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Civil Aviation

Air Senegal orders two ATR 72-600s

An ATR 72-600.Air Senegal SA, the new Senegalese national airline, has signed a contract for a firm order of two ATR 72-600s at the Paris Air Show.


Ethiopian Airlines places repeat order for 10 A350-900s

An Ethiopian Airlines A350.Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has placed an order for ten additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft, enabling further development of its fast expanding long-haul route network.


Air transport supports 490,000 jobs and contributes $12bn in GDP for SA

A SAA aircraft.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data showing that the air transport sector in South Africa provides immense value to the people and economy of the country supporting some 490,000 jobs including tourism-related employment and contributing $12 billion or 3.5% to the country’s GDP.


SAA optimistic it will meet loan obligations

An SAA aircraft.South African Airways (SAA) is optimistic that it will be able to meet its loan obligations, this as the national carrier is due to pay back a lender R9 billion by the end of June.


Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast to $6 trillion

People walk past aircraft at the Paris Air Show.Boeing raised its 20-year industry forecast for passenger and freight plane deliveries by 4 percent on Tuesday, though executives at the world's biggest airshow in Paris expect demand this year to cool from recent red-hot levels.


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