SITA acquires Safety Line to support sustainable aviation

Source: SITA SITA takes the lead in deploying predictive data analytics for co-innovating with customer airlines and airports to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel savings. SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, announced the acquisition of Safety Line S.A.S., the Paris based start-up specializing in digital solutions for aviation safety and efficiency. This acquisition will strengthen SITA's Digital Day of Operations portfolio, helping airlines drive more efficiencies and fuel savings around the aircraft while taking immediate and sustainable steps to reduce their carbon footprint. With air transport accounting for about 3% of the worldwide carbon emissions, there is growing pressure on airlines to reduce their overall emissions. At the same time the COVID-19 pandemic requires airlines to make [...]

2021-07-19T00:14:27+03:00July 19th, 2021|News, SUPPLIERS|

Worlwide Flight Services wins contract extensions with Air Europa in Madrid and Barcelona

Source: WFS Spain’s Air Europa has signed cargo handling contract extensions with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Madrid and Barcelona. The country’s third largest airline, Air Europa has been a WFS customer in Madrid since 2018, and signed its first agreement with the world’s largest cargo handler in Barcelona in January of this year. The new contracts now further extend Air Europa’s partnership with WFS in Spain to Q4 2022. Air Europa operates Boeing 787 and 737-800 passenger aircraft with bellyhold cargo capacity from the two Spanish airports to destinations in Europe and North and South America. The airline’s growing cargo volumes contributed 27,000 tonnes of throughput at WFS’ cargo terminal in Madrid in 2020 as well as hundreds of [...]

2021-07-17T11:39:00+03:00July 17th, 2021|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|

Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of New Boeing 737-9 Aircraft to Aeromexico

Source: Air Lease Corporation Today Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced the delivery of one new Boeing 737-9 aircraft on long-term lease to Aeromexico.  This is the first of four new Boeing 737-9s Aeromexico has committed to lease long-term from ALC. “ALC is pleased to deliver this new 737-9 aircraft to our long-term customer, Aeromexico, today,” said Steven Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.  “This new technology 737-9 from ALC will play a key role in Aeromexico’s route network and overall fleet operations.”

2021-06-04T03:12:06+03:00June 4th, 2021|News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA and Indicio Lead Path to Safe Experience with Aruba Health Mobile App

Source: SITA - Using blockchain, the mobile application creates a secure travel credential that is accepted by airlines, hotels and partners without sharing private medical information. SITA, in partnership with Indicio.tech and the Aruba Department of Health, is testing the Aruba Health mobile app, a pilot project that makes it easy for visitors to share a confidential traveler credential, based on their health status, privately and secure directly from your mobile devices. This credential will provide access to participating hospitality points on the island. Aruba is focused on rebuilding its tourism industry after the COVID-19 pandemic, thus ensuring that the risk of infection for people visiting the island is minimized. The island has been less affected by the pandemic than [...]

2021-05-07T16:26:16+03:00May 7th, 2021|News, SUPPLIERS|

Air Lease Corporation Announces Lease Placement of Four New Airbus A320neo Aircraft with Volaris

Source: Air Lease Corporation Today Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced long-term lease placements for four new Airbus A320neo aircraft with Volaris (Mexico). Two of the aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and two are from sale-leasebacks acquired from a third party by one of our management vehicles. The four new A320neos are set to deliver during the remainder of Q2. “ALC is pleased to further expand its relationship with Volaris, Mexico’s largest airline,” said John L. Plueger, Chief Executive Officer and President of Air Lease Corporation. “These aircraft will play a key role satisfying the strong summer traffic demand that Volaris is forecasting. Further, these transactions illustrate another successful pairing of a sale-leaseback under our management business [...]

2021-04-26T16:16:56+03:00April 26th, 2021|News, SUPPLIERS|

The Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance Opens Up to Business Aviation

Source: IAMA   IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance is expanding its successful advocacy and support services to serve the business aviation industry.   “After a successful year advocating for the commercial aircraft retrofit industry, we strongly believe that business aircraft modifiers, owners and operators will also benefit from our programs, and new initiatives targeted at their specific needs,” said Nicole Noack, managing director of IAMA. “IAMA-endorsed STC solutions help to reassure owners and operators that their modification will be of the highest quality, while also providing for adequate after-sales support and ease of aircraft transfer.”   Since its launch in early 2020, IAMA developed its Rulebook which details high-quality standards for commercial aircraft modifications achieved through Supplemental Type Certificates [...]

2021-04-08T18:32:35+03:00April 8th, 2021|News, SUPPLIERS|

IAMA Releases Rulebook Update

Source: IAMA   Version 2.0 includes important new updates to promote efficiency   IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance, released version 2.0 of its Rulebook this week. The latest edition of the freshly updated resource is available online to alliance member organizations, while airlines and lessors can request access through a free membership. Launched in March 2020, the Rulebook strives to address lessor, operator and owner needs throughout the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) lifecycle. Instructing aircraft modifiers for both commercial and business aviation in best practices for achieving superior modifications through STCs, the Rulebook is an essential industry resource. “We are working to develop customer-centric standards to encompass the entire STC lifecycle,” said Nicole Noack, managing director of IAMA. “One [...]

2021-03-30T15:34:25+03:00March 30th, 2021|News, SUPPLIERS|

Managing lost items on the plane will no longer be a million dollar problem, with the WorldtTracer Lost and Found Property solution

Source: SITA   The new solution reduces management costs by 90% and also significantly reduces recovery time   SITA launched the WorldTracer Lost and Found Property, an AI-enabled solution that solves a million dollar problem for the airport industry: how to quickly return forgotten items on airplanes or airports to their respective owners.   Every year, passengers leave millions of items like wallets, purses and phones on airplanes and airports, costing the industry millions of dollars in recovery costs. It can cost up to $95 to manage and recover each lost item, including registration, handling customer calls and inquiries, warehousing and postage.   The Lost and Found Property applies SITA's WorldTracer solution is already used by most of the world's [...]

2021-03-30T00:19:12+03:00March 30th, 2021|News, SUPPLIERS|