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Frankfurt Airport puts SESAR prototype CAT III GBAS in service

Officials of the European public-private partnership SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) programme said the programme took a step toward the objective of optimising runway capacity under low visibility conditions last week at … Continue reading “Frankfurt Airport puts SESAR prototype CAT III GBAS in service”


Arup teams with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill on JFK Terminal 4 expansion

Ajoint venture between US engineering and consulting firm Arup and US architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP said it has marked the completion of its work expanding Terminal 4 for Delta Air … Continue reading “Arup teams with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill on JFK Terminal 4 expansion”


Bombardier honours SkyWest Airlines for reliability

Utah, USA-based carrier SkyWest Airlines (NASDAQ: SKYW) said it has once again been recognised by Canadian airframer Bombardier (TSX: BBD-B) with the manufacturer´s 2012 annual Airline Reliability Performance Award. SkyWest Airlines has received … Continue reading “Bombardier honours SkyWest Airlines for reliability”


German limousine firm Blacklane enters US market

Berlin-based limousine operator Blacklane said it is venturing into the US market starting with Chicago. Following a trial period to fine-tune the system in accordance to local circumstances, the chauffeur provider is said … Continue reading “German limousine firm Blacklane enters US market”


AXA PE joins forces with China’s Fosun to sponsor MBO for Club Mediterranee

French private equity firm AXA Private Equity and Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Limited (HKG:0656), holding 9.4% and 9.96% in Club Mediterranee SA (EPA:CU) respectively, said they were in talks with the management to … Continue reading “AXA PE joins forces with China’s Fosun to sponsor MBO for Club Mediterranee”


Aerticket acquires majority stake in Airtrade

Berlin-baed air ticket wholesaler Aerticket AG said it has acquired a majority stake of 85% in Dutch air ticket consolidator Airtrade Holland BV. Aerticket said the move is an essential step towards the … Continue reading “Aerticket acquires majority stake in Airtrade”


American Airlines re-branding wins CLIO for FutureBrand

Last week at the 54th annual CLIO Awards creative marketing agency FutureBrand North America was received a trophy in the corporate identity design category for its recent work with iconic American Airlines (OTC: … Continue reading “American Airlines re-branding wins CLIO for FutureBrand”


Avianca Holdings posts USD 75.3m of net income for Q1

Bogota-based airline operator Avianca Holdings SA (BVC: PFAVTA) said it posted operating income of USD 1.11bn during Q1 ´13. This is equivalent to an increase of 6.0% with respect to the same period … Continue reading “Avianca Holdings posts USD 75.3m of net income for Q1”


Sikorsky Aerospace to modify Brunei Shell S-92s

US helicopter maker Sikorsky´s Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) unit said it plans to perform the first post-delivery search and rescue modifications to Brunei Shell´s Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. Originally configured for offshore oil missions, … Continue reading “Sikorsky Aerospace to modify Brunei Shell S-92s”


IFE Services inks deal with Philippine Airlines

UK-based in-flight entertainment solutions firm IFE Services said that it has been selected by Philippine Airlines as its new in-flight entertainment provider. According to IFE, the agreement covers the provision of IFE content … Continue reading “IFE Services inks deal with Philippine Airlines”


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