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Africa spends $11 million a year preventing bird strikes

A section of delegates at the East African Aviation Wildlife Symposium organized by the Kenya Airports Authority on 28 – 30 May 2014. Photo by KAA.

Africa spends an estimated US$11 million a year to reduce the risk of bird strikes on aviation. Bird strikes pose a major risk to aircraft taking off and landing and can result in possible injury or loss of life to passengers and crew. At the very least, aircraft involved in bird strikes are grounded until […]

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New airline enters Kenya’s domestic market

View of Ngong Hills as we turned back to Wilson Airport.

There’s a new airline in Kenya. This latest entrant is Sky Aero Ltd and it began domestic flights last Thursday. The airline is operating a 100-seater DC-9. Sky Aero began flights between Nairobi and Kisumu on 22 May while flights between Nairobi and Mombasa are scheduled to begin on 30 May. We at Kenyan Aviation […]

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Symposium on aviation wildlife hazards to be held in Kisumu

Damage caused by a bird strike on the nose of a Boeing 737.

The Kenya Airports Authority in collaboration with the National Birdstrike Committee of Kenya is organizing the East African Wildlife Symposium to be held in Kisumu on 28 – 30 May 2014. The theme for this year’s symposium is, “Wildlife Hazards, Land use and Aviation Safety: Impact, challenges and opportunities for synergy.” The main objective of […]

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Jambojet becomes a reality as flights begin today

A Jambojet Boeing 737 at Mombasa's Moi International Airport after making the airline's first flight to the port city.

Low cost carrier Jambojet took to the skies for the first time today. The carrier’s first flight was to Kisumu this morning followed by the first flight to Mombasa shortly afterwards. At Kisumu, airport staff were at hand to welcome passengers of the latest entrant into Kenya’s air transport sector. Jambojet begins flight operations on […]

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Kisumu Airport hosts joint Kenya – Namibia training on Safety Management Systems

A Kenya Airports Authority employee (second from left) with workshop participants during a tour of Kisumu International Airport.

A nine day training workshop on airport Safety Management Systems is currently taking place in Kisumu. The workshop is jointly organized by the Kenya Airports Authority and Namibia Airports Company and involves senior management participants from both organizations. The training program is aimed at producing highly efficient safety and quality managers who will ensure that […]

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