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Civil Aviation

Talks underway to address SAA debt

An SAA aircraft.Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says any funds that are being considered to help address South African Airways (SAA) maturing debt will have to be appropriated through a special appropriations bill that will be introduced to Parliament.


U.N. aviation agency to call for global drone registry

A Phantom UAV.The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.

South Africa’s most famous Antonov finds a new home

Little Annie at Grasslands.The Antonov An-2 biplane ‘Little Annie’ has found a new home at Grasslands airfield southwest of Pretoria, as she celebrated her 30th birthday.


Updated CAASA index shows signs of aviation recovery in SA

Aircraft at Lanseria.The Commercial Aviation Association of South Africa (CAASA) has released its updated aviation activity index, which shows an improvement in the second quarter of 2017 after a “disappointing” first quarter.

Gallery: Rand airshow 2017

A Harvard during the 2017 Rand airshow.Rand Airport hosted its annual air show on Sunday 20 August, which saw a varied lineup of aircraft take part in an action-packed show. This included a mass helicopter formation, Aeronca C3 (the oldest flying aircraft on the South African register), a mass radial formation and much more. Click here to view the gallery.

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