Press Release: United Aviation Solutions and AFRAA launch initiative for “African airlines to provide MRO support to North American airlines”


Date: 04 May, 2021 United Aviation Solutions (UTD) and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have launched the Brown Condor Initiative (BCI) aimed at providing a platform for AFRAA members with Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities to support their North American counterparts in MRO services and assets. UTD and AFRAA have created a portal that […]

Rolls-Royce and DHL Express sign Totalcare® agreement for A330 engines


Today, Rolls-Royce and DHL Express have announced they have both signed a TotalCare® agreement for the Trent 700 engines that currently power the eight Airbus A330 freighter aircraft of the worldwide operating logistics company. The agreement will also cover any Trent 700 engines that are added to the DHL fleet in the future. Our TotalCare […]

AFRAA SkyConnect Leadership Dialogue Series with Mrs. Emily Ndoria, Director Trade in Services, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)


African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is hosting the AFRAA SkyConnect Dialogues – a monthly top executive leadership series on developments within the aviation space in Africa and globally. The May 2021 edition of the AFRAA Sky-Connect will host Mrs. Emily Mburu – Ndoria, Director Trade in Services for a thought-provoking one-on-one dialogue on matters on the […]

JetBlue Enters Service with First Airbus A220 Aircraft Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines


Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), along with JetBlue Airways (“JetBlue”) celebrated the entry into service of the airline’s first A220 aircraft which is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. The event was commemorated with a gate ceremony at Boston Logan International Airport, attended by representatives from JetBlue, Airbus […]

Airlines: A Path Back to Profitability Report by Accelya


The ‘Airlines: A Path Back to Profitability’ report includes insights from over 60 survey responses and executive interviews with airline commercial, financial, and technology professionals worldwide and is now available for download at Here are three takeaways from the report: Crises – A Catalyst for Change Covid dealt a brutal blow to the airline […]

Press Release: AFRAA and ACI Africa Sign MoU for Mutual Support to the Air Transport Industry in Africa


22 April 2021: The African Airline Association (AFRAA) and Airports Council International Africa (ACI Africa) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to materialise their cooperation. Under the framework of the MoU, AFRAA and ACI Africa will mutually support the development of the air transport industry in Africa through collaborative actions to address safe, secure, […]

Tigerair Taiwan Takes Delivery of First Airbus A320neo Aircraft Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines


Pratt & Whitney and Tigerair Taiwan celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The airline placed the initial engine order in 2019 and has a mixed fleet of 15 purchased and leased aircraft. “We’re excited for Tigerair Taiwan to receive their first GTF-powered Airbus A320neo,” said Rick […]

AFRAA Secretary General Meets the New IATA RVP MEA


AFRAA Secretary General – Mr Abdérahmane Berthé, had a consultative meeting on 08 April 2021 with the newly appointed IATA Regional Vice President for Africa & Middle East, Mr. Kamil H. Al-​Awadhi following his recent assumption of office in March 2021. Accompanied by representatives of their respective teams AFRAA Secretary General and IATA RVP discussed […]



Air Djibouti has launched a COVID 19 vaccination for its staffs as well as those working at Djibouti International Airport, who received their first shot. Vaccinated against covid-19, we protect ourselves, we protect our loved ones and we protect our customers. For more information about Air Djibouti, please visit or the facebook page […]

RwandAir is the first African airline to begin vaccinating all staff against Covid-19


RwandAir is the first African airline to vaccinate all staff against Covid-19, which will position the carrier as one of the safest on the continent. The airline began its vaccination rollout programme earlier this month targeting all staff and crew who received their first shot. Non-airline staff at Kigali International Airport, the airline’s hub, have […]