SITA worked with Helsinki Airport to conduct early research trials using HoloLens to reproduce the airport operational control center and analyze and manage airport operations in a mixed reality environment.
irkut's MC-21 PD-14 engine completes second stage of flight testing
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer defended the pricing of Delta’s CSeries order to ATW editors. Photo: Rendering of CS100 in Delta Air Lines’ livery
Etihad takes final A380
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380. Photo: Etihad Airways and Airbus employees celebrate the handover of the airline’s 10th and final Airbus A380 at Hamburg Finkenwerder
Recreational drone registry struck down in US District Court
Cargo pilots who fly for AmazonPrime Air picketed at Amazon’s May 23 annual shareholder meeting in Seattle to alert investors about the intensifying challenges at their airlines and the potential risks for Amazon’s growing logistics operations.
Qazaq Air to expand Q400 fleet
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Kazakhstan-based regional carrier Qazaq Air is aiming to grow its fleet to five aircraft within two years.
Eurowings bases first A320 at Palma de Mallorca
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Lufthansa Group low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Eurowings opened a base in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, May 24, and will launch its first Airbus A320 flight May 25 to Bremen, Germany.
Trump backs ATC separation from FAA by 2021
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The Trump administration has given its full backing to the creation of a “non-profit, independent corporation” separate from FAA to manage US air traffic control (ATC), proposing that the new entity be operational by 2021 after a “multi-year” transfer. Photo: White House Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney details the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.
Cybersecurity concerns grow as IFEs collect more data
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for airlines as evolving inflight entertainment (IFE) systems start using more sensitive passenger data. Photo: Thales’ AVANT IFE system, in both the 10”-13” Fit economy class version and the 17”-22” Flex business class version.
Ryanair to sell Air Europa tickets
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has struck an agreement to sell Spanish leisure airline Air Europa’s flights on Ryanair.com, paving the way for a connecting flight tie-up between the two airlines. Photo: Globalia Group CEO Javier Hidalgo and Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary
JetBlue honors New York's Finest
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JetBlue debuts a special livery, “Blue Finest,” honoring the New York Police Department.
Boeing, SaudiGulf negotiating widebody order
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Boeing-SaudiGulf Airlines negotiations are announced in connection to US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. Boeing said it has agreed to negotiate a widebody aircraft order with Saudi Arabian startup SaudiGulf Airlines for as many as 16 aircraft, which the airline indicated will be 777s and/or 787s.
Linda Blachly is Senior Associate Editor for Air Transport World and Aviation Week. She joined the company in July 2010 and is responsible for producing features for Air Transport World’s monthly magazine and engaging content for the aviationweek.com. She is based in the Washington DC office.