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Civil Aviation

'Drastic' increase in SA drone traffic

A multicopter UAV.The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) says over the last year, the number of registered remotely-piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), commonly known as drones, has more than doubled.

Bleak outlook for business jet market

Business jets.According to J.P.Morgan’s projections on the business jet market, the future of deliveries is not looking very bright.

Airlink acquiring additional Embraer jets

An Embraer E-Jet in Airlink livery.SA Airlink is acquiring three Embraer E170s and two E190s from ECC Leasing, a wholly-owned Embraer subsidiary. These will start arriving in the first half of 2017.

Morocco an example of aerospace manufacturing innovation

Aerostructures.In just 15 years, Morocco has become a major aerospace industry manufacturing hub: the country hosts over 110 companies, comprising over 11,500 employees and generating $1 billion in exports.

IranAir takes delivery of first Airbus jet post-sanctions

Iranian airliners.The head of IranAir took delivery in France on Wednesday of the first Western airliner under an international sanctions deal, calling it a "sunny day" for relations between Iran and Europe and a memorable one for aviation in the nation of 80 million people.

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