Monthly Archives: August 2018

Bombardier poursuit sa pénétration du marché africain avec des Q400 d’occasion

  • PassionAir devient le premier exploitant d’avions Bombardier au Ghana avec trois avions Q400

MONTRÉAL, 13 août 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Avions commerciaux a annoncé aujourd’hui le placement de trois biturbopropulseurs Q400 d’occasion à PassionAir en République du Ghana. La compagnie aérienne a fait l’acquisition de ces avions dans le cadre d’une location sans équipage auprès d’une tierce partie.DDBC0480_Q400_PassionAir_10X8

« Jusqu’à maintenant, Bombardier a vendu environ 3 500 avions régionaux neufs, et nous demeurons très présents sur le marché des avions d’occasion, a dit David Speirs, vice-président, Gestion des actifs, Bombardier Avions commerciaux. La dynamique que nous avons récemment créée sur le marché mondial des avions d’occasion est une indication claire que nos produits répondent aux besoins croissants des transporteurs aériens régionaux, et ce, surtout dans les marchés émergents. »

« Notre pénétration du marché africain va en s’accroissant et nous sommes heureux d’accueillir PassionAir comme première compagnie aérienne commerciale à exploiter des avions régionaux Bombardier en République du Ghana, a dit Jean-Paul Boutibou, vice-président, Ventes, Moyen-Orient et Afrique, Bombardier Avions commerciaux. L’Afrique est un marché jeune qui connaît la croissance la plus rapide au monde, et les avions régionaux comme le Q400 seront un facteur clé dans le développement économique de ce continent. »

La compagnie aérienne exploitera ses trois avions Q400 selon une configuration à 78 places sur des routes intérieures.

« C’est une première étape, et nous avons hâte d’augmenter notre flotte avec davantage d’avions Bombardier, a dit Edward Annan, chef de la direction, PassionAir. Le Q400 offre la performance et la souplesse nécessaires pour étendre davantage notre réseau. Son autonomie ouvre la voie à de grandes possibilités et nous sommes certains de pouvoir tirer parti d’un marché plus grand, qui s’étend à 12 pays et à plus de 180 millions de passagers potentiels à partir d’Accra. »

À propos de PassionAir
PassionAir est une compagnie aérienne de propriété ghanéenne qui vise à devenir le fournisseur de services aériens le plus concurrentiel au Ghana et en Afrique occidentale. La sécurité et l’excellence du service à la clientèle fondé sur le proverbial accueil ghanéen lui sont prioritaires. Ses gammes de produits, à prix concurrentiels, comprennent les vols réguliers et nolisés exploités selon les normes acceptées sur le plan international.

PassionAir offrira d’abord des vols intérieurs, mais projette à moyen terme d’étendre ses services à la sous-région de l’Afrique occidentale.

À propos de Bombardier
Comptant plus de 69 500 employés répartis entre quatre secteurs d’activité, Bombardier est un leader mondial de l’industrie du transport, créant des avions et des trains novateurs qui changent la donne sur leur marché. Nos produits et nos services offrent des expériences de transport de calibre international qui établissent de nouvelles normes de confort des passagers, d’efficacité énergétique, de fiabilité et de sécurité.

Avec son siège social situé à Montréal, au Canada, Bombardier possède des installations de production et d’ingénierie dans 28 pays, couvrant les secteurs Transport, Avions d’affaires, Avions commerciaux et Aérostructures et Services d’ingénierie. Les actions de Bombardier se négocient à la Bourse de Toronto (BBD). Au cours de l’exercice terminé le 31 décembre 2017, nous avons réalisé un chiffre d’affaires de 16,2 milliards de dollars américains. Vous trouverez nouvelles et information à l’adresse www.bombardier.com ou en nous suivant sur Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier Avions commerciaux
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Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

  • PassionAir becomes first Bombardier operator in Ghana with three Q400 aircraft

MONTREAL, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana. The airline acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party.DDBC0480_Q400_PassionAir_10X8

“Bombardier has sold about 3,500 new regional aircraft to date, and we continue to be very active on the used aircraft market.” said David Speirs, Vice President, Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Our recent momentum on the pre-owned aircraft market worldwide is a clear indication that our products are addressing a growing need for regional air transportation, especially in emerging markets.”

