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Global air passenger traffic remains deep in the doldrums

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th November 2020 The global representative body of the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), has reported that, while air passenger traffic demand during September had improved slightly over that for August, it remained deeply depressed. September air passenger demand was down... 

Iata reports that the air cargo sector showed continuing recovery in September

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th November 2020 The International Air transport Association (Iata), the representative body for the global airline industry, has reported that, during September, air cargo demand had strengthened, but, in comparison to last year, remained depressed. However, the different Iata regions experienced wide variations... 

Gordhan: 'No winners' if SAA should be liquidated 

By: News24Wire      5th November 2020 Avoiding the liquidation of South African Airways will ensure the aviation market remains competitive and it means consumers won't be forced to be price takers, said Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. SAA was placed in business rescue in early December 2019; the process has been ongoing... 

Numsa, Sacca, welcome bailout for SAA and attacks its critics

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd November 2020 Two trade unions, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) have jointly welcomed the announcement that the government is to provide funding of R10-5-billion to financially-embattled State-owned national flag carrier South... 

Comair welcomes merger approval

By: Rebecca Campbell     2nd November 2020 South African private sector airline group Comair, currently under business rescue, has welcomed the approval of its proposed merger (with a company called SA Bidco) by the Competition Commission. This merger is part of the business rescue plan for the airline. SA Bidco is a recently created... 

Competition Tribunal approves Comair rescue deal

By: Reuters     30th October 2020 The Competition Tribunal on Friday approved a rescue deal for struggling airline Comair on condition that the carrier freezes job cuts for three years and investors allocate shares to a special purpose black empowerment vehicle. Comair, which operates the British Airways franchise in South Africa... 

Kenyan air cargo operator takes delivery of its first Boeing 767 freighter

By: Rebecca Campbell     29th October 2020 Kenya-based air cargo operator Astral Aviation took delivery on Wednesday of a Boeing 767-200BCF freighter aircraft, which it is leasing from Nasdaq-listed Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) under a five year deal. The aircraft was delivered to Nairobi by ATSG subsidiary Cargo Aircraft... 

Artist’s impression of the 767-200BCF in Astral livery
Photo by Astral
Artist’s impression of the 767-200BCF in Astral livery

Ctrack Freight & Transport Index sees logistics sector making a comeback

By: Irma Venter     29th October 2020 The South African logistics sector has just recorded its strongest ever quarter of growth, this according to the newest Ctrack Freight & Transport Index (CFTI). In June, at the end of the second quarter, the CFTI showed that the domestic logistics sector recorded a decline of 17.6% compared with... 

Ctrack Freight & Transport Index sees logistics sector making a comeback

Public Enterprises Ministry welcomes further government funding for SAA 

By: Rebecca Campbell     29th October 2020 The Minister of Public Enterprises has welcomed the decision by the government to back the business rescue plan for, and the restructuring of, State-owned national flag carrier South African Airways. The government has committed itself to provide R10.5-billion to fulfil these objectives. “The... 

Public Enterprises Ministry welcomes further government funding for SAA

World airline and weather bodies agree to increase data collection cooperation

By: Rebecca Campbell     28th October 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata) – the representative body of the global airline industry – and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) have signed an agreement to expand automated meteorological data reporting by commercial aircraft. Currently, some 40 airlines and several... 

ACSA reports solid 2019/20 results but warns of Covid-19 impacts going forward

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th October 2020 The State-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) published its results for the 2019/2020 financial year on Tuesday. ACSA owns and operates nine South African airports, including Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International, Cape Town International, and Durban’s King Shaka International. It is also a... 

SAA chairperson resigns ahead of possible bailout announcement from Mboweni

By: News24Wire      27th October 2020 Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to announce some funding to get SAA off the ground again. The chair of the board of South African Airways, Thandeka Mgoduso, has resigned after having been in the position for about a year. Her resignation comes ahead of Mboweni's medium-term budget... 

SAA chairperson resigns ahead of possible bailout announcement from Mboweni

Local airline Airlink announces change of its official name

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th October 2020 South African private sector airline Airlink has announced that it has formally changed its name – to Airlink. Although the airline has been publicly using the name Airlink for some months now, its official, legal, name was SA Airlink. Now its official name is the same as its public name. This... 

The Embraer E190 is the flagship airliner type for Airlink
Photo by Airlink
The Embraer E190 is the flagship airliner type for Airlink

Airlines eye deals with South Africa's Airlink as SAA, Comair falter

By: Reuters     23rd October 2020 South Africa's Airlink is in talks with several foreign airlines seeking to increase their reach in southern Africa at a time when major regional carriers South African Airways and Comair remain grounded, its CE told Reuters. The talks come as Southern African airspace reopens following Covid-19... 

