become a Star Alliance me mber, the alliance has announced on Friday. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius appoints new CEO
    30 september 2010 11:25:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian national carrier Air Mauritius has appo inted Soobhiraj Bungsraz as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, following the resignation of Manoj Ujoodha, PANA reporte d Thursday. Full text...

  • SAA to form joint venture with other African airlines
    30 september 2010 10:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) is expected to make an announcement later this year about a new airline that it will launch in collaboration with two other African airlines . Full text...

  • African airport administrators to meet in Bamako
    28 september 2010 20:55:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Over 50 airport and aviation officials are expected to participate in the Fourth General Assembly of the Union of Airport Administrators from Central and West Africa from 21 to 23 October in the Malian capital, Bamako. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe pilots end strike
    24 september 2010 07:04:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Air Zimbabwe pilots Friday ended a two-week pay-relate d strike which airline officials said had cost the national carrier more than US$5 million in lost revenue. Full text...

  • Stowaway found dead on Nigerian airline's flight from SA
    21 september 2010 18:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An unidentified stowaway was found dead in the wheel wel l of a Nigeria's Arik airline's plane shortly after it landed in Lagos from Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, an airline off icial said. Full text...

  • Africa Aerospace, Defence show starts Tuesday in Cape Town
    20 september 2010 07:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Africa's largest aerospace, defence, and securi ty exhibition - the Africa Aerospace Full text...

  • Libyan civilian air transport companies to modernise fleets
    18 september 2010 19:44:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libya Africa for Aviation company is working to mod ernise the fleets of two Libyan civilian air transport companies, Libyan Airline s and Afriqiyah Airways, with the acquisition of a number of new aircraft by the e nd of 2012. Full text...

  • AfDB extends US$ 8.6 million grant for COMESA unified airspace
    17 september 2010 14:06:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the soft loan arm of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has approved a grant of US$ 8. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe leases aircraft as pilot strike deepens
    14 september 2010 09:06:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Air Zimbabwe said Tuesday it had leased aircraft from South Africa to run domestic and regional routes, as a week-long strike by the airline's pilots continued unabated. Full text...

  • Nigeria hosts African aviation experts
    13 september 2010 08:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The 19th Airports Council International (ACI) African Regional Conference will be held in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, Monday under the theme ''Challenge of Safety, Security and Technology in the Emerging Trend of Airport Development in Africa. Full text...

  • ICAO to assist Central African countries in air security
    11 september 2010 13:48:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Heads of civil aviation authorities from countries o f the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) as well as Sao Tome and Principe Friday in Brazza ville signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable them to benefit from the technical assistance from the the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Full text...

  • CEMAC air space gets agency to oversee safety soon
    09 september 2010 19:26:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The directors general of civil aviation of countries of the Central Africa Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) and Sao Tome and Principe have been meeting since Wednesday in Brazzaville, Congo, to discuss modalities for the implementation of the regional civil aviation security and safety oversight agency (ARSA). Full text...

  • Airlines meet to discuss African aviation decline
    09 september 2010 18:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is planning to host 300 top African airlines decision makers who are planning the future of African airlines, the association said Thursday. Full text...

  • Europe blacklists airlines from 12 African countries
    06 september 2010 17:45:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Europe has blacklisted privately-owned and State-owne d airlines from 12 African countries, banning them from operating flights to Eur o pe, according to a blacklist issued Monday by the Air Safety Committee of the Eu r opean Union. Full text...

  • Congo ratifies air services agreement with Kenya, Morocco
    31 august 2010 13:59:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese Senate has ratified two air services agreements with Kenya and Morocco, PANA learnt Tuesday from official sources in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital. Full text...

  • Passenger dies on Delta's Nigeria-US flight
    31 august 2010 08:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An unidentified Nigerian has been found dead on an Atlan ta-bound Delta Airline's flight that originated from Lagos Monday, the airline said in a statement. Full text...

