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Rolls-Royce announces net zero emissions plans

By: Donna Slater     17th June 2021 Power and propulsion engineering company Rolls-Royce has announced its plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, at the latest. The company’s actions and the development of new low-carbon technologies will enable the users of such products to, in turn, lower their carbon emissions,... 

EU regulations can benefit bioethanol production in South Africa

By: Simone Liedtke     9th June 2021 European Union (EU) regulations that are supportive of bioethanol use will provide an opportunity for South Africa in terms of the production of ethanol fuels through various manufacturing methods. South Africa produces just over 400-million litres of ethanol a year, of which 180-million is used... 

South African aircraft maintenance company wins US certification

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd June 2021 Corporate and VIP aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company, Execujet MRO Services, has been certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Execujet MRO Services is based at Lanseria International Airport, northwest of Johannesburg, in Gauteng province. The certification... 

Mbalula outlines 2021/22 transport priorities

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st May 2021 The Department of Transport’s expenditure is expected to increase at an average yearly rate of 8.1%, from R57.3-billion in 2020/21 to R72.5-billion in 2023/24, Minister Fikile Mbalula said during the virtual debate on the transport budget vote on May 21. He said the majority of the funds are... 

High-pressure Hydraulic and Tool Supplier Meets Multiple Industry Needs

13th May 2021 Hydraulic, pneumatic, tool and abrasive supplier Kiloton, has been the preferred industrial service partner when it comes to supplying industries in Sub-Saharan Africa, for 20 years. The company boasts an array of high-pressure hydraulics, pneumatics, hand and power tools, as well as abrasive... 

Dassault reveals new generation ultra-long-range business jet with new Rolls-Royce engines

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th May 2021 Renowned French aerospace group Dassault Aviation on Thursday announced its latest aircraft design, the Falcon 10X business (or executive) jet. Dassault specialises in advanced fighter aircraft (its current production type is the Rafale multirole fighter) and business jets, but is also active in... 

Iata welcomes G20 guidelines for restart of international tourism

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th May 2021 The International Air Transport Association (Iata) – the global representative body for the airline industry – has welcomed the agreeing, by the Tourism Ministers of the Group of 20 countries (G20), of the ‘Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism’. The association urged the G20 governments to... 

AP Ventures adds Pavilion Capital as a partner

By: Donna Slater     19th April 2021 Singapore-based investment company Pavilion Capital has become a limited partner in venture capital manager AP Ventures’ Fund II. In welcoming Pavilion Capital as its eighth limited partner, AP Ventures and its portfolio companies “look forward to benefitting” from working with a Singapore-based... 

Cabinet expected to approve Hydrogen Society Roadmap by early 2022 at latest 

By: Terence Creamer     14th April 2021 South Africa’s Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM) will be presented for Cabinet approval either before the end of the year or early next year and should outline how the country’s resource advantages should be leveraged to produce green hydrogen, as well as to integrate hydrogen-related technologies,... 

New Iata director-general takes office

By: Rebecca Campbell     1st April 2021 Former International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh became the International Air Transport Association’s (Iata’s) eighth director-general on Thursday, succeeding Alexandre de Juniac. Iata is the representative body of the global airline industry. Walsh was elected to the post at Iata’s... 

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