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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... 

Versatility key to Vanguard embracing Industry 4.0

By: Thabi Madiba     19th April 2019 The heavy lifting and abnormal loads sector has embraced Industry 4.0 and incorporated many new technologies, such as three-dimensional (3D) modelling of heavy lift solutions and real-time data monitoring, says heavy rigging and lifting company Vanguard lead sales and project manager Dale Huddy.... 

Electrifying trade fair appearance

16th April 2019 Bauma visitors went high at the Wacker Neuson and Kramer stand: A Ferris wheel brought all the adventure-lovers to 35 meters height and this was a real crowd magnet. However, new products from the zero emission series, which were the focus of the trade fair presentation under the motto... 

Rolls-royce And Qatar Airways Use Virtual Reality To Train Engineers

15th April 2019 Rolls-Royce and Qatar Airways are using Virtual Reality (VR) to train engineers, in a first for the two companies. As the number of air passengers is set to almost double by 20361, the industry faces a growing challenge: more engineers need to be trained to maintain and repair a growing number of... 

Transnet launches continent’s first dredging school

29th March 2019 The Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE) has launched the continent’s first Dredging School to develop and enhance the competencies of new and already employed dredging personnel. 

Boeing was close to software fix before second 737 Max crash

By: Bloomberg     28th March 2019 Boeing was agonisingly close to a software fix for its 737 Max jetliner when an Ethiopian Airlines jet plunged to the ground March 10, the second deadly crash in less than five months. The US planemaker, working with regulators, has spent months refining the feature since flight data from the... 

Boeing makes safety change, Indonesian airline cancels order 

By: Reuters     22nd March 2019 Indonesian airline Garuda said on Friday it would cancel a $6-billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, citing concerns over passenger confidence, as Boeing tried to quell safety worries by making a previously optional cockpit warning light compulsory. National carrier Garuda is the first airline to... 

Cummins Technology and Innovation are Powering A World That’s Always On at Middle East Electricity 2019

5th March 2019 Cummins Inc. introduces the new HSK78G natural gas generator series during the Middle East Electricity (MEE), at the Dubai World Trade Center (March 5 - 7), stand S3.D30. With a power density of up to 2.0MW from a 78L engine, which will be displayed on stand, the HSK78G series offers reliable... 

All-time record

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     1st March 2019 One cannot not write about State-owned electricity utility Eskom. I would love to, but it reminds me of the time that Alastair Cooke broadcast Letter From America in the UK. In those times, there was no Internet, and Cooke recorded his talk on a tape that was flown to London and broadcast two... 

Electrifying! Wacker Neuson and Kramer at Bauma 2019

13th February 2019 At Bauma 2019, international construction equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson Group will be taking visitors on an electrifying tour of its vast product portfolio. The zero emission range will be one of the main attractions at the Wacker Neuson and Kramer stand.   “Bauma is and always has been... 

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