Nigeria suspends plans for new national carrier

The Nigerian government has temporarily suspended plans to start a new national carrier, months after launching the name and logo of Nigeria Air at an event in the United Kingdom. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika announced on Wednesday via Twitter that the Federal Executive Council had taken the...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:18pm

Continental aviation meet opens in Kigali

The State Minister in Charge of Transport, Jean De Dieu Uwihanganye, Tuesday night officially opened a three-day event dubbed the ‘African Ground Handling International Stakeholders’ Conference’, the first to be held outside South Africa. It is a major conference that...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:44pm

Rwanda partners with IATA to improve aviation safety

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for world’s airlines, and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the improvement of aviation safety. The New Times has learnt that the MoU was signed...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:19am

RwandAir named among world’s 10 most improved airlines

The national carrier, RwandAir, has been named among the most improved airlines in the world. The ranking, by UK-based consultancy firm Skytrax, was released at the 2018 World’s Airlines Awards in London on Thursday. The World’s Airlines Awards are widely known as the ‘Oscars of...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:46pm

Paramotoring comes to Rwanda

Imagine flying an aircraft in which you are the only human being on board! Neither is there provision for a co-pilot, nor passengers: The kind of stuff kamikaze pilots are made of, right? Well, except that kamikaze pilots rarely make it alive to tell the story after a mission. When Alain Julot...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 1:42pm

Rwanda, Singapore boost ties in aviation, investment

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente and Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Thursday witnessed the signing of bilateral agreements in aviation and investment promotion. The signing ceremony took place in the Prime Minister’s office in Kigali. The aviation agreement was...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:50am

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