Daily Archives: August 13, 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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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
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PRESIDENT TO LAUNCH INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE SANITATION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS

PRETORIA– President Cyril Ramaphosa will launch an initiative aimed at improving sanitation at some of the country’s poorest schools on Tuesday.

The president is expected to join Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in launching the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) initiative in Pretoria on Tuesday.

The SAFE initiative, led by the Department of Basic Education in partnership with the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the United nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) is in response to the significant school sanitation challenges facing some of the country’s poorest schools.

The department says the launch will not only unveil the government’s plans but will also bring together chief executives of big business as well as non-profit organizations and interested individuals.

They will come together to pledge their support for the initiative, which seeks to improve the dignity of all students across the country by eradicating pit latrines. This will be done in honour of former President Nelson Mandela, as we celebrate the centenary of this global icon, who valued education above all else.” the department says.

It will be a fitting tribute to our beloved former Statesman to eradicate pit latrines and restore dignity to South African children in his honour.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams signs Memorandum of Understanding to mark five year partnership with TechnoGirl Trust, 14 Aug

Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to sign Mou and officially launch a Partnership with Technogirl Trust

On Tuesday, 14 August 2018, the Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to officially mark the department’s five-year partnership with the TechnoGirl Trust.

The MoU seeks to facilitate cooperation and coordination of the efforts in the area of ICT, to promote and enhance the developmental needs and skills shortages of girl learners from rural and previously disadvantaged communities and to ensure their success as active participants in the economy of the country.

The partnership launch, which will be attended by various ICT stakeholders and TechnoGirl beneficiaries, aims to profile the TechnoGirl programme as a women empowerment programme among prospective partner organisations in the industry.

TechnoGirl is a flagship programme of the Department of Women, in partnership with UNICEF, the Department of Basic Education, State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and TechnoGirl Trust. The programme seeks to expose girls from rural and disadvantaged communities to scarce STEM career fields which can significantly contribute towards motivating them to take up these careers that are in demand in the economy and where women are under-represented.

As the TechnoGirl brand ambassador, the Deputy Minister will mobilise financial and material support for the implementation of the various components of the programme such as job shadowing, digital learning and skills development. Further, the department will provide support to ten (10) TechnoGirl beneficiaries on an annual basis, over a five-year period.

Source: Government of South Africa

Junior Provincial Commissioner appointed in Northern Cape

The South Africa Police Service is dedicated in creating a safe and secure environment that is free from gender based violence, crime and drugs though the development of young people who will uphold the moral values and principles of the society.

In achieving this; the police in the Northern Cape held a public speaking competition on 11 August 2018 at Upington to appoint Junior Provincial Management which will be led by a Junior Provincial Commissioner. The competition was between grades eight (8) and nine (9) learners who came from five Clusters within the Province. Each cluster was represented by five leaners; this making the total of participants to be 25.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Risimati Peter Shivuri together with his Provincial Management was present at the event. He delivered a keynote address. In his address he outlined his expectations on the impact the Junior Commissioner Project should have in the fight against crime. Through the project, the youth will learn to take responsibility for their own safety and that of others by taking the lead in the fight against crime, he said. He wished the learners well and encouraged them to do their best in everything they do and not forgetting that they are all winners.

The competition was adjudicated by five judges of whom two were officials from South African Police Service and one official from the Department of Education, Department of Social Development and Community Police Board. A common rubric evaluation sheet from Department of Education was utilised to ensure standardisation and uniformity.

After a very informative, educational session and deliberations between the judges the winners were announced. In first position to be the Junior Provincial Commissioner from Francis Baard Cluster is grade 9 learner, Sandisiwe Ndulelisa, second place was taken by Zinathi Thomas from Pixley Ka Seme, who will occupy the Junior Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Crime Detection while third place was scooped by Umamele Mudumele also from Francis Baard Cluster will be the Junior Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Policing. The fourth place was taken by Munyaradzi Marufu, Francis Baard Cluster who will be the Junior Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Asset Management and the fifth place was won by Ndawa Mabaye of Namakwa Cluster and she will be the Junior Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Human Resource Management. Other learners will be occupying offices as Junior Provincial Heads this ensuring that all the participants are winners.

Congratulations to all the participants and may this be the beginning of a great fruitful endeavour. The SAPS will continue to promote and to nurture leadership development and character building among young people in our society and also recognise the young people as key role players in addressing crime in our

Source: South African Police Service