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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
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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
Oct 12, 2012
Prasa CEO Lucky Montana is optimistic that the first train in Metrorail’s R123-billion fleet-renewal programme can be delivered by 2014 or 2015.
Oct 05, 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.
Oct 03, 2012
The South African aerospace industry is poised for significant growth in the wake of the recent African Aerospace and Defence exhibition in Tshwane and the recommendations on the strategic role of Denel contained in the Draft Defence Review 2012
Sep 25, 2012
The SKF Group has received the Sustainable Supplier Award from Bombardier Transportation for integrating CSR in business principles and in management standards
Sep 18, 2012
Bombardier Aerospace will be a key business aviation participant at the 2012 edition of Africa Aerospace and Defence at South Africa’s Waterkloof Air Force Base in Centurion
Sep 14, 2012
The delay and disruption claim the Bombela consortium has filed against the Gauteng government regarding the Gautrain project is unlikely to be “settled in the short term”.
Jul 02, 2012
Rail technology group Bombardier Transportation has restructured its South African subsidiary company, which is now owned 26% by local employee and business trusts. Bombardier Transportation South Africa (BTSA) chairperson Alan Flint said on Monday that the local...
May 18, 2012
The Gauteng Management Agency has said that the issue of excessive water ingress in the tunnel between Park station and Rosebank station on the Gautrain system “remains unresolved”.
May 07, 2012
For the second consecutive year, Ethiopian Airlines has won the 2011 Annual Airline Reliability Performance Award from the Bombardier Aerospace.
Apr 26, 2012
Gautrain operator Bombela has started demonstration running of trains to Park station, in downtown Johannesburg.
Apr 20, 2012
The Gautrain Management Agency is hopeful the remaining leg of the Gautrain route will open “some time in May”.
Apr 06, 2012
Three of the world’s biggest commercial aircraft manufacturers recently announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop easily applicable and affordable aviation biofuels. The companies are Airbus of Europe, Boeing of the US and...
Jan 20, 2012
The Gautrain Management Agency has indicated that the remaining leg of the Gautrain route, is, as a best-case scenario, expected to open in March or early April.
Nov 04, 2011
The Gautrain link between Rosebank and Park Station will open in January 2012.
Oct 28, 2011
The Gautrain Management Agency will appeal a decision by the National Consumer Commission that the rail operation is contravening the Consumer Protection Act.
Oct 21, 2011
The Gautrain Management Agency and the Bombela operating company are in talks around alleviating the congestion experienced on Gautrain rapid rail link trains.
Sep 30, 2011
The Gauteng Management Agency has proposed construction work at the Gautrain station at OR Tambo International Airport, which will allow it to offload passengers from 4.5 coaches.
Sep 23, 2011
Aluminium products developer Constellium plans to inaugurate two new foundries in Issoire and Voreppe, in France, during the last quarter of this year to increase production of its Airware technology, which comprises a range of complementary, high-performance and...
Sep 23, 2011
The Bombela consortium has submitted its statement of case with regard to the delay and disruption the consortium experienced in construction work.