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Airline Security: Gentle solutions to a vexing problem

U.S. President Barack Obama outlined a set of new policies Jan. 7 in response to the Dec. 25, 2009 Northwest Airlines bombing...

More SA Airlink Jetstreams may fly soon: CAA

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) says more of the 14 SA Airlink-operated BAE Systems Jetstream 4100 turboprop regional airliners grounded...

Aviation sector on track for World Cup

Transport minister Sibusiso Ndebele says in general he is satisfied with the level of preparedness of the aviation sector to help deliver...

ACSA not yet considering full-body scanners

South Africans travelling through local airports are not likely to be subjected to "virtual strip searches" using full-body scanners any time soon,...

The Christmas Day airliner attack and the intelligence process

As is well known, a Nigerian national named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to destroy a passenger aircraft traveling from Amsterdam to Detroit...

IATA ask for reason in air safety quest

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Transportation Security Administration (TSA)...

IATA welcomes Copenhagen

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the Copenhagen climate accord as an important step in the right direction for combating...

New US air screening focuses on Africa, Arabian Peninsula

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Air travellers from Nigeria, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and nine other countries will face full-body pat downs before boarding airliners under...

ACSA in IATA “Hall of Shame”

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The Airports Company SA (ACSA) has been inducted into the air transport industry's Hall of Shame for proposing a 132.9% increase fees,...

IATA: $5.6 billion loss expected in 2010

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised its financial outlook for 2010 to an expected $5.6 billion global net loss, larger...

OR Tambo ready for 2010

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OR Tambo International Airport is ready for the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup. Airport management says workers have a R5 billion upgrade...

SITA signs $26.7m pax self-service deal in Kenya

Aviation information technology specialist SITA has a won a ten year, US$26.7 million agreement with the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) for a...

IATA talks climate

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has repeated its call for a global sectoral approach for aviation and climate change under the...

African airline industry has room for growth: Godongwana

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Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Enoch Godongwana says there is plenty of potential to expand the aviation industry in Africa. Speaking at the launch...

Air travel rises, freight demand falls: IATA

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Passenger demand for air travel rose in October but freight demand continued to fall, especially in Europe, data showed, indicating the global...

Fragile air traffic recovery under way: IATA

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A recovery in air traffic is under way, according to latest data from a global industry body, in another sign the world...

Software to save airlines

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Airline IT can help preserve the planet for humanity, says IATA.Software can save the airline industry billions in pricey fuel by optimising...

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