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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 291 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 124 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 146 1 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 57 3 2

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Disregard malicious allegations against management – GACL

The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has debunked a video circulating on social media about the disparity of salary and allowances between senior management and other staff. The video posted on August 5th, 2021 made allegations against management with regard to the significant differences in their salary structure. A communique cited on the organizations Facebook page on the 5th August, asked the public to disregard the information contained in the […]

todayAugust 20, 2021 179 2

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United Airlines tasked to provide excellent customer service to passengers – MD GACL

17th May 2021 | Adwoa Sasu United Airlines has been tasked to provide excellent customer service to passengers flying from Washington DC, Dulles International Airport to Accra, Kotoka International Airport, and vice versa. This statement was made by the Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, Yaw Kwakwa, during the inauguration ceremony of the re-launch of passenger flight services by United airlines into Accra. "We believe that United Airlines […]

todayAugust 17, 2021 48 1

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More people with Covid-19 arriving at Kotoka Airport – Health officials

25th Apr 2021 | Adwoa Sasu There has been an alarming rate of positive Covid-19 cases arriving in Ghana through the Kotoka International Airport. A letter sighted by gh-aviation.com from Frontier Healthcare services (FHS) states that, as at 24th April, 2021, "we recorded seventy-five (75) positive cases. This exceeds the previous highest rate of forty-five (45) positive cases recorded on the 21st April, 2021." According to the letter, a previous […]

todayAugust 17, 2021 19

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Kotoka International Airport gets an L3 Provision 2 body scanner

24th Mar 2021 | Adwoa Sasu The Ghana Airports Company Limited inaugurated an L3 Provision 2 body scanning equipment and nine explosives and narcotics trace detectors on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 at the Kotoka International Airport. The new aviation screening machines were presented by the United States of America Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan to the Minister of Transportation Kwaku Ofori Asiamah and the Chief Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ambassador Martha Pobee. Present for the occasion were […]

todayAugust 17, 2021 87 2

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No fee charges for first-time travellers at airport immigration

6th Mar 2021 | Adwoa Sasu Lizzy Sasu (LS) of GH-Aviation had a one on one chat with the public relations officer (PRO) of the Ghana Immigration Service regional command at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Assistant Superintendent (ASI) Barbara Sam (BS) on challenges some travellers face at the airport. L.S: Is there an immigration law on how to treat first-time travellers? B.S: There is no law differentiating first-time travellers […]

todayAugust 17, 2021 68 1

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