Jetaire Patents Foam Solution for Fuel-Tank Safety

Jetaire Patents Foam Solution for Fuel-Tank Safety

Jetaire has announced that its Invicta reticulated foam ignition mitigation system is now patented technology. The solution for the FAA’s Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule was officially patented in late December 2017. The company began the design process on Invicta—which...
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TSA Is Testing Scanners That Could Let Travelers Bring Liquids Into Airports

TSA Is Testing Scanners That Could Let Travelers Bring Liquids Into Airports

The nation’s aviation security agency is beginning a test at 15 U.S. airports of new three-dimensional X-ray scanners that may someday allow passengers to bring liquids into their bags. The Transportation Security Administration plans to add as many as 40...
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Lufthansa Technik Develops Waterless Engine Wash Product

Lufthansa Technik Develops Waterless Engine Wash Product

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has developed a new engine wash procedure that will allow waterless washing of aircraft engines in any type of weather. Cyclean Dry Ice, which uses a mobile blasting system to shoot tiny dry ice pellets into an...
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IATA, CFM International Sign Pro-Competitive Agreement on Engine Maintenance

IATA, CFM International Sign Pro-Competitive Agreement on Engine Maintenance

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with CFM International (CFM) that will lead to increased competition in the market for maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) on engines. Under the agre...
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U.S. Airlines Hope to Charge Passengers More as Fuel Prices Climb

U.S. Airlines Hope to Charge Passengers More as Fuel Prices Climb

Airlines want to maximize profits by adding routes and airplanes. It’s what successful businesses do. It’s tough to unwind that sort of growth, but U.S. airlines are beginning to try. With oil prices up more than 50 percent since June...
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Ryanair’s German pilots back strike action

Ryanair’s German pilots back strike action

Ryanair’s German pilots, represented by the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union, have voted to strike if the Irish LCC has not submitted a “negotiable offer” by Aug. 6. According to VC, 96% of German-based pilots voted in favor of the strike...
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De Gaulle Airport’s New Anti-UAV Technology

De Gaulle Airport’s New Anti-UAV Technology

One of the challenges faced by anti-UAV technology is how to neutralize threats when they emerge, with civil infrastructure like airports having restrictions that would not be seen in the military space. The counter-UAV (C-UAV) Hologard system operated at Pari...
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Can We Handle the Truth? Data Veracity in MRO

Can We Handle the Truth? Data Veracity in MRO

Getting access to data from aircraft, aligning the industry around data standards and providing data security are all essential to maximizing return on digital investments. There is a measurable gap between aerospace and defense (A&D) companies’ desire t...
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TSA ‘Quiet Skies’ program secretly monitors US passenger behavior

TSA ‘Quiet Skies’ program secretly monitors US passenger behavior

“Quiet Skies”, the previously undisclosed surveillance program, was first reported on by The Boston Globe July 30. As part of the program, small teams of Federal Air Marshals follow targeted passengers in airports and inflight, observing them for behavio...
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Facial Recognition Tech Can Recognize Masked Faces

Facial Recognition Tech Can Recognize Masked Faces

A new deep learning facial recognition technology has been unveiled recently. Jointly developed by Panasonic Business and the National University of Singapore, Face Server’s deep learning core engine is the industry’s most accurate yet, tests by the Nation...
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