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New National Defence Industry Council to develop strategy for the sector during this year

  The National Defence Industry Council (NDIC) should have its strategy for the sector completed by the last day of November, Defence Secretary Dr Sam Gulube stated on Thursday. He was speaking at the official launch of the Council. This strategy will be the result of the efforts of a number of committees that will […]

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Advanced manufacturing gives AISI-Aerosud partnership welcome lift

In line with its vision of helping the local aeronautics and related sectors to improve their global competitiveness, the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) and global aviation leader Aerosud are employing advanced manufacturing capabilities to drive down costs and weight of components.  The AISI is an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (the […]

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Collaborative fuel tank research promises flight path to economic growth

Collaboration between Denel Aerostructures, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the University of Pretoria (UP) aims to establish a specialised local capability to analyse the loads of aerospace fuel tank structures – a crucial safety consideration. The project is supported by the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI). According to Marié Botha, AISI […]

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Planes of the future at the Singapore Airshow

Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event, takes place at the Changi Exhibition Center from February 16 to 21, 2016. Some of the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft go on display while aerobatics decorate the skies with impressive performances. The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a large military transport aircraft developed for the U.S. Air […]

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Winds of climate change will make transatlantic flights longer, study shows

Faster jet stream will add thousands of hours to journey times and increase airline fuel bills Airline flights are known to worsen climate change but now climate change is set to worsen flight times, according to new research. The work shows faster jet stream winds will delay transatlantic flights, adding thousands of hours a year […]

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Could Russia’s Frigate Ecojet take on Airbus and Boeing?

The design and manufacture of large commercial aircraft is one of the world’s most challenging industries.  Two aviation giants dominate the field: U.S.-based Boeing and European consortium Airbus.  So can a Russian upstart succeed in its goal of redefining the market with a new aircraft concept whose unique characteristics place it in a category of its […]

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SA AMSAT CubeSat project on track

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SA strengthens position in aeronautics space

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Simulation-based training system for the SA Navy

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Work under way to validate numerical simulation of aircraft fuel behaviour

The University of Pretoria is well advanced in a programme to experimentally validate numerical simulation software developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to accurately model the sloshing of fuel in an aircraft’s fuel tank. This was unveiled at a recent joint briefing at the university. The project is taking place under […]

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