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Aviation News

Aviation companies sign cooperation agreement to advance carbon-free propulsion systems

By: Rebecca Campbell     25th October 2021 Zero-carbon-emission aviation technology company ZeroAvia has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Regional Jet Aviation Group (MHIRJ) to cooperate in the development of hydrogen-electric propulsion for regional airliners. ZeroAvia specialises in developing hydrogen-electric (fuel... 

Food and drink will again be served on South African domestic flights – Airlink

By: Rebecca Campbell     25th October 2021 South African private sector airline Airlink announced on Monday that it would resume serving beverages and meals on its domestic flights, with effect from Wednesday (October 27). This is the result of changes to South Africa’s biosafety regulations, which have lifted the restrictions on such... 

Africa will need just over 1 000 new airliners over next 20 years, reports Boeing

By: Rebecca Campbell     22nd October 2021 US major airliner manufacturer Boeing has forecast that African airlines will need to acquire 1 030 new airliners, worth $160-billion, over the next 20 years. This prediction was contained in the company’s latest “Africa Commercial Outlook” report. Further, the associated aftermarket business,... 

Embraer reports that it delivered a total of 30 civilian jets during the third quarter

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st October 2021 Brazil-based global major aerospace group Embraer on Thursday released the numbers of commercial and executive (business) jets that it had delivered to customers during the third quarter of this year (3Q21) and the totals delivered during the first three quarters of this year. During 3Q21, the... 

Numsa loses ConCourt bid to force Parliament to halt liquidation of SA Express, Denel

By: News24Wire      20th October 2021 In a blow for the National Metalworkers Union of South Africa (Numsa), the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that it cannot hear the union's application seeking to have Parliament decide whether State-owned enterprises can be allowed to go insolvent.  According to the apex court, the matter... 

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Airports company reports massive impact of Covid-19 on its 2020/21 results

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th October 2021 State-owned Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) reported on Tuesday its financial results for the 2020/21 financial year (which ended on March 31). It stated that the impact on aviation and tourism of the Covid-19 pandemic during that period had been “devastating”. The company had, for only the... 

Rolls-Royce, Airbus & Shell jointly seek massive increase in use of sustainable aviation fuels

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th October 2021 Aeroengine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, airframer Airbus and fuel and energy group Shell jointly announced on Thursday that they were all working to massively increase the use of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), at an accelerated tempo, by long-haul commercial aviation. The use of SAF was... 

Iata launches new certification for the air transport of lithium batteries

By: Rebecca Campbell     13th October 2021 The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), on Tuesday launched a new industry certification to improve safety in the handling and transport of lithium batteries. This certification is designated the Centre of Excellence for... 

South Africa’s space and air traffic management agencies sign MoU

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th October 2021 The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) and the State-owned national air traffic management company, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday. The MoU will strengthen cooperation between the two agencies, Sansa having expertise in a... 

US-based group orders 100 business jets from Embraer

By: Rebecca Campbell     11th October 2021 Brazil-based major global aerospace group Embraer announced on Monday that it had received a further order from US-based executive aircraft and services company NetJets for up to 100 more Phenom light business jets. The deal is worth $1.2-billion and NetJets will begin to receive the new aircraft... 

ACSA rebuffs airport tariff increase accusations

By: Schalk Burger     7th October 2021 The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) says comments made by International Air Transport Association (Iata) director-general Willie Walsh earlier this week that some airports and air navigation service providers want to increase charges to recover the money that airlines could not spend with... 

Covid-19 to cost the global airline industry just over $200bn in losses – Iata

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th October 2021 At its seventy-seventh annual general meeting this week, the global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), reported that its latest calculations indicated that the world’s airlines would, over the period 2020 to 2022, suffer total net... 

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The world’s airlines commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th October 2021 At the 77th Annual General Meeting of their global representative body on Monday, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), the world’s airlines resolved that they would achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This would be in alignment with the Paris Agreement to limit global... 

