Optimism as Africa and Middle East sees positive growth for 2021

What was causing optimism for the business aircraft markets in Africa and the Middle East leading into this year? African Aerospace shares insights. Which of their predictions are proving true today? Find out here...

AvBuyer  |  13th April 2021
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In December, African Aerospace gave an insight into what 2021 will bring for the aviation industry in Africa. Listen to the latest news updates and interviews from aviation companies operating in Africa and the Middle East.

Kenya’s Aberdair Aviation which has been delivering ACMI charter operations for almost two decades is expanding its business with a new base in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The airline’s CEO Adrian Wilcox talks to Alan Peaford about his fleet plans and the strategy of multi-AOCs from Kenya, Ghana, and now Kinshasa with Tanzania and Uganda in the pipeline.

Steve Nichols takes a look at JSSI, the company that brought power-by-the-hour to the business aviation world, and talks to Pascale Barhouch the new head of business development based in Dubai

Demand for engine maintenance saw MTU opening a new office in Dubai just ahead of the March lockdown.

MRO editor, Chuck Grieve asks Sami Ben-Kraiem, vice-president of marketing, and sales, for MTU in the Middle East & Southeast Asia whether they regretted the timing of the investment – and discovers that there is strong demand for narrowbody services in the region and MTU expects double-digit growth for CFM56 and V2500 shop visits.

The news round-up for the region includes plans for a fleet of unmanned freighters to serve Saudi Arabia with hopes for manufacturing to move to the region.

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