ARTICLES RELATING TO AVIATION

Lufthansa celebrates new Frankfurt/Cape Town flights

2016-12-02 19:15

Lufthansa celebrates its new direct year-round flight between Frankfurt and Cape Town and explains why it has made such a strategic move.

Boeing received illegal tax break - WTO

2016-11-28 19:41

Boeing has received an illegal tax break as part of $8.7bn in aid to assemble the 777X and manufacture the jetliner’s carbon-fibre wing, finds the WTO.

Trans-Africa air rally pilots arrested

2016-11-24 22:28

Ethiopian authorities have detained several foreign pilots, including Americans, who were participating in a trans-Africa air rally.

Africa air rally pilot missing

2016-11-23 18:02

The organisers of a rally of vintage planes flying across Africa say a pilot has gone missing while flying a 1943 Piper Cub.

FlySafair CEO: Buying Mango will keep prices low

2016-11-17 20:10

FlySafair has repeated its offer to buy loss-making Mango Airlines, with CEO Elmar Conradie saying a takeover will help it sustain lower fares for air travellers.

Drone 'near-miss' with plane near London's Shard

2016-11-17 16:01

A new report says a drone just missed hitting an A320 passenger plane flying above the Shard office tower in central London in July.

Upgrade for SWISS Airbus A340 fleet serving SA

2016-10-27 13:34

The Swiss International Air Lines A340 fleet, which services the Johannesburg route, is to be provided with a totally new cabin product.

Strong winds blamed for North West hot air balloon crash landing

2016-10-25 16:13

The owner of the hot air balloon which crash landed in North, injuring three people, believes unexpectedly strong winds were to blame.

Aviation execs focus on new carbon offset mechanism

2016-10-21 17:45

Executives in the Southern African aviation industry are discussing the ramifications of a newly-approved global carbon offset mechanism for international aviation.

African aviation 'trapped in its own bubble'

2016-10-21 16:03

The airline industry in Africa is still punching well below its weight and is not able to match the global performance, says the CEO of a regional industry body.

 

Airbus shares more about integration

2016-11-29 18:51

Airbus Group has provided its European Central Works Council with further details on the company’s planned integration.

BA operating busiest schedule ever to SA

2016-11-25 17:41

British Airways is operating its busiest schedule ever to South Africa this summer season, offering up to 33 flights a week over peak periods.

Indonesian army helicopter reported missing in Borneo

2016-11-24 20:39

Indonesian military officials say they have lost contact with an army helicopter carrying four soldiers in Borneo.

Update on Lufthansa pilot strike

2016-11-23 16:46

More than two thirds of all Lufthansa Group flights are taking place according to a special schedule that has been introduced.

Airport tool to track wildlife launched

2016-11-17 19:39

The International Air Transport Association has announced the launch of an Airport Wildlife Trafficking Assessment Tool to help defeat smugglers of endangered species.

Turkish Airlines looking to increase SA traffic

2016-11-11 17:24

Most passengers using Turkish Airlines to visit South Africa are actually not directly from Turkey, says Turkish Airlines' general manager in Cape Town.

Balloon crash an 'absolute nightmare' - victim

2016-10-25 19:12

A hot air balloon ride which was supposed to have been a lovely day out, turned into an “absolute nightmare”, says a 70-year-old woman who survived a crash-landing.

SA airline consolidation: No firm decision yet

2016-10-24 19:51

No firm decision has been taken on the consolidation of state-owned airlines SAA, Mango and SA Express, according to the Ministry of Public Enterprises.

Important for African aviation to develop, retain skills

2016-10-21 17:31

The development and retention of skills is a priority for the airline industry in Africa, says the CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.

9 killed in Uzbek chopper crash

2016-10-19 20:33

Nine people including six soldiers were killed when a military helicopter crashed in eastern Uzbekistan.

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