Battle for talent as over-40s dominate aviation industry - expert

2019-10-18 21:27

Significant jobs growth is forecast in the aviation industry, but the challenge will be finding and nurturing new talent, Vees Lochan, chief operating officer of the Airline Association of Southern Africa said on Friday.

Consultancy fights Comair after acquisition turns sour

2019-10-17 16:40

A strategic leadership consultancy, acquired by Comair last year, now accuses the aviation company of reneging on the agreement and "grinding it into the ground in the process".

'It seems I am always on standby' – acting SAA chief

2019-10-12 10:24

It has been a tough period for airlines in southern Africa and the rest of the continent, acting SAA CEO Zuks Ramasia said on Friday.

WATCH: Five killed in Ukraine plane crash, firefighters and rescuers on the scene

2019-10-04 20:57

Firefighters and emergency services working on the scene of an accident after a transport plane crashed while coming in to land in western Ukraine, killing five people.

Watch: South Africa’s first crop-spraying drones can legally fly from today – saving farmers millions

The drone successfully applied chemicals at a rate of 30 litres per hour. In 1.5 hours it covered an approximate area of 6 hectares.

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SA Express: All the corrupt ones are gone, unless...

2019-09-12 06:01

SA Express has done what it could to get rid of those involved in irregular actions during "the nine lost years", interim CEO Siza Mzimela tells Parliament.

Consolidation plan for SAA, SA Express and Mango to be submitted to Cabinet next week

2019-09-11 14:54

A proposal for the consolidation of the three state-owned airlines is expected to be submitted to Cabinet next week, a representative of the Department of Public Enterprises told Parliament.

British Airways flights in SA not affected by pilot strike in UK

2019-09-09 11:43

The strike by the British Airline Pilots' Association does not affect British Airways flights operated by Comair in South Africa, says a spokesperson.

SA Express says it's on the right track despite suspensions

2019-09-05 19:10

Struggling domestic and regional carrier SA Express is confident that it is making progress stabilising its business, following the recent grounding of its aircrafts over debt.

Comair board chairperson to retire

2019-08-26 13:56

Comair board chair Pieter van Hoven will retire, the airline announced in a notice to shareholders on Monday.


Aviation body re-issues CemAir operator certificates

2019-10-18 05:00

The South African Civil Aviation Authority has re-issued two CemAir Air Operator Certificates, paving the way for the airline to take to the skies again.

African airlines have allowed foreign firms to 'eat their lunch' – acting SAA CEO

2019-10-16 14:11

African airlines allowed foreign ones to “eat their lunch,” says Zuks Ramasia, acting CEO of SAA..

Low-cost airlines can boost SA economy - aviation official

2019-10-11 12:44

Low-cost airlines can be a booster for SA's economy, creating jobs and fostering skills development, according to Airline Association of Southern Africa CEO Chris Zweigenthal.

SAA suspends head of HR

2019-10-03 21:22

SAA has suspended its executive responsible for human resources, but is as yet not disclosing why.

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.

SA Express will never fly an aircraft that is not airworthy! - Interim CEO

2019-09-11 21:33

Airports Company South Africa's decision to ground SA Express aircraft in August was over outstanding debt and not non-compliance with safety standards, members of Parliament heard. partners with Sabre to 'reinvent' airport experience

2019-09-10 11:43 says it is "reinventing" the airport experience with the implementation of Sabre's new Digital Workspace solution.

British Airways cancels hundreds of flights over pilot strike

2019-09-08 18:00

British Airways cancelled hundreds of flights, with disruptions mostly impacting London, as chances dwindled for a breakthrough that would avert the first pilots’ strike in decades.

Taxing short, cheap flights makes sense - former transport minister

2019-08-31 20:45

A former German transport minister proposes setting a price floor on air tickets, to eliminate the cheapest offerings from Europe's ubiquitous discount airlines.

Tshwane's 'unlawful' reappointment of airport managers threatens to ground Wonderboom

2019-08-18 09:38

Still reeling from a damning R5bn irregular expenditure finding from the Auditor General, the City of Tshwane has reappointed a service provider to run the Wonderboom National Airport in spite of warnings by its legal and supply chain management departments.

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