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GCAA revokes Starbow’s flight ban

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The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has given Starbow the go ahead to begin flying again. The local airline was grounded last week after a near fatal incident resulting from a hydraulic failure.. Two persons suffered injuries following the incident. The authority had earlier denied reports that Starbow had been allowed to resume flight operations a day after the incident. ...

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Starbow is still grounded-GACL

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The Ghana Civil aviation Authority (GCAA) has dismissed reports that Starbow has been allowed to resume flight operations after being grounded yesterday. There are reports that the airline was allowed  to resume flight operations this morning. The airline was grounded yesterday after a near fatal incident the day before resulting from a hydraulic failure. Two persons were injured following the ...

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KIA flooding being addressed – GACL

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The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has told Citi Business News it will complete re-roofing of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) by the end of December. Most parts of the airport including the arrival and immigration halls got flooded on Saturday evening after a heavy downpour. The airport has flooded on several occasions this year alone. But the GACL says ...

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British Airways passengers to sue airline and GACL

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Some passengers of British Airways have threatened legal action against the airline and the Ghana Airport Company Limited over delays in handing over their bags for hours over the weekend. The passengers went up in arms against the airline and the Ghana Airport Company on Saturday evening after access to their bags were delayed for over four hours before being ...

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Committee reveals cause of helicopter crash

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An oil spill on the engine of the helicopter that crushed early this year in Takoradi in the Western Region, might have been the cause of the crash, that led to the death of three workers of Luk Oil. This is according to the five-member investigative committee set up by the transport ministry. The committee presented their final report to ...

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Ghana to co – manage Togo & Benin airspace

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The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has commenced talks with Togo and Benin to co-manage their respective upper airspace. Togo and Benin have requested for autonomy from Ghana in the management of their respective upper airspace, as contention over revenue deepens. The internationally designated Accra Flight Information Region (FIR) which refers to the combined upper airspace and large portions of ...

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Unicorn Air joins Ghana’s aviation market

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The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has licensed Unicorn Air Chartered Services to begin commercial operations in the country. Unicorn Air, a subsidiary of UHI Holdings is to provide chartered air travel services in Ghana’s aviation sector. The airline will start operations with its HS-125 800XP aircraft, after undergoing the certification for the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) in fulfillment of ...

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Africa World Airlines to still pursue national carrier ambition

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Africa World Airlines (AWA) has told Citi Business News it will still pursue its ambition to partner government in the establishment of a new national airline. Africa World is a Ghanaian-Chinese company, with Strategic African Securities (SAS) and the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) representing the Ghanaian stake, in partnership with the Hainan Airline of China and the ...

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Air France suspends flights to Sierra Leone

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Air France has also suspended flights to Sierra Leone at the request of the French government. The decision comes after the airline’s staff signed a petition calling on their employer to avoid Ebola-hit countries for their own safety. Unions representing employees called on the airline to halt its flights to and from West African countries that are grappling with the ...

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BA to continue with flight ban to Liberia

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Citi Business News has learnt that British Airways (BA) will continue to suspend flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone till the end of the year. BA had earlier announced it had suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the Ebola outbreak hammering on issues of health, safety of its customers, crew and ground teams. It had ...

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