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Posts Tagged ‘aviation’

CWT partners with Delta on a sustainable aviation fuel agreement to mark World Environment Day

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 5 giugno 2021

Minneapolis. The Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces its partnership with Delta Air Lines on an agreement to purchase enough sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover the projected fuel usage from all of CWT’s travelers on Delta on 5 June, World Environment Day.“Actions speak louder than words, and we are delighted to further cement both our wide-reaching partnership with Delta and our commitment to responsible business, in such an innovative and public initiative.” said Patrick Andersen, CWT’s Chief Commercial Officer.The agreement underscores CWT’s commitment to environmental stewardship, a core part of its strategy, culture and consulting activities as a U.N Global Compact signatory since 2012.The agreement is part of Delta’s Flight to Net Zero initiative that encompasses the company’s industry-leading global carbon neutral goal. It also represents new initiatives, products and standards that will advance clean air travel and accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions. “Our strong sustainability partnership with CWT helps to drive the industry forward to a more environmentally-sound future,” said Steve Sear, Delta’s Executive Vice President of Global Sales, “and underscores a conceptual alignment within the travel industry to proactively find solutions for the carbon footprint created by travel.”

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Greening of aviation sector: MEPs welcome long-awaited update for Single European Sky

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 14 ottobre 2020

MEPs largely agreed with Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean that the updated proposal is crucial for modernising Europe’s air traffic management, improving efficiency and capacity, reducing fragmentation, flight delays and CO2 emissions in the aviation sector. Many MEPs stressed that Parliament has been waiting years for the reform, with current rules from 2009 now outdated. MEPs committed to finding a quick agreement on the updated framework.The Commissioner explained that digitalisation and cross-border availability of data services have been influential in the reform, allowing for more flexibility. MEPs also highlighted that the Commission proposal incorporates suggestions from Parliament and that all stakeholders have been consulted, allowing the update to progress quickly.Regarding the greening measures, the Commissioner assured MEPs that the Single European Sky proposal is only the first step for CO2 emission reductions in the aviation sector, and that more dedicated measures will have to follow, such as the proposal for sustainable alternative aviation fuels that the Commission plans to table in February 2021.The Single European Sky regulatory framework can reduce air transport emissions by up to 10% as well as save costs thanks to more direct routes, more efficient and more direct flightpaths.

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Aviation sector in COVID-19 turmoil: lack of EU coordination makes it impossible to recover

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 settembre 2020

Transport and Tourism Committee MEPs criticised national solo efforts in COVID-19 crisis that keep grounding European aviation, in a debate with Eurocontrol chief.The transport MEPs discussed on Wednesday with Director General of Eurocontrol Eamonn Brennan the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the European air traffic network as well as the state of play of the European air traffic management and Eurocontrol’s role in the future reform of the Single European Sky.MEPs described national solo efforts to manage the crisis as “utter chaos”, “a mess” and “unpredictable” and demand common standards and serious coordination on EU level, which would help to make the unprecedented situation more predictable for the transport sector. This includes the European aviation sector, where the situation keeps deteriorating with 60% loss of air passengers over the last six months and six million jobs at risk.The Eurocontrol Director General explained that not only airlines, but the full aviation value chain has been affected by the crisis. He added that the winter season outlook is very bleak for the airlines with further reductions of schedules expected. This is bad news for airports, airlines, air navigation service providers as well as ground handlers. The Members highlighted additionally that the support for airlines varies in different member states and a common response is needed to avoid massive lay-offs.The worldwide air traffic has faced 71% reduction paralysing also international trade. Eurocontrol predicts that the European aviation sector will achieve the air traffic level of 2019 only by 2024. “Trade will not continue unless we do something to help. In similar situations, it would be logical for governments to act the same way. The industry is looking for consistency of approach,” said Brennan explaining that many jobs are depending on this. “We need to get our act together, as Europe. European sky needs to be handled as one,” he added referring to the much-anticipated Single European Sky reform.The MEPs agreed with the Director General that the Single European Sky reform is also an opportunity for greening of aviation. The Committee is looking forward working on the proposal at the earliest opportunity, with Committee chair Karima Delli insisting on receiving the text before December.The Director General accentuated that the reform can deliver a significant reduction in CO2 emissions and urged the Parliament to support the reform as well as investing in aviation under the Green Deal. “Our objective is not to kill aviation but to reduce CO2 emissions,” he said adding that Europe needs a sustainable aviation industry, as already seen with the flow of goods during the pandemic.