ACSA among entities publicly accused by Iata of seeking to impose steep fee rises on airlines

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th October 2021 The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) was one of only two African airport and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to be explicitly named by the International Air Transport Association (Iata) as among those seeking to impose “outrageous” increases in the charges they levy on airlines. The... 

Airlink to launch service to Luanda, Angola; resume domestic service to Polokwane

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th October 2021 South African private-sector airline Airlink has announced that it will start a new direct route between Johannesburg, South Africa, and Luanda, Angola, from October 21. The new service will be operated three times a week and tickets are already on sale. “The South Africa-Angola corridor has been... 

Brazil’s booming agricultural sector gives a strong boost to Embraer crop-sprayer sales

By: Rebecca Campbell     4th October 2021 Brazilian-based major aerospace group Embraer has reported that, during the 12 months ending September 30, its agricultural aviation division had sold twice as many of its EMB-203 Ipanema aircraft as it had during the previous 12 months (ending September 30, 2020). Fifty of the crop-sprayers were... 

Iata relatively positive about South African commercial aviation, but still has concerns

By: Rebecca Campbell     30th September 2021 International Air Transport Association (Iata) regional VP: Africa and the Middle East Kamil Al Awadhi told journalists on Thursday that he had had a constructive meeting with South African Deputy Minister of Transport Lydia Chikunga. Al Awadhi has been on a three-nation African visit and briefed... 

Unitrans Africa acquires crop-spraying drone fleet

By: Irma Venter     30th September 2021 Unitrans Africa has acquired a fleet of the world’s largest spraying drones. The seven Chinese-made DJI T30 Agras drones were developed at a cost of more than R400-million. The T30 drones are already in operation in Malawi and Mozambique, with results exceeding expectations in terms of spraying... 

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One of the DJI T30 Agras spraying drones

Air cargo continues strong growth in nearly all parts of the world, Iata reports

By: Rebecca Campbell     29th September 2021 Last month saw continued strong growth in the world’s air cargo markets, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported on Wednesday. (Iata is the representative body for the global airline industry.) In terms of regions, the strongest performance was recorded in Africa and the... 

SAA, Kenya Airways have long-term plan for pan-African airline group

By: Reuters     29th September 2021 South African Airways (SAA) and Kenya Airways (KQ) have signed a cooperation agreement with a long-term view to create a pan-African airline group, the two companies said on Tuesday. "It is not a merger but a partnership that seeks to re-organise KQ and SAA assets into an ecosystem that will make... 

Southern African airlines body appoints its new CEO

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th September 2021 The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) announced on Monday that it had appointed a new CEO. He is industry veteran Aaron Munetsi and he replaces Wrenelle Stander, who is moving to Western Cape provincial tourism and economic development agency Westgro. Munetsi takes over with... 

SAA returns to the skies

By: Reuters     23rd September 2021 Jubilant South African Airways (SAA) staff at the country's biggest airport broke into song and dance on Thursday as the airline took to the skies for the first time in around a year. State-owned SAA's longstanding financial woes were exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and it halted all... 

Boeing forecasts continued strong Chinese commercial aviation growth

By: Rebecca Campbell     23rd September 2021 US aerospace giant Boeing has forecast that Chinese airlines will have to acquire 8 700 new aircraft between now and 2040. These purchases would have a total value of $1.47-trillion. This prediction formed part of the manufacturer’s latest Commercial Market Outlook (CMO). The 2021 CMO reflected... 

Airbus announces flight demonstrator project for new technology wing

By: Rebecca Campbell     23rd September 2021 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus announced on Wednesday that it had initiated a project to flight test what it described as an “extra-performing wing”. The platform for these tests will be a modified Cessna Citation VII business jet, which will be used to integrate and fly... 

Artist’s impression of the Citation VII fitted with the extra-performing wing
Artist’s impression of the Citation VII fitted with the extra-performing wing

Airlink starts South Africa-Uganda route

By: Rebecca Campbell     22nd September 2021 South African private sector airline Airlink announced on Tuesday that it starting a new intra-African service, between Johannesburg and Entebbe, in Uganda. The airline had originally planned to inaugurate this service earlier this year, but had had to postpone it when both countries had... 