“Our market penetration in Africa continues to intensify, and we are pleased to welcome Passion Air as the first commercial airline operating a Bombardier regional aircraft in the Republic of Ghana,” said Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Africa is the youngest and fastest growing region in the world, and regional aircraft like the Q400 will play a key role in helping advancing Africa’s economic growth.”

The airline will operate the three Q400 aircraft in a 78-seat configuration on domestic routes.

“This is a first step, and we look forward to expanding our fleet with more Bombardier aircraft,” said Edward Annan, Chief Executive Officer, PassionAir. “The Q400 offers the performance and flexibility that we need to further develop our network. With a range that unlocks great opportunities for us, we are confident that we will capitalize on a larger market, which extends to 12 countries and over 180 million potential passengers out of Accra.”

About PassionAir
PassionAir is a Ghanaian owned airline, and aims to become the most competitive Aviation Service Provider in Ghana and West Africa. Our focus is on safety and excellent customer service delivery, depicting the proverbial Ghanaian hospitality. Our product lines range from scheduled to chartered flights offered at internationally accepted standards and competitive prices.

PassionAir as start off, will operate flights domestically, with plans of expanding our services to the West African sub-region in the medium term.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Head of Communications and Public Relations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
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Young people urged to be agents of change

Young people have been urged to rise up and defend South Africa’s democracy, while also effecting change in their communities.

We, as the youth, need to rise up and defend democracy. We have a purpose to fulfil. We must decolonise our State, minds and live up to the democracy that was died for, said Zulaikha Patel on Sunday.

Patel, who fought against discriminatory hair policies at her school in August 2016, reminded the youth that many people died in the struggle for democracy that South Africans enjoy today.

Dressed in red and sporting her famous afro, Patel urged the youth to take up the baton of the youth of yesteryear. She said the likes of struggle hero Solomon Mahlangu did not die in vain.

He did not die for nothing, she said of the 23-year-old, who was executed in 1979.

Patel was speaking as the world today commemorates International Youth Day. The day is designated by the United Nations and draws attention to cultural and legal issues surrounding the youth.

She was at the inter-generational dialogue set up by the Department of Women, Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute (CMMI) and the National Heritage Council (NHC) at Freedom Park in Pretoria.

The teenager called on the youth to address issues like racism and sexism.

We need to be the change to address sexism. We need to stop accepting [it] and start changing [it]. We need to rise up and command our space in society. We need to push our continent forward.

Patel called on South African youth to know and recognise their identity.

We have forgotten our identity, she said, urging youth to stop focusing on social media and instead roll up their sleeves and move the country forward.

Also speaking at the dialogues, Leroy Tau urged men to learn to own their emotions.

We need to learn to own our emotions and who we are. This is not a competition between men and women. We ought to learn to complement one another, he said.

Tau’s comments come following the funeral of Rhodes University student Khensani Maseko, who committed suicide after being raped.

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Heritage Council (NHC) urged communities to retain the spirit of Ubuntu, referring to struggle heroine Charlotte Maxeke as an example of someone who embodied ubuntu.

Minister of Women Bathabile Dlamini was among those who attended Sunday’s session.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Kusile power plant fire under investigation

Eskom is investigating a fire that broke out at its Kusile Power Station.

Friday’s fire at the Mpumalanga based power station started at the Unit 3 fabric filter plant.

[The fire started] between 5:30pm and 6:30pm, said Eskom, adding that the fire was extinguished immediately.

The power utility said no injuries were reported as a result of the fire, adding that the incident is under investigation.

In December last year, fire was detected in an area around the two conveyer belts that supply coal to the Kendal power station, which is also located in Mpumalanga.

At the time, Eskom said the fire did not impact the supply of electricity.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Suspect sought for rape by the Delft FCS

If you recognise the suspect depicted in the attached identikit, kindly call Crime Stop on 08600 10111, as he is wanted on a charge of rape by the Delft FCS.

It is alleged that the suspect confronted the victim on 29 July 2018 at around 03:00 in N2 Gateway Delft when she returned from a local tavern. She was raped and robbed of personal effects.

Delft FCS can also be contacted on 0219183689.

Source: South African Police Service