Carbon exchange platform to be formed by global airline group

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has jointly announced it will be teaming up with Xpansiv CBL Holding Group (XCHG), a commodity exchange company, to provide a common marketplace called The  Aviation Carbon Exchange, for eligible emission units. While passenger growth is predicted to grow, airlines are aiming to cap CO2 emissions at 2020 levels through adopting a global carbon offsetting plan.  The plan, known as Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), is the first of its kind for a single industry in response to climate change. “We expect airlines from all over the world to participate,” Read more

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CAS initiates carbon offsetting

©CAS Global Electric Motorcar (GEM)

Certified Aviation Services (CAS) is supporting JetBlue in its advancement of being the first carbon-neutral U.S. Airline. In its efforts, CAS supplanted four carbon vehicles with electric-powered vehicles, with three more in the pipeline. CAS designated a four-seater Global Electric Motorcar (GEM) to be solely utilized by its interior crew when servicing JetBlue’s fleet. The four-seater GEM features an attached hitch for secure transportation of equipment. As climate change continues to expand, the aviation industry’s role in it raises concern. CAS is committed to reducing that concern by implementing more electric cars throughout its 19 line stations across America.

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Maxcraft Avionics receives first STC for Garmin GTN750H navigator for series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models

Airbus AS365N2 - GTN750H GTS855 GTX345 ©Maxcraft Avionics

Maxcraft Avionics has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new FAA STC # SR04413NY follows Maxcraft’s initial Canadian TCCA STC # SH19-9.   In addition, Maxcraft has received FAA STC approval for installation of the Garmin GTX-345R or GTX-335R ADS-B Transponder along with Garmin’s GTS-825 TAS or GTS-855 TCAS into the same series of Airbus Dauphin helicopters. This new FAA STC # SR04414NY follows Maxcraft’s Read more

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BAA Training to open new training center close to Barcelona El Prat, Airport

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BAA Training, one of the top-three biggest independent aviation training centers in Europe, will expand further into Spain. BAA Training has chosen the location and has started the establishment of a training center near Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport. By establishing BAA Training Spain, the company is to open a 5300 m² modern training center with the brand-new training equipment, classrooms, briefing rooms and a luxury lounge. According to BAA Training representatives, BAA Training Spain is set to operate seven full-flight simulators by 2023, becoming the biggest training center in Southern Europe. As the building reconstruction work is already underway, Read more

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Scandinavian Airlines Ireland implements SkyBreathe® to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions

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Scandinavian Airlines Irelan, the Irish subsidiary of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), announced the successful implementation of OpenAirlines’ SkyBreathe® eco-flying solution to pursue its commitment to sustainable development. SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency is an innovative solution using big data algorithms, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to automatically analyze billions of data points from flight recorders. By combining them with data from the actual flight conditions (payload, weather conditions, flight path, ATC constraints, etc.), the software identifies the most relevant saving opportunities. Based on this information, SAS Ireland benefits from an accurate and deep understanding of fuel usage through all phases of flight to Read more

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Three American firefighters killed as Hercules crashes fighting Australian bushfires

Three American aerial firefighters who had been contracted to assist with the raging Australian bushfires have been killed on Thursday, after their Lockheed C-130 Hercules being used in water bombing operations crashed on the Snowy Montaro area in the southern region of New South Wales. The aircraft had been leased from Coulson Aviation, a North American firm, as part of a seasonal lease arrangement with Australian authorities. Currently there are approximately 200 American firefighters who have been deployed in Australia since December. While there is no news yet on the cause of the crash, Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons Read more

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ANA conducts real-world testing for autonomous electric bus at Haneda International Airport

Autonomous electric bus at Haneda International Airport © ANA

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will conduct trials for an autonomous electric bus in collaboration with SB Drive Corp., Advanced Smart Mobility and BYD at Haneda International Airport (HND). The trial will begin on January 22 and last until January 31. The development of this autonomous electric bus is the most recent example of ANA harnessing the latest technology to improve passenger convenience and comfort. ANA has selected a specific course for the trial, with the bus set to travel the same 1.9 km (1.18 miles) segment of restricted area at Haneda Airport multiple times throughout the testing period. During the Read more

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MTU Maintenance opens office in Dublin

MTU Maintenance, a global leader in customized solutions for aero engines, has opened an office in the heart of the aviation leasing community birthplace, Dublin, Ireland. Located in the Victorian quarter, the office is being run by leasing experts Eileen Guerin, Vice President Commercial Ireland and Des Clarke, Vice President Technical and Strategy Ireland, on behalf of MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V., the group’s leasing arm headquartered in Amsterdam. They will be responsible for growing and intensifying MTU Maintenance’s leasing and asset management activities in Ireland. “This move is a natural next step in our global yet local growth strategy Read more

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Acumen Aviation and Blueberry Aviation announce co-operation agreement

Acumen Aviation and Blueberry Aviation, both leading Aircraft Asset Managers, have announced a co-operation agreement. This agreement draws from the strength of each party and provides both with a greater combined opportunity to support their growing client base. Services provided will offer cradle to grave asset management from evaluation and sourcing aircraft to managing day to day requirements through to transitions and re-marketing.

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Jet Aviation receives IS-BAH Stage 1 Registration for The Netherlands

©Jet Aviation Rotterdam FBO

Jet Aviation has received International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 1 Registration from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) for its Amsterdam and Rotterdam FBOs in The Netherlands. Jet Aviation intends to achieve IS-BAH Stage 2 Registration for both FBOs by December 2021. As a safety management system, IS-BAH establishes criteria to ensure handling systems, processes and practices meet rigorous safety and security standards. Jet Aviation has expanded its network to The Netherlands with the acquisition of the KLM Jet Center in October 2018. Together, the Amsterdam and Rotterdam FBOs support more than 7,500 movements per year.

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