Aircraft News - Africa / Middle East.


Jul 23, 2007

Air Madagascar

Air Madagascar is looking to expand on their success with increased strategic cooperations and is contemplating joining SkyTeam as an affiliate. It also hopes to increase third-party MRO work. It already is working on Air Austral Boeing 737s and is negotiating with Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. Jul 16, 2007

Air Madagascar

Air Madagascar is 80% state-owned and operates two Boeing 767-300ERs, two 737-300s, two ATR 72s, two ATR 42s and four Twin Otters. It expects to add one more long-haul aircraft and one regional aircraft by 2010. Jul 16, 2007

Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing

Ethiopian Airlines leased two 235-seat Boeing 767-300ERs from Deutsche Structured Finance. Lease agreement is for six years effective May 31. The aircraft joined the fleet on June 1 and July 7. Jul 17, 2007

Oman Air, Airbus

Oman Air intends to introduce nine Airbus A330s by the end of 2011, doubling its fleet size and heavily increasing the airline's capacity. Jul 16, 2007

Qatar Airways

The chief executive of Middle Eastern luxury airline Qatar Airways said Friday he wants the carrier to be the first in the world to fly planes that run on fuel made from natural gas. Jul 20, 2007

SonAir, Boeing

Boeing has delivered the first of two 737-700s to SonAir, Angola's air transportation arm of the national oil company Sonangol. The airplane is shown here taking off from Boeing Field. It departed Thursday en route to its home operating...

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