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By: Keith Campbell     19th August 2005 Although Airbus’ giant A380 jetliner is still in the early stages of flight test, the company is driving head with its next project – the A350 twin-engined long-range airliner. 

Rough times for SA aviation

By: Keith Campbell     19th August 2005 THE SA commercial & general aviation sectors have been hard hit by the failure of key parastatals & government departments to grasp their contribution to the national economy. 

The A380 final assembly facility is simply awesome

By: Keith Campbell     5th August 2005 A report on the final assembly of the giant Airbus A380 airliner. 

South African missiles remain in contention for Brazilian order

By: Keith Campbell     5th August 2005 SA State-owned defence group Denel still in with what seems a good chance to sell its R-Darter BVRAAM to Brazil. 

SA scholars ready to leave for UK aerospace challenge

4th August 2005 The South African Air force yesterday bid bon voyage to a team of local scholars taking part in a UK schools aerospace challenge, who are leaving for the UK on August 10. 

Can Denel be put back on target?

By: Keith Campbell     29th July 2005 There needs to be a radical change in the Denel model going forward, asserts the group’s new CEO Shaun Liebenberg in an exclusive interview with Engineering News. 

Grintek to install air traffic equipment throughout SA

26th July 2005 South African firm Grintek has been contracted by ATNS, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company to supply, install and commission navigation aids across the country for a project that is being implemented by ATNS. 

SAA views cargo as central to six-pronged growth strategy

By: Terence Creamer     22nd July 2005 National carrier South African Airways (SAA) is finalising a new freight strategy, designed to double the amount of cargo it handles and position the airline as the preferred air-cargo carrier in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. 

The ultimate plane kit

By: Keith Campbell     22nd July 2005 How do you put together the biggest airliner in the world, especially when it is produced by a company operating from several plants that are hundreds of kilometres apart? 

New giant of the sky set to transform world of civil aviation

By: Keith Campbell     15th July 2005 It is an airliner like no other,better thought of as a winged airship or skyliner – so big in terms of payload and volume that applying the term ‘ship’ to it would not be an absurd affectation. 

First SA Gripens only months away

By: Keith Campbell     1st July 2005 THE 1st Saab Gripen fighter for the SAAF should be completed & rolled out in the last quarter of this year and is scheduled to make its first flight this November. 

High winds force postponement of Karoo rocket launch

By: Keith Campbell     1st July 2005 BAD weather forced postponement of SA Rocketry Association’s Anglo Platinum sponsored “SarAnglo” rocket – but SARA did launch its 1st successful I-class rocket. 

Airbus consolidates position in developing world

20th June 2005 Aerospace company Airbus has announced three confirmed orders from countries around the world. 

While government and professionals debate, amateurs pursue own 'space programme'

By: Keith Campbell     17th June 2005 The South African Rocketry Association, an amateur body, plans to launch a rocket to an altitude of 10 km and has projects to reach 50 km, even 100km. 

Delivery of first South African-made Hawk jets only weeks away

By: Keith Campbell     17th June 2005 THE first 3 SA manufactured Hawk lead-in fighter-trainers for the SAAF are currently undergoing pre-acceptance checks before delivery to the SAAF. 

R213-million JIA project launched

3rd June 2005 Gauteng officials yesterday launched the R213-million project to revamp the Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) interchange. 

Military aircraft key for SA aero industry

By: Keith Campbell     27th May 2005 THE South African government’s decision to join the European Airbus Military A400M transport project will be of enormous importance and benefit to the local aviation industry. 

Management key to aviation competitiveness - Erwin

25th May 2005 Increasing competitiveness in the aviation industry depends on the effectiveness of management in each enterprise. 

Aviation group in R100m expansion

By: Keith Campbell     20th May 2005 SA’s largest private-sector aviation industry company Aerosud has decided on a more than R100-million comprehensive expansion and development programme. 

Mbeki says air travel reform key to 2010 World Cup

19th May 2005 Africa's air industry must boost efficiency and cut costs, South African President Thabo Mbeki urged on Wednesday, saying reforms were critical to the success of South Africa's 2010 soccer World Cup. 

Boeing lands new technology

16th May 2005 New York Stock Exchange listed Boeing Company at the weekend delivered a 737 equipped with an advanced landing system that will guide the airplane to runways with improved accuracy. 

Denel breaks into Brazilian market

By: Keith Campbell     13th May 2005 SOUTH Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel has broken into the Brazilian market, with a deal to provide support for a Brazilian missile test programme. 

SAA set to grow freight's revenue contribution

By: Terence Creamer     4th May 2005 With some air-cargo observers forecasting volumes to triple over the next two decades, South Africa's State-owned airline, South African Airways (SAA), is intensifying efforts to devise a comprehensive freight strategy. 

Russian helicopter group setting up SA training school

By: Keith Campbell     29th April 2005 MAJOR Russian helicopter operating company UTAir Aviation is in the process of establishing a training school in South Africa. 

Denel's future strategy clarified

By: Keith Campbell     29th April 2005 SOUTH AFRICAN Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin sketched out the future priorities for State-owned defence industrial group Denel in his recent (April 15) address to Parliament. 

Top-level support for new aerospace network

By: Keith Campbell     22nd April 2005 SOUTH Africa’s renowned CSIR science council will be providing significant support for this country’s recently-launched Aerospace Network. 

Competition body welcomes SAA's travel-agent move

22nd April 2005 South African regulator the Competition Commission has welcomed the decision by South African Airways (SAA) to stop paying commissions to travel agents. 

SAAF's Hawk choice offers best value for money

By: Keith Campbell     15th April 2005 SURVEY of the reasons for SA chosing BAE Systems Hawk trainer. 

New aircraft to inject 'new ways of doing things' into SAAF

By: Keith Campbell     15th April 2005 THE introduction of new aircraft into service with the SAAF in the next few years introduce new technologies and new ways of doing things. 

New product to improve worker safety

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 South African mining houses, petrochemical industries and heavy-industrial companies are increasingly coming under pressure from trade unions to prioritise the safety standards of all employees working in dangerous areas. 

Fluorescent step-nosings promote mine safety

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 Industrial flooring company Toughflex Polymer Systems has, over the past five years, been introducing a new concept in 

Upswing predicted for specialist-flooring market

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 There is an upswing predicted for the specialist flooring market as companies are spending more capital on maintenance and upgrades and, more significantly, there are a number of projects planned this year requiring specialist systems. 

Recently-empowered firm launches new products

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 Vinyl flooring specialists Polyflor SA has recently announced its new black economic-empowerment (BEE) partner to be Umnombo Investment Holdings. 

New heavy-duty commercial grade flooring launched

15th April 2005 The largest global producer of wood-based panel products, Sonae Novobord SA has launched a new heavy-duty commercial laminated flooring product specially developed for use in high traffic areas, such as shops, restaurants, hotels and offices. ? 

Safer and faster concrete floor trowels now in South Africa

15th April 2005 The Belgian Full Track power trowels for concrete industrial floors are now being imported to South Africa by Spa Industrial of Benoni. 

Cable-management systems designed for commercial flooring

15th April 2005 Leading manufacturer of electrical accessories and cable management systems Legrand has designed a new cable management system for flooring. 

Saluting female flooring innovation

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 It is a rare occurrence when women are honoured or even given recognition for patented innovations in the engineering industry. 

Second-hand metals create opportunities for nonmetallic products

15th April 2005 During the past few years, the second-hand value of metals has created numerous opportunities for non-metallic products in South Africa. 

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