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|

Azul implements SITA’s Full Suite of Flight Applications

Source: SITA SITA Mission Watch and SITA eWAS provide enhanced visibility to reduce aircraft downtime, while SITA OptiFlight® lowers fuel consumption and cuts carbon emissions Azul, Brazil's largest airline in number of flights and destinations served, has entered into a trial agreement for SITA eWAS and SITA OptiClimb. This trial will assess the performance and potential benefits of both systems. Azul is actively using SITA Mission Watch, making it the first airline in the Americas to do so. By collaborating with SITA, Azul is already achieving significant cost savings, reduced carbon emissions, and improved operational efficiency, resulting in reduced aircraft downtime due to weather disruptions across its fleet of 177 aircraft. A significant proportion (up to 75%) of air traffic [...]

2023-10-24T13:57:45+03:00October 24th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

H55 commences construction of its North American premises and Canadian Headquarters in Saint-Hubert, Longueuil, Quebec

Source: H55 H55 begins construction of its North American premises in the greater Montreal area to serve is growing North American customer base This milestone was marked by a groundbreaking ceremony attended by senior industry and government leaders including the presence of The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, minister of Transport and lieutenant of Quebec, also representing the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (DEC), of Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy; Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development; Minister Responsible for de Metropolis and the Montréal Region, and of Catherine Fournier, Mayor of the city of Longueuil. The new facility will include manufacturing, product development, research and development and customer integration support H55, [...]

2023-10-13T20:44:00+03:00October 13th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

TUI Airline implements machine-learning tech to cut fuel burn on climb-out

Source: SITA SITA OptiClimb® technology is in use by all five TUI Group airlines TUI Airline has fully implemented the SITA OptiClimb® solution across all five of its airlines as part of the group’s sustainability agenda to reduce airline emissions. The wider deployment of SITA’s innovative technology follows the success of its partial deployment, saving up to 200 kg of fuel and 600 kg of CO2 per aircraft per day. Aircraft climb is the most fuel-intensive phase of a flight. SITA OptiClimb® is an innovative predictive analytics solution that uses machine learning to build tail-specific performance models. Fed with 4D weather forecasts and operational flight plan inputs, these models predict fuel burn scenarios. The solution then provides pilots with customized [...]

2023-09-22T18:17:08+03:00September 22nd, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

Neste welcomes EU’s adoption of revised rules on renewable energy and aviation targets

Source: Neste Corporation The European Parliament has today, Wednesday 13 September, adopted the ReFuel EU Aviation Regulation. This follows yesterday’s adoption of the Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED III). Neste welcomes the enhanced ambition these two pieces of climate and energy legislation set out. Both will now enter into force in the coming weeks. The EU RED III will later be incorporated into law in the EU Member States, while the ReFuel EU Aviation Regulation will be directly applicable across the EU. “As a leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, Neste particularly supports targets for the transport sector and the recognition of renewable liquid fuels as a way of delivering immediate emission reductions,” says Neste’s Minna Aila, [...]

2023-09-13T20:08:40+03:00September 13th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

Intelsat Selected by Air Canada for Expanded Fleet Connectivity

Source: Air Canada Long-term relationship expanded to include 100 additional aircraft equipped for Wi-Fi Airline to use Intelsat's new Electronically Steered Array (ESA) antenna Air Canada and Intelsat, operator of one of the world's largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and leading provider of in-flight connectivity (IFC), today announced an agreement for Intelsat to provide connectivity systems for nearly 100 additional aircraft across the airline's fleet, including Intelsat's new multi-orbit electronically steered array (ESA) antenna for aircraft in the airline's regional jet fleet. "The efforts and the commitment of Intelsat's team and their service partners made the difference for us. We're confident Intelsat provides proven technology, an extensible platform and network, and the right vision for the future of in-flight [...]

2023-09-07T01:15:26+03:00September 7th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

Cologne Bonn Airport switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel in its entire diesel-powered ground fleet

Source: Neste Corporation Cologne Bonn Airport has switched to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in its diesel-powered ground fleet. Neste's renewable diesel (also known as HVO100) is made from 100 percent renewable raw materials, and it is in particular used for powering large and heavy vehicles such as the airport’s fire trucks, which are not easy to electrify. In total, switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel will allow the airport to save almost 3,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) annually compared to the use of fossil diesel. By using Neste MY Renewable Diesel, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are reduced by as much as 90%* over the life cycle of the fuel compared to fossil diesel. “The use of renewable fuel [...]

2023-08-30T20:17:18+03:00August 30th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|