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Media invited to Orion spacecraft parachute test

NASA said it is inviting media to attend a test of the Orion spacecraft´s parachutes on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the US Army´s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. An engineering model of the … Continue reading “Media invited to Orion spacecraft parachute test”


Nav Canada VP wins 2015 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award

The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) said it will present one of aviation´s premier awards — the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award — to 2015 winner Sidney (Sid) Koslow, vice president and chief … Continue reading “Nav Canada VP wins 2015 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award”


Delta PRASM down 3% YoY

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said its consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of July decreased 3.0 percent year over year, with pressure from foreign exchange, lower surcharges in international markets, … Continue reading “Delta PRASM down 3% YoY”


United names new acting chief financial officer

United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) said that Gerald Laderman has been named acting chief financial officer. He succeeds John Rainey, who has resigned to become chief financial officer at PayPal Holdings, Inc. Laderman, who … Continue reading “United names new acting chief financial officer”


South African Airways begins Washington D.C. to Accra, Ghana flights

South African Airways said it is expanding its West African network, celebrating its inaugural flights between Washington D.C. and Accra, Ghana, on August 3, 2015. Two flights were operated with Airbus A340-600 aircraft, … Continue reading “South African Airways begins Washington D.C. to Accra, Ghana flights”


Alaska Air Group reports 6.4% increase in traffic for July

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) said it has reported July and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. On a combined basis, Air … Continue reading “Alaska Air Group reports 6.4% increase in traffic for July”


TransDigm Group Q3 2015 net sales up 13%

TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) said its third quarter 2015 net sales totaled USD691.4 million, up 13.2 percent from USD610.6 million. EBITDA was up 13.5 percent from USD275.6 million, while net income was … Continue reading “TransDigm Group Q3 2015 net sales up 13%”


ALD partners with Swissport on independent shared-use lounge in Terminal 5

Airport Lounge Development Inc. said it has announced the international expansion of its network and portfolio with a flagship lounge at London Heathrow. ALD will jointly own and operate the lounge with Swissport, … Continue reading “ALD partners with Swissport on independent shared-use lounge in Terminal 5”


US News & World Report picks Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan as best

US News & World Report said it has released the 2015-16 Best Travel Rewards Programs. The annual rankings feature information on 28 airline and hotel loyalty programs to help travelers easily identify programs … Continue reading “US News & World Report picks Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan as best”


PCTEL recommends best wireless carriers for RFID-based luggage tracking system

PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI) said it has completed network testing at more than 300 domestic and international airports in support of a major airline´s baggage tracking initiative. The initiative uses RFID scanners, which … Continue reading “PCTEL recommends best wireless carriers for RFID-based luggage tracking system”


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