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Nov 20, 2014
Ethiopian Airlines hopes a decision to open up intra-African aviation routes will be fully implemented in 2015, the airline's chief executive said on Thursday. Many African states adopted the Yamoussoukro Decision in 1999 to open up intra-African aviation routes but...
Nov 13, 2014
As regulators mull the international mobile telecommunication (IMT) industry’s call for space on the C-band frequency, commercial satellite services provider Intelsat on Wednesday warned of the dire consequences of reallocating the spectrum. Intelsat, working with...
Oct 24, 2014
The twenty-third Airports Council International Africa Regional Assembly, which took place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, earlier this month, brought together African airport leaders under the theme: Service Excellence – Key to the Future.
Aug 18, 2014
International Air Transport Association (Iata) VP Africa Raphael Kuuchi has highlighted that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that restrictions on air travel to those West African countries currently suffering from a most serious outbreak of Ebola fever...
Jun 23, 2014
African low-cost airline fastjet announced on Monday that it will, in August, start operating flights between Tanzania and Zimbabwe as it expands its international route network across Africa. The airline would launch a twice-weekly operation from Dar es Salaam,...
Apr 30, 2014
Messe Frankfurt, producer of Automechanika, the leading international brand of automotive trade shows, and Advanstar Communications, one of the largest tradeshow organizers in the U.S., will join forces to launch Automechanika Chicago. The show will be the 14th...
Feb 06, 2014
African airlines’ international passenger demand increased by 5.5% year-on-year during 2013, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said on Thursday. This increase was slightly above the global average 5.4%, however, it was lower than the contient’s 7.5%...
Feb 03, 2014
Low-cost airline Fastjet completed its maiden flight between Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania, and Lusaka, in Zambia, on February 1, marking the launch of the airline’s second international route on the continent. Services between Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International...
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Oct 04, 2013
South Africa requires a new freight railway line between Durban and Gauteng, much more than it needs a high-speed passenger service, said University of Johannesburg Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management head Professor Jackie Walters on Thursday....
Oct 04, 2013
AIR FLEET Front to rear: the Airbus A350 XWB, A380 and A330 airliners
European airliner manufacturer Airbus predicts, in its latest Global Market Forecast, that over the next 20 years (from this year until 3032) air traffic will grow at an annual rate of 4.7%. This will be the result of economic growth, migration, urbanisation, rising...
Sep 23, 2013
The International Air Transport Association (Iata) on Monday revised its net profit estimates for 2013 downwards to $11.7-billion on revenues of $708-billion, compared with the net profit estimates of $12.7-billion in June. The latest forecast reflected the impact of...
Jun 21, 2013
Much of the work that I do involves travelling, usually with one of the engineers, to industrial plants, mines or power stations.
Apr 04, 2013
Global passenger demand grew by 3.7% in February, compared with the equivalent period last year, as business confidence improved, particularly in emerging regions, the International Air Transport Association’s (Iata’s) global passenger traffic results have shown. The...
Jan 10, 2013
Worldwide cargo volumes are expected to grow by 1.4% and passenger traffic by 4.5% during 2013, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported.
Nov 09, 2012
News of airline carriers experiencing financial headwinds has been coming thick and fast of late. There are two main reasons for this: stalling global economic growth and the heavy burden of three-digit oil prices. The outlook for both of these drivers does not bode...
Oct 22, 2012
BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO 380 very high speed (VHS) train named as a top product design in transportation Independent specialist jury’s recognition marks third award for the world’s most economical and eco-friendly VHS train
Sep 12, 2012
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) posted a profit of R188-million for the 2011/12 financial year, which is a strong improvement on the R221-million loss reported in the previous financial year. This turnaround flowed from an increase in revenue from R4.66-billion...
Sep 11, 2012
Traffic with emerging markets driving demand
 
 
 
