Africa

Nigerian Alpha Jet crashes in Zamfara

A Nigerian Air Force-operated Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet A/N jet trainer/light attack aircraft crashed in the country’s north-western Zamfara state after being hit by intense ground fire from bandits

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Ethiopian C-130E shot down by rebels near Gijet

An Ethiopian Air Force-operated Lockheed C-130E Hercules tactical transport has been completely destroyed after it was shot down by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front – a paramilitary rebel group in Ethiopia – on June 23

Qatar Airways to launch two new African routes

The destinations will become the airline’s fifth and sixth in Africa since the start of the pandemic

Nigerian Air Force inducts JF-17 into service

Three newly delivered Chengdu Aircraft Corporation-Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 Thunder multi-role combat aircraft have been formally inducted into Nigerian Air Force service

Gabonese Super Puma crashes following engine failure

A Gabonese Army-operated Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS332M1 Super Puma crashed in the Minkébé National Park – located in Gabon’s Ogooué Ivindo province – on April 18

Jungle paint scheme for Nigerian A-29B

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Embraer Defense & Security have released images of a newly-built Nigerian Air Force (NAF) A-29B Super Tucano light attack aircraft, which is sporting a new jungle paint scheme

Senegalese Air Force receives new CN235-220MPA

Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has handed over a new production CN235-220MPA to the Armée de l'Air Sénégalaise (Senegalese Air Force) at the PTDI production facility in Bandung

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Op Octave Quartz: Crystal Clear Power

The decision to withdraw US troops from Somalia involved a formidable assembly of American air power known as Operation Octave Quartz. But will it embolden Islamist insurgency? Key.Aero investigates

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Fighting for change: African optimism

The African aviation industry still falls far behind in terms of female pilots, airport infrastructure and regional air connectivity in comparison to other parts of the world. Wilbur Sargunaraj talks to a trio of pilots from the continent to discuss their route to the flight deck, how they are inspiring others, highlighting prevalent issues, their hopes and what it means to be African

Sudan, Egypt hold first aerial combat exercise

The Egyptian and Sudanese air forces held their first joint aerial combat exercise during November