Aviation

Airbus Forecasts $4.6tn Global Market for Commercial Aircraft

Airbus’ new Global Services Forecast has predicted $4.6 trillion worldwide market for commercial aircraft services from 2018 to 2037. Major aircraft manufacturing company said the new analysis was based on a three-way market segmentation, respectively focusing on the aircraft, the airline

Swaziland King’s Airport Fails to Attract Airlines

Swaziland's King Mswati III airport dubbed a vanity project for the King and a white elephant has failed to attract any new airlines in the four years since it opened, the kingdom's civil aviation authority has admitted. This was despite continued

United Airlines buying bigger regional jets and long-range Dreamliners

United Airlines is buying 4 of the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner seen here.   United Airlines is going on a plane-buying spree — with much of the buying focused on new and larger aircraft for the Chicago-based carrier's expanding regional route network. United

Ryanair ‘downplaying’ emergency landing that sent dozens to hospital after ‘nightmare’ flight, passenger says

The flight was forced to make an emergency landing due to a depressurization event, Ryanair confirmed. Some passengers reportedly experienced headaches and bleeding from the ears due to the rapid descent that followed.  (Reuters)   A Ryanair passenger is accusing the airline

Russia breaks record for fastest space cargo mission

Air cargo is supposed to be the fastest-possible delivery mode on the planet, but once you leave Earth, you have to hand it to the Russians. This week, Russia’s space program upped our standard for “express delivery,” shipping 3 tonnes of

Airlines are starting to worry about rising fuel costs

Delta cargo High fuel prices are becoming a big problem for airlines.   Delta Air Lines cut its full-year earnings outlook Thursday, a day after American Airlines warned that its costs and sales would be lower than expected last quarter. The culprit: Delta's fuel cost $654

Lufthansa adding two 777 freighters

Lufthansa Cargo D-ALFB 777 Freighter   The German airline’s cargo operation expects delivery of the Boeing planes in February and March Lufthansa will add two new Boeing 777 freighters to its cargo operation at the start of next year. The German airline said it

Passengers Say Spirit Airlines Left Them Stranded in ‘Trip from Hell’

  Passengers aboard a Las-Vegas-bound Spirit Airlines flight say they were left to fend for themselves after the flight was diverted to Los Angeles on Monday morning. Courtney Adkins told KTLA that she and her family of four, including a two-year-old and a four-year-old

All Hail Air Peace’s all-female crew flight

Stakeholders in the aviation industry have commended Air Peace on its first all-female crew flight with its first female captain, Sinmisola Ajibola, in command. The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, said the airline had joined the league of

Boeing’s first-half deliveries up seven percent, orders surge past Airbus

FILE PHOTO: Boeing's logo is seen during Japan Aerospace 2016 air show in Tokyo, Japan, October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo     Boeing Co’s first-half aircraft deliveries rose more than 7 percent, lifted by demand for its bestselling 737 jetliners as airlines

Air Tanzania Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Lands in d’Salaam

The 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft valued at 224.6 million US dollars (482.89bn/-), is the first ever wide-body order for the country's national carrier. Dar es Salaam - Boeing's first 787 Dreamliner for Air Tanzania was received at the Julius Nyerere International Airport

United Airlines ceiling panel falls on passenger when plane lands in Washington

An uneventful United Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Washington, D.C., changed when a ceiling panel fell on a passenger while the plane landed on Wednesday, video of the incident shows. The rough landing into Dulles International Airport caused the loose ceiling

Venezuela’s domestic airline industry suffers amid economic crisis

A Laser Airlines plane taxis on a runway at Simon Bolivar airport in Caracas, Venezuela July 2, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello   Venezuela’s domestic airline industry is struggling to maintain operations due to hyperinflation and shortages of spare parts, according to an industry

Boeing strikes aircraft deal with Brazil’s Embraer

The two aircraft makers have been discussing for months a transaction in which a new company.   Boeing has agreed on a deal that will give it control of Embraer's commercial jet business. The proposed joint venture will give the US aerospace giant

TSA-Approved ways to shorten the airport screening line

FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, people wait in line to check in at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy

Ethiopian Airlines Receives Africa’s Largest B737 Aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines on Monday announced that it had taken delivery of the largest "B737 MAX 8" in Africa into its fleet. In a statement, the Airline's Group Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde GebreMariam, said it was an immense achievement for the airline

Friday Could Be The Busiest Day in U.S. Airline History – Hopefully, A Fragile System Is Ready

American Airlines faces rainy weather at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in April 2018. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images) American Airlines, like the rest of the country’s carriers, is headed into what could be the busiest day in the history of commercial

