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Closer Look on the Innovations in Aerospace Technology

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Over the past few years, the aerospace industry has seen countless innovations coming to fruition with many more on the horizon. In fact, the most awesome aerospace innovations of the past years aren’t just cool

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  • Biomass heating solution saves 49% June 21, 2021
    Cape Town-based heating solutions firm Calore Sustainable Energy (CSE) has developed a new biomass combustion technology that it claims delivers significant savings for industrial clients requiring heating solutions. Calore co-founder Davide Marchesini says that producing heat to generate hot air, hot water or steam, is a core aspect of many industries and contributes substantially to […]
  • Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela wins Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship 2020 award June 21, 2021
    The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust has awarded writer and scholar Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship 2020 award. This year the Trust celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award.
  • ITU looks to increase e-waste collection, recycling June 21, 2021
    With a growing information society and increasing disposable incomes, the amount of e-waste is growing, and official collection and recycling rates fail to keep pace. Globally, only 39% of countries have a national policy, legislation or regulation that covers e-waste; while in Africa, only 13 countries have an e-waste policy, legislation or regulation, which is […]
  • MTN Nigeria to inject $1.5bn into broadband expansion plans June 21, 2021
    Telecommunications group MTN Nigeria plans to invest 640-billion naira, or $1.5-billion, over the next three years to expand the country’s broadband access. The move is in line with the Nigerian government’s 2020 to 2025 National Broadband Plan ambitions of 90% broadband population coverage by 2025 and MTN Group’s Ambition 2025 strategy.
  • Kenya Airways subsidiary using drones to support wildlife census June 21, 2021
    Kenyan national flag carrier Kenya Airways’ subsidiary Fahari Aviation participated in the Tsavo Ecosystem Wildlife Census, which was coordinated by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the recently created Wildlife Research and Training Institute, with financial support from the Kenyan government. Fahari Aviation specialises in the operation of uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. The […]
  • VWSA produces its 400 000th current generation Polo June 21, 2021
    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) celebrated a production milestone on Monday, June 21, when the 400 000th unit of the current Volkswagen Polo rolled off the production line in Kariega.  With the completion of this unit, the plant had produced a total of 61 635 Polos and 10 373 Polo Vivos this year.
  • Batteries can help improve South Africa's rail network, says First National Battery June 21, 2021
    Reliable and well-maintained infrastructure is needed for passenger and freight trains to reach their destinations safely, and a key part of this infrastructure includes reliable and resilient railway batteries that powers trains and rail systems, says battery manufacturer First National Battery. “First National Battery develops and distributes train lighting batteries and diesel starter batteries which […]
  • PPC mulls several low-carbon opportunities as it shows signs of business stabilisation June 21, 2021
    Cementitious products manufacturer PPC is considering several initiatives aimed at lowering the carbon footprint of its operations and products as its far-reaching organisational and financial restructuring begins yielding results and creates space for the JSE-listed group to start focusing on its longer-term sustainability. CEO Roland van Wijnen tells Engineering News that several initiatives are being […]
  • Latest version of Boeing 737 MAX has made its first flight June 21, 2021
    The largest member of Boeing’s 737 MAX single-aisle airliner family, the 737-10, made its maiden flight on Friday. The aircraft took off from Renton Field, in Renton, in the US state of Washington and landed two hours and 31 minutes later at Boeing Field, in Seattle, also in Washington state. (Take-off was at 10h07 local […]
  • Used-car availability, pricing may start improving early next year – InspectaCar June 21, 2021
    The availability of used-car stock may start improving in the next six months-plus, as rental companies defleet and consumers increasingly return to the new-car market, trading in their current vehicles, says InspectaCar CEO Pertunia Sibanyoni. Rental companies only recently started to acquire new stock again in response to an uptick in travel and tourism, following the earlier […]