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in the October 2016 edition »

St Helena Moves to fight the wind in St Helena

ACCORDING TO the latest reports originating in London where the British Government is still smarting over the £300- million St. Helena Airport fiasco, engineers are studying the possibility of blowing the tops of two nearby mountain peaks, called the King and Queen Rock, in a bid to calm the vicious winds and wind shears which make it extremely dangerous for aircraft to operate at the new airport, as was proven earlier...........

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in the October 2016 edition »


    Cessna Longitude closer to first flight

    CESSNA AIRCRAFT Company has completed initial ground engine tests on the new Citation Longitude’s Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines, paving the way for first flight of the prototype aircraft which the company says will be in “the coming weeks”. The tests verified the functionality of the engine start, fuel system and auto-throttle, as well as interfaces with the avionics, electrical and hydraulic systems............

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in the September 2016 edition »

Greenest Flight Africa’s greenest flight makes history

SOUTH AFRICAN Airways (SAA) recently operated Africa’s first sustainable biofuel flights with its and Mango’s 737-800s on services between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The flights thus wrote a new page in the continent’s aviation history.The flights used home-grown feedstock from the Marble Hall area, in the Limpopo region of South Africa,..............

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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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