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An Embraer E195-E2 of Porter Airlines
Canadian airline orders another 25 jetliners from Embraer
30th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazil-based major aerospace group Embraer has announced that Canadian carrier Porter Airlines has ordered a further 25 E195-E2 airliners, which will take its fleet of this type to 75. The airline... 


Bowmans partner and public law and regulatory head Claire Tucker
Zero tolerance for greenwashing to inform future legislation
29th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

A zero tolerance for “greenwashing” is a sentiment that is likely going to inform much environment- and climate-related legislation as it develops going forward, legal firm Bowmans partner and... 


Virgin Atlantic's Flight 100 being fuelled with SAF
Virgin Atlantic, with Rolls-Royce engines, makes first 100% SAF flight from London to New York
28th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Airliner Virgin Atlantic's Flight100 – a Boeing 787 using aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 engines – on November 28 departed London for New York across the Atlantic ocean using... 


$13.5tr needed by 2050 for decarbonisation, especially in hard-to-abate industry sectors
28th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The world will require $13.5-trillion in investments by 2050 to transition to a more sustainable and carbon-neutral future, particularly in the production, energy and transport sectors, the World... 


IATA director-general Willie Walsh
IATA welcomes aviation decarbonisation conference agreements, but demands States act
27th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has welcomed the outcomes of the intergovernmental International Civil Aviation... 


South African Airways
Hurdles cleared for sale of SAA - now for Takatso to show the money
22nd November 2023 By: News24Wire

The last hurdles are being cleared for the sale of 51% of South African Airways to Takatso - if it can come up with the money.  A major blockage to the sale, brokered way back in June 2021, that... 


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Africa has huge potential for the production of sustainable aviation fuels
22nd November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

In the drive to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions aviation by 2050, Africa potentially has a great advantage, International Air Transport Association (IATA) regional VP Africa and the... 


Aviation safety in Africa is improving, but airline industry seeks to always get better
21st November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

African airlines need to become more active in the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) regional safety and flight operations groups (which are action oriented), IATA regional VP... 


IATA regional VP Africa and the Middle East Kamil Al-Awadhi
African airlines still face government-imposed financial pressures that exceed global norms
21st November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has again highlighted the problem of high commercial aviation costs in Africa... 


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Egyptair has ordered next-generation Airbus airliners
14th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus announced on Tuesday that Egypt’s national flag carrier, Egyptair, had ordered ten next-generation A350-900 widebody airliners. Next-generation... 


An aircraft engine used to test SAF
Rolls-Royce has announced that all its commercial aero engines can run on 100% green fuels
13th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major propulsion and power systems group Rolls-Royce announced on Monday that it has successfully tested every one of its current production commercial (including business) aircraft... 


Cape Town runway project awaiting Economic Regulator approval
6th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The starting of the Cape Town Aviation Infrastructure runway realignment is dependent on the approval by the Economic Regulator which is outstanding at this point; as well as the review of the... 


An Embraer E195-E2
Brazilian aerospace major reports strong delivery growth during the third quarter
30th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazil-based global major aerospace group Embraer has reported on its deliveries for the third quarter of this year (3Q23) and total deliveries for the first nine months of this year. For the... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
'Out of ICU': Gordhan says Takatso deal will be concluded soon, as SAA launches Brazil route
27th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The South African Airways-Takatso deal is "pretty much still on," with hopes that it will be concluded either later this year or early next year, according to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin... 


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Converter plants beneficial
27th October 2023

With a focus on future-oriented stainless steelmaking, metallurgical industry plant supplier SMS group offers converter steel plants for carbon and stainless steel worldwide. This includes complex... 


Automotive sector calls for greater policy support to roll out EVs
26th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Panellists discussing the automotive manufacturing sector during the Manufacturing Indaba on October 25 agreed that South Africa needs a strong directive and specific targets related to... 


An offshore oil rig
Global oil demand to reach its peak this decade, IEA says
24th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global demand for oil will reach its peak this decade, the International Energy Agency predicted for the first time, amid growing popularity of electric cars and the cooling of China’s economy. The... 


Piloting the Green Hydrogen Community Development Toolkit- H2.SA Programme
Piloting the Green Hydrogen Community Development Toolkit- H2.SA Programme
23rd October 2023

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has been working in... 


A truck at the Durban Terminals
Updated transport sector BBBEE codes key for SME integration
20th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Department of Transport is advocating for the infusion of small- and medium-sized (SMEs) into the economy through the alignment of the integrated transport sector codes with the amended generic... 


Embraer wins commercial and defence aviation contracts on three continents
20th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

This past week has been a significant one for Brazil-based global major aerospace group Embraer, with it being able to announce a series of commercial and defence aviation contracts, selections and... 


Deutsche Bank places new restrictions on financing of coal
Deutsche Bank places new restrictions on financing of coal
20th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank is expanding restrictions on its financing of coal, one of the main sources of energy in its home market of Germany, as part of a wider crackdown on high-emitting sectors. Companies... 


Rolls-Royce successfully tests its latest business jet engines with 100% sustainable fuels
19th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major propulsion and power systems group Roll-Royce announced on Wednesday that it had successfully tested its latest generation of business jet engines using 100% sustainable... 


