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Two flights diverted from Dubai due to suspected drones

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Two flights were diverted from Dubai International Airport on Sunday due to suspected drone activity, the hub’s operator said, at least the second disruption...

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...

First EgyptAir A220-300 makes maiden flight

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The first A220-300 for EgyptAir has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from Airbus’ Mirabel assembly line. The first of 12 aircraft EgyptAir has...

South African aviation activity up in late 2018

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Aviation activity increased sharply in the fourth quarter of 2018, driven by helicopter exports, according to the latest Aviation Activity Index released by the...

Russia’s Rostec says aiming for aviation independence amid sanctions

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Russia wants to achieve full independence in its ability to develop civil aircraft in order to avoid being "pushed around" by dominant...

Cracks emerge in global aviation finance boom

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An unprecedented boom in the $280 billion aircraft finance industry is showing signs of faltering as rising interest rates, cut-rate competition and...

Commercial aviation activity in SA slows

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Commercial aviation activity in South Africa slowed slightly in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest information from the CAASA...

Airbus to help develop Cote d’Ivoire’s aviation industry

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Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Cote d'Ivoire to develop its aerospace industry. The agreement was...

Morocco continues to expand its aviation industry

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At the start of the century, Morocco launched an ambitious programme to become a major aerospace industry manufacturing hub. Mostly spared by...

Safety, blocked funds, connectivity and regulation concerns in African aviation market

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has identified four priorities which must be addressed if aviation is to deliver maximum economic and...

South African civil aviation under the ICAO spotlight

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The South African civil aviation industry will be under the spotlight in the next two weeks as the International Civil Aviation Organisation...

Denel Aerostructures and Aviation to merge

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Denel Group is finalising the merger of its Aviation and Aerostructures divisions, which will result in a new company. The process should be...

Oryx mid-life upgrade deemed a success

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Despite hard lessons learnt, the South African Air Force (SAAF) has successfully completed the mid-life upgrade of all Oryx medium transport helicopters...

Strong demand for helicopters in emerging markets – report

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Demand for helicopters has increased substantially in the emerging markets of the Asia-Pacific, Central Asia and Middle East as growth declines in...

100 years of commercial aviation

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January 1 this year marked the centenary of commercial aviation with a re-enactment of the first ever commercial flight by the St...

Angola and the US partner on air base safety and security

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US Africa Command (Africom) and US Air Force Africa (USAFAF), along with the US Armed Forces 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW), has...

Denel’s aerospace and aviation divisions face future with confidence

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Partnerships are central to the continued success of the two major aerospace players in the State-owned defence industry conglomerate Denel. Both Mike Kgobe,...

Denel Aviation’s regional helicopter repair centre granted bigger responsibilities

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Denel Aviation has added another arrow to its quiver with the Kempton Park-based Denel business unit being given authorisation to repair and...

Flight deck demographics in the spotlight

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More steps on the path to correct South African flight deck demographics will be taken next month when the Department of Transport...

Denel offers aviation expertise for Africa

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Experimental test pilots and flight test engineers from Denel Aviation are now offering their skills and experience to the benefit of clients...

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