TIBA Parking Systems, Signature Control Systems install parking revenue access system

TIBA Parking Systems, in association with Signature Control Systems, has been selected by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority to install a new Parking Revenue and Access Control System (PARCS) at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and nearby Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), TIBA said.

More than 7.3 million passengers utilized John Glenn International in 2016; a growth of 7.8% over the previous year. Following an USD 80 million terminal modernization investment completed in 2016, the airport authority is now focused on modernizing its parking operations.

TIBA was selected to provide a complete, networked PARCS solution for the airport´s multi-level parking structure and 7 parking lots consisting of 74 exit and entrance lanes and 14,000-plus parking spaces. The new TIBA PARCS solution will also incorporate license plate recognition (LPR), to speed garage entries and exits in addition to an online billing platform to provide an easier, quicker and safer customer experience.

With its vision to connect Ohio with the world, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority oversees the operation of passenger-focused John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), and general aviation airport Bolton Field (TZR). An independent economic impact study found that the three airports and select businesses with direct ties to the airports account for more than 54,000 jobs, USD 1.8bn in annual payroll and USD 6.6bn in total annual economic output.

Alaska Airlines to begin commercial air service from Paine Field in 2018

Alaska Airlines plans to introduce commercial service from Paine Field — Snohomish County Airport in Washington in 2018, the company said.

Subject to government approvals, starting by fall of 2018, more than a million North Sound travelers will enjoy shorter commutes to the airport and up to nine daily departures.

Alaska Airlines plans to operate nine daily departures from Paine Field using a fuel-efficient fleet of Boeing 737 and Embraer 175 aircraft. This new service will deliver all the comfort guests expect on an Alaska Airlines flight, while taking hundreds of cars off of I-5 every day.

Led by Propeller Airports and Snohomish County, construction of the state of the art terminal is slated to begin in June. Alaska plans to announce routes, flight schedules and begin selling tickets early next year.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million customers a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, customers can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

Propeller Airports is a subsidiary of Propeller Investments. With offices in New York, Seattle and Atlanta, Propeller identifies untapped potential for commercial air travel by working with local governments and communities to maximize airport assets. Propeller Airports is focused on opportunities to invest, develop and manage both general aviation and commercial service airports throughout the US

Air Canada Flights moves to Los Angeles Airport Terminal 6

Air Canada´s flights and Maple Leaf Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are now located at the renovated and modernized Terminal 6, following a seamless move overnight from Terminal 2, the company said.

Air Canada´s 19 daily flights arrive and depart from gates 68A, 68B and 69B at Terminal 6, offering a more convenient connecting experience for customers whose onward flights are with our Star Alliance partners.

A new state-of-the-art Maple Leaf Lounge, the airline´s third in the US, is conveniently located past security near Air Canada´s gates.

Air Canada is Canada´s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada´s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers.

ARC says average US roundtrip ticket price rose in April 2017

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) has reported that the average US roundtrip ticket price for April 2017 was USD 501, up from USD 498 in March, and prices are up approximately USD 20 from April 2016, the company said.

Results are based on monthly sales data ending April 30, 2017, from 12,288 US retail and corporate travel agency locations, satellite ticket printing offices and online travel agencies, and do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines.

The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by US-based travel agencies increased 1.3% in April as compared to 2016, totaling USD 7.8bn vs. USD 7.7.

ARC drives air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and high-quality data. In 2016, the company settled USD 86bn worth of carrier ticket transactions for nearly 7,000 travel agencies with more than 12,000 points of sale. It is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky; Tampa, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Garmin introduces head-up display system for integrated flight decks

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), has announced the Garmin Head-up Display (GHD 2100), for super-midsize, midsize, and light business aircraft, the company said.

The GHD is a compact, self-contained projection system with a large 30-degree by 24-degree field-of-view.

Driven by the Garmin Integrated Flight Deck, the GHD projects a familiar presentation of critical flight information, symbology and more, contributing to increased safety and operational benefits and providing optimal situational awareness throughout every phase of flight.

Garmin´s aviation business segment is a provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Its portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products.

Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.

Garmin International is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd., incorporated in Switzerland, and with its principal subsidiaries located in the United States, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

Bombardier signs USD 700m multi-year contract with IBM

Bombardier (TSE: BBD.B) is extending its long-term partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM) through a new six-year deal valued at approximately USD 700m, which includes IBM Services and IBM Cloud management of Bombardier´s worldwide IT infrastructure and operations, IBM said.

The services management agreement spans 47 countries and represents one of IBM´s largest cloud partnerships in Canada.

IBM Watson, available only on the IBM Cloud, provides enterprise-grade machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cognitive technologies.

Montréal, Canada-based Bombardier (TSX: BBD) is a manufacturer of both planes and trains. Together with its subsidiaries, it manufactures and sells transportation equipment worldwide. The company operates in four segments: business aircraft, commercial aircraft, aerostructures and engineering services, and transportation. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, the company posted revenues of USD 16.3bn.

IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) offers end-to-end IT consulting and business services supported by a global delivery network. GTS, a cloud services integrator, is modernizing clients´ IT environments to help them meet increasingly complex customer demands.

