ARTICLES RELATING TO AVIATION

Airbus boosts its order book

2015-09-04 17:50

Airbus says it has boosted its order book in August with transactions for 346 aircraft across its single-aisle and widebody product lines.

Helicopter lands hard, US Marine killed

2015-09-03 19:34

A US Marine has been killed and 11 others injured when their helicopter made a hard landing during training at the Camp Lejeune base in North Carolina.

Southwest jet diverts due to 'agressive' passengers

2015-09-02 14:08

Six people face federal charges after the cabin crew and passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight say they behaved in such an aggressive and hostile manner that the flight made an unscheduled landing.

Stunt pilot crashes ahead of air show

2015-08-28 22:59

An aerobatic pilot crashed and has died in upstate New York while practising stunts in a propeller plane ahead of a weekend air show.

Death toll in British air show crash could rise to 20

2015-08-24 18:17

The number of dead in the weekend crash of a military jet taking part in an air show in Britain, could rise to 20, police say.

Seven killed in British air show crash

2015-08-22 18:47

Seven people were killed at an airshow on the English seaside when a jet attempting a loop plummeted and crashed into a road.

Stop speculation over Cape Town plane crash - minister

2015-08-17 20:13

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked members of the public to refrain from speculating on the cause of the Cape Town plane crash that claimed five lives.

Cape plane crash could have been ‘procedure that went wrong’ - expert

2015-08-17 15:36

An aviation expert has said that the plane crash that claimed five lives in the Plattekloof area, Cape Town may have been the result of a ‘procedural approach that went wrong’.

Debris spotted in search for missing Indonesian plane

2015-08-17 05:58

A plane searching for an Indonesian passenger aircraft that went missing in the remote eastern province of Papua with 54 people on board at the weekend has spotted debris, an official says.

Rescuers head to crashed Indonesian plane: official

2015-08-16 22:17

Rescue teams are heading to the site of an air crash in rugged eastern Indonesia after villagers found the wreckage of a passenger plane which went missing with 54 people aboard.

 

Passenger demand in Africa aviation grows

2015-09-04 17:08

Passenger demand in Africa's air transport industry has pushed into positive territory for the first time this year, according to an industry body.

Two survive Midrand plane crash

2015-09-02 19:57

Two men have escaped serious injuries after their light aircraft crashed in a field in Midrand, paramedics say.

SA 'ill-equipped' for helicopter evacuations from sea

2015-09-01 14:42

South Africa is not sufficiently equipped to evacuate sick or injured people by helicopter from some 12 000 ships that pass its coastline every year, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Transport has heard.

Two killed in KZN plane crash

2015-08-25 14:56

Two people have been killed in a light aircraft crash near Winklespruit, south of Durban, paramedics say.

11 likely killed in British air show crash - police

2015-08-23 18:24

A total of 11 people are likely to have died after a vintage military plane crashed on to a busy road near an air show on the south coast of England, police say.

Airports Company SA happy with positive results

2015-08-18 18:29

Airports Company South Africa has reported an 8.9% increase in revenue to R7.7bn for the financial year ended March 31 2015.

Cape Town plane crash theories misleading - air traffic body

2015-08-17 17:06

Only an independent investigation report will determine what caused a medical plane to crash in Cape Town, Air Traffic and Navigations Services have said.

Indonesian plane was transporting $470 000 in cash - official

2015-08-17 08:53

An Indonesian passenger plane that crashed at the weekend in Papua was transporting about $470 000 in cash to distribute to poor families in the eastern province, a post office official says.

Several hurt as UN chopper makes emergency landing

2015-08-16 22:18

Several people have been injured when a helicopter from the UNAMID peacekeeping mission in Darfur made an emergency landing near an airfield in the western Sudanese region.

Papua residents say they have found crashed plane

2015-08-16 16:08

Villagers in eastern Indonesia's Papua say that a plane, which went missing in the province with 54 people aboard, has crashed.

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