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Airports

Application of aerotropolis concept in South Africa to attract business

By: Simone Liedtke     27th January 2017 The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) believes that focused applications of the aerotropolis concept in South Africa will attract business and make domestic airports a preferable link in the value chain. 

Improved technology boosts airport operations

By: Simone Liedtke     27th January 2017 To provide more accurate information for airports across the country, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has upgraded existing technology and implemented new weather-observing technology at all airports to detect harsh weather earlier. 

New sewer pipeline to relieve pressure on existing works

By: Simone Liedtke     27th January 2017 Dube TradePort will construct the 6-km-long Hlawe river sewer pipeline, which will link the Dube TradePort precinct to the existing Tongaat Wastewater Treatment Works, service the northern part of the TradePort precinct and relieve pressure on the wastewater works. 

New sewer pipeline to relieve pressure on existing works
DUBE TRADEPORT The Dube AgriZone is intended to act as a catalyst for high-value agribusiness in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Solar power plants planned for all domestic airports

By: Simone Liedtke     27th January 2017 Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) plans to build solar power plants at all six of the South African airports its owns and operates by November this year. 

Aerotropolis concept advantageous for economy

By: Nadine James     22nd January 2016 If properly implemented, the aerotropolis concept will ultimately lead to improved connectivity, job creation, urbanisation and local accessibility, says airport management company Airports Company South Africa (Acsa).  

Aerotropolis  concept advantageous for economy
ASPIRING AEROTROPOLIS Infrastructure and service upgrades at O.R. Tambo International could stimulate job growth

Air transport catalyst for economic growth across African Continent

     22nd January 2016 Greater distances, more widely dispersed populations and lack of terrestrial infrastructure makes aviation an essential catalyst for social and economic progress on the African continent, says airport management company Airports Company South Africa (Acsa).  

Air transport catalyst  for economic growth  across African Continent
HANGAR TIME Acsa's commitment to upgrading and expanding its airports will pay dividends as global air travel increase exponentially

Airport city development requires more than economic investment

By: Nadine James     22nd January 2016 Airport cities that lack a robust economy, excellent public transport infrastructure and a relatively large and educated population are prone to failure, says independent aviation consultancy Centre for Aviation chief airports analyst David Bentley.  

Airport city development requires more than economic investment
Photo by Bloomberg
IN THE PREMIER LEAGUES The Centre for Aviation's chief airports analyst firmly believes that Manchester Airport is one of the best examples of an Airport City development

Cost-saving measures at Dube TradePort ensure stable water supply

By: Nadine James     22nd January 2016 The green initiatives meant to reduce operational costs and slow ecological degradation at the Dube TradePort, in KwaZulu-Natal, have ensured that the airport city development has alternative and relatively stable water supply, says Dube TradePort Corporation (DTPC) acting CEO Hamish Erskine.  

Cost-saving measures at Dube TradePort ensure stable water supply
IN THE ZONE Dube TradePort's Cargo Terminal, which safegaurds wares from the Agri and Trade Zones, has maintained 0% cargo loss since 2010

National carrier strengthens regional relations

     22nd January 2016 South African carrier South African Airways (SAA) celebrated twenty years of flying between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania last year.  

National carrier strengthens regional relations
Photo by Bloomberg
PLANE SAILING SAA's route from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam has benefited both cities in the last 20 years

Phase 1 of biometric project to be launched by end of March

     22nd January 2016 Following the launch of the pilot test of Transit Visa Biometrics System (TVBS) at the OR Tambo International Airport late last year,  Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says that the baseline implementation of the Phase 1 biometric solution will be completed by March 31 this year.  

Phase 1 of biometric  project to be launched  by end of March
Photo by Duane Daws
MALUSI GIGABA Biometric capturing will increase security and alleviate pressure at embassies for transit visas

Tswelokgotso Trading Enterprise

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd January 2016 Established in 2008, 100% black-owned construction company Tswelokgotso Trading Enterprise is involved in construction and facilities maintenance work, mostly in civil and road construction. 

