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Ford's plans for drone-to-vehicle technology

Ford wants to unlock the full potential of drone-to-vehicle technology, to see the use of commercial drones as companion tools to vehicles...

2 days ago

Fastjet, Emirates interline agreement to stimulate future traffic connections
Fastjet, Emirates interline agreement to stimulate future traffic connections

The agreement will see Fastjet's inventory available, in conjunction with Emirates inventory, through the Global Distribution System(s) Amadeus and Travelport, and is expected to stimulate onward connecting traffic throughout Fastjet's network in East and Southern Africa...

3 days ago

Denel CEO resigns
Denel CEO resigns

Denel group chief executive officer‚ Zwelakhe Ntshepe‚ has resigned with immediate effect after being with the company for 20 years...

15 May 2018

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New Maun airport terminal building imminent

An official from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Orapeleng Mosigi say Maun airport refurbishment and a new terminal building are imminent...

By Kedirebofe Pelontle 14 May 2018

Renaming of Songwe International Airport on the cards
Renaming of Songwe International Airport on the cards

Mbeya Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) has decided to change the name of Songwe International Airport to Mbeya International Airport, to attract more investors and tourists...

By Merali Chawe 14 May 2018

Pemba Airport to get major upgrade
Pemba Airport to get major upgrade

The Pemba Airport will undergo a major facelift so it can handle bigger planes, the revolutionary government of Zanzibar has said...

By Haji Mtumwa 11 May 2018

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IATA releases data for global air freight markets

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an analysis of demand and supply in the air freight sector that shows increases and decreases in each region...

11 May 2018

How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities
How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities

Supply chain executives from several diverse industries recently gathered at the 7th Annual Eurasian Supply Chain Congress to listen to a broad range of topics, all with a common theme...

9 May 2018

IATA: global standards, operational data answer to future safety
IATA: global standards, operational data answer to future safety

According to Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), over the next 20 years, there will be a near doubling of passengers...

24 Apr 2018

Rendering of the Volocopter flying taxi in action
Volocopter shares its vision of skyport networks for flying taxis

Showing off a fully functioning flying taxi is one thing, having a plan in place for how you'll move hundreds of them around big cities is another...

By Nick Lavars 19 Apr 2018

Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after Nelson Mandela
Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after Nelson Mandela

NEWSWATCH: Airports Company SA has announced that Cape Town International Airport will be renamed but, despite Julius Malema's suggestion, not after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela...

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Apr 2018

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Increase in Edelweiss Air flights show European appetite for Cape Town

Edelweiss Air is adding an additional weekly flight between Zurich and Cape Town from October 2018, increasing the number of direct seasonal flights between the cities from three to four a week...

16 Apr 2018

WTM Africa 2018 ready to welcome leading travel and tourism professionals in Cape Town
WTM Africa 2018 ready to welcome leading travel and tourism professionals in Cape Town

WTM Africa 2018 is set to deliver another impactful and important exhibition dedicated to furthering the potential of tourism on the continent and even further afield...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 13 Apr 2018

Lufthansa Group to give Airbus A320 Family new seats
Lufthansa Group to give Airbus A320 Family new seats

Lufthansa Group customers will have access to new seats on short/medium-haul routes with the start of the planned Airbus A320 Family aircraft deliveries in 2019...

13 Apr 2018

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Face lift for SA custom regulations

According to current statistics produced by SARS' manifest processing system (MPR), the country's road modality is at 76% when it comes to electronic submission compliance with sea and air lagging at 50% and 24% respectively...

By Dylan Govender 13 Apr 2018

Avionics data cards can now be updated directly from cockpit
Avionics data cards can now be updated directly from cockpit

A new partnership between Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary, and Bad Elf, a leading provider of aviation hardware and software solutions, is enabling the updating of avionics data cards directly from the cockpit...

12 Apr 2018

Rolls-Royce employee wins CAA safety award
Rolls-Royce employee wins CAA safety award

Rolls-Royce employee Rory Clarkson has received a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) safety award for his work undertaken in the UK to safely reduce the disruption volcanic ash can cause the aviation industry...

12 Apr 2018

Air France's Joon officially takes over Cape Town route
Air France's Joon officially takes over Cape Town route

NEWSWATCH: Air France has announced that its 'baby sister' airline, Joon, has taken over the direct route between Cape Town and Paris...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

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Countdown to Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace 2018 begins

The Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) 2018 event will take place from 25-29 April 2018 in Berlin...

9 Apr 2018

FlySafair named Best Airline Africa and Indian Ocean by TripAdvisor travellers
FlySafair named Best Airline Africa and Indian Ocean by TripAdvisor travellers

FlySafair has been named Best Airline Africa and Indian Ocean in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines, which highlights the world's top carriers...

9 Apr 2018

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February shows rebound in passenger traffic growth

"As expected, we saw a return to stronger demand growth in February, after the temporary slowdown in January. This is supported by a robust economic backdrop and solid business confidence."

6 Apr 2018

Reimagining the golden age of air travel
Reimagining the golden age of air travel

'The golden age of air travel' could be imagined as immaculately-dressed passengers being served sumptuous meals - from those photos where they looked effortlessly elegant, as though stepping off the set of Mad Men. However, it's all about how you define a golden era...

5 Apr 2018

Aviation agency permits use of drones
Aviation agency permits use of drones

Kenyans can now fly drones after the government legalised their use in the country...

3 Apr 2018

First direct Australia-Europe passenger service takes off
First direct Australia-Europe passenger service takes off

PERTH, Australia - The "Kangaroo Route" from Australia to Britain became a shorter hop on Sunday when the first direct passenger service left Perth for London, with the 17-hour flight set to break aviation records...

28 Mar 2018

LAM, Fastjet signs MoU to stimulate commercial aviation
LAM, Fastjet signs MoU to stimulate commercial aviation

LAM - Mozambique Airlines and Fastjet have announced the joint signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore long-term commercial cooperation...

23 Mar 2018

IATA highlights four priorities for the future success of air cargo
IATA highlights four priorities for the future success of air cargo

At the recent World Cargo Symposium, IATA highlighted four priorities for the future success of the air cargo industry...

22 Mar 2018

Acsa staff in push to have CEO removed
Acsa staff in push to have CEO removed

Airports Company of SA (Acsa) employees are campaigning to remove Bongani Maseko, the CEO of the state-owned company, based on forensic reports recommending disciplinary action against him...

By Neels Blom 22 Mar 2018

Emirates on the hunt for experienced South African pilots
Emirates on the hunt for experienced South African pilots

Emirates is on the hunt for experienced and technically proficient commercial pilots to fly its growing network of international routes. The airline will be hosting pilot roadshows in Johannesburg and Cape Town...

20 Mar 2018

Barsa Summit establishes mechanisms for greater alignment, closer collaboration
Barsa Summit establishes mechanisms for greater alignment, closer collaboration

The Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (Barsa) convened the Barsa Aviation Summit 2018, under the theme 'A Blueprint for Collaboration', earlier this month...

20 Mar 2018

Fleet-renewal cycle keeps Comair flying
Fleet-renewal cycle keeps Comair flying

The secret to successfully operating an airline business in SA is what Comair CEO Erik Venter calls a fleet-renewal cycle in which newer, bigger but more fuel-efficient aircraft are phased into the fleet, as older aircraft are phased out...

By Neels Blom 19 Mar 2018

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