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Civil Aviation

AfBAA holds first AfBAC Expo

The African Business Aviation Association held an Expo at Lanseria.The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) recently held its first African Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, a three day event dedicated to business aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles.

 

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.

   

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Company News


  • BRONCO II launched for USA
    by Paramount Group, 10 May 2018

    The BRONCO II's internal Interchangeable Multi-Mission System Bay allows a single airframe to be rapidly reconfigured to perform multiple roles.

  • AHRLAC/Mwari enters production and preparing first deliveries
    by Paramount Group, 8 May 2018

    The Ahrlac and its armed variant, the Mwari, are being developed and produced at Wonderboom Airport by Ahrlac Holdings, co-owned by Paramount Group.

  • defenceWeb launches new drone portal
    by defenceWeb, 7 May 2018

    The unmanned aerial vehicle portal will focus exclusively on military and commercial unmanned aviation, regulations and technology.