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Tenders out for support of two SAAF aircraft types

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Armscor tenders to supply product support for two aircraft in the SA Air Force (SAAF) fleet currently await response from prospective bidders. One tender, to...

Defence Minister’s report on Harare flight reaches Ramaphosa’s office

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President Cyril Ramaphosa should act immediately and “not wait for (Defence and Military Veterans Minister) Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s compilation of yet another report to exonerate...

Tyre burst touchdown for the Deputy President

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What can politely be termed “an eventful touchdown” was reportedly experienced by Deputy President David Mabuza “compliments” of 21 Squadron, the SA Air Force...

SAAF seeking support services for its Falcons

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Nothing having been made public to the contrary, the SA Air Force (SAAF) is still operating in austerity mode with acquisition replaced by maintenance...

Inkwazi flying again

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had to wait 10 months before he could make use of the South African Air Force's presidential aircraft for...

21 Squadron apparently didn’t transport VVIPs in 2017/18

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The latest Department of Defence (DoD) annual report has it the SA Air Force (SAAF) logged 496.3 hours flying government VVIPs and...

SAAF moving to make 21 Squadron airworthy

Steps are being taken to make the SA Air Force's (SAAF) VIP transport squadron airworthy again with the latest development being a...

No maintenance contracts in place for 21 Squadron aircraft – so...

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A telling question has been asked by Congress of the People (COPE) chief whip, Deidre Carter, after her party was told the...

21 Squadron VVIP transport budget “blown” by millions

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Another Parliamentary question put to Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has shown the SA Air Force (SAAF) "blew its budget" for VVIP and VIP...

SAAF improving its maintenance capability

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SA Air Force (SAAF) Chief, Lieutenant General "Zakes" Msimang is confident the VVIP transport squadron will have a better aircraft availability rate...

More SAAF VIP flight headaches

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The South African Air Force has reportedly used up its VIP flight budget for the current financial year but has to find...

Is a replacement for 21 Squadron’s Falcon 900B on the way?

The acquisition of a new presidential jet seems to have fallen off the radar but there is a new and, at this...

Armscor now has letter of tasking for VVIP aircraft acquisition

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Armscor has received a letter of tasking regarding procurement of a VVIP aircraft, the acquisition agency's General Manager: Marketing And Business Development...

Is funding for a new VIP aircraft coming from the SDA,...

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Dr Sam Gulube, Secretary for Defence, more than three years ago confirmed acquisition of VVIP aircraft was considered a SCAMP (Strategic Capital...

Armscor knows “nothing” about any new VVIP aircraft acquisition

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Weekend reports have it the SA Air Force (SAAF) plans to acquire a regional aircraft, probably a mid-size bizjet, for use by...

Armscor knows “nothing” about any new VVIP aircraft acquisition

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Weekend reports have it the SA Air Force (SAAF) plans to acquire a regional aircraft, probably a mid-size bizjet, for use by...

Revamped SAA Airbus A340-600 to become new presidential aircraft?

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President Jacob Zuma's flight to New York aboard an SAA jet last Friday is proof positive South Africa does not need to...

Zuma and Ramaphosa want to fly SAAF – Presidency

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The Presidency has entered the fray around the apparent non-use of Inkwazi by South Africa's first citizen saying President Jacob Zuma would...

Defence Minister adamant a VVIP aircraft will be leased

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, is adamant the SA Air Force (SAAF) will acquire a new VVIP aircraft and until...

Back to square one for VVIP aircraft acquisition

No less than four different options were investigated by Armscor when it came to acquiring another VVIP aircraft for the SA Air...

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