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Humanitarian aid is loaded on to an Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner
IATA highlights humanitarian role of airlines
26th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The role of commercial aviation in providing assistance and support during natural disasters and humanitarian crises has been highlighted at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Istanbul, Türkiye.... 


The Hakuto-R M1 lunar lander
Failed Emirates lunar landing mission not a complete loss
26th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Emirates Lunar Mission, which would have seen the deployment of the United Arab Emirates- (UAE-) developed Rashid rover on the moon’s surface, has failed.  Private Japanese space exploration... 


IATA highlights top priorities for global air cargo industry
25th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, believed that the three priorities for the air cargo sector were, in the order... 


Sweden’s Northvolt to make batteries for electric planes
25th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Swedish car-battery maker Northvolt is expanding into aviation, as it targets the nascent field of decarbonizing commercial flight. Lower-weight, higher-density lithium metal batteries developed by... 


Airlink E-190 ZS-YAU receives the traditional water cannon salute on arriving in Nairobi
Airlink’s service between Johannesburg and Nairobi has started
25th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional airline Airlink started its new service between Johannesburg and Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday. The carrier is the first private-sector airline to operate this route, and the... 


An SAA sign at an airport
Public Enterprises dept insists Takatso has the capacity to fund, run SAA
24th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has defended its due diligence of the Takatso consortium, selected to be the strategic equity partner for the currently State-owned national flag carrier,... 


SAA interim board chairperson Derek Hanekom
Hanekom to lead new SAA interim board
18th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced a new interim board of directors for State-owned airline South African Airways (SAA). The board has to be interim as it will function only... 


ZeroAvia’s modified Dornier D 228 takes off on its first flight with a hybrid-electric powertrain, in January
Zero-carbon aerospace, liquid hydrogen production companies team up
17th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Zero-carbon emissions aircraft powertrain developer ZeroAvia on Monday announced a partnership with liquid hydrogen technology company Absolut Hydrogen. The two companies will cooperate on... 


A rendering of the FlyH2 Dragonfly V commercial hydrogen-electric drone in flight.
Pursuing a future with green hydrogen aircraft
14th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

While Western Cape drone developer FlyH2 Aerospace is making headway with the development of its long endurance, remotely piloted aircraft system hydrogen-electric aircraft, the Dragonfly V, it is... 


Global airline body welcomes UAE’s ratification of protocol to deal with unruly passengers
13th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has welcomed the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) ratification of the Montreal Protocol... 


Air Seychelles announces new international route to Asia
13th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air Seychelles, the State-owned national flag carrier for the Indian Ocean archipelagic country, has announced that it will institute a new international service in late June, between its home base... 


Last month saw surge in sustainable aviation fuel deals and developments, reports IATA
12th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

In its latest “Fly Net Zero Media Update”, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – the global representative body for the airline industry – has highlighted a wave of significant... 


IATA reports that declines in air cargo demand seem to be levelling off
6th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

While global air cargo demand in February was down 7.5% in year-on-year terms, it was also 2.9% higher than it had been in February 2019, before the Covid-19. This was reported by the... 


Global air passenger traffic continues a strong recovery in February
6th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that global air passenger traffic continued to recover strongly from the Covid-19 pandemic in February. IATA is the representative... 


IATA forecasts very positive outlook for African airlines over next 12 years
4th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Africa’s air passenger traffic was expected to double, to more than 260-million passengers, by 2035, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has predicted. It also forecast that in 2035... 


Boeing 777 aeroplanes flown by TAAG
IATA launches new Africa-focused initiative
4th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), on Monday afternoon launched its Focus Africa initiative, to help the continent’s... 


ACSA CFO Siphamandla Mthethwa resigns
3rd April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) CFO Siphamandla Mthethwa has resigned with effect from April 3. His last day in the employ of ACSA will be June 30 or an earlier date yet to be negotiated. 


An Air China Airbus A350-900 takes off on its delivery flight from Toulouse, in France
Air China restarting flights to South Africa
31st March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air China, the national flag carrier for the People’s Republic of China, is resuming its flights to South Africa. This follows a three-year break in the service, which was caused by the Covid-19... 


