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ACI World Airport Excellence (APEX) program celebrates historic 200th review at Bahrain International Airport

Source: ACI World ACI World today celebrates the Airport Excellence's (APEX) 200th review, at Bahrain International Airport, marking a historic milestone in the program's mission of raising aviation standards globally. Since 2011, the ACI World APEX program has provided comprehensive onsite airport reviews led by industry peers and experts to optimize airport operations, regulatory compliance, and aviation standards worldwide. APEX is based on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, international regulations, and ACI best practices and offers reviews on four priority areas: security, cybersecurity, safety, and environment. During the five-day review from 26–30 November, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) and ACI World also signed a Declaration of Commitment and Collaboration, solidifying their shared dedication to promoting excellence in airport operations. Luis [...]

2023-11-30T18:01:01+02:00November 30th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

SITA Ewas helps SWISS avoid turbulence

Source: SITA The multi-feed weather awareness application will be used on all SWISS aircraft SITA eWAS is now deployed across all Swiss International Air Lines' (SWISS) fleet to enable its pilots to anticipate and avoid adverse weather conditions, like turbulence. SITA eWAS is the only digital weather awareness application on the market today that aggregates multiple weather sources for greater accuracy and reliability in weather forecasts. More and more airlines are opting for electronic weather awareness solutions to help pilots better plan and avoid severe weather. Avoiding adverse weather conditions like turbulence maximizes safety on board, demonstrating the importance of real-time weather information and turbulence detection in-flight. Today's onboard weather radar cannot detect clear-air turbulence. The turbulence forecast in the [...]

2023-11-30T18:14:54+02:00November 30th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

CANSO Global Safety Conference 2023 undergoing in Dublin hosted by AirNav Ireland

Source: CANSO AirNav Ireland is hosting the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Global Safety Conference 2023, in Dublin until 30 November. The conference brings together aviation professionals from around the world to discuss and collaborate on safety and technological advancements in air traffic management and air navigation services. The CANSO Global Safety Conference 2023 is an invaluable platform that enables industry experts to share their knowledge, insight, and best practices, contributing to the overall enhancement of safety and efficiency in the aviation sector. With a strong focus on innovation, cooperation, and safety, this event aligns seamlessly with AirNav Ireland’s mission to ensure the highest levels of safety and operational excellence are applied to air traffic management. Dr. Peter Kearney, [...]

2023-11-30T17:34:59+02:00November 30th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

GCG Group Joins ACI-LAC as a World Business Partner 

Source: ACI-LAC GCG Group, a leading provider of specialized services for airlines, airports, and diverse companies, and institutions, has reached a pivotal milestone by joining the Airports Council International Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC) as a World Business Partner. Daniel Muñoz, Head of Airport Concessions at GCG Group, remarked: GCG Group is honored to become an ACI-LAC World Business Partner, solidifying our commitment to the Latin America and Caribbean regions while providing opportunities to engage with fellow airport industry colleagues. We look forward to elevated concessions programs that intentionally highlight the culinary richness, human talent, and unparalleled hospitality of its local communities. GCG Group continues to strengthen its ecosystem of industry allies. The company has nearly 70 years of experience and presence [...]

2023-11-29T19:05:37+02:00November 29th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

eFuels leader Infinium receives $75 million equity commitment from Breakthrough Energy Catalyst for investment in Project Roadrunner

Source: American Airlines Investment will enable availability of SAF under innovative fuel offtake agreement with American Airlines, with financial support from Citi nfinium and Breakthrough Energy Catalyst today announced a $75 million project equity investment commitment to support Infinium’s Project Roadrunner, subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions. Project Roadrunner will convert waste carbon dioxide (CO2) and renewable power into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other low-carbon fuels. This first-of-a-kind commercial-scale Power-to-Liquids (PtL) eFuels facility is expected to be the largest PtL eFuels project in North America once operational. Breakthrough Energy Catalyst funds and invests in first-of-a-kind projects that support the deployment of emerging climate technologies to reduce emissions and accelerate the clean energy transition. This commitment represents Catalyst’s [...]

