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New joined force: APERTUS Aviation and Air Hamburg

The news we were waiting to announce since the press day of EBACE, here it is, finally official: APERTUS Aviation and its sister company NINETEEN O3 Aviation (1903 Aviation) are joining forces with Air Hamburg to meet the growing demand for private jet travel from clients across Asia. The collaboration sees APERTUS, which provides high-level charter management services in Asia, workin...

Safi Airways operations suspended due to AFN 1.15 billion outstanding debts

The operations of a major airline in Afghanistan, Safi Airways, was suspended due to a large outstanding debt and taxes payable by the airline, the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) said Sunday. According to a statement by Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA), the decision to suspend the operations of the airline was taken by the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan. The state...

Afghan army to fly first unmanned aircraft in March, U.S. official says

The Afghan military is expected to field its first specialized surveillance drones as soon as March, a U.S. commander in Kabul said on Thursday, as the Asian nation slowly expands its own air force. The boost in military hardware comes as Afghan security forces, fighting largely alone since the withdrawal of most international forces in 2014, have struggled for months to hold back a Taliban ins...

UK Puma crash kills five in Kabul

A Royal Air Force-operated Airbus Helicopters Puma HC2 transport crashed in Afghanistan on 11 October, killing five of the 10 personnel aboard the upgraded type. Announcing the loss of two RAF personnel on 11 October, the Ministry of Defence said: “The deaths occurred in Kabul following an accident involving a UK Puma Mk 2 helicopter”. An investigation has been launched and confirms...

USAF C-130J crash in Afghanistan kills 11

A Lockheed Martin C-130J aircraft operated by the US Air Force has crashed at Jalalabad airfield in Afghanistan. The crash occurred 19 minutes after midnight on Friday 2 October, says a statement from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing based at Kabul’s Bagram airfield. It confirms that six military personnel and five civilians were killed in the crash. The aircraft was assigned t...