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Nearly 60 percent of Nigerian flights delayed in 3 months

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  Nearly 60 percent of domestic flights were delayed in Nigeria in just three months to the end of September, local media reported on Monday, citing statistics from the country’s aviation regulator. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) recorded 7,722 delays of the 13,097 scheduled flights …

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Uber lays out vision for flying commuter transit

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Uber on Thursday laid out a vision for on-demand aircraft that can whisk commuters to home or work in a fraction of the time it would take on the road. The ride-sharing giant assessed the feasibility of what it called “vertical take-off and …

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Strikes cause turbulence at Kenya Airways

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya Airways, already facing financial difficulties and a threatened pilots’ strike, cancelled five flights on Sunday after outsourced cabin crew walked off the job. While the stoppage only involved a small number of workers, it coincides with a deep malaise at the airline, which in …

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Medical delivery drones take flight over Rwanda

Muhanga, Rwanda | AFP |  “Three, two, one, launch!” And with that, catapulted from a ramp, the small fixed-wing drone buzzes into the air towards its pre-programmed destination, the Kabgayi hospital two kilometres away. On Friday Rwanda inaugurated a drone operation that its backers hope will kickstart a revolution in …

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RwandAir makes bold move with Airbus A330-200

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome In what appears to be a highly significant gesture in East African aviation, RwandAir showcased their first Airbus A330-200 at Entebbe Airport to travel agents, corporate clients and the media, enroute to a great homecoming of the aircraft in Kigali on Wednesday. This move might yet …

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