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Lufthansa hands over “Robert Koch” evacuation aircraft
11/27/2014 12:31:25 PM
Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe accepted receipt of the world’s first evacuation aircraft for transporting and treating Ebola patients on behalf of the German government today. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr handed over an Airbus A340-300 for its new role in Berlin on Thursday (27 November). At the request of the …
Aeroflot Resumes Regular Flights To Kharkiv And Dnepropetrovsk
11/27/2014 11:08:33 AM
Starting from December 1, 2014 Aeroflot resumes regular flights to Kharkiv and Dnepropetrovsk. Daily flights will be operated from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Terminal D on the modern aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100. Aeroflot will provide two daily flights on the route Moscow — Kharkiv — Moscow in accordance with the following schedule: - SU1810 leaves Moscow at 00:40, SU1811 …
Inmarsat and ESA sign Iris Precursor partnership
11/26/2014 12:43:32 PM
Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband Safety service is to play an integral part in the future European air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure. Inmarsat has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Iris Precursor partnership which will upgrade SwiftBroadband to meet the demanding standards set for ground-based VHF data links. This will enable Single European …
Australia’s newest airport opts for SITA’s cloud technology
11/26/2014 11:41:18 AM
Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, Australia’s first privately-funded public airport, has chosen SITA’s common-use technology for passenger management. The new airport, which opened last week, is using SITA AirportConnect Open to run common-use check-in and boarding, as well as to provide kiosk check-in for Qantas passengers. Wellcamp Airport is the first public airport to be …
Delta Supports Educational Program in the Caribbean
11/26/2014 11:28:48 AM
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is supporting the development of Caribbean students by providing opportunities to participate in an upcoming Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship program through a partnership with the Barbados Association of Atlanta Scholarship Committee, the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation (CADSTI-SE) and …
VietJet Air celebrates delivery of first aircraft ordered from Airbus
VietJet Air celebrates delivery of first aircraft ordered from Airbus
11/26/2014 11:07:32 AM
Vietnam’s VietJetAir has celebrated the delivery of its first A320 ordered directly from Airbus at a special ceremony in Toulouse today. The event was attended by top management from the airline, including Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Managing Director Luu Duc Khanhm, and witnessed by Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Transport Pham Quy Tieu. The delivery marks the …
US Marine Corps awards Rolls-Royce v-22 engine services contract
11/25/2014 10:49:09 AM
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a new, two-year contract to provide aftermarket engine support for the US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 fleets, which provides a more than 30 percent reduction in support costs. The contract, through the company’s innovative MissionCare™ model, is valued at up to $287 million and will cover all V-22 aircraft across the Marine and Air Force …
French President François Hollande inaugurates new Safran/Albany production plant in eastern France
French President François Hollande inaugurates new Safran/Albany production plant in eastern France
11/24/2014 11:27:00 AM
François Hollande, President of France, Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran, and Joseph G. Morone, President and CEO of Albany International Corp., today inaugurated a new production plant in Commercy, eastern France, within the scope of the industrial partnership between Safran and Albany. Opened in May 2014, the plant makes parts for new-generation aircraft …
Aeroflot Named The Best Russian Airline by National Geographic
11/21/2014 9:26:59 AM
Aeroflot was recognized by National Geographic Traveler Awards 2014 as the Best Airline in Russia. One of the world’s most famous travel magazines National Geographic Traveler summarized results of the online voting conducted among the Russian readers. From July 2014 to November 2014 www.nat-geo.ru visitors were choosing the best tourist destinations and services in 16 …
Air Canada renews radio support agreement with Rockwell Collins
11/19/2014 10:31:44 AM
Rockwell Collins announced today that Air Canada has signed a three-year contract to renew the company’s ARINC Managed Services (AMS) radio support services agreement for the airline’s ground handling operation in Canada. Through its AMS offering, Rockwell Collins provides 24x7 on-site technical support for the UHF ground-to-ground communication system and radio equipment used …
Thales to deliver innovative training solutions for Australian Defence Force helicopter pilots
