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Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality hosts investment tour

By: David Oliveira     8th July 2016 The Ekurhuleni municipality has given journalists insight into some of the key industrial and infrastructure developments in the metropolitan, including the Harambee bus-rapid transit (BRT) system and the Lords View Industrial Park. Ekurhuleni economic development facilitator Yusuf Mayet... 

Work under way to validate numerical simulation of aircraft fuel behaviour 

By: Keith Campbell     11th December 2015 The University of Pretoria is well advanced in a programme to experimentally validate numerical simulation software developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to accurately model the sloshing of fuel in an aircraft's fuel tank. This was unveiled at a recent joint... 

Experimental results are validating CSIR numerical simulation system

By: Keith Campbell     27th November 2015 The University of Pretoria is well advanced in a programme to experimentally validate numerical simulation software developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to accurately model the sloshing of fuel in an aircraft's fuel tank. This was unveiled at a joint briefing at... 

Support initiative gaining ground, boosting supplier development

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th August 2015 In aiming to identify a business growth opportunity in the local aerospace industry, the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) at the end of last year assisted Cape Town-based machining and assembly company Daliff Precision Engineering in developing a mounting tray to support avionic... 

South African defence industry moves to collaborate at home and abroad to thrive 

By: Keith Campbell     24th October 2014 South Africa’s defence, aerospace and maritime industries contribute to the country’s economy through the development and maintenance of high-level scientific, engineering, technological and technical skills and jobs, as well as advanced design, development and manufacturing processes. They have... 

South African defence industry moves to collaborate at home and abroad to thrive

By: Keith Campbell     24th October 2014 South Africa’s defence, aerospace and maritime industries contribute to the country’s economy through the development and maintenance of high level scientific, engineering, technological and technical skills and jobs, as well as advanced design, development and manufacturing processes. They have... 

SA aerospace companies form alliances locally and globally

By: Keith Campbell     3rd October 2014 Two major announcements concerning the South African aerospace industry, both involving leading local company Aerosud Holdings, were made within 24 hours of each other, immediately before the start of the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition. The announcements also concerned fellow South... 

Denel launches project to develop regional aircraft 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd October 2014 South African State-owned defence group Denel used the opportunity of the recent Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition to launch a new aircraft project. The proposed new aircraft is currently being referred to as the SARA, an acronym for South African Regional Aircraft.  

Aerostructures triple alliance to boost SA aerospace industry

By: Keith Campbell     16th September 2014 South African aerospace companies Aerosud and Denel Aerostructures (DAe) signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with European major airliner company Airbus at the DAe plant at OR Tambo International Airport, in Kempton Park, on Tuesday. The MoU creates an industrial and research... 

Good times, bad times

By: Keith Campbell     29th August 2014 There has lately been some quite important news from, and affecting, the local defence industry. For example, it has been announced that, provided all the regulatory and other approvals are obtained, State-owned defence group Denel will acquire the entirety of BAE Systems Land Systems South... 

Airbus seeks to help strengthen SA aerospace company

By: Keith Campbell     11th July 2014 European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, part of the aerospace and defence Airbus Group, wants to help South African company Denel Aerostructures (DAe) to expand into the commercial aircraft aerostructures sector. DAe is part of the State-owned Denel defence industrial group and is one of three... 

SA aerostructures company wins more Airbus A400M work

By: Keith Campbell     2nd July 2014 Local aerospace company Denel Aerostructures (DAe), part of the State-owned Denel Group, has won a fourth contract to manufacture parts for the Airbus A400M military air transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft. The new contract, which was won in an international bidding process, is worth... 

Denel Awarded Another Multi-Million Rand Tender For Airbus A400m

     2nd July 2014 Denel Aerostructures has been awarded a fourth multi-million rand contract to manufacture and produce key parts on the Airbus 400M the world’s most advanced military airlifter. The company will, in future, manufacture “ISO locks” – a combination of aluminium rails and cross tracks – to be fitted... 

SA defence group seeks major revenue, orders, boosts within five years

By: Keith Campbell     15th November 2013 South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel is modernising most of its product offerings to increase its competitiveness in the international defence markets. “By 2018, Denel will have moved from its current position as a ‘good company’ to be a ‘great company’ and a national asset... 

European aerospace group to strengthen business and research links with SA

By: Keith Campbell     15th November 2013 European airliner manufacturer Airbus expects to double its current sourcing volume from South Africa by 2020. This was recently revealed in Toulose, France, by Airbus international cooperation analyst Tina Rose. Currently, Airbus sources components and parts from South Africa worth $35-million a... 

Denel aims to grow revenue to R7bn

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th November 2013 State-owned defence company Denel on Tuesday said it intends to grow its yearly revenue to more than R7-billion in the next five years and create a long-term order book of more than five times its turnover. 

Airbus to strengthen business and research links with SA

By: Keith Campbell     30th October 2013 European airliner manufacturer Airbus expects to double its current sourcing volume from South Africa by 2020. This was revealed on Wednesday by Airbus international cooperation analyst Tina Rose in Toulouse, France. Currently, Airbus sources components and parts from South Africa worth... 

