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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Aircraft destroys Club House

25/03/2019 - When the pilot of a KingAir B200 deliberately flew the aircraft into the Matsieng Aero Club’s clubhouse at around 6.20 pm on 23 March, the resulting crash and fire destroyed not only the life of the pilot – provisionally identified as South African Charl Viljoen, but also a number of vehicles, the aerodrome’s infrastructure and complete annihilation of the clubhouse which only minutes before, had been the scene of a party.

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Flight times between Johannesburg and Cape Town may change

25/03/2019 - An international project to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with plans to eventually have over a square kilometre of collecting area in the Northern Cape has resulted in the...

Boeing to offer safety feature as standard in 737 MAX

25/03/2019 - Following the horrific accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the manufacturer plans to offer as standard, a safety feature that might have given earlier warning of problems that possibly....

Airbus Skyways drone trials world’s first shore-to-ship deliveries

25/03/2019 - Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. This marks the first time drone technology has been used in real port conditions to deliver...

FedEx Corporation appoints new president and CEO of FedEx Express

25/03/2019 - FedEx Corp. has appointed Don Colleran as president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express, effective 16 March. Colleran has been with FedEx for almost 30 years, holding...

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