Takatso says it is still in talks over SAA investment

By: Reuters     21st September 2021 Takatso Consortium said on Wednesday it was still in discussions with South Africa's Treasury over its purchase of a 51% stake in the country's struggling national airline but said both parties were committed to an agreement. The transaction was large and complex and so might take time to... 

Airbus-led consortium to pilot liquid hydrogen fuel at French airport

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st September 2021 France’s Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport will pilot a project, being developed by an Airbus-led consortium, to increase the use of hydrogen in aviation, both in aircraft and ground vehicles, the European-based global major aerospace group announced on Tuesday. Lyon-Saint Exupéry is one of the airports... 

Boeing forecasts commercial aircraft market of more than $3-trillion over next decade

By: Rebecca Campbell     16th September 2021 US aerospace giant Boeing has forecast a commercial aircraft market worth $3.2-trillion over the next ten years. In concrete terms, this would amount to 19 000 aircraft. As for demand over the next 20 years, the group estimates that this would amount to more than 43 000 new aeroplanes, with a... 

SAA will need upgraded fleet to compete outside Africa, CEO says

By: Bloomberg     16th September 2021 South African Airways will need a more modern fleet to be competitive on routes outside its home continent following the Covid-19 crisis, according to interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo. The State-owned airline, poised to resume flights after emerging from bankruptcy proceedings, used to generate revenue... 

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Comair benefiting from resumption in flights, R270m in capital inflows 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th September 2021 Following the resumption of scheduled flight operations on September 1, Comair reached another milestone in the business rescue process with capital inflows of R270-million.  Flights were resumed at the start of this month after a temporary suspension as a result of Level 3 Covid-19 travel... 

Airlink, Roll-Royce sign service agreement

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th September 2021 Engineering company Rolls-Royce and South African airline Airlink have signed a TotalCare service agreement for the AE3007 engines that power the airline’s fleet of Embraer ERJ135 aircraft. The agreement, which covers 28 aircraft, is an extension of service for a further ten years, continuing the... 

Initiative helps companies diversify, mitigate supply shortages

By: Cameron Mackay     10th September 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in shortages of chips and electronic components in the local aerospace industry, which has also impacted on production and projects locally. Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) technical lead Livison Mashoko states that AISI is working closely with... 

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INDUSTRY IMPACT Several AISI projects as well as AISI beneficiaries have experienced disruption in the last 18 months owing to Covid-19 interruptions to their supply chains

Southern African airlines body’s CEO resigns

By: Rebecca Campbell     8th September 2021 The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) announced on Wednesday that its CEO, Wrenelle Stander, had resigned. She has accepted another post outside the aviation industry (but with strong associations with it). She will leave AASA once she has handed the post over to her successor. The... 

Boeing board to face investors’ suit over 737 Max crashes

By: Bloomberg     8th September 2021 Boeing’s directors must face an investors’ lawsuit accusing them of failing to properly oversee development of the 737 Max line of planes that were involved in two fatal crashes within a six-month period starting in 2018. Delaware Chancery Judge Morgan Zurn threw out some claims against Boeing’s... 

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Photo by Bloomberg
Boeing 737 Max jets parked in Seattle, Washington

Cargo has played key role in supporting African aviation during pandemic, notes TV network

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th September 2021 US news TV group CNN has highlighted the importance of air cargo in underpinning the African commercial aviation industry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Air cargo formed a “lifeline” for African aviation, the network reported. The African airport which handled the largest amount of cargo last year... 

Embraer delivers its 1 500th business jet

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th September 2021 Brazilian major aerospace group Embraer has announced that it delivered its 1 500th executive, or business, jet to a client last week. The company achieved this milestone in only 20 years, while the industry average for reaching this number was 34 years. The 1 500th delivery by the group was a... 

African airlines still need help to survive heavy losses from effects of Covid-19

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd September 2021 As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to afflict Africa, with the number of deaths increasing while the rate of vaccination remains slow, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has warned that the lack of support from governments and development finance institutions for the continent’s aviation... 

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