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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10/01/2019 -Heron Aviation has announced the further growth of its commercial management division with the addition of a Dassault Falcon 900LX. The aircraft will join Heron’s certificate under EASA OPS as registration D-AHRT. The aircraft will bolster Heron Aviation’s expanding charter fleet and position the firm as one of the leading operators of the type in the region. The aircraft, manufactured in 2012 with factory direct winglets, features a 14 passenger layout composed in a beautiful and spacious arrangement with superb natural lighting.

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Inquiry reveals blunders behind 777F's 100t weight error

10/01/2019 - Investigators have disclosed that a 100t weight error led the tail-strike protection mechanism to activate on an Air France Boeing 777F, spurring the crew to command full take-off thrust.

CHC Announces New Contract in the Norwegian Sea

10/01/2019 - CHC Group announced it has been awarded the contract from OMV (Norge) AS, to provide helicopter services in support of their forthcoming drilling program at the PL 644 field in the Norwegian Sea.

Airbus Ready to Roll-out Pilot Cadet Training Co-developed With ENAC

10/01/2019 - Airbus and the French Civil Aviation University, ENAC, have obtained EASA certification for a co-developed ab initio Pilot Cadet Training Programme that will be used by a worldwide network...

New foldable drone flies through narrow holes in rescue missions

10/01/2019 - Inspecting a damaged building after an earthquake or during a fire is exactly the kind of job that human rescuers would like drones to do for them. A flying robot could look for people trapped inside...

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