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PBExpo Announces Digital Aviation Revolutionary, GE Aviation

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 dicembre 2019

PartsBase & PBExpo announced today that Chief Commercial Officer of GE Aviation Digital Solutions, Andrew Coleman, will present as a keynote speaker for PBExpo 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Coleman serves as the commercial leader for GE Aviation’s digital business. His team is focused on the global commercial aviation industry as well as the military, federal, MRO, and aviation lessor industry segments.GE Aviation’s digital business supports global aviation with a broad range of Industrial Internet applications ranging from fuel efficiency, operations recovery, flight analytics, intelligent fleet, edge analytics, avionics, predictive maintenance, digital MRO, and asset performance management. As the commercial leader, Coleman is responsible globally for sales, marketing, consulting, alliances, customer success, solution architecture, business development, and customer support.Prior to joining GE Aviation, Andrew held leadership positions in diverse areas of NCR & Teradata (sales, sales leadership, product management, marketing, finance, and strategic alliances) and has a track record of growth, new market penetration, employee achievement, solution development, value creation, customer delight, and transformational go-to-market practices.
The 3rd annual PBExpo, presented by PartsBase, is a revolutionary aviation, aerospace, and defense trade-show & conference focused on showcasing emerging e-commerce technologies, digital transformation, digital marketing and critical B2B tools for success. PBExpo 2020 will take place March 18-19, 2020 in Miami Beach, FL, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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Aviation Capital Group Joins Tokyo Century

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 settembre 2019

Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) announced today that its majority shareholder, Pacific Life Insurance Company, has entered into an agreement where Tokyo Century Corporation will acquire from Pacific Life all of its outstanding interest in ACG. Tokyo Century initially acquired from Pacific Life a 20% interest in ACG in 2017 and has since contributed additional equity capital to ACG, increasing its ownership to 24.5%, to help accelerate its business expansion.
“Tokyo Century has been a valuable partner since 2017 and this acquisition of the remainder of ACG demonstrates a commitment to the growth and success of the ACG platform and the aircraft leasing industry,” said Khanh T. Tran, ACG’s president & CEO. “The ACG team is enthusiastic and looking forward to being part of the Tokyo Century family as we expand and continue to provide best-in-class global aircraft leasing, financing, and trading services.” The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.Tokyo Century is publicly-held and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Its core lines of business include Equipment Leasing, Mobility & Fleet Management, Specialty Financing, and International Business with a global network in 37 countries and regions. More information can be found at:

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Flexjet Selects GE Aviation for Digital Flight Operations Technology

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 luglio 2019

Flexjet and GE Aviation have implemented a comprehensive safety and fleet modernization project including flight operations quality assurance (FOQA), quick access recorders (QARs) and cellular data services. The equipment will monitor Flexjet’s fleet of 150 aircraft including Embraer Phenom 300 and Legacy 450, Bombardier Challenger 300, 350, Global Express and the Gulfstream G450 and G650.“By combining GE’s experience in flight safety analysis and flight analytics with wireless mini-QAR technology from our Avionica joint venture, we will help Flexjet to advance their fleet with the latest flight safety analysis techniques in the airline environment,” said John Mansfield, chief digital officer for GE Aviation.FOQA (Flight Operations Quality Assurance) is a powerful data analytic tool, based on flight data recorded during each flight. Airlines and operators that adopt FOQA are better able to identify and eliminate potential safety hazards in flight operations.“We were able to customize the QAR firmware to include Flexjet-specific flight events by using the roughly 4.5 million data points collected per wireless transmission the equipment sends immediately after landing of every flight,” said Flexjet Chief Safety Officer Todd Anguish, who has also worked as a pilot, flight instructor, and an A&P Mechanic for nearly 27 years. “The comprehensive data we can gather immediately allows us to ensure safer operation of our fleet with real-time flight data monitoring to address any potential flight safety concerns immediately.”GE Aviation’s Event Measurement System (EMS) which powers their flight analytics services and FOQA systems are being used on more than 9,000 aircraft. GE’s flight analytics service integrates data sources like flight information, weather, navigation, flight plans, and other operational data to provide valuable insights for airline customers around fuel use and operations.

