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Airbus, partners sign agreements to develop aircraft fuel-saving concept

2nd October 2020 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus has signed agreements with two airlines and three air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to determine the operational feasibility of the manufacturer’s ‘fello’fly’ aviation emissions reduction demonstration project. The airlines are French low... 

Iata signs agreement with UN counter-terrorism agency

25th September 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), the representative body of the global airline industry, and the United Nations (UN) Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) have signed, in a virtual ceremony, a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation in regard to the UN Countering... 

Airlink airline restarting regional operations in early October

25th September 2020 South African private-sector airline Airlink has announced that it will start phasing back in its regional flight network, with effect from October 5. It also announced that it will soon institute a new regional route, to Mozambique. On October 5 the airline will restart operations between... 

Significant step forward in clean aviation with hydrogen-powered flight in the UK

25th September 2020 Anglo-US company ZeroAvia has successfully carried out the world’s first flight of a ‘commercial-grade’ aircraft powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The aircraft is a modified Piper Malibu, a single-engined six-seater (comprising, usually, one pilot and five passengers). The flight took place at... 

Solution for the puzzle of dark energy proposed by scientists in Hawaii

25th September 2020 Scientists at the University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa, in the US, have developed a theory to explain the mysterious force known as dark energy. For some 20 years now, scientists have known that not only is the universe expanding, but that this expansion is also accelerating. The force driving this... 

Breakthroughs in practical artificial intelligence ethics reported by Rolls-Royce

25th September 2020 UK-based global industrial technology group Rolls-Royce recently announced that it had achieved two breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) ethics. These breakthroughs will be fully published later this year on the Rolls-Royce website under a Creative Commons licence. The group... 

Iata calls for planning to start for distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

25th September 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata) – the representative body of the global airline industry – has urged governments to start planning now for the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, when they become available. This planning should include the air transport sector as well as other... 

Storm has broken in Moz

25th September 2020 It was Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky who famously and caustically remarked that “[you] may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you” (or words to that effect: I am quoting from memory). And, as far as Southern Africa is concerned, war is here. I am of course referring to the... 

‘Green’ ship breaking facility planned in South Africa

23rd September 2020 South Africa’s national development finance institution, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), is backing a project to establish an environmentally-friendly ship-scrapping facility in the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone on the country’s west coast. The new facility, to be named... 

Russian and African organisations sign nuclear energy agreement

23rd September 2020 Russia’s State-owned nuclear energy group Rosatom signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (Afcone) this week. The MoU, signed simultaneously in Pretoria and Moscow, provides for cooperation between the two organisations in the peace uses of nuclear... 

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