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CellPoint Mobile introduces mobile PSP-as-a-Service solution for airlines

CellPoint Mobile has offered Velocity, a new mobile PSP-as-a-service (MPaaS) solution to help airlines deploy popular mobile payment solutions, payment apps, and alternative payment methods (APMs) without friction to existing financial systems, the … Continue reading “CellPoint Mobile introduces mobile PSP-as-a-Service solution for airlines”


Locata White Sands missile range ready to support customer testing

The US Air Force (USAF) 746th Test Squadron has declared initial operational capability (IOC) for its new truth reference, the ultra high-accuracy reference system (UHARS), the company said. The company said even when … Continue reading “Locata White Sands missile range ready to support customer testing”


BattleView 360 introduces see-through tanks

BattleView 360, developed by BAE Systems Hägglunds, has introduced “see-through” military tanks by incorporating data feeds from cameras and sensors and streaming the information to a display for the soldier, the company said. … Continue reading “BattleView 360 introduces see-through tanks”


Lockton names aviation insurance vet as SVP

Lockton has expanded its aviation practice, naming aviation insurance veteran Peter Schmitz senior vice president and aviation practice leader, the company said. As part of a significant long-term investment in its aviation risk … Continue reading “Lockton names aviation insurance vet as SVP”


CommutAir captains appointed FAA aircrew examiners

CommutAir has reported captains Timothy Bell and Zachary Davis, have been appointed aircrew program designees (APD) under the FAA aircrew designated examiners (ADE) program, the company said. The company said this highest FAA … Continue reading “CommutAir captains appointed FAA aircrew examiners”


AAR names president of operations in Africa

Aerospace and defense contractor AAR (NYSE: AIR) has appointed AAR VP Cheryle Robinson Jackson as its president, AAR Africa, the company said. The company has established a base of operations in Africa to … Continue reading “AAR names president of operations in Africa”


Icelandair offers flight bookings through Facebook messenger

Icelandair has offered passengers the option of booking transatlantic flights through Facebook messenger, the company said. The Facebook messenger stopover bot is an example of conversational commerce. Available 24/7, the new bot brings … Continue reading “Icelandair offers flight bookings through Facebook messenger”


Aeromexico increases flight frequencies to key international markets

Aeromexico has reported it plans to add frequencies on five of its principal international routes to Europe, Asia and South America during summer 2017, the company said. The carrier said it plans to … Continue reading “Aeromexico increases flight frequencies to key international markets”


Southwest Airlines pilots union board casts no confidence vote in Southwest CEO

The board of directors from the Southwest Airlines Pilots´ Association (SWAPA) has voted 20-0 a vote of no confidence in Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and COO Mike Van de Ven, the association … Continue reading “Southwest Airlines pilots union board casts no confidence vote in Southwest CEO”


Memorial Hermann Life Flight celebrates 40 years

Memorial Hermann Health System has commemorated 40 years of Memorial Hermann Life Flight, an air ambulance service, by expressing its gratitude to the community that has helped make the lifesaving service possible, the … Continue reading “Memorial Hermann Life Flight celebrates 40 years”


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