Simone Weber, Technology Integration Manager at Airbus Helicopters in the UK working on the BladeSense project


Airbus Helicopters in the UK is exploring future activities to follow on from a four-year research project, in conjunction with Cranfield University, that has shown strong potential for advancing the state-of-the-art in measuring deformation of helicopter rotor blades in the rotating frame. The BladeSense project, a £2 million programme supportedRead More →

South African Airways


SAA’s business rescue practitioners have had a request for R10 billion bail out refused by the government, a move that could see the airline liquidated. This will have a serious affect on the more than 4 000 employees. At present the staff are on leave unless regarded as essential andRead More →



NATO is scaling down military exercises in Europe to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but alliance missions are continuing, including the drawdown of the U.S.-led force in Afghanistan following a peace agreement last month. “Some of our exercises have been modified or cancelled … but our forces remain ready,”Read More →

Space can be a wondrous place, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!   A Martian landing site July 2, 2020: This elevation map of Jezero Crater on Mars shows the site in a rainbow of colors, with lighter colors representing higher elevation. This Martian crater is the chosen landingRead More →

The DJI Mavic Air 2 has launched with some impressive specs that match and even surpass its bigger brother, the Mavic 2 Pro. The 48MP photos, 4k 60 fps video, HDR, 34-minute flight time, 10km transmission range, and ActiveTrack 3.0. Is it all just hype or is the Mavic Air 2 theRead More →

We’ll soon get our first look at the cabin of Virgin Galactic’s suborbital spaceliner. The company will reveal the interior of its six-passenger SpaceShipTwo space plane on July 28 during a live YouTube event that includes a “virtual walkthrough,” Virgin Galactic representatives announced today (July 2). “One of the defining hallmarks ofRead More →