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United Airlines Continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa & Middle East sales director Thorsten Lettnin
United Airlines is committed to net-zero carbon emissions flying by 2050
17th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US-based global major carrier United Airlines is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, its Director Sales: Continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa & Middle East Thorsten... 


Identity security can help Africa capitalize on opportunities for growth
Identity security can help Africa capitalize on opportunities for growth
16th May 2024

Several developments on the movement of people and goods in Africa hold prospects for surges in trade and development. Technology that supports security and individuals can and must facilitate... 


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Large igneous phosphate resource in Norway could redefine EU critical minerals supply chain
16th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Norwegian mining and exploration company Norge Mineraler chairperson John Vergopoulos says the discovery of a large igneous phosphate deposit sets the company apart as a key supplier of raw... 


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US travel numbers to South Africa greater than ever before, reports United Airlines
15th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The number of US visitors to South Africa is now higher than it was in 2019, the last year before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, United Airlines director sales continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa... 


South Africa to host twelfth Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition in Sept
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade exhibition and air show will be held from September 18 to 22 at Air Force Base Waterkloof, under the theme of ‘Exploring new paths, sharing solutions,... 


ATNS, CSIR making important progress in their joint passive radar project
10th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa’s national air traffic control (ATC) agency, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), have started joint measurement... 


Transferable skills and local investment: Unpacking the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem with CWP Global and YamnaCo. Ltd
Transferable skills and local investment: Unpacking the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem with CWP Global and YamnaCo. Ltd
10th May 2024

Have you heard? Green hydrogen, the brand-spanking new green molecule might just be the solution to the global energy crisis. As a green fuel alternative for the shipping, aviation, and transport... 


AP Ventures Co-Founding Partner Kevin Eggers
Hydrogen’s ‘irreplaceable’ role highlighted by platinum-linked venture capital provider
9th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the hardest-to-abate sectors of the global economy continues to be highlighted as “irreplaceable” by AP Ventures, the independent venture capital fund... 


Airlink adopting IATA’s New Distribution Capability
8th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional and domestic airline Airlink has announced that it is to implement the New Distribution Capability (NDC) for its transactions with the travel trade, with effect from July 31... 


Saudi Manara Minerals' team in Pakistan for talks on Reko Diq mine stake, document shows
Saudi Manara Minerals' team in Pakistan for talks on Reko Diq mine stake, document shows
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

Executives from Saudi Arabian mining company Manara Minerals are in Islamabad to continue talks about buying a stake in Pakistan's Reko Diq gold and copper mine, a Pakistan government document... 


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Yearly Air Force show promises 'mini-war', aircraft displays
30th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum Annual Airshow will be held on May 4 at the Air Force Mobile Deployment Wing (AF MDW) alongside Old Johannesburg Road in Valhalla, Pretoria. With the theme... 


IATA calls for more research into aircraft contrail formation and effects
30th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has called for urgent action to deepen knowledge about the formation and... 


White House eyes Russian uranium import ban while house bill stalls
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration is considering banning imports of enriched Russian uranium using executive authority as congressional efforts to block the Kremlin’s shipments of the reactor fuel stall,... 


Africa Aerospace and Defence organisers confident of a successful 2024 exhibition
29th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

More than half of the exhibition space for the 2024 iteration of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade exhibition and air show has now been booked, the organisers have announced. AAD 2024... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


China can't quit coal by 2040, researchers say, despite global climate goals
China can't quit coal by 2040, researchers say, despite global climate goals
23rd April 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal consumption will fall by just one-third by 2040, according to a report by a European consultancy published on Tuesday, threatening climate targets that call for phasing out much of... 


Dangote's oil refinery in Nigeria
Africa needs to build more oil infrastructure
23rd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Africa's mid- and downstream oil products supply infrastructure is ageing and suffers from a lack of investment, outdated policy frameworks and insufficiencies in regional, national and urban... 


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Embraer reports strong increase in airliner order backlog
22nd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazil-based global major aerospace group Embraer – the world’s number three maker of jet airliners – has released its deliveries and order backlog report for the first quarter of this year (1Q24).... 


Infinium founder and CEO Robert Schuetzle.
New boost for platinum group metals may arise from emerging eFuel scale-up
19th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The emerging use of electrofuel (eFuel) as an interchangeable substitute for petrol, diesel and aviation fuel has the potential to create important new demand for Southern Africa’s platinum group... 


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HySHiFT sustainable aviation fuel project, South Africa – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Contractual negotiations are under way between the developers of the project and the intermediary company established under Germany’s H2Global scheme. 


