AIR4ALL Consortium Joins IAMA as a Basic Member

Source: IAMA IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance, is happy to welcome Air4All as its latest basic member. Air4All is a collaborative project for commercial flights developed by PriestmanGoode, Flying Disabled, and SWS Certification services to revolutionize air travel for passengers with reduced mobility by empowering wheelchair users to stay in their wheelchair throughout their journey without curtailing the seat count for airlines. “We are thrilled to welcome Air4All as an IAMA member,” said Nina Schulz, IAMA’s Managing Director. “We have recognized the challenges for creating accessibility in an aircraft cabin; therefore, our alliance is proud to support this meaningful project by making our content available and providing complementary support to Air4All. This includes the IAMA Rulebook and all educational [...]

2022-01-26T16:21:22+02:00January 26th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Stantec-designed terminal open at Santiago International Airport in Chile

Source: Stantec The Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), Chile's primary airport and hub for international connections, is opening a new international terminal. Designed by global integrated design firm Stantec, in partnership with local firm Amunategui Barreau Arquitectos, the project also converts the original terminal into a domestic terminal and expands the terminal complex by more than 175,000 square meters. With an initial capacity of 30 million passengers, the terminal complex can be increased to 38 million passengers per year, through previously designed additions. Stantec played a major role in the development of SCL airport. First as the architects of the original International Terminal in 2000 under the Consortium SCL Terminal Aéreo de Santiago S.A., and more recently as the [...]

2022-01-25T12:00:45+02:00January 25th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|

Zzzleepandgo launches “smart lounges” at Vienna Airport

Source: Vienna Airport Workplace, chillout lounge and a fully equipped place to sleep: a new service at Vienna Airport enables even more comfort for passengers. Effectively immediately, travellers can take advantage of rentable sleeping pods (cabins) in Terminal 3 from the Italian startup Zzzleepandgo. The 16 “smart lounges” provide an exclusive, peaceful place for working, resting or staying overnight. The sleeping cabins are equipped with a comfortable place to rest or lie down, electricity and USB ports, free W-Lan as well as shelves and a foldable table. All the sleeping pods feature a multimedia entertainment system to stream films and music as well as to control ventilation, lighting and the opaque curtains. The smart lounges offered by Zzzleepandgo can be [...]

2022-01-25T15:01:04+02:00January 24th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|

Malaysia Airlines appoints Goldair as its General Sales Agent in Greece

Source: Goldair Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Goldair as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in Greece. The strategic partnership is designed to increase recognition of Malaysia Airlines in Greece and to steer sales growth throughout the Greek Market with a particular focus on marine travel, signaling further expansion of MAB’s sales presence and representation in Europe. Goldair is one of the largest and most esteemed organisations in the field of transport and tourism in the Greek Market. The GSA’s role is to build MAB’s strong position in Greece by conducting efficient and strategic commercial activities to establish and reinforce MAB’s brand awareness in the local market, while focusing on maximising [...]

2022-01-19T19:33:33+02:00January 19th, 2022|AIRLINES, News, SERVICES, SUPPLIERS|

Major order for ZIM Aircraft Seating despite Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing aviation crisis

Source: Zim Aircraft Following on from the great success of the ZIMmagic (PC-01) Premium Economy seat, Lufthansa Group has selected the new generation of this seat type, the so-called ZIMprivacy (PC-02), from ZIM Aircraft Seating. The new seat will now also be installed on 19 of Lufthansa’s Boing B747-8 flagship aircrafts and additional 9 SWISS Airbus A330. “The award of this project to ZIM Aircraft Seating is a very good sign for the future direction of commercial aviation in the long-lasting Covid-19 crisis and indicates a recovery in flight activities. The entire ZIM Aircraft Seating team is very proud that we have hit the right nerve in the market with our new product development of the ZIMprivacy, and that with Lufthansa and [...]

