How Japan is Using Technology to Support Baggage Handlers

How Japan is Using Technology to Support Baggage Handlers

The technological innovations developed in Japan that are making their way into the aircraft ground handling environment, especially when loading bags. The Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) Lumbar Type for Labor Support, developed by CYBERDYNE Inc. of Japan, is a lightweight...
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HK Express targets 14% passenger jump in 2018

HK Express targets 14% passenger jump in 2018

HK Express carried 3.79 million passengers in 2017, up 30% increase from the year before, and is targeting to carry 4.35 million passengers this year. The carrier carried about 345,000 passengers in December, a record monthly high for the airline....
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The top six technology priorities for airports in 2018

The top six technology priorities for airports in 2018

Airports around the world were actively engaged in trials of advanced technologies in 2017, and were expected that many of those projects will expand in 2018. The main airport technology priority will be making the terminal experience less jarring and...
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Aviation Safety Network: Last year safest ever for air travel

Aviation Safety Network: Last year safest ever for air travel

Airliner accident statistics from 2017 show there were ten fatal accidents, resulting in 44 deaths. A further 35 persons were killed on the ground following these accidents. This makes 2017 the safest year ever, both by the number of fatal...
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How Airports Can Increase Situational Awareness for Security

How Airports Can Increase Situational Awareness for Security

In the future, passenger numbers are increasing every year. With these developments, the airports are continueing to face specific security challenge. To operate smoothly and keep safety as the utmost priority, airport security teams must manage localized, det...
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Russian authorities direct airlines to decrease charter flights

Russian authorities direct airlines to decrease charter flights

Because there is not enough aircraft to cover planned flights, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency has directed six carriers – Azur Air, Royal Flight, Yakutia Airline, Saratov Airlines, Nordwind Airlines and Ikar Airline  to cut their winter chart...
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Biofuels Could Reduce Contrail Formation, Research Finds

Biofuels Could Reduce Contrail Formation, Research Finds

Biofuels offer more than an alternative to hydrocarbons; they also reduce jet-engine particle emissions by as much as 70 percent, research by a NASA-led group suggests. Working with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada....
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