SkyFive Gears Up For A2G Rollouts After Safran Investment
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After attracting several investors, including aerospace giant Safran, air-to-ground (A2G) specialist SkyFive is working to create high-speed aircraft Wi-Fi networks in China, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia.
FAA Officials Defend NextGen, Describe Program Challenges
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WASHINGTON—The FAA has substantially completed the foundation of the $36 billion NextGen air traffic control modernization but has been challenged in distributing the benefits throughout the national airspace system (NAS), according to government and airline executives.
Northern Italian Startup Sky Alps Outlines First Routes
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South Tyrolean regional airline Sky Alps plans to launch its first routes in mid-June. The start-up carrier has leased a pair of De Havilland Dash 8-400s from Canadian lessor Chorus Aviation in preparation for the launch. Sky Alps is a subsidiary of Italian renewable energy specialist Fri-El Green Power, which has management connections with Bolzano Airport.
UK Tables ‘Global Pandemic Radar’ To Avert Future Health Crises
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LONDON—UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to create a “Global Pandemic Radar” in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) to track emerging diseases and avert a repeat of the COVID-19 crisis.
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