ARTICLES RELATING TO AVIATION

2 planes crash in mid-air, plunge into ocean off LA

2016-02-06 10:55

Two small planes have collided in midair and plunged into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbour. There was no immediate word of any survivors, authorities say.

Drone hits Empire State Building

2016-02-05 15:32

New York City police say a man has been arrested after he apparently lost control of a small drone that crashed into the Empire State Building.

We didn't promise to fix plane crash shack - Ekurhuleni

2016-02-05 08:43

The City of Ekurhuleni had no obligation to fix a family's shack which was split open after being hit by an aircraft which crashed in Wattville, Benoni, the mayor says.

Somalia airplane makes emergency landing after blast

2016-02-03 10:45

A blast on a passenger airplane punched a hole in the side of the fuselage soon after take off from the airport at Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police say.

Comair expects big earnings per share drop

2016-01-29 18:15

Comair expects its earnings per share for the six months ended December 31 2015 to be between 40% and 60% lower than that for the comparative period in 2014.

Skywise: We can only keep saying sorry

2016-01-25 21:21

Skywise's co-chairs have issued an apology to passengers, employees and suppliers 48 days after its flights were suspended by Acsa.

Bomb threat on Swedish plane: police

2016-01-22 13:40

A Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plane carrying 72 people from London to Stockholm was diverted to Gothenburg on Friday after a bomb threat and passengers were evacuated, police said.

Gordhan: SAA will remain open for business

2016-01-20 18:31

South African Airways is open for business and will remain so, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Skywise pleads for speed

2016-01-19 19:33

Skywise says it would like the commissioner of the Competition Commission to make a speedy investigation of its complaint against Acsa.

More News24 users come forward with tales of thievery on SAA flights

2016-01-15 15:11

While SAA says it is aware of three recent incidents of in-flight theft, 11 more people have told News24 of falling victim to pilferers on the airline.

 

Nigeria suspends Sikorsky S-76C++ choppers

2016-02-05 16:42

Nigeria's aviation regulatory agency says it is suspending operation of all Sikorsky model S-76C++ helicopters following two crashes in six months.

Indian crew grounded over mid-air Bollywood concert

2016-02-05 15:20

India's Jet Airways has grounded five crew members for allowing a Bollywood singer to perform over the in-flight announcement system, prompting a social media backlash against the decision.

Somali officials start investigating blast on board plane

2016-02-03 15:39

Officials at Somalia's civil aviation authority say they have found no evidence so far of a criminal act in an explosion in an airliner which took off from Mogadishu's airport and returned for an emergency landing.

Reserve online for inflight shopping

2016-02-01 18:28

Leisure and business travelers can now reserve their desired items from the inflight shopping selection of Lufthansa WorldShop online before their flight.

Cape company gets drone training certification

2016-01-28 09:44

The SA Civil Aviation Authority has certified a Cape Town-based business to provide training for unmanned aerial vehicles and drone pilots.

Lufthansa signs arbitration agreement

2016-01-22 16:17

Lufthansa and the Independent Flight Attendants’ Organisation have agreed on arbitration.

Commission rules on Skywise complaint

2016-01-21 18:21

The Competition Commission has decided not to refer a complaint by low-cost airline Skywise to the Competition Tribunal, but that is not where the story ends.

Skywise pleads for speed

2016-01-20 12:19

Skywise says it would like the commissioner of the Competition Commission to make a speedy investigation of its complaint against Acsa.

Manila plans flight-tracking system in disputed sea

2016-01-18 19:08

The Philippines says it will install a civilian flight-tracking system in the disputed South China Sea after China landed several aircraft on one of its man-made islands in the potential flashpoint region.

SAA blacklists passenger after R30K stolen while crew were nowhere to be seen

2016-01-14 14:02

South African Airways says it had blacklisted a passenger after it became aware of claims that a theft syndicate was in operation on certain international routes.

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