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  • 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...

  • 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...

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