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  • 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...

  • Ghana's troubled flag carrier asks 140 workers "to stay at home"
    28 july 2010 21:07:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's troubled national carrier, Ghana International Airlines Limited (GIAL), on Wednesday asked 140 workers "to stay at home pending discussions on their fate by their union workers" in one of the clearest signs yet that the airline is on the verge of dissolution. Full text...

  • SA World Cup boosts African airliners' fortunes - IATA
    28 july 2010 18:24:00
    Kisumu- Kenya (PANA) -- African carriers posted a 21. Full text...

  • Nigeria buys US$ 3.5m aircraft for aviation training
    21 july 2010 18:19:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- For advanced airline pilot training, the Nigerian Colleg e of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, north central Kaduna State, has taken th e delivery of a brand new TBM 850 Aircraft, worth US$ 3. Full text...

  • French Airline, Air Mali sign agreement
    16 july 2010 15:03:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- French Airlines, Aigle Azur, and Air Mali pc, have signed a sales representation agreement aimed at optimizing service between Paris, the capital of France, and Bamako, the Malian capital, according to a joint statement issued by the two companies. Full text...

  • Brussels Airlines resumes Sabena flights to Lome
    11 july 2010 12:19:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Belgian airline, Brussels Airlines has resumed flights t o Lome, capital of Togo, PANA reported from here Sunday. Full text...

  • Belgian airline expands network to African states
    06 july 2010 15:38:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The Belgian airline, Brussels Airlines, Tuesday inaug urated a direct flight from Brussels, the Belgian capital, to Ouagadougou, the c a pital of Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Nigeria's regulatory agency grounds local airline
    06 july 2010 08:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has grounde d the local Chanchangi Airline for operating only one aircraft, which is against laid-down rules, the local pre ss reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • US company to build new airport terminal in Mali
    30 june 2010 14:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A new airport terminal is to be built at the Bamako-Sénou Airport in Mali, at a cost of US$ 71. Full text...

  • Ethiopian aviation expert to head African airlines body
    30 june 2010 14:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Airlines Association (AFRAA) top decision-making body, has appointed Ethiopian lawyer, Tewodros Tamrat, as acting secretary-general, the airlines' body said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways joins AU's conflict-free Africa campaign
    28 june 2010 17:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Kenya Airways (KQ) signed an agreement with the A frican Union (AU) to support the continental campaign for the year of peace and s ecurity in Africa, AU officials said Monday. Full text...

  • African Airlines body appoints interim management panel
    24 june 2010 12:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Africa's top airlines trade body said Thursday it had appointed a committee of its senior executives to assume management control until a new Secretary-General is appointed to replace Mr. Full text...

  • First made-in-Sudan military aircraft launched
    23 june 2010 16:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Sudanese military has assembled the country's first-ever military aircraft from spare-parts manufactured locally as part of the country's industrialization strategy, state media said in a report. Full text...

  • African airlines' top executive forced out after boardroom battle
    22 june 2010 13:47:00
    (corrected) Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nigeria's leading aviation personality, Nick Fadugba, chose to resign from the leadership of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) rather than be forced out after a boardroom battle, sources disclosed to PANA Monday. Full text...

  • African airlines' top executive forced out after boardroom battle
    21 june 2010 22:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nigeria's leading aviation personality, Nick Fadugba, chose to resign from the leadership of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) rather than be forced out after a boardroom battle, sources disclosed to PANA Monday. Full text...

  • Wreckage of Talbot's plane found at Cameroon/Congo border
    21 june 2010 22:37:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The wreckage of Casa C212 plane carrying Ken Talbot,one of Australia's the richest men, which went missing last Saturday, has been found in Congolese territory, the Cameroonian minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, said on Monday. Full text...

  • African airlines' top executive forced out after boardroom battle
    21 june 2010 18:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nigeria's leading aviation personality, Nick Fadugba, chose to resign from the leadership of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) rather than be forced out after a boardroom battle, sources disclosed to PANA Monday. Full text...

  • AFRAA Secretary resigns, Nigerian paper claims
    21 june 2010 13:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Secretary-General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Mr. Full text...

  • Aircraft carrying foreign executives disappears in Cameroon
    21 june 2010 13:45:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A CASA C-212 aircraft run by the Congolese Airline, Aero, which left Yaounde Saturday for Congo, has disappeared in Yokadouma (south-east of Cameroon), the government said. Full text...

  • Lufthansa challenges Air France in Ethiopia, Congo
    12 june 2010 16:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) â" Amid upward Franco--German competitions in the v arious economic spheres, the two major European powers are fighting for dominanc e of the African skies. Full text...

  • Angolan govt. to build new airport at Mbanza Kongo
    09 june 2010 19:05:00
    Mbanza Kongo- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan Minister of Urbanism and Construction, Jose Ferreira, announced Tuesday the construction of a new airport at Mbanza Ko n go, the capital of the province of Zaire, Northern Angola, in 2011. Full text...

  • Budget airline for launch in Zimbabwe
    08 june 2010 14:04:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A British investment group said Tuesday it planned to launch a budget airline in Zimbabwe, capitalising on the country's proximity to Africa's largest economy, South Africa. Full text...

  • African airlines back to US$100m profitability
    07 june 2010 14:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African airlines are expected to return to profitability this year, for the first time in eight years, despite earlier predictions that losses were bound to persist. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt 'cancels' costly airport runway project
    07 june 2010 08:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government has cancelled the contract for a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the nation's capital, after federal MPs said the cost was too high. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways profits surge, plans Africa route expansion
    04 june 2010 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways (KQ) recovered from a wildcat crew strike in the year and gained from a weaker Shilling to record a full year profit before tax of Ksh2. Full text...

  • Virgin Nigeria undergoes name change, now called Air Nigeria
    02 june 2010 17:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Chairman of Virgin Nigeria Airways, Mr. Full text...

  • Body of Dutch victim of Afriqiyah crash flown home
    27 may 2010 22:24:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The first body of the Dutch victims of the crash of the Afriqiyah Airways plane was repatriated on Thursday from Tripoli to the Netherla n ds. Full text...

  • Delta announces more flights to African destinations
    26 may 2010 10:09:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Leading US carrier Delta Air Lines Wednesday an nounced its intention to serve up to 10 African destinations from the United Sta t es, with aircraft ready to begin service pending US and foreign government approvals . Full text...

  • South African Airways voted best airline in Africa
    24 may 2010 18:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) has, for the eighth consecut ive year, been voted the best airline in Africa, the airline announced Monday in a statement. Full text...

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