Boeing reportedly tells engine makers to make bids for a new 797 plane

A report has claimed that engine manufacturers were given until today to bid with new engines for a Boeing 797. In a statement to CNBC, manufacturer Rolls-Royce refused to deny the Boeing deadline. Boeing has previously said it wants

FedEx Express operations at California airport grow

Acreage utilized at Ontario International nearly tripling in new 30-year lease.   FedEx Express is expanding its presence at the Ontario International Airport in southern California in addition to signing a new long-term lease agreement with the airport. FedEx has operated at the

Kenya Airways Dusts Off Expansion Dream With 10 Boeing-Jets Plan

  Airline has cut fleet size by 15% during past two years  Carrier in recovery after losses brought on by rapid growth Kenya Airways Plc revived long-shelved plans to expand its network by proposing to buy as many as 10 Boeing Co.

Brexit prompts Heathrow operator Ferrovial to move international HQ out of UK

Heathrow airport's operator is moving its international HQ from the UK to Amsterdam because of Brexit. Spanish-owned Ferrovial says it needs to keep within EU legislation after the UK leaves the EU. The company currently runs its US, Canadian, Polish and UK

UK lawmakers approve big expansion for Heathrow Airport

London  - Parliament approved plans to make Europe’s biggest airport even bigger, backing on Monday what the government described as the most important transportation decision in a generation. The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly, 415-119, to build a third runway

NCAA defends figures on 2017 air passenger traffic, revenues

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has reaffirmed the veracity of the recently released 2017 statistical data on the aviation industry on passenger traffic and revenues earned by both domestic and international airlines. In a recent presentation at the Aviation Round

India’s plan to sell national airline to a private buyer for $12 billion risk flop

  India's government was hoping to raise billions selling the national airline to a private buyer. Now it's likely to have to spend billions instead to keep it flying after being forced to shelve the sale. The effort to sell state-owned Air

Trump pushing private USPS, Air Traffic Control

  A sweeping Office of Management and Budget report proposes converting the Postal Service into a privately held corporation and spinning off air traffic control functions from the FAA.   United States' President Donald Trump is looking to privatize the United States Postal

Lufthansa’s Eurowings says Air Berlin plane transfer almost done

The BEST fare seats are seen inside an Airbus A340-300 of Eurowings, a low-cost airline and fully owned subsidiary of German Lufthansa Group, as Eurowings opens a new route from Duesseldorf to New York, in Duesseldorf, Germany, April 27, 2018.

American Airlines passenger breaks airport window in anger over flight cancellations

An American Airlines passenger boiled over Monday night and smashed a window out of frustration at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport after countless flights had been canceled by the airliner. The incident happened at 11:03 pm Monday near the valet parking station on

Nigeria Tightens Airport Security Amidst Fears of Isis Attacks

The Nigerian government intensified stricter passenger screening and other tougher security measures for all commercial flights earlier this month, following threats of renewed attacks linked to the deadly Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Although no imminent threats were immediately

Airlines sold N505bn worth of tickets in 2017 – NCAA

Nigeria’s domestic carriers and international airlines operating into the country recorded combined ticket sales of N505.2bn in 2017, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has said. The NCAA noted on Thursday that the figure increased by 14.2 percent or N82.7bn compared to

A Qantas Airbus A380 took a scary nosedive over the Pacific Ocean after flying through turbulence caused by another A380

FILE PHOTO: Qantas flight QF1, an A380 aircraft, takes off from Sydney International Airport en route to Dubai, above Botany Bay, in Australia August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo   A Qantas Airbus A380 took a 10-second "nosedive" Sunday evening, passengers said, after flying

Management

UPS, Teamsters reach five-year Freight labour pact

  Threatened strike averted with agreement hammered out before Aug. 1 deadline.   UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents about 11,000 UPS Freight employees, have reached a tentative agreement for a new five-year master contract. “With agreements now reached for both

Passengers Say Spirit Airlines Left Them Stranded in ‘Trip from Hell’

TSA-Approved ways to shorten the airport screening line

FedEx FY18 earnings soar on tax cuts

Nigeria Tightens Airport Security Amidst Fears of Isis Attacks

New US. Auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs – Experts

Rolls-Royce cuts 4,600 jobs at ‘pivotal moment’ for business

U.S. imposes long-awaited advance screening rules for inbound air cargo

UPS Teamsters ready to strike as contract end looms

Ethiopian Airlines Marks 100th Aircraft in Active Service

Freight train robberies on the rise in Mexico

Bloody Weekend As 10 People Killed in Cape Town Taxi Violence

America has a massive truck driver shortage.

