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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Rolls-Royce highlights pandemic’s negative impact on civil aerospace

22nd May 2020 UK-based industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has warned that the scale of the disruption to the civil aerospace sector caused by the Covid-19 pandemic (and the measures taken by many countries to counter it) would result in a smaller market in that sector, which would take several years to... 

Young African scientists awarded UK funding for postdoctoral research

22nd May 2020 South Africans are among the 29 early-career African scientists who have been selected to receive research funding under the Future Leaders – African Independent Research (Flair) programme for 2020. Other recipients come from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda... 

Boeing-led Australian consortium unveils major unmanned aircraft prototype

15th May 2020 US aerospace and defence giant Boeing on May 5 unveiled the outcome of its biggest-ever investment in unmanned aircraft outside the US, the prototype Loyal Wingman unmanned air vehicle (UAV), in Sydney, Australia. The Loyal Wingman has been developed by a Boeing-led consortium of Australian... 

Three companies to develop new lunar landing craft for Nasa astronauts

15th May 2020 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), America’s space agency, announced at the end of April the three companies that it has chosen to design and develop human landing systems (HLS) for its Artemis progammme. Artemis is the successor to the renowned Apollo programme, which... 

Comair announces it has entered business rescue

15th May 2020 South African private-sector airline group Comair announced on May 5 that it was going into business rescue. This was to protect the company’s interests and those of its stakeholders. Comair operated the British Airways in South Africa brand and the Kulula low cost carrier brand. This was a... 

Parliament wants reports on aircraft accidents while supporting SANDF deployments

8th May 2020 Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence has called for a written report on two incidents regarding Lockheed Martin C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft of the South African Air Force (SAAF), which occurred this year. Both incidents damaged the aircraft involved, to different degrees. The... 

Global aviation sector wants measures to help restart air travel and protect jobs

8th May 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), which is the representative body for the global airline industry, has urged governments to cooperate with the sector to implement confidence-building measures to deal with the expected slow recovery in air passenger demand. National travel... 

Plight of African airline industry even worse than previously believed

8th May 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), the representative body for the global airline industry, warned on April 23 that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the African airline industry was going to be significantly more severe than previously expected. The association called on... 

Iata urges governments to keep air cargo flowing

1st May 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has called for greater coordination between governments to ensure that air freight continues to flow during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Air cargo operations continue to be hampered by permit approval delays, lack of ground support and... 

World’s airline and shipping sectors appeal to govts regarding flights for seafarers

1st May 2020 A joint appeal has been issued to governments by the International Air Transport Association (Iata) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) for urgent steps to be taken to enable crew change flights for seafarers. As with commercial aviation aircrews, although on different timescales,... 

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