Air transport industry improves baggage handling despite surge in passenger traffic, says SITA

Source : SITA AI for data analysis and computer vision tech in automated baggage handling are key for smooth operations as baggage volumes grow SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, today announced an improvement in the air transport industry’s rate of mishandled baggage. The newly launched SITA Baggage IT Insights 2024 reports the number of bags mishandled by the industry falling from 7.6 to 6.9 per 1,000 passengers in 2023. This is despite passenger numbers rising above 2019 levels for the first time in five years, growing to 5.2 billion. The long-term trend underlines the positive impact of technology investments. A steep 63% drop in the mishandling rate from 2007 to 2023 happened as [...]

2024-06-13T21:08:34+03:00June 13th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

Kelly Horan Succeeds Kim Kinsley as President of IAE International Aero Engines AG

Source: Pratt & Whitney IAE International Aero Engines AG (IAE), a multinational consortium comprised of shareholders including RTX’s Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines AG, has named Kelly Horan as its president. Horan succeeds Kim Kinsley, who held the position since June 2023. Earlier this year, Horan was named vice president of V2500 programs at Pratt & Whitney; she will serve in both roles, concurrently. Kinsley will become chairperson of the IAE board of directors and continue serving in her role as vice president of Mature Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney, a position she has held since January 2024. She will continue to focus on developing strategies [...]

2024-06-13T20:47:23+03:00June 13th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA to transform ITA Airways’ Digital Network Infrastructure

Source: SITA The implementation of SITA Connect Go will provide higher capacity, increased security, automation, and reduced costs for the airline SITA, a leading technology provider for the air transport industry, has announced a new partnership with ITA Airways to transform the company's global network infrastructure. The partnership will include the migration from the airline's Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network to SITA's recently launched Connect Go SASE platform. SITA will supply a future proof software defined networking (SDN) and secure service edge (SSE) solution. SITA Connect Go is the only integrated networking and security solution designed specifically for the air transport industry. It aims to help the industry transform its network capabilities to meet evolving bandwidth, resilience, security, and automation [...]

2024-06-05T18:37:19+03:00June 5th, 2024|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

Michelin joins ALTA

Source: ALTA For over a century, Michelin Aircraft Tires has been a leader in aviation, offering safe, innovative, and sustainable solutions to its clients. The company is recognized as a best-in-class partner to the aerospace industry offering biais and radial tires for military, commercial, regional and general aviation and, today, joins the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) as a new affiliate member. Daniela Wolter, Commercial Director of aircraft tire at Michelin Latin America, commented: “Michelin has embraced an "All-sustainable" approach to evolve its growth model towards an equitable balance between human, economic and environmental issues. Our innovative solutions with, around and beyond tires, will contribute to develop a more sustainable Aviation Environment in Latin America and Caribbean. [...]

2024-06-04T20:41:52+03:00June 4th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS, SUPPLIERS|

Embraer partners with Avfuel to increase SAF adoption

Source: Embraer Embraer, a global leader in aerospace innovation, today announced a landmark agreement with Avfuel to increase its uptake of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) at Melbourne Orlando International Airport (KMLB) to one load per week. The duo first entered into a SAF agreement in July 2021 in support of Embraer’s flight operations out of MLB. This agreement saw Avfuel deliver one 8,000-gallon truckload of Neste MY SAF per quarter to Sheltair MLB, the FBO that provides storage and handling services for Embraer. With the updated weekly agreement commencing in April, the extended partnership is expected to result in a total of 240,000 U.S. gallons of SAF delivered to Embraer in 2024, representing a significant increase when compared [...]

2024-05-24T19:07:04+03:00May 24th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA announces acquisition of MATERNA IPS in game-changing move for the air travel industry

Source: SITA SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, announced its acquisition of Materna IPS, leader in passenger handling for airports and airlines. The move will reshape the entire aviation industry, creating the world's most powerful passenger portfolio for airports and digital travel. It brings to life SITA's vision to reinvent travel and transport, boosting the company's leadership in passenger processing, as part of a fast-growth strategy for the years ahead. With air traffic set to double by 2040, airports and airlines must deliver smoother passenger experiences. SITA's acquisition is a vital part of its focus on innovation and reinventing travel to meet pressing industry demands for increased terminal capacities and best-in-class secure solutions leading [...]

2024-05-21T20:37:35+03:00May 22nd, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

H55 is thrilled to announce discussions regarding the Government of the Canadian province of Quebec’s investment in H55

Source: H55 H55, a pioneer in electric aviation technologies, is thrilled to announce the intention of the Government of the Canadian province of Quebec to invest in equity in H55. Led by Investissement Québec, a key driver of economic development in Quebec, this investment would mark a major milestone in H55's journey to bring certified electric propulsion solutions to North America, supporting the company's production ramp-up and research and development activities. This investment in H55 would be in line with Government's plans to establish a new innovation zone, Espace Aéro, focusing on the aerospace industry. Headquartered in Switzerland, H55 leads the way in electric aviation, specializing in certified electric propulsion, battery storage, and energy management solutions. With a steadfast commitment [...]

2024-05-21T20:49:50+03:00May 22nd, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

RTX’s Pratt & Whitney receives Transport Canada type certification for PW545D engine

Source: Pratt & Whitney Engine selected to power Textron Aviation's business jet delivers improved specific fuel consumption, greater thrust and extended time between overhauls Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW545D engine is one step closer to entry into service with type certification granted May 9 by Transport Canada Civil Aviation. In May 2023, Textron Aviation announced its new Cessna Citation Ascend business jet would be powered by twin PW545D engines. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX. "As the latest derivative in the PW500 engine family, we look forward to the Ascend's entry into service," said Cedric Gauthier, vice president, Sales and Marketing, General Aviation, Pratt & Whitney Canada. "Certification was granted following 630 hours of engine testing, in addition to 230 hours [...]

2024-05-13T17:56:21+03:00May 13th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA leads the way in transforming air travel experience being the only provider of an end-to-end digital travel solution

Source: SITA Success stories at Aruba and AAI airports showcase how SITA has redefined the journey through an airport and beyond SITA, the leading technology company in the air transport industry, is at the forefront of the digital revolution in air travel with its cutting-edge biometric and digital travel solutions. As the only end-to-end solution provider in the market, SITA is uniquely positioned to drive innovation and shape the future of travel. With passenger numbers forecast to double to 8 billion by 2040, up from 4 billion in 2019, the need for a digital, biometrically-enabled future is undeniable. SITA's recent Biometrics White Paper, 'Face the Future' highlights how the surge in air traveler numbers places extraordinary pressure on existing and [...]

2024-04-16T14:41:08+03:00April 16th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

RTX’s Pratt & Whitney announces North American Technology Accelerator

Source: Pratt & Whitney Second center of excellence to advance MRO technologies and performance (MRO Americas) Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, announced details of its North American Technology Accelerator (NATA), a commercial and military aftermarket operations center of excellence based in Florida. The NATA will have dedicated floor space, equipment and resources for the development and industrialization of technology insertion programs that will support the company's global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network. The accelerator projects in Florida are primarily focused on material restoration and process automation including advanced repairs, digital inspection, adaptive processing, and coating and masking for compressor and fan parts, blades, cases, and more. The benefits of these technologies will reduce cost, material demand, and environmental [...]

2024-04-10T05:59:52+03:00April 10th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|