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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 […]

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Airline News

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 […]

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Airline News

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 […]

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Airline News

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 […]

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Events

3rd Edition of Aviators Africa to take place on the 27th to 28th October – Toni Ukachukwu

Aviators Africa announced its 3rd Leadership CEO’s Forum coming up on 27th to 28th of October, 2021 with a special award scheme tailored to showcase stakeholders who have been a great impact on the industry. The theme for this year's event is "a pathway to sustainability in Africa aviation" and it will host seasoned industry players and policy makers in Africa, who would deliberate on strategies in curbing the challenge […]

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Airline News

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 […]

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Airline News

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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Airport News

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 […]

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Airport News

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

Airport News

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 […]

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