May 3, 2017

The first Airbus A319neo flew from Hamburg to Toulouse for its maiden flight on 31 March.

The A319neo, the smallest of the A320 family, is powered by CFM Leap 1A engines. 

The five-hour flight was piloted by experimental test pilots Michel Gagneux and Eckard Hausser. The...

May 3, 2017

AERO Friedrichshafen is Europe’s largest general aviation expo. Held from 5-8 April, this year was the show’s 25th anniversary and it was bigger and better than ever.

Two new attendance records were set: 707 exhibitors and 34,200 trade visitors over the four days. It’s...

May 3, 2017

Rwanda has come a long way since rising from a troubled political past, and the poster child of the country’s resurrection is its flag carrier, RwandAir.

Rwanda’s bustling capital, Kigali, was the host city for the second annual Aviation Africa 2017 conference organised...

May 3, 2017

Bombardier’s Flagship Contender

When it comes to long range bizjets, Gulfstream has the G650, Dassault the Falcon 8X and next year Bombardier will deliver the first Global 7000. It’s all about range, speed and passenger comfort, and the Global 7000 has it all.

In 2010, B...

May 3, 2017

Given the weakness of ground based transport in Africa, particularly road and rail infrastructure, air travel is essential for African development.

Contrary to Jacob Zuma’s speech about Africa being the largest continent, it is in fact only the second-largest and second...

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