Brazilian aerospace group delivered 28 civilian jets during the third quarter

By: Rebecca Campbell     23rd October 2020 Brazilian aerospace and defence group Embraer has announced that it delivered a total of 28 commercial and executive jets during the third quarter of this year. These were divided into seven airliners of its ‘E-Jet’ family and 21 executive jets. The company is the world’s number one manufacturer... 

An Embraer E190 of South African airline Airlink
Photo by Airlink
An Embraer E190 of South African airline Airlink

Winde appeals to Ramaphosa, Mboweni over SAA R10bn bailout

By: News24Wire      23rd October 2020 Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has appealed to the national government to "think carefully" about a possible bailout for South African Airways (SAA). He said all the provinces desperately need everything they can get, to recover from the Covid-19 lockdown and job losses. 

Air Seychelles announces flights between Johannesburg and the Maldives

By: Rebecca Campbell     23rd October 2020 Air Seychelles announced on Thursday that it was instituting summer season flights from Johannesburg to the Maldives. These would be operated via a short stop in the Seychelles themselves. The flights would run from December 2 this year to January 9 next year. The flights from Johannesburg to the... 

One of Air Seychelles’ two A320neo airliners
Photo by Air Seychelles
One of Air Seychelles’ two A320neo airliners

Regional airline body calls for travel restrictions to be clear and consistent

By: Rebecca Campbell     23rd October 2020 The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has warned the governments of the region that the continuation of “inconsistent and arbitrary” air travel restrictions (to counter the Covid-19 pandemic) were endangering economic recovery and future growth. As a result, almost five-million jobs... 

Boeing, University of Arizona, confirm disinfecting methods kill Covid-19 in airliners

By: Rebecca Campbell     22nd October 2020 A joint test programme by US aerospace giant Boeing and the University of Arizona has confirmed that the anti-Covid-19 cleaning methods used by airlines are effective and do kill the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the disease. The unprecedented tests were carried out during the northern... 

Iata reports African air travel recovery weaker and slower than previously expected

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st October 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), the global representative body of the airline industry, has had to downgrade its passenger traffic forecast for Africa for this year. This is because the recovery of the African aviation sector has been weaker than expected. The association now... 

South African airline Airlink to restore three more routes to Mozambique

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th October 2020 South African private-sector airline Airlink announced that it was adding three more destinations in Mozambique to its regional network, which is being reactivated following the phasing out of national lockdowns instituted in Southern Africa to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. The new destinations... 

The Embraer E190 is Airlink’s flagship airliner type
Photo by Airlink
The Embraer E190 is Airlink’s flagship airliner type

Airbus sets up partnership with fuel cell company to apply the technology to aviation 

By: Rebecca Campbell     16th October 2020 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus announced on Thursday that it had entered into a strategic partnership with German hydrogen fuel cell developer and manufacturer ElringKlinger. This was part of Airbus’ zero-carbon emission aviation initiative. ElringKlinger has been active in the... 

Airbus sets up partnership with fuel cell company to apply the technology to aviation

Airlink to resume services between Johannesburg and Windhoek

By: Rebecca Campbell     15th October 2020 South African private-sector domestic and regional airline Airlink has announced that it will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Windhoek (the capital of Namibia) on October 26. This follows the commencement, earlier this week, of flights between Cape Town and Windhoek and between... 

One of Airlink’s flagship Embraer E190 airliners
Photo by Airlink
One of Airlink’s flagship Embraer E190 airliners

Airlink announces agreement with Qatar Airways and new route to Mozambique

By: Rebecca Campbell     15th October 2020 South African private-sector airline Airlink has signed an interline agreement with major intercontinental airline Qatar Airways. This will establish seamless connectivity between the two carriers, giving Airlink customers access to Qatar’s global network and Qatar’s passengers access to... 

Airlink restores aerial connectivity between South Africa and Zambia

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th October 2020 South African private sector airline Airlink has resumed scheduled air services between Johannesburg and the Zambian cities of Lusaka and Ndola. This marks the aerial reconnection of the two countries, following lockdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The flights between Johannesburg and the... 

Global airline, airport, bodies urge coordinated Covid-19 testing to allow air travel

By: Rebecca Campbell     13th October 2020 The representative bodies of the world’s airline and airport industries, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) and Airports Council International (ACI) respectively, have issued a joint appeal to governments on reopening borders and preventing the collapse of the aviation sector.... 

