Releasing the Brakes on Full Flight Data: Advances in Predictive Maintenance

Releasing the Brakes on Full Flight Data: Advances in Predictive Maintenance

Aviation Maintenance, like many other industries, has gone through a change over the last 20 years fueled by impact of digital technologies and transformation on business. Digital transformation has brought access to an unprecedented amount of aircraft, airline and military-aviation...
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Smart glasses in the aviation industry: a fast developing technology

Smart glasses in the aviation industry: a fast developing technology

The IATA Aviation Virtual and Augmented Reality Summit (AVARS) will be the first of its kind to focus on the technology in the industry. In this article, Vuzix takes us through a few of the smart glasses offerings currently being...
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EFBs: More Than Paper Replacers

EFBs: More Than Paper Replacers

The FAA defines today’s electronic flight bag (EFB) not as a device, but as a “function”. In other words, a pilot’s portable tablet with apps make it an EFB. In its basic form, an EFB performs flight-planning calculations and displays...
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Boeing to test clear air turbulence warning system

Boeing to test clear air turbulence warning system

The technology has the potential to substantially reduce injuries to crew and passengers by giving pilots enough time to either avoid the turbulence or warn passengers and cabin crew to fasten their seatbelts. Clear air turbulence can be caused by...
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Strong Passenger Demand Resumes; Record Load Factor in February

Strong Passenger Demand Resumes; Record Load Factor in February

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to temporary factors including the later timing o...
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Internet Of Things For Aviation Gets Real

Internet Of Things For Aviation Gets Real

Fusing big data, broadband and analytics, evolving technologies helping Internet of Things transform MRO. The first step in connecting a network of devices, machines, sensors, software and people is ensuring access to the needed data. Trends in the Internet of...
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Air Freight Up 6.8% in February but Protectionist Risks Remain

Air Freight Up 6.8% in February but Protectionist Risks Remain

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released demand growth results for global air freight markets for February 2018 showing a 6.8% increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. Adjusting fo...
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Beijing Capital International Airport boosts capacity with SITA self-service tech

Beijing Capital International Airport boosts capacity with SITA self-service tech

Largest airport in China chooses SITA kiosks for Air China passengers Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), Asia’s busiest airport is using SITA’s self-service kiosks for passenger check-in services on all Air China domestic flights departing from ...
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India’s newest airport turns to SITA for passenger processing solutions

India’s newest airport turns to SITA for passenger processing solutions

The Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) has turned to SITA to provide passenger processing solutions for check-in and boarding, as well as baggage tracking. MIHAN is deploying SITA’s common-use technology, enabling airlines and ...
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Predicting The Future Of The Cabin

Predicting The Future Of The Cabin

Cabin innovation broadly divides into three categories: utilization of space; weight savings; and use of technology such as lighting and in-flight entertainment. New metal alloys, carbon fibers and manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing are still to be ...
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