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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

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Cargo has played key role in supporting African aviation during pandemic, notes TV network

7th September 2021 US news TV group CNN has highlighted the importance of air cargo in underpinning the African commercial aviation industry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Air cargo formed a “lifeline” for African aviation, the network reported. The African airport which handled the largest amount of cargo last year... 

Russian arctic mining project to be powered by nuclear energy

6th September 2021 Russian civil nuclear shipping and floating nuclear power plant company Atomflot, part of the State-owned Rosatom nuclear group, has signed a preliminary agreement with mining company GDK Baimskaya to provide four small modular reactors (SMRs) to power the miner’s Baimskaya copper and gold... 

Embraer delivers its 1 500th business jet

6th September 2021 Brazilian major aerospace group Embraer has announced that it delivered its 1 500th executive, or business, jet to a client last week. The company achieved this milestone in only 20 years, while the industry average for reaching this number was 34 years. The 1 500th delivery by the group was a... 

African airlines still need help to survive heavy losses from effects of Covid-19

3rd September 2021 As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to afflict Africa, with the number of deaths increasing while the rate of vaccination remains slow, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has warned that the lack of support from governments and development finance institutions for the continent’s aviation... 

South Africa’s radio telescope success stimulates international expansion investment

3rd September 2021 The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) has already awarded the contracts for the construction of the infrastructure required for the expansion of the country’s world-leading MeerKAT radio telescope array. Located in the Karoo region, roughly west of the Northern Cape town of... 

Air transport body reports business confidence within the sector is starting to improve

3rd September 2021 The International Air Transport Association (Iata) – the representative body for the global airline industry – has released its Airline Business Confidence Index for last month. This shows that business confidence within the sector has started recovering, albeit slowly. The index is based on a... 

South Africa’s radio telescope success stimulates international expansion investment

3rd September 2021 The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) has already awarded the contracts for the construction of the infrastructure required for the expansion of the country’s world-leading MeerKAT radio telescope array. Located in the Karoo region, roughly west of the Northern Cape town of... 

Iata reports air passenger traffic is improving, but is still well down on 2019 levels

2nd September 2021 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), the global representative body for the airline industry, has reported that both international and domestic air passenger traffic in July remained well below the levels achieved before the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the July figures also showed... 

South African pilot wins international aviation award

1st September 2021 Aviation digital ‘hub’ AeroTime has awarded an Aviation Achievement Award to South African pilot and ‘social entrepreneur’ Refilwe Ledwaba. This was in recognition of her creation and development of the non-profit Girls Fly Programme in Africa Foundation. She is the 23rd person to receive the... 

July saw continued increase in demand for air cargo

1st September 2021 The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), has reported that air cargo markets worldwide continued to register strong growth during July. (Because of the extreme market-distorting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, Iata... 

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