By 15h03 this afternoon the exercise, which included participation from agencies such as the South African National Defence Force, the South African Police Services, Disaster Management, Emergency Medical Response, amongst others, stood down.
Flight operations improve
Following the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s (SACAA) analysis of the friction and macro texture tests performed on the runway at George Airport last week Monday (15 February 2010) at its request,
At exactly 11h06 today, 18 February 2010, Air France-KLM’s A380 aircraft (flight number AF995), the world’s largest civil passenger aircraft, landed at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Airports Company South Africa’s flagship airport and the biggest and busiest in Africa.
The name for the new international airport at La Mercy is now called: King Shaka International Airport. This has been made public via the government gazette: Publication of Official Geographical Names: Department of Arts and Culture, Minister L. Xingwana 6 No. 32898 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY 2010 No. 24 Line 13