Thales to deliver innovative training solutions for Australian Defence Force helicopter pilots
11/18/2014 9:06:09 AM
The next generation of Australia’s Army and Navy helicopter pilots will be trained using three Thales full flight simulators and a suite of other synthetic training devices. These will be supplied to prime contractor Boeing Defence Australia under the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) programme. Thales will provide three EC135 Reality H Full Flight Simulators …
CEB carries 4M passengers in Q3 2014
11/14/2014 12:09:40 PM
The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), carried 4 million passengers in the 3rd quarter of 2014, posting a 16.8% increase compared to 3.4 million passengers flown in the same period last year. The airline carried a total of 12.5 million passengers from January to September 2014, an increase of 14.8% year on year. "The Cebu Pacific Air group is on track to …
routeRANK and Concur partnership
11/13/2014 4:54:11 PM
In connection with the GBTA Conference 2014 Berlin, world leading providers routeRANK, for door-to-door, multimodal, multicriteria travel planning, and Concur, for expense management, today announced a partnership, bringing together their respective solutions’ unique strengths for benefit of their joint customers. Through the partnership, their joint customers will be able …
Ahlstrom launches Ahlstrom AceBlade(TM) Carbon, a cost-effective solution for manufacturing wind turbine blades
11/13/2014 4:48:05 PM
Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, launches today Ahlstrom AceBladeTM Carbon, a new product for the wind energy market. AceBladeTM Carbon is a patent pending, unidirectional carbon fiber reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties. The product addresses the market need for  longer and lighter blades. The …
Speedy arrival for JetBlue customers at JFK with SITA automated passport control kiosks
Speedy arrival for JetBlue customers at JFK with SITA automated passport control kiosks
11/12/2014 10:08:39 AM
More than 40 new automated passport control (APC) kiosks went live today at JetBlue’s new international arrivals hall extension at Terminal 5 (T5) at JFK International Airport. The kiosks provided by SITA, the global provider of border management solutions and air transport IT, allow international arriving passengers to move through the customs and immigration process quickly …
Cessna sees uptick in Caravan interest among Asia-Pacific operators during first year of joint venture with CAIGA
Cessna sees uptick in Caravan interest among Asia-Pacific operators during first year of joint venture with CAIGA
11/11/2014 9:53:21 AM
Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today called the first year of operations at Cessna-AVIC Aircraft (Shijiazhuang) Co., Ltd. a success. The joint venture between Cessna and China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company (CAIGA) assembles and delivers Caravan utility turboprop aircraft for the Chinese market. …
Lufthansa to continue as official partner of German Football Association for another four years
11/11/2014 9:22:00 AM
As the “airline for sport”, Lufthansa is continuing its involvement in football and has extended its partnership with the German Football Association (DFB) until 2018. Lufthansa will thus remain an official partner of the German Football Association. The corresponding agreement was signed in Frankfurt today by Wolfgang Niersbach, President of the DFB, and Jens Bischof, member …
FLYR Selected As Semi-Finalist in Richard Branson-Hosted Extreme Tech Challenge
FLYR Selected As Semi-Finalist in Richard Branson-Hosted Extreme Tech Challenge
11/10/2014 6:41:17 PM
FLYR , the airfare prediction and optimization technology startup, announced their selection as a Top 25 Semi-finalist in Phase 1 of the ongoing Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), organized by MaiTai Global. XTC is a high-profile competition to attract and accelerate the world’s best emerging tech entrepreneurs. “FLYR is incredibly proud to be selected to the Top 25, and in …
Rockwell Collins to showcase newest offerings for flight deck and cabin at Airshow China 2014
Rockwell Collins to showcase newest offerings for flight deck and cabin at Airshow China 2014
11/10/2014 10:05:20 AM
At Airshow China 2014, Rockwell Collins will be demonstrating its commitment to growing the Chinese aviation industry by announcing new airline wins and showcasing its latest offering for the flight deck and cabin. Press information: Nov. 12 - Rockwell Collins press briefing providing the latest updates on the company’s investment in China, strategic relationships and …
With Lufthansa to Seville, Crete and Iceland next summer – Austrian Airlines launches flight service to Mauritius
11/7/2014 1:32:26 PM
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group are the first choice for holidaymakers and leisure travelers. Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will be expanding their flight program to attractive tourist destinations next year. New in the flight timetable are Seville in southern Spain and the Greek island of Crete. Flights to the capital of Andalusia will leave from the Lufthansa hubs in …