Hawaiian Airlines awarded Haneda-Honolulu daytime route

Hawaiian Airlines has received tentative approval from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to shift its current daily flight between Honolulu and Tokyo´s Haneda International Airport in to a daytime schedule, the company said.

The new flights will begin on October 29, 2016.

This morning´s tentative award follows a DOT ruling in May granting Hawaiian a nighttime slot pair to provide daily service between Haneda and Kona three times weekly and Haneda and Honolulu four times weekly. That service will launch on December 20, 2016, giving Hawaiian Airlines two daily flights between Haneda and the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Airlines is a long-serving airline, and provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the US Mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai´i from more 11 US gateway cities. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA).

Charter flights up 5% in May 2016

JetCharters has reported the number of charter flights in May 2016 was up more than five percent over the previous month, the company said.

The company said the increase is a sign the US economy is improving as business people fly when markets are good.

According to Argus International, overall business aviation activity increased 2.2 percent from May 2015 to May 2016. Part 135 flights were up 2.6 percent over the year before, and up 5.2 percent from one month before. Federal Aviation Regulation Part 135 refers to charter flights with 30 or fewer seats, whose operators are specially trained and certified to fly the public in aircraft that meet more safety regulations than general aviation aircraft. Unlike general aviation, Part 135 pilots are also required to have at least 1500 hours of flight experience.

According to the National Business Aviation Association, companies using business aircraft provide a greater return to shareholders. Many see business aviation activity as an indicator of the health of the overall economy.

JetCharters.com connects retail charter clients with more than 820 aircraft and 265 charter operators that service specific travel needs.

Delta Private Jets names VP of sales

Delta Private Jets, Inc. (DPJ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has named Nicholas Portaro vice president of sales, the company said.

Portaro leads DPJ´s sales, pricing, revenue management and product development, and is responsible for providing a travel and brand experience for customers, including access to loyalty programs and exclusive events.

Portaro brings more than 25 years of sales and senior leadership experience, most recently served as vice president of insights for Information Services Group (ISG), where he led global sales teams for ISG´s flagship product and launched a go-to-market strategy for new research solutions for vendors and enterprises.

DPJ, which operates a fleet of more than 70 aircraft, is the only private jet company affiliated with a major commercial airline — an unmatched competitive advantage in a fractured marketplace.

Delta Private Jets, Inc. provides aircraft charter services, aircraft management and operates a fleet of more than 70 aircraft. The company operates its FBO (Fixed Base Operation) at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

Data traffic on BICS global network triples year-on-year

BICS has reported data roaming traffic is tripling year-on-year across its global network, the company said.

Driven by LTE roaming, the company said the industry has been witness to huge data roaming adoption rates over the past two years with subscribers eager to access next-generation services abroad. The increase in roaming is primarily due to the availability of data and mobile broadband services now offered across all regions.

With an extensive global reach of 770 mobile networks, BICS provides roaming hubbing solutions to 170 customers worldwide, enabling around one billion global mobile subscribers to benefit from a roaming experience. BICS enables service providers to easily establish and expand their international roaming coverage.

BICS is a global voice carrier and provider of mobile data services, offering solutions including voice, messaging, data, connectivity, roaming, MVNE and asset monetization. BICS is headquartered in Brussels. BICS´ LTE roaming leadership, reaches of 367 mobile operators in 132 countries.

United Airlines, TSA to modernize airport screening at hub cities

United Airlines has collaborated with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to modernize the airport security experience at several of its largest hubs, the company said.

The company said the modernization is part of an ongoing strategy to increase efficiency at security checkpoints and provide greater convenience for customers when applying for expedited screening.

United and TSA plan to install automated security lanes, add permanent TSA precheck enrollment centers at convenient locations and redesign security checkpoints at several of the airline´s most-frequented hub airports.

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers.

Anite contracts with Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) for QoS solutions

Anite has been selected to provide measurement and analytics solutions to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), the company said.

