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Worldwide, passenger air traffic fell sharply in February, Iata reports

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd April 2020 Global air passenger traffic in February, measured in revenue passenger kilometres, fell by 14.1% in comparison to February 2019, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported on April 2. This was the sharpest fall since the notorious terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the... 

International air transport body urges global economic group to act to save aviation

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th March 2020 On March 26 the International Air Transport Association (Iata) addressed an appeal, on behalf of the global airline industry, to the leaders of the Group of 20 leading economic powers (G20). The G20 members together accounted for some 85% of the world’s gross domestic product, more than 75% of... 

SA Express reassures public about its safety and regulatory compliance

By: Rebecca Campbell     13th March 2020 State-owned regional airline SA Express, which is currently under business rescue, has assured that its aircraft meet all safety requirements. It did so in a press release issued on Thursday. That press release also revealed that the airline’s business rescue practitioners (BRPs) had submitted a... 

SAA says adhering to safety protocols on Covid-19

By: African News Agency      12th March 2020 National carrier South African Airways said on Thursday its operational health and safety procedures were in line with the World Health Organisation’s protocols to protect its passengers and crew from contracting Covid-19. On Wednesday WHO declared the coronavirus disease a pandemic as it... 

Ethiopian draft report blames Boeing for 737 MAX plane crash – sources

By: Reuters     9th March 2020 A draft interim report from Ethiopian crash investigators circulated to US government agencies concludes the March 2019 crash of a Boeing Co 737 MAX was caused by the plane's design, two people briefed on the matter said Friday. Unlike most interim reports, this one includes a probable cause... 

As virus spreads to three continents, markets brace for recession

By: News24Wire      28th February 2020 Countries on three continents reported their first cases of the coronavirus on Friday as the world prepared for a pandemic of the disease and investors dumped equities in expectation of a global recession. Share prices were on track for the worst week since the global financial crisis in 2008 as... 

Ethiopia plans to release interim jet crash report as probe continues

By: Reuters     24th February 2020 Ethiopia plans to release an interim report into a deadly Boeing 737 MAX crash, which killed 157 passengers and crew, ahead of the first anniversary of the accident next month, according to an official speaking on Saturday. "We are not ready to release the final report and so we are releasing an... 

Commercial aviation activity in South Africa seems to be recovering

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st February 2020 The latest edition of the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa's Commercial Aviation Activity Index (CAAI) shows an upward trend, reported the index's author, independent economist Dr Roelof Botha. But he warned that caution was still necessary. "Aviation activity is quite... 

South African economy is benefitting from a 'Ramaphosa effect' 

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st February 2020 Independent economist Dr Roelof Botha on Friday highlighted the existence of a very real "Ramaphosa Effect", not to be confused with the superficial "Ramaphoria" which followed directly after President Cyril Ramaphosa's election, which is already benefitting the South African economy. Botha was... 

Bid Now on Aviation Engines, Components and Parts

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2020 GoIndustry DoveBid SA is hosting an urgent auction featuring aviation engines, power auxiliary units and parts, closing this Thursday, 20 February 2020. This is on behalf of the state-owned South African airline, SA Express Airways SOC Ltd. This sale will be conducted via GoIndustry DoveBid’s... 

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