Category Archives: Airlines

Airline industry chief urges partnership approach to new national planning strategies for Europe

The international airline industry is demanding a fundamentally different approach embracing an all-inclusive partnership ethos in which airlines and air navigation service providers would form the … More ››

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Social dialogue key to solving European strikes

People travelling through European airspace suffered from strike-related disruption equivalent to more than a full year since 2003, according to a new best practice report … More ››

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IATA debuts virtual ground ops training platform

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at a ground handling conference in … More ››

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InFlight Labs touts autonomous tracking first

InFlight Labs has developed the first autonomous distressed aircraft tracking system that communicates via a satellite-to-aircraft link that is activated by ATC. The tamper-proof Smart GADSS system continuously tracks the … More ››

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Europe’s regionals resisting equipage deadline

Europe’s regional airlines are resisting 2018 equipage deadlines forcing them to upgrade to enhanced Mode S and ADS-B ‘OUT’ avionics. In pursuit of a common infrastructure across … More ››

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IATA gauges terrorism impact on airlines

The terrorist attacks in Western Europe in late 2015 and early 2016 reduced European airlines’ international passenger traffic by around 1.6 per cent in the … More ››

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VIDEO ‘Pop-up’ co-pilot flies, lands a simulated Boeing 737

Aurora Flight Sciences‘ work on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s Aircrew Labour In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) programme has demonstrated its automated flight capabilities … More ››

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Laptop ban holds ‘potential for catastrophe’

Proposed new US rules restricting personal electronic devices (PEDs) on board aircraft between Europe and the US may have a dangerous knock-on effect for other … More ››

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SIA, CAAS operate ‘green package’ flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA), in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), has started operating a series of 12 ‘green package’ flights over a … More ››

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Honeywell next-gen satnav tech gets FAA nod

Honeywell has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical standard order certification for the design and production of its Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver that allows the … More ››

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