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Single air transport market could add impetus to lagging recovery of African carriers
31st March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The post-Covid-19-pandemic recovery of the African airline industry is lagging behind that of other regions of the world, but it is recovering, International Air Transport Association (IATA)... 


Delays as several South African airports see air traffic navigation procedures suspended over noncompliance
30th March 2023 By: News24Wire

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has suspended certain air traffic navigation procedures at more than ten airports due to noncompliance. An affected procedure, for example, could... 


Zambian airline to resume flights to Durban
30th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Zambian airline Proflight Zambia has announced that it is to resume scheduled flights between the central southern African country’s capital, Lusaka, and South Africa’s third major metropolitan hub... 


The Western Cape seeks to grow air cargo traffic through Cape Town International Airport
29th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

While Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) had 25% of South Africa’s air cargo capacity, it currently accounted for only 15% of the country’s air cargo traffic, pointed out Wesgro Cape Town Air... 


Kenya Airways reports another loss-making year, last year, but on recovery course
29th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Kenya Airways (KQ), the East African country’s national flag carrier, this week released its results for the full year of 2022. (The airline is currently a public private partnership, with the... 


The OR Tambo International Airport's passenger terminals have sufficient capacity
ACSA aims to complete OR Tambo cargo terminal expansion in the next five years
29th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) intends to conclude an expansion of the cargo terminal at the OR Tambo International Airport within the next five years. The existing cargo terminal is... 


German Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger
Germany affirms value of green energy research cooperation with South Africa
28th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Germany sees international cooperation as the only way to deal with the issue of climate change and views South Africa and South African research institutions as valuable partners in this regard.... 


ZeroAvia’s modified Dornier D 228 takes off on its first flight with a hybrid-electric powertrain, in January
Testbed aircraft flies in level flight using only hydrogen-electric power
27th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-US zero-emission aviation technology company ZeroAvia has posted, on social media platform Facebook, that its 19-seat Dornier Do 228 testbed aircraft had flown, in level flight, using only its... 


Air traffic through Cape Town continues to recover
24th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town Air Access, a division of the Western Cape tourism, trade and investment promotion agency Wesgro, reports (in its latest Route Network Update) that Cape Town International Airport (CTIA)... 


One of Airlink’s Embraer E190s
Airlink to start flights between Johannesburg and Nairobi
24th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional airline Airlink has announced that it is starting a major new international route, between Johannesburg and Nairobi, Kenya, next month. Airlink will become the first... 


Belgium diamantaire establishes presence in OR Tambo SEZ
23rd March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Belgium-based diamond jeweller Pluczenik has chosen to establish a local division – Pluczenik South Africa – at the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. To commemorate... 


IATA launches new initiative to promote gender diversity in aviation, worldwide
23rd March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA – the representative body for the global airline industry) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are working together to promote greater gender diversity... 


ZeroAvia’s modified Dornier D 228 takes off on its first flight with a hybrid-electric powertrain, in January
Zero-emissions aviation company reports record-breaking fuel cell performance tests
10th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-US zero-emission aviation technology company ZeroAvia has announced that early tests of its High Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane (HTPEM) fuel cell systems delivered performances that were... 


An Airbus A330neo widebody airliner
Global air passenger traffic continued very healthy recovery in January
10th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Worldwide, air passenger traffic continued its strong recovery, from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, in January, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. IATA is the... 


IATA reports challenging conditions for global air cargo in January
9th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has reported that the worldwide air cargo sector had a “soft” beginning to this year. In... 


An Embraer E190 airliner of Airlink
Airlink now has international marketing and sales representation on all five continents
9th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional airline Airlink now has representation in markets in North America and Asia. This follows its appointment of Germany-based international aviation, tourism, hospitality, food... 


IATA reports improved overall commercial aviation safety last year
7th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday released its Airline Safety Performance 2022 report. In nearly all respects, last year had been safer for airline operations than the... 


Kenya Airways highlights its anti-human-trafficking policy and launches awareness campaign
7th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Kenya Airways, the national flag carrier for the East African country, on Monday launched a public awareness and outreach campaign against human trafficking and highlighted its own “Trafficking in... 


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