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May 25, 2018

Aviation is a massive logistical undertaking. Everyday, over 100,000 flights carry over 10 million passengers around the globe. The systems, processes, procedures and technology required to make this happen make aviation a unique industry – one on which Africa is yet t...

April 10, 2018

After multiple delays, Elon Musk successfully launched his Falcon Heavy. Also after multiple delays, Dassault scrapped its Falcon 5X project and on 28 February announced the launch of its new long-range Falcon 6X, claiming it to be the “most spacious twin-engined jet i...

February 27, 2018

The big news for the African airline industry this past month was the launch of the African Union’s Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), with 23 countries already signing on.

The SAATM is expected to do away with restrictive bilateral agreements, where the numbe...

October 16, 2017

Although already over two years old, South Africa’s Part 101 drone or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) regulations are still hotly debated, and in many instances, unfamiliar to those flying drones. Despite definite short-comings on the part of the CAA, South Af...

September 20, 2017

After 60 years, Pilatus will cease production of the PC-6 Porter in 2019.

While not valued for its looks or speed – the 550-hp turboprop maxes out around 125 knots – the unique Porter is unbeatable in its niche. It is known for its terrific short and unimproved field pe...

August 16, 2017


 

Meseret Bitew

Ethiopian Airlines is the posterchild for airlines in Africa, and proves that state-owned African carriers can be successful. At the Air Finance Africa Summit held in Johannesburg in May this year, Nick Fadugba, summit host and CEO of African Airline Ser...

July 21, 2017

The economic value of aviation reaches far beyond the aviation industry. In June this year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data showing that the air transport sector in South Africa provides immense value to the people and economy of th...

July 21, 2017

The Paris Airshow is known for the big sales and delivery announcements made each year by the big OEMs. Also at the show Boeing and Airbus released their latest 20-year forecasts, with Boeing being the more optimistic of the two.

According to Airbus’s latest forecast, t...

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