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in the August 2016 edition »

St Helena £295-m Airport Fiasco rocks St Helena

SAINT HELENA’S new airport which was completed this year at a cost estimated at £295-million sterling – £45- million more than the original budget and all paid for by the British taxpayer – has been closed indefinitely for safety concerns after only one British Airways Boeing 737-800 operated by Johannesburgbased Comair, had made an airline inaugural landing there recently............

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in the August 2016 edition »

Diamond Lil

    Diamond Lil kicks-off CAF Airpower Hour

    SEVENTY-FIVE years after making her first flight, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil” will lead the CAF AirPower History Tour and a squadron of historic aircraft to a landing at a patriotic celebration and veterans’ fundraiser at Branson Airport, Missouri, September 2 to 4. The CAF AirPower History Tour is a flying tribute to “The Greatest Generation”, the men and women who served in uniform...........

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in the August 2016 edition »

Etheopia A350 Ethiopian received Africa’s first Airbus A350 delivery

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES, claimed to be the fastest growing and the leading pan- African airline has broken a Guinness World Record for making the largest human image of an airplane on June 29, the day its first of 14 Airbus A350-9 XWB aircraft was delivered to Addis Ababa from Toulouse, in France.............

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in the August 2016 edition »

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    AAD 2016 — Secrecy wraps are slowly lifting

    AFRICA AEROSPACE and Defence 2016, due to open its gates at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria, next month, was beginning to look uncomfortably like that of the “Secret” last AAD show held at Ysterplaat Air Force Base, Cape Town, some years ago, until just before this edition went to press.............

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Recent Articles 2016

  • E190-2

    E190-2 maiden flight ahead of schedule - BRAZIL AEREOSPACE manufacturer, Embraer’s latest aircraft programme, the E-Jets E2, reached another important milestone recently with the completion of the maiden flight of the new E190-E2. The flight was originally scheduled to take place during the second half of this year. The aircraft took off from Embraer's facility..........

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  • Ebace 2016

    EBACE 2016 report - THE EUROPEAN Business Aircraft Conference and Exhibition – EBACE 2016 – which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, recently is over and slowly fading into history, but what a show it was – one that is not going to be easily forgotten by the 450 exhibitors from 40 countries; the tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 states around the............

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  • Swartkop Shambles

    Swartkop shambles - RUDE AND uncalled for comments made by a senior South African Air Force (SAAF) officer on his personal Facebook page were obviously directed at visitors to the last month’s Swartkop Air Show who had complained about the very poor and illogical process of accrediting exhibitors, media, vendors and cleaning staff at the show..........

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