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Civil Aviation

Southern African airlines face crippling skills shortage

A TAAG Angolan airliner.Airlines in southern Africa will face a potentially crippling shortage of skills and failure to hit employee transformation targets if governments do not fix basic and tertiary education, the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has cautioned.


Embraer to establish aviation training centre in Johannesburg

An SA Airlink Embraer jet.Embraer will establish a training centre at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, which will open in the first half of next year and provide training for pilots, maintenance technicians, and cabin crew.


Hybrid-electric commuter plane due in 2022

Renderings of Zunum aircraft.A Seattle-area start-up, backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing and JetBlue Airways, plans to bring a small hybrid-electric commuter aircraft to market by 2022.


Safety, blocked funds, connectivity and regulation concerns in African aviation market

A 737 lands at Lanseria.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has identified four priorities which must be addressed if aviation is to deliver maximum economic and social benefits for the countries on the continent.


U.S. probing collision between civilian drone, Army helicopter

Damaged UH-60 rotor blades after colliding with a UAV.The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the Sept. 21 collision of a civilian drone and a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter near Staten Island, New York, as concerns mount over the rising number of unmanned aircraft in U.S. airspace.


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