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Civil Aviation

Head of SAA resigns amid turmoil

altThe chief executive of South African Airways (SAA), Siza Mzimela, stepped down yesterday, just days after Pretoria promised to shoulder R5 billion in loan guarantees for the struggling state-owned airline.

Boeing delivers Africa's first 777 freighter to Ethiopian Airlines

altBoeing yesterday delivered the first 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines, marking the first 777F to be operated by an African carrier. The aircraft is being leased to Ethiopian Airlines from GECAS.

ExecuJet Africa signs Authorised Service Centre agreement with Saab

altExecuJet Africa’s maintenance division has signed a Saab 340 Aircraft Service Center Agreement with defence and security company Saab AB.

Airbus CEO warns A380 sales target tough to reach

altAirbus's chief executive said a sales target for the European planemaker's A380 superjumbo will be tough to reach after wing cracks put off prospective customers.

Airbus sees 20-yr demand for 1,000 aircraft in Germany

altAirbus sees demand from Germany for more than 1,000 new passenger aircraft and freighters over the next two decades, worth $148 billion, as German air travel is growing, the planemaker said on the opening day of the ILA Berlin Air Show.

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