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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Nathalie Siphengphet
Chef, Communications et Relations publiques
Bombardier Avions commerciaux
+1 416 375-3030
nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com

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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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Pictures of the Q Series aircraft are available on www.bombardier.com.

For more information about Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, visit http://commercialaircraft.bombardier.com/.

Bombardier, Q Series, Q400 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. and its affiliates.

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Nathalie Siphengphet
Head of Communications and Public Relations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1 416-375-3030
nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com

www.bombardier.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a7a12071-57c0-4623-a95c-2fea00764cb9

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.

Notes to Editors
To receive our press releases, please visit the RSS Feed section.

Pictures of the Q Series aircraft are available on www.bombardier.com.

For more information about Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, visit http://commercialaircraft.bombardier.com/.

Bombardier, Q Series, Q400 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. and its affiliates.

For Information

Nathalie Siphengphet
Head of Communications and Public Relations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1 416-375-3030
nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com

www.bombardier.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a7a12071-57c0-4623-a95c-2fea00764cb9

Malawi Red Cross Society rolls out climate change impact resilience project

Nsanje: Malawi Red Cross Society (MRC) is to roll out K800 Million project dubbed Reducing the impact of Climate Risks in Southern Africa through Disaster Risk Reduction in the country’s four districts aiming at reducing the impact of climate risks, through strengthening resilience of communities living in high risk areas and building the institutional capacity of the Red Cross and other stakeholders to respond to disasters.

Red Cross Society Malawi Disaster Risk Reduction Project Manager George Mwimaniwa in an interview Friday after meeting the Nsanje District Civil Protection Committee to brief them on the project, said the Belgian Red Cross funded project will be implemented in Nsanje, Chikwawa, Zomba and Lilongwe districts targeting over 135, 000 beneficiaries.

Mwimaniwa said the areas selected for the project will be strengthened in terms of preparedness and resilience capacity against natural hazards caused by climate change variability.

With the project, we want people or beneficiaries in the targeted areas to participate in the activities which can make them resilient to any climate change impacts. For instance, the communities will be encouraged to establish Village, Savings and Loan Groups so that they can be economically empowered.

Communities with land potential for irrigation will form farmers clubs and being trained in sustainable agricultural technologies but also ssupporting for both rain fed and irrigation farming with focus on early maturing and drought tolerant seeds varieties.

And apart from facilitating post harvest handling activities in the communities, we will also be conducting Vulnerable Capacity Assessment (VCA) to establish community vulnerability and capacities including report writing, said Mwimaniwa.

On the other hand,.the project will strengthen institutional capacity of Malawi Red Cross Society and other stakeholders so that they are prepared for and respond to natural disasters caused by climate change.

We want to see Malawi Red Cross Society being able to act promptly and in coordination with the authorities and other stakeholders, in case of natural disaster caused by climate change, explained Mwimaniwa.

Nsanje District Assistant Disaster Risk Management Officer Humphrey Magalasi applauded Malawi Red Cross Society for coming up with the climate change related project which will address challenges the communities face when disaster strikes.

Magalasi noted the most of the communities hit by disaster fail to cope due to lack of coping mechanisms.

Let me applaud Flemish government, Belgian Red Cross and Red Cross Society Malawi for the support. Nsanje district will benefit a lot with the project. Effects of climate change are negatively impacting Nsanje district and its people. Therefore, the Reducing the impact of Climate Risks in Southern Africa through Disaster Risk Reduction project will try to address some of the challenges the communities meet when climate change related disasters happen, said Magalasi.

The Reducing the impact of Climate Risks in Southern Africa through Disaster Risk Reduction project which is funded on the tune of MK837,629,793 by Flemish government and Belgian Red Cross Flanders will run for 26 months starting from this August 2018 to September 30, 2020.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

Retired nurse turns 100 years old

Lilongwe. A retired nurse Dorothy Mnyanyala Mhango who worked for Livingstonia Mission Hospital has turned 100 years old.

in a telephone interview with Malawi News Agency on Monday, Mhango said that her secret to live a health life is trust, believing in God and perseverance.

She said that her first job was in late 30’s at Khondowe the synod’s mission hospital in Rumphi district.

My first job was very hard because during that time it was rare to find an educated woman, so segregation was the main problem and to work amongst men as a woman it was difficult, Mhango said.

She expalined that one to be a nurse must first know that it’s a calling not as the way to earn money.

Nursing is job which need someone loyalty and commitment as it involves saving lives of people. My whole life I dedicated to saving lives of people that was always in my heart, Mhango said.

She advised those who are working as nurses and those who want to join the professional to work hard and make sure that they put patients as their first priority.

Mhango said that she enjoys reading the bible and singing songs from the hymn.

These days as you see am old I like reading the bible and singing songs from the hymn with my grand children, the retired nurse pointed out.

She worked in Zambia at several mission hospitals before retiring as nurse.

Mhango hails from Zgatepeta village in Tradition Authority (TA) Mwahenga in Rumphi.

She was born on August 4, 1918 in the village called Usowoya up the hills of Phwezi.

She married to William Mnyanyala Mhango who was a Magistrate (Late) and who was Senior Group Village Mhulu in Rumphi district.

Mhango has 25 children, 31great children and four great grand children.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA