Aircraft manufacturer Boeing partners with Porsche on developing electric flying car

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing partners with Porsche on developing electric flying car

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USA – U.S based aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co has said that it was working with Porsche, a Volkswagen’s sports car brand, to develop a concept electric flying vehicle capable of transporting people in urban settings. Boeing is already in a stiff competing…

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galatic secures US$20m to fund its space tourism project

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galatic secures US$20m to fund its space tourism project

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USA – American based aircraft manufacturer, Boeing Company, has said that it would invest US$20 million in Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture Virgin Galactic. Boeing’s investment in Virgin Galactic will give the California based space flight company more money to take on rivals…

Nigeria’s airspace agency to install VSAT stations in 26 airports to boost airspace communication

Nigeria’s airspace agency to install VSAT stations in 26 airports to boost airspace communication

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NIGERIA -The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said that it plans to install Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) stations in 26 airports across the country to boost communication in the airspace.  A VSAT is a two-way ground station that transmits and…

Spirit AeroSystems seeks to acquire Bombardier’s Morocco, Belfast Facilities

Spirit AeroSystems seeks to acquire Bombardier’s Morocco, Belfast Facilities

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MOROCCO – US based aviation company, Spirit AeroSystems Holdings is in talks with Bombardier to purchase the company’s facilities in Belfast and Morocco, Reuters reported in October this year. The news outlet quoted two sources familiar with the case, emphasizing that the…

Nigeria’s Air Peace launches flights to Warri as national air traffic increases by 8 percent.

Nigeria’s Air Peace launches flights to Warri as national air traffic increases by 8 percent.

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NIGERIA – Air Peace, one of Nigeria’s leading domestic carriers has launched direct flights from Lagos to the City of Warri, an oil hub located in Southern part of the country. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr Allen…

African tourism dented as travel operations giant Thomas Cook shuts down.

African tourism dented as travel operations giant Thomas Cook shuts down.

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AFRICA – British travel company Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest tourism operator, has shut down all its operations effective September 23, 2019 affecting more than 600,000 customers. The 178-year-old company which operated 105 aircraft and 200 own-brand hotels and resorts announced the…