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Zone: Middle East/Africa

Oil leak forces emergency landing for Royal Brunei flight

A Royal Brunei Airlines bound for London from Bandar Seri Begawan was forced to make an emergency landing at the Vienna International Airport in Austria last week due to reports of an oil leak. The airline stated that it was conducting a thorough investigation into the incident. “Royal Brunei Airlines…

Ethiopian pioneers first GEnx Engine Repair in Africa

Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services has become the first in Africa with capability to repair the GEnx Engine, which powers the Boeing 787 aircraft. The first GEnx engine repaired at Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services facility makes the airline among one of very few GEnx Repair shops in the GE…

Seabury Solutions delivers Alkym to Zimbabwe Airways

Seabury Solutions, a subsidiary of Seabury Capital Group, has added the Republic of Zimbabwe’s new start-up airline, Zimbabwe Airways, to its growing customer base in Africa’s rapidly developing aviation market. The airline will begin the certification process with the aircraft, under control of Alkym Management and Control System for Aircraft…

Jumia Partners with Amadeus

Jumia has announced a new partnership with Amadeus as a base for a new flights marketplace on Jumia, that will be a step further towards making travel in Africa simple and affordable. The platform aims at enabling travel agents, airlines, and travel websites to bring all flight content online, to…

Ravn Air Groups opts for Alkym’s aircraft maintenance IT solution

Seabury Solutions, a subsidiary of New York-based Seabury Capital Group, which provided Information Technology solutions for the aviation industry, has announced that Ravn Air Group had selected the company’s Alkym Management and Control System for Aircraft Maintenance. Alkym is expected to streamline and increase the operating efficiency of the airline…

Ethiopian Airlines Introduces Lido/Flight 4D into its System

Ethiopian Airlines Group and Lufthansa Systems have introduced Lufthansa’s Lido/Flight 4D solution in Ethiopian’s flight planning system. This new generation of the proven flight planning solution from Lufthansa Systems offers extensive automation and optimization functions for flight planning and control processes. Ethiopian Airlines will be using Lido Flight Planning Services…

DAE’s Joramco obtains EASA Part 145 approval for Boeing 787 aircraft

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise’s (DAE) Jordan-based engineering division Joramco has successfully obtained EASA Part 145 approval for the Boeing 787 aircraft type. The approval comes after Joramco obtained similar approval for this type from the Jordanian Civil Aviation Authority (JCARC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in April of this year….

IPOL Lubricants goes global

  GP Petroleums (GPPL), a lubricant maker in India and part of UAE-based GP Global, has signed an agreement with MAG Lube, which manufactures lubricants in the Middle East, to manufacture and market IPOL lubricants across the world. According to the agreement, MAG Lube will pay a royalty to GPPL…

Black Hat hacker says he has accessed hundreds of operational aircraft

At the annual Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, Ruben Santamara of IOActive, claims to have been able to access aircraft from the ground by hacking into the satellite communications network which provides aircraft with passenger Wi-Fi through to weather forecasts. He claims that he could have accessed every…