Wesgro CEO and CTAA spokesperson Wrenelle Stander
Cape Town Air Access wins prestigious award for the second time
19th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

For the second year in a row, the Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) initiative has won the Routes World Destination Award at the Routes World Air Service Development Conference (Routes World 2023, held... 


Minister in The Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Cabinet approves Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy
19th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet has approved the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy (GHCS) for implementation, with the goal of positioning South Africa as a major producer and exporter of green hydrogen.... 


The platinum group metals Polokwane smelter of Anglo American Platinum in Limpopo.
Minerals Council South Africa highlights green hydrogen economy’s forward momentum
16th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world over, green hydrogen is being recognised as the most effective route towards combating the climate crisis in the most holistic way possible, with Minerals Council South Africa on Monday... 


Green Hydrogen
Three coastal provinces move to partner on green hydrogen ahead of finalisation of country strategy
15th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Eastern, Northern and Western Cape provinces have agreed to team up in a bid to position South Africa as a global hub for the production of green hydrogen and derivative products, as well as to... 


A hydrogen-fuelled truck
Industries must choose and move on most important hydrogen uses first
10th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Hydrogen can be used in a range of applications and it is important to select the most important use cases for green hydrogen, upon which industries worldwide must then move on. Multinational gas... 


Left to right: AASA chairperson João Po Jorge, AASA CEO Aaron Munetsi, and AASA deputy chairperson Prof John Lamola
Southern African airlines body elects its leadership for next year
9th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) on Saturday elected its chairperson and deputy chairperson for the next 12 months. The election took place during the association’s fifty-third... 


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Project DRAGON, UK
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

LanzaTech UK plans to convert locally derived waste gases to ethanol. 


A FlySafair plane at the King Phalo airport
Commission recommends Tribunal approve ACSA's acquisition of bpSA's aviation fuel supply assets at two airports
5th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal unconditionally approve the proposed transaction whereby the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) intends to acquire the... 


Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) was refuelled with hydrogen produced by Sasol, using an Air Products dispensing technology
Fuel cell electric vehicle demonstration seen as catalyst for nascent green hydrogen economy
2nd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In a milestone for South Africa’s nascent green hydrogen economy, three large corporates have teamed up to showcase the potential of using domestically produced hydrogen as a zero-emission... 


Green Hydrogen container
Export component of South Africa’s green hydrogen strategy will seek to lock in price subsidies
29th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The initial export component of South Africa’s yet-to-be-approved Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy is not premised on the trade of scarce renewable electrons – converted into molecules or... 


THROUGH THE HAZE: While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this Arizona airport pictured during a recent protracted heat wave. Bloomberg reports that airports around the world are relocating sensitive electrical equipment to rooftops to protect it from flooding, reinforcing runways to handle extreme temperature swings and revving up air conditioning as climate change complicates operations. Photograph: Bloomberg
THROUGH THE HAZE
29th September 2023

While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this... 


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Solutions vs problems
29th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There are many differences between Australia and South Africa, and these should not be dismissed or diminished. However, there are also several similarities, particularly when it comes to natural... 


Rolls-Royce announces breakthrough in project to allow hydrogen to fuel aircraft
26th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major propulsion and power systems group Rolls-Royce announced on Monday that it and its partners had achieved a significant breakthrough in making hydrogen a practical fuel for... 


WearCheck extends its footprint to second India lab
WearCheck extends its footprint to second India lab
26th September 2023

Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, recently opened the doors to its second laboratory in India – this one in Durgapur – after the success of its Chennai-based laboratory, which has... 


The Longonjo mine in Angola
Africa must navigate more fragmented, multipolar geopolitics to secure opportunities
20th September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Major political actors are increasingly looking at how they can entice African countries to align with various key geopolitical affairs, and African countries are trying to play all sides and have,... 


IATA reports and welcomes positive outcomes of talks with Nigerian aviation authorities
20th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body of the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has reported that it has had successful and constructive high-level talks with senior... 


Image of a FlyNamibia Embraer ERJ145 over a Namibian desertscape
FlyNamibia passes IATA safety audit, joins association, as 20th anniversary of audit marked
20th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Namibian private-sector domestic and regional airline FlyNamibia announced on Tuesday that it has joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The association is the global... 


Vehicles on show at the Maxus dealership in Pretoria
Maxus launches commercial EV dealership in Menlyn, Pretoria
19th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation (SAIC) has appointed South African dealer and distributor Maxus to market and sell its commercial EVs. The... 


Fahari Aviation uses drones to assist the agriculture sector
Kenyan aviation specialist enhances precision agri offering with 14 new high-capacity drones
19th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aviation technology subsidiary of Kenya Airways, Fahari Aviation, has expanded its agricultural services offering with 14 new high-capacity drones to meet to growing demand for precision... 


IATA highlights fuel efficiency audit as means to cut airline fuel burn and carbon emissions
19th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has highlighted the importance of minimising aviation fuel consumption in achieving the... 


Air Belgium, which links South Africa and Belgium, is terminating all passenger flights
19th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The board of directors of Air Belgium, which operates services to South Africa, suddenly announced on Monday afternoon that the carrier would cease all passenger operations, with effect from... 


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