ARTICLES RELATING TO AVIATION

Airbus upbeat on sales as A380 marks anniversary

2015-04-27 14:00

Airbus has pledged to boost sales of its A380 Superjumbo, as the world's largest passenger jet prepares to celebrate a bitter-sweet 10-year anniversary.

Solar Impulse 2 has landed in east China

2015-04-21 20:06

Solar Impulse 2 has landed in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

Turkish Airlines boss urges pilots to marry

2015-04-18 07:15

The general manager of Turkish Airlines has urged single pilots to marry, after the Germanwings tragedy blamed on a pilot with psychological problems.

Indonesian plane in emergency landing after bomb threat

2015-04-17 06:15

A passenger plane in Indonesia has been forced to make an emergency landing after air traffic control received a bomb threat, an official says.

Aviation safety talks must be more open - Iata

2015-04-15 18:42

The aviation industry needs to consider a new sense of openness about safety in the changed environment in which it operates, says an industry body.

Germanwings plane evacuated after bomb threat

2015-04-13 05:48

A Germanwings plane headed for Milan has been evacuated at Cologne-Bonn airport after a bomb threat against the flight was received, the airline says.

German pilot doctors urge more tests

2015-04-07 20:38

German aviation industry doctors say pilots should undergo more extensive medical checks in the wake of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps.

Regulator didn't know of Lubitz's depression

2015-04-05 14:49

Germany's Federal Aviation Office says it had no previous knowledge of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's struggle with severe depression.

Storm brewing over Zuma's new VIP jets

2015-04-05 11:16

A storm is brewing over the acquisition of new VIP jets for President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet at a reported cost of R2bn.

EU found 'issues' with German aviation regulator

2015-04-04 21:41

A European regulator has found "issues" with Germany's aviation authority in a regular review of air safety enforcement, the European Commission says.

 

Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing

2015-04-25 12:32

A Milan-bound Turkish Airlines plane has had to make an emergency landing in Istanbul after one of its engines caught fire shortly after take-off, it has been reported.

Serbia president's plane trouble caused by coffee spill

2015-04-21 13:21

An investigation into the sudden plunge of the Serbian president's plane last week shows that it was due to the co-pilot spilling coffee on the instruments panel.

Vietnam searches for fighter pilots after jets disappear

2015-04-17 12:42

Vietnamese authorities are searching for two pilots a day after their Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets lost contact and traces of jet fuel were spotted off the southern coast.

German air controllers urge remote control of planes

2015-04-15 20:07

The German air traffic control authority has urged the aviation industry to develop technology that ground staff could use in an emergency to take remote command of a plane.

SAA Technical gets nod for maintenance excellence

2015-04-14 12:40

South African Airways Technical has been acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost facilities when it comes to line maintenance.

SA pilot dies in Zambian air crash

2015-04-10 11:48

A South African pilot has been killed after a light aircraft crashed in Zambia, a close family friend has told News24.

Drone cuts short Silver Falcons display at Rand Show

2015-04-06 09:26

The SA Air Force's Silver Falcon team had to cut short an aerobatic display at the Rand Show when an unauthorised drone was spotted flying in the area.

Crash pilot's profile prompts questions

2015-04-05 13:43

The profile that has emerged of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has become more troubling over time, says a Berlin report.

Malaysian politicians killed in helicopter crash

2015-04-05 09:54

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's chief of staff, as well as a former ambassador to the US, have died after a helicopter crash.

French prosecutors deny reports of Germanwings crash video

2015-04-01 12:25

French prosecutors say they did not possess a cell phone video recording of the final moments of Germanwings flight 4U9525, dpa reports.

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