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Zone: Middle East/Africa

DSV Global Transport joins Etihad Cargo’s carbon offset initiative

DSV Global Transport and Logistics have become Etihad Cargo’s first partner to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to offset the carbon emissions of its cargo shipment. Etihad Cargo transported DSV’s cargo shipment from Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi on Etihad’s first transatlantic NetZero flight on November 13, 2022. Etihad Cargo…

PTS Aviation completes sale of CFM56 engine to Aerovista FZC

PTS Aviation recently completed the sale of one CFM56-7B engine with a lease attached to Aerovista FZC, an aviation asset manager based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Commentating on the transaction, Yuriy Tokarev, Vice-President of Asset Management at Aerovista, said: “We are delighted to announce the completion of our deal with…

Sanad strikes a deal with GMF to set up MRO centre for aircraft engines

Sanad Group has signed a preliminary agreement with Indonesia’s GMF to set up a new maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) centre for aircraft engines. Prior to that, the two companies will collaborate to build MRO capabilities dedicated to CFM engines at GMF’s existing facility in Jakarta. Mansoor Janahi, chief executive…

Saudi Arabia plans to open a new airport in Riyadh

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is all set to open a new airport in the capital city of Riyadh. The announcement was made by Saudi Arabia’s crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmaan. The airport will help drive annual passenger traffic in Saudi Arabia from the current 29 million to 120 million…

Etihad Cargo achieves IATA’s CEIV Pharma recertification

Etihad Cargo has been awarded Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma recertification by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The carrier is one among 37 airlines to hold IATA CEIV Pharma certification globally. Etihad Cargo is the first Middle Eastern Airline and third global airline to hold the…

Rwanda Air expands cargo fleet with B737-800 freighter

Rwanda Air has taken delivery of its first dedicated cargo aircraft, Boeing 737-800, as the airline firms up plans to expand its fleet. The aircraft will be based in the Kigali hub. Calling this delivery a huge milestone in fleet expansion plans for Rwanda Air, CEO Yvonne Makolo, said: “Cargo…

Menzies to provide ground handling across nine airports in South Africa

Airports Company South Africa has awarded Menzies Aviation with a five-year license to provide ground-handling services at nine airports across South Africa.  Menzies has been recently granted a license to operate at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), Cape Town International Airport (CPT), King Shaka International Airport (DUR), Dawid Stuurman International…