First Cape drone pilots graduate

2016-03-16 13:35

The first set of drone pilots in the Western Cape have graduated after nearly a month of training.

Two injured in plane crash

2014-12-06 15:49

Two men have been seriously injured when a light aircraft crashed near Henley-on-Klip, south of Johannesburg.

Airplane graveyards

2014-03-01 11:13

What happens to a plane after it hits a building at OR Tambo?

Aircraft missing in Eastern Cape

2014-01-30 17:00

A search has been launched for a single-seater light aircraft that went missing near Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.

CAA rejects airworthiness claim

2013-10-17 15:03

Aviation safety regulations have come under scrutiny, after Parliament questioned the number of airworthy certificated issued by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

Fatal air crashes rise to 20 - CAA

2013-09-27 22:43

The number of reported fatal aircraft accidents in South Africa has jumped to 20 last year, from 15 the year before.

Zuma wary of impact of probes on SA, India ties

2013-05-03 22:11

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the investigations into the landing of a Gupta family-chartered jet at Waterkloof Air Base, but emphasised that it should not impact negatively on the relations between SA and India.

Body recovered in North West air crash

2013-04-17 14:20

A body has been recovered from the Modimola Dam, in Mmabatho, after an aircraft crash, North West police say.

Fatal light aircraft crash to be probed

2013-01-10 13:29

The Civil Aviation Authority says its investigators are on their way to the scene where a light aircraft crashed in the Western Cape, leaving two people dead.

Lasers a threat to aircraft safety: CAA

2012-08-01 14:31

The number of incidents of laser lights being used against aircraft is increasing, and causing a threat to safety, says the SA Civil Aviation Authority.


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.

No legal use of drones in SA any time soon

2014-06-04 08:41

The SACAA says it is looking at interim guidelines to approve drone usage on a case-by-case basis - but it will not rush the process.

Where airplanes go to die

2014-03-01 10:45

What happens to a plane after it hits a building at OR Tambo?

Pilot made mayday call before Wonderboom crash

2014-01-28 16:57

Moments before a light aircraft crashed at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria, killing one, the pilot had made a distress call.

Half of SA aviation industry flying illegally

2013-10-16 08:56

Of the 12 500 aircraft currently listed on the Civil Aviation Authority’s flight register, only 5 300 have airworthiness certificates.

False hijack alert causes alarm at SAA

2013-08-06 22:03

A hijack notification, to a flight en route from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, has caused alarm at SAA, spokesperson Tlali Tlali says. It was the second on is as many months.

R80 000 fine for Gupta jet operator

2013-05-03 18:29

The Gupta family chartered jet's operator has been fined R80 000 because the aircraft did not have a foreign operator permit, the Civil Aviation Authority says.

DRC plane crash claims 36

2013-03-04 21:01

The crash of a Fokker aircraft of CAA in the eastern city of Goma has killed 36 passengers, but 4 survived.

1time jet has engine problems - again

2012-08-20 23:00

A 1Time aircraft recently forced to do an emergency landing after an engine failed, has experienced engine difficulties again, the airline says.

2 hurt in Midrand helicopter crash

2012-05-27 16:47

Two men have been severely injured after their helicopter crashed near Grand Central airport in Midrand, paramedics say.

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