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FAA Awards $518 Million to Improve Critical Airport Infrastructure

Source: FAA The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $518 million to build safer, more accessible airports across the country. “In communities of all sizes, airports are vital to local economies, sustaining jobs and getting people and goods where they need to go,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “We’re pleased to announce this important funding to help improve airports around the country and better serve all Americans.” The second round of the 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) awards includes 416 grants to airports across the U.S. to fund a variety of projects such as construction of new and improved airport facilities, repairs to runways and taxiways, maintenance of airfield elements like lighting or signage, and purchasing equipment needed to operate [...]

2022-06-08T17:25:14+03:00June 8th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ITA Airways agrees codeshare agreement with Azul

Source: ITA Airways ITA Airways is pleased to announce a new codeshare agreement with Azul - Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, the largest airline in Brazil in terms of number of cities served and departures. This codeshare agreement will provide the best connection options with the main Brazilian cities to customers of the Italian flagship carrier. The agreement, which takes effect on June 10, is already available on the company’s’ official channels. Thanks to this code share agreement, ITA Airways will place its code “AZ” on domestic flights operated by Azul in eight strategic domestic markets: Belém (PA), Cuiabá (MT), Santos Dumont (RJ), Porto Alegre (RS), Recife (PE), Juazeiro do Norte (CE), Confins (MG) and Curitiba (PR), connecting via São Paulo with [...]

2022-06-08T14:32:38+03:00June 8th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines and Qatar Airways Expand Strategic Alliance

Source: American Airlines American Airlines and Qatar Airways are expanding their strategic alliance with a new codeshare agreement, enabling American’s customers to book travel on Qatar Airways flights via Doha to and from 16 new countries. Pending any necessary government codeshare approvals, travelers will be able to book travel beyond Qatar to their final destinations in Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This expanded codeshare comes as American launches new service on June 4 from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH), recently voted World’s Best Airport. The new service establishes American as the only U.S. carrier to serve the Gulf [...]

2022-06-03T20:13:34+03:00June 3rd, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Governments urged to deliver climate goal for aviation this year

Source: ATAG Aviation industry executives met with government representatives in Montreal to detail industry aspirations for a long-term climate goal to be agreed for the sector at United Nations meetings later this year. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will debate the potential for a goal to decarbonise the air transport sector, with industry supporting a net-zero carbon trajectory. Executive Director of the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group, Haldane Dodd said: “In October last year, the industry – airlines, airports, manufacturers and business aviation – all committed to raise ambition on long-term climate action and pursuing net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This was backed-up by a high-level plan on how it can be achieved including advances in technology and a [...]

2022-05-27T13:23:13+03:00May 27th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Updated Aviation Security standards adopted by the ICAO Council

Source: ICAO During its recent 225th Session the Council of ICAO adopted Amendment 18 to Annex 17 to the International Standards and Recommended Practices, Aviation Security (Annex 17 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation). Amendment 18 arises from the proposals of the Thirty-second Meeting of the Aviation Security Panel (AVSECP/32), held virtually from 31 May to 4 June 2021, in order to ensure that the measures in Annex 17 – Aviation Security are commensurate with the level of threat to civil aviation. When adopting Amendment 18, the Council prescribed 18 July 2022 as the date on which it would become effective, except for any part concerning which the majority of Member States have registered their disapproval before that date. [...]

2022-05-09T13:39:40+03:00May 9th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Embraer and Eve evaluate autonomous flight technologies in real flights over Rio de Janeiro

Source: Embraer Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) concluded a series of experimental flights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, focused on evaluating new autonomous system technologies in real flight conditions. The goal is to enable safe autonomous operation in complex urban environments. The aerial data collection and real-time evaluation of these technologies in urban scenarios used regular piloted helicopters as part of the Embraer Autonomous Systems project (“Project EASy”), which uses agile testing process for the development of best-in-class solutions that will enable the autonomous aviation of the future. Embraer worked with Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), an Embraer company dedicated to accelerating the Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) ecosystem, and in direct collaboration with partners Daedalean, Iris Automation and Near Earth Autonomy for seven [...]

2022-05-09T13:44:34+03:00May 9th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Air Canada Cargo Operates First Freighter Flight to Madrid

Source: Air Canada Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo also offer capacity to Madrid and Barcelona on passenger service with five weekly flights from Toronto Air Canada said today that it has operated the first flight of a Boeing 767-300 freighter by Air Canada Cargo into Madrid as it continues to expand its freighter network in Europe.  Through its extensive network of freighter and passenger flights, shipments from the US, Latin America and Canada can connect easily to Madrid and Barcelona via the carrier’s Toronto hub. “With our second Boeing 767-300 freighter now in the fleet, we are growing our footprint in Europe. In addition to flights to Frankfurt, Air Canada Cargo will offer three flights per week to Madrid, [...]

2022-05-05T13:57:56+03:00May 5th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Chair DeFazio Honors the Legacy of Former DOT Secretary Norman Y. Mineta

Source: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Following the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, Secretary Mineta guided the creation of the Transportation Security Administration The agency with more than 65,000 employees was the largest mobilization of a new federal agency since World War II The Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement on the passing of Norman Y. Mineta: “Norm was the Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation and one of my mentors when I first came to Congress, and I benefited tremendously from his leadership and guidance. His example inspired me to vigorously oversee the aviation industry and FAA, and insist on safety for the traveling public before all [...]

2022-05-04T22:52:28+03:00May 4th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

AUS secures $400 million of funding for Airport Expansion and Development Program projects

Source: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has secured $400 million of funding after a successful Airport System Revenue Bond sale to investors. The funds will support near-term Airport Expansion and Development Program (AEDP) projects. Over the lifetime of the Program, an estimated $3.5 to $4 billion will be invested in airport improvements to support more passengers and more flights. “Securing this funding is a milestone for the Airport Expansion and Development Program,” said Gina Fiandaca, Assistant City Manager for Mobility. “I commend the City of Austin Department of Aviation and Financial Services teams for working tirelessly over the last several months to prepare for this bond sale and secure this financing. This bond sale moves us closer to breaking ground on [...]

2022-05-04T13:14:07+03:00May 4th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

2021 Annual and 4th Quarter U.S. Airline Financial Data

Source: US Department of Transportation U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a 2021 after-tax net loss of $2.8 billion, declining for the second straight year after seven consecutive annual after-tax profits and a pre-tax operating loss of $17.3 billion, declining for the second straight year after 11 consecutive annual pre-tax profit. U.S. airline financial reports are filed quarterly with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). See the tables that accompany this release on the BTS website for additional 2020 annual (Tables 1-6) and fourth-quarter (Tables 7-12) financial results. 2021 Annual Results for All 25 Scheduled Passenger Airlines After-tax net income $2.8 billion loss in 2021 Compared to $35.0 billion loss in 2020 Pre-tax operating profit/loss $17.3 billion loss in 2021 Compared [...]

2022-05-03T15:25:09+03:00May 3rd, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|