IAMA’s Standard Can Now be Applied to All Modification Projects

Source: IAMA New adaptations to the IAMA Standard address modification project scalability IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance unveiled the latest standard outlined in version 4 of the Rulebook. The new updates address the applicability of the standard to minor modifications, guidance around Instructions for Continuing Airworthiness, also called ICAs and Manual Supplements. It also introduces new scalability aspect to the standard allowing all members to apply the standard regardless of the size of the modification being developed. Started in 2019 routine updates to the IAMA Standard support the alliance’s aim of tackling aviation ecosystem pains. Consultations with various stakeholders highlighted the critical need for IAMA-endorsed minor modifications, which can represent a notable portion of a fleet’s modification requirements. Minor [...]

2023-05-26T21:00:10+03:00May 25th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches PW545D Engine to Power New Cessna Citation Ascend

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, today announced that its new PW545D engine will power the Cessna Citation Ascend, the latest addition to Textron Aviation's business jet family. The engine was designed and enhanced for Textron Aviation to deliver improved specific fuel consumption (SFC), thrust and time between overhauls (TBO).   "The PW500 turbofan family has established itself as the engine of choice for light to mid-size business jets thanks to its proven safety, reliability and durability, attractive operating economics and comprehensive maintenance plans," stated Nicholas Kanellias, vice president, General Aviation. "The PW545D is the latest engine in this family. We injected all we've learned from the more than 4,600 PW500 engines produced [...]

2023-05-22T22:15:20+03:00May 22nd, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

The ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference will seek solutions to the meet the challenges the maintenance and technical purchasing sector is facing in LAC

Source: ALTA From May 21 to 23, 600 executives from the MRO sector will get together in Cancun, Mexico Disruption in the supply chain, high operating costs, shortage of skilled workforce to meet projected growth, macroeconomic factors in the region such as inflation and devaluation, and the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in operations are just a few of the challenges facing aviation in Latin America and Caribbean. In this sense, 2023 edition of the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference, organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), will seek to bring solutions to most of these challenges affecting the maintenance and technical purchasing sector. From May 21 to 23 in Cancun, Mexico, there will be numerous [...]

2023-05-18T20:14:20+03:00May 18th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney Canada to Invest $10 Million in Technology Upgrades at Component Repair Facility in Wichita Falls, Texas 

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, today announced a $10 million investment to expand the capabilities of its Wichita Falls, Texas engine component repair facility, which is expected to create 30 new jobs. As part of the investment, the company will modify its existing coatings line using an innovative application process.   "The Wichita Falls component repair facility joined the Pratt & Whitney Canada family in 1997 and since then we have strengthened our ties with the local community," said Irene Makris, vice president, Customer Service, Pratt & Whitney Canada. "We continue to invest and grow in Wichita Falls because of the strength of the local workforce, the support of the community, and the enthusiastic 'can do' attitude of our Wichita Falls team and leadership. Our Wichita [...]

2023-05-12T20:00:02+03:00May 12th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

Embross VelocityOne (V1) Kiosks Enhancing Passenger Experience at Multiple Indian Airports

Source: Embross Delhi International Airport, Hyderabad International Airport, and Goa Manohar Airport Push Self Service Adoption Embross Systems a global leader in passenger self-service technology, today announced it has deployed Embross’ VelocityOne (V1) kiosks at three leading airports across India.   As part of an ongoing project, Embross has been deploying multiple hundreds of its state-of-the-art kiosks along with custom Embross software at various terminals of the GMR Delhi, Hyderabad and the newly opened Goa Manohar International Airports in India, to provide a faster and seamless experience for travellers. In addition, Embross will also continue to manage the daily operation and maintenance of these kiosks on 24X7 basis as per the well-defined strict airport SLA requirements. The V1’s extensive array of [...]

2023-05-02T05:08:36+03:00May 2nd, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, SUPPLIERS|

LATAM Cargo Wins 2023 IATA Air Cargo Corporate Innovation Award

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that LATAM Cargo is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards for 2023. The award was presented at the 16th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Istanbul, Türkiye. LATAM Cargo received the Corporate Innovation Award for its plastic reduction projects in its cargo operations in Chile and Brazil, initiatives that are part of its commitment to become a zero waste to landfill group by 2027. “Innovation holds the key to development, sustainability, and success in the air cargo industry, that’s why we launched the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards. I am honored to present the Corporate Award to LATAM Cargo for their innovation efforts in sustainability. It’s important to recognize [...]

2023-04-27T18:19:18+03:00April 27th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS, SUPPLIERS|

SITA appoints Patrik Svensson Gillstedt to drive strategy and growth

Source: SITA Patrik Svensson Gillstedt joins SITA as the company continues to help drive the growth and digital transformation of the air transport industry SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, has announced the appointment of Patrik Svensson Gillstedt as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth Enablement. Patrik will oversee SITA’s strategy for growth, as the company continues to help the air transport industry’s return to the skies, supported by the ongoing digital transformation of the industry’s travel processes. His responsibilities include driving SITA’s corporate growth strategy, value proposition, brand development, and innovation and ESG activities. He comes to his new role with over 19 years of consulting and corporate experience gained in a variety of [...]

2023-04-26T20:27:17+03:00April 26th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

Vmo Aircraft Leasing and H55 to Collaborate on Developing Leasing Programs for Electric Aircraft 

Source: H55 Collaboration Enabling Vmo and H55 to Pursue Fast-growing Business Opportunities in Clean Aviation Technologies Vmo Aircraft Leasing ("Vmo") and H55, an innovator in the field of electric propulsion technology for aviation, announced against the backdrop of the Revolution.Aero Dublin 2023 conference their commitment to working together to develop leasing solutions for new clean aviation products. As part of the envisaged collaboration, teams from both companies are engaged in providing leasing programs targeted to support the nascent market for financing electric aircraft, battery storage energy and management systems. Vmo and H55 share the same vision: reducing the air transport industry's environmental footprint and enabling it to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Vmo provides liquidity and fleet solutions to airlines, [...]

2023-04-27T19:15:28+03:00April 26th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA renews sponsorship of the leading ACI-ICAO executive development program for airport managers

Source: ACI Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today announce SITA's renewed and long-standing support of the leading training and leadership program for airport executives, the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP). Since its launch in 2007, AMPAP has become the globally recognized and respected curriculum for career development and excellence for airport executives, benefiting over 1,200 participants to date. The program covers all functional areas of the airport business and latest industry standards, helping practitioners meet the current and emerging challenges they face for the benefit of the travelling public and the communities aviation serves. Drew Griffiths, Head of SITA AT AIRPORTS, said: "We are very proud to continue as the premier sponsor of the [...]

2023-04-26T01:10:21+03:00April 25th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS, SUPPLIERS|

Airbus Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada and SAF+ Consortium Collaborate on Developing Next-Generation Sustainable Aviation Fuels in Quebec, Canada

Source: Pratt & Whitney Airbus Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, and SAF+ Consortium today announced a new initiative to collaborate on next-generation sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), supported by the Government of Quebec. Known as CADAQ-100, the project will contribute to the industry-wide effort to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions for aviation by 2050, as outlined by Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) in their decarbonization roadmaps. Key areas of collaboration include SAF research and testing, including flight testing blends of up to 100% SAF on an Airbus A220 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. The project will also comprise feasibility studies for establishing local production facilities for power-to-liquid [...]

2023-04-21T20:12:21+03:00April 21st, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News, SUPPLIERS|