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MEC David Maynier welcomes opening of George Airport under Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Jul 16, 2020 • Air, TransportComments Off on MEC David Maynier welcomes opening of George Airport under Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert Level 3

We welcome the announcement today by Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, that George Airport will open to receive business travellers and cargo under Alert Level 3. As a critical transport link for providing access to the Garden Route District for many business travellers across South Africa, this decision provides much-needed support to jobs and the...

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AMS helicopter busy with an inter-facility transfer to Groote Schuur Hospital.

Apr 21, 2020 • Air, TransportComments Off on AMS helicopter busy with an inter-facility transfer to Groote Schuur Hospital.

Good morning from our Cape Town base! We hope everyone is continuing to play their part to stay safe and flatten the curve! We are doing our part by ensuring that our essential service is continuing. Stay home and stay safe. The Western Cape Department of...

Cyclist airlifted to hospital from Simon’s Town

Mar 3, 2020 • Air, TransportComments Off on Cyclist airlifted to hospital from Simon’s Town

The Western Cape Department of Health EMS/AMS rescue helicopter airlifted a cyclist in a serious condition this morning from Simon’s Town (where the incident occurred) to Vincent Palotti Hospital. Images courtesy Rob de Wet...

Contingency procedures form the backbone of safe air traffic services

Feb 17, 2020 • Air, TransportComments Off on Contingency procedures form the backbone of safe air traffic services

Contingency planning and procedures form an integral part of airspace management and operations today. In the event of unforeseen incidence that places limitations on operations within air traffic management (ATM) services, contingency procedures can offer...

Transport Minister to officially open 8th annual AVI AFRIQUE Innovation Summit

Oct 23, 2019 • Air, TransportComments Off on Transport Minister to officially open 8th annual AVI AFRIQUE Innovation Summit

Proudly hosted by Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS), the 8th annual AVI AFRIQUE Innovation Summit seeks to explore what the aviation professional of the future will look like. This year’s Summit addresses the theme: ‘Developing future...

Panel discussion on aviation and diversity: “A Seat at the Table: A Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion in Aerospace”

Oct 14, 2019 • Air, News, TransportComments Off on Panel discussion on aviation and diversity: “A Seat at the Table: A Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion in Aerospace”

Johannesburg, South Africa – 14 October 2019. The extent of diversity and inclusion in aerospace of under-represented groups such as “women, minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities and under-represented socioeconomic groups” remains a contested...

Aviation innovators encouraged to enter 5th AVI Awards

Jul 30, 2019 • Air, TransportComments Off on Aviation innovators encouraged to enter 5th AVI Awards

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS) will be hosting the highly anticipated eighth annual AVI AFRIQUE Innovation Summit held from 23 – 25 October 2019 at the Canvas Riversands in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.   AVI AFRIQUE has...

Simon Hocquard is appointed Director General of CANSO

Jun 20, 2019 • Air, TransportComments Off on Simon Hocquard is appointed Director General of CANSO

Geneva, Switzerland, 19 June 2019 – CANSO (the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) has announced that Simon Hocquard is appointed Director General of CANSO from 19 June 2019. This follows as Jeff Poole completes his tenure as Director General. Simon...

ATNS part of a solutions-oriented collective attending global aviation conference

Jun 18, 2019 • Air, News, TransportComments Off on ATNS part of a solutions-oriented collective attending global aviation conference

Johannesburg, South Africa – 18 June 2019. Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) Interim CEO, Thomas Kgokolo, is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion on human performance management in Air Traffic Management (ATM) – the status, lessons...

ATNS invests in learners’ futures with ICT and Science centres

Apr 29, 2019 • Air, News, TransportComments Off on ATNS invests in learners’ futures with ICT and Science centres

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) SOC Limited was proud to hand over the 17th ICT infrastructure and science centre it has sponsored in rural high schools across the country over the past two years, to Balondo Secondary School in eMpangeni near...