  • EgyptAir boosts fleet with new Airbus aircraft
    30 august 2010 10:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- EGYPTAIR has received its first Airbus A330-300 aircraft from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, the French aircraft maker announced Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways mulls cancelling order for 9 Boeing planes
    29 august 2010 09:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Disturbed by Boeing's delay in the delivery of nine "Boe ing Dreamliners", Kenya Airways is contemplating cancelling the order. Full text...

  • Congo to build new airport
    26 august 2010 12:05:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government Thursday announced a plan t o build a new airport this year in the town of Ewo in the northern part of the country, as part of preparations for the celebration in August 2011 of the country's 51st independence anniversary. Full text...

  • About 20 people die in DR Congo plane crash (Corrected)
    25 august 2010 22:53:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- Twenty-one bodies and one survivor have been found a fter a plane crashed late on Wednesday morning two kilometres from the runway at Bandundu airport, West-Central province of DR Congo, the Congolese news agency ( A CP) reported. Full text...

  • About 20 people die DR Congo plane crash
    25 august 2010 22:17:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- Twenty-one bodies and one survivor have been found after a plane crashed late on Wednesday morning two kilometres from the runway at Bandundu airport, West-Central province of DR Congo, the Congolese news agency (ACP) reported. Full text...

  • Rwandair Express acquires new plane
    23 august 2010 22:48:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan national carrier, Rwandair Express, has purchase d its second aircraft, a Boeing 737-500, to extend its services within the Great Lakes sub-region and major Middle East destinations, a senior executive officer s aid on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigerian plane in near crash in Jos
    22 august 2010 11:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian plane, belonging to the Aero Aircraft Company , almost crashed when it lost one tyre on landing at the Jos airport on Sunday, t he local Nation newspaper reported. Full text...

  • Conference on air safety holds in Congo September
    20 august 2010 11:43:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A conference on the safety of air transportation in Francophone Africa will take place in September in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo, as part of efforts to improve air transportat ion safety in the countries involved, PANA reported Friday, quoting an official source. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways holds inaugural flight to Luanda Tuesday
    14 august 2010 15:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways is to hold its inaugural flight to Luanda, the Angolan capital, on Tuesday, carrying a high-powered government delegation, headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Moses Wetangula, on the ceremonial fl i ght, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) reported. Full text...

  • Nigerian president to get 3 new planes (Corrected)
    11 august 2010 16:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday secured the nod to purchase three new planes at a total cost of US$ 154,529,500. Full text...

  • Nigerian president to get 3 new planes
    11 august 2010 15:28:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday secured the nod to purchase three new planes at a total cost of US$ I54,529,500. Full text...

  • Two Libyan airlines receive cash injection to boost fleet
    10 august 2010 21:43:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Seven Libyan banks are to give 1. Full text...

  • Nigerian airline to blacklist 'air rage' passengers
    05 august 2010 08:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In a tough move to stop rising attacks against its staff ers, Nigeria's oldest indigenous airline, Aero Contractors, has warned it would blacklist any passenger who assaults or abuses any of its em ployees, especially during flights. Full text...

  • Gabon airline suspends flights
    03 august 2010 21:50:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) - â" A private Gabonese airline, Air Service, on Tuesday announced the suspension of its activities in Gabon and African capitals of its network until the end of the month. Full text...

  • Mauritanian presidential plane in forced landing
    03 august 2010 12:47:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The plane ferrying Mauritanian President Mohamed Abdel Aziz from the country's hinterland to the capital city of Noukachott was forced to make an eme rgency landing due to bad weather Monday night, PANA reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Libya pays compensation to each Afriqiyah crash victim's family
    30 july 2010 18:41:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Each family of the victims of the Afriqiyah Airways' A3330-200 crash received an initial compensation of US$ 100,000, the secretary of the airline, Sabri Chadi, revealed here Friday. Full text...

  • Air Mauritania flight nearly overshoots runway in Conakry
    28 july 2010 21:35:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) - â" An Air Mauritania flight with 100 people on board fro m Dakar, the Senegalese capital, nearly overshot the runway as it came in to lan d on Tuesday evening at the Conakry international airport, the country's national radio reported. Full text...

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