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Feb 05, 2016
SPECIALIST DESIGNER Booyco Engineering specialises in the design, development and manufacture of custom made and specialised mobile air handling systems for special applications
Custom made mobile air-handling systems designer, developer and manufacturer Booyco Engineering is currently working on the manufacturing of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that will be delivered to train manufacturer Bombardier...
Jan 26, 2016
Jan 22, 2016
GAINING TRACTION IEC Holden is manufacturing 660 kW ac motors for use in Bombardier’s Traxx Africa locomotives
The new Isando-based factory of Canada-headquartered industrial motors manufacturer IEC Holden has invested in local content and will supply the South African rail industry with alternating-current (ac) traction motors for locomotives, of which it has built 23 and...
Nov 27, 2015
CAPACITY INCREASE The Gautrain Management Agency aims to release the request for proposals for the procurement of 12 additional train sets within the next three months
Several key capacity-expansion projects are under way to enhance the operational capacity of the existing Gautrain rapid rail link system, says transport provider Gautrain Management Agency (GMA). “In the short term, GMA aims to increase the parking capacity at its...
Nov 27, 2015
Canada-based electric motor and generator manufacturer IEC Holden has been operating in the global railway industry for 106 years, with over 60 years of experience in manufacturing traction motors for locomotives. The company serves eight of the world's largest rail...
Nov 23, 2015
Nov 20, 2015
The project involves the acquisition of 1 064 locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail's General Freight Business unit by 2018.
Nov 06, 2015
MANUFACTURING FACILITY Swasap supplies Transnet with most of its axles
Having received its manufacturing technology EN13261 certification in July, Germiston-based railway axle manufacturer Swasap is now able to supply to any European railway operator, and has since secured a significant order from French train company Bombardier – one...
Oct 29, 2015
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Jul 27, 2015
Investment intent by international investor and national memorandum of understanding paving the way for Coega Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Cluster  THE Eastern Cape’s aerospace industry in Nelson Mandela Bay is taking off thanks to several new developments....
Jul 17, 2015
A request for proposals (RFP) will be released in September for the procurement of 12 additional train sets for the Gautrain rapid-rail operation, which is currently facing peak-period capacity constraints. The aim is to have the first new trains – which would be...
Jul 17, 2015
The legal process involving the delay and disruption claim, which the Bombela consortium filed against the Gauteng provincial government, is progressing.
Jun 23, 2015
Transnet acting CEO Siyabonga Gama
Freight logistics group Transnet has secured a R2.8-billion loan from Germany’s KfW Development Bank to fund part of its 1064 locomotives acquisition programme. Transnet would use the proceeds to fund the acquisition of 240 electric locomotives to be built in...
Apr 10, 2015
NEW EQUIPMENT Steloy has upgraded its design, project management, castings, machining and nondestructive testing facilities
State-owned rail utility the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) rail expansion and renewal project is prompting much-needed large-scale orders for the casting industry, which is encouraging Bronkhorstspruit-based specialist foundry Steloy Castings to...
Mar 20, 2015
BOMBARDIER CRJ 100 AT BLOEMFONTEIN CemAir added 15 CRJ 100 jet liners to its fleet in June to grow as a regional scheduled carrier
Privately owned air carrier CemAir has opened a twice-daily flight from OR Tambo International Airport, in Gauteng, to Bloemfontein, in the Free State, to meet demands of business travellers, says CemAir CEO Miles van der Molen. The company already runs a daily route...
Mar 02, 2015
Jan 16, 2015
On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop duster. This is the most recent version...
Jan 16, 2015
No specific method, timeline or costs have been finalised yet to remedy the water ingress, excessive to contractual specifications, into the Gautrain tunnel.
Jan 16, 2015
On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuels powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop-duster. This is the most recent version...
Nov 07, 2014
The project involves the supply of 12 new metro sets for the Paris metro network.
Oct 15, 2014
ExecuJet Aviation Group is expanding heavy maintenance support at the company’s Cape Town International Airport MRO facility to include Bombardier Dash 8 Q100, Q400 as well as the CRJ100 and CRJ200 aircraft. ExecuJet has also received South African Civil Aviation...
Aug 06, 2014
The recently awarded contracts within the rail industry, will in the next five to ten years place tremendous pressure on the skills requirements within this sector in South Africa.  Whilst much is being done to promote maths and science as well as technology, during...
