ARTICLES RELATING TO AVIATION

US bars all American airlines from flying over Syria

2014-08-19 08:40

The US Federal Aviation Administration has barred all American airlines from flying over Syria, saying the ongoing conflict poses a "serious potential threat".

DRC launches new national airline

2014-08-16 15:47

The Democratic Republic of Congo has created a new national airline as part of a push to clean up its poor air safety record.

Crashed Iranian plane missed busy market

2014-08-10 12:22

An Iranian passenger plane which crashed moments after takeoff from Tehran, killing at least 38 on board and injuring nine, narrowly avoiding many more deaths when it plummeted near a busy market.

FAA bans US civilian flights over Iraq

2014-08-08 21:28

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned all US civilian flights over Iraq just hours after air strikes order by Washington on Islamist fighters.

United flight makes emergency landing

2014-08-06 08:31

A spokesperson for the airport in Halifax says a United Airlines Boeing 777 airliner on its way to Brussels from the US has made an emergency landing after a fire on the aircraft.

SA air cargo security gets EU, US nod

2014-08-04 19:30

The South African air cargo security systems have received the nod from the European Union as well as the United States’ transport security administration.

Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

2014-07-30 14:20

Australia's PM says that he is not considering sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian flight MH17.

Body of young stowaway found in US military plane

2014-07-30 09:36

The body of a stowaway has been found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane that landed in Germany, US officials say triggering questions about security.

Qantas to continue flying over Iraq

2014-07-29 18:21

Qantas says it will continue to fly over Iraqi airspace, despite alliance partner Emirates decision to alter its routes.

Memorial at sea for teen pilot after deadly crash

2014-07-28 11:30

A number of people have gathered on a ferry near Samoa during a memorial service honouring the US teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world.

US man killed after plane hits him

2014-07-28 09:16

A father has been killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously injured while walking along a Florida beach after a small plane crash landed and struck them, authorities say.

Planes in near-miss at PE airport

2014-07-26 15:10
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On the back of a tumultuous global aviation period, the SACAA has confirmed it is investigating a near-miss incident at Port Elizabeth Airport.

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

2014-07-25 12:07

French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.

Officials doubt Air Algerie plane was attacked

2014-07-25 09:03

Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.

France sends troops to secure Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 05:52

France says it had sent a military unit to secure the site of the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members which was found in Mali close to the border with Burkina Faso.

France to use military in Mali to find missing jet

2014-07-24 20:04

President Francois Hollande has vowed to deploy all of France's military means in Mali, where it has hundreds of troops, to track down a missing Algerian plane.

AS IT HAPPENED: Flight AH5017 crashes

2014-07-24 13:34
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Get the latest details as Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

China's rich pimp their planes

2014-07-23 09:45

The market for private jets is a small but fast growing aviation segment in China, where rapid economic development has created a surge of new wealth.

Malaysian plane crash: 181 bodies recovered

2014-07-18 17:26

Rescuers have recovered as many as 181bodies so far at the site of the Malaysian airliner crash in eastern Ukraine, an official at Kiev’s foreign ministry says.

World Aids expert among victims of plane crash

2014-07-18 14:08

World-renowned Aids expert Joep Lange was among the victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine, his society says.

Corporate woes deepen for Malaysia Airlines

2014-07-18 13:18

Shares in struggling Malaysia Airlines have sunk after one of its jets crashed in Ukraine, dealing it a blow just months after the loss of Flight MH370.

WHO spokesperson aboard crashed jetliner

2014-07-18 12:48

The World Health Organisation says its spokesperson Glenn Thomas was on board the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine.

Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia jet

2014-07-18 12:19

Anger has deepened around the world with the US demanding an "unimpeded" international inquiry after a Malaysian passenger jet was apparently shot down in Ukraine, killing all 298 on board.

Aids activists on downed Malaysian jet

2014-07-18 11:00

Several world-renowned Aids researchers and activists heading to an international Aids conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials say.

