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Norwegian had 1.3 million passengers in December – domestic Christmas travels on par with 2019

In December, Norwegian had more than 1.3 million passengers, an increase of 41 percent compared to December 2021. During 2022 Norwegian had 18 million passengers. Solid operations during the holiday travel season concluded a positive year marked by a tripling of passenger numbers, a return of high demand for air travel and continued positive booking trends.  Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian,...

Eight Australian international Airports implement IDEMIA end-to-end border control solution

Back In 2019, IDEMIA won the phase one contract to upgrade the airports’ old arrivals systems with its self-service biometric kiosk solution locally named “Gen3 Kiosk”. The kiosk went through rigorous system and user experience testing by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Force, as well as passengers in real-life situations. Once it had passed all government dep...

Etihad Airways doubles flights to Bangkok to meet the demand

Etihad Airways is boosting its flights to Bangkok, Thailand by doubling its frequency. From 26 March 2023, the airline will fly twice a day on the Abu Dhabi – Bangkok route, providing a total of 14 weekly nonstop services to Bangkok Airport. The flights will offer Etihad’s award-winning service and comfort across both Business and Economy Class cabins. Arik De, Chief Reven...

PLAY significantly expands in Denmark and secures a key city in Germany

PLAY continues to expand and has now added four new destinations to its network. These include the Danish cities Aarhus, Aalborg and Billund. As well as the great business city Düsseldorf in Germany. These destinations fit perfectly with PLAY’s transatlantic route to its North American destinations. The first flight to Düsseldorf will take place on June 8, with a total of three...

First retrofitted Emirates A380 enters service

The first Emirates A380 to be completely refurbished under the airline’s US$ 2 billion retrofit program has been deployed today on the Dubai-London Heathrow service, operating as EK003. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline commented: “Customers will notice the difference the moment they step onboard – the spacious A380 will look and feel even more impressive and comfort...

British Airways unveils its new uniform to more than 30,000 colleagues

British Airways unveiled a new uniform to take the airline into its next chapter. The collection of garments, created by British fashion designer and tailor Ozwald Boateng OBE, will be worn by more than 30,000 of the airline’s colleagues from Spring 2023. Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, commented: “Our uniform is an iconic representation of our brand, something...

Garmin announces GI 275 electronic flight instrument certification for Airbus AS350 helicopters

Garmin announced Supplemental Type Certification by the FAA for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Airbus AS350 helicopters. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach to an avionics upgrade that is a direct replacement for a variety of legacy primary flight instruments in the cockpit, including the primary...

FlightServ stuns with new corporate jet facility, now open

FlightServ — the sole independent FBO at Trenton Mercer Airport —is thrilled to welcome guests with its new, luxury corporate jet facility, which opened Dec. 17, 2022. Robbie Hunter, FlightServ’s vice president of operations, commented: “Today we celebrate. When we established ourselves on the field five years ago, our goal was to serve the reg...

Geneva Airpark - looking back at 2022 - movements are up, compared with before the health crisis in 2019

Early January is the perfect moment to look back at numbers and trends of the last year, as well as set goals and objectives for new one. The results for Geneva Airpark from January to the end of November, 2022, are very encouraging. The projections for a full year of operation also show a significant rise in activity on the previous three years. Movements in 2022 Geneva Airpark reg...

Britten-Norman to integrate latest generation autopilot, the S-TEC 3100 on the Islander

UK aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman and US flight control systems developer Genesys Aerosystems are collaborating to certify the latest S-TEC 3100 autopilot system on Britten-Norman’s range of Islander aircraft. The modification will be available as standard on all new aircraft as well as retrofit.  Britten-Norman’s Chief Executive, William Hynett, commented :“Ou...

WCC Aeronautical and Technological College selects ALSIM ALX simulator

ALSIM announces the sale of an ALX to WCC Aeronautical and Technological College based in the Philippines. The ALSIM ALX provides up to 4 classes of aircraft-from single-engine piston, twin engine piston, twin turbine up to medium category twin jet. The device is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL, and MCC in compliance with all current regulatory standards. The ALX offers advanced tech...

