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Aviation supply chain faces mounting strain as demand picks up

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Global shipping and supply chain disruptions are making it harder for corporate plane makers and suppliers to meet resurgent demand for parts, according to...

Transformation imperative in aviation: Mbalula

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Transformation in the aviation sector remains a challenge, with the 2020/21 financial year aviation statistics showing that no meaningful progress has been made in...

South Africa’s aviation flight recovery plan

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The COVID-19 pandemic grounded Africa’s fragmented commercial aviation industry for much of 2020 and as 2021 commences, South Africa finds itself in a second...

Aviation deaths rise worldwide in 2020 even as fatal incidents, flights...

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The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes rose in 2020 to 299 worldwide, even as the number of crashes fell by...

Taking off after the covid-19 pandemic: how commercial aviation can navigate...

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COVID-19 has been a tough and testing time for the commercial aviation industry. Over 8 months down the line and embattled airlines in South...

Taking to the skies

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After what felt like a lifetime in incarceration, global skies have opened up for domestic and international travel for those suffering from bouts of...

Travel slump threatens 46 million jobs, aviation group says

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The impact of the coronavirus on travel may cost as many as 46 million jobs globally, according to projections published on Wednesday by an...

Nigeria to resume international flights from 5 September – aviation authority

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Nigeria will resume international flights from 5 September, the head of the aviation regulatory body said on Thursday, marking a week-long delay to the...

Impact of COVID-19 on African aviation and economies is worsening –...

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released new data indicating that the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s aviation industry and economies has worsened...

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...

Egypt to reopen all airports on 1 July, aviation minister says

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Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on 1 July, the civil aviation minister said on Sunday, after suspending regular commercial...

Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt from modified plane

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from the belly of a 747 airplane on Monday,...

Britain’s Rolls-Royce to axe 9 000 jobs in air travel slump

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Rolls-Royce plans to cut at least 9 000 jobs, or more than a sixth of its workforce, in the latest blows to the UK...

As flying returns, jetmakers seek to quell fears over cabin air

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Jet manufacturers and airlines are launching an urgent initiative to convince nervous travelers that the air they breathe on planes is safe, believing this...

Emirates plans to cut about 30 000 jobs amid virus outbreak

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Emirates Group is planning to cut about 30 000 jobs to reduce costs amid the coronavirus outbreak, which will bring down its number of...

Ethiopian Airlines CEO expects settlement with Boeing by end of June

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Ethiopian Airlines expects a settlement with planemaker Boeing by end of June over the crash of an 737 MAX plane in March 2019, CEO...

Nigeria impounds British plane for breaking coronavirus flight ban rules –...

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Nigeria impounded a plane operated by a British company for allegedly contravening a flight ban imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the...

Airbus to be ‘resized,’ could cut output again

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Planemaker Airbus has told senior staff the company must be “resized” in plans to be set out around end-June and is ready to cut jet...

Airbus reiterates commitment to Africa’s air transport at summit

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This week, Airbus joins experts and key decision makers in the aviation industry at the Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition. The two-day summit is...

Airlines Association of Southern Africa to discuss aviation’s economic support

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Impediments to the success of African carriers and the economies they support will be topics for discussion at the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s...

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