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YOUR PARTNER THROUGH ALL THE STAGES OF YOUR CAREER The Solidarity Occupational Guild for Aviation is aimed at protecting and promoting all occupations in the aviation industry.

The Guild for Aviation strives to act collectively as a watchdog for members, to protect the occupation and to give young people an opportunity for a career in aviation, and also to address issues in the industry.

Who may join the Guild for Aviation? Matriculants
Matriculants interested in studying in this field
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Cabin crew

Air traffic control staff


Any other persons working in the aviation industry.
Guild benefits As Guild member you are part of Solidarity and consequently you qualify for all trade union benefits within the terms and conditions. Guild membership is an additional benefit of Solidarity membership.

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Additional benefits enjoyed exclusively by members of the Guild for Aviation are:
Comprehensive representation for Guild members at the Civil Aviation Authority.
Continued training and development in Afrikaans
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Financial advice and products by Solidarity Financial Services
Industry-specific newsletter
Civil Aviation Act CARCOM was instituted in terms of section 156 of the Civil Aviation Act, 2009, as a consultative body on matters relating to the development of the Civil Aviation Regulations and other aviation matters in general.

The committee must also advise the Minister of Transport on proposals with regard to the introduction of any regulation; the amendment or withdrawal of any regulation made; the introduction of any technical standard to be issued; the amendment or withdrawal of any technical standard issued, and any other matter relating to civil aviation.

The Guild is geared to protect the trade and the industry.

It is therefore perfectly placed to represent our members’ professional needs on this committee and/or subcommittees.

Solidarity now also has representation on the following CARCOM subcommittees, where we can actively intervene and negotiate for our members.

Aviation Safety Operations
Aviation Infrastructure
Aviation Security
Fees and General

For Industry Regulations

IN THE NEWS Airbus trials shore-to-ship drone deliveries

18.03.2019– Bizcommunity

Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. This marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions, to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel ‘M/V Pacific Centurion’, 1.5km from the shoreline of Singapore’s Marina South Pier, carrying 1.5kg of 3D printed consumables. Landing safely on the ship deck and depositing its cargo to the shipmaster, the Skyways unmanned air vehicle swiftly returned to its base, with the entire flight taking within ten minutes.

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FAA expects Boeing update for troubled jet ‘in coming weeks’

02.04.2019 – News24

US aviation regulators say Boeing needs more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it anticipates Boeing’s final software improvements for 737 Max airliners “in the coming weeks”. Boeing was expected to complete the work last week, but FAA says the company needs more time to make sure it has identified and addressed all issues. The FAA says once it gets Boeing’s completed proposal, it will conduct a rigorous safety review. The planes have been grounded around the world since mid-March.

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Airbus to introduce ‘Connected Experience’ platform

04.04.2019 – Bizcommunity

Following extensive market feedback and support from industrial partners, Airbus has decided to proceed with an IoT Platform for the cabin, known as the Airbus Connected Experience. Up to now, this has been a concept study, which is ‘coming to life’ following cooperation agreements signed with three best-in-class partners: gategroup, Stelia Aerospace and Recaro Aircraft Seating – with more to join. The platform will link in real-time interconnected core cabin components, including the galleys, meal trolleys, seats, overhead bins and other cabin elements. As well as allowing data exchange throughout the cabin for the crew, it is also planned that consolidated information could also be uploaded to the Skywise cloud for subsequent trend analytics.

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R4.5bn new development at O.R. Tambo Airport

18.02.2019 – Fin24

O.R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa’s biggest and busiest port of entry, recently unveiled the first phase of a R4.5bn mixed-use development that will see its Western Precinct acquire new offices, retail space, hotel and conference facilities and additional transit-related services. At a sod-turning ceremony for its Western Precinct development, an 8.5-hectare site, the general manager of the airport, Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana detailed the plans to unlock the development potential of 180 000 square metres of bulk for a mixed-use development to be located on the northern precinct of the airport.

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Infrastructure and regulatory reform required to unlock Africa’s air-cargo potential

08.03.2019– Engineering news

Air transport would play a crucial role in the growth of intra-African trade, because of the poor terrestrial communications across the continent, as well as the number of landlocked countries on the continent. So affirmed South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana in his keynote address at the opening of the recent Air Cargo Africa 2019 conference and exhibition in Kempton Park.

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20 February 2019
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10 October 2018
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 By Tania du Toit The list of medical conditions that do not agree with flying, is kilometres long and can never be complete. Considering the significant...

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