Stellantis to build electric aircraft with Archer and provide strategic funding for growth

Stellantis  and Archer Aviation have agreed to significantly expand their partnership by joining forces to manufacture Archer eVTOL aircraft Midnight. Stellantis will work with Archer to stand up Archer’s recently announced manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia at which the companies plan to begin manufacturing the Midnight aircraft in 2024. Midnight is d...

ASKA unveils world first Drive & Fly eVTOL - ASKA A5 at CES 2023 Las Vegas

The first fully-functional prototype of the ASKA A5 drive and fly eVTOL vehicle makes its debut at CES 2023. The size of an SUV, the ASKA A5 is the world's first four-seater electric vehicle that can travel by road, and up to 250 miles by air on a single charge. The company is also announcing the ASKA On-Demand ride service (expected to launch in 2026*) that will feature a fleet...

H3 Dynamics announces hydrogen production, storage and filling stations for long-range hydrogen drones & UAVs

H3 Dynamics announced the global launch of H2FIELD-1, a new hydrogen station capable of producing hydrogen in the field for unmanned aerial vehicles of all shapes, sizes and configurations. Now hydrogen-powered airships, multi-rotors, vertical take-off and landing UAS and various fixed wing systems will be able to benefit from 24/7 hydrogen supply anywhere, anytime. Taras Wankewy...

Jetcraft hits carbon neutrality with Azzera

Jetcraft has become carbon-neutral through an ambitious partnership with carbon offsetting and compliance solutions experts, Azzera. Working with Azzera, Jetcraft has removed 3,596 verified tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, matching 100% of its own emissions, while investing in a variety of projects that deliver positive, environmental, developmental and social chan...

Horizon Aircraft successfully completes hover testing of VTOL aircraft prototype

Horizon Aircraft has successfully completed initial hover testing of its “Cavorite X5” scale prototype. Brandon Robinson, CEO of Horizon Aircraft commented: “This aircraft has exceeded expectations during initial hover testing. It is extremely stable, is capable of full hover at only 65% power, and has hovered with 20% of its fans purposely disabled in order to test sys...

Advancing critical technology for AAM - Supernal collaborates with Microsoft

Supernal announced a collaboration with Microsoft to advance autonomy, digital operations and cloud integration technologies for the aviation industry by running Advanced Air Mobility on the Microsoft cloud platform. With Microsoft Azure, Supernal can leverage the flexibility and cloud computing power needed to run secure simulations at scale and accelerate its timeline to commercialization....

Idyllic winter getaway to French Alps -XO and Lacure latest members offer

As part of their exclusive partnership XO and Lacure are offering XO Members a unique experience to explore the French Alps with a luxury stay in a picturesque private chalet in the heart of Val Thorens, France. The experience is the latest Members' opportunity from the exclusive travel partnership between XO and Lacure to provide the world's most discerning travelers e...

Most on-time airlines and airports of 2022 unveiled

Azul Airlines has been named as the global leader for airline on-time performance for 2022 by Cirium. The Cirium 2022 On-Time Performance Review is the global gold standard for airline and airport performance and it will be published later this week, containing results for all airline categories, more detail and analysis. The past year saw a challenging operational environment across the world,...

Tecnam Aircraft announced Aviation Unlimited as exclusive dealer for sales & service for Canada

Aviation Unlimited offers Tecnam complete product line of Light Sport, as well as the Certified Single and Twin Engine Aircraft.. The Tecnam fleet is perfect for Canada as their aircraft offer the best efficiency, performance and value while meeting the latest certification standards with a unique feature as ‘the greenest fleet on the market’. Canada is an important market fo...

SWEN Capital Partners invests in international developer of E-fuel for aviation Arcadia eFuels

SWEN Capital Partners invests in Arcadia eFuels. The investment will be used to develop test E-fuel production facilities with the objective of producing up to 100 million liters by 2027. Created in 2021, Arcadia eFuels' mission is to decarbonize sectors facing major transition challenges such as heavy transportation and aviation. Climate change has become the number one is...