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Belarus air incident triggers political crisis

Global aviation faces its biggest political crisis in years after Belarus scrambled a fighter and flagged a false bomb alert to detain a dissident...

Drop in airline revenue forecast

The UN International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) forecasts global airline revenue could fall by $4 billion to $5 billion in the first quarter due...

SA re-elected to ICAO Council

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South Africa’s re-election to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council is an affirmation of its contribution in shaping the evolution of aviation, according...

U.N. aviation agency to call for global drone registry

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The United Nations' aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come...

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...

SA Civil Aviation boss named chair of ICAO security panel again

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SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) director Poppy Khoza has been given a second term as chair of the International Civil Aviation Organisation's...

U.N. agency toughens real-time tracking for planes after MH370

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The U.N.'s aviation agency on Monday announced new requirements for the real-time tracking of civilian aircraft in distress, following the disappearance of...

U.N. panel to review airport security after Egypt plane crash

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The United Nations' aviation agency said on Monday its panel of security experts will review ways to better protect airports from terrorism...

Key role for South Africa on ICAO security panel

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South Africa has been appointed chair of the International Civil Aviation Organisation's (ICAO) Aviation Security Panel. The appointment comes months after the United...

New U.N. site for flights in conflict zones issues warnings on...

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A new United Nations website distributing warnings about risks to aircraft in conflict zones issued its first advisories on Wednesday, for countries...

South Africa on the podium at international UAV symposium

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South Africa is one of a number of countries currently presenting draft regulations on remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) at the International...

ICAO safety conference recommends aircraft tracking every 15 minutes

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Member states of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) have recommended adoption of a 15-minute aircraft tracking standard that "will be an...

UN agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in...

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The United Nations' civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects designed to help airlines and states better share information about risks...

Aviation organisations response to civil aviation and conflict zones

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The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI) and the Civil Air Navigation Services...

Airlines to push for independent guidance on airspace safety after Ukraine...

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Global airlines will push to get "neutral information" on whether to use or avoid airspace over conflict zones at Tuesday's meeting of...

Safety concerns ground Sierra Leone international flights

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International airlines have cancelled flights to and from Sierra Leone after a U.N. aviation regulator discovered that the only functioning fire engine...

World urges African air safety

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are urging ministers attending the African Ministerial Meeting on...

Handbag huff costs taxpayers

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The refusal of a minister to have her handbag scanned at an airport in Oslo, Norway, cost South African taxpayers more than...

Handbag huff costs taxpayers

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The refusal of a minister to have her handbag scanned at an airport in Oslo, Norway, cost South African taxpayers more than...

Africa needs aviators

African aviation authorities have admitted to a serious shortage of qualified personnel amid projections that the world would need over a million...

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