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Civil Aviation

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).

 

Aviation industry makes good showing at 2017 Paris Air Show

The Paris air show.The 2017 International Paris Air Show produced a fairly impressive number of sales announcements, though the pace was down a bit from recent Paris shows. Orders and other commitments for commercial airliners (including regional jets and turboprops) announced at the show totaled just over 1,000 aircraft. In terms of sales, this put the 2017 show somewhat behind the 2015 Paris show and well behind the 2013 Paris show, but ahead of the 2016 Farnborough show.

   

Paris Air Show commercial aerospace roundup

An A380 with business jets at the 2017 Paris Air Show.Here are details of civil aviation and space orders and announcements made during the 2017 Paris Air Show last week.

   

Worldwide civil UAV production to soar $73.5 billion over the next decade

A UAV.Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) promise to be the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, report Teal analysts in their latest market analysis.

   

Drone support boosts firefighting efforts

A UAV near a forest fire.With fires recently causing a spate of disasters both in SA and globally, modern drones stand to offer multi-faceted support in combating fires and disaster relief operations.

   

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