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  • Interair gives up Johannesburg-Luanda licence

    News | 30 Aug 2013 14:28 | Oliver Clark

    <p>Interair has notified South Africa's department of transport that it plans to relinquish its licence to operate services between Johannesburg and Luanda.</p><p>The...
  • World Air Forces listing J-M

    News | 24 Nov 1999 00:00

    <p>JAMAICA</p> <p>JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE AIR WING</p> <p>Formed in 1963, shortly after Jamaica's independence, the Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing's primary role is air mobility for the infantry. The Air Wing also supports the police on observation duties, is active in counter drug operations missions and is used as an air ambulance. Fixed-wing aircraft are used for maritime and coastal patrol as well as VIP transport. The Air Wing is split into three flights. No 1 operates the fixed-wing types based at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport. Nos 2 Flight and 3 Flight are based at the Jamaica Defence Force headquarters at Up Park Camp, Kingston. No 2 Flight operates the UH-1H/Bell 205s in utility roles and No 3 Flight flies observation missions with the JetRangers. The AS355Ns were delivered in 1999.</p> <p>Type&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9;No&#9;&#9;Role</p> <p>Bell 206B JetRanger&#9;&#9;&#9;6&#9;&#9;liaison/SAR</p> <p>AS335N Squirrel &#9;&#9;&#9;4&#9;&#9;liaison/patrol</p> <p>Bell
  • SA Airlink looks to expand with 30-seat jets

    News | 07 Oct 1998 17:20 | Stewart Penney

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>SA Airlink of South Africa is evaluating 30-seat regional jet types as part of its growth plans.</P> <P>"We need to take care of our organic growth strategies - we are looking at new generation equipment, and expanding within our 30-seat niche," says SA Airlink chief executive, Rodger Foster.</P> <P>Although there is no timetable for an acquisition, SA Airlink is looking at two types, the 34-seat Fairchild Dornier 328JET and 37-seat Embraer RJ-135, he adds.</P> <P>If an order is placed, SA Airlink will be only the second carrier in Africa to have ordered regional jet types. The only user at present is SA Express, which is partly owned by South African Airways (SAA), and which has six 50-seat Bombardier Canadair Regional Jets in service. Both SA Express and SA Airlink operate domestic services for SAA.</P> <P>SA Airlink's fleet includes 12 29-seat British Aerospace Jetstream 41s (J41s) and two 19-seat Dornier Do-228s. The latter would be r
  • SA Airlink to buy into Namibia's Kalahari Express

    News | 07 Oct 1998 15:35 | Stewart Penney

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>South African regional SA Airlink is on the brink of taking a sizeable stake in Namibian start-up Kalahari Express Airlines, an airline which was to start operations in the first quarter of this year but has never flown.</P> <P>SA Airlink chief executive, Rodger Foster, says that the carrier has an agreement with TransNamib, the Namibian state holding company, to take a stake in the nascent Kalahari Express, but both company boards need to ratify the agreement. </P> <P>Kalahari Express will be co-owned by TransNamib and SA Airlink, says Foster, which means that the initial shareholders that formed the airline will finally lose all their stakes in the carrier. </P> <P>Until the deal is finalised, however, he declines to reveal either SA Airlink's investment or its eventual stake size. It will be limited to 49% if Kalahari Express is to remain a Namibian carrier.</P> <P>TransNamib stepped in to rescue the Windhoek-based Kalahari Express in