NPA Moves to Tackle Increased Attacks On Vessels

Blockchain-based app can hold supply chain partners accountable for container damage

Uganda Fuel Crisis Grounds Police Cars, Reduce Operations

BMW recalls 300,000 cars that risk stalling completely

Air France KLM raises estimate of impact from strikes to 400 million euros

Dar es Salam Port to Link Systems With New Installed Scanners

Week Four – Striking Bus Drivers in south Africa Feel the Pain With No Work, No Pay

Industries

Boeing strikes aircraft deal with Brazil’s Embraer

GM warns U.S. import tariffs could lead to ‘smaller’ company, fewer jobs

General Motors Co warned on Friday that expansive U.S. tariffs on imported vehicles being considered by the Trump administration could lead to “a smaller GM” with fewer jobs while isolating U.S. businesses from the global market. The Trump administration in May

Fuel Prices to Go Up in Namibia

Mines minister Tom Alweendo has announced a countrywide fuel price increase next Wednesday. The minister said petrol will increase by 20 cents per litre and diesel by 19 cents per litre at all towns supplied from Ondangwa, which was declared

Harley-Davidsons Should “Never” Be Made Abroad – President of the USA

Harley Davidson Fat Bob President Donald Trump has said Harley-Davidsons should "never" be built abroad, as he attacked the firm's plans to move some production overseas to avoid European tariffs. Mr. Trump said the iconic bike brand's new Thailand plant marked a

U.S. June auto sales seen up 2.5 percent: J.D. Power and LMC

FILE PHOTO: New cars are shown for sale at a Chevrolet dealership in National City, California, U.S. on June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo U.S. auto sales in June likely rose 2.5 percent from the same month in 2017 as consumers

India’s plan to sell national airline to a private buyer for $12 billion risk flop

  India's government was hoping to raise billions selling the national airline to a private buyer. Now it's likely to have to spend billions instead to keep it flying after being forced to shelve the sale. The effort to sell state-owned Air

Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures

Egypt announced Saturday steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country’s economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the country’s ailing economy. The new prices went into effect Saturday morning, the Ministry of Oil said

FedEx calls U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods ‘counterproductive’

A package of the FedEx courier delivery services company is pictured in this June 8, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/Illustration   Global delivery company FedEx Corp said on Friday that U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods will raise prices for American businesses and consumers

Nigerians Buying Petrol at 41.3% Less of Actual Cost – Government

The actual price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, climbed to N205 per litre, according to documents obtained from the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Vanguard newspaper reported According to the documents from the PPPRA, the price

Peugeot’s Nigeria assembly plant Starts 2019

Peugeot 3008 SUV PSA Peugeot Citroen has revealed plans to start assembling cars in Nigeria by the first quarter of 2019 through a joint venture with the Chairman of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and five state governments. An adviser to the

Shipowners lament inability to access $2bn CVFF

Lagos - Local operators in the shipping industry have decried the inability to assess the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund, which they say must have risen to over $2bn. The CVFF is derived from two percent of the contracts awarded under the

Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariff

Beijing (AP) - China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration’s decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. President Donald Trump invoked a provision

U.S. diesel fuel prices highest since 2015

U.S. diesel fuel prices highest since 2015 The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel hits $3.104, with prices the highest in California, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.   The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel in

How petrol was Sold to Nigerians at N163 per litre in March – NBS

... as CBN blame high prices of petroleum products on the absence of efficient refineries in the country. The National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday released the Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) price watch for the month of March, which showed how the

Trade dispute escalates as Trump threatens China with $100 billion more in tariffs, China says will fight back ‘at any cost’

Shipping containers are being loaded onto Xin Da Yang Zhou ship from Shanghai, China at Pier J at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Cali   China warns it would fight back “at any cost” President Donald Trump on Thursday directed U.S.

U.S.-China trade war could hit German automakers, plus Tesla, Ford

2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China may dent production of German luxury SUVs made in the U.S. South and sent to China, with exports from electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. and Ford Motor Co. also vulnerable. If

U.S. expects talks with China as trade fight escalates

The United States voiced willingness on Wednesday to negotiate a resolution to an escalating trade fight with China after Beijing retaliated against proposed U.S. tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods by targeting key American imports, but the Chinese ambassador

Petrol demand hits 50 million litres daily, NNPC incurs N24bn monthly as subsidy

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday announced that it was spending N774m daily (about N23.99bn monthly) as subsidy on the 50 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit consumed across the country. Although it described the amount as under-recovery, the oil

Petrol queues may not disappear soon, Nigeria’s oil minister

Abuja - Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, declared on Thursday that the queues for Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, in some parts of the country may not go away soon. He, however, stated that a

20 vessels laden with petroleum products for Lagos ports

8 vessels laden with petrol and diesel, are already waiting to berth at the seaport Lagos - To boost fuel supply across the country, about 20 vessels laden with petroleum products are expected to berth in Apapa ports between now

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