Aerospace Africa 

Rwanda Moves to Increase Air Force Capacity by Acquiring Textron C-208 EX Aircraft

ATI Engineering Services LLC of Pennsylvania has been awarded USD10.1 Million contract to supply two Textron C-208 EX utility aircraft for the East African country’s airforce, according to a Foreign Military Sales notification issued by the US Air Force (USAF). The EX is the third variant of the all-metal, high-wing 208 Caravan – introduced in 1984 – and the second iteration of the Grand Caravan, a stretched version of the 208, which arrived four years later. It is powered by a 870hp PT6A-140 engine. This contract provides the procurement of…

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Aerospace Africa 

MMIA named first climate smart airport in Nigeria

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos State has been named the first climate smart airport in Nigeria by Airport Carbon Accreditation. The independent carbon management certification body on Friday said Murtala Muhammed Airport has received its level 1 ‘Mapping’ recognition. In a tweet on its official account, Airport Carbon Accreditation said, “Today we welcome a new accredited airport in the African region! Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, operated by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria joined the community of climate smart airports as the first ever in Nigeria. “The airport…

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Aerospace Africa 

Police aircraft crashes in eastern Kenya

A light Kenyan police aircraft carrying a security team to a meeting in Marsabit, crash-landed in the eastern region of Meru in the early hours of Saturday June 13. The Eastern Regional commissioner and his security team were reportedly heading for a joint security meeting with North Eastern counterparts when the incident occurred.  Police spokesman Charles Owino said the chopper had six occupants, 2 pilots and 4 passengers-all members of Eastern Security committee. The injured passengers have been admitted at Meru Level 5 hospital. Police Airwing Commandant Rodgers Mbithi said he and the pilot in the…

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Aerospace Africa Covid19 

Nigeria: Set to Reopen Airports, Nigeria’s FAAN Compares Notes With Munich Airport

The Nigerian government has begun plans to reopen its airports for domestic and international travels. Against this background, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it held a skype meeting with Munich Airport International to share experiences and compare notes on the effects of the COVID19 lockdown on the airports. The meeting which was at the instance of the Managing Director of FAAN, Rabiu Yadudu, had in attendance the Munich Airport Expert Team, Herbert Keffel, Georgios Elkolids and Julian Duerdoth. It was also coordinated by Fortune Idu, Managing Director…

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Aerospace Africa 

Akwa Ibom Senators want FG to reopen international airport in Uyo

Senators from Akwa Ibom State have pleaded with the Federal Government to include Akwa Ibom airport among the five international airports meant to be opened on June 21st. Senator Albert Bassey Akpan, speaking on behalf of two others from the State revealed that about 105 aircraft fly in and out of the airport weekly. He further explained that the State government recently procured another aircraft to be added to the fleet, saying that when the airport is opened, it would boost economic activities of the State. “Mr President, distinguished colleagues,…

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