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IFS expert predicts what will happen in aviation industry this year

In 2019, global fleet and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) markets will see dynamic growth as the demand for air travel rises. Mark Martin, Director, Aerospace and Defense Business Unit, IFS, targets three developments that will enable operators and MRO commercial aviation companies to take advantage of these growth opportunities. Prediction 1: Reliability analysis becomes […]


Mango Airlines to install Split Scimitar Winglets tech on Boeing fleet

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) has announced that South Africa’s Mango Airlines has ordered its latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology for its Boeing Next Generation 737-800 fleet. Mango Airlines plans to perform the first installation of the Split Scimitar Winglets in February at South African Airways Technical facility. “Mango Airlines clearly recognises the enhanced performance and improvement to the […]


Winner of the access management system challenge announced

Airports Company of South Africa and Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation have announced that Authentic8 came up with the best Single Sign On (SSO) access management system after launching a competition. The Johannesburg-based team delivered an SSO solution built on the OKTA collaborative development platform. The team received R150,000 and immediately enters a seven-month incubation […]


dormakaba meets Africa’s demand for next-gen access control

dormakaba, a leading provider of bleeding edge security and access control technology, has all but closed the door to competition within Africa’s burgeoning commercial access control market. The company – one of the top three global firms competing for market share – has made its world-renowned Self Boarding Gates (SBG) and Boarding Pass Control (BPC) […]


Cranfield Aviation Training given go ahead to launch e-learning platform

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given South African-based Cranfield Aviation the initial go ahead to put six of its courses on the e-learning platform. With over 80 courses available to all flight deck, cabin crew personnel and flight engineers, Cranfield has remained relevant and embraced all advancements in the aviation industry over the past […]


Ethiopian Airlines app adds Alipay through mobile payment platform

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa and SkyTrax Four Star Airline, has partnered with CellPoint to accept payments via Chinese firm Alipay. This is the first APM integration for CellPoint Mobile as part of an ongoing partnership with the flag carrier of Ethiopia. “CellPoint Mobile has demonstrated its commitment and knowledge of the Africa region as a member […]


Training centre for operators of Unmanned Vehicles opened in Nigeria

Asseco has opened a certified training centre for operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) along with a maintenance centre in Nigeria. The company has already conducted first training sessions for the operators. The project is a result of the co-operation with the Ministry of Science and Technology from the Lagos State. The solutions that Asseco […]


SITA Air Transport Community announces innovation winners

The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation, based in the UK, in partnership with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct, has awarded a US$10,000 prize to Wits University students Jules Ntumba, Tso Mello and Fiona Ndlovu. The group, one of seven finalists, was shortlisted through a competition to address what information, tools or technology first-time air […]


Dubai Technology Partners and Quintiq announce partnership for MENA

Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP), the region’s leading business consultancy and systems integrator for the aviation industry, has announced that it is has signed a partnership agreement with Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and global leader in supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O). Since 2004, DTP has acquired extensive knowledge and skills to cater to […]


Southern African ISP company OpenWeb rewarding clients with Avios

OpenWeb has announced that it is now rewarding its clients with Avios on their LTE-A mobile data purchases. As part of the launch, OpenWeb and Avios will be awarding the first 150 customers that take up the offer, a 2,000 bonus Avios. Avios will be awarded into customer’s Avios Travel Rewards Programme account or their […]


IFS Applications 10 and IFS Maintenix Fleet Planner launched

Global enterprise applications company IFS, which has a location in South Africa has unveiled some new solutions at the IFS World Conference in Atlanta. IFS Applications 10 is the new version of IFS’ enterprise applications suite and is built to help customers capitalize on disruptive industry needs, such as automation, connected devices (IoT) and servitisation. […]


Innovation competition aimed at improving travel across Africa

The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation, in conjunction with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct, has launched an innovation competition to address the question, ‘what information, tools or technology will first-time air travellers in Africa need to make their journeys easy, successful and enjoyable?’. The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation Innovation Award 2018 offers a […]


ETELM showcases the latest solutions required for safe cities in Africa

ETELM, a leading manufacturer of advanced mission critical communications infrastructures, is using this week’s Mission Critical Africa to discuss how its 4GLinked solution is meeting the growing demand for safe cities across Africa and beyond. ETELM’s 4GLinked solution has been designed with mission critical users in mind, allowing a balance between cost, service, and coverage. […]


Airline works with Microsoft to gain a 360° view of their customers

Air Mauritius is the national airline for the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. Its fleet of 13 aircraft carries half of the nation’s air passenger traffic, some 1.6 million travellers a year. Its flights connect to more than 100 destinations through hubs at key airports on four continents. The airline’s 2,800 employees have worked […]


SITA tech to drive expansion at Ghana’s new international terminal

SITA is providing its world-class passenger and baggage processing technology as well as its airport management solutions to Ghana’s new terminal 3 at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, helping cement the airport’s position as a vital regional hub. Ghana’s largest airport is expanding its capacity to meet significant growth in international passenger traffic, increasing the […]


Ethiopian Airlines embeds digitalisation and goes paperless

Flying even greener; Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, has announced that it has fully digitalised all of 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 authorisations etc. by removing paper from the entire system as […]


Ethiopian Airlines signs up for Sabre passenger reservations technology solution

Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has renewed its passenger reservations system with global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation. The airline also signed up for a suite of new technology solutions to support its continued growth as a world-class carrier. Consistently posting record profits for the past seven years, Ethiopian Airlines has been using Sabre’s […]


Kenya Airways selects latest technology from Sabre to increase group booking revenue

Kenya’s flag carrier, Kenya Airways, is broadening its revenue streams, having implemented the latest group booking technology from Sabre Corporation. The new approach to group bookings will see the airline use Sabre’s AirVision Group Optimizer platform to streamline group revenue management processes and provide a more holistic view of each booking. A study indicates that […]


Lanseria Airport leverages tech to improve convenience for airlines and passengers

Lanseria International Airport is investing in SITA’s self-service technology that will add new convenience for passengers while providing improved common-use functionality for airlines. Using SITA’s self-service systems, passengers will now be able to quickly check-in and drop their bags before proceeding directly to the gate without having to visit a traditional check-in counter. In a […]


Using blockchain to reinvent asset management

Article by Bas de Vos, Director at IFS Labs Blockchain is one of the most discussed and intriguing technologies out there today. I won’t go into the specifics too deeply on how it works since that has been covered by many other sources. Suffice it to say that it is a huge, global distributed ledger […]