 
Sep 10, 2012
Breathtaking lightshow launches Airbus Smarter Skies campaign ahead of ILA
Sep 06, 2012
A future with more flights, fewer emissions and quicker passenger journey times
Jul 04, 2012
World’s leading aircraft manufacturer to recruit over 4,000 people in 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Anabasis (from Greek ana meaning ‘upward’ and bainein, meaning ‘go’) is an expedition from a coastline up into the interior of a country. Thus: I arrive at Cape Town International Airport to fly on South African Airways (SAA) to Johannesburg. The airport is very...
May 30, 2012
Despite continuing economic weakness in some parts of the world, passenger demand for air travel continued to grow, registering a 6.1% expansion last month, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported on Wednesday. Strong demand for air travel and...
Apr 17, 2012
Africa would need more than 800 new airplanes over the next 20 years and between 14 000 and 20 000 new trained pilots, Boeing Commercial Airplanes international sales director Miguel Santos said on Tuesday. He told a media briefing at the National Airways...
Apr 06, 2012
Three of the world’s biggest commercial aircraft manufacturers recently announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop easily applicable and affordable aviation biofuels. The companies are Airbus of Europe, Boeing of the US and...
Mar 23, 2012
On Thursday, three of the world’s biggest commercial aircraft manufacturers announced that they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop easily applicable and affordable aviation biofuels. The companies are Airbus of Europe, Boeing of the US...
Feb 17, 2012
A no-entry road sign covered with hoarfrost on a roadside near the village of Sliznevo, Russia, where the air temperature dropped to below -30 °C in late January and early February. The prolonged cold spell in Europe has cut off towns, disrupted air travel, pushed up...
Oct 28, 2011
African airlines are acquiring new widebody airliners at a greater rate than the global airline average. Last year, 32% of African airline demand was for widebodies, as against 23% for the global industry. “This is mainly because of the markets that the [African]...
 
 
 
 
Oct 12, 2011
African airlines are acquiring new widebody airliners at a greater rate than the global airline average. Last year, 32% of African airline demand was for widebodies, as against 23% for the global industry. “This is mainly because of the markets that the [African]...
Jul 01, 2011
A Gulfstream G450 business jet, operated by US diversified technology and manufacturing group Honeywell International, has become the first aircraft to fly the North Atlantic ocean, from the US to France, using biofuel as a power source. The G450 is powered by two...
Jun 30, 2011
Three months after Velvet Sky took to the skies, Durban-based steel and engineering group Macdonald Holdings announced on Thursday that it would sell its stake in the low-cost airline for an undisclosed amount. Velvet Sky would be picked up by a service provider to...
Jun 21, 2011
A Gulfstream G450 business jet, operated by US diversified technology and manufacturing group Honeywell International, has become the first aircraft to fly the North Atlantic ocean, from the US to France, using biofuel as a power source. The G450 is powered by two...
Apr 29, 2011
Renowned US aircraft engine manufacturer General Electric (GE) Aviation, part of the giant GE group, is excited by the prospects in Africa. “I think the excitement and opportunity is the growth happening in Africa,” says GE Aviation Global customer and product...
Jun 08, 2010
As the country prepares to welcome visitors for the imminent soccer spectacular, United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) outreach unit director Satinder Bindra said that he was in South Africa "to score an environmental goal or two", as stakeholders launched...
Mar 30, 2010
Airlines are climbing out of recession with further strong increases for passenger travel and freight in February, industry association IATA said on Tuesday. One sign of recovery was record capacity usage for passenger travel in February, traditionally the weakest...
Feb 22, 2010
South Africa features in three of the top ten international air traffic growth markets predicted for the next 20 years by European airliner manufacturer Airbus in its 2010 global market forecast. These are – South Africa and the Middle East (ranked sixth), South...
Feb 16, 2010
JSE-listed aviation company Comair, which operates the kulula.com and British Airways airlines in Southern African, has marginally increased its half-year attributable profit by 3% to R33-million, compared with R32-million a year earlier. "The group performed well...
Dec 01, 2009
Air travel and freight volumes have climbed back to levels seen at the end of 2008, but the global airline industry still faced a likely $11-billion in losses this year, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported on Tuesday. Iata’s ‘Airlines...
 
 
 
 
Oct 19, 2009
Carbon emissions from next year's soccer World Cup are expected to soar from the 2006 benchmark set by Germany, but host South Africa said on Monday it would invest in carbon credits to mitigate the impact. Emissions accelerate global warming and major sports...
Sep 18, 2009
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus expects to deliver about 25 000 new passenger and freight aircraft, valued at about $3,1-trillion to airlines in the next 20 years, its latest Global Market Forecast showed this week. Emerging economies, evolving airline...
Sep 18, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
International Air Transport Association (Iata) CEO Giovanni Bisignani said on Thursday that global air freight and passenger demand remained weak, with passenger demand dropping by 7,2% in June, and cargo demand falling by 16,5% compared with a year earlier....
Feb 26, 2009
The International Air Transport Association (Iata) said on Thursday that the global scheduled traffic results for January showed a deepening year-on-year demand slump. The association stated that international passenger demand fell by 5,6% in January, compared with...
 
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