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US-based group orders 100 business jets from Embraer

11th October 2021 Brazil-based major global aerospace group Embraer announced on Monday that it had received a further order from US-based executive aircraft and services company NetJets for up to 100 more Phenom light business jets. The deal is worth $1.2-billion and NetJets will begin to receive the new aircraft... 

European Service Module for US-led Orion crewed space programme delivered by Airbus

11th October 2021 The second European Service Module (ESM) for the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) -led Artemis crewed spaceflight programme was successfully delivered by air to Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre, in the US state of Florida, on Friday. The ESM is the responsibility of the European... 

Research group reports low level of market concentration in SA agriculture

8th October 2021 In a recent brief report, the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) pointed out that, according to the available data, the agricultural sector was one of the South African economy’s least concentrated sectors. And while agro-processing was much more concentrated that agriculture itself,... 

Airbus-led consortium to pilot liquid hydrogen fuel at French airport

8th October 2021 France’s Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport will pilot a project, being developed by an Airbus-led consortium, to increase the use of hydrogen in aviation, both in aircraft and ground vehicles, the European-based global major aerospace group announced on Tuesday. Lyon-Saint Exupéry is one of the airports... 

Sansa to host programme office for Earth observation data and products service for Africa

6th October 2021 The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) has been appointed as the Programme Management Office (PMO) for Digital Earth Africa. The latter entity has been established to make Earth observation data easily available and to provide ‘decision-ready’ products to African countries and... 

Covid-19 to cost the global airline industry just over $200bn in losses – Iata

6th October 2021 At its seventy-seventh annual general meeting this week, the global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), reported that its latest calculations indicated that the world’s airlines would, over the period 2020 to 2022, suffer total net... 

The world’s airlines commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

5th October 2021 At the 77th Annual General Meeting of their global representative body on Monday, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), the world’s airlines resolved that they would achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This would be in alignment with the Paris Agreement to limit global... 

ACSA among entities publicly accused by Iata of seeking to impose steep fee rises on airlines

5th October 2021 The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) was one of only two African airport and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to be explicitly named by the International Air Transport Association (Iata) as among those seeking to impose “outrageous” increases in the charges they levy on airlines. The... 

Airlink to launch service to Luanda, Angola; resume domestic service to Polokwane

5th October 2021 South African private-sector airline Airlink has announced that it will start a new direct route between Johannesburg, South Africa, and Luanda, Angola, from October 21. The new service will be operated three times a week and tickets are already on sale. “The South Africa-Angola corridor has been... 

Full-scale mock-up of and advanced small modular nuclear reactor unveiled in the UK

4th October 2021 Two nuclear technology companies, the Anglo-Dutch U-Battery and the UK’s Cavendish Nuclear, have unveiled a full-scale mock-up of U-Battery’s advanced modular reactor (AMR) design. The mock-up includes the reactor vessel, the intermediate heat exchanger vessel, and the connecting duct (which is... 

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