Air Connectivity Essential to Philippines’ Trade and Tourism Goals
December 16, 2014
International air transport is an essential economic catalyst for the Philippines, creating aviation and tourism related jobs, carrying inbound tourists, as well as enabling the export and import of goods and services.
Today, there are 35 flights a week (operated by 3 airlines) between Manila and Dubai, contributing to a healthy and growing bilateral trade relationship"...
Tunisia receives second C-130J Super Hercules
December 15, 2014
The Republic of Tunisia has taken delivery of its second C-130J Super Hercules, US defence major Lockheed Martin said.
Tunisia received its first C-130J in April 2013, marking the first delivery of a J-model to an African nation.
Lockheed Martin signed a contract in 2010 with Tunisia to deliver two C-130Js, as well as to provide training and an initial three years of logistics support.
"Tunisia's Super Hercules fleet is both"...
Lockheed Martin delivers second C-130J to Tunisia
December 13, 2014
The North African country of Tunisia, the first on the continent to fly the "J" model C-130, has received the second such aircraft from Lockheed Martin.
The aircraft was delivered to Tunisian officials earlier this week at a company facility in Marietta, Ga.
The aircraft, like the first, was a "stretched," or longer fuselage, variant of the aircraft and will"...
Tunisair delivery of its first A320 fitted with Sharklets
November 30, 2014
First airline in Africa to benefit from greater fuel economy.
On the occasion of a special ceremony held today in Toulouse in the presence of Mr. Chiheb Ben Ahmed, Minister of Transportation, the national airline of Tunisia, Tunisair, has received its first Airbus A320 equipped of Sharklets, large wing tip devices designed to reduce fuel consumption. This innovation brings to this aircraft family savings of nearly 4% of fuel consumption reduction.......
First Solely African Focused Reinsurer Authorised by UK Regulators
November 26, 2014
One Re, a newly formed non-life reinsurance company established to focus solely on business emanating from the African continent, has been approved by UK regulators.
The company is the first traditional start-up reinsurance company to be approved under the UK’s new regulatory regime that came into effect in April 2013.
New GSMA Study Highlights Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Momentum in Latin America
November 26, 2014
The mobile markets of Latin America are seeing accelerating smartphone adoption and a rapid migration to mobile broadband networks, according to a new GSMA study. The new report ‘The Mobile Economy: Latin America 2014’ was published at the GSMA Latin America Plenary Meeting #42 being held in Quito, Ecuador, this week. Among the highlights, the report finds that the move to mobile broadband networks and smartphones is driving mobile data traffic, requiring significant new network investments.
ADP Kick Start 43rd National Day Celebrations
November 26, 2014
The Abu Dhabi Police GHQ kick started the festivities to mark the UAE 43rd National Day. The Air Wing Department helicopters stood in formation on the tarmac, forming the number 43. The Al Ain Traffic Section also took part in the celebrations, while the Community Police Department, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, commemorated the huge achievements attained under the Union in a celebration held at the Community Service Center"...
Tunisia: Syphax Airlines dismisses 7 pilots
November 20, 2014
Syphax Airlines has sacked seven pilots, reports the specialized website “aérotunisie.”
The same source added that "according to a trusted source, Syphax has sacked two captains and four newly recruited pilots, another captain has been suspended from his duties but still receives his salary.
As for the Airbus A330 of that company, stuck at"...