Endeavouring to reach Hawaii from Japan - to encourage the use of clean technologies - the solar powered aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg took off this morning on the longest leg of the Solar Impulse's Round-The-World mission, relying on communications from SITA OnAir using Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband-based satellite comms link, to facilitate all comms and aircraft health monitoring on the 120 hour flight over the Pacific.
flydubai has announced a new agreement with Radixx International that will allow it to take the customer experience to a new high.
Air Transport IT Summit – A major revolution in the passenger experience is set to emerge over the next three years as airlines invest in the 'Internet of Things' (IoT).
Abu Dhabi aerostructures business Strata is eyeing potential manufacturing bases in North Africa, the company's CEO has said in Paris.
Emirates is now making it easier for customers in select markets and the UAE to book and lock in fares while they simultaneously plan their travel itineraries for their business trips, family holidays or weekend getaways.
Kuwait aircraft leasing and finance company Alafco has selected a suite of Rockwell Collins avionics for its order of 85 A320 nEO aircraft
A joint industry roadmap for the sustainable production of aviation biofuels in the United Arab Emirates has been rolled out and culminates in a 20 point action plan covering four development areas: feedstock supply; biorefinery;
Sabre Corporation has signed a new technology agreement with Turkish Airlines, to provide its AirCentre Flight Plan Manager solution to streamline the airline's operations.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released details of a new mobile app for passengers to monitor their health and wellbeing before, during, and after a flight.
Smartworld, the Etisalat/Dubai World Central systems integration and Digital ICT services joint venture, has been awarded a yearly, renewable contract from EFS Facilities Services to provide 24/7 monitoring and management to its mission critical
NATS, the UK's leading provider of air traffic services, and Indra Navia, subsidiary company of the Group Indra, the leading airport and air traffic management (ATM) technology provider, have announced a new air
Deimos Space UK and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in the UAE have signed a one-year contract to develop mapping applications that use DubaiSat-2 and Deimos-2 high-resolution satellite data.
Oman Air has launched a new app for smart phones, iPads, tablets and other mobile devices.
The United Arab Emirates is to build a new space research centre in Al Ain, which will act as an incubator for development and innovation for its planned unmanned mission to Mars.
Gulf Air has engaged with Hewlett-Packard (HP) to evaluate the airline's existing information security solutions and, as a result, has most recently implemented HP latest generation of Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to bolster its
Satcom Direct will promote its new SkyStream channel bonding and aggregation service during EBACE 2015.
Air Arabia has expanded its popular City Terminal Check-in network with the opening of a new facility at the Al Ghurair Centre in Dubai.
The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, has unveiled a new prototype
Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc (TAI) has selected Boldon James' Classifier to ensure compliance with security regulations and standards.
New airport technologies will significantly reduce the stress of travelling, according to 97 per cent of UAE travellers surveyed by Honeywell and YouGov.
Satcom Direct will be launching its new AeroIT certification and preparatory course to international clients at this year's EBACE.
Emirates and BT have announced a six-year deal, where BT will provide global contact centre managed services to support the needs of Emirates' business growth. This adds to a 2009 contract, where the airline consolidated its
All new Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) from summer 2016 onwards will be fitted with the revolutionary split scimitar winglet (SSW), the company's president said.
Etihad Airways has chosen air transport IT specialist, SITA, for end-to-end baggage tracking services.
Smartworld – a joint venture between the UAE telecoms provider Etisalat and the Dubai World Central aerotropolis - has selected Altitude Software, the omnichannel solutions provider, to launch the country's first Cloud Customer Engagement
Airports focusing on safety of passengers at remote stands were looking a new product from UK's Tensator Group at the Airport Show in Dubai – a nigh-glow passenger guidance system for disembarding the aircraft to a bus
Abu Dhabi Airports announced today a five-year partnership with SITA, to provide state-of-the-art IT infrastructure throughout the new Midfield Terminal, which will serve an estimated 30 million passengers annually
Lufthansa Systems has announced a comprehensive enhancement of its leading Lido/Flight flight planning system.
Dubai based Mercator has announced that Aer Lingus Group has selected Mercator's RAPID Passenger solution to accelerate Aer Lingus' automation and optimisation of passenger revenue accounting.
Sabre Corporation has appointed Dino Gelmetti as vice president of Airline Solutions, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) have signed contracts for manufacturing and launching two new Satellites with Lockheed Martin and Arianespace, with a value of $ 650 Million
Honeywell Aerospace has released version 1 of a new online weather service that will provide pilots with continuously updated, in-flight weather information.
Emirates has signed up to sponsor 'The Last Wilderness of the UAE', a documentary series that will feature the United Arab Emirates' rich biodiversity.
SITA and IT analytic provider Nexthink have announced a strategic partnership.
AVTECH and Etihad Airways have agreed to expand the trial of the Aventus NowCast Descent Winds service (“Aventus”) from three destinations to Etihad Airways' full network.
Malaysia Airlines will be the first carrier to implement global flight tracking using SITA OnAir's AIRCOM FlightTracker, starting this summer.
Flightman has announced that Oman Air has signed a contract to install their EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) software across their entire fleet of Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft.
Gogo has introduced the ATG 1000 – a new connectivity system particularly well-suited for light jets, turboprops and owner-flown aircraft.
Jet Aviation has developed European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) version 7.1 upgrade.
The Air Transport News (ATN) Awards have recognised air transport IT specialist, SITA, as IT Company of the Year.
Flynas has chosen air transport IT specialist, SITA, to provide a range of passenger check-in services.
Jeppesen,and AvPlan Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), an iPad-based EFB service are teaming together to integrate AvPlan EFB flight planning capabilities with Jeppesen navigation information.
