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Civil Aviation

Africa's airlines to incur $100 million loss in 2018 – IATA

Cape Town International airport.Africa’s airlines are expected to continue making a combined loss of $100 million in 2018, the same as 2017, in spite of an anticipated 8% growth in demand and capacity expansion of 7.5%.


Siemens, Airbus, Rolls-Royce team up on hybrid-electric propulsion

Rendering of the E-Fan X.Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have come together to develop a hybrid electric engine as the race intensifies to advance battery technology and electric motors to lower flying costs and move away from fossil fuels.


EU agrees registration rules for drones, downloads of flight recordings

Drone owners may have to register their aircraft in Europe.Drone owners in Europe will have to register their devices if “dangerous” and aircraft makers ensure that black box recordings can be downloaded in real-time if a plane is in distress under a sweeping reform of Europe’s aviation safety agency.


CemAir orders two Q400s

A Bombardier Q400.CemAir has ordered two Q400 turboprops from Bombardier, and also signed a lease agreement for a used Q400.


Airlink and Safair seeking to merge

An SA Airlink aircraft on St Helena.SA Airlink and Safair are seeking to merge and will on Tuesday apply to South Africa’s Competition Commission for approval to unite under the common umbrella of the Airlink group of companies.

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