ARTICLES RELATING TO AVIATION

CT airport sets new passenger record

2015-01-29 13:45

Cape Town International Airport has recorded its highest number of passengers last year, says a spokesperson.

MH370 relatives protest outside Malaysian embassy in Beijing

2015-01-29 10:04

Relatives of those missing on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are protesting in Beijing, demanding that the search for their loved ones not be called off.

AirAsia jet 'was in sound condition before crash'

2015-01-29 07:59

The AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month killing all 162 people was in sound condition and all crew members were properly certified, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee says.

US airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats

2015-01-25 07:40

Bomb threats against two US airline flights have prompted North American air defence fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesperson says.

First round-the-world solar flight to take off

2015-01-20 16:00

A plane powered by the sun will attempt an unprecedented flight around the world, the project's founders say, seeking to prove that flying is possible without using fossil fuel.

Airline share prices up in November

2015-01-15 17:36

Worldwide airline share prices rose 14% in November, supported by continued decline in the price of crude oil and jet fuel, according to Iata.

Record Airbus backlog good for SA suppliers

2015-01-13 17:11

For Airbus’s South African suppliers, the record industry backlog orders for future deliveries could mean a positive spin-off.

AirAsia crash: Why there is a race against time

2015-01-06 09:44

A top Indonesian official says speed is of utmost importance when it comes to maritime disasters because bodies deteriorate quickly in water.

AirAsia crash: What happens to bodies in water?

2015-01-06 06:00

A top Indonesian official says speed is of utmost importance when it comes to maritime disasters because bodies deteriorate quickly in water.

Latest AirAsia flight incident 'not stalled engine'

2015-01-05 06:30

AirAsia has downplayed an incident that saw one of its planes turned back before takeoff in Indonesia, a week after another of its jets crashed into the Java Sea with 162 on board.

Indonesia to probe all AirAsia flight schedules

2015-01-03 12:02

Indonesia’s transport ministry is set to investigate all Indonesia AirAsia flight schedules, a government official says, as part of a government probe into the passenger jet that crashed into the sea last week.

Searchers find 2 big parts of crashed AirAsia plane

2015-01-03 07:16

Recovery teams have found two big parts of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which crashed into the sea last weekend with 162 people on board, Indonesia's top search official says.

MH370 relatives view Indonesia crash with empathy, envy

2015-01-02 09:22

Their own mystery unsolved, families of the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 view Indonesia crash with empathy, envy.

Weather worries remain in hunt for AirAsia plane

2015-01-02 07:04

More ships have arrived with sensitive equipment to hunt for the fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and the more than 150 people still missing since it crashed into the sea five days ago.

AirAsia plane may have managed to ditch - experts

2015-01-01 14:05

As search teams hunt for the black boxes of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, analysts say the pilot may have managed to make an emergency water landing, only for the plane to be overcome by high seas.

Search widens for Airasia crash victims

2015-01-01 07:10

The search for victims of the AirAsia plane crash in waters off Indonesia has widened, reports say, as more bodies from around the crash site in the Java Sea were taken ashore.

'Shadow' spotted on seabed believed to be AirAsia jet

2014-12-30 11:03

An air force plane has spotted a "shadow" on the seabed believed to be the missing AirAsia jet, Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency chief says.

Sparks fly as bird flies into plane's engine

2014-12-29 20:38

A Jet Airways plane with 125 passengers on board has made an emergency landing at Kathmandu airport after a bird flew into its left engine, an aviation official says.

AirAsia plane 'likely at bottom of the sea'

2014-12-29 06:44

The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people has expanded, with planes and ships from several countries taking part, while an Indonesian aviation official says co-ordinates indicate the plane crashed into the sea.

Anxious relatives await news of AirAsia flight

2014-12-28 14:01

Shocked family members are gathering at an Indonesian airport after an AirAsia plane disappeared while flying to Singapore with 162 people on board.

British national on board missing AirAsia jet

2014-12-28 12:07

A British national was on board the AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing in bad weather en route from Indonesia to Singapore, it has been confirmed.

Missing AirAsia plane ‘deviated’ from route

2014-12-28 09:23

Pilots aboard a missing AirAsia aircraft carrying 162 people had requested a deviation from the plane's flight plan due to bad weather shortly before losing communication with air traffic control, an AirAsia statement says.

Official arrested over nut rage incident

2014-12-26 16:07

South Korean prosecutors have arrested a government official who allegedly leaked information about an investigation into former Korean Air Lines executive Cho Hyun-ah, who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts.

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.

 

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 declared an accident

2015-01-29 13:43

Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Flight MH370 an accident, opening the door for families of passengers to obtain compensation.

