Enhancing support for air crash victims and their families

Source: ICAO At the occasion of today’s International Day Commemorating Air Crash Victims and their Families, ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano has issued the following statement: "Safety is and has always been the top priority for aviation and ICAO. This has resulted in remarkable progress achieved by international air transport over the decades of its development. However, despite these advances, aircraft accidents remain a sobering reminder of the persistent need to continue progress towards our zero fatality goal. The ICAO Council established 20 February as the International Day Commemorating Air Crash Victims and their Families in coordination with associations representative of victims and their families to provide governments and industry with an annual reminder of the onus upon them to improve [...]

2024-02-20T19:59:58+02:00February 20th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

oneworld serves up another major win in wine tasting awards

Source: oneworld For the 13th year in a row the oneworld® alliance has been named the world's Best Airline Alliance for wines served by member airlines onboard in an annual international tasting competition. The Gold award in the Best Alliance category came from the Business Traveller's Cellars in the Sky Awards 2023 now in its 38th year. The Cellars in the Sky Awards has been running since 1985 and celebrates the best business and first class wines served by airlines on their flights. Judging this year's inflight wines were winemaker John Worontschak, Masters of Wine Sam Caporn and Peter McCombie, and head judge Charles Metcalfe, founder of the International Wine Challenge. oneworld's VP Europe, Middle East and Africa, Roger Blackburn, picked up [...]

2024-02-15T18:14:39+02:00February 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Improve 114 Airports Across the U.S.

Source: FAA The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $970 million from President Biden's Bipartisan Investing in America agenda to 114 airports across the country, spanning 44 states and three territories. This announcement, which Secretary Buttigieg will make as part of the Administration's Investing in America tour, delivers on President Biden's commitment to rebuilding our nation's infrastructure while lowering costs for families, creating good jobs, and advancing opportunity for all Americans. Today's funding helps meet the growing demand for air travel and launches projects that will improve passenger experience, accessibility, and sustainability while creating good-paying jobs. Investments enhancing the passenger experience include new baggage systems, larger security checkpoints, increasing gate capacity, and modernizing aging infrastructure throughout terminals and ground transportation. [...]

2024-02-15T18:44:55+02:00February 15th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

2023: a historic year for Latin American and Caribbean aviation

Source: ALTA Four hundred and fifty-one point six million air passengers is not just any number, it is a historic number for aviation in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. It represents 52.9 million additional passengers, up 13.3% compared to 2022 and a strong 3.9% above 2019 levels. This figure sets a record for the region as, until 2020, the region had been on a steady growth trajectory since 2010, which was abruptly interrupted by the pandemic. This milestone resumes the growth path. The Caribbean showed the best percentage increase in 2023, with a 20% growth in total passengers, 15% in flights and 16% in seat capacity compared to 2022; the LAC Air Passenger Traffic Report, developed by the [...]

2024-02-14T19:47:22+02:00February 14th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI-LAC Welcomes Transoft Solutions as a New World Business Partner

Source: ACI-LAC Airports Council International - Latin America and the Caribbean - ACI-LAC proudly announces its newest member, Transoft Solutions, a leading global provider of cutting-edge software solutions for the aviation industry. Airports Council International - Latin America and the Caribbean - ACI-LAC proudly announces its newest member, Transoft Solutions, a leading global provider of cutting-edge software solutions for the aviation industry. With a commitment to revolutionizing the aviation landscape, Transoft Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art software designed to address the diverse needs of airport professionals worldwide. The company specializes in delivering top-tier solutions for airport and airspace modeling, airside planning and operations, obstacle limitation compliance, terminal simulation, and more. Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC, expressed [...]

2024-02-13T21:46:16+02:00February 6th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

EASA partners with IATA to counter aviation safety threat from GNSS spoofing and jamming 

Source: IATA The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the conclusions of a workshop jointly hosted at EASA's headquarters to combat incidents of GNSS spoofing and jamming. The workshop's high-level conclusion was that interference with satellite-based services that provide information on the precise position of an aircraft can pose significant challenges to aviation safety. Mitigating these risks requires short-, medium- and long-term measures, beginning with the sharing of incident information and remedies. "GNSS systems offer tremendous advantages to aviation in increasing the safety of operations in a busy shared airspace," said EASA Acting Executive Director Luc Tytgat. "But we have seen a sharp rise in attacks on these systems, which poses a [...]

2024-01-29T19:49:41+02:00January 29th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Euroairlines joins ALTA as a new member

Source: ALTA Euroairlines, a Spanish carrier founded in 2000, joins the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA). Euroairlines - which as an airline provides air cab services and flights on scheduled and non-scheduled routes to 20 destinations in Spain, France and Italy - is standing out for its distribution service, thanks to partnerships allowing it to connect over 250 routes and market them in more than 60 countries, many of them located in the Americas. In particular, Euroairlines is present in strategic markets such as Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Canada and the United States. Moreover, its commercial agreements with airlines around the world reinforce its growing evolution by facilitating connectivity for differentiated needs. José Ricardo Botelho, [...]

2024-01-26T13:14:47+02:00January 26th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IATA & ICAO Extend Cooperation on Standards for Dangerous Goods Shipments

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have extended their long-standing cooperation on setting and implementing global standards for the safe carriage of dangerous goods by air. An agreement to this effect was concluded at the IATA Executive Offices in Geneva during a visit by ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar during which greater collaboration between the two organizations was discussed. IATA began issuing guidance for the carriage of Dangerous Goods on aircraft back in 1956 and has been updating and devising standards ever since. A more formalized approach on this subject was taken at a regulatory level by the adoption of ICAO Annex 18 in January 1984. This outlines the broad principles for [...]

2024-01-23T11:19:00+02:00January 23rd, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

CANSO Executive Summit programme taking shape

Source: CANSO At Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, the CANSO Executive Summit, the chance for leaders from CANSO Member organisations to debate and discuss the issues facing their industry, took place last week. The event marked the start of Airspace World 2024, the world’s largest air traffic management event. The Summit begins with a keynote speech titled ‘The Great Remobilisation’ from world-leading artificial intelligence (AI) expert, Dr Mark Esposito. Dr. Esposito, who is sometimes known as The Global Agitator, is a thought leader on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a Harvard professor and advisor to national governments. Following his speech, Dr. Esposito will be joined by a panel of experts from NASA, Cirium, Thales, NAV CANADA and the European AI Forum to [...]

2024-01-23T11:29:50+02:00January 23rd, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

oneworld unveils its first-ever dedicated lounge experience in Seoul

Source: oneworld Breaking new ground in premium benefits and luxury air travel, the oneworld® alliance unveiled its first ever fully branded dedicated airport lounge in Seoul. The new oneworld lounge opens as the world's leading airline alliance prepares to celebrate its landmark 25th anniversary later this year. For the launch of its first branded lounge, oneworld collaborated with global aviation ground services provider Swissport and the team behind its award-winning ASPIRE Airport Lounges. Situated in Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport, the spacious new oneworld lounge stretches across 555 square metres and features stylish seating in a contemporary new setting for up to 148 customers. The bright new lounge is no more than a 10-minute walk from the furthest oneworld [...]

2024-01-23T11:42:10+02:00January 23rd, 2024|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|