SITA announces acquisition of MATERNA IPS in game-changing move for the air travel industry

Source: SITA SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, announced its acquisition of Materna IPS, leader in passenger handling for airports and airlines. The move will reshape the entire aviation industry, creating the world's most powerful passenger portfolio for airports and digital travel. It brings to life SITA's vision to reinvent travel and transport, boosting the company's leadership in passenger processing, as part of a fast-growth strategy for the years ahead. With air traffic set to double by 2040, airports and airlines must deliver smoother passenger experiences. SITA's acquisition is a vital part of its focus on innovation and reinventing travel to meet pressing industry demands for increased terminal capacities and best-in-class secure solutions leading [...]

2024-05-21T20:37:35+03:00May 22nd, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

H55 is thrilled to announce discussions regarding the Government of the Canadian province of Quebec’s investment in H55

Source: H55 H55, a pioneer in electric aviation technologies, is thrilled to announce the intention of the Government of the Canadian province of Quebec to invest in equity in H55. Led by Investissement Québec, a key driver of economic development in Quebec, this investment would mark a major milestone in H55's journey to bring certified electric propulsion solutions to North America, supporting the company's production ramp-up and research and development activities. This investment in H55 would be in line with Government's plans to establish a new innovation zone, Espace Aéro, focusing on the aerospace industry. Headquartered in Switzerland, H55 leads the way in electric aviation, specializing in certified electric propulsion, battery storage, and energy management solutions. With a steadfast commitment [...]

2024-05-21T20:49:50+03:00May 22nd, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

RTX’s Pratt & Whitney receives Transport Canada type certification for PW545D engine

Source: Pratt & Whitney Engine selected to power Textron Aviation's business jet delivers improved specific fuel consumption, greater thrust and extended time between overhauls Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW545D engine is one step closer to entry into service with type certification granted May 9 by Transport Canada Civil Aviation. In May 2023, Textron Aviation announced its new Cessna Citation Ascend business jet would be powered by twin PW545D engines. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX. "As the latest derivative in the PW500 engine family, we look forward to the Ascend's entry into service," said Cedric Gauthier, vice president, Sales and Marketing, General Aviation, Pratt & Whitney Canada. "Certification was granted following 630 hours of engine testing, in addition to 230 hours [...]

2024-05-13T17:56:21+03:00May 13th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA leads the way in transforming air travel experience being the only provider of an end-to-end digital travel solution

Source: SITA Success stories at Aruba and AAI airports showcase how SITA has redefined the journey through an airport and beyond SITA, the leading technology company in the air transport industry, is at the forefront of the digital revolution in air travel with its cutting-edge biometric and digital travel solutions. As the only end-to-end solution provider in the market, SITA is uniquely positioned to drive innovation and shape the future of travel. With passenger numbers forecast to double to 8 billion by 2040, up from 4 billion in 2019, the need for a digital, biometrically-enabled future is undeniable. SITA's recent Biometrics White Paper, 'Face the Future' highlights how the surge in air traveler numbers places extraordinary pressure on existing and [...]

2024-04-16T14:41:08+03:00April 16th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

RTX’s Pratt & Whitney announces North American Technology Accelerator

Source: Pratt & Whitney Second center of excellence to advance MRO technologies and performance (MRO Americas) Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, announced details of its North American Technology Accelerator (NATA), a commercial and military aftermarket operations center of excellence based in Florida. The NATA will have dedicated floor space, equipment and resources for the development and industrialization of technology insertion programs that will support the company's global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network. The accelerator projects in Florida are primarily focused on material restoration and process automation including advanced repairs, digital inspection, adaptive processing, and coating and masking for compressor and fan parts, blades, cases, and more. The benefits of these technologies will reduce cost, material demand, and environmental [...]

2024-04-10T05:59:52+03:00April 10th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

Biometrics Holds the Key to Smarter Digital Travel

Source: SITA New SITA white paper highlights how biometric-driven IT solutions are being successfully rolled out around the world    In 1930, there were only around 6 000 passengers travelling by air. By 1934, this had risen to just under 500,000*. Fast-forward to 2019 and it had exploded to 4 billion travelers. In fact the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects 8 billion air travelersannually by 2040. The demand for air-travel is booming. To prepare for this, 425 major construction projects (worth around US$450 billion) were already put underway at existing global airports. The industry also invested in 225 new airport projects in 2022, according to the Centre for Aviation. Bricks and mortar infrastructure is only part of the solution [...]

2024-04-05T15:10:43+03:00April 5th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

Another Important Milestone in H55’s Path to Product Certification

Source: H55 After already having accepted its compliance check list for its battery Packs and energy management systems, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency has now approved the company's Compliance Check List for its electric propulsion motor and motor controller. This achievement follows closely on the heels of H55's previous success in gaining approval for its battery packs and energy management systems. These two significant achievements positions H55 as the first company to satisfy all certification requirements for the entire EPS which includes the motor, motor controller, battery modules and energy management systems. These certifications are tailored for general aviation and commuter applications with the first set of systems being integrated into certified flight trainers which will soon enter the [...]

2024-03-28T11:52:10+02:00March 28th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

RTX’s Pratt & Whitney Canada unveils high voltage bidirectional mobile charging unit for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada Charger sets a new standard for supporting high voltage systems  Pratt & Whitney Canada today announced the development of an advanced mobile charging unit (MCU) capable of charging high-power batteries at up to 1500 volts, making it compatible with Megawatt Charging System standards the industry is advancing for high voltage power applications. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business. The MCU was developed in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI) as part of the RTX hybrid-electric flight demonstrator project. "This is the latest example of our hybrid-electric flight demonstrator project, driving collaboration and innovation within Canada's aerospace ecosystem to enable a more sustainable future [...]

2024-01-23T11:43:18+02:00January 23rd, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

Swissport appointed Frank Dobbelsteijn as Global Head of Operations

Source: Swissport Frank Dobbelsteijn joined Swissport International AG on 1 January 2024 as Global Head of Operations. In his former role as Vice President for the Heathrow operation of Menzies Aviation and other senior roles in the aviation and logistics sector, he gained the frontline operational experience and the managerial credentials for this key position on Swissport’s Global Management team. Swissport appointed Frank Dobbelsteijn as Global Head of Operations. With over 30 years of experience in several senior roles in the aviation and logistics sectors in Europe and the United States, Frank brings a wealth of expertise to his new role at Swissport. He will be responsible for aligning the company’s operational priorities with the overall strategic goals, while ensuring [...]

2024-01-09T14:22:42+02:00January 9th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|

Swissport receives ISO 27001 Certification for Information Security

Source: Swissport Swissport International, the global leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, has been awarded the internationally recognized ISO 27001 certification, demonstrating its commitment to the highest standards of information security. Swissport International has been certified by the global certification body BSI (British Standards Institution) for the successful implementation of an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS) in line with the global ISO 27001 standard. The certification underscores the company’s dedication to safeguarding sensitive information and ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. Swissport’s ISMS is based on the highest information security standards. It protects data assets from a wide range of threats and enhances the resilience of the company’s global operations. "A large part of [...]

2023-12-27T19:27:06+02:00December 27th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|