First half 2018 sees Prague airport passenger numbers improve 10%

Václav Havel Airport Prague served 7,463,975 passengers in the first half of 2018, which means a 10% increase compared to the same period last year. As usual, the largest number of passengers traveling from Prague went to the UK. The country with the highest increase in the number of checked-in passengers was Spain and for individual destinations, it was Barcelona. The largest number of travelers over the first six months of the year flew to London, which meant a 6% inter-annual increase in the number of checked-in passengers. Paris came second, followed by Moscow, Amsterdam and Milan. The fastest growing Read more

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Liebherr partners with Airbus on Skywise open data platform

Liebherr-Aerospace is collaborating with Airbus to launch new pilot projects on the new aviation data platform, Skywise. Liebherr-Aerospace and Airbus embarked on a series of pilot projects to assess the potential of big data coupled with the knowledge of Liebherr-Aerospace. The pilots were powered by Skywise, the secure cloud-based platform launched during Paris Air Show in June 2017. Based on the success of the pilots, Airbus and Liebherr-Aerospace are now exploring opportunities to expand to additional fields of investigation. Skywise, developed jointly by Airbus and Palantir Technologies, brings together a wide range of aircraft data in a platform with tools Read more

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Aerospace manufacturer LAUAK selects IFS Applications 10 to drive digital transformation

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that French LAUAK, a leading manufacturer of detail parts, sub-assemblies, aircraft fuselages and cockpit structures in the A&D sector, has chosen to deploy IFS Applications™ 10. Founded in 1975, LAUAK serves some of the world’s largest aircraft and equipment manufacturers, with 1,500+ employees working at six sites across France and Portugal. LAUAK needed to replace its legacy business system with a modern solution that could keep up with the large amount of data generated by the organisation. Following a comprehensive evaluation process, the company selected IFS Applications 10 to accelerate the company’s Read more

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Royal Air Maroc selects GE Aviation for Digital Records Management

Royal Air Maroc selected GE Aviation’s Digital Solutions business for AirVault Records Management System for its fleet of more than 55 Boeing 737, 767, 787, 747, ATR and Embraer E-190 aircraft. The AirVault Records Management System will be a mission-critical, cloud-based electronic document management system designed to manage the digital content and bi-directional processes of aircraft maintenance records for the world’s largest airlines.

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CDB Aviation selects FLYdocs for fleet records management

FLYdocs, the aviation data and records management software provider and global industry leader in managing the lease transfer of aircraft and assets, released that CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC (CDB Aviation), a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., has selected FLYdocs to provide the software and technical services to manage its commercial fleet. Following a comprehensive RFP process late in 2017, the FLYdocs platform was selected to underpin and streamline CDB Aviation’s asset management function, along with supporting technical services from FLYdocs’ aviation experts to assist in the data migration and records build for an Read more

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Boeing awarded GE Aviation contract for AH-64 Avionics Systems

Boeing has awarded GE Aviation a contract for avionics systems on the AH-64 Apache. The contract includes hardware delivery of the pylon interface unit, load maintenance panel and maintenance data recorders for the AH-64. Deliveries take place May 2018 through December 2022. GE Aviation’s advanced avionics systems provides a high performance, networked, data acquisition system to support the download, monitoring and analysis of data and will be the primary interface between the aircraft and the electronics for the AH-64 groundcrew.

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Austrian Airlines and GE Aviation sign digital solutions agreement for growing fleet

Austrian Airlines has renewed and expanded an agreement with GE Aviation to provide Flight Operations Quality Assurance (eFOQA) software and technologies across its fleet of more than 80 aircraft. “We value Austrian Airlines’ commitment to innovation and quality,” said Adam Ward, European executive for GE Aviation. “Austrian is one of the early users of our eFOQA software and has been a customer since 2005. The extended functionality will enable the airline to better manage operations with flight analytics as its fleet continues to grow.” GE Aviation’s eFOQA service uses flight data generated by the aircraft and its systems and applies Read more

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GE Aviation and Teradata expand partnership

GE Aviation and Teradata have released that GE Aviation will become the exclusive provider of Teradata products and services for commercial aviation markets, providing the world’s biggest airlines with a single, comprehensive framework that combines high-performance analytics in the cloud from Teradata with edge-connectivity services from GE Aviation. Teradata and GE Aviation previously announced a partnership to jointly provide products and services to commercial aviation markets. The two companies are extending this relationship to provide airlines with wide-ranging operational insights that power impactful business decisions. “We can provide the best analytic environment for airline customers by adding Teradata’s powerful analytic Read more

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CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate to advance safety of unmanned aircraft systems in urban environment

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and Airbus. The Project Document establishes a framework for the exchange of information and technical expertise among the three parties, to facilitate the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements, as well as operational and technological assessments for the deployment of UAS in urban environments, such Read more

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EngineStands24 welcomes LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B to product family

EngineStands24, Magnetic MRO’s sub-brand providing online solutions for engine stand lease and sales, continues to expand its selection of certified stands for the most common aircraft engine types, following signing an agreement with Rhinestahl CTS; the manufacturer of LEAP engine stands. The brand announced that LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engine stands are joining the product family as of Mid-July 2018. LEAP engine stands are facilitated at EngineStands24’s Amsterdam Hub, along with other OEM-approved stands, including CFM56-3, CFM56-5A/B, CFM56-5C, CFM56-7B, CF6-80 and V2500 stands. EngineStands24 is getting ready to expand its portfolio in the near future by accommodating also CF34-8, CF34-10, PW, Read more

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