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Civil Aviation

Transformation needed in aviation – Gigaba

altThe inclusion of previously disadvantaged individuals into the aviation industry is a critical imperative for transformation, according to Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.
 

State-owned airlines launch collaborative effort to train more pilots of colour

altJust over two weeks after SAA announced its newest intake of pupil pilots would all be from previously disadvantaged population groups the national carrier and its SA Express affiliate have embarked on a joint initiative to right skewed flight deck demographics.
   

Arik Air orders CRJ1000 and Q400 Nextgen airliners

altNigerian carrier Arik Air has ordered three CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets and four Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners from Bombardier Aerospace.
   

Solidarity to approach HRC about SAA cadet programme

altSAA’s cockpit demographics plan, as espoused in its latest cadet programme recruitment, faces another challenge from trade union Solidarity.
   

Fastjet puts international launch ahead of S.Africa plan

altFastjet, the African budget airline backed by easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, said it would temporarily shelve plans to launch domestic routes in South Africa to focus on rolling out international flights from Tanzania.
   

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