Increased cooperation between the EU and the US in the field of certification

Increased cooperation between the EU and the US in the field of certification

An amendment to revision 6 of the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification was signed by the EASA & FAA Certification Directors on Friday 22nd June 2018 at the 17th Annual FAA-EASA International Safety Conference in Washington,...
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SITA invites airline industry stakeholders to join international blockchain research project

SITA invites airline industry stakeholders to join international blockchain research project

SITA, the air transport industry’s technology provider, announced the launch of a major industry research project to explore the potential of blockchain. More than 100 top IT executives were the first to be invited to join the Aviation Blockchain Sandbox....
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New ATR Market Forecast Predicts 3,000 Deliveries over 20 Years

New ATR Market Forecast Predicts 3,000 Deliveries over 20 Years

ATR expects an 80 percent increase in the size of the 30- to 90-seat turboprop fleet over the next 20 years, meaning the industry will require 3,020 aircraft to cover replacement and growth needs. ATR predicts that figure will rise...
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TSA to enforce international carry-on restrictions towards powders

TSA to enforce international carry-on restrictions towards powders

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is set to enact new restrictions June 30 limiting the amount of powdered materials international travelers can bring into the cabin on flights bound to the US. The limits on powders will join other...
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NASA Tech Cuts Airframe Noise by 70% on GIII Testbed

NASA Tech Cuts Airframe Noise by 70% on GIII Testbed

A series of NASA test flights with a Gulfstream GIII testbed last month demonstrated that airframe noise can be reduced by more than 70 percent on landing approach using non-propulsive technologies. The Acoustic Research Measurement (ARM) flights, conducted at...
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Abu Dhabi International Airport launches new services

Abu Dhabi International Airport launches new services

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) has launched a number of services that include transit visas on arrival, modern passenger processing systems, flight updates via social media, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Collected and summarized from the source below by Ta Ng...
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Heathrow gets go-ahead to become world’s biggest airport

Heathrow gets go-ahead to become world’s biggest airport

Heathrow could be transformed into the world’s biggest airport following a controversial decision by British lawmakers. Under the proposal, passenger capacity at Heathrow could jump from nearly 80 million passengers per year to 110 million by 2030, maki...
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Aero Gear Expands Facilities, Capabilities for New Engine Programs

Aero Gear Expands Facilities, Capabilities for New Engine Programs

The gearbox manufacturer expects to increase production output by 20% over the next year. Aero Gear has expanded its Windsor, Connecticut manufacturing facility to meet growing demand for new aircraft. The expansion includes $3 million worth of new high techno...
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Incheon Airport to pilot non-contact fingerprint recognition system for airport staff security

Incheon Airport to pilot non-contact fingerprint recognition system for airport staff security

Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) has announced upgrades to the existing biometric security systems for employees. The recent upgrade features a “non-contact fingerprint recognition” system, excluding the thumb and is intended to enhance ai...
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Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ Engine Reduces Fuel Burn by 40 Million Gallons

Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ Engine Reduces Fuel Burn by 40 Million Gallons

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), estimates that its customers have saved more than 40 million gallons of fuel worth more than $75 million USD, while reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions since the Geared Turbofan (GT...
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