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Civil Aviation

Cape Town International implements fuel saving navigation procedures

altCape Town International Airport has become the first in Africa to implement new navigation procedures that cut aircraft fuel burn and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

New gallery: SA Model Aircraft Association air show

altThe South African Model Aircraft Association (SAMAA) held its annual airshow at Air Force Base Swartkop on Sunday 10 March, 2013. The aim of the air show was to raise funds for SAMAA members participating at international events. The wide lineup of aircraft included jets, scale aircraft, pylon racers, helicopters and gliders. Click here to access the gallery. Note that all aircraft shown are models.

FAA likely to OK Boeing battery testing in days - sources

altU.S. safety regulators are poised to approve within days a plan to allow Boeing Co (BA.N) to begin flight tests of the 787 Dreamliner with a fix for its volatile batteries, a critical step towards returning the grounded aircraft to service, two sources familiar with the matter said.

FAA faces obstacles in approving Boeing Dreamliner fix

altBoeing said this week it can move "really fast" to get its 787 Dreamliner back into the skies once regulators approve a fix for burning batteries on board the plane.

Meggitt says U.S. unit cleared of 787 fire blame

altAircraft parts supplier Meggitt said a product made by its U.S. unit had been cleared by regulators of causing a battery fire on Boeing's troubled 787 Dreamliner jet.

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