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Defence & Aerospace

Brazilian airframer highlights ways of carrying cargo in the passenger cabins of its airliners

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th August 2020 Brazilian aerospace group Embraer, the world’s top manufacturer of airliners with up to 150 seats, has announced that it has developed ways for airlines to carry cargo on the passenger decks of its aircraft. This is to help meet the great demand for more air cargo capacity, which has resulted... 

SpaceX’s first crewed mission ends successfully with safe return of astronauts

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th August 2020 The first-ever commercial crewed spacecraft mission ended successfully on August 2 when the Crew Dragon capsule plashed down in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of the US state of Florida. The spacecraft, designed, developed, owned and operated by private-sector company SpaceX, was carrying US... 

Boeing hit hard by both Covid-19 and continued 737 MAX grounding, first half results show

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th August 2020 Giant US aerospace group Boeing has reported that its revenues for the first half of this year (1H20) were 26% down on those for the same period last year (1H19). In numbers, 1H20 revenues came to $28.715-billion compared with $38.668-billion in 1H19. It suffered a net loss of $3.036-billion in... 

Airbus space-based radar undergoes key deployment test

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th August 2020 Airbus Space Systems, part of Airbus Defence and Space (itself part of the Europe-based global aerospace group Airbus), reported on Tuesday that the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) antenna that it had developed for the Sentinel-1C satellite had been successfully deployed for the first time in one... 

Airbus space-based radar undergoes key deployment test
Photo by Airbus
The deployed Airbus Space SAR antenna for Sentinel-1C in the Friedrichshafen test facility

Trade union to institute contempt of court proceedings against Denel

By: Rebecca Campbell     11th August 2020 The Uasa trade union announced on Tuesday that it was instituting legal proceedings against financially-beleaguered State-owned defence industrial group Denel for contempt of court. This followed Denel’s failure to implement an order of the Labour Court to pay Denel employees their salary... 

Rolls-Royce reports minor wear problem in a few of its older Trent XWB aeroengines

By: Rebecca Campbell     11th August 2020 UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce announced on Tuesday that, during routine inspections, it had found “indications” of wear on a small number of Intermediate Pressure Compressor (IPC) blades in a few of its Trent XWB-84 turbofan engines. The engines concerned had all... 

Successful Anglo-Australian project could greatly extend life of SAAF Hawk jets

By: Rebecca Campbell     11th August 2020 In a major development that could be very beneficial for the South African Air Force (SAAF), UK-based global major aerospace and defence group BAE Systems (BAES) announced on Monday that, in a joint project with Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), it had massively... 

Successful Anglo-Australian project could greatly extend life of SAAF Hawk jets
Photo by Creamer Media
A Hawk Mk 120 of the SAAF taxiing during an air show at Air Force Base Waterkloof

Denel seeking extension to period in which it has to pay its staff their arrears

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th August 2020 In a press statement released on Friday, financially-embattled State-owned defence industrial group Denel reported that it was trying to get an extension to the court-ordered deadline for it to pay its workers their full salaries. In a judgment handed down on August 4, the Labour Court had... 

Iata reports that African airlines likely to lose $2-billion this year

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th August 2020 The global airline industry’s representative body, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), released, late last month, its latest analysis and forecast regarding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Africa’s airline sector. The continent’s airlines are expected to suffer total losses... 

Covid-19 hits Embraer commercial jet deliveries hard in second quarter, group reports

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th August 2020 Embraer, the Brazil-based major aerospace group which is the world’s number one manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 150 seats, has confirmed that it is slowing down the development of its new generation E175-E2 airliner, because of the current poor condition of the global airliner market,... 

Covid-19 hits Embraer commercial jet deliveries hard in second quarter, group reports
Photo by Rebecca Campbell
An Embraer E190-E2 photographed at the Airlink facility at OR Tambo International Airport while on a demonstration tour

Parliamentary committee welcomes new Secretary for Defence

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th August 2020 Parliamentary Portfolio Committee of Defence and Military Veterans Chairperson Cyril Xaba has welcomes the appointment of Gladys Sonto Kudjoe as the new Secretary for Defence. She is the first woman to hold this post, which is the senior civilian public service position within the Department of... 

Denel 'studying' Labour Court judgment, assures it will meet its staff obligations

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th August 2020 Financially-beleaguered State-owned defence industrial group Denel has confirmed that it has received the judgment against it by the Labour Court, handed down on Tuesday. The case had been instituted by two of the unions representing workers at Denel. The court ordered the group to pay its... 