2023-11-29T18:42:07+02:00November 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

U.S. Airlines Experience Smooth, Record-Breaking Thanksgiving Travel

Source: A4A Amid record air travel this Thanksgiving, U.S. airlines recorded a 99.9% completion factor (compared to 99.6% last year) and an 83.1% on-time arrival rate (compared to 80.6% last year) over the past 10 days, from November 17-26. In 2023, the completion factor for U.S. airlines is 98.6% – higher than it was in 2018, 2019 and 2022. Additional data is available on A4A’s State of Commercial Aviation slide deck, which is updated daily. To prepare for this year’s holiday travel season, U.S. airlines worked for months to ensure they would be ready. Specifically, they: Continued hiring aggressively to ensure that the right people were in the right place at the right time; Adjusted schedules to accommodate demand; And invested heavily in technology to improve [...]

2023-11-29T18:45:57+02:00November 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Airbus signs contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of SIRTAP UAS

Source: Airbus Airbus has signed a contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defence for the development and acquisition of SIRTAP, a High Performance Tactical UAS that will reinforce the tactical capabilities of the Spanish Army and the Air and Space Force. This contract includes a total of nine systems, each consisting of three unmanned aerial vehicles and one ground control station. Furthermore, two simulators will be supplied to train the Spanish Armed Forces. “This new technological milestone in the tactical UAS segment together with the Spanish Ministry of Defence, will reinforce national sovereignty. SIRTAP will be fully developed in Spain, integrating national capabilities. However, thanks to its versatility and the use of ITAR-free components, we also expect it to play [...]

2023-11-29T18:58:08+02:00November 29th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Virgin Atlantic flies world’s first 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel flight from London Heathrow to New York JFK

Source: Virgin Atlantic “If you make it, we will fly it” Flight100 proves Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is a safe drop-in replacement for fossil derived jet fuel and the only mid-term viable solution for decarbonising long haul aviation The flight marks a world first on 100% SAF by a commercial airline across the Atlantic, flown on a Boeing 787, using Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines Milestone made possible through year of radical collaboration by a Virgin Atlantic-led consortium, including Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Imperial College London, University of Sheffield, ICF and Rocky Mountain Institute, in partnership with Department for Transport Imagery and video available here – further content will be shared after take-off Virgin Atlantic’s historic flight on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) takes off [...]

2023-11-29T18:43:16+02:00November 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Director General of Airports Council International (ACI) World, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, announces departure at the end of 2024

Source: ACI World Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General of Airports Council International (ACI) World, has announced his decision to step down from his role at the end of 2024. This departure is driven by family reasons, as de Oliveira expresses his desire to return to Europe with his family after four impactful years at the helm of ACI World. Taking on the role during the unprecedented challenges posed by the global pandemic, de Oliveira steered ACI World through the most severe crisis ever experienced in the aviation sector. While challenges remain in the airport industry and will require long-term attention, he leaves with a sense of mission accomplished, having elevated the organization to new heights. “Leading ACI World as [...]

2023-11-28T20:51:28+02:00November 28th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ATR Sees Strong Potential for its Aircraft Family in North America

Source: ATR Mid-November, ATR attended the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) conference in Montreal, showcasing how efficient, versatile and future-proof its aircraft are, as part of the company’s efforts to expand its footprint in North America. With eight ATR operators flying over 50 aircraft across Canada, ATR’s turboprops are praised for their capacity to transport both passengers and cargo to the most challenging destinations, flying where other aircraft can’t, serving unpaved and short runways in cold environments, and offering a lifeline to the most remote communities. The ATAC conference provided our Sales and Marketing representatives a great opportunity to connect both with current operators and potential business prospects across North America, as we see a strong potential for the [...]

2023-11-28T19:41:24+02:00November 28th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|