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IATA warns of consequences of incomplete application of new EU air cargo security measure
7th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Despite having had some four years to prepare, no fewer than 12 European Union (EU) countries were not ready when the EU’s new air cargo security augmentation initiative, the Pre-Loading Advance... 


Condra crane manufacturing facility in Germiston where orange and yellow painted cranes are being assembled by factory workers.
Bespoke crane to facilitate helicopter crew training
3rd March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Local crane manufacturer Condra’s Germiston workshop will soon take on the challenge of manufacturing a bespoke 5 t double-girder electric overhead travelling crane for the purpose of training... 


An Embraer E190 of Airlink
St Helena welcomes news that Airlink will resume extra summer flights later this year
2nd March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

St Helena Tourism, an official agency of the South Atlantic island’s government, on Thursday welcomed the news that South African regional airline Airlink was going to increase the number of its... 


Cargo is unloaded from an DHL Express freighter
DHL Express launches logistics carbon emissions reduction initiative for its customers
1st March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Logistics company DHL Express South Africa announced on Wednesday that, with effect from this month, the global DHL Express group’s GoGreen Plus initiative would be available to South African... 


An Airbus A350 photographed (probably in 2019) in SAA colours
SAA reveals its hoped-for near-term route expansion
1st March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

State-owned national flag-carrier South African Airways (SAA), which resumed commercial operations in late September last year, is hoping to relaunch two intercontinental routes before the end of... 


Aerial view of the Dube Cargo Terminal at King Shaka International Airport
Strong recovery in air cargo traffic to and from Durban
28th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Dube TradePort, which is responsible for the Dube Cargo Terminal at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, in South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) province, has reported a strong recovery in its... 


Air Seychelles reports a strong recovery in operations last year
27th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air Seychelles, the State-owned national flag carrier for the Indian Ocean archipelagic nation, released its operational report for 2022 on Monday. The airline described 2022 as having been “filled... 


UK-based air charter & leasing group expands its Africa operation as air cargo demand rises
22nd February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Specialist UK-based air charter and aircraft leasing company Chapman Freeborn, founded in 1973, has announced that it has tripled the size of its Africa team, which is located close to South... 


Three TAAG Boeing 777 widebody airliners, lined up at Luanda
South Africa a major target market for Angola’s national airline
20th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Angolan national flag-carrier TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG) regarded South Africa as a strategic market for growing its air cargo business. “[The c]argo segment is nowadays strategic for TAAG with a... 


Boeing ramps up its acquisition of sustainable aviation fuels
17th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Giant US aerospace and defence giant Boeing has announced that it is to increases its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) purchases by more than 100% this year, in comparison with last year. The SAF,... 


Airbus’ near-term emissions reduction targets have been independently approved
16th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus, the Europe-based global major aerospace and defence group, reported on Thursday that its near-term greenhouse-gas emission reduction targets had been approved by the Science Based Targets... 


An Airbus A321XLR
Airbus reports solid results for 2022
16th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace and defence group Airbus released its full year results for 2022 on Thursday. It reported total revenues of €58.763-billion for the year. This was a 13% increase... 


Air India places record order for airliners
15th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air India, the private-sector national flag carrier for the giant Asian country, on Tuesday announced the biggest ever single order for airliners. The order has been split between the world’s top... 


IATA illuminates role of airlines in supporting Türkiye, Syria earthquake relief efforts
15th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has highlighted the role of commercial aviation in the relief and rescue efforts under... 


Embraer and Air New Zealand to cooperate in the development of sustainable aviation
9th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazilian major aerospace group Embraer and New Zealand flag carrier Air New Zealand have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of sustainable aviation for the low-carbon energy... 


Air passenger traffic continued its post-Covid recovery last year
9th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air passenger traffic continued its recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the whole of last year, including in December, the International Air Transport Association (IATA)... 


Air Cargo Africa to be held for the first time since 2019
8th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The organisers of premier exhibition and conference Air Cargo Africa, Messe Muenchen India, have announced the event will be hosted at Emperors Palace, in Kempton Park, from February 21 to 23,... 


