Kenya Airways has accused a pilots’ trade union of, “insincerity and bad faith,” for calling a strike at a time the airline is struggling to stay afloat. The airline has gone as far as saying the strike action by the Kenya Airlines Pilot Association (KALPA) amounts to economic sabotage. The union announced today that Kenya […]
The Star newspaper seems to suggest so. According to an article in its website, the Star says powerful individuals in the centre of power ordered construction of the Greenfield Terminal halted “whatever the cost to public money.” The paper advances intriguing reasons behind the project cancellation.
The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has prepared a draft of regulations that, if enacted, will guide users of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in Kenya. Kenya will be among the very few countries in Africa to prepare regulations for remotely piloted aircraft. The regulations are meant to guide the use of drones by film […]
For a long time, aircraft maintenance practitioners interested in acquiring the EASA B1/B2 certification had to sit for exams abroad. It is now, however, possible to sit for the exams right here in Kenya. EASA B1/B2 categorization refers to the licensing of aircraft maintenance engineers. Category B1 aircraft maintenance licence permits the holder to conduct […]
It’s been a long wait for Fastjet, but today the low cost carrier celebrated the launch of flights between its Dar es Salaam hub and the city of Nairobi. The airline however needs further regulatory approval to operate domestic flights between Kenyan cities. And the first passengers have disembarked maiden @fastjet flight to Nairobi #fastjetkenya […]
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, there were a spate of maintenance related aviation incidents in Canada. These incidents spurred Transport Canada to launch an initiative that would aid aviation companies in their fight to prevent unnecessary accidents. Gordon Dupont, who was a Special Program Coordinator at Transport Canada at the time, is […]
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has told the Daily Nation that Kenya had completed “almost all” relevant audit requirements demanded by the US before direct flights between the two countries can commence. “We anticipate that we shall commence direct flights to the USA by May 2016, having as of now cleared almost all aviation audit […]