Is Blockchain For Parts Getting More Real?

Is Blockchain For Parts Getting More Real?

Everyone in aviation wishes all aircraft part records were digitized, but getting there is tough. One solution, using blockchain to store and validate records, seems to be making progress, at least according to firms working on this approach. Whitehead will...
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ICAO and UN CTED to strengthen cooperation on border control, aviation security, and counter-terrorism issues

ICAO and UN CTED to strengthen cooperation on border control, aviation security, and counter-terrorism issues

ICAO Secretary General and the Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UN CTED), took an important step to address international terrorist threats. The two leaders have signed a new agreement which wil...
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Gatwick and easyJet in UK’s first end-to-end biometrics trial

Gatwick and easyJet in UK’s first end-to-end biometrics trial

Gatwick Airport has announced the UK’s first trial of end-to-end biometrics – where personal data collected at the airport’s self-service bag drops will be recognised by new automated self-boarding gates – simplifying and speeding up the process for pa...
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FAA Approves Boeing’s Foldable Wingtip Design for Next-Gen Jet

FAA Approves Boeing’s Foldable Wingtip Design for Next-Gen Jet

U.S. regulators have approved a Buck Rogers makeover of Boeing Co.’s revamped 777 jetliner that will allow the tips of its massive wings to fold upward after landing so the plane can park at existing airport gates. This is impressive innovation, and...
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Vancouver International Airport plans major programme of commercial tenders

Vancouver International Airport plans major programme of commercial tenders

CANADA. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is preparing to invite potential partners to tender on an excitingly diverse range of commercial opportunities in the near future, including food & beverage, retail, news and gifts. YVR said that it is experie...
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Fingerprints, facial scans becoming more commonplace at airports

Fingerprints, facial scans becoming more commonplace at airports

  Travelers navigating through a busy airport have become accustomed to a hectic juggle of IDs and boarding passes while lugging bags through security checkpoints and boarding. Recently, companies including Atlanta-based Delta Air lines have been gradually ad...
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Gatwick Airport embraces IoT and Machine Learning

Gatwick Airport embraces IoT and Machine Learning

In an effort to keep up with the demands of the digital world, Gatwick has recently announced the modernization its IT infrastructure, in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Aruba. Data links were limited with Gatwick’s old IT infrastructure, but...
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New Anti Drone Tech to Secure Aviation 

New Anti Drone Tech to Secure Aviation 

Airports worldwide have been facing a growing security challenge posed by drones. Drones approaching critical parts of an airport operation (such as the final approach to the runway) might cause a complete stop of operations, leading to delays for thousands...
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Don’t Be Complacent About Cybersecurity

Don’t Be Complacent About Cybersecurity

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FAA Wants Airlines to Speed Inspection of Some Jet Engines

FAA Wants Airlines to Speed Inspection of Some Jet Engines

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) want airlines to speed up their inspections of older engines with the highest risk of failure. Passengers would appreciate that too. The FAA issued a new directive to operators of the CFM56-7B engine, one of...
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