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April 24, 2018

Big money is being thrown at getting flying cars out of the sci-fi comics and into our skies. But, despite the hype, are they close enough to reality that we should dust off our credit cards?

Flying cars, air taxis or passenger drones, which we’ll conveniently lump toge...

April 24, 2018

For the first time in over 12 years, SA Flyer does not own an aircraft. At the end of March we sold our Saratoga IITC, ZS-OFH.

The reasons we sold it are unfortunately symptomatic of the position many aircraft owners find themselves in – specifically in South Africa. Th...

The pace of technological change is accelerating. Over the past few years the travel experience has become more efficient, thanks to new technologies such as mobile internet, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big-data, internet of things and biometrics. But we...

April 10, 2018

SAA’s new CEO, Mr Vuyani Jarana, left a nice job in telecoms to take on the frightening – and perhaps impossible – job of turning SAA around. Guy Leitch managed to get this hard-running CEO to make time for a detailed discussion of his plans and strategy.

SAA has had ni...

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...

April 10, 2018

SAA will never be the proud carrier it once was. The airline that used to fly the South African flag as far as the remote corners of Europe, such as Manchester and Athens, is long gone. Even the airline that we knew from ten years ago is gone. In 2010, SAA employed aro...

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