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Agenda internazionale: EU Aviation Research Policy on Noise

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 gennaio 2018

bruxellesBrussels, Belgium Martedì 16 Gennaio 2018, ore 9:00 / 17 Gennaio 2018 Place Rogier 16 La Commissione Europea, Clean Sky e INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency) organizzano il workshop dal titolo “EU Aviation Research Policy on Noise”.L’evento ha lo scopo d’incentivare il coordinamento della ricerca e dello sviluppo tecnologico con le strategie di certificazione e regolamentazione del trasporto aeronautico per un’evoluzione sostenibile del sistema. Il prof. Umberto Iemma è tra relatori invitati all’evento in qualità di coordinatore del Progetto Aerialist.

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FPT Software and Airbus Ink a Letter of Intent to Cooperate in Aviation Technology

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 dicembre 2017

Truong Gia BinhFPT Software and Airbus have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) in looking the opportunities to develop aviation technology related to Airbus’s Skywise, a recently launched aviation data platform. According to the LoI, FPT Software, in short term, will look to create a pool of up to 500 developers and train these software talents of how to utilize Skywise in developing solutions to improve business efficiency in the aviation industry. The training courses about Skywise platform will then be expanded for Airbus’s customers and Skywise users. Furthermore, FPT Software is ambitioning to be one of the strategic partner of Airbus in consulting, developing applications as well as acting as technical support and helpdesk division regarding services and applications related to Skywise Platform. The cooperation between FPT Software and Airbus will also invest topics such as provision of API for third parties to develop applications on Skywise; migration of applications onto Skywise and maintenance of Skywise applications. The two companies also agree to investigate how FPT Software can help for developing technology services and solutions for Airbus in the following areas: Innovative Application Development, Predictive maintenance applications, Cloud, Data analysis, Micro services/API design and development from existing components.Airbus launched Skywise in June 2017. This platform gathers aviation data from various sources such as work orders; spares consumption; components data; aircraft / fleet configuration; on-board sensor data; and flight schedules into one cloud-based platform, enabling users to access a single point yet gaining deep data insights. In addition, Skywise, with the ability to interpret large set of fleet and flight operations data, can help airlines to improve business efficiency by reducing flight disruptions; decreasing maintenance cost through predictive maintenance; optimizing flight operations; transforming cabin and ground operations; making faster decisions to cope with unexpected events; and optimizing fleet management. Furthermore, Skywise’s secure and open platform empowers other airlines to store, access, manage and analyze selected Airbus data with their own data after the integration process, hence allow them to benchmark data without the need for additional infrastructure investments, revealing the business value of data which has been unutilized.
Mr. Truong Gia Binh, FPT’s Chairman also reaffirmed: “The cooperation agreement with Airbus on Skywise Data Platform has marked a significant milestone of FPT in the journey to become trusted partners of global leading technology corporations in developing and implementing their digital platforms. With strong expertise in aviation industry, we commit to invest resources in order to develop Airbus’s Skywise as well as other aviation technology services and solutions”.FPT Software has years of experience in aviation industry by cooperating with the largest airlines in the United States as well as the flag carrier of Vietnam – Vietnam Airlines. The company’s expertise has been proven by a vast array of projects such as Airlines E-commerce Portal, Frequent Flyer Applications to facilitate the implementation of Customer Loyalty Program, and Navigational Information & Flight Planning Application. Since 2013, FPT Software has been Vietnam Airlines’ strategic partner in providing services and solutions on mobile devices, website development, e-commerce, cloud computing, security, big data, hosting/data center, international and domestic transmission, internet service, ERP, etc.FPT Software also has capabilities and experience of cooperating with technology giants including Amazon Web Services (AWS), GE Predix and Siemens in leveraging as well as implementing partners’ platform so as to bring about disruptive digital solutions helping enterprises change the way they do business. Specifically, FPT Software was one of the earliest AWS’s partners to achieve Managed Service and Migration Competencies in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Since 2016, the company has been GE Predix’s global partner with the most number of Predix certified engineers. More recently, in July 2017, FPT Software has become partner of Siemens in MindSphere IoT Operating System. (photo: Truong Gia Binh)

