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Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

He holds a master's degree in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Brazilian airframer predicts rapid growth in smallest jet airliner segment

29th July 2016 Embraer, the Brazilian group that is the world’s number one manufacturer of commercial jets carrying up to 130 passengers, forecasts that the global market for jet airliners in the 70-seat to 130-seat category will come to 6 400 new aircraft, worth $300-billion, over the next 20 years. The... 

It’s all about sovereignty

29th July 2016 On June 23, the British people voted, by 52% to 48%, to leave the European Union (EU). The turnout was 72.2%. This was the highest turnout in an election across the entire UK since the 1992 general election. There were regional variations in the voting, with England voting to leave by 53.4% to... 

South Africa a leader in aviation security

28th July 2016 South Africa is one of the leading countries in the world in implementing the latest commercial aviation security systems. This was pointed out on Tuesday by International Air Transport Association (Iata) head of facilitation Bob Davidson. The systems concerned are Advanced Passenger Information... 

Brazilians and Moroccans agree to develop aviation industry in the African country

26th July 2016 Brazilian aerospace group Embraer and Morocco’s Mohammed VI International Academy of Civil Aviation (AIAC is its abbreviation in French) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Casablanca. The aim of the MoU is to develop aviation-related engineering in the North African country.... 

Teaching scholarship in education under spotlight

22nd July 2016 Advancing teaching innovation and research excellence in higher education will be the focus of this year’s Annual Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference. The conference, in its tenth year, is an international gathering of academics and researchers that will be held at the Southern Sun... 

Airbus predicts commercial aircraft numbers will double by 2035

22nd July 2016 European major airliner manufacturer Airbus has forecast, in its latest Global Market Forecast, that the world will require 33 000 new commercial aircraft, worth $5.2-trillion, over the next 20 years. The forecast was released by the company at the recent Farnborough International Airshow. This... 

Boeing predicts growing demand for new airliners over next 20 years

22nd July 2016 US aerospace giant Boeing has forecast that the global market demand for new airliners will total 39 620 over the next 20 years, worth $5.9-trillion. This represents a 4.1% rise over last year’s forecast. These predictions were made in the company’s 2016 Current Market Outlook, released at the... 

Mozambique reports unquantified diamond discovery

22nd July 2016 In Mozambique, the National Director of Mines last week confirmed that diamonds had been discovered in the Massangena district of the Gaza province. Talking to the Maputo newspaper Notícias, he refused to say how many diamonds had so far been found, but stated that exploration and prospecting... 

Airbus Defence & Space believes its tactical transports are ideal for Africa

15th July 2016 With 57 of its twin-engined light and medium tactical transport aircraft already in service with 14 countries in Africa, Airbus Defence and Space (DS), part of the Airbus Group, believes its products are ideal to meet the continent’s needs, both regarding transport and intelligence, surveillance... 

International interest in small SA firm’s inspection robot

15th July 2016 Barely launched on to the market, a South African designed and developed inspection robot has already won local orders and attracted international interest, with potential overseas clients set to come to this country to examine it. The machine is the Ryonic Modular Inspection System, or RMIS,... 

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