Norwegian airline to start low-cost London-Cape Town service in six months
18th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Norwegian long-haul but low-cost carrier Norse Atlantic Airways announced on Thursday that it was going to launch flights between London, in the UK, and Cape Town, during the Northern... 


Joint report on the main roadmaps for aviation to reach net-zero emissions released
18th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The ‘Aviation Net Zero CO2 Transition Pathways Comparative Review’, which is a joint initiative of the International Air Transport Association (IATA – the global representative body for the airline... 


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Boeing dramatically increases its sustainable aviation fuel purchases
17th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

American aerospace giant Boeing has announced that it is to buy 35.6-million litres of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), for use by its US commercial operations this year. This is its... 


A Rolls-Royce SAF test flight
Contract negotiations for Secunda sustainable aviation fuel project may be concluded by mid-2024
11th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Contractual negotiations are under way between the developers of the HySHiFT sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project, in Mpumalanga, and the intermediary company set up under Germany’s H2Global... 


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Flexible copper busbar for local industry
11th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 


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Flexible copper busbar for local industry
10th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 


US group selects its technology partners for its major sustainable aviation fuel project
10th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US clean fuels company DG Fuels has selected a technology, jointly developed by UK multinational advanced metals chemistry and sustainable technologies group Johnson Matthey and UK multinational... 


IATA launches report into the reduction of single use plastics in the airline sector
9th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has released its latest report on how the industry can reduce its environmental impact.... 


Rolls-Royce Power Systems enters partnership to achieve carbon capture for its mtu engines
9th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Rolls-Royce, the UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group, has announced that it is partnering with Switzerland-based carbon dioxide and dry ice company ASCO Carbon Dioxide (ASCO)... 


Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi
Labour dept to launch new programme to tackle unemployment
4th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi on April 4 announced that the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) would launching a new Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Labour Activation... 


Flight tests of Rolls-Royce’s latest engine have started
3rd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce announced on Wednesday that it had started flight tests of its latest aero engine, the Pearl 10X. This has been developed... 


An image of drone pilot trainees at RocketDNA
Regulations need to adapt to evolving industry – drone specialist
29th March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

A collaborative approach between industry authority the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) and drone operators is critical in further easing regulations for new and existing drone... 


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Drone potential hindered by regulatory hurdles, lack of funding
29th March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

While the South African drone manufacturing sector could increase its participation in the international market, regulatory hurdles, as well as a lack of funding and government support, are some of... 


Four sites have been selected for a solar PV pilot project, after which solar PV will be rolled out to all bpSA-owned sites
Energy major gears up to roll out solar across retail sites as it marks South African centenary
28th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy group bp Southern Africa (bpSA) has set the expansion of its service station network in South Africa as a key priority as it moves to mark its centenary in a country where it first began... 


A cargo plane operated by Astral Aviation
Strategic air cargo alignment between Kenyan, Abu Dhabian carriers has lifted off
25th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Kenyan air cargo carrier Astral Aviation (Astral) and Abu Dhabi-based United Arab Emirates operator Etihad Cargo, the logistics and cargo business of Etihad Airways, have announced the functional... 


Cape Town City pleased with developments at Cape Town International Airport
20th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

City of Cape Town Economic Growth MMC Alderman James Vos has congratulated the State-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) for its investment programme for Cape Town International Airport... 


Countries can carve niches for themselves in the global air cargo business, says IATA
19th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

It was possible for a country to turn itself into a global hub for important air cargo flows, even if that country had no connection with, or involvement in, the commodity concerned. So pointed out... 


Local, international aviation ground services groups form joint venture in South Africa
19th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African black woman-majority-owned aircraft ground-handling company NAS Colossal Africa Aviation Services (Colossal) and Belgium-based international ground-handling and ground services group... 


IATA reports major progress in sustainable aviation fuels, globally
18th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

In its latest 'Fly Net Zero Media Update' report, the global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has highlighted developments around... 


IATA reports important progress in the development of aviation electrofuels
18th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The first two months of this year saw significant developments regarding the category of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) known as electrofuels, the International Air Transport Association (IATA)... 


Zaffra CEO Jan Toschka
New sustainable aviation fuels venture established by Sasol and Topsoe
15th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A new venture focusing on the development and delivery of sustainable aviation fuels has been officially launched jointly by Sasol and Topsoe. Known as Zaffra and headquartered in Amsterdam, in The... 


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Breogan project, Spain
15th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is expected to produce 11 000 t/y of green hydrogen from renewable sources. 


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