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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

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Interstellar objects might be more common in our Solar System than previously thought

25th August 2021 Interstellar comets, generally believed to be very rare visitors to our Solar System, might be very much more common than normally assumed, two US astrophysicists have suggested. The scientists concerned are Amir Siraj and Avi Loeb of the Centre for Astrophysics/Harvard & Smithsonian. The... 

Airliner-to-freighter conversion centre being established in Ethiopia

25th August 2021 The Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to set up a world class centre in the African country, which will convert Boeing 767-300ER airliners into freighter aircraft (designated 767 P2F). The airline group can already... 

Hospitality body warns of serious consequences of suspension of flights to Plettenberg Bay

23rd August 2021 The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) has warned that the halting of commercial flights into Plettenberg Bay Airport would hurt the region’s tourism sector, which in turn would hit the wider regional economy. Located in the extreme southeast of the Western Cape province,... 

New Mars mission passes key Nasa review

23rd August 2021 The US space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), has reported that one of its future Mars scientific investigation projects had passed a key mission review, known as Key Decision Point C. The project is designated Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers... 

South African food inflation continued its upward trend in July

20th August 2021 Food inflation in South Africa increased again last month, the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) has reported in its Food Inflation Brief-July 2021. The increase was both in month-on-month and year-on-year terms. There has been a trend of increasing food inflation in the country... 

Iata statistics confirm extent of airline-sector crisis last year

20th August 2021 The release on Tuesday of the International Air Transport Association’s (Iata’s) “Iata World Air Transport Statistics” report, covering 2020, has confirmed with hard data the depth of the crisis that afflicted the global aviation industry last year, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Iata is... 

Sansa to host key office of Digital Earth Africa

20th August 2021 Earth observation data services and products organisation Digital Earth Africa signed an agreement on Thursday with the South African National Space Agency (Sansa), which will see the latter host the former’s Programme Management Office (PMO). Digital Earth Africa exists to provide partners... 

Dallas Fort Worth Airport to expand its cargo capacity as demand recovers

19th August 2021 Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), located in the US state of Texas and the world’s number four airport in terms of flight operations, will launch the first stage of a three-stage air cargo expansion project late this year. This was reported by DFW Executive VP: Global Strategy and... 

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

19th August 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... 

Global air transport body calls on governments to release blocked airline funds

19th August 2021 The International Air Transport Association (Iata) on Thursday called on governments that are blocking the repatriation of airline funds to cease doing so. The association, which is the representative body of the global airline industry, pointed out that the blocking of these funds was a... 

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