SKS Sign Services Agreement with Embraer for Fleet Support of E195-E2

Source: Embraer The Pool Program will support the operations of ten E195-E2 Contract covers exchanges and repair services for more than 300 repairable components, including eSolutions to maximize fleet reliability and maintenance Embraer announced today at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) that it has signed a long-term services agreement with SKS to support the airline’s 10 E195-E2 fleet. The contract provides access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchanges and repair services for more than 300 repairable parts to support SKS Airways’ Embraer aircraft, plus eSolutions to enhance fleet monitoring and preventive maintenance. “The E2 delivers the best environmental efficiency and operating performance and the impressive data from our existing E-Jet customers prove it,” said Johann Bordais, [...]

2023-05-26T20:48:40+03:00May 25th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

IndiGo takes to the skies with LPC Approval: Goodbye Paper Manuals, Hello Sustainability

Source: IndiGo IndiGo, India's leading carrier has been granted Less Paper Cockpit (LPC) approval by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). This approval allows IndiGo to remove Technical Paper Manuals weighing 40 kgs from each aircraft cockpit of its Airbus fleet. IndiGo has been at the forefront of adopting technology in the cockpit. In 2015, the airline became the first in the region to launch Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) reducing 25 kgs of paper on its Airbus fleet and replacing paper charts and manuals with iPads. The adoption rate was phenomenal, with digital manuals making it easier for the crew to maneuver, with added hyperlinks and colour graphics. Updating manuals became a far simpler process digitally, compared to the [...]

2023-05-05T23:14:13+03:00May 5th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

JAL to introduce first Freighter in 13 years under new business model

Source: JAL Aiming to secure stable revenues by expanding alliances with partner companies JAL has decided to introduce three Boeing 767-300ER Freighter (dedicated cargo aircraft). This will be the first time in 13 years that JAL will operate its own Freighter, and operations will begin sequentially from the end of fiscal year 2023. JAL has been securing revenues reliably and efficiently in the air cargo business, where demand fluctuates widely, through flexible business operations by using cargo space on passenger flights and chartering other companies' freighters in response to demand. However, with plans for further growth in the cargo and mail business, the company decided to operate its own freighters. With the introduction of the Freighter, a new business model [...]

2023-05-02T20:44:30+03:00May 2nd, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Embross VelocityOne (V1) Kiosks Enhancing Passenger Experience at Multiple Indian Airports

Source: Embross Delhi International Airport, Hyderabad International Airport, and Goa Manohar Airport Push Self Service Adoption Embross Systems a global leader in passenger self-service technology, today announced it has deployed Embross’ VelocityOne (V1) kiosks at three leading airports across India.   As part of an ongoing project, Embross has been deploying multiple hundreds of its state-of-the-art kiosks along with custom Embross software at various terminals of the GMR Delhi, Hyderabad and the newly opened Goa Manohar International Airports in India, to provide a faster and seamless experience for travellers. In addition, Embross will also continue to manage the daily operation and maintenance of these kiosks on 24X7 basis as per the well-defined strict airport SLA requirements. The V1’s extensive array of [...]

2023-05-02T05:08:36+03:00May 2nd, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, SUPPLIERS|

Kenya Airports Authority to Host TIACA Event – Africa

Source: TIACA The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced that Kenya Airports will host the "TIACA Event – Africa". The event will be held June 19-21, 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. TIACA is very pleased to work with Kenya Airports Authority to organize a first-class event, which will bring together members, partners and those that want to do business or those that are already doing business in Africa. The aim of this event is to bring the air cargo community together to identify and discuss specific issues that affect the industry at the regional level. "We are excited to organize the TIACA Event – Africa in Nairobi. The support we will receive from Kenya Airports Authority as host will be invaluable [...]

2023-04-27T19:23:55+03:00April 27th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

EU and India deepen ties at aviation summit

Source: European Commission The EU-India Aviation Summit in New Delhi, jointly organised by the European Commission and Ministry of Civil Aviation of India, came to a conclusion. The event focused on EU-India air transport relations, including exploring the potential for deepening the EU-India aviation relationship as well as the shared challenges, such as growing air traffic, congestion, sustainability and maintaining safety in this very dynamic sector. The two-day summit (20-21 April) confirmed the shared objective of further deepening EU-India political, technical, and industrial cooperation on aviation. Both sides are confident that closer cooperation will generate significant opportunities for their respective industries, strengthen consumer benefits and make air travel between Europe and India more efficient, greener and safer. European Commissioner for [...]

2023-04-24T18:46:00+03:00April 24th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Rex Announces Investment In Dovetail Electric Aviation

Source: Rex Regional Express (Rex) today announced it had taken a 20 per cent stake in Dovetail Electric Aviation (Dovetail) which is pioneering the conversion of turbine powered aircraft to electric, emission-free propulsion. The equity participation agreement formalises the strategic partnership between Rex and Dovetail and builds on the Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies which was unveiled on 21 July, 2022. Rex will appoint one of its Board members to sit on the Board of Dovetail. The Australian-headquartered Dovetail recently received a $3 million grant from the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) program. This will facilitate Dovetail’s development of electric propulsion systems for aircraft used on regional routes operated by Rex and other regional airlines. Dovetail also recently announced the [...]

2023-04-14T20:02:20+03:00April 14th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Saudia Adds 56 Weekly Flights to 14 Global Destinations – Barcelona is one of them

Source: Saudia Saudia announced that it will significantly increase the number of flights to major global destinations. This comes as part of its objectives to bring the world to the Kingdom and strengthen the airlines’ international presence. The expansion offers convenient connections and more flexibilities for SAUDIA’s guests. Bangkok From 26 March, SAUDIA will be introducing 3 additional flights to Bangkok from Jeddah. As a result, SAUDIA will be serving Bangkok a total of 10 flights a week with daily services from Jeddah and 3 flights per week from Riyadh. Seoul From 26 March, SAUDIA will be introducing non-stop flights to Seoul from both Jeddah and Riyadh. As a result, SAUDIA will be connecting Seoul with 4 flights a week [...]

2023-04-11T22:31:46+03:00April 10th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Kuwait Airways: Organizing the structure to improve performance and increase

Source: Kuwait Airways Kuwait Airways announced the launch of its new organizational structure, the amendment being in line with the vision and strategy of the company until the year 2030. This launch of the organizational structure emanates from the Board of Directors in improving the system of internal procedures, strengthening, developing, and encouraging competencies, in addition to working towards developing customer experience. The organization of the structure was based on systematic research for a period of about 12 months, to keep pace with the best international standards related to developing human resources and increasing productivity. In this regard, Kuwait Airways Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Maen Razouqi stated, "The organization of the new structure of Kuwait Airways will contribute effectively to [...]

2023-04-10T20:53:34+03:00April 10th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Panasonic Avionics announces new software enginnering capabilities based in Pune, India

Source: Panasonic Avionics Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics), the world’s leading supplier of in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems (IFEC), continues to enhance its global software development capabilities, and today the company introduced a rapidly growing set of capabilities based in Pune, India. Panasonic Avionics’ operations in Pune are the latest Panasonic investment in India. Panasonic entered the Indian market in 1972 and since then the company has grown from strength to strength and now Panasonic Avionics joins Panasonic Life Solutions India, which currently has 13,000 employees over 13 locations across India.Panasonic Avionics new software design center is part of a company-wide effort to help airlines realize their passenger digital engagement vision using the most innovative IFE hardware, best-in-class enterprise software; [...]

2023-03-21T06:46:08+02:00March 21st, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, SUPPLIERS|