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Air Force chief apologises for Museum closure


SAAF Chief apologies for museum closureSA Air Force (SAAF) Chief Lieutenant General Zakes Msimang and the Air Force Command Council have apologised for the inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of the SAAF Museum headquarters and one of its satellites.
   

First Nigerian AW101 flies; Mi-35Ms and Mi-171Shs on order


An AW101.The first of two AgustaWestland AW101 VIP helicopters for the Nigerian Air Force has performed its maiden flight. Once delivered, it will join Nigeria’s helicopter fleet, which is set to expand following a recent order for an estimated 40 Mi-35M and Mi-171Sh helicopters.
   

Attempted theft behind SAAF Museum closure


Temporary closure for air force museum and its satellitesTwo factors are behind the current temporary closure of the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum at AFB Zwartkop as well as its satellites at Air Force Bases Port Elizabeth and Ysterplaat.
   

Over 31 000 new commercial aircraft needed in next 20 years - Airbus


A320neo production line.Around 31 400 new passenger and freighter aircraft, 100 seats and above, worth $4.6 trillion will be needed over the next 20 years, according to Airbus, as passenger traffic grows annually at 4.7%.
   

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