Aisha Al Mansoori becomes UAE’s first female Emirati Captain

This article was published on: September13,2022 2:12 AM

Etihad Airways recently celebrated Captain Aisha Al Mansoori who has become the UAE’s first female Emirati Captain in a commercial airline. This is a significant milestone for aviation within the UAE and part of Etihad’s efforts to expand the roles of women in aviation, in particular the pilot community. The command upgrade ceremony took placeRead More

Emirates Group offers its Emirati senior executives a chance to enroll in Women Leaders Program

This article was published on: September13,2022 2:10 AM

Emirates Group has recently partnered with INSEAD, a prominent business school, to offer its Emirati senior executives a chance to enroll in the Women Leaders Program. The four-day program will bring female Emirati leaders on a peer learning journey with women leaders from other global organizations. It aims to provide participants with broader perspectives onRead More

US encouraging more countries to join ban on anti-satellite weapon tests

This article was published on: September13,2022 2:08 AM

As a second session of a United Nations working group on reducing space threats approaches, US government officials say they’re looking for ways to encourage more countries to back a ban on anti-satellite weapon tests. Vice President Kamala Harris announced recently that the United States would refrain from conducting direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) tests, calling suchRead More

Emirates Mars Mission makes 1st observations of new type of proton aurora around Mars

This article was published on: September13,2022 2:07 AM

The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, has made first observations of a new type of proton aurora around Mars. The spatially variable ‘patchy’ proton aurora potentially triggers new insights into unexpected behaviors in the Martian atmosphere. The EMM team has worked together with NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere andRead More

China Airlines places firm order for 16 Boeing 787-9s

This article was published on: September13,2022 2:05 AM

China Airlines has placed a firm order for 16 Boeing 787-9s, marking the culmination of a widebody replacement evaluation delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline expects deliveries to start in 2025, when it embarks on plans to phase out its Airbus A330-300s. The contract includes options for eight more aircraft and rights to convertRead More

Ethiopian Airlines, Travelport enter into a new agreement

This article was published on: September13,2022 2:03 AM

Ethiopian Airlines and Travelport have entered a new agreement which includes distribution on the Travelport+ platform, including New Distribution Capability (NDC) content from Ethiopian Airlines. This agreement expands the ongoing travel retailing and distribution relationship between Travelport and Ethiopian, who was ranked the number one airline within the African continent by Business Insider earlier thisRead More

Airlink launches schedules direct flights between Cape Town and Maputo

This article was published on: September13,2022 2:01 AM

Airlink has launched the first ever scheduled direct air service between Cape Town and Maputo. The first flight departed from Cape Town on time at 17.10 and arrived in Maputo, on time, at 19.40 yesterday.  The first return flight is due to depart Maputo at 06.10 tomorrow morning and land in Cape Town at 09.00.Read More

Starlite Aviation to launch tactical mission training facility

This article was published on: September10,2022 11:08 AM

Starlite Aviation, which delivers a broad spectrum of Africa centric aviation services, including aircrew training, is working closely with UK and Czech based training specialists to launch a tactical mission training facility. Starlite Aviation Training Academy has created a bespoke mission training facility at their premier flying training academy at Mossel Bay, South Africa. TheRead More

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