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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

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Mango founder-CEO Bezuidenhout to join fastjet, while SAA admits subsidy

24th June 2016 Beleaguered African low-cost airline fastjet, which is listed on the London AIM, has announced that it has appointed South African airline executive Nico Bezuidenhout as its new CEO. Bezuidenhout will take up his new post on August 1. He has been CEO of Mango Airlines, the low-cost subsidiary of... 

New nuclear programme localisation target likely to be 50%

24th June 2016 The South African government is looking at securing a local content level of 50% in the country’s proposed new nuclear power plant (NPP) programme. This was stated recently by South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) Board Chairperson Dr Kelvin Kemm at a press briefing at the Necsa... 

Serious stresses remain at local level, but will they affect the elections?

24th June 2016 As is no doubt by now well known, the Institute for Security Studies recently reported that its violence monitoring project had identified 2 880 public protests in this country between 2013 and 2015, of which 53% had been violent. These protests are often, if not nearly always, described as... 

Air passenger traffic forecast to double over next 15 years

17th June 2016 Worldwide, air transport has proven very resilient over the past 45 years, despite periodic major crises. This was highlighted by Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers John Leahy to international aerospace journalists at the company’s recent Innovation Days briefing in Hamburg. Since 1970,... 

Airbus planning to deliver 650 airliners

17th June 2016 Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier told the world's aviation media at the company’s recent Innovation Days briefing that "[t]he focus for 2016 is, no surprise, it is to deliver!" The company, part of the wider Airbus Group, is currently seeking to ramp up production and deliveries of its... 

Latest iteration of global student challenge launched

17th June 2016 European airline manufacturer Airbus, part of the wider Airbus Group, has launched the 2017 Fly Your Ideas challenge for students around the world. Fly Your Ideas seeks to stimulate co-innovation between Airbus and, where relevant, its supplier companies, and universities around the world.... 

SAA group effectively admits to subsidising Mango

13th June 2016 In its reaction to the announcement that Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout had resigned and was going to become CEO of low cost carrier fastjet, South African Airways (SAA) has admitted to having effectively subsidised Mango, its low cost airline subsidiary. (SAA issued its response in a press release... 

SA invited to join Russian-led physics project to study post-Big Bang matter

10th June 2016 Russia has invited South Africa to join Project Nica, which is a major scientific programme to build a superconducting particle collider. The name Nica is derived from the full title of the project: Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility. Construction started in 2013 and the commissioning of the... 

Airbus unveils 3D printed unmanned test aircraft

10th June 2016 European airliner maker Airbus has designed, built and flown an entirely 3D printed unmanned air vehicle (UAV) which it has designated Thor. This was reported by Airbus head of emerging technologies & concepts Peter Sander at the recent Innovation Days 2016 media conference. Thor is an acronym... 

Airbus not currently planning a new airliner design

10th June 2016 European airliner manufacturer Airbus, part of the wider Airbus Group, is not currently planning a new airline design. But that does not mean that there is no thinking about a new design. "If there is [to be] a new plane, it will be a single-aisle [airliner]," Airbus Germany board chairperson... 

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