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Project Solaris gets Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials certification

Project Solaris.Project Solaris has earned Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for the production of the energy rich Solaris tobacco crop in the Limpopo region of South Africa. Solaris is a nicotine-free and GMO-free crop variety that yields significant amounts of sustainable oil that can be used as feedstock for bio jet fuel.

Europe faces up to flight safety threat posed by drones

A drone.No-drone zones, software to block flights into sensitive areas and registration rules are among proposals from European regulators and aviation experts to ensure growing numbers of drones don't case dangerous run-ins with passenger aircraft.

Airports Company performs well but profit is down

Airports Company profits downAirports Company South Africa (ACSA), owner of South Africa’s nine principal airports with additional operations in Brazil and India, has reported an 8.9% increase in revenue in the year ended March 31, 2015.

Tunisia allows Libyan flights after six-month shutdown

An Afriqiyah A330.Tunisia said it would reopen its airspace to flights to and from Libya on Tuesday as safety standards in its neighbour's airports had improved.

Reunion police and army halt MH370 debris search

A flaperon from MH370.The police and army on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion have called off their search for more debris from the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which vanished last year, police said on Monday.

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