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5G Providers Agree to Delay Launch

Joy Finnegan

AT&T and Verizon announced they are delaying the rollout of 5G in some towers that are located near certain airports. The delay of the rollout, which was scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, 2022, is the result of concerns and warnings of “dire consequences” for air transport. 5G providers like AT&T are working with aviation industry…

Avinor Selects NAVBLUE’s RunwaySense for 15 Airports in Norway

Joy Finnegan

Avinor, the wholly-owned state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications, selected NAVBLUE’s RunwaySense to improve the runway condition reporting of 15 airports in Norway. RunwaySense is a collaborative web-based platform where airspace users share runway condition reports in real-time to enhance the runway condition awareness, and to allow the airport to…

Bytron Aviation Software Company Lands Flybe Contract

Joy Finnegan

Flybe has selected Bytron Aviation Systems as their flight operations software provider. As a web-based software and app business, the UK-based company will provide their flagship software called skybook to Flybe’s flight dispatch and flight operations team, including the electronic flight bag application for their pilots on flight deck. Trusted by more than 90 leading…

Cirium Releases Diio Signals, New Data Set for Demand Forecasting

Joy Finnegan

Cirium says their Diio Signals “improves schedule planning and revenue management by collecting demand indicators.” The new demand forecasting data uses machine learning to identify which indicators will create increases in demand and on what routes. The traditional models used at most airlines and airports apply trends to historical data to project demand. As markets…

SITA Supports ICAO’s Standardization of Electronic Personnel Licenses with Blockchain-Based Solution

Joy Finnegan

SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, has developed a proven blockchain-based solution enabling the verification of an electronic personnel license (EPL) without network connectivity. Allowing offline verification in an efficient and privacy-preserving way, SITA’s contribution supports the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) adoption of an industry-wide digital standard for the use of…

FAA Selects SITA’s FANS-1/A Based Datalink Solution to Manage United States’ Vast Oceanic Airspace

Joy Finnegan

In August 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the award of the Oceanic Data Link (ODL) contract to SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, to provide its Future Air Navigation System (FANS-1/A)-based datalink solutions for the management of air traffic across the United States’ vast oceanic airspace. SITA’s proven solution…

Honeywell Expands NAVITAS Software Suite To Enhance Airport Operations

Joy Finnegan

Honeywell has launched the next generation of its Honeywell NAVITAS software suite platform, a System of Systems (SoS) offering that the company says will help airport operators and air navigation service providers make more informed and accurate decisions across airside operations – from approach to gate. The latest updates enable automation and digitization of air…

Brussels South Charleroi Airport and EMMA Systems Collaborate to Implement an Airport Operations Management Platform

Joy Finnegan

Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA), Belgium’s second-largest airport in terms of passenger traffic, and EMMA Systems, a provider of operations management solutions for airports, have agreed to collaborate to jointly configure, test and commission an airport operations management platform (with A-CDM functionality) at BSCA. EMMA System’s platform will help BSCA increase the predictability of operations,…

NAVBLUE and UWaterloo Team to Drive Sustainability in Flight Operations

Joy Finnegan

NAVBLUE and the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA) in Canada have partnered to address some of the industry’s most complex sustainability challenges through applied research and innovation. Over the next five years, NAVBLUE and WISA will explore how emerging technologies can identify and drive sustainability in NAVBLUE’s core business of software for…

Memphis International Airport Adopts Amadeus Technology to Support Transformation

Joy Finnegan

Over the past few years, Memphis International Airport has transformed from a regional hub to an ‘origin and destination’ airport. Rather than serving as a transfer hub for one primary airline, Memphis has diversified its number of carriers and is working to recruit additional airlines, including ultra-low-cost carriers that fly point-to-point routes. In addition to…

Rolls-Royce Developing Revolutionary Digital System to Improve U.S. Air Force Air Refueling Efficiency, Reduce Cost

Rolls-Royce Developing Revolutionary Digital System to Improve U.S. Air Force Air Refueling Efficiency, Reduce Cost

Joy Finnegan

Rolls-Royce North America has been awarded a U.S. Transportation Command contract for the demonstration and continued development of a revolutionary new software system that will maximize efficiency in managing air refueling assets, improving mission availability and reducing cost for the U.S. Air Force. The Rolls-Royce Air Refueling Optimization and Planning System, or AROPS, is part…

United Experienced System Outage and Ground Stop

Joy Finnegan

On Friday, September 17, 2021, United Airlines a “technical system issue” they say was caused an outage that impacted flights nationwide. The outage frustrated travelers because it prevented them from checking in or boarding flights at certain airports. The mobile United app and website were unavailable, according to many passengers. “This morning we experienced technical…

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