 

Economic benefits of liberal African aviation

2014-08-19 05:00

Many air markets between Africa and countries outside the continent have been liberalised significantly, yet intra-African aviation remains largely closed.

Funds missing from MH370 passengers' accounts

2014-08-15 12:20

A Malaysian bank employee is under investigation over withdrawals totalling more than $31 000 from four bank accounts of passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Passenger plane crashes after take-off in Iran

2014-08-10 08:41

A plane carrying more than 40 passengers has crashed in a residential area after taking off from Tehran's Mehrabad airport, according to reports.

Australia holds day of mourning for MH17 victims

2014-08-07 08:07

Flags fly at half mast as Australia holds a national day of mourning for those killed in the MH17 crash in Ukraine, a day after experts suspended the search for body parts.

Airbus A350: Look up Joburg

2014-08-03 15:36

After a grim few weeks in the aviation industry, Johannesburg has been treated to a preview of the newest addition to the Airbus family.

Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly

2014-07-30 20:56

The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10 000 metres in just a few minutes after flying into a storm.

British Airways to be sued over pilot sex abuse

2014-07-30 11:10

Girls and young women who allege they were sexually abused by a BA pilot in African orphanages plan to sue the airline, a law firm representing them says.

West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

2014-07-29 22:37

West African airline Asky has suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid Ebola outbreak.

MH17 investigators turn back after 'explosions'

2014-07-28 17:54

Dutch and Australian forensic investigators on their way to the MH17 crash site have turned back after 'explosions' in the area, a government spokesperson says.

Ryanair raises annual profit forecast

2014-07-28 11:30

Irish low-fare airline Ryanair, which has hit a weak patch last year, reports a strong recovery, but downward pressures on fares.

Call for stronger rules on flight paths

2014-07-27 15:41

The commercial director of Malaysia Airlines has called for a complete overhaul of the way flight paths are deemed safe following the downing of flight MH17.

Air France to avoid Mali crash site as "precaution"

2014-07-25 14:20

Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airlines as a "precautionary measure", a spokesperson for the French group says.

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

2014-07-25 10:16

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

Family of 4 among victims of Air Algerie plane crash

2014-07-25 07:44

Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

Missing Algerian plane in good condition

2014-07-24 20:06

An Air Algerie jet leased from a Spanish firm that has gone missing was checked recently and was in good condition.

Air Algerie plane with 119 passengers missing over Mali

2014-07-24 14:27

An Air Algerie plane with around 120 people on board including French and Spanish nationals has gone during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.

Air Algerie loses contact with plane

2014-07-24 11:29

Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

UN aviation body mulling bigger role - sources

2014-07-23 08:27

The UN civil aviation body is considering whether the agency should expand its role and issue safety advisories after a Malaysian airliner was shot down.

New flights added to fastjet network

2014-07-18 14:38

Low-cost pan-Africa airline fastjet has announce that it is increasing the number of flights to Mwanza ans Lusaka.

US man arrested with ammunition in Pakistan

2014-07-18 13:49

A Us citizen has been arrested at Islamabad airport for attempting to board a plane carrying ammunition, Pakistan officials say, in the second such case since May.

Jet crash could be turning point for Ukraine crisis

2014-07-18 12:48

The downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine could be a turning point for the Ukraine crisis, if it convinces reluctant Europeans to get behind tougher sanctions long sought by the US.

One man propeller jets may stop rhino poaching

2014-07-18 12:24

Only in science fiction, a one-man flying machine is now a viable and a cost-effective option for the police, according to a UK company. Could this be the answer to rhino poaching?

SAA Turbulence: WhatsApp conversation between two brothers will leave you warm and fuzzy

2014-07-18 11:03

A News24 Travel reader shares his brother's experience during the turbulence-hit SAA flight to Hog Kong.

Malaysian crash site: Bodies strewn all over

2014-07-18 10:55

A Malaysian jetliner shot from the sky in Ukraine scattered wreckage and bodies across the countryside, leaving investigators scrambling to figure out how that could have happened.

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