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Checklist October 2017

FEATURES

90th anniversary of Lindbergh’s epic solo flight
Italy’s new military trainer M-345 HET from Leonardo
A single-seater with an enormous punch
Hondajet marks another milestone
The end of an era: Pilatus discontinues production of PC-6
Seat capacity in African airlines inconsistent

AIRSHOWS

Action-packed Rand show excels

AIRLINES

Vule Airways — Uganda’s new flag carrier?
Reliance Air commences scheduled services
SAA keepings its mouth shut over rescue plans
Caverton expands existing helicopter fleet
SAA partially announces network changes

AIRPORTS

Grand Central Airport celebrates its Oak anniversary
All change at Durban’s King Shaka

NEWS

South Africa’s North-West university to chase the sun
Is the aviation sector ready for the redelivery bow wave?
Airlink completes successful proving flight to St Helena
Embraer’s unique Legacy 650E paint scheme
Delta Air Lines to launch NY-JFK nonstop service to Lagos
ATNS to host Avi Afrique Innovation Summit
Denel unveils its 2016-2017 financials
GE reveals major achievements in hybrid electric propulsion
The F-22 Raptor’s replacement is starting to take shape
Mi-172 helicopter gets type certificate
ATNS launches SA air traffic safety electronics personnel association
World Airnews expands its coverage
Little Annie turns 30
Strategies for sustaining aviation’s financial health
IFATSEA African region conference comes to Johannesburg
Tanzania to get country-wide radar coverage
The SACAA rules on Part 93
Shell Aviation launches Aeroshell Oil Sport Plus 4 in SA
New passenger link at OR Tambo
Green ideas born to fly
End of the glory days for SA pilots working abroad?
Towbarless remote controlled electric aircraft tug system
Airlines must shift focus from traveller needs to value
SA aviation community makes 400 dreams come true
TransAtlantic WTO battle flares up again

SAFETY

Flight Safety — Predicting the “outlier”

TECHNOLOGY

Solar Orbiter on track to view next total eclipse
Sentinel-5 precursor begins final journey to launch site

DRONES

Drones East Africa — new opportunities

REGULARS

Personality Corner — Tammy King
World Air News round-up
West African Journal
Hangar Talk

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Cover Caption: The Botswana Tourism Organisation really excelled in the planning and running of the Gaborone International Air Show last month making it one of the best seen in Africa so far this year. The main cover picture shows South Africa’s Flying Lions Harvard-equipped aerobatic team in a sunset formation display, while the insert photograph graphically depicts the opening display of a 500-metre “Wall of Fire” linked to a dummy bombing run by BF-5 jet fighters of the Botswana Air Force.

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