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Rolls-Royce reports its new power gearbox has set world aerospace power record

1st September 2021 UK-based industrial technology group Rolls-Royce announced on Wednesday that the prototype power gearbox (PGB) for its new-generation UltraFan jet engine had set a new world aerospace power record. The record was set in the group’s dedicated PGB test facility, in Dahlewitz, near Berlin, in... 

Kulula to restart flights between Gauteng and the Eastern Cape

1st September 2021 South African low cost carrier Kulula, one of the brands of the Comair group, announced on Tuesday that it was reinstating its route between Johannesburg and East London. Flights on this route would resume on September 4. “We have listened to our customers who have been eagerly awaiting for us to... 

Global airline losses reduced during the second quarter: North America even saw net profits

31st August 2021 The global airline industry’s representative body, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), has reported that the aggregated losses of the sector had decreased during the second quarter of this year (Q2 2021) in comparison to the first quarter. The data was released in Iata’s Airlines... 

South African company highlights need to maintain cybersecurity, analyse open-source data

31st August 2021 Local defence and security electronics company Hensoldt South Africa (Hensoldt SA) has highlighted the latest technologies available in these sectors. It did so at the recent 2021 Sovereign Security Conference, held in Pretoria, and which the company helped sponsor. The huge shift from working in... 

Kenya Airways reports fall in total revenues but surge in cargo income

27th August 2021 Kenya Airways, the East African country’s national flag carrier, released its financial results for the first half of this year (1H21) in a virtual investor briefing on Thursday afternoon. The group’s total revenues, of 27.35-billion Kenya shillings (Kshs), represented a 9% decrease (apparently,... 

Agricultural employment probably stable, not increasing, despite StatsSA report

27th August 2021 The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) has cautioned that the apparent increase in the number of agricultural jobs during the second quarter of this year (2Q21) in comparison to the first quarter (1Q21) might be illusory. According to the figures released by Statistics South Africa... 

Denel releases radical restructuring plan to make the business sustainable

27th August 2021 Financially-beleaguered State-owned defence industrial group Denel announced on Wednesday a radical reorganisation, in an attempt to turn the business around. The plan also implied a significant downsizing of the group. Even so, Denel management only expected the group to return to profitability... 

Airbus, Zurich scientists cooperating to grow human tissues in space

26th August 2021 Airbus Defence and Space reported on Thursday that it had cooperated with scientists at the University of Zurich (UZH) Space Hub to develop a technology demonstration experiment which will produce human tissue in almost zero gravity conditions onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The... 

Etihad Airways and IAI announce partnership to convert Boeing 777 airliners to freighters

26th August 2021 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), based Etihad Airways has entered into a partnership with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to convert Boeing 777-300ER airliners into freighter aircraft, a process known as P2F for short. The P2F conversion for the 777-300ER was jointly launched in 2019 by... 

Comair confirms operational restart next week

26th August 2021 South African private sector airline group Comair confirmed on Wednesday that it would resume scheduled operations on September 1, as planned. The company, which operates the British Airways (in South Africa) and Kulula low cost carrier brands, had temporarily suspended its services on July 5,... 

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