Germany takes delivery of its first Airbus A400M

2014-12-19 10:59

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the first Airbus A400M military transport ordered by Germany.

India's newest airline gets permit to fly

2014-12-16 17:00

India's newest airline Vistara, jointly owned by Singapore Airlines and the Tata conglomerate, will soon make an announcement on sales, routes and schedules.

'Bomb threat' causes delays at Zurich airport

2014-12-16 07:48

A bomb threat has caused flight delays and the partial shut-down of Switzerland's main airport in Zurich before security forces gave the all-clear, reports and officials say.

Russia denies near miss in Baltic skies

2014-12-14 17:58

Russia's defence ministry has denied Swedish claims that for the second time this year, a Russian military aircraft nearly collided with a passenger jet over Sweden.

SAA launches Project Solaris

2014-12-11 17:06

SAA and partners Boeing, SunChem and SkyNRG have launched a massive biofuels project, named Project Solaris, in Marble Hall, Limpopo.

Call for UN to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry

2014-12-11 10:28

Airlines body Iata wants the UN to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry like it does chemical weapons following the shooting down of an airliner over Ukraine.

SAA working on 90-day turnaround plan

2014-12-09 15:16

SA Airways has until March to implement a successful turnaround plan to profitability, says the national carrier.

'Debilitating' skills shortage in SA aviation

2014-12-07 17:37

The aviation sector must overcome skills shortages and the slow pace of transformation in general, says Deputy Minister of Transport Lydia Sindisiwe Chikunga.

Doctor’s ‘bomb’ joke costs him $90K

2014-12-02 15:04

A doctor thought it might be funny to crack a joke about a bomb in his luggage. Instead, he partly forced the evacuation of Miami International airport, and earned an almost $90 000 fine.

Passenger held for urinating in galley of Mango plane

2014-11-26 06:29

A passenger, who insisted on using the toilet during take-off, decided to just let go in full view of other passengers on board a Mango flight from PE to Johannesburg.

9 confirmed dead in Thai army chopper crash

2014-11-18 07:52

Nine people are confirmed dead in a army helicopter crash in Thailand, officials say.

MH370 to be declared 'lost'

2014-11-11 10:11

Relatives of MH370 passengers have criticised beleaguered Malaysia Airlines after an official reportedly said authorities would set a date to announce the plane "lost".

Airlines push for delayed European skies reform

2014-11-06 16:21

Airlines have urged the EU to press ahead with plans to merge national air corridors, risking confrontation with air traffic controllers over safety and jobs.

Portugal intercepts Russian bombers

2014-10-31 19:43

Portugal scrambled F-16 jet fighters for the second time this week to intercept Russian bombers in the international air space along its coast.

No sign yet of MH370 in 1st update of underwater search

2014-10-15 10:44

Australian authorities have released their first update on the latest underwater probe for missing flight MH370, saying more than 670 square kilometres had been searched without success.

Lufthansa pilots begin walkout

2014-09-30 11:33

Lufthansa pilots have walked off the job for the fifth time this year over retirement benefits.

Lufthansa pilots plan Frankfurt strike

2014-09-29 11:00

Lufthansa pilots will strike after talks over an early retirement scheme have broken down again.

Airbus tests the A320neo

2014-09-25 18:00

The first A320neo has successfully completed its first flight which lasted around two and a half hours.

Confusion swirls over Air France plans

2014-09-24 11:27

Confusion reigns over Air France's plan for its budget subsidiary that has been at the heart of a bitter and costly strike.

Lufthansa tests sugar-based biofuel

2014-09-19 11:15

As part of its testing of alternative fuels the Lufthansa Group has marked another milestone.

Navy searches for pilot after jets crash

2014-09-12 15:28

Pentagon officials say two US Navy jets have crashed into the Pacific Ocean and one pilot has been rescued.

Many questions for family of Flight 17 victim

2014-09-12 09:10

The brother of Malaysian oil worker Karamjit Singh, who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on 17 July is urging authorities to speed up their probe into the accident.

New platform for SA aviation launched

2014-09-10 12:15

South Africa’s aviation industry has a new platform to go for information, services, human resources and all things aviation-related.

Search underway for US plane near Jamaica

2014-09-06 12:29

The US military is searching for a plane carrying three people that crashed off the coast of Jamaica in an incident that prompted rare co-ordination between Cuba and the US.

