Aston Martin created an ultra luxurious helicopter with Airbus inspired by its sports cars

2020-02-22 12:08

The ACH130 represents the first helicopter Aston Martin has ever created, according to the automaker.

Boeing's enormous new flagship plane, the 777X, just flew for the first time – take a look at the aircraft Boeing hopes will be its redemption

2020-01-30 09:48

The Boeing plane is the largest twin-engine jet to ever take to the skies and will carry more passengers than its predecessor while using less fuel.

Boeing loses a bull as analyst sees longer 737 Max recovery

2019-04-08 18:54

Boeing's disruptions to its 737 Max deliveries will likely last longer than initially expected, BofAML analyst Ronald Epstein wrote in a note Monday.

A balloon company is working on a technology to make space satellites obsolete. Here's a rare look inside their giant factory.

2018-10-09 14:33

Their big idea: use giant autonomous balloons that operate in a world between spacecraft and aircraft.

A little-known airline has a genius solution to the biggest annoyance with sleeping on planes

2018-06-27 09:16

The sleep mask they give passengers says "Wake me up for meal" on one side.

SAA ‘learnt lessons’ from controversial Airbus deal

2016-06-05 13:32

South African Airways learnt a number of lessons from its controversial Airbus deal, according to the airline’s chief executive officer Musa Zwane.

Honda's first jet takes to the skies

2014-06-29 13:30

Honda's first business jet has logged its maiden flight ahead of its expected certification and delivery next year.

Honda's first jet out next year

2012-01-30 11:52

Carmaker Honda says its new small business jet will be the "Civic" of the aviation market of which it aims to capture a quarter.

SA planes may fly in 'flocks'

2010-11-23 08:46

Long-distance passenger aircraft between SA and Europe may soon fly in V-formation, like birds, to save fuel.


Delta says it will spend R15 billion to be carbon neutral, the latest airline announcing a radical shift to make flying less destructive

2020-02-16 11:57

With demand for air travel rising and increased emissions a threat to our planet, airlines are taking measures to satisfy shareholders and environmentalists.

India will do its own checks on the Boeing 737 Max - even if it's cleared in the US

2019-09-13 22:30

India, one of the biggest buyers of the plane, plans to conduct its own checks and demand simulator training for all pilots before Boeing's 737 Max jets can fly in the country again, even if the US Federal Aviation Administration clears the grounded jets, an insider has said.

Guptas ‘tried to use front’ to extract Sahara assets

2018-11-12 06:28

Nearly R20m in Gupta-linked cash appears to be in limbo and may be forfeited to the state following a failed attempt to 'purchase' two aircraft owned by Sahara Computers.

An airline passenger was caught trying to smuggle a python on a plane by hiding it inside a hard drive at Miami International Airport

2018-07-11 22:10

US transport safety officials stopped snake from "boarding" a plane in Miami after they found it was smuggled into a portable hard drive.

SAA will continue to lease aircraft, says board

2017-03-20 14:20

The SAA board says the national carrier will continue to lease aircraft in the foreseeable future as it is “simply not in a position” to buy them.

Miscreants with laser lights putting flights at PMB Airport in danger

2015-12-01 11:04

Laser lights have recently become a danger for aircraft leaving and approaching the Pietermaritzburg Airport.

Airbus breaks ground in US

2013-04-09 15:09

US aircraft maker Boeing's turf is being invaded by archrival Airbus as the European aircraft giant started constructing its first assembly line in America.

Airbus: SA needs 180 more aircraft

2011-10-17 16:45

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus says airlines operating in SA will need 183 new aircraft by 2030 to meet growing demand.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.