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  • Fastjet ERJ
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    Fastjet Group still trying to finalise sale of Zimbabwe operation

    2020-01-27T07:56:00Z

    African budget carrier operator Fastjet Group believes it has sufficient resources to meet operational needs until the end of March, as it scrambles to finalise a deal to sell its Zimbabwe airline to investors. The company had previously warned, last November, that it faced a February deadline to secure ...

  • Citation ZS-CAR
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    SACAA was still conducting smoke probe before Citation crash

    2020-01-24T18:22:00Z

    Investigators were still conducting an investigation into two smoke incidents involving the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s Cessna Citation II flight-inspection jet before its fatal loss near George. There is no immediate evidence of a connection between the incidents – on 7 and 8 November last year – and ...

  • ZS-CAR
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    No survivors from South African CAA calibration Citation crash

    2020-01-24T11:19:00Z

    None of the three crew members of a South African Civil Aviation Authority flight-inspection aircraft survived after the aircraft came down shortly after take-off from George airport. The aircraft, a Cessna Citation II, came down in mountainous terrain after departing George at 10:40 on 23 January. It was due ...

  • ZS-CAR
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    South African CAA calibration aircraft involved in accident near George

    2020-01-23T17:23:00Z

    South Africa’s civil aviation regulator is investigating an accident involving its flight inspection and calibration aircraft, which occurred shortly after it took off from George airport. The South African Civil Aviation Authority says the aircraft went missing shortly after departing the airport, on the south coast, at 10:40 on ...

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    SAA should be retained and restructured: ruling party

    2020-01-22T18:27:00Z

    South Africa’s ruling political party insists that embattled South African Airways should be restructured and retained as the country’s flag-carrier. The African National Congress made the declaration following strategy meetings of its national executive council over 17-20 January. It states that SAA should be “retained as a national ...

  • South African Airways aircraft
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    SAA cuts back flight schedule to conserve cash

    2020-01-21T16:57:00Z

    South African Airways has cancelled a number of domestic and international flights over the coming week, to preserve finances, just a day after insisting that operations to all destinations were continuing as normal. The flag-carrier says that, as part of a “responsible strategy to conserve cash”, it is ...

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    Struggling SAA insists flight operations are continuing

    2020-01-20T09:41:00Z

    South African Airways is maintaining operations for the time being, despite apparent increasing uncertainty over the ailing flag-carrier’s financing. The airline says it is “aware” of local media reports suggesting the airline is on the verge of ceasing operations. But it insists that flights to all destinations “continue ...

  • SAA A340
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    South African Airways to sell nine A340s as part of restructuring effort

    2020-01-16T14:36:00Z

    South African Airways has put more than half of its Airbus A340 fleet and a variety of spare parts up for sale, as part of efforts to restructure following the carrier’s decision last month to voluntarily enter business rescue proceedings.

  • Med-View Airline 737
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    Med-View 737 depressurisation not reported to investigators

    2020-01-02T09:17:00Z

    Nigerian specialists have disclosed that a serious depressurisation incident involving a Med-View Airline Boeing 737-500 was not reported to the country’s investigation authority. The aircraft (5N-BQM) had been cruising at 32,000ft en route from Abuja to Lagos, with 34 occupants, on 23 July. Lagos’s runway 18R had been ...

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    North American airline profits seen strengthening in 2019

    2019-12-11T22:51:00Z

    IATA sees all regions except North American carriers making less profits in 2019 than it expected six months ago, but by contrast expects all these other regions to improve their performance next year.

  • E175-Congo-Airways-c-Embraer
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    Congo Airways orders two Embraer 175s

    2019-12-11T14:32:00Z

    Embraer has disclosed a firm order from Congo Airways for two E175s. The African carrier has also taken options on a further two of the jets, says Embraer, which puts the list-price value of the four-unit deal at $194.4 million.

  • ethiopian q400
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    Ethiopian Q400 badly damaged in take-off excursion

    2019-12-11T10:39:00Z

    Ethiopian Airlines has noted that wind and rain were present when a Bombardier Q400 suffered a runway excursion during take-off from Juba, resulting in substantial damage to the turboprop. The aircraft (ET-AQC) had been bound for Ethiopian’s hub at Addis Ababa as flight ET357 on 10 December. Ethiopian ...

  • Alexandre de Juniac IATA agm 2019
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    IATA sees airline profits jumping back after cutting outlook for 2019

    2019-12-11T09:41:00Z

    Airline body IATA expects collective industry profits to climb back to almost $30 billion in 2020, despite cutting its outlook for the current year by a further $2 billion in its latest forecast.

  • Adina Valean, EC transport commissioner
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    Armenian authority placed under closer EU safety monitoring

    2019-12-09T20:51:00Z

    Armenia’s civil aviation regulator has been placed under increased monitoring by European safety authorities as part of a revision of the European Commission airline blacklist.

  • Boeing Walsh Max
    In depth

    2019 airline year in review

    A visual journey through some of the biggest airline stories from the past 12 months

  • Norwegian chief executive Jacob Schram
    In depth

    Key airline CEO appointments in 2019

    A visual record of some of this year’s key airline chief executive appointments

  • South African Airways aircraft
    News

    SAA to receive R4bn funding as part of business rescue

    2019-12-05T10:00:00Z

    South African Airways is to receive a R4 billion ($273 million) in funding as part of the effort to restructure the ailing flag-carrier following its placement into business rescue.

  • News

    Camair-Co MA60 shot at during approach to Bafut

    2019-12-02T10:23:00Z

    Cameroonian operator Camair-Co has disclosed that one of its AVIC Aircraft MA60 turboprops was shot at during its approach to Bafut s Bamenda airport.

  • News

    South African Airways to undergo 'radical' restructuring

    2019-12-01T18:13:00Z

    South Africa s government is to undertake an extensive restructuring of South African Airways, insisting that it has run out of alternative strategies for the troubled flag-carrier.

  • News

    Newly-delivered Ethiopian A350 damaged in ramp mishap

    2019-11-28T21:09:00Z

    Ethiopian Airlines newest Airbus A350-900 has been damaged by ground contact from a Turkish Airlines freighter at Kinshasa, less than eight weeks after delivery.