Under the agreement, Anite network testing will supply installation and commissioning of backpack, handheld, portable, and fixed QoS measurement and analytics tools for voice, data, and video services on 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, CDMA, and WiMAX networks. The telecom regulator will measure a range of KPIs, such as call-drop rate, received call, MOS, call setup time, call success rates, and other QoS parameters.

Anite plc is a supplier of test and measurement solutions to the international wireless market, providing testing, measurement, optimisation and analytics systems based on its specialist sector knowledge and its proprietary software and hardware products.

Russian Yakutia Airlines operates split scimitar winglets in Russian Federation

Yakutia Airlines has begun operating Boeing´s split scimitar winglets in the Russian Federation, the company said.

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) install and operated its next-generation 737-800 aircraft leased from Fly Leasing Limited. Aviation Partners´ latest Winglet design, the split scimitar winglet, uses existing blended winglet technology but adds new aerodynamic Scimitar tips and a large ventral strake, increasing the efficiency of the airplane.

Aviation Partners Boeing is a Seattle-based joint venture of Aviation Partners, Inc. and The Boeing Company.

Yakutia Airlines, based in Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia, operates domestic passenger services in Russia and within the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as charters to destinations in Europe from its hubs at Yakutsk Airport and Moscow´s Vnukovo Airport.

PortaOne, Erveso partner to provide billing solution for IP-based telecoms

PortaOne, Inc. and Erveso BV, a Netherlands-based telecom software developer, have entered a marketing and technology partnership to benefit telecommunication service providers operating in the B2B segment, the companies said.

The partnership brings together PortaOne´s PortaBilling convergent billing/provisioning/management solution with SimPBX, Erveso´s front-end user interface designed for PortaBilling, making it easier for telecoms to configure and manage IP-based Private Branch Exchange (IPPBX) environments using the PortaBilling platform.

PortaBilling is a business and operations support system (B/OSS) for telecom operators, service providers and VoIP resellers. The software combines service management and customer provisioning with a carrier-grade billing system that delivers online charging, rating and invoicing.

Ervesco´s SimPBX allows telcos to configure PortaBilling customer environments with an interface that simplifies the process of configuring phones and groups as well as call transfers and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems.

PortaOne is a global software developer for modern telecoms. The company´s billing (B/OSS & OCS) and switching (SBC & Class 4/5) products enable telecommunication service providers and carriers to run a broad line of retail, enterprise, SME and wholesale services on a single integrated software platform.

Erveso, based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, provides solutions for the PortaOne PortaBilling platform, including applications that provide process automation, user interfaces and mobile apps.

Dubdub debuts new mobile app

Video editing app Dubdub has debuted, tackling the challenge of long production times and complex editing processes to produce high-quality videos on mobile that can be shared in real-time, the company said.

eMarketer said consumers continue to increase time spent watching video on mobile devices, and mobile video is set to grow 700 percent in the next four years. Despite the rise of demand for more video content, bloggers and influencers have difficulty producing timely content to meet the demands of their audiences.

The company said creating quality video content can be intimidating and costly. Dubdub can empower bloggers to harness the influence of video to get noticed in today´s saturated market, and give them a platform to be seen by more fans and potential sponsors.

The company said is has partnered with companies, including TravelMassive, Inglot and Eatertaiment Special Events, to provide bloggers with the mobile video app and enable them to create short, sharable content for their fans and followers.

Dubdub is a video creation mobile app that enables bloggers and consumers to create, edit and post up to 90-second high quality videos within the dubdub mobile app.

Senator International offers air cargo services from Germany to Carolinas

Senator International Freight Forwarding LLC and the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District have started scheduled international cargo service into and out of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), the company said.

Senator International, a global German-based freight forwarder, will provide delivery of cargo services into the region that includes South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.

As a result of the first flight, both Senator International and the District are committed to finding a long-term strategy for securing scheduled international cargo service, which has culminated in this historic announcement. This new service will be convenient for any type of cargo including pieces that are outsize (unusually large), hazardous, standard or time-sensitive.