Trade union wins salary case against defence group Denel in court

By: Rebecca Campbell     4th August 2020 Financially-embattled State-owned defence industrial group Denel has been ordered to pay its workers their salaries, the UASA trade union reported on Tuesday. This was the outcome of a virtual hearing by the Labour Court. “Presiding Judge Andre van Niekerk in his findings noted that Denel had... 

Airbus offers market unequalled range of airliners

By: Rebecca Campbell     31st July 2020 Europe-based global aerospace group Airbus reports that its smallest airliner family, the A220, is proving a most useful asset, particularly at this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Airbus acquired the A220 programme from Canadian group Bombardier, which had designated it the C-Series. “We have... 

SpaceX and Nasa inaugurate new era in crewed spaceflight

By: Rebecca Campbell     31st July 2020 On May 30 history was made when, for the first time ever, astronauts were carried into orbit in a spacecraft that had been designed and built, and was owned and operated, by a private-sector company, in fulfilment of a commercial transport contract. Technically, it was a demonstration flight to... 

SpaceX and Nasa inaugurate new era in crewed spaceflight

SANEDI, defence dept partner on delivery of energy efficient water treatment works in Hoedspruit

By: Schalk Burger     27th July 2020 The South African National Energy and Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Department of Defence (DoD) on July 27 announced a partnership to develop an energy efficient water treatment works at the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Air Force Base, in Hoedspruit, in the Maruleng... 

Airbus acts to finally settle trade dispute with the US

By: Rebecca Campbell     24th July 2020 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus reported on Friday that it had taken the final step in ending a long-running trade dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) between the European Union and the US. The dispute had been running for 16 years. The issue was repayable launch... 

More legal woes loom for Denel as another union takes it to court

By: Rebecca Campbell     24th July 2020 The trade union UASA announced on Friday that it was going to take financially-embattled State-owned defence industrial group Denel to the Labour Court over the non-payment of employee salaries. This followed “months” of talks with Denel “failing to find a solution to the issue” said the union in... 

Public Enterprises welcomes, justifies SAA rescue plan approval, appoints interim CEO

By: Rebecca Campbell     24th July 2020 The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) welcomed the outcome of the creditors’ vote on the proposed business rescue plan for State-owned South African Airways (SAA). The financially beleaguered national flag carrier has been under business rescue. In the vote on July 14, 86% of the creditors... 

Mixed feelings on approval of SAA business rescue plan

By: Rebecca Campbell     24th July 2020 There has been mixed reaction from unions representing employees of South African Airways (SAA) to the approval of the business rescue plan for the financially embattled State-owned national flag carrier. The plan was approved by 86% of the airline’s creditors in a vote on July 14. The approval... 

Airbus confident that its unequalled range of airliners is ideal for the post-Covid-19 market

By: Rebecca Campbell     23rd July 2020 Europe-based global aerospace group Airbus reports that its smallest airliner family, the A220, is proving a most useful asset, particularly in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Airbus acquired the A220 programme from Canadian group Bombardier, which had designated it the C-Series. “We have... 

Airbus confident that its unequalled range of airliners is ideal for the post-Covid-19 market
Photo by Airbus
From front to rear: an Airbus A220-300, A319neo, A330neo, A350-1000, Beluga specialised freighter (used by Airbus itself) and an A380.

Brazilian aerospace group reports drop in aircraft deliveries during the second quarter

By: Rebecca Campbell     22nd July 2020 Brazilian aerospace group Embraer has reported that it delivered fewer aircraft during the second quarter of this year than during the equivalent periods in previous years. Deliveries during this year’s second quarter totalled 13 executive jets and four commercial airliners. The executive jets... 

Trade union to resume action against Denel in the Labour Court

By: Rebecca Campbell     22nd July 2020 The Solidarity trade union announced on Wednesday that it would restart its legal action against State-owned defence industrial group Denel regarding the payment of salaries to the group’s employees. The union had previously charged that some Denel workers had only received 20% of their pay in... 

UK launches major green aviation research and development programmes

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st July 2020 The British government and aerospace industry are to jointly invest £400-million in researching and developing technologies that will reduce the environmental impact of aviation. The initiative, announced on Monday on the first day of a virtual Farnborough International Airshow, will see the... 

