Air Canada and Amadeus Expand Strategic Partnership

Source: Air Canada New, multi-year distribution agreement includes full range of NDC-sourced content Travel sellers to benefit from long-term roadmap offering additional features and new content Air Canada to implement Altéa NDC to optimize distribution via the Amadeus Travel Platform As New Distribution Capability (NDC) technology continues to create new retailing opportunities for airlines around the world, Air Canada and Amadeus have expanded their long-standing partnership. Air Canada will enable access to its full range of NDC-sourced content through the Amadeus Travel Platform by leveraging Altéa NDC, Amadeus' IT solution that enables airlines to provide enhanced travel retail experiences by distributing personalized and tailored offers. Additionally, the airline's traditionally sourced content (EDIFACT) will be available worldwide to travel sellers and [...]

2023-04-06T20:27:46+03:00April 6th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

Rolls-Royce Board and Executive leadership changes

Source: Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY) today announces changes to the Board and Executive Team, adding leaders with proven track records of delivering success and a strong commitment to creating a high-performing, competitive, resilient and growing business. This follows the launch by Chief Executive Tufan Erginbilgic, on 23 February 2023, of a transformation programme requiring a winning culture and shared determination to deliver sustainable earnings growth and cash generation. The changes announced today include the addition to senior leadership of extensive multinational experience in finance and performance management, and the appointment of presidents with substantial industry experience in both Civil Aerospace and Defence. Helen McCabe will be joining the Board of Rolls-Royce later this year as Chief Financial Officer, [...]

2023-04-03T04:34:22+03:00April 3rd, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

Aviation Capital Group Announces Delivery of One A320neo to SAS

Source: ACG Aviation Capital Group LLC (“ACG”) announced the delivery of one new Airbus A320neo aircraft on long-term lease to Scandinavian Airlines (“SAS”). Featuring CFM International LEAP-1A engines, this is the second of ten aircraft scheduled to deliver to the airline as part of a multiple-aircraft sale-leaseback transaction between ACG and SAS. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable federal securities laws. Any such statements, other than statements of historical fact, are based upon ACG’s current expectations and assumptions concerning future events, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Accordingly, such statements are not guarantees or assurances of any [...]

2023-04-03T04:58:17+03:00April 3rd, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

BAE Systems and Heart Aerospace to collaborate on battery for electric airplane

Source: Heart Aerospace Lightweight and groundbreaking battery for commercial electric airplane will enable efficient regional air travel BAE Systems, a leading aerospace and defense company, and Heart Aerospace, a Swedish electric airplane maker, announced a collaboration to define the battery system for Heart’s ES-30 regional electric airplane. The battery will be the first-of-its-kind to be integrated into an electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) regional aircraft, allowing it to efficiently operate with zero emissions and low noise. “Our industry-leading solution builds on decades of expertise delivering technologies and systems needed to progress sustainable transportation,” said Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager of Controls and Avionics Solutions at BAE Systems. “We are delighted to collaborate with Heart Aerospace on the [...]

2023-03-31T20:02:49+03:00March 31st, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News, SUPPLIERS|

Raytheon Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Business Announced Plans for $255M Investment in Oklahoma City Sustainment Center Near Tinker AFB

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies business, tannounced its plans to invest $255 million through 2028 in a world-class sustainment facility in Oklahoma City, Okla. The new 845,000-square-foot facility will act as a hub for depot operations for all Pratt & Whitney military engines, including those for the F-35, C-17, F-22, F-15, F-16, B-52, and E-3 AWACS. "This is an exciting announcement for Oklahoma and our growing international dominance in the aerospace and defense industry," said Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt. "This $255 million investment in a world-class sustainment center helps strengthen Oklahoma's position as the MRO capital of the world and I am thrilled for Pratt & Whitney to continue to invest and expand in our [...]

2023-03-27T18:53:08+03:00March 27th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

Panasonic Avionics announces new software enginnering capabilities based in Pune, India

Source: Panasonic Avionics Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics), the world’s leading supplier of in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems (IFEC), continues to enhance its global software development capabilities, and today the company introduced a rapidly growing set of capabilities based in Pune, India. Panasonic Avionics’ operations in Pune are the latest Panasonic investment in India. Panasonic entered the Indian market in 1972 and since then the company has grown from strength to strength and now Panasonic Avionics joins Panasonic Life Solutions India, which currently has 13,000 employees over 13 locations across India.Panasonic Avionics new software design center is part of a company-wide effort to help airlines realize their passenger digital engagement vision using the most innovative IFE hardware, best-in-class enterprise software; [...]

2023-03-21T06:46:08+02:00March 21st, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, SUPPLIERS|

Finnair reduces carbon emissions from flights departing Helsinki Airport with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Source: Neste Finnair has purchased 750 tons of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ from Neste to reduce the carbon emissions from flights departing from Helsinki Airport in Finland. Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is one of the most important tools for reducing the emissions of air travel in the coming years and is available for all airlines at Helsinki Airport. Finnair aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045, and the use of sustainable aviation fuel is an important tool in this regard. Using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%* over the fuel’s life cycle compared to using fossil jet fuel. The fuel volume now purchased is Finnair's single largest batch of sustainable aviation fuel purchased [...]

2023-03-20T18:38:19+02:00March 20th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

Transformative innovation arrives at Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport

Source: SITA SITA and Indicio kick off pilot program using privacy-preserving decentralized identity technology and ICAO DTC standards for travel to Aruba  SITA, working with Indicio and the Aruba Tourism Authority, today announced the implementation of seamless travel to Aruba through the use of verifiable digital credential technology. This innovation will soon allow travelers to Aruba to fulfill government immigration requirements before boarding their flight with their ‘ready-to-fly’ status being confirmed invisibly in the background. Passengers arriving at Queen Beatrix International Airport can apply for their travel authorization using a simplified process that eliminates the need to manually enter information from paper travel documents. Using a Digital Travel Credential (DTC), passengers can consent to share any of their relevant data [...]

2023-03-20T18:50:36+02:00March 17th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA and Volocopter collaborate on digital infrastructure for vertiports

Source: SITA New partnership agreement sees SITA join Volocopter’s Series E funding round Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), and SITA, the world’s leading IT provider to the air transport industry, have entered a partnership, with SITA selected as Volocopter’s preferred digital and IT systems partner for vertiports. Under the agreement, SITA has become the latest investor to join Volocopter’s Series E funding round, cementing the strategic vision espoused by this partnership.  UAM will offer a new form of sustainable aviation, replete with multiple mobility options to cities worldwide. The company’s launch product, the VoloCity electric air taxi, will operate routes in congested megacities to offer future passengers stable, quiet, and safe flights. Flights can be hailed via [...]

2023-03-16T19:34:49+02:00March 16th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

SITA and Lufthansa automate bag reflight operations to reduce mishandled bag costs and improve the passenger experience

Source: SITA Automating the repatriation of bags is faster than ever before despite staffing shortages SITA and Lufthansa have joined forces to explore ways to reduce mishandled baggage costs and improve the passenger experience by digitally automating baggage re-flight operations. Mishandled baggage between two flight connections is a major pain point for the industry, costing it billions of dollars each year. The ability to address the issue of staff shortages and baggage mishandling is of paramount importance post-pandemic. Aviation lost around 2.3 million jobs during COVID, while recording US$2.2 billion in the cost of mishandled baggage in 2022 – including over 4 million bags mishandled during transfer. SITA’s WorldTracer Auto Reflight reflights bags digitally, without any human intervention, reducing cost [...]

2023-03-16T19:42:30+02:00March 15th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|