ARTICLES RELATING TO AVIATION

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.

Mexico unveils design for $9bn airport

2014-09-04 09:45

Mexico's government has unveiled the winning design for a new, futuristic, spider-shaped airport for the capital that will ease delays and boost capacity.

Airbus, UWC research hydrogen fuel cells

2014-09-02 14:28

Hydrogen South Africa Systems, the National Aerospace Centre and Airbus are teaming up at UWC to research use of fuel cells for commercial airliners.

Germanwings pilots strike

2014-08-29 17:00

Pilots at Lufthansa's budget carrier Germanwings have staged a six-hour strike disrupting travel plans of thousands of people returning from summer holidays.

Hypersonic weapon goes awry, explodes

2014-08-25 21:14

The US military has had to detonate a hypersonic weapon seconds after lift-off due to a technical problem, cutting short a flight test.

Malaysian minister heads to Aus for MH370 meeting

2014-08-25 11:54

Malaysian transport minister has left for Australia to discuss the ongoing search for missing flight MH370 with his Australian and Chinese counterparts.

US bars all American airlines from flying over Syria

2014-08-19 08:40

The US Federal Aviation Administration has barred all American airlines from flying over Syria, saying the ongoing conflict poses a "serious potential threat".

DRC launches new national airline

2014-08-16 15:47

The Democratic Republic of Congo has created a new national airline as part of a push to clean up its poor air safety record.

Crashed Iranian plane missed busy market

2014-08-10 12:22

An Iranian passenger plane which crashed moments after takeoff from Tehran, killing at least 38 on board and injuring nine, narrowly avoiding many more deaths when it plummeted near a busy market.

FAA bans US civilian flights over Iraq

2014-08-08 21:28

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned all US civilian flights over Iraq just hours after air strikes order by Washington on Islamist fighters.

United flight makes emergency landing

2014-08-06 08:31

A spokesperson for the airport in Halifax says a United Airlines Boeing 777 airliner on its way to Brussels from the US has made an emergency landing after a fire on the aircraft.

SA air cargo security gets EU, US nod

2014-08-04 19:30

The South African air cargo security systems have received the nod from the European Union as well as the United States’ transport security administration.

Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

2014-07-30 14:20

Australia's PM says that he is not considering sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian flight MH17.

Body of young stowaway found in US military plane

2014-07-30 09:36

The body of a stowaway has been found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane that landed in Germany, US officials say triggering questions about security.

 

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.

Fighter jet crash kills 5 in Libya

2014-09-04 08:49

A Libyan security official says a military jet has crashed in the country's eastern city of Tobruk, killing the pilot and four other people.

Niger buys president $40m jet

2014-09-01 21:37

The government of Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, has provoked anger with the purchase of a $40m presidential Boeing 737.

More airlines stop flights to Ebola zone

2014-08-27 20:23

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak are being left increasingly isolated as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

China's BOC orders Boeings worth $8.8bn

2014-08-25 13:19

Aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation has ordered planes worth a total of $8.8bn at list prices, to meet expanding client needs as travel booms in Asia.

Malaysia Airlines jet turns back due to 'pressure' woes

2014-08-24 08:08

A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to turn back due to pressure problems inside the aircraft after being in the air for almost an hour, a top aviation watchdog official says.

Economic benefits of liberal African aviation

2014-08-19 05:00

Many air markets between Africa and countries outside the continent have been liberalised significantly, yet intra-African aviation remains largely closed.

Funds missing from MH370 passengers' accounts

2014-08-15 12:20

A Malaysian bank employee is under investigation over withdrawals totalling more than $31 000 from four bank accounts of passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Passenger plane crashes after take-off in Iran

2014-08-10 08:41

A plane carrying more than 40 passengers has crashed in a residential area after taking off from Tehran's Mehrabad airport, according to reports.

Australia holds day of mourning for MH17 victims

2014-08-07 08:07

Flags fly at half mast as Australia holds a national day of mourning for those killed in the MH17 crash in Ukraine, a day after experts suspended the search for body parts.

Airbus A350: Look up Joburg

2014-08-03 15:36

After a grim few weeks in the aviation industry, Johannesburg has been treated to a preview of the newest addition to the Airbus family.

Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly

2014-07-30 20:56

The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10 000 metres in just a few minutes after flying into a storm.

British Airways to be sued over pilot sex abuse

2014-07-30 11:10

Girls and young women who allege they were sexually abused by a BA pilot in African orphanages plan to sue the airline, a law firm representing them says.

West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

2014-07-29 22:37

West African airline Asky has suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid Ebola outbreak.

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