Star Air Maintenance is one of those largely unseen centres of competence based on the east side of OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg. STAR AIR MAINTENANCE (SAM), is an independent Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO), and has been operating since June 2008. With 59 permanent staff, it is headed by both PeterRead More →

Star Air is a key independent airline support operator on the African continent. It incorporates Star Air Cargo and Star Air Maintenance as separate entities. The business focusses on aircraft leasing, including aircraft with crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) charter, and cockpit and crew training for its own operations. STARRead More →

BOOK REVIEW – DAVE UNWIN As the editor of a number of UK aviation magazines Dave Unwin has flown an astonishing variety of planes. He is one of the world’s best-known aviation writers and an occasional contributor to SA Flyer’s fly tests. DAVE HAS BEEN FLYING since 1985 and hasRead More →

TEXTRON HAVE BEEN LISTENING to their customers and have incorporated many features into the King Air 360 that are a direct response to customer feedback. With more than 7,000 King Airs in service— including 1,300 of the 350 series made— the model was ripe for a facelift. The 360 representsRead More →

The internationally respected former head of SAA route network planning, Sylvain Bosc, commenting about Cynthia Stimpel’s book Hijackers on Board, on her whistleblowing at SAA said: “Democratic systems tend to be ineffective against people who have no respect for the law, no shame, no integrity, no limit and no fear,Read More →

Book Review: QUINTIN HAWTHORNE SOUTH AFRICA HAS A WONDERFULLY rich history of aerobatics, and many of our greatest pilots first showed what they are capable of in aerobatic competitions. For anyone with even a passing interest in the aerial ballet that is competition aerobatics Quintin Hawthorne’s book is a must-haveRead More →