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Boeing reports 'clear and steady progress' on returning 737 MAX to safe operations

17th May 2019 Giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing announced on Thursday night (South African time) that it had concluded the development of updated software for its 737 MAX single-aisle airliner type, as well as the associated simulator testing and engineering flight test. The updated software is for... 

UAV without conventional flaps, ailerons or elevators takes flight

17th May 2019 British major aerospace and defence group BAE Systems (BAES) announced on the first day of this month that its MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had become the first aircraft ever to be manoeuvred in flight using “blown air”. The MAGMA has been designed and developed by University of Manchester... 

17-year-old pilot’s Cape-to-Cairo project to inspire other teenagers

17th May 2019 An ambitious project to stimulate interest among high school pupils in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in general, and in aviation in particular, has reached an advanced stage of development. It is the “U-Dream Cape 2 Cairo” project, which involves some 20 teenagers in the... 

South African nuclear corporation CEO axed

14th May 2019 South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) CEO Phumzile Tshelane has been dismissed from his post and removed from the State-owned organisation’s board. This was announced on Tuesday by Energy Minister Jeff Radebe in a short press release. The decision was made because of the serious... 

Denel announces latest phase of its offset programme to Malaysia

10th May 2019 South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel announced on Friday that its tenth and last offset project for Malaysia, being provided in return for the Asian country’s order for armoured gun turrets and integrated weapons systems for armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs), was launched... 

Mining industry’s image in tatters following deadly Brazilian tailings dam collapse

10th May 2019 At 1.00 PM, local time, on January 25 this year, the deactivated Tailings Dam 1 of the Córrego do Feijão (“Bean Stream”) iron ore mine, owned by Brazil’s world-renowned mining group Vale and located near the small town of Brumadinho in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais, suddenly collapsed. The... 

Canadian aircraft manufacturer sees significant potential in Africa

10th May 2019 Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace, part of the Bombardier group, sees a lot of promise in the African market. “Africa is a very dynamic market, for sure,” says the company’s Airline Marketing Manager: Middle East and Africa Arnaud Brun-Khoobeelass. “It’s a market that offers... 

737 MAX woes reflected in Boeing’s first-quarter results

10th May 2019 US aerospace and defence giant Boeing, with the release of its results for the first quarter of this year, has assured that it is working with aviation regulators and customers around the world to ensure a safe return to service of its troubled 737 MAX, the fourth generation of its hitherto... 

South Africans play key roles in latest achievement for international astronomy project

9th May 2019 The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory announced on Thursday that the international consortium of computing specialists, which included South Africans, had completed its engineering design work on the Science Data Processor (SDP) for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope... 

Young South African radio astronomers shine with MeerKAT observation proposals

7th May 2019 The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (Sarao) has announced that 38 South African-led astronomy projects will use the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope array. The leaders of these projects include postdoctoral researchers (“postdocs”) as well as senior professors, based at ten South African... 

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