Tswelokgotso Trading Enterprise

Beverage manufacturer opens R70m plant near Joburg airport

     23rd January 2015 US-based beverage producer Pepsi this month set up operations, with about 300 employees, at a new R70-million high-tech, custom-built headquarters at OR Tambo International Airport’s Aerotropolis precinct in Johannesburg. Pepsi, through its South African company Simba, will be headquartered at... 

Beverage manufacturer opens R70m plant near Joburg airport
Photo by Bloomberg
INCREASED DEMAND While some developers are cutting down on expenditures, Krisp Properties has been registering increased demand for its OR Tambo-based office park

Local airports operator tightens Ebola prevention measures

By: Pimani Baloyi     23rd January 2015 South Africa-based airport services provider Airports Company South Africa says it remains committed to supporting measures that prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Airports Company South Africa adds that it continues to work with the Department of Health and the South African Civil Aviation... 

Local airports operator tightens Ebola prevention measures
SUSTAINABLE CHANGE Airports Company South Africa is committed to meaningful and sustainable transformation in South Africa

Positioning local aviation expertise globally

By: Pimani Baloyi     23rd January 2015 International project management, engineering and consultancy services provider Royal HaskoningDHV says its South African aviation division has been exposing its personnel to projects outside of Africa as part of its commitment to developing South Africa-based expertise that the continent can... 

Positioning local aviation expertise globally
TESSEL SEVERS Royal HaskoningDHV is committed to exposing local aviation experts to state-of-the-art international airport design

Airport design influences profit

By: Carina Borralho     24th January 2014 Engineering, design and project management consulting company Aurecon is continuously exploring ways in which innovative engineering can ensure greater returns on capital expenditure (capex) and simultaneously save on airport operational expenditure (opex). Aurecon considers the aviation industry... 

SA aerotropolis under way in Johannesburg

By: Carina Borralho     24th January 2014 Owing to the need for economic growth in South Africa, local government and Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is investing in the Ekurhuleni Municipality’s aerotropolis project, based around O.R. Tambo International Airport, in Ekurhuleni, which is aimed at improving public- and private-sector... 

African aviation industry growing

By: Anine Kilian     25th January 2013 Air traffic in and around Central and sub-Saharan Africa is expected to increase by 12% this year, while international flights to Africa will increase by 6%, says Air Traffic Management worldwide leader Thales regional sales manager Norman Mathinya. He adds that, from 2021 to 2030, air traffic in... 

Airport upgrades under way at Lanseria International Airport

By: Anine Kilian     25th January 2013 Construction of Lanseria International Airport’s new R150-million 45-m-wide and 3-km-long runway, adjacent to the existing runway, is about 20% complete. The new runway will be wider than the existing runway, which was built in the 1970s. This will enable the airport to cater for the larger newer... 

Industry promotes aviation research and development

By: Anine Kilian     25th January 2013 Innovation stemmed from many quarters, with the majority of feasible new concepts emerging from academia and, particularly in the aerospace industry, from those completing or who have completed their PhDs, University of Pretoria (UP) head of the electrical, electronic and computer engineering... 

St Helena airport construction under way  

By: Anine Kilian     25th January 2013 South African construction firm Basil Read, which is the largest privately owned company currently operating on St Helena Island, a British overseas territory in the South Atlantic Ocean, currently employs about 350 people in the construction of the R3.5-billion St Helena International Airport... 

Airline industry a big contributor to GDP

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th March 2012 The commercial airline industry is an important indicator of economic prosperity and a key driver of economic growth through its connectivity services, which enable trade between countries through the movement of goods and people, says global airline Emirates Southern Africa regional manager... 

