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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Public Enterprises welcomes, justifies SAA rescue plan approval, appoints interim CEO

24th July 2020 The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) welcomed the outcome of the creditors’ vote on the proposed business rescue plan for State-owned South African Airways (SAA). The financially beleaguered national flag carrier has been under business rescue. In the vote on July 14, 86% of the creditors... 

British govt announces funding to develop advanced modular nuclear reactors

24th July 2020 The British government announced on July 10 that it was awarding funding of £40-million for the development of advanced modular nuclear reactors (AMRs) and associated technologies. This was part of the UK’s programme to develop new and low-carbon industries and energy sources, thereby creating... 

Astronomers announce they have imaged two planets orbiting a Sun-like star

23rd July 2020 The European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced on Wednesday that its Very Large Telescope (VLT) had taken the first ever image of a young Sun-like star with two giant exoplanets orbiting it. The star is designated TYC 8998-760-1 and lies some 300 light years away. The planets have been... 

Insurers still refusing to pay out Covid-19 claims despite court and regulatory rulings

23rd July 2020 Specialist public loss adjustment company Insurance Claims Africa (ICA) has again thrown the spotlight on major insurance companies that are refusing to pay out business interruption claims submitted by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the hospitality and tourism sector, despite a Western... 

Airbus confident that its unequalled range of airliners is ideal for the post-Covid-19 market

23rd July 2020 Europe-based global aerospace group Airbus reports that its smallest airliner family, the A220, is proving a most useful asset, particularly in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Airbus acquired the A220 programme from Canadian group Bombardier, which had designated it the C-Series. “We have... 

DHL orders freighter aircraft from Boeing

23rd July 2020 Global logistics group DHL Express and US aerospace group Boeing jointly announced on Wednesday that the former had ordered four 767-300BCF air cargo aircraft from the latter. The suffix -BCF stands for Boeing Converted Freighter and indicates that the aircraft will be converted from standard... 

Brazilian aerospace group reports drop in aircraft deliveries during the second quarter

22nd July 2020 Brazilian aerospace group Embraer has reported that it delivered fewer aircraft during the second quarter of this year than during the equivalent periods in previous years. Deliveries during this year’s second quarter totalled 13 executive jets and four commercial airliners. The executive jets... 

Trade union to resume action against Denel in the Labour Court

22nd July 2020 The Solidarity trade union announced on Wednesday that it would restart its legal action against State-owned defence industrial group Denel regarding the payment of salaries to the group’s employees. The union had previously charged that some Denel workers had only received 20% of their pay in... 

New study indicates that Venus has active volcanoes

21st July 2020 The use of more refined numerical models of thermo-mechanical processes beneath the surface of the planet Venus has led a joint University of Maryland (in the US) and the Zurich Federal Institute of Technology (in Switzerland) research team to propose that there could be 37 active volcanoes on... 

UK launches major green aviation research and development programmes

21st July 2020 The British government and aerospace industry are to jointly invest £400-million in researching and developing technologies that will reduce the environmental impact of aviation. The initiative, announced on Monday on the first day of a virtual Farnborough International Airshow, will see the... 

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