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Nordgold equips West African training centre with virtual training tool

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th November 2020 Diversified miner Nordgold has equipped its new West Africa Training Centre, at the Lefa mine, in Guinea, with a Cybermine Full-Mission Simulator. The simulator is a training tool for mining fleet operators that is designed to improve their skills through safe and efficient manipulation of... 

ATNS launches virtual Aviation Training Academy

By: Donna Slater     18th September 2020 With Covid-19 restrictions, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) is piloting virtual training through its Aviation Training Academy. ATNS’ Aviation Training Academy offers aviation training to several countries in Africa since it was certified as a training institution in 1996.  

Cat Simulators offers new portable training with the SimLite Excavator

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th August 2020 Heavy equipment simulator training solutions provider Simformotion has announced the release of the new Cat Simulators System, called SimLite Excavator. The new compact and portable system allows instructors and learners to use the training inside of the classroom at physically distanced stations... 

Damning Boeing employee messages say Max ‘designed by clowns’

By: Bloomberg     10th January 2020 Boeing released a new batch of internal messages in which company employees discussed deep unease with the 737 Max and problems in flight simulators used to train pilots on the new jetliner, while also trying to avert greater regulator scrutiny of the plane. “This airplane is designed by clowns,... 

Concentrated sunlight used to produce hydrogen

By: Schalk Burger     21st June 2019 Researchers at the Swiss École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology, or EPFL) created a device that uses a smaller amount of rare and costly materials required to produce hydrogen by concentrating sunlight to maintain a high solar-to-fuel efficiency.... 

Boeing making ‘steady progress’ on returning the 737 MAX to safe operations

By: Rebecca Campbell     31st May 2019 Giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing has announced that it has concluded the development of updated software for its 737 MAX single-aisle airliner type, as well as the associated simulator testing and engineering flight test. The updated software is for the 737 MAX’s Manoeuvring... 

Competence development a key focus for Sandvik

By: Thabi Madiba     24th May 2019 Global engineering company Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa will launch its Mechatronic Training Program, which is a competence service offering that aims to take advantage of the changing world of business by equipping their current workforce with competencies to work on... 

Boeing reports 'clear and steady progress' on returning 737 MAX to safe operations

By: Rebecca Campbell     17th May 2019 Giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing announced on Thursday night (South African time) that it had concluded the development of updated software for its 737 MAX single-aisle airliner type, as well as the associated simulator testing and engineering flight test. The updated software is for... 

Technological advancements improve health and safety

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     17th May 2019 Global advancements in mine automation, remote monitoring, control technologies and improvements to equipment operator interfaces have created many new opportunities for mining companies to improve their health and safety while increasing productivity, says training and workforce development... 

Operator training service for mining to be launched in S Africa

By: Thabi Madiba     3rd May 2019 Workforce development provider Immersive Technologies will launch the Operator Performance Analytics (OPA) service to compare and improve operator skills and behaviour in South Africa later this year, following consistent growth in mine-related training and the use of mining simulation-based... 

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