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SA re-elected to ICAO Council

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South Africa’s re-election to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council is an affirmation of its contribution in shaping the evolution of aviation, according...

South African commercial aviation activity picks up in second quarter

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Activity in the South African commercial aviation industry recovered in the second quarter of this year, recording a nearly ten per cent improvement over...

Life sentence for Egyptian hijacker

An Egyptian court handed a life sentence to an Egyptian man who hijacked an airliner to Cyprus in 2016 using a fake explosive belt. ...

Tanzania inks deal to buy two passenger planes from Airbus

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Tanzania has signed a contract with Airbus for the European plane-maker to supply two passenger jets for the country’s national airline to help expand...

Airbus revises up jet demand, trims traffic growth

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Airbus on Wednesday revised up forecasts for jetliner demand in the next 20 years led by growth in the new industrial hubs of Asia,...

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crash victim ID completed

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The Interpol Incident Response Team (IRT) deployed after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX in March has finished assisting with positive...

Air Tanzania suspends flights to Johannesburg

Tanzania’s national carrier suspended flights from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg, citing ongoing violence as a risk to passengers. “You are aware there is...

EgyptAir receives first A220

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EgyptAir has taken delivery of its first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and...

Tunisair Express acquires three ATR 72-600s

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Tunisair Express has ordered three ATR 72-600 regional turboprops, which will be used to renew the carrier’s regional fleet and supply essential connectivity, both...

Court orders release of impounded Tanzanian aircraft

A South African court ordered the release of an Airbus aircraft leased by Tanzania’s national airline impounded as part of a compensation dispute. The...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...