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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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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Emirates to launch wholly biometric boarding process in Dubai

Emirates to launch wholly biometric boarding process in Dubai

Emirates is gearing up to launch the world’s first “biometric path” which will offer its customers a smooth and truly seamless airport journey at the airline’s hub in Dubai nternational airport. Utilising the latest biometric technology – a mix o...
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ePassport gates to open to more overseas visitors

ePassport gates to open to more overseas visitors

Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed yesterday that overseas visitors from several countries will be able to use ePassport gates at the UK border from 2019 in a bid to ease queues. The gates allow travellers to scan their own passports at...
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Automating Common Maintenance Tasks

Automating Common Maintenance Tasks

Modern software can often do amazing, complicated things that humans could never attempt. But software can also perform some routine tasks, now done by humans, less expensively, faster and more accurately. Sander Bree, CEO of Amsterdam’s Exsyn, calls this Ro...
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Airbus Unveils New Analysis Software

Airbus Unveils New Analysis Software

Airbus has presented its new reliability analysis software, Skywise Reliability, offered with Skywise Core. The application integrates all relevant fleet-wide data, such as part replacements, flight plans and delays and historical maintenance actions, and ful...
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Airbus Faces Huge Headaches in Delivering Aircraft On Time

Airbus Faces Huge Headaches in Delivering Aircraft On Time

Airbus SE has a mighty challenge ahead of it, one that seems to be getting tougher. The European planemaker is targeting deliveries of around 800 commercial aircraft this year, an 11 percent jump from 2017. To do it, Airbus needs...
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Analytics 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0

Analytics 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0

The issue of Big Data in MRO is a contentious one but nevertheless airlines are recognizing its potential and the benefits it can bring. Mike Harris, manager of engineering technology & innovation at Jetstar, sees applying Big Data analytics to...
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GE Digital Launches New Asset Service Management Solution

GE Digital Launches New Asset Service Management Solution

GE Digital has just launched a new asset service management software solution aimed at maximizing uptime and improving maintenance outcomes. Predix ServiceMax Asset Service Management (ASM) is catered to planners, dispatchers and technicians with a host of fun...
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Delta moves away from single-use plastics

Delta moves away from single-use plastics

Delta Air Lines has continued its efforts to reduce the presence of single-use plastics on board its aircraft and in Sky Clubs by finding alternatives for several products. The airline has started removing plastic stir sticks, wrappers, utensils and straws...
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