SpiderCloud Wireless releases Frequency Agile Small Cells System

SpiderCloud Wireless, a provider of scalable small cell systems, has announced availability of its Frequency Agile small cell, the SCRN-220, for its Enterprise RAN (E-RAN) platform, the company said.

The SCRN-220 is an enterprise-grade LTE small cell that can be software configured for any of the major USA bands. LTE Bands supported are 2(1900), 25(1900), 4(1700), 66(2100), 12(700) & 13(700) with channel widths of 5, 10, 15 and 20 Mhz.

The SCRN-220 was developed to meet the market demands of operators, enterprises, and third party providers for a frequency agile LTE small cell. It is based on SpiderCloud´s E-RAN architecture that includes a Services Node controlling up to 100 self-organizing LTE small cells, capable of delivering coverage and capacity in indoor locations as large as 1.5 million square feet.

SpiderCloud Wireless develops breakthrough, small cell network platforms that allow mobile operators to deliver unprecedented cellular coverage, capacity and smart applications to enterprises.

Coriant announces new head of global sales, marketing

Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, has appointed veteran executive Homayoun Razavi to lead its global sales and marketing organization, the company said.

As Chief Customer Officer (CCO), Executive Vice President of Global Sales, and Chief Digital Marketing Officer (CDMO), Razavi is responsible for development and execution of the company´s global sales, go-to-market, channel, and marketing strategy.

With over 32 years of experience in the communications industry, Razavi has a proven track record of disciplined sales and marketing execution, and has consistently demonstrated strong results in building customer-centric sales operations and leveraging innovations in digital marketing to drive customer value.

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services.

Coriant serves network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises.

Delta SkyMiles members can now earn miles with Lyft

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) SkyMiles members can earn miles for every Lyft ride, and for a limited time, earn bonus miles during their travel for rides to and from the airport, wherever Lyft operates, the airline said.

Lyft is the exclusive rideshare partner for Delta, making SkyMiles the only major US airline loyalty program to let members earn miles through any Lyft ride.

SkyMiles members can use their miles, which never expire, to travel to over 1,000 global destinations. Award tickets start at just 10,000 miles, plus taxes and fees, for one-way awards.

Members can also use their miles to upgrade seats, gain access to exclusive events with SkyMiles Experiences, buy memberships to Delta Sky Clubs, buy premium drinks at Delta Sky Clubs and more.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry´s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic.

Lyft rideshare company operates in more than 300 cities across the US, transports nearly 20 million riders per month, and offers customers both scheduled and on-demand ground transportation.

CellTrust introduces CellTrust SL2, partnership with Smarsh

CellTrust Corporation, a global leader in traceable, secure mobile communication and message aggregation, has announced the availability of CellTrust SL2, the next generation of CellTrust SecureLine for mobile compliance enforcement, demonstrating continuing leadership in enterprise Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) solutions, the company said.

CellTrust also announced a new integration and partnership with Smarsh, the provider of information archiving solutions for compliance, e-discovery and risk management. CellTrust SL2 is now available directly from Smarsh.

CellTrust SL2 allows regulated industries to put communication policies in place and enforce them. The retention and oversight of communications such as text messaging has become a key issue for regulatory compliance and eDiscovery.

CellTrust SL2 offers traceability, management and archiving for business communications–without infringing on personal SMS and voice. This is made possible with the assignment of a Mobile Business Number (MBN). Upon registration, CellTrust SL2 assigns an MBN to create a dual mobile persona–two numbers on one device–delivering two distinct phone lines, two contact lists and two SMS/MMS inboxes, to keep business and personal communications separate.

CellTrust SL2 makes a fundamental change from device to user centricity, helping organizations take full advantage of enterprise BYOD. With its unique user-based, multi-device access, real-time analytics and expanded desktop access and user management, CellTrust SL2 delivers the usability and productivity benefits of BYOD while allowing organizations to manage, trace and archive mobile voice and SMS in support of compliance.

CellTrust partners with a number of enterprise mobility management (EMM) and long-term archiving providers to support an integrated, compliant BYOD solution for mutual customers. In addition to Smarsh, CellTrust SL2 also supports integration with long-term archiving solutions such as Actiance, GWAVA/Micro Focus and Global Relay.

Smarsh delivers a comprehensive and integrated stack of cloud-based information archiving applications and services that help companies protect themselves and manage risk. Its centralized platform provides a unified compliance and e-discovery workflow across the entire range of digital communications, including email, social media, websites, instant messaging and mobile messaging.

Founded in 2001, Smarsh helps more than 20,000 organizations meet regulatory compliance, e-discovery and record retention requirements. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with offices in New York City, Boston, Raleigh, N.C., Los Angeles and London.

CellTrust is a provider of traceability and security for mobile communication for highly regulated industries and mobile aggregation across 200+ countries and over 800 carriers and mobile operators.

CellTrust SecureLine offers archiving and protection for mobile communication content supporting enterprise mobile collaboration, eDiscovery and major global regulatory compliance for financial services, government and healthcare. Learn more at www.celltrust.com.