BAA Training Vietnam receives certificates for UPRT training

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BAA Training Vietnam has received the necessary certificates for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), aligned with Airbus A320 simulators from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) and have already had their training instructors certified for UPRT training. Until 2021, the pilots of the Vietnamese airlines are required to undergo Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), introduced by the ICAO, and being implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).   The BAA Training Vietnam type-related UPRT is a separate training program and it addresses the specific requirements of the relevant class on the type of aircraft. The Read more

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Aircraft Support Industries contracted by NAAI for design and construction of aircraft recycling facilities

Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with North American Aerospace Industries (NAAI) for the development of three new dedicated aircraft recycling facilities including the facility planned at the Global TransPark in Kinston, North Carolina, U.S.A. The other two facilities being constructed will be located at Al Ain International Airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Clark International Airport in the Philippines. In providing its services ASI will rely on a phased-in project development approach. Phase one will focus on a custom-designed 30,000 m² dismantling hangar that can accommodate three of the largest aircraft such as the Read more

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Remotely controlled electric ground vehicles for moving Iberia aircraft at Madrid and Barcelona airports

The silent tractors will each cut CO2 emissions by up to 23 tons while improving ramp safety and flight punctuality ©Iberia

Iberia Airport Services handling unit has deployed new “green pushback” tractors to move aircraft at Madrid and Barcelona airports. The emission-free electric vehicles are operated by remote control. In late October, Iberia Airport Services will have eight of the new vehicles in Madrid and Barcelona, which are nearly silent, and each one will effectively cut annual CO2 emissions by some 23 tons. They operate more precisely than their predecessors, for greater safety on airport ramps and greater punctuality of flights by all client airlines at the two airports. The new “Motok Spacer 8600” vehicles are powered by 80V batteries which Read more

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STS Mod Center kicks off Thales Wi-Fi installation program in Melbourne, FL

©STS Mod Center kicks off Thales Wi-Fi installation program

STS Mod Center, a division of STS Aviation Group, kicks off a major aircraft connectivity project in Melbourne, Florida, that will call upon the team to install Thales Wi-Fi systems on more than 100 commercial aircraft over the next 12 months. “The first aircraft to be a part of this program, an A321, arrived a few days ago and installation work is already underway.” said Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “In the coming months, the STS Mod Center team in Melbourne will install Thales Wi-Fi systems on more than 100 aircraft; aircraft that includes models from both Boeing Read more

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BAA Training selects L3Harris Technologies to enhance pilot training device mix

L3Harris flight training device internal ©BAA Training

L3Harris Technologies has been selected by BAA Training to supply eight new flight training devices (FTDs) to further support BAA Training’s expansion program. L3Harris will install the new FTDs at BAA Training’s locations across Europe and Asia from 2021. The agreement builds on the purchase of full-flight simulators (FFS) announced in March 2020. The eight FTDs are for a combination of A320, 737 MAX and 737 NG aircraft. All devices will be certified to European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Level 2 and provide a realistic training environment incorporating an enclosed cockpit, visual system and aircraft-specific controls. The devices will Read more

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ZIPAIR selects Panasonic Avionics for inflight connectivity


ZIPAIR, the new Japanese middle-to-long-haul carrier, has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) to provide inflight connectivity (IFC) solutions for its Boeing 787-8 aircraft. ZIPAIR’s B787s will be fitted with Panasonic’s inflight Wi-Fi service. Panasonic’s next-generation connectivity enables a host of connectivity benefits, from fast internet to video streaming, all powered by its new satellite modem featuring bandwidth up to twenty-times greater than previously available. The announcement marks the beginning of Panasonic’s relationship with ZIPAIR, the new Japanese low-cost carrier which is a 100% subsidiary of Japan Airlines.

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GKN Aerospace leading smart manufacturing project to increase productivity

Smart connected shop floor ©GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is leading the Smart Connected Shop Floor project as part of the U.K.’s Manufacturing Made Smarter challenge. The U.K. government and industry are jointly investing to support businesses to implement new technology to boost manufacturing productivity. GKN Aerospace is leading a cross-sectoral team of experts trialing advanced digital technologies in the manufacturing environment. The project will focus on technology exploitation of artificial intelligence, machine learning, intelligent robotics, augmented reality, smart devices and data analytics.  This will aim to exploit the productivity opportunities of the digital space, empowering end users, creating an eco-system of digital technologies and aiding real-time Read more

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Looming cash crisis could threaten up to 4.8 million aviation sector jobs

IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that in the second half of 2020, airlines will burn through approximately US$77 billion in cash, while 2021 will see a likely continuance of a cash burn-through rate of between US$5 billion and US$6 billion per month. The IATA is calling on governments worldwide to support the industry, but especially those in the northern hemisphere where the traditionally slower winter season looms. Whether in the form of tax relief including fuel taxes, corporate tax relief direct aid or wage subsidies, so far US$160 billion has been provided by governments across the globe. Read more

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BARIG welcomes SITA as new business partner

SITA, the IT provider for the air transport industry, delivering solutions for airlines, airports, aircraft and governments, becomes a new business partner of BARIG (Board of Airline Representatives in Germany), the association of more than 100 international and German airlines operating in Germany. SITA is a partner of the majority of airlines and airports across the globe. As such, the company is successfully committed to reliably meeting the demands of the aviation industry through technological progress, thus making a substantial contribution to the BARIG business partner segment “Technology and Innovation.” “We are very pleased to welcome SITA as a new Read more

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328SSG continues to successfully support Dornier 328 fleet

Dornier 328 Turboprop Full Flight Simulator ©328SSG

As part of its continuing global support for the Dornier 328 fleet, 328 Support Services GmbH (328SSG) has released that an EASA-certified Dornier 328 Turboprop Full Flight Simulator (FFS) Level DG is now in Germany and will be available for training from October 1, 2020. The simulator received its certification from the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt – LBA) on September 25, 2020. The simulator will be operated in partnership with Simulator Training Solution GmbH (STS) although 328SSG will maintain ownership of the simulator and offer training, on a fixed rate-per-hour basis. The joint team has been preparing the simulator Read more

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