Jul 01, 2014
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is today participating in the Africa Rail exhibition in Johannesburg. The event will offer a showcase for the company’s latest offerings and increasing experience in the rail market across Africa. Bombardier provides...
Jun 11, 2014
ExecuJet Aviation Group and Rolls-Royce have signed engine service agreements authorising ExecuJet Service Centres in China, Malaysia, South Africa, Nigeria and Australia to perform engine line maintenance, removals and installations on Rolls-Royce BR710 engines....
Nov 29, 2013
An arbitration tribunal has ordered the Bombela Concession Company to undertake immediate remedial work on the Gautrain tunnel section between Johannesburg Park Station and Emergency Shaft 2 to halt the inflow of water into the tunnel.
Oct 25, 2013
The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is mulling the acquisition of 40 new Gautrain rail cars, says GMA CEO Jack van der Merwe. “We will have to make a decision before the end of the year.”
Oct 25, 2013
The Gautrain Management Agency has proposed the development of seven new rapid rail routes along identified high-mobility corridors in Gauteng.
Oct 04, 2013
The Gautrain Management Agency is mulling the acquisition of 40 new Gautrain rail cars.
Oct 01, 2013
The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) was mulling the acquisition of 40 new Gautrain rail cars, said GMA CEO Jack van der Merwe on Tuesday. “We will have to make a decision before the end of the year.”
Sep 06, 2013
The delay and disruption claim the Bombela consortium filed against the Gauteng government in August last year will only be resolved by 2016.
Aug 23, 2013
The Riyadh Public Transport Project entails the development of six new subway lines.
Aug 09, 2013
The world’s commercial aeroplane fleet – airliners and freighter aircraft – is predicted to grow by more than 180% between now and 2032. This is the forecast of the UK civil aviation advisory and research service Ascend. It expects 35 450 new jet and turboprop...
Aug 09, 2013
The Department of Public Enterprises is seeking to develop closer relations between the country's three State-owned aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organisations, Denel Aviation, SAA Technical (SAAT) and South African Express (SA Express) Technical....
Jul 12, 2013
The Bombela Concession Company can double only one more train, operating in the mornings on the Pretoria–Johannesburg line, before it has provided all the rolling stock it has available.
Jun 07, 2013
The South African Air Force (SAAF) will acquire one or more new “VVIP” aircraft during the current financial year. And a number of acquisition programmes for the army will be pushed forward. The Department of Defence also wants to play a direct role in the...
Jun 04, 2013
Despite tight conditions in the airline industry, Rwanda’s national airline, RwandAir, is expanding rapidly into Africa, with Canadian-manufactured Bombardier as its chosen aircraft. RwandAir, which flew to six African destinations in 2008, now serves 15...
May 24, 2013
The South African Air Force (SAAF) will acquire one or more new “VVIP” aircraft during the current financial year. This was announced by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in her departmental Budget Vote speech on Thursday. “In November...
Feb 01, 2013
The arbitration case between Bombela and the Gautrain Management Agency is likely to take at least another two years.
Dec 07, 2012
The Gibela Rail Transportation has been awarded a R51-billion contract to supply 3 600 passenger trains to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.
Dec 05, 2012
The State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has confirmed that the Gibela Rail Transportation – a consortium comprising French multinational Alstom and local engineering company Actom – has been awarded the much-anticipated R51-billion contract to...
Nov 09, 2012
Nigel-based locomotives manufacturer Union Carriage & Wagon (UCW), a Murray & Roberts- (M&R-) owned company, has started manufacturing 32 15 E locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail's (TFR's) iron-ore line between Sishen and Saldanha.
Oct 26, 2012
Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) CEO Lucky Montana is positive the first train in Metrorail’s R123-billion fleet renewal programme can be delivered by 2014 or 2015. “It’s an ambitious programme, yes,” he admits. Prasa owns the Metrorail commuter service....
Oct 24, 2012
Bombardier Transportation has successfully delivered the 600th MOVIA metro car to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
Oct 22, 2012
BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO 380 very high speed (VHS) train named as a top product design in transportation Independent specialist jury’s recognition marks third award for the world’s most economical and eco-friendly VHS train
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