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Flydubai and GE Aviation Reach Agreement for Intelligent Network

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 15 novembre 2017

dubaiDubai. GE Aviation and flydubai today announced that they have reached an agreement for GE to provide Intelligent Network software for efficient recovery of disruptions across the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft.“Airline disruptions occur every day, but it’s how you handle them that sets you apart,” said John Mansfield, vice president & Chief Digital Officer for GE Aviation. “Intelligent Network software as a service gives flydubai the real-time tools to predict the impact of operational disruptions, to optimize recovery back to normal operations and to minimize the effect on their passengers.”A result of customer collaboration, flydubai and GE Aviation launched one of the first digital customer solutions built on GE’s Predix platform in June 2016.“Passenger experience is critically important to us. We require a tool to provide improved Customer Service and operational visibility during interruptions to flight operations. Understanding the total impact to our passengers and our operation is of supreme importance,” said Ken Gile, Chief Operating Officer of flydubai. “Intelligent Network provides a clear snapshot of the changes in our daily operations when it comes to any possible disruptions.”The Predix-based Intelligent Network solution is designed to help flydubai to minimize the impact of unavoidable delays, enhance operational understanding, while optimally protecting schedules and revenue.Ramesh Venkat, Chief Information Officer of flydubai added, “We can now understand the knock-on effect across our network and having this software in place will allow us to quickly make the best decisions for our operations.” “By collaborating with customers, we’re better able to understand their challenges,” continued Mansfield. “This is exactly how we want to work together and help customers to drive greater efficiency.” GE Aviation opened the first Middle East Aviation Technology Center in Dubai in 2015 to support customers’ operations in the region. GE Aviation also has a digital center in Austin, Texas and foundries in San Ramon, Paris and Shanghai. These advancements in data and analytic technologies are examples of what GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet is driving in aviation.

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DC Aviation Al-Futtaim opens second hangar at Dubai South

