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Boeing plane in Ethiopian Airlines crash “not safe” – US investigation

A report released by US investigators on Wednesday into two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019, including the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, said that Boeing and the US aviation regulator were responsible for developing and certifying an aircraft that was not safe to fly.    …

Pandemic offers chance to rethink future of airlines

For some African airlines the current crisis could prove fatal, but African Business editor David Thomas sees opportunities to strengthen the post-pandemic industry

The coronavirus pandemic has brought unremittingly bleak news for Africa’s airline industry.

Coronavirus: The economic consequences for Africa

As UNECA slashes its predictions for African GDP growth, Dr Desné Masie assesses the damage the pandemic is likely to cause to Africa’s economies

For the latest news on the coronavirus across Africa visit the African Business liveblog

At the time of writing in mid-March, Africa seems to have so far been spared the worst human impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but was already beginning to suffer the destructive economic impact of a potential global slide to recession.…

Somali skies welcome airlines

Airspace over Somalia has been considered a no-go area by most foreign airlines for two decades, but progress on the security and political fronts is now prompting a surge in commercial flights.