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Bombardier Welcomes Africa’s Congo Airways to the Q400 Turboprop Family of Operators

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today welcomed Kinshasa-based Congo Airways, the flag carrier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the family of Q400 aircraft customers and operators. The airline, which started operations in October 2015, joined the Q400 aircraft family when it launched service with a previously owned 76-seat aircraft that was acquired from a third party. “Since...

At least seven dead as freighter overruns DRC runway

At least seven people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after an Airbus A310 freighter overshot the runway and struck a number of homes. The accident happened at about 16:00h local time yesterday (Thursday) when the A310 belonging to Services Air attempted to land at the city of Mbuji-Mayi’s airport in the DRC. According to officials it overshot the runway, causin...

Fatima Beyina-Moussa, One Year at the Head of AFRAA

Fatima Beyina-Moussa, CEO of ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines (www.flyecair.com), the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, and president of AFRAA, the African Airlines Association, since November 2014 is coming to the end of her term in office. Two weeks before AFRAA’s 47th general assembly, which will be held November 8-10th at the sports complex of Kintele in Br...

New Airline in DRCongo Aims to Revolutionise Internal Air Transport

A new airline was launched in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, a bid to revolutionise air transport within the vast country where flights are currently operated only by the UN and small carriers blacklisted by the EU. Two Airbus A320 jets belonging to Congo Airways left the capital Kinshasa's Ndjili international airport on the inaugural flights carrying invited guests,...

Kinshasa says secures release of Congo Airways A320

Congo Airways (Kinshasa N'Djili) is set to take delivery of its second A320-200 almost a month after it was seized at Dublin Int'l by international creditors. Minister of Justice for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Alexis Thambwe told local television that an Irish High Court had granted the release of EI-DSN (cn 3412) on the grounds the debt did not concern the airline....

Court Releases Congo Plane Grounded In Debt Row

A commercial jet belonging to Democratic Republic of Congo's new national carrier has been released by an Irish court after it was grounded over a debt row with two US investors. The Airbus A320 is one of two planes recently purchased by the government for the launch of Congo Airways, expected before the end of this year. It was being painted at Dublin airport ahead of its arrival in Congo....