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The Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance Opens Up to Business Aviation

Source: IAMA   IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance is expanding its successful advocacy and support services to serve the business aviation industry.   “After a successful year advocating for the commercial aircraft retrofit industry, we strongly believe that business aircraft modifiers, owners and operators will also benefit from our programs, and new initiatives targeted at their specific needs,” said Nicole Noack, managing director of IAMA. “IAMA-endorsed STC solutions help to reassure owners and operators that their modification will be of the highest quality, while also providing for adequate after-sales support and ease of aircraft transfer.”   Since its launch in early 2020, IAMA developed its Rulebook which details high-quality standards for commercial aircraft modifications achieved through Supplemental Type Certificates [...]

2021-04-08T18:32:35+03:00April 8th, 2021|News, SUPPLIERS|

Australia Welcomes Two-Way Trans-Tasman Travel

Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Australia Australia’s flight-path to recovery is well underway with the Australian Government welcoming the New Zealand Government's announcement that it will join the Safe Travel Zone between Australia and New Zealand. This announcement will enable quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand on both sides of the Tasman helping to reunite families and friends and giving tourism operators a significant boost. It follows Australia’s opening of a one-way Safe Travel Zone from New Zealand to Australia six months ago, with more than 34,000 arrivals into Australia from New Zealand during that period. This latest major step in the resumption of international travel has only been possible due to the internationally recognised, world-leading responses [...]

2021-04-06T14:41:31+03:00April 6th, 2021|AROUND THE WORLD, News|

IAMA Releases Rulebook Update

Source: IAMA   Version 2.0 includes important new updates to promote efficiency   IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance, released version 2.0 of its Rulebook this week. The latest edition of the freshly updated resource is available online to alliance member organizations, while airlines and lessors can request access through a free membership. Launched in March 2020, the Rulebook strives to address lessor, operator and owner needs throughout the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) lifecycle. Instructing aircraft modifiers for both commercial and business aviation in best practices for achieving superior modifications through STCs, the Rulebook is an essential industry resource. “We are working to develop customer-centric standards to encompass the entire STC lifecycle,” said Nicole Noack, managing director of IAMA. “One [...]

2021-03-30T15:34:25+03:00March 30th, 2021|News, SUPPLIERS|

Managing lost items on the plane will no longer be a million dollar problem, with the WorldtTracer Lost and Found Property solution

Source: SITA   The new solution reduces management costs by 90% and also significantly reduces recovery time   SITA launched the WorldTracer Lost and Found Property, an AI-enabled solution that solves a million dollar problem for the airport industry: how to quickly return forgotten items on airplanes or airports to their respective owners.   Every year, passengers leave millions of items like wallets, purses and phones on airplanes and airports, costing the industry millions of dollars in recovery costs. It can cost up to $95 to manage and recover each lost item, including registration, handling customer calls and inquiries, warehousing and postage.   The Lost and Found Property applies SITA's WorldTracer solution is already used by most of the world's [...]

2021-03-30T00:19:12+03:00March 30th, 2021|News, SUPPLIERS|

Bobbi Wells, President of the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA): “There is a great need for visionary and transformative leaders to step forward and reimagine the future of aviation”

By Jeff Peet, Managing Editor. 1.-What is the reality of the participation of women in the commercial aviation industry? The number of women in aviation has remained stagnant or has decreased in most functional specialties since the 1980’s. That shocking statistic isn’t going to compel improvements in gender balance; nor will change happen solely because it’s the right thing to do. The aviation system and who participates in that system is a product of the system design. All elements of that system must shift to encourage girls and women to seek careers in aviation. Once in aviation, the systems that support employees must be adjusted to understand and account for the unique  pressures and obligations of women. Until those responsible [...]

2021-03-23T11:33:59+02:00March 23rd, 2021|Interviews|

Tenerife to host debate on the new tourism industry model during Aviation-Event 2021 Tenerife

Source: Aviation-Event   The president of the Tenerife Cabildo, Pedro Martín, closed the intense day of work in which the board of directors of the meeting on connectivity and tourism (taking place the 11th of June) determined the content of the presentations to be given by 200 experts from airlines, tour operators and the media, all related to connectivity.   The President of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Pedro Martín, announced that Aviation-Event will make Tenerife the centre of the debate on the tourism industry next June. He did so after a day of intense work by the meeting's board of directors, made up of important figures in the fields of aviation, airports and tourism and it sets the agenda for [...]

2021-03-26T17:35:42+02:00March 12th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS, Uncategorized|

Achievements of Air Transportation in Colombia in 2020

By Juan Carlos Salazar, Director General of Civil Aviation de Colombia.   The impact of the fall in demand generated by COVID-19, added to the air restrictions and quarantines with mobility restriction in Colombia observed as of March 2020, evidenced a sharp drop in the operational figures of passenger movement and cargo. The above, dramatically changed the growth trend that was seen in previous decades; The historical evolution of traffic and the sustained growth trend of the last several years, which in 2019 made it possible to move more than 41.2 million passengers through the different airports in Colombia, with a growth above 9%.   Passenger Movement   When making an analysis of the monthly passenger movement , it is [...]

2021-02-24T23:07:48+02:00February 24th, 2021|Expert Opinions & Industry Trends|

2021: A clean slate?

By Jose Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director and CEO of ALTA   We have reached one and a half months of the long-awaited 2021. A year full of hopes with the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccines global distribution and prospects of recovering step by step in-person activities after a 2020 with human and economic losses, as well as a heavily impacted aviation industry.   According to ICAO data, in 2020 there was a 50% overall reduction in seats offered by airlines around the world vs. 2019, and a 60% reduction in passenger traffic with 2.69 billion fewer passengers from 2019.   In our region, we estimate a 59.2% reduction in passenger traffic vs. 2019, totaling 177.3 million passengers carried in the [...]

2021-02-24T14:01:33+02:00February 23rd, 2021|Expert Opinions & Industry Trends|

Lufthansa Group receives top airline position in the CDP climate ranking again

Source: Lufthansa − Rating organization confirms commitment to climate protection − Top marks for governance and disclosure of CO2 emission data Once again, the Lufthansa Group has received a positive score on climate protec- tion from the rating organization CDP. For the third time in a row, the aviation group was rated "B" in the world's largest climate ranking, maintaining its top posi- tion among the airlines in Europe. In particular, the ranking confirms the Lufthansa Group's high level of transparency in the disclosure of CO2 emissions data: Here and in the area of governance, the CDP even awarded the company the top grade "A". "We are delighted once again about the positive rating in the global CDP ranking. Even [...]

2021-02-11T11:36:07+02:00February 11th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

ACI World Annual General Assembly provides Milestone for industry recovery  

Source: ACI   Theme is Runway to Recovery: Reconnecting aviation for a sustainable future Global leaders from the aviation industry, governments and international organizations will come together in Argentina in November to explore the industry's pathway to a sustained recovery from COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is now open for the ACI Latin America and Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition to be held 21-24 November 2021. It will be hosted by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (AA2000) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with have the theme Runway to Recovery: Reconnecting aviation for a sustainable future. The event will provide one of the most significant opportunities for global leaders and aviation professionals to network, exchange insights and promote partnerships across the world to lay [...]

2021-02-04T22:56:27+02:00February 4th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|