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Boeing makes safety change, Indonesian airline cancels order

By: Reuters     22nd March 2019 Indonesian airline Garuda said on Friday it would cancel a $6-billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, citing concerns over passenger confidence, as Boeing tried to quell safety worries by making a previously optional cockpit warning light compulsory. National carrier Garuda is the first airline to... 

Cummins Technology and Innovation are Powering A World That’s Always On at Middle East Electricity 2019

5th March 2019 Cummins Inc. introduces the new HSK78G natural gas generator series during the Middle East Electricity (MEE), at the Dubai World Trade Center (March 5 - 7), stand S3.D30. With a power density of up to 2.0MW from a 78L engine, which will be displayed on stand, the HSK78G series offers reliable... 

All-time record

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     1st March 2019 One cannot not write about State-owned electricity utility Eskom. I would love to, but it reminds me of the time that Alastair Cooke broadcast Letter From America in the UK. In those times, there was no Internet, and Cooke recorded his talk on a tape that was flown to London and broadcast two... 

Electrifying! Wacker Neuson and Kramer at Bauma 2019

13th February 2019 At Bauma 2019, international construction equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson Group will be taking visitors on an electrifying tour of its vast product portfolio. The zero emission range will be one of the main attractions at the Wacker Neuson and Kramer stand.   “Bauma is and always has been... 

Epiroc and Elf Drilling – keeping the finger on the mining pulse

5th February 2019 Epiroc has once again rocked the local mining space with a landmark sale of the first BenchREMOTE in South Africa to key customer, Elf Drilling. The innovative BenchREMOTE is an advanced monitoring system, which can be linked to up to three SmartROCs and is ideal for removing the operator from... 

Environmentally-Friendly Augmented-Reality Welding Simulators For Welding Students At TVET Colleges

11th September 2018 The new augmented-reality welding training solution from Sangari Education The blue collar skills shortage in South Africa is estimated at around one million jobs.  To meet this demand, training is essential, but the machinery needed is expensive.  Providing theory and no practical training is... 

Technology changes the future of welding

7th September 2018 The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) says it will use augmented or virtual welder training techniques in its new Future Welder Training Centre. “Augmented welder training, in essence, allows students to work with real three-dimensional objects combined with virtual computer-generated... 

African countries are rapidly expanding their use of UAVs, but South Africa lags

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th July 2018 The number of applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/unmanned aerial systems (UASes) in Africa was increasing rapidly, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) principal aeronautical engineer John Monk told the aviation session of the recent Southern African Transport... 

South Africa: a Hub for Marine Aids to Navigation Training

14th June 2018 South Africa is emerging as a hub of training in marine aids to navigation (AtoNs) for other developing countries keen to establish their maritime transport sector as a safe, secure and environmentally sound pillar of socio-economic growth. This was clear from an address by David Gordon,... 

New research group to bridge skills gap at Eskom

18th May 2018 Applied Thermo Fluid Process Modelling Research Unit (ATProM), a new research group, is building on an existing collaboration between State-owned power utility Eskom and the University of Cape Town (UCT) to provide engineers with up-to-date research and students with real-world experience while... 

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