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Iata supports AU on reopening continent’s civil aviation sector

16th April 2021 The representative body for the global airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), has affirmed its support for the African Union’s (AU’s) campaign to safely restart commercial aviation across the continent. The campaign is called ‘Saving Lives, Economies and... 

Stellenbosch researchers make major advance in imaging biochemical processes in cells

16th April 2021 Scientists and engineers at Stellenbosch University have developed a ‘visualisation tool’ that can, in three-dimensional (3D) images in space, as well as in time, automatically localise and quantify specific processes inside biological cells, such as those that make up the human body. The main... 

Global commercial aviation sector must strengthen its cybersecurity and cyber resilience

15th April 2021 In a report drawn up in cooperation with the global commercial aviation sector, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has highlighted the need for the aviation industry to unify its approach to cybersecurity. The report is entitled ‘Pathways to a Cyber Resilient Aviation Industry’ and it was published... 

Airbus signs military transport aircraft servicing deal with Egypt

15th April 2021 Airbus Defence and Space, part of the Airbus group, announced on Thursday that it had signed a five-year services contract with the Egyptian Air Force (EAF), to support the latter’s force of C295 twin turboprop transport aircraft. The EAF operates the largest fleet of C295s in the world, with 24... 

UN report on women’s autonomy shows Africa, including South Africa, has a lot to do

15th April 2021 In its latest report, ‘My Body is My Own: State of the World Population Report 2021’, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has revealed that, in 57 developing countries for which adequate data is available, only 55% of women are able to make fully autonomous decisions regarding health care,... 

Nasa engineers find fix for Mars helicopter glitch, but first flight delayed for several days

13th April 2021 Engineers at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa’s) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have developed a software fix for a glitch that developed in the command system of the Ingenuity helicopter. The problem emerged during a pre-flight test sequence for the Martian aircraft... 

Crucial component for new Airbus airliner completed and moved to final assembly facility

13th April 2021 The first centre wing box (CWB) for the Airbus A321XLR has been delivered to Hamburg, Germany, from Nantes, France, where it was assembled. The A321XLR is the latest version of the A320neo (for new engine option) family, a new-generation development of the company’s A320 single-aisle airliner... 

US group extends life of a second in-orbit satellite

13th April 2021 US aerospace giant Northrop Grumman has reported that its Mission Extension Vehicle-2 (MEV-2) spacecraft has successfully docked with the Intelsat 10-02 (IS-10-02) telecommunications satellite. MEV-2 will extend the life of IS-10-02, which was running out of fuel (having been launched in 2004)... 

Russians report success in first stage of pulse-detonation engine test project

12th April 2021 Russia’s State-owned Rostec group has announced that its subsidiary, United Engine Corporation (UEC), had completed the first round of tests on a pulse-detonation technology demonstrator engine. The engine is being developed by UEC’s Lyulka design bureau and the project was launched in 2016. “The... 

Biden proposes increased spending for space agency Nasa

12th April 2021 In its budget proposal for the 2022 financial year (FY), the new US administration of President Joe Biden has included some $24.7-billion for the country’s space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). This would represent an approximately 6.3% increase over the agency’s... 

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