News & Industry Affairs/Aviation news


  • ATR Steps up Presence on African Safety Scene
    March 5, 2019. Alan Dron, MRO Network. European turboprop manufacturer ATR has agreed to partner with non-profit organization AviAssist to strengthen flight safety awareness and accident prevention activities in Africa.
        The AviAssist Foundation provides impartial, expert safety guidance and resources for the continent’s aviation industry. It operates mainly in the 25 nations that make up ICAO’s East and Southern Africa region.
       Africa has considerably improved its air safety record in recent years, although some nations still lag behind international norms. Read the original article here...
  • R4.5bn new development at O.R. Tambo Airport
    February 18, 2019. Fin24.com. O.R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa's biggest and busiest port of entry, recently unveiled the first phase of a R4.5bn mixed-use development that will see its Western Precinct acquire new offices, retail space, hotel and conference facilities and additional transit-related services. Read the original article here...
  • Could women solve the global pilot shortage?
    January 24, 2019. J Josephs, BBC newsWith the global aviation industry warning of a shortfall of pilots as demand for air travel rises strongly, recruiting more women could go a long way to solving the problem. 
        Worldwide air passenger numbers are expected to increase by 6% in 2019, to a record 4.59 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Looking further ahead it predicts that levels could reach 8.2 billion by 2037, led by demand in China, India and Indonesia. Boeing, the world's largest plane-maker, says that if passenger numbers do rise to that amount, an extra 635,000 commercial pilots will be needed over the next 18 years. Read the orginal article here...
  • SADC's airport projects and aerotropolis developments 
    August 17, 2018. AASA news. There is no disputing that Africa presents massive economic development, growth opportunities and travel potential - the key to unlocking this potential is an efficient and effective airport, essential to the growth and success of any country.
        On the African content, airports are undergoing expansion to cater for rapidly growing passenger and cargo traffic volumes. Many airports are in a state of much needed upgrading, and African governments have given the green light to proceed with restoration and development projects. Read more...