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The East Wing of Geneva Airport takes off on December 14

The East Wing building, mainly dedicated to long-haul travelers, is durable, functional and elegant. It will officially enter into service on December 14, 2021, on a Geneva - New York flight. Ten years of work were necessary to create this daring exoskeleton incorporating cutting-edge technologies....

The working world of tomorrow: German air navigation service provider moves into LAB 48 at Munich Airport

LabCampus, the new interdisciplinary innovation center at Munich Airport, has gained another prominent tenant. Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) has rented around 2,700 m² of space in LAB 48. As the first property on LabCampus, which will be ready for its new tenants from April of next year, the fou...


Flying Kangaroo flies into to India

The first commercial Qantas flight from Australia to India in almost a decade has taken to the skies, marking another milestone in Australia’s reopening to the world. The flight departed Sydney shortly after 6am and will touch down in Delhi after a 15-hour journey. The Sydney-Delhi service and the Melbourne-Delhi service, which starts just before Christmas, have been the fastest sell...

Successful factory acceptance test for the Airliner for the Airports Authority of India

The first of three Airliners being supplied to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has successfully passed its Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) at Alsim’s manufacturing facility in Nantes on Friday the 26th of November. Two senior representatives of AAI travelled to Nantes and performed over 150 tests on the Airliner FNPT II MCC simulator with its collimated visual display system.&nbs...

Vietnam Airlines began regular commercial direct flights to the United States

Vietnam Airlines announced the success of the first direct flight to the United States, fulfilling a key development milestone of the Vietnamese flag carrier. The inaugural flight, No.VN98, from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco, carried passengers on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, one of the most advanced-technology airplanes of the Vietnam Airlines fleet. This historic flight signifies an...

Eurocontrol confirms the readiness of LGS and Riga Airport to apply the A-CDM procedures

Riga Airport, as the first and currently the only airport in the Baltic countries, started using the A-CDM procedures already this April, which allowed the airport to improve the quality of its services and flight safety for both airspace users and passengers. The implementation of A-CDM was carried out jointly by LGS and Riga Airport. The procedure ensures the timely exchange of accurate inf...

Permanent supply of sustainable aviation fuel in France at Paris-Le Bourget Airport - TotalEnergies

With the launch of a new offering at Paris-Le Bourget airport, TotalEnergies is the first in France to provide a permanent supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to a French airport. The 30% biofuel blend will serve demand from TotalEnergies Aviation’s local customers, primarily business, stopover and based aircraft. In addition, the initiative uses a pure-electric refueling truck  t...

Set to transform Frankfurt Airport - SITA biometric-enabled kiosks and baggage messaging services

SITA announced a large-scale technology deployment at Frankfurt Airport to enhance the passenger experience and increase the airport's operational efficiency. The deployment features the installation of 87 biometric-enabled SITA TS6 Kiosks and is expected to be completed later this year. SITA's versatile TS6 check-in kiosks allow passengers to check in quickly and obtain...

Net zero technology and decarbonization of airports: Envision Digital and SITA

Envision Digital and SITA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly build end-to-end net zero carbon solutions for airports worldwide. The collaboration will harness Envision Digital’s strengths in digitalization, data management, and artificial intelligence applied to energy and smart building solutions, and SITA’s strengths in air transport technology and o...

What VoloCity will look like - Fiumicino Airport to Rome zero emissions in 20 minutes

From Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport to the center of Rome, and vice versa, in just 20 minutes, and with zero emissions in flight. This is one of the main advantages of VoloCity, the innovative air taxi created by the German company Volocopter, which will be on display in Piazza San Silvestro, in the heart of Rome, from 2 to 4 November.  The new vehicle is scheduled to take-off wi...

Number of flights at Riga Airport grows in October

Operational data on Airport performance show that in October, almost 4 800 aircraft were handled at Riga Airport, carrying 351 thousand passengers or half of the number handled in October 2019, and 2 500 tonnes of cargo, which is seven percent more than in October 2019. The number of both passenger and cargo flights increased by several percentage points in October as compared to th...

Cheers & tears - Qantas International flights take-off

Nearly 600 days after Australia closed its international borders, Qantas commercial passenger flights have taken to the skies to reconnect Australia to the rest of the world. QF12 from Los Angeles touched down in Sydney at 6.00am today with no border or quarantine restrictions for incoming passengers who are fully vaccinated. QF1 (Sydney to London via Darwin) will be the first Qantas Internat...

Stuttgart to become regional hub for Lilium planned German network

Stuttgart Airport is expected to become a hub for regional electric flights with zero operating emissions, following the agreement between Stuttgart Airport and Lilium. Stuttgart is joining the planned southern German network which already consists of the Munich and Nuremberg airports, as previously announced. The Munich-based Lilium has already dedicated part of the planned production o...

Deutsche Aircraft D328eco final assembly line construction progresses

Deutsche Aircraft and Leipzig/Halle Airport reached a newmilestone in the project agreement for the establishment of a newstate-of-the-art FAL for the D328eco located on the premises of the airport.The construction application for the FAL has been delivered to Saxony building authorities and approval is expected in December and the ground-breaking event is planned for the second half of 2022. W...

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