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South African aviation sector must look at skills shortage

South African aviation sector must look at skills shortage

Tackling the skills shortage in South Africa was one of the topics discussed at the global Avi Afrique aviation summit. Unemployment and poverty were other priorities for the sector. A highlight of the event was the Avi Awards, won by a South African entrepreneur for his innovative aircraft.
Boeing

Boeing, South African Airways to make jet fuel from tobacco

South African Airways is partnering with US aerospace giant Boeing and Amsterdam-based SkyNRG to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant, in a pioneering project that could make aviation more environment-friendly while advancing rural development in southern Africa.

Sling planes soar to new heights

A few years ago, a pair of fly boys decided to build a plane and fly around the world. Today, their company produces the Sling, which is much sought-after across the globe. The Airplane Factory is a genuine success story, and is a tribute to the tenacity and "can do" attitude of South Africans.

Jet set duet wows crowds

Dance and engineering came together at the 2013 South African Air Force Museum’s annual air show, which saw an unusual collaboration between low-cost airline Mango and South African Mzansi Ballet.
Ninety years on golden wings

When the sky is not the limit

Her own dream started at 17, and to secure the aviation career dreams of other young women, Refilwe Ledwaba established the non-profit Southern African Women in Aviation and Aerospace Industry.

When the sky is not the limit

Her own dream started at 17, and to secure the aviation career dreams of other young women, Refilwe Ledwaba established the non-profit Southern African Women in Aviation and Aerospace Industry.
Aviation, maritime careers for youth

Import sectors

Key South African import areas

While South Africa produces many products of world-class quality for export, it is also a major importer of diverse products from most countries. From pharmaceuticals to telecommunications, South Africa is an advanced consumer of the latest on offer from international sources.
Sport and recreational flying in SA

Sport and recreational flying in SA

Africa is known for the blueness of its skies. And here on the southern tip of Africa, in South Africa, those skies offer an ideal opportunity to learn how to fly from world- class instructors in a wide range of awesome locations.

Aviation, maritime careers for youth

The Eastern Cape provincial government is on a mission to encourage youngsters to enlist for a range of newly established aviation and maritime learnerships.
Siren of the SA skies

US aviation firm eyes SA for growth

US aviation firm eyes SA for growth

Having identified South Africa as offering some of the best growth prospects of any country in the world, US aviation company Hawker Beechcraft Corporation has appointed Johannesburg-based Absolute Aviation as the exclusive Beechcraft distributor for sub-Saharan Africa.

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