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Air Uganda remains grounded after Uganda canceled all international licences

The Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda headquarters at Entebbe.

Air Uganda is counting heavy losses after it and other air operators in Uganda were grounded by the country’s Civil Aviation Authority. The airline has been grounded for almost three weeks after the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda withdrew all international air operator certificates (AOC) for airlines registered in Uganda. News reports say the decision […]

Astral Aviation, Hainan Airlines to launch East Africa flights by end 2014

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang and President Uhuru Kenyatta observe the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Astral Aviation and Hainan Airlines parent company, the HNA Group. Photo by @H_Rotich.

Kenya’s Astral Aviation and China’s Hainan Airlines plan to launch regional passenger services by the end of 2014. Five Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets will be acquired for the joint venture which will be based in Nairobi. The joint venture between Astral Aviation and China’s largest privately-owned airline is among business deals signed in Nairobi […]

AFRAA hosts aviation suppliers and stakeholders convention in Nairobi

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is currently hosting the African Aviation Suppliers and Stakeholders Convention (ASASC) in the Kenyan capital city, Nairobi. The ASASC annual convention brings together operators and service providers to foster dialogue, build sustainable networks in supply chain management, create a competitive environment for business and improve the aviation business support base […]

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