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Civil Aviation

Fatal aviation accidents rise in 2016 according to IATA report

An aircraft crash site.The number of air accidents declined further in 2016, but more of them resulted in fatalities than in the previous year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Friday. Africa was amongst the safest region in terms of jet hull losses.

 

Airbus, Italdesign propose modular flying car

The PopUp concept. Italdesign image.Italdesign and Airbus have unveiled their Pop.Up concept for a modular, fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system that incorporates a passenger vehicle capsule coupled to ground or air transport modules.
   

Last minute scramble at Kaduna before Abuja airport closes

Last minute scramble at Kaduna airportWorkmen were attempting to finish electrical fittings and lay tiles at a new terminal in northern Nigeria's Kaduna airport just hours before it takes over responsibility for handling passengers bound for the capital Abuja.
   

Civil helicopter deliveries to drop over next five years

An AW139 helicopter. AW photo.The number of turbine powered civil helicopters delivered over the next five years will drop by nearly ten percent over previous forecasts, according to a new study which says around 4 000 will be delivered from 2017 to 2021.
   

Nigeria racing to add airport capacity before Abuja closure

Kaduna airport upgradeTwo days before Nigeria shuts down Abuja's airport for repairs to its dilapidated runway, workers still need to fit electrics, seating and toilets to a new terminal at Kaduna, which will handle the capital's air traffic but lacks capacity.
   

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