Don't copy US, Europe - give SA customers what they want, say airline CEOs

2019-10-25 19:15

Focus on what consumers actually want instead of trying to copy US and European aviation liberation models, say the CEOs of Comair and Flysafair..

Boeing crash raises serious questions on certification in Africa - aviation official

2019-10-11 21:27

The tragic loss of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX this March raised serious questions – including about certification in Africa,says the CEO of the Airline Association of Southern Africa.

Here’s how airplane crash investigations work, according to an aviation safety expert

2019-03-21 09:02

The fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 has resulted in the worldwide grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Here's how crash investigations should work, says Daniel Kwasi Adjekum.

EU unveils plans to regulate drones

2017-06-18 12:31

The EU unveiled a blueprint to safely regulate drone traffic in Europe by 2019 in order to tap the growing commercial potential for unmanned aircraft technology.

Disruptive innovation in aviation

2017-06-06 19:35

Innovation in aviation can be created with a specific intention and comes from looking at what customers value, where there is a need in the market place and how, through design, one can offer what a customer wants.

Call for production of sustainable aviation fuel

2017-06-06 13:10

The International Air Transport Association has approved a resolution to call on governments to implement policies to accelerate the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels.

Nigeria's aviation sector hits turbulence

2017-01-22 13:31

Nigeria may consider itself a regional aviation hub but years of mismanagement and now recession have blighted domestic airline operations.

SA should join East African regional visa programme - CEO

2016-06-02 20:14

It could be a very important step for South Africa to join the East African regional visa initiative, says David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Call for global aviation carbon offset scheme

2016-06-02 18:30

Governments should adopt a single global carbon offset mechanism to address carbon emissions from international aviation, Iata proposes.

How to build success in the aviation industry

2016-06-02 06:37

In order for an industry - or even a country - to attract business, it must brand itself as a centre of excellence.


Unabridged birth certificate requirement expected to be completely scrapped for foreigners - as soon as this week

2019-10-14 05:00

Tourism authorities say government should make an announcement as soon as this week.

Boitumelo Katisi, the young pilot from Soweto will spend her birthday hosting a career day for learners who dream of working in aviation

2019-04-17 16:46

Boitumelo Katisi is part of a group of young people working in aviation ready to give back to their community.

Boeing, Airbus take dogfight to Paris Air Show

2017-06-18 13:45

The aircraft industry descends on Paris for the world's biggest airshow, a prime battleground for bitter rivals Boeing and Airbus.

Safety in African aviation in the spotlight

2017-06-07 12:32

Aviation in sub-Saharan Africa had its best performance within the last decade, with zero passenger fatalities and zero jet hull losses, according to data from the International Air Transport Association.

Three main challenges for air cargo in Africa

2017-06-06 17:00

The air cargo industry in Africa suffer from infrastructure challenges, especially on ground base, says Glyn Hughes, head of cargo at the International Air Transport Association.

African airlines set to post $100m loss - Iata

2017-06-05 20:04

Although in general African airlines remain in the red, the state of their financial affairs has at least not deteriorated when compared to the performance in 2016, says the International Air Transport Association.

FlySafair hopes for a profit in second half

2016-10-09 06:30

FlySafair expects to turn a profit in the second half of this year, despite fighting a price war with key rivals in the local domestic space, says FlySafair CEO Elmar Conradie.

Passengers not the biggest threat of terror attacks

2016-06-02 18:54

The biggest threat of terror attacks in the global aviation industry does not come from passengers, says chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority Eamonn Brennan.

Solidarity and Safair still disagree

2016-06-02 17:45

Trade union Solidarity and Safair are entangled in a dispute where both parties seem to be misunderstanding each other.

Airlines asked to help with huge cost of disasters

2016-06-01 18:24

The massive economic cost of disasters in the world far outstrips the finances available and that is why airlines are implored to join increased coordinated efforts.

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