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Ethiopian Goes Fully Digital

Flying even more greener; Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has fully digitalized all its business processes like aircraft maintenance and Flight Operations, Commercial Operations, Finance, HRM, Customer Services, Procurement and supply Chain Management, Online learning, management approvals and authorizations etc… by removing paper from the entire system as of September 28, 2017.

Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said; “Although we started the digitization project in the last few years, today marks an important milestone in our history as we are removing paper from our entire business processes. Leading in the Digital Revolution and leveraging on the latest advancement in the Information and Communication technology of the global airline industry, Ethiopian will scale up its operational Excellence, Customer intimacy and cost leadership strategies. ICT will enable us to deliver customized global standard custom…

New Board Chairman appointed for Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (KADCO).

President John Magufuli has just overhauled the Board of Directors in charge of managing the Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (KADCO), the public firm responsible for handling the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). According to an official dispatch signed on Monday by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Dr Leonard M. Chamuhiro, the directive to that effect came through the Minister in charge of the portfolio, Prof Makame Mbarawa, who has appointed, Mr Gregory George Teu the new KADCO Board Chairman. "The new appointment is in accordance with the 'Public Corporation Act Cap 257 R.E. 2002/ sect 9(1) and (2)' and therefore Mr Teu's recruitment takes immediate effect," reads part of the statement from the Permanent Secretary, Dr Chamuhiro sent on 16th of October 2017. Under the changes, Mr Gregory George Teu (66) replaces Ambassador Hassan Gumbo Kibelloh, who headed the former Board of Directors at KADCO. In turn…

Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership ·         Partnership brings together two complementary product lines, with 100-150 seat market segment expected to represent more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years ·         Combination of Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest aircraft family to create significant value for customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders ·         Significant C Series production costs savings anticipated by leveraging Airbus’ supply chain expertise ·         Commitment to Québec: C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership headquarters and primary assembly to remain in Québec, with the support of both companies’ global supply chains ·         Airbus’ global industrial footprint expands with the C Series Final Assembly Line in Canada, resulting in a positive impact on operations in Québec and across the country ·         Growing market for C Series results in second Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama,…

Fastjet gets ready to welcome new aircraft Embraer E190 and launches Asante Tanzania campaign and better customer service.

Team fastjet is looking forward to launching its new Embraer E190 fleet soon. The new, modern aircraft arrives in Tanzania this week and will await regulatory approvals after which its launch flight will take place. The aircraft replaces the Airbus A319 which has now gone out of service. The second Embraer E190 is expected toward mid-November. In-between the first flight of the new aircraft and the exit of the old, fastjet will be flying an interim schedule that impacts flights between Mbeya and Dar es Salaam. In addition, fastjet has also launched a plan to greatly improve its customer service.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming the new Embraer E190 aircraft,” says fastjet Tanzania spokesperson Lucy Mbogoro. “It is modern, comfortable and very reliable.” Mbogoro adds that fastjet intends to reclaim its position as one of the continent’s most on-time airlines following the recent cancellations due to technical challenges. “A…