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SAA to lease A350s

South African Airways (SAA) will be leasing two Airbus A350-900 airliners for up to three years, with the aircraft flying between Johannesburg and New...

Airbus to fit ejectable black boxes to A350 from 2019

European planemaker Airbus will fit ejectable flight recorders to its long-range A350 jets from 2019, meaning they could float in the event...

Ethiopian Airlines places repeat order for 10 A350-900s

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has placed an order for ten additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft, enabling further development of its...

Airbus Group takes $1.5 billion hit for A400M, A350 problems

Airbus Group took a 1.4 billion euro ($1.5 billion) hit for problems with Europe's troubled A400M transport aircraft and its A350 jetliner...

Ethiopian Airlines says looking at A350-1000 and Boeing 777X

Ethiopian Airlines is weighing whether to expand its fleet with the 366-seat Airbus A350-1000 or the latest version of the 777 long-haul...

Ethiopian Airlines first A350 XWB taking shape

The first Airbus A350-900 for Ethiopian Airlines is taking shape on the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Ethiopian Airlines...

Airbus A350 visits South Africa on world tour

Airbus' new A350 airliner landed in South Africa for the first time on Saturday afternoon as part of a worldwide testing and...

Air Mauritius orders six A350 XWB airliners

Air Mauritius, the flag carrier of Mauritius, has decided to expand and modernise its long-haul fleet with a Memorandum of Understanding for...

Dash for cash drives Airbus versus Boeing jet revamps

Drained by their contest to create the carbon-fiber wonder jet, Airbus and Boeing are observing a truce in futuristic new developments while...

Plan B for Airbus A350 XWB batteries

Airbus has, temporarily, put aside lithium ion batteries for its A350 XWB aircraft in favour of nickel cadmium main batteries. This is to...


SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...