TAAG ANGOLA TAKES DELIVERY OF SECOND DASH8-400

TAAG Angola Airlines (DT), the national carrier of Angola has taken delivery of the second Dash 8-400 named Zaire. The delivery is part of the 6 Dash8-400s ordered by the airline at the 2019 Paris Airshow. In June 2020 DT took delivery of the first Dash8-400 named Kwanza with a new livery. TAAG Angola (DT) said on their website “As part of the process of modernization and renewal of its fleet, TAAG Linhas Aéreas de

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AIR PEACE RELEASES “SOME” PILOTS

Nigeria’s biggest airline has released some pilots as a result of the effects of the #Covid19 pandemic. The airline announced this development via a press statement saying; “The Management of Air Peace wishes to state that it has taken a very painful but rightful decision, in the circumstances the airline has found itself as a result of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations and financial health, to terminate the employment of

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IBOM AIRLINES TAKES DELIVERY OF 5TH CRJ900 AIRCRAFT

Nigerian airline Ibom Airlines has taken delivery of their fifth Mitsubishi CRJ900 jet in the early hours of 01 August 2020. The second of the two aircraft ordered by the airline in December 2019, 5N-BXO becomes the fifth Mitsubishi CRJ900 to be operated by the airline. Formerly Bombardier, Ibom Airlines placed orders of these two modern regional jets in December 2019. The aircraft arrived in Lagos from Calgary, Canada. Announcing the delivery through its Twitter

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EGYPTAIR TAKES DELIVERY OF 8TH AIRBUS A320NEO

EgyptAir (MS) has taken delivery of its 8th Airbus A320neo registered SU-GFQ. The aircraft is in a batch of 15 aircraft acquired by the North African carrier. Announcing the delivery via its LinkedIn page, EgyptAir said: “EgyptAir receives 8th and final Airbus A320 neo aircraft in 2020. Seven Airbus A321neo aircraft will be delivered in 2022. The 8th A320neo, which carries the SU-GFQ registration letters from the Airbus plant in Toulouse, France, is the latest

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Airbus A330-800 Neo. An African Fit Post-Pandemic?

Derek Nseko, iFly Aviation The Airbus A330 series has been in production for close to 3 decades. With over 1400 units sold, it has been one of manufacturer Airbus’ proudly successful products.  Made for the middle market segment, its initial competitor was the Boeing 767. However, as it aged and with the emergence of the 787 Dreamliner, it became apparent that Airbus needed a new product with new engines and perhaps additional range capability. Enter

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