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Aeronautical Society to focus on inclusivity and collaboration

Published by Engineering News By: Jessica Oosthuizen, Creamer Media Reporter Date:  31st August 2018 Photo by Bloomberg TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITY The local aviation industry has to remain relevant in terms of technology The Aeronautical Society of South Africa’s (AeSSA’s) yearly conference will take place at Hoogeind Manor, in Somerset West, on October 24 to 25 and is […]

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High-tech SA firm aiming to revolutionise production of electronic components

Published by Engineering News By: Keith Campbell, Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Date:  17th November 2017 A small South African high-technology company is seeking to revolutionise the production of a key category of components for aerospace electronics and radars by using additive manufacturing (more popularly known as three-dimensional, or 3D, printing). The company is NewSpace […]

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(Article published by Creamer Media’s Engineering News) Initiative addresses barriers to expand aerospace manufacturing

The aerospace industry has, among others, two important international players – Airbus and Boeing. This applies to local aerospace as well as international aerospace manufacturing industries, all competing to be part of the global supply chain. Manufacturing for aerospace in South Africa is dependent on commercial manufacturing for these global players. “Each region that plays […]

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International space project puts South Africa on the satellite industry map

The South African satellite industry is taking yet another step forward as a player in the international arena with the launch of two South African built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida within the next few days.   Two nanosatellites, ‘nSight1’ designed and manufactured by Cape Town-based SCS Space, a member of the SCS Aerospace […]

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South African satellite to take part in international space project

7 November 2016: A nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa will be launched early next year from the International Space Station as part of a European Commission research project. Managed by SCS Aerospace Group, South Africa’s biggest private satellite concern it will be launched from the space station during the first quarter of next […]

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Aerospace support programme success leads to increased funding for supplier development

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) – managed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) – has renewed its focus on its Supplier Development Programme (SDP), consequently allocating more resources to the programme, in addition to establishing and operating a pilot incentive […]

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Advanced manufacturing boosts global competitiveness of aeronautics and defence sectors

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) is fulfilling its mandate to assist in improving the global competitiveness of the local aeronautics, space and defence sectors. Advanced manufacturing, specifically, holds good potential for AISI industry partner Denel Aerostructures as a game changer to promote the aerospace industry. The AISI is an initiative of the Department of […]

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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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Simulation-based training system for the SA Navy

Read more:  http://www.csir.co.za/enews/2015_Oct/16.html  

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