SITA Ewas helps SWISS avoid turbulence

Source: SITA The multi-feed weather awareness application will be used on all SWISS aircraft SITA eWAS is now deployed across all Swiss International Air Lines' (SWISS) fleet to enable its pilots to anticipate and avoid adverse weather conditions, like turbulence. SITA eWAS is the only digital weather awareness application on the market today that aggregates multiple weather sources for greater accuracy and reliability in weather forecasts. More and more airlines are opting for electronic weather awareness solutions to help pilots better plan and avoid severe weather. Avoiding adverse weather conditions like turbulence maximizes safety on board, demonstrating the importance of real-time weather information and turbulence detection in-flight. Today's onboard weather radar cannot detect clear-air turbulence. The turbulence forecast in the [...]

2023-11-30T18:14:54+02:00November 30th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

Honolulu Airport selects SITA Smart Path for biometric-enabled U.S. exit

Source: SITA  Biometric exit at Honolulu Airport is now operational and available to all international airlines Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) has become the latest airport in the United States (U.S.) to adopt SITA's biometric-enabled SITA Smart Path to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in fulfilling its congressional mandate for biometric passenger screening on exit from the U.S. SITA has implemented 54 face pods across Terminals 1 and 2 which are available to all international passengers. The technology provides travelers with a touchless process that further secures and streamlines international departures. If a traveler cannot be matched to a photo on record through Biometric Exit or chooses to opt out of the process, the traveler will proceed [...]

2023-11-28T19:57:24+02:00November 28th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA partners with Versa Networks to deliver a tailor-made secure SD-WAN solution built for the Air Transport Industry

Source: SITA SITA Connect Go harnesses SITA's industry experience, coupled with the leading SD-WAN technology and best-in-class network security from Versa SITA announced a new partnership with Versa Networks, the recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, that will launch SITA Connect Go, a multi-tenant edge Secure SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) solution designed specifically for the air transport industry. The new partnership combines the best of both companies into a single solution. SITA has its roots in providing connectivity to the air transport industry and has for decades remained a leader in providing cutting-edge connectivity to airlines and airports. Versa Networks, a US-based enterprise, has rapidly emerged as a market leader in SASE and Secure SD-WAN, with Gartner rating [...]

2023-11-22T11:13:28+02:00November 22nd, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

PDC, a World-Leading Software Supplier, joins ACI-LAC as a New World Business Partner

Source: ACI-LAC PDC Solutions, a renowned global software provider with a 30-year track record of delivering cutting-edge solutions to the aviation industry, joins the Airports Council International Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC) as a World Business Partner. PDC's extensive experience is rooted in developing state-of-the-art technologies that enhance the efficiency and profitability of airlines, airports, and slot coordinators. Their knowledge-based solutions simplify the intricate landscape of global air transport infrastructure, offering powerful optimization and decision support tools tailored exclusively for the aviation sector. Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC, expressed his enthusiasm regarding the inclusion of PDC as a new commercial partner, stating, "Working now more than ever, in close partnership with global leaders like PDC, is a significant [...]

2023-11-20T17:07:34+02:00November 20th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS, SUPPLIERS|

RTX’s Pratt & Whitney Canada and Gulfstream successfully complete first 100% SAF transatlantic flight with G600 business jet powered by PW800 engines

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada Pioneering flight supports aviation industry's goal of achieving net-zero CO2 emissions Pratt & Whitney Canada and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the successful completion of the first transatlantic flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with both PW815GA engines on a Gulfstream business jet. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business. "Collaborating with airframe manufacturers such as Gulfstream is an important part of our long-standing efforts to ensure SAF compatibility across all our engines, which have already been certified to operate with up to 50% SAF blends for more than a decade," said Anthony Rossi, vice president of Sales & Marketing at Pratt & Whitney Canada. "With this transatlantic flight, we are effectively demonstrating [...]