Industry team supporting UK advanced fighter technology programme gets new members

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st July 2020 UK-based global major aerospace and defence group BAE Systems announced on Monday that seven additional British-based companies had joined Britain’s Team Tempest future air combat advanced technologies development programme. Team Tempest was a joint initiative between the British Ministry of... 

Industry team supporting UK advanced fighter technology programme gets new members
Photo by UK Ministry of Defence
An artist’s impression of what a fighter developed using Team tempest technologies might look like.

Denel Group CEO suddenly resigns 

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th July 2020 State-owned defence industrial group Denel announced on Monday that its Group CEO, Danie du Toit, had resigned. Although the group is the country’s largest defence company, it is severe financial difficulties. Denel stated that Du Toit would leave the organisation on August 15. It gave no reason... 

Drones used to combat spread of water-sapping alien trees in semi-arid Karoo

By: Donna Slater     17th July 2020 Drones are being used by the agricultural community in the Western Cape, and more specifically the semi-arid Karoo region, where water resources are under strain, to fight invasive and water-hungry alien plant species. Southern Cape Landowners Initiative’s (SCLI’s) Cobus Meiring explains that,... 

Drones used to combat spread of water-sapping alien trees in semi-arid Karoo
Kammanassie farmer Morné Jonker with the drone sprayer used to fight alien vegetation

PPP steps in to salvage insolvent internet satellite communications firm

By: Rebecca Campbell     17th July 2020 UK-domiciled but US-based global internet satellite communications company OneWeb, which became insolvent because of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, has been bought by an international public private partnership (PPP). OneWeb’s aim was to establish a constellation of, at first, 650... 

Airline association calls on African governments to abandon quarantining

By: Rebecca Campbell     17th July 2020 The global representative body of the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), has called on African and Middle Eastern (AME) governments to abandon quarantine measures for arriving air passengers. These policies were doing grave damage to those countries’ aviation... 

Discovery of metals on the Moon aids development of lunar formation theories

By: Rebecca Campbell     17th July 2020 Scientists using data from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa’s) Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft have discovered evidence that the Moon might, underneath its surface, be richer in metals (such as iron and titanium) than had previously been believed. Nasa is... 

Drones Council launched to expedite advancement of regulatory environment

By: Donna Slater     15th July 2020 The Drone Council South Africa (DCSA) was launched on July 15 with its first webinar to update global stakeholders in the private and public sectors on progress being made in the drones industry, both internationally and in South Africa. The DCSA was formed in part to address South Africa’s... 

Major British aerospace manufacturer unveils ‘Factory 4.0’

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th July 2020 UK-based global major aerospace and defence group BAE Systems on Monday unveiled its new intelligent factory at its complex in Warton in Lancashire, England. This factory has been developed to support the UK’s Tempest next (sixth) generation combat aircraft technologies programme.  The group... 

Major British aerospace manufacturer unveils ‘Factory 4.0’
Photo by BAE Systems
BAE Systems/Fairfield Control Systems new intelligent workstations

Indian Air Force receives last batch of Boeing military helicopters ordered in 2015

By: Rebecca Campbell     13th July 2020 US global major aerospace and defence group Boeing has concluded deliveries of helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF), ordered under a September 2015 contract. The order was for 22 AH-64E Apache attack and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook heavy transport helicopters. The last batch of the helicopters... 

All Nasa’s new heavy space rocket components are now qualified for flight

By: Rebecca Campbell     10th July 2020 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) – the US space agency – has  announced that the structural testing campaign for its new Space Launch System (SLS) was completed on June 24. The SLS is Nasa’s new heavy rocket, which will launch into space its upcoming Artemis crewed Moon... 

Structural testing completed for first flight of America’s Orion spacecraft

By: Rebecca Campbell     10th July 2020 The US space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has announced that structural testing of its Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission had been successfully concluded. The Orion was designed to carry astronauts deeper into space than any previous human spacecraft.... 

Numsa, Sacca welcome adjournment of SAA business rescue vote

By: Rebecca Campbell     10th July 2020 In a joint statement on June 26 the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) expressed their relief that 69% of the creditors of South African Airways (SAA) voted to adjourn (to July 14) the vote on the proposed business rescue... 

Drones being used to help governments fight the Covid-19 pandemic

By: Donna Slater     10th July 2020 With the onset of Covid-19, technology has come to the fore, as people have been forced to work from home or increasingly remotely to ensure physical distancing, thereby increasing reliance on remote, and even autonomous, methods of conducting duties, with keen interest in the potential use of... 

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