CTIA named Africa's Leading Airport for the Second Year

10 October 2018 - Cape Town International Airport was named Africa’s Leading Airport for the second consecutive year at the 25th World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony held at the Durban International Convention Centre last night. The gala awards ceremony was attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators and destinations. Representatives of CTIA, Yolisa Mlawuti, Key Account Manager and Razack Rawoot, Senior Manager: Finance were in Durban to receive the award on behalf of the airport.

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Rostec ready to assist Turkey in space agency development

15 August 2018 - Rostec is actively developing the space industry and introducing advanced technologies in various areas of space exploration. The engines manufactured by UEC put Soyuz carrier rockets into orbit. Technodinamika produces life support systems for pilots and astronauts, including the Orlan-MKS space suit and the latest "space" parachute system. Optical devices designed by Shvabe sense the earth's surface from satellites, and are also used in the largest observatories...

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1 May 2018 – MÖHLIN, Switzerland: UMS SKELDAR, the world-class provider of rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions and avionics software, has announced the acquisition of Hirthmotoren GmbH & Co. KG (Hirth Motors), the German-based specialist global engine manufacturer for air, water and land applications.

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HFI Update 2017

13 December 2017 – We’ve all heard the estimates forecasting a high demand for airline pilot and maintenance technicians — and the corresponding staffing shortfall. These numbers are staggering, but it is hard to draw conclusions as to how this will affect our industry. We need data specifically about staffing levels in the helicopter industry and our own study of future employment projections. Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), HAI’s charitable arm, has partnered with the University of North Dakota to quantify the number of new commercial helicopter pilots and maintenance technicians...

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5 October 2017 – Satair Group and UTC Aerospace Systems today signed at the MRO Europe and Helitech exhibitions in London a long-term distribution contract for Goodrich® helicopter rescue hoists and winch systems. The contract covers worldwide distribution with the exception of the Asia-Pacific and Chinese markets. Goodrich® helicopter rescue hoists and cargo winch systems are used worldwide by military and paramilitary operators, coast guards, police forces, firefighters, medical evacuation crews and private operators. The equipment is used on a wide variety of different helicopter types, including Airbus helicopter models.

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ORTIA bomb threats arrests 20 September

21 September 2017 – Two passengers were arrested at O. R. Tambo International Airport today (20 September) on charges of allegedly making bomb threats. The passengers were detained following separate incidents at the check-in counters of a domestic airline at about 2.30pm and 5pm respectively. Those arrested are a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old man. Both are South African citizens. The passengers involved in these separate incidents were taken to the airport’s police station and detained. They will be required to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court...

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December 2018

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SAA has R20 billion deficit ­ gets another bailout.

25/02/2019 - South African Airways (SAA) was given a further R6.2 billion debt guarantee in the 2019 budget by Minister Tito Mbomweni, which, added to the R5 billion it received in October 2018, brings to R11.2 billion that the ailing national carrier has received from a struggling economy in just five months. This comes with the requirement that a chief reorganisation officer must be appointed in concurrence with the National Treasury and its bondholders. The CRO will undertake a full operational and financial review. Following media reports that...

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Former NPA boss now at SAA

25/02/2019 - Vusi Pikoli, former National Director of Public Prosecutions at the NPA and current advisor to the minister of state security, stepped in as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer on 1 February.

Ethiopian Airlines

25/02/2019 - The East African airline has finalised all preparations to once again celebrate International Women’s Day by operating an all-women functioned flight - this time on Addis Ababa – Stockholm...

Pilot dies before Aero India airshow

25/02/2019 - A "missing man" formation of three IAF fighter jets — a Sukhoi-30 fighter flanked by a Jaguar and a Tejas light combat aircraft flew to honour Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi of...

Airbus Little Engineer launched in Botswana

04/02/2019 - Despite the criticism levelled at it following the appointment Mr Daniel du Toit, a white male, as the new Group CEO, Denel has stood by its decision saying that priority lay in the board’s ability...

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