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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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Punching Above Its Weight

Small SA defence company successfully carving a niche for itself Small South African defence company Twiga Services recently started sea trials with its latest product, an 8.5-m-long military patrol boat. Manufactured out of high-density polyethylene (better known as HDPE), it is designated the Rugged 850 military patrol boat (MPB). “The Rugged 850 MPB is designed […]

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Flying in Formation

Airbus continues to develop cooperation with South Africa Major European aerospace and defence group Airbus has been consolidating its technology cooperation with South African companies and institutions. “For the past few years, we’ve been running a pretty scattergun approach to technology cooperation,” explains Airbus VP: International Cooperation Simon Ward. “We had about 40 projects – […]

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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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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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Satellite authorisation system smooths buying for busy air travellers

South Africa’s new satellite authorisation system is a locally developed satellite payment system that has been successfully demonstrated on South African Airways aircraft. Developed by SatAuth, it makes possible real-time acquisition of debit and credit card transactions during flights. This unique solution was developed by SatAuth and the installation on selected SAA aircraft was performed […]

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