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South African Airways requests urgent state funding as it appoints interim CEO

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South African Airways (SAA) appointed its head of operations as acting chief executive on Friday and said it needs 4 billion rand ($265 million)...

Global airlines slash profit forecast on protectionism fears

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Global airlines slashed a widely watched industry profit forecast by 21% on Sunday as an expanding trade war and higher oil prices compound worries...

South African Airways CEO quits over lack of state support

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South African Airways’ CEO Vuyani Jarana has resigned after less than two years in the job, saying his turnaround strategy for the loss-making airline...

South African teenagers to fly from Cape to Cairo

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Next month a group of South African teenagers will fly a Sling 4 light aircraft from Cape to Cairo and back after having assembled...

SA Express to lay charges against former executives

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South African Express is preparing to lay fraud and corruption charges against some of its former executives. SA Express chairperson Tryphosa Ramano said the airline’s...

Air taxi startup Lilium stages test ‘hover’ of five-seater prototype

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Air taxi startup Lilium has staged a successful maiden flight of a five-seater prototype that it hopes to bring into service by 2025 to...

Bombardier to be supplied by Morocco plant after sale

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Canada’s Bombardier Inc will sell its wing component plant in Morocco to a manufacturer that will continue to supply Bombardier after a sale, Moroccan...

Transnet getting new AW109SP helicopters

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The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will in the coming weeks receive two new AW109SP helicopters from Italy’s Leonardo. On 17 April Gianfranco Sottotetti, Head...

Uganda receives Bombardier planes in step to national carrier relaunch

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Uganda received on Tuesday two passenger planes, a key step in the country’s efforts to relaunch its defunct national carrier and share in the...

Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first A330neo

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Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC, during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The National carrier of the...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...