Africa


Starbow Airlines shuts down

Ghana’s Starbow Airlines had shut down entirely. The airline had suspended operations on 26 November following an accident to its newly-delivered ATR72-500, and then dismissed many of its employees on 30 November. It’s sole operational aircraft, Avro RJ100 9G-SBE (msn E3332), was ferried to Malta on 30 November. A committee has been named […]

Former Starbow Avro RJ100 9G-SBE/M-NONA

Starbow Avro RJ100 9G-SBE

Starbow Avro RJ100 flown to Malta

Ghana’s Starbow Airlines ferried Avro RJ100 9G-SBE (msn E3332) to Malta on 30 November. The airline suspended operations on 26 November following an accident to its newly-delivered ATR72-500, and then dismissed many of its employees on 30 November. The prospects of Starbow resuming operations thus appear to be grim. Recent news items on Starbow […]


Starbow suspends operations

Ghanaian Avro RJ operator Starbow Airlines suspended operations on 26 November following an accident to its newly-delivered ATR72-500. The ATR72 had been taking off from Accra on 25 November when it veered off the runway, apparently due to strong winds and heavy rain, and was damaged when it hit a perimeter […]


Former Air Botswana Avro RJ85s A2-ABG and -ABH

Ex Air Botswana Avro RJ85 airframe donated to non-profit

In a ceremony held at Gaborone airport on 28 September, Ansett Aviation Spares and Services donated the airframe of former Air Botswana Avro RJ85 A2-ABG (msn E2303) to a Botswanan non-profit organization, Dare to Dream. Dare to Dream was founded by Captain Kgomotso Phatsima, one of the Botswana Defence Force’s (BDF) first female […]


Air Djibouti BAe 146 flies to Somalia

Air Djibouti has used BAe 146-300 ZS-SOR (msn E3155) to start several new services to Somalia. On 29 October, she operated an inaugural service from Djibouti to Hargeisa and Berbera, in Somaliland. Then, on 15 November, she made the airline’s first flight to Mogadishu, the Somali capital, after a 25-year absence. ZS-SOR is operated […]