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Zone: Middle East/Africa

Africa to Europe cargo traffic drops by 70%

The air cargo sector in Africa is reeling from the impact from COVID 19 with Africa-to Europe cargo traffic now down 70% year-on-year, causing the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) to call for industry and governments in the region to take action. “We are encouraging African airlines to respond to…

Etihad Cargo adds cargo-only Boeing 787s to its freight fleet

Following the directive issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates to temporarily suspend all passenger services to and from the UAE, Etihad Cargo continues to play its role in connecting key cargo markets and ensuring…

Aeronautical Engineers to provide Allied Air with up to four freighters

Aeronautical Engineers has entered an agreement to provide Nigeria-based Allied Air with up to 4 AEI B737-800SF freighters. The agreement calls for 2 firm orders with an additional 2 options. The first aircraft (MSN 36746) will commence modification in mid-March 2020 and all touch labour will be performed by Commercial Jet in…

Etihad Cargo signs deal with ECS Group to expand sales reach

Gulf-based Etihad Cargo has signed a deal with ECS Group, a global sales and support services provider, as part of a move by the freight carrier to expand its global footprint. Etihad Cargo has entered into Cargo Service Provider (CSP) agreements with ECS Group’s subsidiary company Globe Air to provide…

EL AL and AJW ink parts deal

AJW Group, an independent specialist in the global management of aircraft spares, has won a long-term power-by-the-hour (PBH) contract with Israeli carrier, EL AL.    The PBH support will cover EL AL’s fleet of 26 Boeing 737 Next Generation (aircraft) via AJW inventory hubs in the UK, Germany, Israel as well…

MTU Maintenance opens Dubai facility

MTU Maintenance, has opened an office in close to Dubai International Airport, as part of the firm’s global growth strategy.  The Dubai opening follows on from the firm’s recently opened office in Singapore and Dublin.  “Some of our largest customers are based in Middle East. This move is a deliberate…

Oman Air Cargo signs tech services deal with CHAMP

Oman Air Cargo has signed a five-year contract with UK -headquarter tech firm CHAMP for a number of its e-cargo solutions.  According to a statement from CHAMP the deal was the result of an RFP from Oman cargo IT solutions, which was answered by a number of competitors. CHAMP already…

Trenchard Aviation Group secures FAA Certification for its Dubai MRO facility

Trenchard Aviation Group’s  MRO facility in Dubai, Aero Technics FZCO, has been confirmed as an approved Repair Station by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Serving airlines across the Middle East region, Aero Technics’ facility offers a wide range of services, from repair of crew seats, galley inserts, megaphones, emergency locator transmitter,…

Ideagen signs deal with Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Authority

Ideagen has signed a long-term contract with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Kuwait, which will see the Gulf state’s commercial aviation regulatory use Ideagen software. The deal includes Ideagen’s  safety and risk management software, Q-Pulse, as well as its document review software, PleaseReview. Joseph Moore, sales consultant, Aviation at Ideagen, said:…