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FAA trials multi-regional TBO: Advances in flight trajectories can cut aviation’s Carbon Footprint by 10%

  • 9 min read

A new initiative successfully managed flights across countries by predicting aircraft trajectories. The Federal Aviation Administration’s live flight demo included situations and flights between the U.S., Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. Using Trajectory Based Operations (TBO), countries shared aircraft trajectories, and air traffic experts optimized flight paths considering factors like weather and airspace closures.

IATA Joins EUROCARE to Help Improve Tomorrow’s Aviation Technology

  • 2 min read

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has joined the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCARE) as part of the airline organisation’s commitment to contributing to improving future aviation technologies.

EUROCARE, which is formed as a group of manufacturers, service providers, airlines, airports, aviation authorities and other stakeholders, was established in 1963. It has developed performance specifications and helped standardise aviation technologies.

Singapore Airlines A350XWB Will Feature Thales Avant IFE and High-Speed Wi-Fi

  • 4 min read

Thales’ AVANT Android based system offers a flexible architecture which allows Singapore Airlines to constantly introduce and easily integrate the latest apps their customers demand.

The fleet will be equipped with Thales latest AVANT monitors, which are the most lightweight ever deployed in the market, and feature full high-definition video and an integrated Avii, Thales’ most modern Android smartphone-like touch controller, in premium cabins. Navigating menus with Avii is intuitive and the device can act as a second screen so passengers can, for example, watch a film on the big screen while playing one of the game apps on the handset or monitoring the flight map.

Self-Service Technology is the Future of Air Travel in Brazil

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Passengers in Brazil are embracing self-service check-in technology using their smart-phones, personal computers and airport kiosks, SITA reports.

  • 80%  of passengers in Brazil said they liked using web check-in services
  • 76% of passengers in Brazil said they like using self-service kiosks
  • Only 65% said they liked checking-in at the desk

More than half of passengers surveyed still use check-in desks, higher than the global average of 43%, but SITA believes the trend is moving away from desks to digital.

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