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Launching new Africa Hub RwandAir partners with Qatar Airways Cargo

RwandAir has launched a major new African cargo hub in partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo. The new Kigali Cargo Hub is part of a long-term strategic plan for the cargo division of RwandAir, which has seen cargo carried rise by nearly 26% in the last five years. The initiative will help RwandAir develop Kigali into a regional cargo powerhouse, boosting exports and imports around Af...

RwandAir to start its first-ever direct flights to Paris

RwandAir is scheduled to launch new direct flights to the dazzling French capital of Paris for the first time on 27 June 2023. Customers can fly with RwandAir on the only direct service between Rwanda and France as the airline accelerates its ambitious growth strategy and adds a 25th destination to its route map. The new flights to the ‘City of Light’, will operate three...

Akagera Aviation welcomes two new Diamond aircraft

Akagera Aviation Flying Academy, based at Kigali International Airport (Rwanda), recently took delivery of one twin-engine DA42-VI and one single-engine DA40 NG Tundra version. These are the first Diamond aircraft for the flight school. According to Akagera Aviation they chose Diamond Aircraft for its pilot training fleet due to three main reasons: Fleet commonality: Diamond Aircraft is...

Russian TsAGI conduct research on flutter of new transport aircraft IL-112

In June, the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after professor N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) completed tests on flutter characteristics of the dynamically scaled model of the new light transport aircraft IL-112 developed for Russian air force. The tests were conducted in TsAGI’s large subsonic wind tunnel.  Scale model is 1: 5, wingspan – 5.3 m, we...

The World's First Airport for Drones Will Be Built in Rwanda

Rwanda is on track to build what's being billed as the world's first airport for drones next year. This week, Rwanda's Civil Aviation Authority said it is drafting regulations on unmanned aerial vehicles to be submitted to the government's cabinet. Officials hope regulations will be in place by 2016, when a pilot project for cargo drones is set to break ground. Transpo...