SITA wins Heathrow Airport’s confidence with contract extension for network infrastructure solutions

Source: SITA   SITA will bolster Heathrow Airport's expansive IT infrastructure, as both continue a trusting collaboration in their longest contract extension to date. SITA, the global leader in air transport technology, has signed a five-year extension with Heathrow Airport to support Heathrow's vast and growing network infrastructure. Through this agreement, SITA will provide a wide range of network, telecommunications, and connectivity services, while introducing innovative new solutions to businesses operating within Heathrow. Since 2011, SITA has built a strong relationship with Heathrow, reinforcing the airport's infrastructure as it became the busiest airport in Europe, with nearly 80 million passengers in 2023. As part of the new agreement, SITA will continue to strengthen Heathrow's digital infrastructure, managing its extensive network [...]

2024-07-16T22:45:49+03:00July 16th, 2024|AIRPORTS, AROUND THE WORLD, News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA becomes leader in airport solutions following completion of regulatory formalities and legal procedures in the acquisition of Materna IPS

Source: SITA SITA will now take the giant step forward to cement its global leadership in CUTE and CUSS solutions with 85% of international air passengers using its biometrics products SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, has completed the regulatory formalities and legal procedures to acquire Materna IPS. This strategic move will reshape the aviation industry, resulting in the world's most powerful passenger portfolio for airports and digital travel. The acquisition represents an unprecedented acceleration of global aviation industry digitalization, streamlining check-in, baggage handling, and security processes. Travelers can expect reduced wait times, smoother journeys, and a new era of personalized digital services. This strategic move will see SITA become number one in terms [...]

2024-07-12T18:15:00+03:00July 12th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA presenta resultados récord mientras continúa el enfoque en estrategia de crecimiento rápido y expansión

Fuente: SITA Celebrando 75 años de liderazgo en TI para el transporte aéreo, la compañía continúa su trayectoria de crecimiento, ganando importantes contratos y abordando las principales tendencias en transformación, viajes digitales y sostenibilidad.  SITA, líder mundial en soluciones tecnológicas para el sector del transporte aéreo, anunció resultados récord en 2023, con ingresos de aproximadamente 1.5 billones de dólares. Este valor representa un incremento del 7% respecto al año anterior, además de indicar que el 2024 tendrá un desempeño positivo similar. Al revelar los resultados en la Asamblea General Anual de SITA en junio, el CEO David Lavorel también mencionó el crecimiento del margen y el EBITDA, que superó el plan en un 4%. "Cada uno de nuestros clientes y [...]

2024-07-10T14:34:04+03:00July 10th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA Reports Record Results as it Pursues a Strategy of Fast-Growth and Expansion

Source: SITA As SITA celebrates 75 years at the forefront of air transport IT, the company continues on a trajectory of growth, winning landmark contracts and addressing the major trends of digital transformation, digital travel, and sustainability SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, has announced record results for 2023 as revenues reached almost US$ 1.5 billion. This represents a rise of 7% on the prior year, with all signs so far in 2024 indicating similar positive performance this year. Unveiling the results at SITA's Annual General Assembly in June, SITA CEO David Lavorel also cited growth in margin and EBITDA, which exceeded plans by 4%. "Every one of our customers and members benefits from [...]

2024-07-10T14:39:54+03:00July 9th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

Shawn Gregor, new SITA President for the Americas

Source: SITA SITA, a global leader in technology solutions for the air transportation industry, announced the appointment of Shawn Gregor as the new President of its Americas' division.  The executive's extensive resume includes supervision of digital transformation programs for industry clients, with a focus on the Americas region, including the United States and Canada. Gregor's career includes significant leadership positions, most recently vice president and travel and transportation industry leader at IBM. Previously, the he contributed significantly to the companies Infosys Technologies Limited and Accenture, where he developed several strategic business units. The executive has dual citizenship, American and Canadian, and has an MBA in Finance from the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University; and a Bachelor of [...]

2024-06-21T14:28:35+03:00June 21st, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

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|