Aero Trade expands with Pentagon 2000 Software

Pentagon 2000 Software has worked with Aero Trade, to expand the deployment of software and systems to manage their growing business operations. Customers are supported with 24 hour AOG service, so the use of Pentagon 2000SQL™ allows the team of experienced aircraft parts specialists to keep their focus on quality management and delivering the highest level of customer service. David Chaimovitz, President and Co-Founder at Aero Trade, commented that “operations continue to grow at our North American and European facilities. The Pentagon 2000SQL™ system has scaled up with us and includes the key capabilities for our staff to service our Read more

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Virgo Investment Group partners with ex-CIT Aerospace Executives to expand its aviation business

Virgo Investment Group is expanding its aviation business via Zephyrus Aviation Capital. Several former CIT Aerospace executives have partnered with Virgo to transform Zephyrus into a full-service platform and the Company is completing a large portfolio acquisition. Zephyrus is a fleet management solutions provider to lessors and commercial airlines around the world. The Company is focused on older and end-of-life aircraft and engine leasing & trading. Zephyrus is backed by funds managed by Virgo, who has been investing in aviation since 2010. With offices in Dublin and Fort Lauderdale, Zephyrus has assembled a team of seasoned industry veterans. Tony Diaz, Read more

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Cathay Pacific takes flight with Salesforce to boost digital transformation

Salesforce, a global leader in CRM, has announced that Cathay Pacific is using Salesforce to accelerate digital transformation, generate new revenue streams and improve customer experiences with personalized engagements. An existing Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud customer since 2014, Cathay Pacific is deploying Salesforce Marketing Cloud to unify sales, service and marketing, and deliver connected, personalised customer experiences across any channel, including email, social, digital advertising and more. With the addition of Marketing Cloud, Cathay Pacific will focus on three key areas: acquiring new customers, personalising all touch-points along the traveller’s journey and getting a complete 360-degree view of Read more

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Connectivity study sees Chicago O’Hare Airport at top of the list

OAG, the airline data specialist, has released the results of a new study on the U.S.’s top 25 airports, revealing that in terms of connectivity, Chicago O’Hare Airport comes top of the list for the third year in a row. The airport’s actual Connectivity Index Score was 479, up 24 points from last year and well ahead of Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport, which scored 396 points. Part of Chicago O’Hare’s success comes from its two main tenants, United Airlines and American Airlines, both of whom have expanded their routes over the last two years. Both carriers use the airport as Read more

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Air BP presents technical services offer and low carbon solutions to support aviation growth in Africa

Air BP at Maputo International Airport Mozambique ©Air BP

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, returns to Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD2018) at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, South Africa, this week as a Gold Sponsor. The company will use the event to share how its technical services offer and low carbon solutions can support aviation growth in Africa. Set to be one of the fastest-growing aviation regions over the next 20 years, Africa is a key market for Air BP. It first started operations on the continent 75 years ago in Mozambique and Zanzibar and now provides fuel at around 40 locations across Read more

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Sabre expands beyond NDC program, achieves IATA Level 3 NDC certification

As Sabre Corporation leads the industry evolution toward next-generation retailing, distribution and fulfillment, the company has expanded its Beyond NDC program by entering into strategic relationships with additional airlines and agencies including United Airlines, BCD Travel, Finnair, American Express Travel & Lifestyle Services, Singapore Airlines and Corporate Travel Management. Sabre has also been designated NDC-Certified Level 3 as an aggregator by IATA (International Air Transport Association), the organization that launched the New Distribution Capability (NDC) data transmission standard. This new certification is in addition to Sabre’s previously announced NDC Level 3 capability as an I.T. provider. Beyond NDC is Sabre’s Read more

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First ICAO-EASA forum focuses on cheaper, safer and more sustainable aviation

At their first-ever forum, the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) joined forces to bring together South East Asian aviation stakeholders to discuss the future of air transport in the South East Asian region. Travel to, from, and within South East Asia is expected to increase at an average 6.6% annually over the next 20 years. The civil aviation authorities of South East Asia are facing increased air traffic in the face of ongoing major infrastructure limitations, leading to improved requirements for safety and efficiently operation of aviation facilities and services. Patrick Ky, Read more

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Qantas chooses Spatial to upgrade its Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainers

Spatial, one of the leading provider of cabin crew training simulators, will upgrade Qantas’ narrow-body and wide-body Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainers (CEETs). The upgrades, designed to overcome obsolescence issues, will include the installation of Spatial’s state-of-the-art PLC based operating system and paired visual technologies as well as a wireless Instructor Operator Station. Spatial Composite Solutions in an ISO9001 certified provider of cabin crew training equipment, specialising in the manufacture of cutting edge emergency evacuation, cabin service and door trainers. Additionally, the company provides consultancy services in relation to the design and fit-out of cabin crew training facilities.

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Václav Havel Airport opens new stand and gate for long-haul aircraft

Václav Havel Airport Prague goes on with short-term development plans and opens a new aircraft stand and gate with a new passengers waiting area for testing operations. The new reconfigured stand can service either one long-haul aircraft with 65 meters wing-span, or two smaller ones with a wing-span of up to 36 meters. The stand with gate is located in Terminal 1 and will substantially increase the airport’s capacity and make the boarding process more comfortable and faster, especially for long-haul flights, which are becoming more and more prevalent in Prague. The new waiting area connected to the new gate Read more

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U.S. officials voice concern at forum over future need for substantial number of new pilots

At a time when Boeing is predicting the need for 127,000 new commercial pilots n North America over the next 20 years, the acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Dan Elwell is quoted as saying at a recent forum on the aviation workforce that: “We have a diminishing supply of qualified pilots, mechanics, and technicians.” Current figures show that over the last ten years, the number of U.S. private pilots with active certificates decreased by 27% and the number of commercial pilots fell by 21%. Boeing has also identified a need for a further 754,000 new aircraft over the next Read more

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