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 novembre 2017

Hangar_OpeningDubai, United Arab Emirates, November 13, 2017: Reaffirming its commitment to Dubai South, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), a joint venture between Dubai-based Al-Futtaim and Germany’s DC Aviation, yesterday opened its second hangar at Dubai South Aviation District. The opening ceremony held inside the new hangar was attended by Sheikh’s, senior Dubai government officials, senior management from Dubai South, VVIPs and heads of major aviation companies from across the globe.The new 7,500sqm hangar more than doubles the hangar capacity bringing its total land-side plot area to 24,000sqm and apron area to 13,000sqm. Michael Kuhn, CEO DC Aviation Group said, “We committed to Dubai South at a very early stage, in December 2010, when Mr. Omar Al-Futtaim signed the land-lease agreement with Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. From day one, we were fully aware of the tremendous potential. The opening of the second hangar fits in with our expansion plans and enables us to meet the growing demand for business and private jet operations in the Aviation District at Dubai South for years to come.”Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director DC Aviation Al-Futtaim said, “Since commencing operations in November 2013, we have seen our business grow steadily year-on-year. Our facility offers the shortest distance from limousine drop-off to aircraft steps and the highest levels of privacy and safety both of which have been widely appreciated and accepted by customers and operators.”His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “The Aviation District at Dubai South has been designed to support and grow businesses like DC Aviation Al-Futtaim where the aviation ecosystem enables them to leverage on the synergies with other suppliers and vendors. The inauguration of their second hangar will provide Dubai South with another milestone to better serve its customers and partners in one of the most promising aerospace hubs around the world. We look forward to further successful partnerships which Hangar_Opening1will serve the regional markets and the UAE leadership’s vision to make the country the aviation capital of the world.” Once the second hangar becomes operational DCAF will be able to add multiple single-aisle aircraft maintenance bays and provide enough space for additional workshop and equipment storage. It also significantly increases the number and size of aircrafts that can be accommodated at the facility. The hangar can easily accommodate up to a Boeing 767-300.The additional hangar capacity will provide the foundation to further enhance the strategic cooperation between DC Aviation and Lufthansa Technik, enabling the company to extend its reach within the region and serve as first port of call for VIP carriers from the GCC.Earlier this year, the company received its CAR145 approval from the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to provide line maintenance for the Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft type. With the extension of the CAR145 approval, DCAF is now able to provide B1 (airframe) and B2 (avionics) maintenance services for the Falcon 7X at its hangar located at Dubai South.In addition to the Falcon 7X, DCAF can provide maintenance support for customers operating the Bombardier Global Express, Challenger 604/605, Airbus 320 family, and the Global 6000 and Global 5000 Vision Flight Deck aircraft types.The existing DCAF hangar measures 5,700sqm and can easily accommodate multiple ACJ or BBJ type aircraft, ultra-long-range business jets such as the Falcon 7X, Global Express or Gulfstream G650.Located in a prime position just off the airport’s runway, the DCAF 5,700sqm hangar and 7,700sqm dedicated ramp parking enable 24-7 support, maintenance services and operation of private and businesses jets of all sizes. (photo: Hangar_Opening)

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Short-haul flight searches see 48% uplift, Spanish destinations dominate

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 ottobre 2013

UK consumer online searches for flights in August rose 44% on May levels. Short-haul destinations accounted for the largest share of flight queries with those pertaining to Spanish destinations dominating. However, flights to domestic destinations and the Republic of Ireland saw the biggest gains on the previous quarter, reveals analysis of the latest search data from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight.

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Voli executive

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 28 febbraio 2011

La compagnia di aviazione privata K-air rinnova la sua flotta acquistando un nuovo Piaggio P 180 Avanti II di ultima generazione, per portare ai massimi livelli l’unicità del suo servizio di voli executive. L’obiettivo è offrire ai suoi Clienti il massimo dell’eccellenza tecnologica affiancata ad un design sofisticato e al comfort esclusivo dei suoi allestimenti interni a cura di Giugiaro Design. (piaggio)

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Aviation looks to Africa and the Middle East

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 settembre 2010

Dubai. With GE and its partners having signed more than US$17 billion in deals at this year’s Farnborough Airshow, the focus continues to be on signs of an airline industry comeback.
AVEX International Airshow is scheduled to take place from November 7th – 10th 2010 at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. The airshow, which is the Africa and Middle East platform for aviation features five key visiting areas: Expo, Aircraft Showcase Park, Custom Jet Show, Aviation Unity Summit and an Entertainment pavilion.  As the global economy emerges from the economic downturn, the aviation industry is also showing signs of revival. According to media reports, the Middle East and Africa recorded the two strongest June international passenger traffic growths of any global region which is a positive indication of the continuing growth of these respective travel markets. Meanwhile, Boeing’s latest Current Market Outlook (CMO) forecasts the value of the airplane market in Africa to be US$80 billion with the Middle Eastern market size anticipated to be US$ 390 billion.
GE is a diversified infrastructure, finance and media company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, and television programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide.
Organised every two years, AVEX International Airshow 2010 is the Africa and Middle East region’s platform for international aviation. The four day event, organised by naseba, is held under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

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