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Rotorcraft

Two dead, including a child, in Western Australia helicopter crash

Drones

DJI Mavic Air 2 guide – should it be your next drone?

Space

Virgin Galactic to reveal SpaceShipTwo cabin design on July 28

Business Aviation

Gulfstream G450 joins Vertis Aviation portfolio to support demand from new customers

News

Provisional Liquidators call for expression of interest in SA Express Airlines

Science

Scientists just sampled the most pristine air on Earth. Here’s what they found.

Rotorcraft

Leonardo TH-119 certification team wins Harry T. Jensen Award

The Harry T. Jensen Award recognizes outstanding contribution to the improvement of reliability, maintainability, safety or logistics support through improved design or technical achievement. Leonardo’s TH-119 certification team, in coordination with Genesys Aerosystems, engineered the first single-engine helicopter approved for instrument flight rules (IFR) in the U.S. since the 1990s.

Avionics

U-2 Avionics Upgrade Paves Way For Command And Control Role

After shrugging off the recurring threat of replacement by unmanned systems, the U-2S is poised for a comprehensive avionics upgrade that Lockheed Martin says will position the spy plane for follow-on capability enhancements and a new lease on life at the heart of the U.S. Air Force’s ambitious Advanced Battle

Business Aviation

Gulfstream G450 joins Vertis Aviation portfolio to support demand from new customers

Zug, Switzerland/30 June 2019. Vertis Aviation, the Switzerland-based bespoke charter specialist, announced today the addition of an elegantly styled Gulfstream G450 to its Vertis Charter Management Programme, VCMP. The aircraft has been added to support increased demand from an emerging new set of clients seeking safe and secure travel options

Military

Boeing rolls out Australia’s first ‘Loyal Wingman’ combat drone

Boeing is set to roll out the first “Loyal Wingman” drone for the Royal Australian Air Force during a Tuesday morning ceremony, putting the RAAF high on the list of countries experimenting with autonomous aircraft. “This a truly historic moment for our country and for Australian defense innovation,” said Australian Prime Minister Scott

Africa

Medicine shortage across Africa as flights grounded

Stakeholders in the pharmaceutical supply chain are grappling with a growing gap between air cargo capacity and demand for lifesaving medical products, as flights are grounded and borders closed. Many African countries now report medicine shortages and challenges in securing costly imported pharmaceutical ingredients and medical equipment. “Air freight capacity

Global Daily

Sweden hits deadlock over new defence spending plans

Cross party political talks in Sweden addressing future defence funding have collapsed, following disagreement over whether additional money should be approved. The Swedish government will not commit to any extra funding for the 2026-2030 period until the economic impact of COVID-19 can be better assessed, despite opposition parties pushing for up to

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Gear

The 5 Best VR Headsets for Immersive Gaming

irtual reality has had a relatively recent entrance into the world of gaming. While it has not yet ousted traditional PC or console gaming, its popularity has grown exceptionally in recent years, partly due to increasing availability and affordability. No matter what games you play, all VR headsets are designed

Politics

Lockdown level 4: Retailers selling winter clothes, limited e-commerce allowed to operate

 Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has announced a list of industries that will be re-opening on lockdown level four.  The businesses that will be allowed to operate include 50% production of factories. Retailers that sell winter clothing, bedding and linen will be allowed to operate.  Stores that sell educational products

Space

NASA teams with Japan, Europe for COVID-19 global impacts project

Three space agencies have pulled together data monitoring the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic into one joint information source in hopes of assisting understanding of the public health crisis. NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) unveiled their joint coronavirus dashboard during a news conference on Thursday

Science

Scientists just sampled the most pristine air on Earth. Here’s what they found.

Kathryn Moore, PhD student in Atmospheric Science, Colorado State UniversityJun Uetake, Postdoctoral Atmospheric Scientist, Colorado State UniversityThomas Hill, Research Scientist, Colorado State University The Southern Ocean is a vast band of open water that encircles the entire planet between Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere landmasses. It is the cloudiest place

Business & Finance

IMF: No discussions with SA

South Africa has not approached the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance in dealing with the economic fallout of the Covid-19 crisis. This is according to Abebe Aemro Selassie, director of the African Department at the IMF. “There are no discussions on financing with [the] South African government,” he said

Travel

DISCOVERING THE COOL, OASIS-LIKE SECRET GARDENS IN SMOKING HOT MARRAKECH

The queue of politely dehydrating tourists snakes down the pavement and vanishes around a corner in a haze of brutal midday heat. The sun’s rays pierce their clothes. They’re sharp and heavy and lethal, and you wouldn’t get me to stand in that line for all the dirhams in Morocco.

Technology

Rolls-Royce joins race for zero carbon

Rolls-Royce has joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in the run up to COP26 aiming to play a leading role in pioneering a resilient, inclusive, net zero carbon future. This will see Rolls-Royce become net zero carbon in its operations by 2030, intending to play a leading role in

Cars

BMW 2020

The BMW 330e comes with a lot of interesting numbers. There are the impressive performance figures (288bhp, 0-62mph in 5.9sec). Plus there are the official economy and CO2 figures (176.6mpg, 36g/km). Those then feed into the 330e’s real trump card – and its imminent crowning as the best-selling 3 Series in the