Lilium Raises $240 Million for Electric Air Taxi Development — ‘At Least 12 Months of Runway’

Lilium Raises $240 Million for Electric Air Taxi Development — ‘At Least 12 Months of Runway’

German electric air taxi developer Lilium completed an internal funding round worth over $240 million, raising its total investment to date to more than $340 million, the company announced. “This raise is an impressive feat considering the currently challenged funding...
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EASA Proposes New Aircraft Cybersecurity Certification Amendments

EASA Proposes New Aircraft Cybersecurity Certification Amendments

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is proposing new cybersecurity amendments to the way aircraft electronic networks and systems are certified. EASA is proposing the new amendments to address the growing presence of connectivity within modern aircraf...
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By 2030 Checking In At The Airport Could Be A Thing Of The Past

By 2030 Checking In At The Airport Could Be A Thing Of The Past

OACIS, which stands for Off Airport Check In Solutions, is an innovative solution to the age-old problem of luggage. “This has allowed us to create a service that brings together all the bits you would expect to be able to do...
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Unmanned aerial vehicles applications in future smart cities

Unmanned aerial vehicles applications in future smart cities

Foreseeing changes in how smart cities manage their resources and provide services to the residents; research, development and production in various relevant technology fields is accelerating. UAV applications among several others can provide cost-effective se...
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SITA is accelerating air traffic control innovation with Boeing ecoDemonstrator

SITA is accelerating air traffic control innovation with Boeing ecoDemonstrator

SITA has the potential to drastically improve ATC communications through the implementation of IP suites SITA is accelerating innovation in air traffic control (ATC) communications as part of Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program, alongside key industry partner...
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Tracking of ULDs through blockchain to save industry $400M

Tracking of ULDs through blockchain to save industry $400M

SITA and trade association ULD Care hope to bring new efficiency to the air cargo industry by exploring the use of blockchain to digitally track and record change of custody of airline cargo containers or Unit Load Devices (ULDs) across...
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Biometric passports, digital ID initiatives in Africa and contactless tech top this week’s biometrics news

Biometric passports, digital ID initiatives in Africa and contactless tech top this week’s biometrics news

The spread of biometrics systems in Africa in the public and private sector, in particular in Nigeria. Airport identity systems were also prominent in industry news, and our series of feature articles providing a deep-dive into pressing issues for the...
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EASA Certifies ClearVision with Head-wearable Display

EASA Certifies ClearVision with Head-wearable Display

Universal Avionics Systems has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency certification for its ClearVision enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) with SkyLens head-wearable display, the first time that a head-wearable display has been certified for civil av...
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How will 5G transform air travel?

How will 5G transform air travel?

SITA, the leading IT provider for the air transport industry, has made six predictions about how ultra-fast 5G networks will bring major change for airports, airlines, and passengers. With download speeds of up to 400MB per second, 5G will be...
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Constraint guided search for aircraft sequencing

Constraint guided search for aircraft sequencing

Aircraft sequencing problem (ASP) is an NP-Hard problem. We use the constraint and the objective functions to obtain such problem specific knowledge and we exploit such knowledge both in a constructive search method and in a local search method. We...
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