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Nigeria to restart domestic flights 8 July in easing of coronavirus curbs

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Nigeria will resume domestic flights from 8 July, the government said on Wednesday, as Africa’s most populous country relaxes novel coronavirus restrictions despite mounting...

US regulator, Boeing complete 737 MAX certification test flights

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The Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing have completed certification test flights on the 737 MAX, a key milestone toward the plane’s return to service,...

Airbus to cut 15 000 jobs to survive coronavirus crisis

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Airbus is cutting 15 000 jobs within a year, including 900 already earmarked in Germany, saying its future is at stake after the coronavirus...

Boeing kept FAA in the dark on key 737 MAX design changes – US...

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Boeing failed to submit certification documents to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) detailing changes to a key flight control system faulted in two...

More airports to open

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While international passenger flights remain prohibited, with the exception of those authorised by the Transport Minister, seven more airports are set to resume operations...

Boeing begins crucial certification test flights for grounded 737 MAX

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Boeing began a series of long-delayed flight tests of its redesigned 737 MAX with regulators at the controls on Monday, hoping to win approval...

Cabinet backs establishment of new airline

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Cabinet has expressed support for the establishment of a new airline and has backed the concerted efforts to mobilise funding from various sources that will...

Kenya Airways estimates coronavirus revenue loss at $100 million – CEO

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Kenya Airways has lost an estimated $100 million in revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns, CEO Allan Kilavuka told...

Air Cote d’Ivoire says propped up by $24 million from government

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Ivory Coast’s national airline Air Cote d’Ivoire received 14 billion CFA francs ($24.09 million) from the government to keep it afloat as the coronavirus...

Pakistan flag carrier to ground a third of pilots over ‘dubious’ licences

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will ground a third of its 434 pilots on suspicion that they hold “dubious” licences and flying certificates, a company...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...