A skydiving club based at the South Coast has laid claim to the highest ever parachute jump done in Kenya to date. The club, Skydive Diani, says the jump was performed last Friday (29th January 2016) from an altitude of 22,000 feet. “We had almost two minutes of free fall on that jump!” says […]
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 […]
Italian billionaire Flavio Briatore has noted that long hours of travel and many flight connections between Italy and Kenya discourage Italians from visiting.
Yes it is, according to the EastAfrican weekly. The newspaper bases its prediction on the entry of new players into the region’s skies, lower prices of fuel and increased penetration of communication devices which will make it easier for more people to buy airline tickets.
A family of four yesterday (January 2) survived the crash of their Cessna 210 just outside Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. The aircraft was said to be on final approach when it went down. The aircraft’s registration is 5Y-BME.