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Civil Aviation

FAA probes near-miss by Air Canada flight in San Francisco

An Air Canada airliner.The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how an Air Canada pilot lined up to land last week on a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport where four planes were waiting to depart, the agency said on Tuesday.

Boeing selected for $294 million deal with Algeria's Tassili Airlines

Boeing 737s on the production line.Algeria's Tassili Airlines signed a draft deal on Sunday worth $294 million with U.S. planemaker Boeing for three 737-800 aircraft, Algeria's state news agency APS reported.


Drone simulator market to grow 15% by 2022

A drone.The global drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) simulator market is projected to grow from an estimated $376.9 million in 2017 to $764.7 million by 2022, at a CAGR of 15.20% from 2017 to 2022.


South African Airways gets state funds to avoid default

A South African Airways A320.South African Airways (SAA) has been provided with state funds to help it repay loans of about 2.3 billion rand ($176 million) to Standard Chartered, the government said on Saturday.


SA UAV industry frustrated by red tape

A DJI Phantom UAV.South Africa’s emerging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, industry is showing growing frustration with what many view as an overly rigid approach by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).


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