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Support for MAX brand wavers as Boeing jet nears green light

Boeing Co is set to win approval for its grounded 737 MAX this week, but chinks are appearing in the brand as the most...

‘One heck of a ride’: SpaceX launches astronauts into space

Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a...

Resounding market response to Pegasus vertical takeoff business jet

Since Pegasus Universal Aerospace announced the development of a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) business jet, there has been a ‘resounding’ response from the...

Statue of first man in space unveiled by Russia and SANSA

A monument to Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, was unveiled at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Science Centre in...

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal approves Comair rescue deal

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal on Friday approved a rescue deal for struggling airline Comair on condition that the carrier freezes job cuts for three...

Future trends in commercial aviation

Commercial aviation is the fastest and most commonly used mode of transport for long distance travel. Faster, cheaper, safer and quieter innovations remain as...

A look into the state of aviation in Africa

The economic effects of closing borders and banning travel to curb the spread of COVID-19 threw commercial African aviation into uncertainty as the vast...

Funding of SAA business rescue plan welcomed

Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, has welcomed government’s commitment to provide R10.5 billion to finalise the Business Rescue Plan (BRP) and restructuring of...

Boeing deepens job cuts as twin crises extend losses

Boeing unveiled a fourth straight quarterly loss and deeper job cuts on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic and the lengthy grounding of its 737...

First Tripoli-Benghazi flight for a year follows Libya talks

A commercial passenger plane flew from the Libyan capital Tripoli across front lines to the eastern city of Benghazi for the first time in...


Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...