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Civil Aviation

Fighting shuts down Libya’s Mitiga airport

Fighting closes Mitiga airportCivilian flights were suspended for several hours at the Libyan capital’s Mitiga airport on Monday and Tuesday as rival armed groups clashed nearby, a spokesman said.
 

St Helena airport finally opens

An SA Airlink E190 on St Helena.The British island of St. Helena, home to what critics called “the world’s most useless airport”, welcomed its first commercial flight on 14 October.

   

Southern African airlines face crippling skills shortage

A TAAG Angolan airliner.Airlines in southern Africa will face a potentially crippling shortage of skills and failure to hit employee transformation targets if governments do not fix basic and tertiary education, the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has cautioned.

   

Embraer to establish aviation training centre in Johannesburg

An SA Airlink Embraer jet.Embraer will establish a training centre at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, which will open in the first half of next year and provide training for pilots, maintenance technicians, and cabin crew.

   

Hybrid-electric commuter plane due in 2022

Renderings of Zunum aircraft.A Seattle-area start-up, backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing and JetBlue Airways, plans to bring a small hybrid-electric commuter aircraft to market by 2022.

   

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