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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Africa Financial Services 

Air Namibia pilot shares flying experience during Covid-19

At a time where hundreds of pilots have been grounded due to the coronavirus outbreak globally, Air Namibia youthful pilot shares his experience of domestic flying during these unprecedented times of the pandemic. The virus spread so rapidly and countries had to close their borders worldwide, while flying became a thing of the past- both for passengers and crews. Although Covid-19 may have decimated air travel and forced many pilots into their restricted bubbles, Air Namibia’s 27-year-old Lorenzo Platt is grateful that he is still flying. “It’s a blessing to…

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