First officer flying AirAsia jet at time of crash - investigators

2015-01-29 08:40

The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls at the time of the accident, investigators say.

Malaysia to release MH370 report one day before anniversary

2015-01-28 11:49

Malaysia is set to release an interim report on its investigation into Flight MH370 on 7 March, a day before the first anniversary of the jet’s mysterious disappearance, an official says.

We have proof SAA boss lied - DA

2015-01-26 13:17
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The DA claims it has "confidential documents" showing acting SAA boss Nico Bezuidenhout lied about his qualifications.

Solar plane to fly like a homing pigeon

2015-01-21 05:00

A plane with the top speed of a homing pigeon is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight using nothing but the sun's energy to power it.

Airline profit expectations positive

2015-01-19 13:02

An Iata survey indicates that falling input costs and growth in volumes are responsible for better recent airline financial performance and a positive outlook.

China assures Taiwan over new air routes

2015-01-14 12:34

China says Taiwan should not be so suspicious of its intentions after Taipei protested against Beijing's decision to open new domestic air routes over the Taiwan Strait.

Airbus beats US rival in new orders

2015-01-13 15:30

Europe's largest aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, has garnered more new orders in 2014 than its US rival Boeing, but the latter has delivered more planes.

Search area shifts slightly for crashed AirAsia plane

2015-01-06 08:00

The search operation for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is set to spread slightly eastward as the weather and currents drag wreckage in that direction, the head of Indonesia’s rescue agency says.

AirAsia crash: Indonesia expands search for bodies

2015-01-05 07:50

Recovery teams have expanded their search in the Java Sea as they race to find bodies and wreckage form AirAsia Flight QZ8501.

Nairobi airport shut after plane crash lands

2015-01-04 14:35

The Kenyan capital's main international airport is shut following the crash-landing of a domestic flight, airport officials say.

Doomed AirAsia flight schedule unauthorised – official

2015-01-03 08:26

The AirAsia plane that crashed last weekend was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesia's transport ministry says, adding it had now frozen the airline's permission to fly the route.

AirAsia crash: 7 more bodies recovered

2015-01-02 10:40

Investigation into the AirAsia crash has turned to the ocean floor, with more sonar equipment and metal detectors deployed to scour the seabed for wreckage, including the plane’s black boxes.

Searchers hopeful in AirAsia search

2015-01-02 08:21

Indonesian recovery teams have narrowed the search area for AirAsia Flight QZ8501, hopeful they are closing in on the plane’s crash site, with a total of 16 bodies and more debris recovered from the sea.

AirAsia Indonesia pilot fails drug test - airline

2015-01-01 16:01

AirAsia Indonesia says it has suspended a pilot after he failed a random drugs test, days after 162 people were killed when one of the airline's planes crashed into the sea off the island of Borneo.

Indonesia vows 'all-out effort' in search for AirAsia victims

2015-01-01 09:05

Indonesian rescuers have promised an "all-out effort" to search for bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ850, as international investigators joined attempts to locate the fuselage of the ill-fated plane.

AirAsia relatives distraught as bodies found in sea

2014-12-30 12:32

Relatives of passengers on AirAsia flight QZ8501 began crying hysterically and fainting as Indonesian television footage showed a body floating in the sea during aerial searches for the plane.

Debris is from AirAsia plane - officials

2014-12-30 09:39

Objects resembling a body, luggage, a life vest and debris suspected to be part of an AirAsia jet that disappeared over the Java Sea have reportedly been spotted by a pilot involved in the search operation.

AirAsia shares dive over missing plane

2014-12-29 07:44

Shares in AirAsia have fallen as much as 12.9% after one of its aircraft went missing in bad weather on its way to Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabaya.

Missing AirAsia plane - Restless night for relatives

2014-12-28 21:51

More than 100 distraught relatives of passengers aboard missing Flight QZ8501 have hunkered down at a makeshift crisis centre at Indonesia's Surabaya airport in East Java.

AirAsia Flight 8501: 3rd tragedy for Malaysian aviation

2014-12-28 13:09

The missing AirAsia Flight 8501 is the third incident this year involving a Malaysian airline. Here's a look at the two other disasters and the latest missing flight.

Still no sign of missing AirAsia plane

2014-12-28 11:40

A search and rescue operation for a missing AirAsia plane continues, but there is still no sign of the plane several hours after it lost contact with ground control.

AirAsia plane with 161 aboard missing in Indonesia

2014-12-28 06:52

An AirAsia plane with 161 people aboard has lost contact with ground control after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, and search and rescue operations are under way.

Helicopter crash lands on Joburg highway

2014-12-24 07:14

A helicopter pilot has been forced to crash land on the N12 in Benoni after experiencing mechanical failure, paramedics say.

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.

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