2023-11-20T17:04:33+02:00November 20th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA steps closer to Net Carbon Zero vision as science-based emission reduction targets approved

Source: SITA   The Science Based Targets initiative, a global collaboration that provides expert guidance and the resources organizations need to achieve net zero, has validated SITA's near-term and long-term targets Global aviation IT company SITA announced its near-term and long-term emission reduction targets were validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The move is in line with efforts to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, and SITA's own commitment, made in 2022, to cut emissions and actively work to achieve a net zero carbon balance. The validation of SITA's targets is a key step towards becoming carbon net zero by 2050. The stringent SBTi validation ensures that SITA's climate action targets align with climate science and SBTi's [...]

2023-11-17T13:47:05+02:00November 17th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

Two historical aircraft are traveling back in time, thanks to Zela Aviation

Source: Zela Aviation One is a BAC1-11 in the colours of the Hellenic Air Force, one of the few aircraft of this type worldwide, which belonged to the Cyprus Airways fleet for many years The second aircraft is a Boeing 727, acquired in 1968 by Aristotle Onassis for the legendary fleet of the Olympic Airways Beautiful memories from the past are expected to be awakened by two historical aircraft recently acquired by the Cypriot company Zela Aviation. The two aircraft, which had been abandoned at the Hellenikon Airport since 2001, are a real treasure for the history of aviation in Greece and Cyprus. One is a BAC1-11 in the colours of the Hellenic Air Force, one of the few aircraft [...]

2023-11-17T10:02:06+02:00November 17th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, SUPPLIERS|

Avelo Airlines Announces Multi-Year Strategic Relationship with PayPal

Source: Avelo Airlines Avelo Airlines Announces Multi-Year Strategic Relationship with PayPal Collaboration offers travelers more choice, convenience and security— including PayPal’s Pay in 4 interest-free payment feature Avelo Airlines has announced a multi-year strategic relationship with PayPal that will provide Avelo Customers with more convenient, flexible, secure and affordable payment options. As part of the collaboration, Avelo will be the first U.S. airline to feature PayPal Pay in 4* at the beginning of the shopping journey for travel purchases, providing more choice for travelers in how they pay and helping them to better manage their budget. When selecting Pay in 4 at checkout, eligible customers can break up purchases between $30 – $1,500 into four interest-free payments every two weeks, [...]

2023-11-13T07:59:58+02:00November 13th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA Revolutionizes the Check-In Experience at Seymour Airport in the Galápagos Islands

Source: SITA The introduction of SITA FlexBox at Seymour cruise terminal in the Galápagos Islands allows easy off-airport check-in  Expanding its two-decade long partnership with leading global private airport operator Corporación América Airports S. A. (CASA), SITA is bringing innovative, frictionless check-in processes to a key CASA airport: Seymour Galápagos Ecological Airport (GPS) serving the island of Baltra in Ecuador. In a first for the region, GPS will introduce SITA FlexBox at the Baltra Island cruise terminal. SITA FlexBox is a compact device that empowers travelers disembarking cruises to swiftly check themselves in for their flights from the cruise terminal before transferring to the airport. This frees up space and resources within the terminal and enables more seamless interlinking of [...]

2023-11-06T19:25:23+02:00November 6th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|

Using facial recognition, SITA and Fraport enable contactless travel experience for all airline passengers

Source: SITA  Frankfurt becomes the first European airport to offer full-coverage biometric systems, another milestone in the expansion of Fraport's digital passenger processes SITA and Fraport are enabling all airlines at Frankfurt Airport to jointly use face biometrics as identification from check-in to boarding the aircraft. Frankfurt is the first airport in Europe to offer biometric touchpoints to all airline passengers, enabling streamlined, frictionless passage throughout the airport. Using SITA's Smart Path biometric solution, powered by NEC, your face becomes your boarding pass. Passengers can securely register in advance on their mobile device through the Star Alliance biometric app or directly at the check-in kiosk with their biometric-enabled passports. The whole registration process only takes a few seconds. Once registered, [...]

2023-10-27T20:48:11+03:00October 26th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|