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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,... 

CSIR, Coega collaborate on biofibre product research

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th June 2021 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), in the Eastern Cape, will together develop an industrial research facility that is dedicated to the production of commercially viable biofibre products and applications. The CEOs of the... 

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... 

Report documents dangerous increase in illicit alcohol trade 

By: Simone Liedtke     28th May 2021 A report by market research company Euromonitor International has indicated that illicit alcohol trade in South Africa has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% since 2017 and now stands at 12% of the R177.2-billion total industry market value. In volume terms, illicit trade made... 

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... 

Egyptian airline receives new Airbus aircraft

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th April 2021 Egyptian low cost airline Air Cairo on Monday took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo single-aisle airliner. The aircraft was handed over at the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany. “The A320neo family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines, Sharklets and... 

AGCO Africa sets a new benchmark in combine harvesters as it launches the Fendt IDEAL range

23rd April 2021 A new benchmark in combine harvesters has been introduced locally by AGCO Africa with the launch of the Fendt IDEAL range. Developed from the ground up, AGCO Africa worked closely with its global centres of expertise. Special attention was paid to efficiency, grain and straw quality, reliability... 

Airbus wins a French stimulus order for more military helicopters

By: Rebecca Campbell     16th April 2021 The French Ministry of Defence has ordered eight more H225M helicopters and a second VSR700 uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) from Airbus Helicopters. The order is part of the French government’s national aeronautical industry stimulus plan, announced last year, to help the sector weather the adverse... 

Consumers are delaying car purchases owing to Covid-19 – Deloitte report 

By: Irma Venter     6th April 2021 Deloitte’s 2021 Global Automotive Consumer Study has found that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on consumer behaviour in the automotive industry.  The study surveyed more than 24 000 consumers in 23 countries, including South Africa. 

Metair won’t build lithium-ion plant in South Africa unless it secures offtake deal

By: Irma Venter     2nd April 2021 Newly appointed Metair CEO Riaz Haffejee says the group is in a “good position” to be a “good partner” to a lithium-ion (li-ion) battery manufacturer in South Africa, or to partner with a vehicle manufacturer to produce these batteries. He says the group is currently piloting a plant at its... 

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