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.
Top stories this week
- Project Solaris gets Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials certification
- SAA continues to implement turnaround strategy
- Union says restructuring coming at SAA
- SAA finishes 90 Day Action Plan on time
- SAA Cargo bags prestigious award
- SAA Action Plan reaches 60 day milestone
- SAA cuts China flights to save money
- Another R6 billion in guarantees for SAA
- Treasury takes over SAA reins
- First Solaris aviation biofuel crop ready for harvest
Thales secures Oman's newest airports in Muscat, Salalah
by Thales, 1 September 2015
The Ministry of Transport & Communications of Oman chose Thales to deploy an integrated security solution at the airports.
Airbus Defence and Space upgrades Tetra digital radio network at Vattenfall Europe Mining in Cottbus to the latest standard
by AIRBUS Defence & Space, 1 September 2015
Airbus Defence and Space, through reseller PBIT, upgraded the network at Vattenfall Europe Mining to the latest Release 7.0 standard.
Southern Power Products to participate in global testing phase of new engines
by Nautic Africa, 28 August 2015
The company has partnered with Cimco to supply sub-Sahara with an OXE Diesel S-BPU engine, which will be fitted to a Nautic Africa vessel.