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|

GOL Initiates Legal Financial Restructuring – Company to Use United States Chapter 11 Process to Strengthen Financial Position GOL Will Continue to Provide Safe and Reliable Air Transportation Without Interruption

Source: GOL GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (B3: GOLL4, NYSE: GOL), today announces that GOL and its subsidiaries are voluntarily filing for Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “U.S. Court”). Chapter 11 is a U.S. legal process that businesses use to raise capital, restructure their finances and strengthen their business operations for the long term, while continuing to operate as normal. GOL enters the U.S. legal process with a financing commitment for US$950 million in new debtor-in-possession(“DIP”) financing from members of the Ad Hoc Group of Abra Bondholders, as well as certain other Abrabondholders. The Company will seek access to this funding as part of its First Day hearing in [...]

2024-01-26T13:28:50+02:00January 26th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

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|

RTX’s Pratt & Whitney Canada unveils high voltage bidirectional mobile charging unit for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada Charger sets a new standard for supporting high voltage systems  Pratt & Whitney Canada today announced the development of an advanced mobile charging unit (MCU) capable of charging high-power batteries at up to 1500 volts, making it compatible with Megawatt Charging System standards the industry is advancing for high voltage power applications. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business. The MCU was developed in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI) as part of the RTX hybrid-electric flight demonstrator project. "This is the latest example of our hybrid-electric flight demonstrator project, driving collaboration and innovation within Canada's aerospace ecosystem to enable a more sustainable future [...]

2024-01-23T11:43:18+02:00January 23rd, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

TAP Air Portugal scores better than 92% of peers in Sustainability Risk Assessment

Source: TAP The Portuguese airline received an ESG Risk Rating of 24.4 by Morningstar Sustainalytics. TAP Air Portugal received an ESG Risk Rating of 24.4 and was assessed by Morningstar Sustainalytics to be at medium risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors. In this assessment, TAP Air Portugal scored better than 92% of the airlines in this index on a global scale, coming in 2nd place out of the 14 European airlines evaluated, and in 6th place out of a total of 71 global airlines evaluated. The ESG Risk Rating is the result of a combination of the company’s ESG Risk Exposure and ESG Risk Management ratings. TAP Air Portugal overall risk exposure is medium and is similar [...]

2024-01-23T11:58:05+02:00January 23rd, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

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|

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) approves ATR’s decarbonisation targets

Source: ATR World’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer ATR today announced it has received the approval of its near-term emissions reduction targets by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This independent assessment is a key achievement for ATR, who went through a robust evaluation of its entire set of emissions in order to define science-based reduction targets. ATR is committed to achieving by 2030 a 50.4% reduction of absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to operational processes and energy consumption (Scope 1 and Scope 2), in line with the 1.5°C trajectory outlined in the Paris Agreements. Within the same timeframe, the manufacturer is committed to reducing by 30% the absolute GHG emissions generated by its in-service aircraft fleet (Scope 3 [...]

2024-01-22T21:45:24+02:00January 22nd, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Ready for the Kickoff: What GA Pilots Need to Know about Super Bowl LVIII

Source: FAA General aviation pilots flying near Las Vegas from Feb. 7-12, 2024, must be aware of temporary flight restrictions, follow special air traffic procedures and comply with additional operational requirements that will be in effect for Super Bowl LVIII. The FAA will issue a Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) later in January about the procedures for the game and specific arrival and departure route requirements. Information about Las Vegas-area airports and airspace is available on the FAA's Super Bowl webpage, which will be regularly updated as additional information becomes available. Special air traffic procedures to minimize delays and ensure safety will be in effect for the following airports:  Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) North Las Vegas Airport (VGT) Henderson Executive Airport [...]

2024-01-23T10:53:12+02:00January 22nd, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

RESQTEC Joins ACI-LAC as a World Business Partner

  Source: ACI-LAC RESQTEC, a global leader in pioneering aircraft recovery equipment, training, and services, becomes a new World Business Partner to Airports Council International Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC). Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC, expressed his enthusiasm for this partnership, stating, "We warmly welcome RESQTEC as a valued World Business Partner within ACI-LAC. Their commitment to innovation and education aligns perfectly with our mission to enhance safety standards and operational excellence in aviation." Dennis Beck, Global Sales Director of RESQTEC, echoed this sentiment, saying, "We are excited to join ACI-LAC as a World Business Partner. The opportunity to contribute to aircraft recovery preparedness in the dynamic Latin America and Caribbean region is both exciting and rewarding. I believe [...]

2024-01-23T10:51:52+02:00January 18th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|