UK ‘pseudo-satellite’ UAV passes critical tests in simulated environment

By: Rebecca Campbell     13th October 2020 UK-based global major aerospace and defence group BAE Systems (BAES) has reported that the PHASA-35 solar-electric powered high altitude long endurance (HALE) uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) has successfully completed essential tests, known as ‘soak’ tests. The UAV is a joint project involving... 

An artist’s impression of the PHASA-35 operating in the Stratosphere.
An artist’s impression of the PHASA-35 operating in the Stratosphere.

South African helicopter company helping fight locust swarms in Kenya

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th October 2020 South African helicopter operator BAC Helicopters is playing a crucial role in fighting the current locust plagues afflicting Kenya. These are part of a much wider series of swarms that are endangering harvests over an large area, ranging from the Arabian Gulf (more usually known as the Persian... 

A Bell 206L-4 LongRanger of BAC Helicopters in north-west Kenya.
Photo by BAC Helicopters
A Bell 206L-4 LongRanger of BAC Helicopters in north-west Kenya.

SAA rescue practitioners assessing options of winding down versus liquidation

By: News24Wire      9th October 2020 No meaningful progress can be made at South African Airways until the Department of Public Enterprises has signed a firm joint venture agreement with an experienced and strategic equity partner, according to a recent presentation to the African National Congress. SAA's creditors will be updated... 

SAA rescue practitioners assessing options of winding down versus liquidation

Southern Africa airlines association calls for clear, consistent polices on international flights

By: Rebecca Campbell     8th October 2020 The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has warned the governments of the region that the continuation of “inconsistent and arbitrary” air travel restrictions (to counter the Covid-19 pandemic) were endangering economic recovery and future growth. As a result, almost five-million jobs... 

Lufthansa has restarted flights to Cape Town, restoring its South African flight schedule

By: Rebecca Campbell     8th October 2020 German national flag-carrier Lufthansa has resumed scheduled, twice-weekly, air services between Frankfurt and Cape Town. The first of the resumed flights touched down at Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) on Thursday morning, being greeted with a ceremonial water salute. The airline has... 

Airbus’ flapping wingtip demonstration project has successfully completed Phase 2

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th October 2020 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus reported on Wednesday on the achievement of a new milestone by its AlbatrossONE technology demonstration project. Inspired by the wonderful aerodynamics of the very far ranging Albatross seabird, the AlbatrossONE project is using a small-scale,... 

The AlbatrossONE UAV in flight, with the hinged wingtips clearly visible
Photo by Airbus
The AlbatrossONE UAV in flight, with the hinged wingtips clearly visible

Iata calls for continued government support for the world’s airlines

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th October 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), the representative body of the global airline industry, has urged governments to continue supporting airlines through the coming northern winter season. This is because the world’s airlines are forecast to burn up cash totalling $77-billion... 

Alexandre de Juniac
Photo by Iata
Alexandre de Juniac

South Africa told to look to Ethiopia to rescue its airline

By: Bloomberg     6th October 2020 South Africa should act to preserve its insolvent national airline and seek to partner the carrier with Ethiopian Airlines Group, according to a study commissioned for ruling-party lawmakers. The assessment, obtained by Bloomberg, was prepared by African Aviation Services and dated October 4. It... 

Ethiopia bans flights over dam for security reasons - aviation chief

By: Reuters     5th October 2020 Ethiopia has banned all flights over its giant new hydropower dam on the Blue Nile for security reasons, the head of its civil aviation authority said on Monday. Ethiopia is locked in a dispute with Egypt and Sudan over its $4-billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which Cairo has said could... 

SAA Technical reinstates aircraft maintenance to some customers

By: Simone Liedtke     5th October 2020 South African Airways Technical (SAAT) has reinstated aircraft maintenance services to some of its customers. The development follows a decision taken by SAAT to suspend maintenance services to four of its airline customers in September owing to outstanding payments on services already rendered. 

Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines partner on 40th humanitarian delivery flight

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd October 2020 Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines recently launched their fortieth humanitarian delivery flight, when the airline’s new 787 Dreamliner departed Everett, Washington carrying more than 20 000 pounds of humanitarian supplies. The shipment, including supplies for healthcare and family needs, will be... 

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines recently launched their fortieth humanitarian delivery flight
Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines recently launched their fortieth humanitarian delivery flight
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