United 787 to make SFO-Zurich biofuel flight

United 787 to make SFO-Zurich biofuel flight

A United Airlines Boeing 787 will fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich on Sept. 14-15 powered by a blend of biojet fuel derived from carinata, an oilseed crop that can be grown in rotation with food crops. The General Electric GENx-powered...
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Gulf Air adopts Honeywell GoDirect flight efficiency software

Gulf Air adopts Honeywell GoDirect flight efficiency software

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has selected Honeywell’s GoDirectTM Flight Efficiency analytics software to reduce fuel costs across its entire Airbus and Boeing fleet – of which 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 1 Airbus A320neo...
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Self Bag-Check Available at Indy Airport

Self Bag-Check Available at Indy Airport

Passengers flying out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) via American Airlines and Southwest Airlines now have the option to tag and check their bags with new ticket-counter self-service kiosks. The new technology is a growing trend toward providi...
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Preparing for the New Era of Airline Retailing

Preparing for the New Era of Airline Retailing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS), formerly part of the World Passenger Symposium (WPS), will focus on how changes in distribution and payment are paving the way for a new era of.....
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London airports report record breaking summer

London airports report record breaking summer

Heathrow enjoyed its 22nd consecutive record month of growth in August, as over 7.5 million passengers travelled through the airport. Passenger numbers were 2.6 per cent higher than the same time last year, bolstered by the August bank holiday and...
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Vietnamese Airports Integrate a Border Management Solution to Improve Security and Passenger Processing

Vietnamese Airports Integrate a Border Management Solution to Improve Security and Passenger Processing

Passenger growth is a challenge facing many aviation industry leaders right now. Asia is a region especially affected by that growth and aviation experts are working diligently to manage the significant increase in travelers while also focusing on national sec...
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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA COMPLETES 195 BIOFUEL FLIGHTS AT BRISBANE TRIAL

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA COMPLETES 195 BIOFUEL FLIGHTS AT BRISBANE TRIAL

Virgin Australia says it has operated 195 flights out of Brisbane powered by a blend of traditional jet fuel and aviation biofuel delivered via the airport’s regular fuel supply system. Virgin Australia said it was the first time in this...
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Evolution and opportunity

Evolution and opportunity

CASA is overhauling its regulations governing maintenance of aircraft engaged in private and aerial work operations. Currently, aircraft maintenance is regulated by the 1988 Civil Aviation Regulations (CARs). We will be developing a new set of maintenance regu...
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Passengers Can Save Time with Airport ‘Self-Serve’ Kiosks

Passengers Can Save Time with Airport ‘Self-Serve’ Kiosks

The volume of international air travelers in the U.S. is increasing by an estimated four percent per year. More passengers typically mean longer processing and more delays. However, some airports are cutting processing time by an estimated 33 percent with...
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UK lifts PED restrictions at two more Turkish airports

UK lifts PED restrictions at two more Turkish airports

The UK government has continued its gradual relaxation of the ban on large personal electronic devices (PEDs) being carried in the cabin of UK-bound aircraft with two more Turkish airports being exempted from the restrictions. Istanbul Atatürk and Dalaman air...
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