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Support initiative gaining ground, boosting supplier development

In its aim to identify a business growth opportunity in the local aerospace industry, the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), at the end of last year, assisted Cape Town-based machining and assembly company Daliff Precision Engineering in developing a mounting tray to support avionic components. Avionics original-equipment manufacturer (OEM Tellumat, which manufactures trans-ponders and other […]

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Airbus-approved supplier homes in on international contracts

Having received direct approval in 2014 from aero- space major Airbus that it is a credible supplier, Cape Town-based machined components supplier Daliff Precision Engineering aims to secure machining contracts from international Airbus Tier 1 suppliers within the next year. “Daliff is able to directly approach these suppliers for the aerospace industry to secure additional […]

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Sparking Innovation

Airbus exec on the outlook for electric flight and unmanned aviation Major European aerospace enterprise the Airbus Group is working on innovations across the breadth of its activities, which include airliners, defence and space activities and helicopters. Some of these activities were recently highlighted by Airbus Defence and Space VP and head of disruptive innovation […]

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A Young Space Leader at the CSIR!

Adv Lulu Makapela has been named one of the International Astronautical Federation’s (IAF) 2015 Young Space Leaders. Lulu is the CSIR’s representative on the South African Council for Space Affairs and is also project and contract manager for aerospace and composites within the CSIR. She joins a group of six exceptional students and young professionals […]

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SA scientist to receive prestigious international award

SA scientist to receive prestigious international award Wednesday 15 July 2015 11:50 Lebo Tshangela Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Project and Contract Manager for aerospace and composites, Advocate Lulu Makapela has been named one of the International Astronautical Federation’s (IAF) 2015 Young Space Leaders. Makapela joins a group of six exceptional students and […]

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Scientist soars after career change

Marié Botha is one of just a handful South Africans who has met Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon. It was a meeting that might not have happened if she had not decided to change her career field when she was at university. In her first semester in her first year, Botha recalls, […]

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South African Aerospace Group supports the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) in achieving major milestone

Space Commercial Services Aerospace Group, a private South African company providing commercial satellite technology solutions, once again proved that it has world class capabilities, by delivering systems engineering services to the pre-construction phase of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio telescope under construction in the country. Operating through one of its subsidiaries, […]

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Three new SA inventions ready for takeoff

The DTI’s Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) proved its importance to the South African aerospace industry recently, with the emergence of three highly innovative local aerospace technologies with great promise for successful commercialisation. Managed and hosted by the CSIR, the AISI has an ambitious mandate to position the country as a global leader in niche […]

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