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Civil Aviation

Government transfers funds to SAA

An SAA aircraft.Government has approved the transfer of R3 billion to South African Airways (SAA) to allow the airline to meet its debt obligations to Citibank, National Treasury said on Friday.
 

Talks underway to address SAA debt

An SAA aircraft.Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says any funds that are being considered to help address South African Airways (SAA) maturing debt will have to be appropriated through a special appropriations bill that will be introduced to Parliament.

   

U.N. aviation agency to call for global drone registry

A Phantom UAV.The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.
   

South Africa’s most famous Antonov finds a new home

Little Annie at Grasslands.The Antonov An-2 biplane ‘Little Annie’ has found a new home at Grasslands airfield southwest of Pretoria, as she celebrated her 30th birthday.

   

Updated CAASA index shows signs of aviation recovery in SA

Aircraft at Lanseria.The Commercial Aviation Association of South Africa (CAASA) has released its updated aviation activity index, which shows an improvement in the second quarter of 2017 after a “disappointing” first quarter.
   

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