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Civil Aviation

Home Affairs seeks legal advice to enforce Fireblade court order

Fireblade Aviation.Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says there is no policy framework that can enable the department to formalise an arrangement to enable Fireblade Aviation to have immigration services at the VVIP terminal at OR Tambo International Airport.


Closing SAA could collapse public finance

SAA closureSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa said closing down struggling state-owned South African Airways (SAA) could collapse the country’s public finances as government would have to service its debts immediately.

SAA must prepare for an equity partner – Public Enterprises Ministry

SAA equity partnerSouth Africa’s Ministry of Public Enterprises said struggling state-run South African Airways (SAA) should reduce its cost base and prepare for a strategic equity partner in the near future.


Air Botswana takes delivery of its first ATR 72-600

An Air Botswana ATR 72.Air Botswana has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600. The aircraft is the first of a contract signed in July for two ATR 72-600s. The second is planned for delivery before the end of the year.


Cracks emerge in global aviation finance boom

altAn unprecedented boom in the $280 billion aircraft finance industry is showing signs of faltering as rising interest rates, cut-rate competition and higher oil prices trigger a shakeout in a sector that has attracted a flood of Chinese funding.


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