Aviation

Increasing scheduled services

Arik Air has expanded its regional services with the launch of flights between Abuja and Accra (Ghana), Banjul (Gambia) and Dakar (Senegal).

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Ethiopia orders 12 to fly

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered 12 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, bringing total orders for the A350 XWB family to 505, not even three years after launch of the programme.

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Zimbabwe's skies begin to open up

Air Zimbabwe, the national airliner"s major monopoly in the country"s airspace, is facing stiff challenge from new domestic airlines which are bracing the country's aviation market.

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New craft for Senegalese carrier

Senegal Airlines, the new national carrier of the Republic of Senegal, which is majority owned by the Senegalese private sector, has signed a letter of intent to purchase four A320 family aircraft and two A330s.

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Energy-autonomous sensors for aircraft

Aircraft maintenance will be easier in future, with sensors monitoring the aircraft skin. If they discover any dents or cracks they will send a radio message to a monitoring unit. The energy needed for this will be obtained from temperature difference.

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