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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Mar 8, 2010

World Space Risk Forum Space travel could get a boost from a meeting of the minds and wallets in Dubai this week when the World Space Risk Forum brings together companies, insurance firms, and financiers interested in underwriting privately-funded trips into orbit. Mar 4, 2010

ACT Airlines, Airbus Turkish cargo carrier ACT Airlines is investigating a landing accident at Bagram, Afghanistan, in which one of its Airbus A300B4 freighters suffered substantial damage. None of the five crew members on the aircraft, which was ferrying freight from Bahrain, was injured. Mar 1, 2010

ACT Airlines, Airbus ACT Airlines Airbus A300F operated on behalf of DHL "suffered a landing mishap" yesterday at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, leading to "a collapse of. . .[its] left hand main undercarriage," according to Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network. The Turkish airline operates a fleet of seven A300Fs, according to its website. ASN said the CF6-powered aircraft involved in the accident first flew in November 1980. Mar 2, 2010

Air France Air France last week commenced the use of the A380 between Paris and Johannesburg, the first airline to fly the giant aircraft commercially to Africa on scheduled services. Mar 2, 2010

Air Seychelles The Seychelles national airline has just announced that effective March 21 they will extend one of their two weekly flights via Johannesburg to Cape Town. According to the airline, this applies to the Sunday flight, while the Friday flight will continue to terminate in JNB. Passengers from Mahe to South Africa, and in particular passengers from South Africa to the Seychelles, will now have a second gateway for their direct flights to the archipelago. The airlines has been flying to South Africa for the past 17 years and is the only airline using wide bodied equipment (B767-200) on the route, giving passengers the added comfort of the larger cabin. Mar 4, 2010

Air Tanzania, Boeing The beleaguered Tanzanian national airline suffered another setback yesterday, when one of its remaining aircraft, an aged Boeing 737-200 crashed while attempting to take off from the lakeside town of Mwanza. Mar 1, 2010

Corendon Airlines Dutch authorities arrested a Swedish man about to pilot a Corendon Airlines 737 from Amsterdam to Ankara with a forged license Tuesday evening. The suspect used to have a valid Commercial Pilot's License but had been flying for 13...

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