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GADSS: WHERE ARE WE NOW?

GADSS: WHERE ARE WE NOW?

JetBlue Brings iPad Pro On Board for Pilots Starting This Summer

Joy Finnegan

JetBlue has begun introducing the new iPad Pro powered by Apple’s M1 chip to the airline’s pilots. JetBlue was one of the first domestic airlines to use digital documentation in the cockpit, and continues to be a leader in the industry bringing innovative tools into operation. The new iPad Pro keeps JetBlue pilots on the…

American Cancels Hundreds of Flights Over Father’s Day Weekend

Joy Finnegan

American Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights due to several factors including maintenance, staffing shortages and employees out sick. Around 300 flights were cancelled during the weekend with more expected today, Monday, June 21, 2021. The airline said it may continue to adjust the schedules and cancel dozens of flights throughout the summer. American released a…

Adacel and Fiji Airports Commission New Aurora ATM for En Route and Tower Control

Joy Finnegan

Adacel along with Fiji Airports, commissioned the new Aurora Air Traffic Management (ATM) for surveillance control in Fiji’s domestic airspace. The new Aurora ATM system integrates oceanic, approach, and tower control capabilities and includes a new simulator to train air traffic controllers in an ADS-B surveillance environment. “Fiji Airports has been our customer for over…

Finnair Cargo Chooses CargoAi to e-Market its Worldwide Offering

Joy Finnegan

The two pioneers of digitalization in the air cargo industry, Finnair Cargo and CargoAi, have announced their partnership. The largest air cargo carrier in the Nordic and Baltic region, Finnair Cargo’s worldwide cargo offering is now live on CargoAi. State-of-art digital booking services – e-quotes and e-booking – are available to forwarders directly via the leading SaaS platform.   “We’re…

Comply365’s ProAuthor Adds Airnorth as Client

Joy Finnegan

Comply365 announced Airnorth, Australia’s second longest operating airline, will begin leveraging the power of Comply365’s mobile platform to deliver personalized and targeted operational documents to its crew, as well as capture compliance data. The northern Australian airline recently began transforming to paperless flight operations and chose ProAuthor, Comply365’s end-to-end operational content and compliance management system…

Iridium Invests in DDK, Provider of Enhanced GNSS Solutions

Joy Finnegan

Iridium Communications announced that it has made a strategic investment in DDK Positioning, an Aberdeen, Scotland based provider of enhanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) accuracy solutions. DDK uses the Iridium network to provide global precision positioning services that can augment GNSS constellations, including GPS and Galileo, to significantly enhance their accuracy for critical industrial applications. DDK is…

FLYHT Signs Waltzing Matilda Aviation’s New Brand, Connect Airlines

Joy Finnegan

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions announced a multi-year contract with U.S. charter operator Waltzing Matilda Aviation for its new scheduled air carrier branded, Connect Airlines. Under the terms of the five-year agreement, FLYHT will install AFIRS and Actionable Intelligence (“AI”) services on Connect Airlines’ entire fleet of DHC-8-Q400 turboprop aircraft. FLYHT’s Actionable Intelligence solution includes voice and…

China Southern Airlines Will Continue Flight Planning with Lido Flight 4D for Five More Years

Joy Finnegan

Lufthansa Systems and China Southern Airlines have signed an agreement extending the use of its Lido Flight 4D flight planning solution for an additional five years. China’s largest carrier will continue to use the reliable and accurate flight planning solution to achieve maximum operational efficiency, safety, and stability. Given the current global circumstances, airlines now…

Rusada Launches New Maintenance App for ENVISION

Joy Finnegan

Aviation software provider, Rusada, has released a new mobile application for its Airworthiness, MRO, and Flight Operations solution ENVISION. ENVISION Tasks enables Technicians and Engineers to efficiently conduct maintenance using a tablet device. The app streamlines the execution process by delivering all the functionality users need in one place. Assigned tasks can be viewed, actioned…

Delta, Apple and AT&T Work Together to Provide Improved Connectivity

Joy Finnegan

Delta says it is not wavering in its commitment to innovation, even during the pandemic. The airline’s latest collaboration with Apple and AT&T brings forward a the goal improved connectivity. They say it will be “built upon technology and rooted in humanity.” Beginning late this summer, all Delta flight attendants will be equipped with the…

Delta Air Lines and Sabre Ink Agreement to Drive Value Creation

Joy Finnegan

Delta Air Lines and Sabre announced a global distribution agreement that will evolve their long-standing partnership on May 3, 2021. The airline hopes it will drive change in the travel industry through commercial and technological innovation. The new, value-based, multi-year distribution agreement represents a model that creates value for the entire travel ecosystem, including travel agencies and travelers. “Our…

JetBlue Implements Sabre Revenue Optimizer Solution to Gain Real-Time Visibility into Market Activity

Joy Finnegan

Sabre Corporation and JetBlue Airways, a major carrier in the U.S., announced last month the airline’s successful technology migration to Sabre’s Revenue Optimizer solution. Airline pricing and availability has depended on large volumes of historical booking and pricing data. However, COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented change in market supply and demand, making this data less reliable. Sabre…

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