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Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing Sign MOU for B787 Landing Gear Exchange Program

Boeing has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ethiopian Airlines during the Dubai Air Show in Dubai. This MOU is geared towards helping the airline save cost on its maintenance operations with Boeing's 787 landing gear exchange program. “As the fastest growing airline in Africa, much of our success depends on our ability to seek out new ways to drive operational efficiency in our processes,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, Group […]

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ASKY PROVIDES WIFI WIRELESS INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT – IFE ON BOARD ALL ITS AIRCRAFT

ASKY, The Pan African airlines has introduced WIFI wireless In-flight Entertainment – IFE solution which commenced from November 6th, 2021 for their valued passengers and the public. The airline has introduced a wide range of engaging features and content catalog consisting of Hollywood movies, popular TV shows, local African programs / documentaries, drama, music, and games on board all ASKY aircraft. "Introducing such an innovative in-flight entertainment system on board […]

todayNovember 9, 2021 31 1

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South African Airways Restarts Flight Operations to Accra

South African Airways (SAA) has resumed flight operations to Accra after 18 months of absence from the skies. Flight SA052 touchdown at the Kotoka International Airport on the 28th September, 2021 around 11pm. The Airbus A320 was welcomed back to KIA with a water canon salute with a culture display. SAA receiving water canon salute at KIA. Credit: GH-Aviation The resumption of the Accra route is part of the first […]

todaySeptember 29, 2021 163 3

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Fmr. DG of GCAA appointed lead investigator in the KLM bird strike incident

The Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has appointed Air Commodore (Rtd) Kwame Mamphey, a former Director General of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) as the Investigator-In-Charge (IIC) in the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines bird strike incident that occurred on Friday 3rd September, 2021 at the Kotoka International Airport. According to the release, the bureau in accordance with its Act 2020, Act 1028 gives the commissioner the powers to […]

todaySeptember 6, 2021 356 1

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GCAA issues a statement on the KLM bird strike incident

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has issued a statement with regard to the KLM bird strike incident which occurred on Friday, 3rd September 2021 at the the Kotoka International Airport, Accra. A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight KL 590 was forced to reject its take-off run from the Kotoka International Airport following a bird strike close to the Boeing 777-300ER’s windshield. The flight was headed for Amsterdam when the […]

todaySeptember 5, 2021 156 2

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AIB notified of KLM bird strike incident at Kotoka International Airport

The Aircraft Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau has been notified of an aircraft incident that occurred at the Kotoka International Airport due a bird strike incident involving a Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft belonging to the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Upon takeoff on runway 21, a Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) flight (KL590) bound for Amsterdam from Accra aborted takeoff  at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on the 3rd September, 2021 due […]

todaySeptember 5, 2021 2151 2

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GACL institutes investigation into a reported birdstrike incident at KIA

A Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) flight (KL590) bound for Amsterdam from Accra aborted takeoff  at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on the 3rd September, 2021. This was due to a reported bird strike incident on Runway 21 at KIA. According to a press statement from the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), "the pilot reported a bird strike close to the windshield of the aircraft" which prompted him to abort taking […]

todaySeptember 5, 2021 763 2

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Alitalia goes defunct from October 15

Alitalia is closing its operations on October 15, 2021 after serving as Italy's national carrier for about 75 years.  Alitalia has stopped sales of flights beyond October 15 effective 25th August, 2021. All other flights scheduled for 15th October and beyond has been canceled. The Italian state-owned airline declared bankruptcy in May 2017 and have grounded most of its airplanes. Passengers who have booked flights before 25th August to fly […]

todayAugust 28, 2021 185 1 2

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South African Airways Back in the Skies

South African Airways (SAA) has announced its decision to resume flights after about a year and a half break. This was communicated through a media release which confirmed the carrier's plans to commence operations on the 23rd of September, 2021. Interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo in his statement said that, “After months of diligent work, we are delighted that SAA is resuming service and we look forward to welcoming on board […]

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