Total air cargo demand last year significantly below 'extraordinary 2021' – IATA
8th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

International air cargo demand for the whole of 2022 was significantly down from its whole-of-2021 levels, but only a little below its levels for 2019 (the last full year before the Covid-19... 


IATA and Somalia sign aviation cooperation agreement
7th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the representative body of the global airline industry, and the government of the Federal Republic of Somalia signed a cooperation... 


Etihad Cargo, Astral Aviation sign MoU to boost Africa-UAE logistics
7th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

The cargo and logistics division of Etihad Airways, Etihad Cargo, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Astral Aviation to expand the partnership between the two parties and enhance... 


The last-ever 747 produced: Atlas Air’s 747-8F, registration N863GT
Boeing delivers last ever 747 Jumbo jet
1st February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

On Tuesday, US aerospace giant Boeing delivered the last-ever 747, marking the end of the production of one of the most important types in commercial aviation history. The first-ever wide-body... 


Kenyan carriers enter a first-in-Africa air cargo agreement
31st January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Two Kenyan airlines announced on Tuesday the first air cargo codesharing agreement to be established in Africa. The two are the public-private partnership national flag carrier Kenya Airways... 


Cathay Pacific to resume direct flights to South Africa
30th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific announced on Monday that it was going to resume direct flights between the Chinese territory and South Africa. The service will restart on August 2, and be operated... 


Air traffic control in Somali airspace has been restored, after a 30-year gap
26th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The airspace over and around Somalia was reclassified as Class A at one minute past midnight on Thursday morning. This marked the operational restoration of air traffic control (ATC) services in... 


Ethiopian Max crash report made false claims on plane, US says
25th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Ethiopian investigators’ report into the Boeing 737 Max crash outside Addis Ababa in 2019 falsely claimed the jetliner had an electrical failure, the US government said, in a highly unusual public... 


An Airbus A320-232 of Avion Express
Aviation group urges African airlines to consider the option of ‘wet-leasing’ aircraft
24th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Major international aviation wet-leasing and charter services company Avion Express has highlighted the potential benefits to African airlines, recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, of employing... 


African airline ranks high in the latest list of carriers with the youngest airliner fleets
24th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

An African airline has the fifth youngest fleet of aircraft in the world, aviation database and news company ch-aviation has reported, in its “World’s Youngest Aircraft Fleet 2023” award report,... 


Airlink to resume Madagascar flights
20th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

Southern African airline Airlink plans to restart scheduled services between South Africa and Madagascar from January 30 following an almost three year suspension. The Johannesburg to Antananarivo... 


IATA announces latest updates to its air transport industry manuals
18th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that it has finished its yearly revision of its manuals for operations, ground handling and cargo in the air transport sector. IATA... 


Major aircraft leasing company predicts air traffic to complete recovery from Covid this year
16th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Ireland-based international aircraft leasing company Avolon (which has an owned, managed and committed fleet of 834 aircraft) expected global air traffic to return to pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels... 


An Airlink Embraer E190 airliner
Airlink scores top in Airports Company South Africa’s punctuality rankings for 2022
13th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African airline Airlink has been ranked, by Airports Company South Africa (Acsa), as having the best On-Time Performance (OTP) of any of the airlines using its airports last year. State-owned... 


King Shaka International Airport
Report ranks two South African airports in global top 20 regarding punctuality
11th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Two South African airports have scored highly in the 'Punctuality League 2023' report. This report was compiled by global aviation database and analytics company OAG, using 2022 data, and released... 


Global report ranks a South African airline as the second most punctual in the world
11th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global aviation database and analytics company OAG published its “Punctuality League 2023” report on Tuesday, ranking both airlines and airports around the world in terms of their On-Time... 


IATA reports that global air passenger traffic continued to recover in November
10th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air passenger traffic continued, in November, to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA is the... 


Global air cargo demand decreased, year-on-year, in November
9th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Total global air cargo demand during November 2022 declined by 13.7% in year-on-year (y-o-y) terms, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported on Monday. (IATA is the... 


A Gulfstream aircraft
Rolls-Royce, Gulfstream confirm SAF viability for business jets
19th December 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

UK-based power and propulsion group Rolls-Royce and aircraft company Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has successfully conducted the first original-equipment manufacturer test flight of an... 


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