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Rolls-Royce marine AI technology project receives UK funding

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th February 2021 The British Ministry of Defence (MOD) has granted funding to UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce to further develop the company’s Artificial Chief Engineer technology. This is an autonomous ship machinery control system, intended to permit naval vessels to carry out... 

Air Côte d’Ivoire takes delivery of its first A320neo

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th February 2021 The national flag carrier of the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire, Air Côte d’Ivoire, has become the first airline in the region to operate the Airbus A320neo (‘neo’ standing for new engine option). Airbus announced the delivery of the operator’s first example of the type on Thursday.  The... 

Paramount Maritime puts to sea new Sentinel vessel to deter oil pirates in West Africa

By: Donna Slater     12th February 2021 Industrial maritime company Paramount Maritime's subsidiary Nautic Africa has launched its new flagship 35 m Sentinel vessel, the second of the new enhanced class, and ultimately destined for a customer in the Gulf of Guinea where it will be used for international oil company related... 

Suzuki launches new entry into highly competitive affordable SUV market 

By: Irma Venter     9th February 2021 Suzuki Auto South Africa (SASA) this week unveiled India’s most popular compact sports-utility vehicle (SUV) to the local market – the Vitara Brezza. The Vitara Brezza was first introduced in India in 2016, with an upgraded model that arrived last year. It has since become the most popular... 

Work has started on the assembly of the flight-test example of Airbus’ latest airliner type

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th February 2021 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus has announced that manufacture of components and systems for the first A321XLR airliner has begun. In parallel, preparations were being made to industrialise the production of the components of the latest version of the group’s highly successful... 

Naacam hopes momentum seen at the end of 2020 carries through to the new year 

By: Irma Venter     4th February 2021 The South African component manufacturing sector had a tough 2020, says National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) executive director Renai Moothilal. There is, however, hope that some of the positive momentum seen at the end of last year can be sustained in... 

Rolls-Royce again demonstrates that its engines can run on 100% sustainable fuel

By: Rebecca Campbell     2nd February 2021 UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has carried out the first trials using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in an engine developed for business jets. The tests were carried out at the group’s facility at Dahlewitz, in Germany, and came just weeks after it had... 

What makes people smart?

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     22nd January 2021 In May 1941, the city of London was bombed and the seat of Parliament, the House of Commons, was very badly damaged. When it was being rebuilt, Winston Churchill was asked if the original seating arrangement should be altered. He said not – the original seats had been such that government and... 

Platinum group metals take another step closer to use in battery electric vehicles 

By: Donna Slater     19th January 2021 TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) and its subsidiary Lion Battery Technologies reports that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a second patent to Florida International University (FIU) related to the use of platinum group metals (PGMs) in lithium batteries. Lion is a... 

Rolls-Royce inaugurates major new engine testbed

By: Rebecca Campbell     15th January 2021 UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has functionally inaugurated its new leading edge engine testbed by successfully completing the first engine run in it (the official opening will take place later). The engine used to inaugurate the testbed was a Trent XWB, which was... 

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