FAA Issues Worrying InFO Alert on PEDs in Checked Baggage

The FAA has issued a new InFO Alert governing Personal Electronic Devices in checked baggage. It is published in full bellow: As a result of recent security measures which involved the potential of prohibiting the carriage of PEDs larger than […]

The FAA Shines Light On Women of ATC

Amidst plans to privatise US Air Traffic Control, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is ramping up its recruiting efforts to fill much-needed jobs today, with a series of videos intended to inspire. The “Real Women of Air Traffic Control” video […]

Finnair earns Future Travel Experience Ancillary Gold Award

Finnair received a Future Travel Experience (FTE) Ancillary Gold Award for its ancillary offering across its digital channels during an FTE conference in Dublin on Monday. Finnair has designed omnichannel ancillary services offerings through its booking engine at Finnair.com, through the Finnair […]

PAS17: Expect Smarter Planes, But Don’t Expect Them To Fly Themselves

Boeing Flight Deck

Boeing has announced big strides towards a future full of smart planes, from new analytics capabilities to its own exploration of advanced artificial intelligence for autopilot systems. But planes (at least those flying passengers) may never be fully automated. "One […]

PAS17: The Revolution Will Be Data-Driven, Airbus Looks Skywise

Starting day two of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Airbus reveals what it describes as the next revolution in the aerospace industry: data. Today, Airbus becomes Apple for planes through a partnership with Palantir, with Japanese low-cost airlines Peach and […]

Thales Launches High-Tech Digital Factory

Thales launches high-tech Digital Factory, a technologies competence centre. The Thales Digital Factory will accelerate the digital transformation of Thales and its customers across all areas of advanced technology, facilitating real-time decision making. Thales is offering high-level expertise in four […]

Qatar Airways Picks Inmarsat GX Aviation Broadband

Qatar Airways will offer its passengers next generation Inmarsat GX Aviation in-flight broadband solution, becoming the first Middle East airline to select the platform. Under this agreement, Inmarsat (ISAT.L), provider of global mobile satellite communications, and Qatar Airways will deliver the […]

Also, In the Skies 26 Aviation Happenings in Week 20

The electronics ban made big headlines again this week. This policy threatens the stability of the airline industry and would dramatically reverse efforts to improve air travel. This weekly post is my ‘round tuit’. Included are stories which caught my eye and others […]

An Extended Electronics Ban Would Cost Passengers $1.1 Billion a Year, Says IATA

IATA has distributed a copy of a letter issued to John F. Kelly, Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, with a copy to EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, which details the costs to passengers and the Economy […]