Thai pilot killed when jet crashes during air show

2017-01-14 18:16

A Thai military air show for children has been marred by tragedy after a fighter jet plunged from the sky and burst into flames, killing the pilot.

Zim plane crash: Ownership of cargo remains unclear

2017-01-12 14:00

An engine failure caused a private plane carrying gold to crash-land in southern Zimbabwe, injuring two people, officials say, but ownership of the cargo still remains unclear.

Rise in passenger demand among African airlines

2017-01-11 19:49

African airlines have experienced an increase in passenger demand in November 2016 compared to November 2015, says Iata.

Better rand likely boosted Comair earnings per share

2017-01-11 11:09

Comair expects earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the half year to be at least 20% higher relative to the prior comparative period.

Acsa airport charges cut long overdue, still not enough - CEO

2017-01-05 18:38

A local airline CEO explains why the reduction in tariffs announced by Acsa is welcome relief to airlines and consumers, but still does not go far enough.

Solar Impulse pioneers honoured

2016-12-30 16:37

Air Transport News has honoured the two pioneers of aviation, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, and their Solar Impulse with the 2016 Decade Award.

Airbus delays delivery of 12 A380s to Emirates

2016-12-28 13:16

Airbus is postponing for a year the planned delivery of 12 A380 superjumbos to Dubai's Emirates airline.

Union welcomes win for SAA pilot in defamation case

2016-12-26 16:34

The Federation of Unions of SA has welcomed the court decision to award R450 000 to a former South African Airways pilot in defamation damages.

Etihad, Lufthansa conclude codeshare agreement

2016-12-20 14:22

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, and Lufthansa German Airlines have concluded a codeshare agreement.

UFO spotted 1 000 feet in sky before hurtling towards earth - NSRI

2016-12-13 11:34

An unidentified flying object has apparently been spotted 1 000 feet (about 300m) above a plane before it was seen hurtling towards earth, says the National Sea Rescue Institute.


Zim plane crash: Leading gold producer claims ownership of cargo

2017-01-13 11:40

A leading gold producer, developer and explorer in southern Africa, Metallon Corporation, has claimed ownership of the gold that was being transported by a private plane that crash-landed in southern Zimbabwe.

SAA merger: CEO raises questions

2017-01-12 05:31

It is unclear what a merger between SAA, Mango and SA Express would achieve that cannot be achieved by each airline individually, says an airline CEO.

Airbus achieves targets, overviews goals

2017-01-11 13:55

Airbus says its commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 were up for the 14th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 688 aircraft delivered to 82 customers.

Public areas of airports seen as most vulnerable

2017-01-08 21:00

Public areas of airports are viewed as the most vulnerable to attack and initial reports indicate the US authorities will re-examine ways to protect travellers.

Price cut in airfares no guarantee with Acsa slashing airport charges

2017-01-05 14:12

A big reduction in airport charges due to be implemented by Airports Company SA is by no means a guarantee that airfares will go down, says an industry expert.

Emirates agrees with Rolls-Royce on A380 engines

2016-12-29 10:59

Emirates has reached an agreement with Rolls-Royce over a "technical issue" relating to the engines of Airbus' A380 super jumbo.

Afghan woman pilot's US asylum bid sparks fervent debate

2016-12-28 07:13

The shock announcement of Afghanistan's first woman fixed-wing pilot seeking asylum in the US has touched off a spirited national debate on the country's most vexing issues: insecurity, women's rights and mass exodus of young people.

I had no support from SAA, says ex pilot after winning defamation case

2016-12-22 15:55

A former SAA pilot shares his experience with Fin24 after having won a defamation case he brought against the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union and two of its officials.

Delta: No plans for new Cape Town - US route yet

2016-12-14 12:10

As it celebrates a decade of flying to Africa, Delta Air Lines says it has no plans for the foreseeable future to launch a new direct route from the US to Cape Town.

It's not about more but about better airline security - Iata

2016-12-09 13:14

The aviation industry must remain vigilant and those responsible for aviation attacks should be held accountable, warns a senior Iata official.

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