Airport to get new R150m runway

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th March 2012 Privately owned Lanseria International Airport has experienced significant growth over the past five years and will, this year, see the implementation of a series of development projects, including the construction of a new runway at a cost of R150-million, to improve the airport’s capacity 

Company assists airports in being environment friendly

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th March 2012 International flooring supplier Polyflor, which also has a South African agent, Polyflor South Africa (SA), recently completed a nearly 3 000 m2 safety floor installation at the arrivals hall at the East Midlands Airport, in north-west Leicestershire, UK. 

Consultancy expanding African projects

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th March 2012 Engineering and environmental consultancy SSI, a subsidiary of engineering consultant DHV, signed a contract in January for a six-month airport upgrade project at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), in Tanzania. 

Geospatial tools, services improve airport efficiency

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th March 2012 Geographic information systems (GIS) consultancy Aspire Solutions continues to provide Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) with geo-spatial tools and services to improve airport efficiency.  

New Vryheid regional airport set for 2017 completion

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th March 2012 Aviation services provider Nordic Airport Solutions (NAS) will, in conjunc- tion with the South African Con-sortium, establish and operate a new regional airport in Vryheid, north of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Airport expansions under way throughout Africa

By: Henry Lazenby     25th March 2011 Consulting engineering firm SSI reports that it is currently involved in a number of upgrades for airports in Africa, as well as overseeing a significant maintenance contract at the Oliver Tambo International Airport (Ortia), in South Africa. 

Fuel demand spikes at aerodrome

By: Henry Lazenby     25th March 2011 A spike in demand for aviation fuel has prompted the Grand Central Airport, in Midrand, Gauteng, to increase its total fuel storage capacity to 140 000 .  

Rebuilding of Waterkloof’s secondary runway under way

By: Henry Lazenby     25th March 2011 Construction giant Aurecon reports that it has started rebuilding the secondary runway at the Waterkloof air force base to international standards. The company was awarded the contract in December, after having completed the upgrade of the primary runway in October. 

Top honours for two SA airports

     25th March 2011 The Airports Council International (ACI) has named George airport, as the best regional airport in Africa handling fewer than two-million passengers a year. This was announced at the results of the international association’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards for 2010, in February. 

Cape Town’s IRT 
airport link on track 

By: Tracy Hancock     26th March 2010 An integrated rapid transport (IRT) link to Cape Town International Airport will be up and running by May 29, just before soccer fanatics from around the world flock to South Africa for the much anticipated FIFA World Cup.

The airport to city link includes the construction of a station and... 

Fuel system commissioning under way

By: Tracy Hancock     26th March 2010 The commissioning of a R130-million fuel system with a 6 000-m³ storage capacity at Durban’s new King Shaka International Airport has started. “This is the first major greenfield aviation fuel project in Southern Africa for a very long time, if not ever,” says Encon Engineering Projects managing... 

Local company awarded multimillion-rand contract

     26th March 2010  

R38,9m upgrade of airport entrance nears completion

By: Tracy Hancock     26th March 2010 The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality will soon complete the R38,9-million upgrade of Port Elizabeth’s (PE) Alister Miller drive, the main public entrance to the city’s airport. Municipal spokesperson Kupido Baron says that the upgrade, which started in June 2009, should be completed by mid April... 

Revamp nears completion in Cape Town

     26th March 2010  

SA’s airports ready for 2010 kickoff

By: Tracy Hancock     26th March 2010 Having spent R17-billion upgrading South Africa’s airports, since 2006, State-owned airport operator Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) is confident that the country’s airports will be ready to receive FIFA World Cup visitors. Acsa group manager for communications Solomon Makgale says that at... 

Efforts to mitigate 
environmental impacts 
continue 

By: Schalk Burger     4th December 2009 Every effort has been made to reduce the negative environmental impact of the new airport at La Mercy, says Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) spokesperson Colin Naidoo. Acsa policies try to deal with aircraft noise, bird management, storm-water runoff, air quality and occupational health and... 

Airports company improves customer services

     27th March 2009 The Learning Resources (LR) Group has developed a long-standing relationship with the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa), partnering in a number of initiatives in preparation for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, and beyond, to ensure that Acsa is a world-leading airport business. 

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