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Oil cleanliness of paramount importance

     29th November 2013 South Africa filtration company Filter Focus reports that although oil disposal - which in most cases is a completely unnecessary practice - often has harmful repercusions for the environment, which also, in most cases this is a completely unnecessary practice. Technologies do exist to make... 

SA laser centre looking to make a global impact following digital breakthrough

By: Sashnee Moodley     8th November 2013 Following its announcement in September of the successful development of the world’s first digital laser, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) National Laser Centre (NLC) aims to apply this newly acquired knowledge and share it with the wider laser industry. This is... 

SA laser centre looking to make a global impact following digital breakthrough

By: Sashnee Moodley     8th November 2013 Following its announcement in September of the successful development of the world’s first digital laser, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) National Laser Centre (NLC) aims to apply this newly acquired knowledge in and share it with the wider laser industry.  

Pattonair Signs New Supply Contract With Mtu Aero Engines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd September 2013 ·Pattonair will be supplying build and repair parts to MTU Aero Engines. ·Pattonair and MTU have agreed a Long Term Contract. Pattonair www.pattonair.com, the leading global aerospace and defence supply chain service provider, is delighted to announce that it will be working with MTU Aero... 

Energy Institute announces shortlist for energy awards competition

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2013 The Energy Institute Awards cover the depth and breadth of the global energy sector, and recognise the important contribution the energy industry makes to society. Over 130 entries were received to this year’s competition. The judging panel, made up of senior industry representatives, has... 

UAVs may lead to fewer pilots in future

By: Carina Borralho     13th September 2013 Although unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have the greatest potential to grow the South African aerospace industry, Southern African Women In Aviation (SAWIA) pilot Amanda Kandawire says the technology may reduce demand for pilots in future. “I am not sure whether I accept UAVs in the industry... 

Hakskeen Pan wheel tests for 2016 Bloodhound land-speed record attempt complete

By: Irma Venter     6th September 2013 Like all records, the Bloodhound land-speed record attempt is all about numbers: 1 600 km/h, R515-million, seven tons, 60 people, 135 000 hp, and the year 2016. Yes, the timeframe for the actual 1 600 km/h run will now be 2016, and no longer 2015. Bloodhound programme director Richard Noble says... 

SA work packages ramping up as Airbus Military begins A400M deliveries

By: Keith Campbell     12th July 2013 It is the year of the A400M,” enthused Airbus Military president and CEO Domingo Ureña during his company’s 2013 trade media briefing (TMB) at the end of May. “We’re almost there. The FAL (final assembly line) is no longer empty. Next year, it will be full, full, full.” Following the delivery of... 

SA work packages ramping up as Airbus Military begins A400M deliveries

By: Keith Campbell     12th July 2013 “It is the year of the A400M,” enthused Airbus Military President and CEO Domingo Ureña during his company’s 2013 Trade Media Briefing (TMB) at the end of May.  

Redbank raising sets it up for major exploration work

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th May 2013 Copper developer Redbank Copper on Tuesday told shareholders that it would undertake an aggressive exploration campaign following a successful A$8.2-million capital raising. Redbank raised the funds through a share placement, priced at 0.5c a share.  

SA university qualifies for German competition

By: Chantelle Kotze     22nd February 2013 The racing team of Port Elizabeth tertiary education institution Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), NMMU Racing, in January qualified for international design competition Formula Student Germany (FSG) for the second time. 

Aerodynamic trailer developed to reduce fuel costs, carbon footprint

By: Chantelle Kotze     1st February 2013 Truck and trailer body manufacturer Serco has collaborated with retail group Spar South Africa to develop a prototype of a new concept trailer, designed to help reduce fuel costs and carbon dioxide emissions, while simultaneously being highly practical to load. 

Trucking group uses SA tour to showcase efficiency advances

By: Irma Venter     12th October 2012 MAN Truck & Bus South Africa’s (SA’s) Consistently Efficient Tour 2012 has delivered a 4.7 l/100 km diesel saving over the seven-city, 4 200 km event. 

Ultrasonic camera to enhance NDT in industry

By: Zandile Mavuso     12th October 2012 Aerospace and defence group EADS’ Innovation Works research and technology network has signed a cooperation agreement with Norway-based DolphiTech for the development of a new nondestructive testing (NDT) system based on an ultrasonic camera component used for composite inspection 

MAN shows new EfficientLine truck can save operators R103 714 a year

By: Irma Venter     10th September 2012 MAN Truck & Bus South Africa’s (SA’s) Consistently Efficient Tour 2012 has delivered a 4.7 l/100 km diesel saving over the seven-city, 4 200 km event. The tour featured three on-highway, long-haul derivatives from the MAN TGS EfficientLine range, available in South Africa only in the second... 

Truck maker aims to showcase efficiency during seven-city SA tour

By: Irma Venter     31st August 2012 And they’re off. MAN Truck & Bus South Africa (SA) has started its Consistently Efficient Tour 2012, emulating the European event held by its parent company last year. 

Company Announcement: Aston Martin unveils its new hero-the Vanquish

     16th August 2012 Aston Martin unveils a stunning new luxury sports car 

Real Economy Report  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th July 2012 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. South African Airways Technical recently concluded an agreement with American aero engine company Pratt & Whitney. Keith Campbell has the story. 

New truck range comes with attractive standard features

By: Irma Venter     22nd June 2012 It is usually passenger cars that come with a lot of standards features – such as airconditioning, airbags – but now truck manufacturers are starting to also up their game to lure customers to their showrooms. 

Pilot training key to consolidating techno advantages of SA’s new Gripens

By: Keith Campbell     15th June 2012 In their first involvement in a combat operation, participating in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s (Nato’s) Operation Unified Protector over Libya last year, Saab JAS39 Gripen fighters of the Swedish Air Force achieved an availability rate of more than 92% at their forward operating base... 

Pilot training key to consolidating techno advantages of SA’s new Gripens

By: Keith Campbell     15th June 2012 In their first involvement in a combat operation, participating in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s (Nato’s) Operation Unified Protector over Libya last year, Saab JAS39 Gripen fighters of the Swedish Air Force achieved an availability rate of more than 92% at their forward operating base... 

Company Announcement: Latest Generation Prius Arrives In SA

     23rd April 2012 Bristling with kit, the new Toyota Prius also adds value for money to the package 

European aerospace, airline CEOs in emissions appeal to four PMs

By: Keith Campbell     23rd March 2012 Three leading European aerospace manufacturers and six of the continent’s airlines have jointly appealed to the Prime Ministers of France, Germany, Spain and the UK to ensure that the European Union’s (EU’s) recently and unilaterally introduced emissions trading scheme (ETS) will be discussed in... 

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