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Civil Aviation

Boeing forecasts continued growth for Africa

A Boeing 777.Boeing predicts that African carriers will need 1 220 new airliners to meet 5.9% annual commercial airline growth between 2017 and 2036. African airlines currently have a total of 74 Boeing aircraft on order at the moment and Boeing aircraft comprise nearly 70 percent of African airlines’ in-service fleets.

 

Zimbabwe government buys Boeing planes, leases them to new airline

An Embraer jet.Zimbabwe has bought two Boeing 777 aircraft and an Embraer plane from Malaysia, the finance minister said on Wednesday, adding the planes would be leased to a new local airline until national carrier Air Zimbabwe returned to profitability.

   

Signs of improvement in SA aviation activity

Aircraft at Lanseria.After a major decline over the last two years, the level of aviation activity in South Africa is starting to improve, according to the latest Aviation Activity Index released by the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA).

   

SAA looking to reverse R5 billion losses

SAA aircraft.Embattled national carrier South African Airways is determined to turn around major losses and address the Auditor-General’s damning findings on the airline.

   

Canada's EDC seeks to have jet grounded over default by South Africa's Gupta family

A Global 6000 jet.Canada’s export credit agency sought in a Johannesburg court on Friday to have a Bombardier luxury jet grounded, saying South Africa’s Gupta family had defaulted on repayments of the loan they used to acquire the plane.

   

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