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    South Africa’s entire coal line to be shut for maintenance – Transnet

    South Africa will shut down its entire rail network transporting coal from pits to customers for almost two weeks to undertake scheduled repairs, State-owned freight rail logistics firm Transnet said on Friday. Transnet Freight Rail said the shutdown, …

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    World airline body calls for international alignment on restoring airworthiness of 737 MAX

    National aviation safety regulators should continue to align their technical validation timelines and requirements for the safe restoration to service of the Boeing 737 MAX airliner, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) has urged. The association also urged that there be alignment on extra training requirements for the flight crews of the aircraft. “The Boeing 737 MAX tragedies weigh heavily on an industry that holds safety as its top priority,” affirmed Iata director-general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac. “We trust the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA], in its role as the certifying regulator, to ensure the aircraft’s safe return to service. And we respect the duty of regulators around the world to make independent decisions on [the] FAA’s recommendations.”

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    World airline body calls for international alignment on restoring airworthiness of 737 MAX

    National aviation safety regulators should continue to align their technical validation timelines and requirements for the safe restoration to service of the Boeing 737 MAX airliner, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) has urged. The association also urged that there be alignment on extra training requirements for the flight crews of the aircraft. “The Boeing 737 MAX tragedies weigh heavily on an industry that holds safety as its top priority,” affirmed Iata director-general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac. “We trust the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA], in its role as the certifying regulator, to ensure the aircraft’s safe return to service. And we respect the duty of regulators around the world to make independent decisions on [the] FAA’s recommendations.”

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    Sanral extends olive branch to smaller contractors, communities

    The massive turnout at the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) N2/N3 information corridor roadshow across KwaZulu-Natal this week saw the roads agency extend an olive branch to local contractors and communities, as well as controversial business forums that had disrupted major construction projects, sometimes at gunpoint.  “We are not at war with you. When we go out to people, we get lambasted but we are prepared to take the blows . . . Sanral does not want to come with a big brother attitude. We come here in humility because we can learn from you,” Sanral chairperson Themba Barrange Mhambi told the large gathering in Durban on Thursday.

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    Sanral extends olive branch to smaller contractors, communities

    The massive turnout at the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) N2/N3 information corridor roadshow across KwaZulu-Natal this week saw the roads agency extend an olive branch to local contractors and communities, as well as controversial business forums that had disrupted major construction projects, sometimes at gunpoint.  “We are not at war with you. When we go out to people, we get lambasted but we are prepared to take the blows . . . Sanral does not want to come with a big brother attitude. We come here in humility because we can learn from you,” Sanral chairperson Themba Barrange Mhambi told the large gathering in Durban on Thursday.

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    At least five N2, N3 tenders to open by financial year-end, says Sanral

    At least five tenders for the upgrade of the N3 and N2 highways in KwaZulu-Natal will go out before the end of South African National Road Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) current financial year, Sanral Eastern Region design, planning and construction manager Ravi Ronny told a business briefing roadshow at Durban’s King’s Park Stadium on Thursday. Due to the length and estimated R30-billion cost of both upgrades, the corridor has been split into a number of detailed design and construction packages each valued at about R1-billion.

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    At least five N2, N3 tenders to open by financial year-end, says Sanral

    At least five tenders for the upgrade of the N3 and N2 highways in KwaZulu-Natal will go out before the end of South African National Road Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) current financial year, Sanral Eastern Region design, planning and construction manager Ravi Ronny told a business briefing roadshow at Durban’s King’s Park Stadium on Thursday. Due to the length and estimated R30-billion cost of both upgrades, the corridor has been split into a number of detailed design and construction packages each valued at about R1-billion.

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    Aerospace technology leaders reaffirm emission-cutting ambitions

    At the recent 2019 Paris Air Show, the Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) of seven of the world’s major aerospace companies issued a joint statement on their joint and cooperative commitment to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by the aviation industry. The companies were, in alphabetical order, Airbus, Boeing, Dassault Aviation, GE Aviation (part of the General Electric group), Rolls-Royce, Safran and United Technologies (which owns Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney).

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    Airbus unveils new wing-tip technology

    Only days before the recent Paris Air Show, Europe-based giant aerospace group Airbus announced that it had successfully flown a remote-controlled scale-model aircraft (based on the Airbus A321 single-aisle airliner and designated AlbatrossOne) fitted …

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    WSP remains proactive in slow market

    Amid the pressures in the built environment, professional services provider WSP is proactively looking for opportunities to diversify and alternative ways of conducting its business to improve efficiencies that will benefit clients. “. . . the need for infrastructure investment and development has not gone away. In fact, it is more apparent than ever. Built projects are levers which should be used to drive growth within the economy, which is still possible, despite the country’s current economic climate, and South Africa still offers immense opportunity for investment and infrastructure development,” says WSP in Africa MD Mathieu du Plooy.

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