New freighter for SAA
Written by defenceWeb, Friday, 07 June 2013
Another Boeing, this one a 737 -300, will replace the current B737-200 and is expected to be delivered in July. The SAA Cargo fleet will then comprise three B737 300Fs and a B737 400F.
Tleli Makhetha, SAA Cargo general manager said the freighters will replace the aging fleet and will bring additional stability to the freight schedule. The bigger aircraft will provide customers with extra capacity on key routes. The B737- 400 freighter can carry up to 22 tons on 10 pallet positions.
New Africa routes will be introduced with this delivery. The aircraft schedule will support the Regional Africa flights including the domestic night Johannesburg/Cape Town route.
SAA Cargo has over the years strengthened its presence in Africa in response to the growing demand for air freight services.
“We are excited about new business opportunities and will continue to provide our customers with reliable connectivity to all key markets in the region,” said Makhetha.
- Treasury takes over SAA reins
- First Solaris aviation biofuel crop ready for harvest
- World air cargo traffic to double over next two decades - report
- Boeing, South African Airways to make jet fuel from tobacco
- Passengers injured by turbulence on SAA flight
- New SAA Chief Pilot
- SAA receives fourth A320
- Boeing and SAA collaborating on biofuel
- SAA looks to in-flight relief for pilot development
- SAA revenue up but losses continue for 2013
Operator of Finnish nationwide Tetra network VIRVE once again relies on Airbus Defence and Space
by AIRBUS Defence & Space, 15 December 2014Finland continues to invest in Tetra technology to guarantee users uninterrupted network performance and quality of service.
Airbus Defence and Space reveals Tetrapol evolution path towards mission-critical broadband standard
by AIRBUS Defence & Space, 12 December 2014
The 4G-ready Tetrapol technology adds broadband capabilities via dual-mode platforms.
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration has signed an agreement with Airbus Defence and Space on Tetra upgrades
by AIRBUS Defence & Space, 11 December 2014
Airbus Defence and Space has signed a three-year care agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration.
Poynting moves offices
by Poynting Antennas, 11 December 2014
Poynting Defence and Specialised moved premises to new offices in the N1 Business Park in Centurion.
Saab to supply new-generation AT4 to the French armed forces
by Saab, 11 December 2014
The company has been awarded the contract by the French Ministry of Defence procurement branch, the Direction Générale de l'Armement.
Enstrom offers factory standard technical training course in Africa
by Safomar Aviation, 8 December 2014
The course was presented in co-operation with Safomar Aviation, the sole distributor of the Enstrom helicopter range in Africa.