GlobalBeacon goes live ahead of ICAO airline flight tracking recommendations

GlobalBeacon goes live ahead of ICAO airline flight tracking recommendations

Aireon LLC and FlightAware announced that GlobalBeacon is live and providing airlines with global flight tracking ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations, which will be effective November 8, 2018. GlobalBeacon provides airlines with minute-by-minute gl...
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Making The Biggest Maintenance Decision: When To Stop

Making The Biggest Maintenance Decision: When To Stop

One of the most important maintenance decisions is when to stop doing maintenance on an aircraft. For questions concerning actual retirement schedules, Cervino has developed a method based on genetic algorithms. Ekstrand says. Cervino’s Opus Suite also inclu...
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Enriching Weather Information and Situational Awareness for Pilots via Camera Sensors

Enriching Weather Information and Situational Awareness for Pilots via Camera Sensors

This piece was originally penned by John Croft, FAA NextGen Outreach Writer and Editor. In this article, Croft explains the steps being taken to maximize the power of cameras on the ground to help the flight deck and how they...
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Southwest Airlines Follows Rivals by Making In-Flight Movies Free

Southwest Airlines Follows Rivals by Making In-Flight Movies Free

While free movies are a nice perk to have, many travelers are probably more concerned with getting free Wi-Fi. Southwest Airlines Co. is giving up on charging for in-flight movies, bowing to feedback from passengers accustomed to not paying on rival...
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UK to raise passenger tax on long-haul flights

UK to raise passenger tax on long-haul flights

The UK announced another increase in its Air Passenger Duty (APD)-a departure tax-on the same day the country’s transport minister emphasized how important airports are to the nation’s future prosperity. In his annual budget speech Oct. 29, finance minis...
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A Battery-Powered GPU Ideal for Gates Without Fixed 400 Hz

A Battery-Powered GPU Ideal for Gates Without Fixed 400 Hz

For airports wishing to reduce their carbon footprint and to improve the working environment of their staff, the solution is the all-new battery-powered 7400 GPU from ITW GSE. The new unit is ideal for gates without a power supply, remote...
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A GPU for Cleaner, Greener Airports

A GPU for Cleaner, Greener Airports

The ITW GSE 5400 gasoline-powered GPU is the first of its kind to run at variable speed which helps noise during operation and minimizes wear and tear. It also helps reduce NOx and other emissions at the airport. As a leading...
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Airbus and Georgia Tech Open Center for Overall Aircraft Design

Airbus and Georgia Tech Open Center for Overall Aircraft Design

Airbus and Georgia Institute of Technology officially opened the Airbus / Georgia Tech Center for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)- enabled Overall Aircraft Design (OAD). This Center will contribute to the development and demonstration of a concurrent ov...
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Boeing Considering A 777-300ER Freighter

Boeing Considering A 777-300ER Freighter

Boeing has invested in 215 organic projects to grow its services business, one of those is exploring a 777-300ER passenger to freighter conversion. The robust global freight demand, and subsequent need for cargo aircraft, is “largely driven from an ecommerce...
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Sabre Branded Fares technology helps Alitalia enhance choice and personalisation

Sabre Branded Fares technology helps Alitalia enhance choice and personalisation

Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, announced that Alitalia has joined a growing list of airlines implementing Sabre Branded Fares, available now for domestic flights as well as for international short- and medium-ha...
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