Iran forces plane carrying Americans to land

2014-09-06 10:08

A charter plane carrying 100 people, including Americans, out of Afghanistan was ordered to land in southern Iran because of errors in its flight plan.


Premium passenger numbers up at slower rate

2014-12-18 16:29

There has been no further increase in premium's share of total traffic, which could suppress growth in premium yields and revenues.

Britain to look into air traffic failure

2014-12-15 10:25

Britain will establish an independent inquiry into a technical failure at an air traffic control centre which disrupted flights in and out of London last week.

Korean Air exec apologises after nuts incident

2014-12-12 10:31

The former Korean Air Lines executive who delayed a flight because she was unhappy with the way she was served macadamia nuts has apologised.

Treasury to take control of SAA

2014-12-11 11:10

National Treasury is to assume control of South African Airways, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

Nato intercepts more Russian bombers

2014-12-09 18:19

Nato aircraft have intercepted a significant force of six Russian nuclear-capable bombers over the Baltic Sea.

Approval of key actions by Lufthansa

2014-12-08 17:52

Lufthansa's supervisory board has approved certain key focuses and actions for the group.

Nigeria detains Russian cargo plane

2014-12-06 20:20

Nigeria has detained a Russian cargo plane and its French-speaking crew on after it made an unauthorised landing in the northern city of Kano.

Cape Town airport awards top performers

2014-11-28 14:05

Cape Town International Airport hosted its annual Feather Awards to recognise top performing airport members for outstanding customer service.

Brown: Govt mulling SAA partner

2014-11-20 10:41

Whether government takes on a strategic business partner for embattled SAA remains under discussion, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Top-secret US mission hit by plane hitch

2014-11-11 11:24

A secret mission by America's spy chief to free two US citizens held by North Korea hit an embarrassing snag when his plane broke down while refuelling, a US official says.

Remains of MH17 victims 'may never be fully recovered'

2014-11-08 16:07

All the remains of the victims from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 might never be fully recovered, the Dutch foreign minister says, as five more coffins were flown out of Ukraine.

Branson vows to find cause of spaceship crash

2014-11-02 09:45

Entrepreneur Richard Branson has vowed to find out what caused his space tourism company's passenger spaceship to crash, but says the dream of commercial space flight lives on.

2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane

2014-10-22 14:48

Malaysia’s defence minister has expressed confidence Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will eventually be found as a second ship prepares to join the search.

Airbus-China partnership keeps growing

2014-10-10 17:00

Airbus and its Chinese partners have re-confirmed their intention to set up an A330 completion and delivery centre in Tianjin, China.

fastjet shows strong growth in passenger numbers

2014-09-30 10:23

Low cost African airline fastjet continues on its path of expansion it shows at the announcement of its interim results.

Edelweiss Air heading to SA again

2014-09-26 17:26

Swiss leisure airline Edelweiss has decided to increase its seasonal non-stop flights between Cape Town and Zurich from two to three weekly frequencies.

Aircraft lessors wary of new rivals

2014-09-25 12:30

Aircraft leasing companies see demand, but warns aviation investors they may take a hit when central banks start unwinding efforts to stimulate the economy.

Air France offers to postpone low-cost project

2014-09-22 13:00

Air France-KLM has offered to postpone roll-out of its European low-cost operation until the end of the year in a bid to end a week-long pilots' strike.

Air France pilots strike enters fourth day

2014-09-18 11:15

A pilots' strike at Air France has stretched into its fourth day, with the two sides still at odds in a dispute over cost cuts.

Shooting down of MH17 'most likely' scenario

2014-09-12 13:00

The possibility that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down from the ground is the "most likely" scenario being probed by dozens of detectives, a prosecutor says.

Court hitch for Greek privatisation project

2014-09-11 15:45

Greece's top privatisation project, the long-awaited development of the former Athens airport, is facing new delays.

Ukraine MH17 initial crash report due

2014-09-09 10:32

A highly anticipated preliminary report into what brought down Malaysia flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine is set to be released, hoping to shed light on the air disaster that claimed 298 lives.

New phase of MH370 search to start: Australia

2014-09-06 11:30

An intensified underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will start soon, Australian premier Tony Abbott says as he visited Malaysia.

China: 2 pilots killed in aircraft carrier tests

2014-09-06 08:43

Two Chinese test pilots have been killed during development of the country's first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media say, in a rare admission of problems with the naval programme.

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