ARC NEWS
SA Express AOC re-instated
August 01, 2018
On 27th July, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) announced it would be reinstating SA Express' Air Operator Certificate (AOC) following the detailing of a recovery plan put forth by newly appointed airline officials. The airline has not yet confirmed a date for services to resume. The airline had previously been grounded by the SACAA following an audit of its internal operations and maintenance organisation which revealed several non-compliances and safety concerns.


Boeing reveals hypersonic airliner concept
August 01, 2018
Aircraft manufacturing giant, Boeing, has unveiled it’s concept for a hypersonic passenger carrying aircraft, that was originally announced over a year ago, however for military applications. Boeing officials announced plans for these aircraft types to enter mainstream commercial operation within the next two decades. Hypersonic, by definition is, an object/vehicle that can operate at speeds greater than or equal to Mach 5.0 (~6125km/h).


ATR Deliveries blocked
August 01, 2018
Aircraft manufacturer ATR has been forced to suspend its deliveries to state carrier, Iran Air, following the reinstatement of US government sanctions against Iran. Company officials have applied to US authorities for a renewed licence which would circumvent the sanctions and enable them to complete the original delivery of turbo-prop aircraft.


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