HAECO Cabin Solutions launches passenger cabin cargo units 

HAECO Cabin Solutions, a business unit of the HAECO Group with headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, has launched new, certifiable devices to allow package stowage in the main passenger cabin. As the COVID-19 environment developed, the company saw that airlines were beginning to use passenger flights strictly for cargo….

Boeing to resume Puget Sound production

Boeing will resume all commercial airplane production in a phased approach at its Puget Sound-region facilities next week, after suspending operations last month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At all of its sites, the company has taken extra precautions and instituted comprehensive procedures to keep people safe and fight the…

Sabre brings in cost saving measures

Tech firm Sabre Corporation is taking significant measures to strengthen its financial position in response to the current industry conditions. “This is an unprecedented time. The global travel industry is facing challenges beyond what has been experienced before. We believe Sabre is well positioned to navigate this challenging environment. We…

STARLUX  Airlines  selects  Sabre’s GDS tech

SABRE has announced a partnership with Taiwan’s newest carrier, STARLUX Airlines to use the US tech firm’s GDS platform. The deal will provide the airline access to Sabre’s global travel marketplace, comprising over 425,000 travel agents worldwide; supporting the carrier as it aims to become a luxury, boutique carrier within the Asia Pacific…

Zeevo and AMS agree cooperation deal 

US tech firm Zeevo and UK-based AMS Aircraft Services have announced a strategic alliance aimed to deploy the companies’ capabilities, tech tools, and know-how to deliver commercial aircraft technical services to clients in the Americas and globally. Citing a number of headwinds affecting the global aviation sector  Joey Johnsen, Zeevo  chief executive…

Maiden flight of first GTFTM PW1200G engine assembled in Japan complete

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines  has announced the first flight of a Pratt & Whitney GTFTM PW1200G engine assembled in Japan.  The flight was completed in the United States at the company’s Flight Test Center in Moses Lake, Washington. In a statement Mitsubishi said this test flight…

Sabre outlines five point growth plan

Aviation tech provider Sabre outlined a five point strategic plan to accelerate growth for the Texas-based firm, which includes targeting the low-cost carrier market (LCC) and enhance its tie-up with Google. Sabre set-out a plan to increase both revenues and margins based on firstly, increasing personalisation of its offerings. as…

Lufthansa Technik installs 5G networks at maintenance bases

Lufthansa Technik has installed its own its own private wireless networks based on the latest standard 5G for two innovation projects in the field of VIP completion and engine overhaul at its Hamburg base.     For testing the technology, Lufthansa Technik has set up two separate private 5G networks…

First Australian electric plane set for take-off

Adelaide company Eyre to There Aviation is planning to be Australia’s first manufacturer of electric aircraft after signing an agreement with a European designer.   Barrie Rogers plans to build Australia’s first electric planes. Company managing director Barrie Rogers said his fully electric airplane, designed by Pipistrel in Slovenia, was set to…

Seamless Air Alliance launches inflight connectivity standard

The Seamless Air Alliance (SAA) published an inflight connectivity standard on February 18, intended to improve internet access to passenger on airplanes. In a statement the SAA said that the standard has been developed in collaboration with industry experts across the groups member companies. Titled Seamless Release 1.0, the SAA…

Oman Air Cargo signs tech services deal with CHAMP

Oman Air Cargo has signed a five-year contract with UK -headquarter tech firm CHAMP for a number of its e-cargo solutions.  According to a statement from CHAMP the deal was the result of an RFP from Oman cargo IT solutions, which was answered by a number of competitors. CHAMP already…

SITAONAIR expands VHF coverage across Turkey

SITAONAIR, has expanded Very High Frequency (VHF) coverage throughout Turkey, as part of the during the development of the country’s largest new airport hub in Istanbul, which opened in April 2019.    The tech firm’s expansion of the current VHF infrastructure enhances operations for airlines serving the regional domestic market and…