Iberia is the Second Airline in the World to Most Reduce its CO2 Emissions on Long-Haul Flights

Source: Iberia Since 2019 it reduced its emissions by 17%, according to a report by IBA Insight This improvement is driven by the renewal of its fleet -especially due to the addition of the new Airbus A350 for long-haul routes- and various operational and on-board weight reduction measures Iberia's sustainability strategy is based on four pillars to achieve the decarbonisation of the airline industry Iberia is the second airline in the world that has reduced its CO2 emissions the most on long-haul flights, according to the report by the independent aviation consultancy IBA, which monitors more than 65,000 aircraft and 35 million flights each year. According to the report, since 2019 Iberia has reduced its CO2 emissions by 17% per seat-kilometre on its long-haul [...]

2022-07-06T17:03:06+03:00July 6th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Order to Enhance Competition and Affordable Flight Options for Travelers at Newark-Liberty International Airport

Source: US Department of Transportation Action allows Spirit Airlines to continue providing low-cost service in the Newark market The U.S. Department of Transportation today reassigned, with conditions, 16 peak-hour runway timings, previously operated by Southwest Airlines, at Newark-Liberty International Airport to Spirit Airlines. Today's action secures low-cost service options for Newark customers and improves competition in the Newark market, which was affected when Southwest Airlines discontinued service there. Today's decision provides certainty to carriers that have been operating at Newark using temporary, ad hoc timings made available while other carriers reduced service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the Department's concern over the recent airline cancellations, delays, challenges with customer service and other operational disruptions that have hurt travelers, the Department [...]

2022-07-06T17:16:48+03:00July 6th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

All New Gulfstream G800 Made First Flight

Source: Gulfstream Industry’s Longest-Range Aircraft Demonstrates Program Maturity, Launches Flight-Test Program Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new ultralong-range Gulfstream G800 successfully completed its first flight, officially launching the flight-test program of the industry’s longest-range aircraft. Announced in October 2021, the G800 is the latest addition to Gulfstream’s next-generation fleet to take flight and make progress toward customer deliveries. The G800 departed Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport at 9:00 a.m. and landed there two hours later, on 28 June 2022. In keeping with Gulfstream’s commitment to sustainability leadership in aviation, the aircraft made the flight using a blend of sustainable aviation fuel. “When the first G800 test aircraft rolled out at our announcement last fall, we changed the game once again for [...]

2022-07-06T17:27:23+03:00July 6th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airspace World off to great start as exhibitors begin to sign up

Source: CANSO Some 84 exhibitors from this year’s World ATM Congress in Madrid have already signalled their intent to be a part of Airspace World, CANSO’s new global Air Traffic Management event, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 8 to 10 March 2023. Around 10 more are expected to send in their letters of intent imminently too, bringing the bringing the total of exhibitors planning to come to Geneva to around 50 per cent of those who exhibited in Madrid, within just a week of registration being open. “The numbers of exhibitors demonstrating their interest in Airspace World in the first week they could register has massively exceeded the ambitious target we set ourselves,” said Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO. “I [...]

2022-07-06T17:48:39+03:00July 6th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

A message to SkyMiles members from CEO Ed Bastian: Committed To You

Source: Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian recently sent the following email to SkyMiles members. The summer travel season is well underway, and I share the excitement of so many of you who are returning to the skies as restrictions lift and entire regions of the world reopen. At the same time, I know many of you may have experienced disruptions, sometimes significant, in your travels as we build our operation back from the depths of 2020 while accommodating a record level of demand. If you've encountered delays and cancellations recently, I apologize. We've spent years establishing Delta as the industry leader in reliability, and though the majority of our flights continue to operate on time, this level of disruption [...]

2022-07-06T16:50:57+03:00July 6th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Hawaiian Airlines Partners with Celebrity Dance Sensation Mark Kanemura to Launch The #RainbowRunwayChallenge

Source: Hawaiian Airlines Followers can join the challenge by creating their own #RainbowRunway walk for a chance to join Kanemura at Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival in October In honor of National Pride Month, Hawaiian Airlines tapped Hawaiʻi-born dance celebrity Mark Kanemura to kick off its #RainbowRunwayChallenge in a vibrant celebration of inclusivity and aloha. Coinciding with the debut of the airline’s new TikTok channel, followers are encouraged to create their own #RainbowRunwayChallenge dance or walk inspired by the video for a chance to win 160,000 HawaiianMiles, a five-night stay at the Royal Hawaiian Resort and a chance to join Kanemura as the guest of honor on Hawaiian’s Rainbow Runway float at the Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival on Oct. 15. “Dance is a universal language [...]

2022-07-06T17:48:06+03:00July 6th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

ACJ delivers an ACJ319neo to a new private customer

Source: Airbus Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has delivered an ACJ319neo, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, to a new West European undisclosed private customer from the final assembly line in Hamburg. The aircraft will be managed by Jet Aviation and will be available for charter flights. “This demonstrates the value of the ACJ319neo for the business aviation market! The aircraft’s latest technology engines and Sharklets enable even longer intercontinental flights* in the widest single aisle cabin in the sky, while delivering at least 20 per cent fuel-saving and excellent economics combined with a robust 99.9 % operational reliability,” says Airbus Corporate Jets President, Benoit Defforge. The ACJ319neo joins more than 2,200 A320neo and A321neo aircraft already in service with airlines [...]

2022-07-06T16:39:26+03:00July 6th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Ibarra Aero Charges new ACI-LAC World Business Partner

Source: ACI-LAC Ibarra Aero Charges, an airport charges process advisory firm, joins the group of World Business Partners of the Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) Ibarra Aero Charges, an airport charges process advisory firm, joins the group of World Business Partners of the Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC). IAC is responsible for providing expert advice and support in the airport charges process, from the preparation of the charges cost basis to the execution of the stakeholder consultation process. IAC works with highly experienced consultants; its team of experts understands the challenges involved in meeting the needs of the most demanding clients at the most complex sites. Its main services are airport and [...]

2022-07-05T17:35:52+03:00July 5th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Caribbean Airlines Launches Free Calls on its Mobile Application

Source: Caribbean Airlines Caribbean Airlines has launched free calls via its mobile app, giving customers an additional channel to reach the airline’s Reservations Sales and Service Call Centre. A “Call us Now” button located in the drop down menu of the Caribbean Airlines mobile app, will connect customers directly to the airline’s Reservations Call Centre where they can make and pay for bookings, and transact any other business facilitated by the call centre. “We are always looking to enhance our customer experience and having noted an increase in the use of our mobile app we added the call option as a free service to our customers. The new feature is convenient and will allow customers anywhere in the world to reach us quickly and [...]

2022-07-05T17:53:53+03:00July 5th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Embraer establishes an agreement with Toyota to maximize efficiency in its production system

Source: Embraer Embraer signed an agreement with Toyota do Brasil in order to embrace Toyota Production System (TPS) principles and concepts in its industrial operations. The initiative aims to eliminate waste, obtain operational efficiency, and increase value generation for stakeholders. During the first phase of this joint work, a team of TPS specialists from Toyota do Brasil will immerse themselves in Embraer’s daily work to evaluate and suggest improvements for the company’s main manufacturing area at the Ozires Silva Unit, located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo. “Bringing Toyota to execute this work reinforces Embraer’s commitment to focus on business excellence and sustainable growth,” said Francisco Gomes Neto, CEO of Embraer. “It will be an excellent opportunity to exchange [...]

2022-07-05T17:56:47+03:00July 5th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|