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Brazilian airframer highlights ways of carrying cargo in the passenger cabins of its airliners

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th August 2020 Brazilian aerospace group Embraer, the world’s top manufacturer of airliners with up to 150 seats, has announced that it has developed ways for airlines to carry cargo on the passenger decks of its aircraft. This is to help meet the great demand for more air cargo capacity, which has resulted... 

Boeing hit hard by both Covid-19 and continued 737 MAX grounding, first half results show

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th August 2020 Giant US aerospace group Boeing has reported that its revenues for the first half of this year (1H20) were 26% down on those for the same period last year (1H19). In numbers, 1H20 revenues came to $28.715-billion compared with $38.668-billion in 1H19. It suffered a net loss of $3.036-billion in... 

On-The-Air (03/07/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd July 2020 The Covid death toll among mineworkers this week rose to 12 – and there are still no foreign mineworkers back at work. Mining companies this week funded and opened their own 200-bed Covid field hospital and their own a R10-million Covid laboratory to speed up testing. South Africa’s platinum... 

Jacques du Toit

3rd July 2020 This week we profile Jacques du Toit, CEO of Vox Telecom, an end-to-end integrated information and communication technology and infrastructure provider and telecommunications company 

African govts urged to apply ICAO guidance to restart air travel

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd July 2020 Three international air transport sector organisations have urged African governments to harmonise the safe restart of their air services by swiftly implementing the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO’s) global guidelines for the restoration of safe air transport, entitled Takeoff:... 

Proposed business rescue plan would see severe cut in SAA’s fleet

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd July 2020 In their business rescue plan for State-owned national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA), published on June 16, business rescue practitioners (BRPs) Siviwe Dongwana and Leslie Matuson proposed a massive downsizing of the airline’s fleet, followed by a slow expansion after it resumed... 

Trade unions slam Denel management over unpaid salaries, head to court

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd July 2020 The Solidarity trade union has blasted the South African government and the management of State-owned defence industrial group Denel over their mishandling of the affairs of the company, causing it to be in so bad a condition as to be unable to pay its employees their full salaries. In May, some... 

Hydrogen-powered aviation preparing for takeoff – study 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd July 2020 Hydrogen as an energy source will play a key role in transforming aviation into a zero-carbon/climate-neutral system over the next few decades, an independent study states in estimating that the first short-range hydrogen-powered demonstrator could be developed by 2028 if sufficient investments... 

CSG producers funding medical services in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th June 2020 Coal seam gas (CSG) industry participants in Queensland have committed to a further five-year funding for an aeromedical rescue service that has operated in southern Queensland since 2011. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today congratulated CSG proponents Santos, Shell, Origin and Arrow Energy... 

Bid Now on Aviation Engines, Components and Parts

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2020 GoIndustry DoveBid SA is hosting an urgent auction featuring aviation engines, power auxiliary units and parts, closing this Thursday, 20 February 2020. This is on behalf of the state-owned South African airline, SA Express Airways SOC Ltd. This sale will be conducted via GoIndustry DoveBid’s... 

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