2022-01-18T22:51:55+02:00January 18th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

‘Rise Above’ – Avolon Publishes 2022 Outlook Paper

Source: Avolon Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, issued its annual outlook paper for 2022 titled ‘Rise Above’. Co-authored by Jim Morrison, Head of Portfolio Management, and Rosemarie O’Leary, Head of Counterparty Risk, the paper reviews the key trends in the aviation industry for airlines, manufacturers, and lessors, identifying themes that will shape the year ahead and setting out Avolon’s ‘Fearless Forecasts’ for 2022. 2022’s seven forecasts are set out below and the full paper is available at: https://www.avolon.aero/newsroom-and-thoughts Jim Morrison, Head of Portfolio Management commented: “Aviation’s recovery unfolded in 2021 as anticipated, with vaccines offering a springboard for the easing of government restrictions and re-openings of economies around the world. This allowed many of us to pass an important milestone, [...]

2022-01-18T15:06:38+02:00January 18th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

AEI Receives Transport Canada STC Approval for B737-800SF Freighter Conversion

Source: Aeronautical Engineers Inc. Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is pleased to announce Transport Canada Civil Aviation has approved AEI’s STC (ST02690LA) for the 12-pallet position B737-800SF freighter conversion. AEI currently has FAA, CAAC, EASA and now TCCA approvals for its B737-800SF. Last month AEI announced a contract to provide Chrono Aviation with a B737-800SF freighter conversion, which represents AEI’s first Canadian-based customer. The AEI converted B737-800SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 52,700 lbs. (23,904 kg) and incorporates eleven full height 88” x 125” container positions, plus an additional position for an AEP/AEH. The conversion also incorporates new floor beams aft of the wing box, a large 86” x 137” Main Cargo Door with a single vent [...]

2022-01-17T23:50:41+02:00January 17th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

COVID-19 crisis shifts the focus of IT spend to automation, sustainability, and digital health

Source: SITA CIOs betting on technology to support industry recovery, according to new findings from SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights. While IT budgets have stayed largely flat in 2021, airport and airline CIOs are betting on technology to support their recovery from COVID-19, with a significant increase in spending on digitalization and sustainability as key priorities by 2024. This is according to new findings from SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights, published today, which represents the views of more than 180 IT airport and airline decision makers across 45 countries. The majority of airlines (84%) and airports (81%) expect to spend the same or more in 2022 compared to 2021, with spending on automation of passenger processing seeing a significant [...]

2022-01-17T13:32:39+02:00January 17th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

AERQ Becomes Member of the Streaming Video Alliance

Source: AERQ AERQ announced joining the Streaming Video Alliance. The Streaming Video Alliance is a global technical association developing solutions to address critical technical challenges in delivering a high-quality video experience at scale. The environment and interoperability guidelines provided by the Alliance, will enable AERQ to develop new industry-leading inflight video streaming solutions. “AERQ strives to be at the forefront of the industry at all times. By joining the Streaming Video Alliance, we join a group of industry leaders who are shaping the future of online video,” said Sang Soo Lee, Co-Managing Director at AERQ. “Engaging with the Alliances' working groups allows AERQ to explore and develop ideas that benefit our industry while ensuring that AERQ is directly involved in [...]

2022-01-14T14:44:09+02:00January 14th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Avolon Continues Expansion of its Fleet and Customer Base in 2021

Source: Avolon Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, issues an update for the fourth quarter (‘Q4’) and 2021 full year (‘FY’). Reviewing 2021, Dómhnal Slattery, CEO Avolon, commented:“As we predicted at the start of the year, 2021 was shaped by the rapid distribution and take-up of vaccines, which resulted in the progressive easing of government travel restrictions and a strong rebound in global air travel. The scale of pent up demand for travel, and airlines moving to meet that demand, resulted in our fourth quarter being the most active period for leasing activity in our history. It is clear that the aviation industry will continue to face challenges in 2022 given new variants, but that market backdrop creates opportunities for [...]

2022-01-11T18:21:35+02:00January 11th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|