ARTICLES RELATING TO AVIATION

Mozambique's LAM to suspend flights to Angola

2016-06-24 19:23

Mozambique's state-owned airline LAM will suspend flights to the Angolan capital Luanda from July, blaming financial and operational difficulties.

Another first for Solar Impulse 2

2016-06-23 15:14

An experimental solar-powered plane has landed in Spain, completing an unprecedented three-day flight across the Atlantic in the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.

Families of EgyptAir crash victims to get compensation

2016-06-20 21:33

EgyptAir says advance compensation payments of $25 000 will be offered to families of the 66 people killed when one of its planes crashed into the Mediterranean last month.

Weather delays Solar Impulse 2

2016-06-19 22:21

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is set to take off on its longest trip so far this year, with the transatlantic flight from New York to Seville, Spain, scheduled to last 90 hours.

India reforms to bring cheap air travel to millions

2016-06-16 12:45

India has approved a civil aviation policy aimed at making air travel affordable for millions of Indians and vastly expanding the country's aviation market.

Aviation authority intensifies SA Express oversight - minister

2016-06-14 17:10

The SA Civil Aviation Authority has intensified its oversight over SA Express, according to a written reply in Parliament by Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters.

Call for competition probe into SAA, Mango 'collusion'

2016-06-13 15:53

The DA says it will request the Competition Commission to launch a full-scale probe into alleged collusion between SAA and its low-cost subsidiary Mango Airlines.

SWISS celebrates CS100 milestone

2016-06-10 18:50

SWISS has recently celebrated the first flight with passengers of its new CS100 aircraft.

Greece says EU help just an airport sale away

2016-06-07 18:30

Greece says it will relaunch the sale of a former airport in a privatisation that Athens expects will quickly unblock a new tranche of EU funding.

SAA CEO Musa Zwane implores govt to speak with one voice

2016-06-03 11:44

It is vital for the future of South African Airways that government starts speaking with one voice, says acting CEO Musa Zwane.

 

Pilot Piccard: Solar flight is dream come true

2016-06-23 21:52

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, 58, has just realised his dream of crossing the Atlantic ocean solo aboard the Solar Impulse 2 plane, with the Sun as his only source of power.

Solar plane powers on over Atlantic after turbulence

2016-06-22 17:06

The Solar Impulse 2 plane went through "a long night of turbulence" over the Atlantic, its weary pilot has said as he continued on the challenging leg of its sun-powered trip around the world.

Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing

2016-06-20 16:49

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is flying over the western Atlantic on one of the most difficult legs of its record-breaking bid to cross the globe using only solar energy. LIVE LINK

Mango and SA's air travel oligopoly

2016-06-17 06:40

It’s a bit rich for SAA to bluster about the air travel industry when it signed off on every one of the steps that created today's situation, says Skywise.

Mango denies SAA provided cheap plane leases

2016-06-15 17:03

Mango's chief executive, Nico Bezuidenhout, says the company leased planes from SAA at market-related rates, denying that SAA had provided aircraft at "discounted prices".

Low-cost airlines react to SAA, Mango 'collusion' allegations

2016-06-13 18:08

Low-cost airlines are concerned about allegations that SAA has assisted its low-cost subsidiary Mango by subleasing aircraft at a significantly discounted cost.

Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City

2016-06-11 16:56

A solar-powered aircraft has landed in New York City on the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.

FastJet names Mango's Nico Bezuidenhout as new CE0

2016-06-09 13:49

FastJet has hired Nico Bezuidenhout, the head of SAA's low-cost unit Mango, as CEO to help revive the UK discount airline.

Cyber security a 'growing threat' in aviation

2016-06-05 08:31

Protection against cyber attacks is becoming a growing challenge in the aviation industry, say experts.

African airlines set to lose $500m in 2016

2016-06-03 06:37

It is hard for the airline industry to prosper during an economic downturn, and recent signs of a global slowdown is very worrying, says an aviation economist.

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