First Airbus A400M military transport plane handed over 

By: Leandi Kolver     30th September 2013 The first Airbus A400M military transport plane, to which South African firms Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud contribute components, was officially handed over to the French air force on Monday. The A400M is an all-new military airlifter designed to meet the needs of the world's armed forces in... 

New A400M work for Denel

By: Keith Campbell     19th June 2013 South African State-owned aerospace company Denel Aerostructures (DAe) has been awarded a new, €15.1-million (R200-million), work package by European manufacturer Airbus Military to produce structural parts for the A400M military transport aircraft. The contract was announced at the Paris Airshow... 

Denel Aerostructures, Airbus Military sign renegotiated A400M contract

By: Keith Campbell     28th September 2012 South African aerospace company Denel Aerostructures (DAe), part of the State-owned Denel Defence industrial group, last week signed a renegotiated agreement with Airbus Military covering the South African company's participation in the A400M military airlifted programme. DAe manufactures the... 

Company Announcement: New Agreement Strengthens Denel Aerostructures' Role in A400M Manufacturing

     17th September 2012 Denel and Airbus Military have finalised a new agreement with revised terms for manufacturing aircraft components on the A400M, in a development that will contribute significantly to the financial turnaround of the South African company and confirms its position as a top-tier supplier on the... 

Denel makes profit again, but in line for more State aid

By: Keith Campbell     3rd August 2012 Although South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel made a profit of R41-million in the financial year ending March 2012, the government is thinking of providing the business with further support. In the 2012 Budget, the State allocated R700-million to assist the group's struggling... 

Denel in line for more State assistance despite, again, making a profit

By: Keith Campbell     19th July 2012 Although South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel made a profit of R41-million in the financial year ending March 2012, the government is thinking of providing the business with further support. In the 2012 Budget, the State allocated R700-million to assist the group's struggling... 

Aircraft manufacturer continues to invest in composites facility

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     8th June 2012 State-owned aeronautics company Denel Aerostructures says it has put a number of measures in place to ensure that it consistently produces quality components for its clients, which include major aircraft manufacturers Airbus, Boeing, AgustaWestland and Gulfstream. 

SA aerostructures firm’s turnaround to take longer than first hoped

By: Keith Campbell     8th June 2012 Loss-making State-owned aeronautical company Denel Aerostructures’ (DAe’s) schedule to achieve break-even has slipped by two years, in comparison to the forecast a year ago. DAe is part of the Denel defence industrial group.  

Denel Aerostructures recovery taking longer than first hoped

By: Keith Campbell     28th May 2012 Loss-making State-owned aeronautical company Denel Aerostructures’ (DAe’s) schedule to achieve break-even has slipped by two years, in comparison the the forecast a year ago. DAe is part of the Denel defence industrial group. In a written reply to a Parliamentary question by Democratic Alliance... 

Denel still firmly in the A400M programme

By: Keith Campbell     22nd May 2012 South African State-owned aeronautics company Denel Aerostructures (DAe) is assured of work on the Airbus Military A400M military transport aircraft programme for at least the next three years. "We can confirm that we want to have Denel as a supplier to the A400M," said A400M programme head... 

Airbus Military has the African market in its sights

By: Keith Campbell     21st May 2012 Africa is one of the emerging regions now being targeted by Airbus Military for sales of its aircraft, especially those in the light/medium category. "Our objective," said Airbus Military senior VP: commercial Antonio Rodriguez Barberan in Madrid on Monday, "is to grow in Africa."  

Airbus Military to keep A400M work packages in South Africa, markets C295 aircraft

By: Keith Campbell     4th May 2012 Airbus Military is busy renegotiating its A400M military airlift aeroplane industrial work packages with South African companies Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Aerosud. “Our idea is to maintain those packages in South Africa,” assures Airbus Military senior VP commercial Antonio Rodriguez-Barberán.  

South African firm may still receive Gripen workflow despite Saab’s new-generation evolution

By: Keith Campbell     20th April 2012 Swedish aerospace and defence group Saab recently reported that it had fulfilled all its offset obligations with South Africa regarding the latter's acquisition of 26 Gripen fighters. Officially designated industrial participation, these offsets were divided into two categories -- defence... 

Airbus confirms it will keep A400M work packages in South Africa

By: Keith Campbell     17th April 2012 Airbus Military is busy renegotiating its A400M military airlift aeroplane industrial work packages with South African companies Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Aerosud. “Our idea is to maintain those packages in South Africa,” Airbus Military senior VP commercial Antonio Rodriguez-Barberán told... 

New generation Gripen does not mean end of South African work on existing model

By: Keith Campbell     4th April 2012 South African State-owned aeronautical company Denel Aerostructures (DAe) could still benefit from its relationship with the Swedish aerospace group Saab. This is because, while Saab is busy developing a new generation of its Gripen fighter (known as the Gripen NG, or Gripen JAS39E/F), the group... 

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