Emirates will launch its Apple Watch app on April 24.
Six members of Emirates' Cabin Crew team have been given the opportunity to showcase their life, travels and experiences using the official Emirates' Instagram page.
Gulf Air, recently won Computer News Middle East's (CNME) annual, CIO 100 Award for the 4th consecutive year, becoming the first organisation and first airline in the Middle East to do so.
Online and technology solutions company, Emaratech, used the Future of Borders conference in Dubai to announce the launch of a new system that performs simultaneous document and iris scans to quickly
The Government of Oman has deployed border management systems from air transport and government IT specialist, SITA, to facilitate visitor movement and streamline the Sultanate's visa and residence permit processes.
The First Round-The-World Solar Flight, is all set to go from Abu Dhabi at 07:30 (03:30 Zulu)this morning.
Flir Systems has opened a new office and support facility in Abu Dhabi which the company said at IDEX is an important step in its ongoing commitment to the support of programmes in the UAE and other states in the Arabian Gulf region.
Turkish software developer and systems integrator company, Innova, has been selected by Turkish Airlines, to digitise its cabin management processes.
In-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions provider Gogo has announced that it will bring its next generation ATG-4 air-to-ground connectivity technology to business aviation.
Etihad Airways has seen a dramatic surge in Internet and mobile phone usage in 2014.
Qatar Airways has announced a schedule of five-star inflight entertainment for its passengers onboard its flights during February 2015 to celebrate The Oscars, which takes place in Los Angeles on Sunday 22 February.
Honeywell has played a key role in refurbishing both the southern and northern runways at Dubai International (DXB) and installed one of the world's first complete LED airfield lighting systems.
Some 39 contestants have qualified to the semi-finals stage at the National, International and Government UAE Drones for Good Award competitions and its prize money worth of $1 million for the international
Qatar Airways has announced a schedule of five-star inflight entertainment for its passengers on board its flights during January 2015.
The International Defence Exhibition and Conferences (IDEX) has announced a partnership with MediaCubed LLC to develop a mobile application for 2015 edition of IDEX.
Qatar Airways is believed to be testing a new system that could make it the first airline in the world where all flight data recordings are streamed directly from the plane's flight recorders to the ground while in flight.
Qatar Airways reached yet another milestone when it became the most 'liked' global airline on Facebook, the world's most popular social media networking site. The airline overtook its nearest competitor and claimed first
Arabsat has announced the successful accomplishment of its project with STC -the leader GSM operator in MENA region- to renew and upgrade their satellite hub in Riyadh (Dirab), eventually to support the leading position of STC in the region in providing
EgyptAir has signed an agreement with global technology company Sabre to help develop and implement a transformation programme for EgyptAir Airlines and Express.
Satcom Direct has expanded its capabilities by launching a new data center solutions provider, TerraCom Direct.
Saudi Arabia's Alpha Star Aviation Services has signed a long-term partnership contract with satellite communications service provider, Satcom1 in order to bring the latest, fastest, and most advanced satcom technologies to the Alpha
Over 200,000 passengers have used Emirates' free onboard Wi-Fi since October this year, taking advantage of the airline's service to connect with family, friends or colleagues when they fly.
Gulf Air has signed a two-year renewal deal with air transport IT specialist, SITA, for network, messaging and voice services.
Turkish Airlines has teamed up with international football stars, Didier Drogba and Lionel Messi, for its new 'Widen your World' global advertising campaign highlighting the worldwide destination network of the award
ATR has announced that it has obtained certification for the very latest innovations developed for the avionics of the ATR 42-600s and ATR 72-600s from the European Aviation Safety Agency.
The airberlin group has equipped the first two aircraft in its fleet with the new 'airberlin connect' Wi-Fi service. The two Airbus A320, registered D-ABNJ and OE-LEL, now boast a Wi-Fi system from Panasonic Avionics Corporation, so
The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation's environmental performance through every phase of flight.
Commsoft today announced that existing Commsoft partner, Arpiem Aviation, will be using Commsoft's OASES to provide CAMO services for Turkey-based Vega Aviation's two Boeing 737-300s.
Jeppesen recently signed a new three-year service contract with Pegasus Airlines to provide the airline with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services with tailored digital charts.
Jeppesen has recently introduced a new Electronic Flight Folder service to enhance flight-planning operations for airlines.
In the first three years since Emirates launched inflight Wi-Fi connectivity, over half a million passengers have connected to the internet onboard an Emirates flight, and this demand is expected to increase
Emirates has recently offered its airport staff with the latest mobile application designed to deliver the best service to customers. Called the Journey Manager, this custom-designed application enables the airline's team of
Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) has announced its decision to join the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) whose members support 85 per cent of the global air traffic.
Etihad Airways has announced the selection of SAP as a strategic technology partner to deploy a range of key software solutions to deliver the latest best-in-class technology to the Etihad Aviation Group.
Qatar Airways' first A380, which is fully connected, entered revenue service this month.
Turkish Airlines has selected air transport IT specialist, SITA, to provide telecommunications services for 120 outstations around the world in a multi-million dollar renewal deal.
In support of Turkish Airlines' “Widen Your World” motto, the new partnership with Universal Music Group will allow passengers to access incredible music content including hit songs, albums, music videos, live recordings and much
Jeppesen and Honeywell Aerospace have introduced the Integrated Navigation Data Service (INDS) Data Manager for Windows, a new cloud-based database update delivery service.
Etihad Airways has reached a milestone with the deployment of mobile and internet connectivity across its entire fleet of 24 Boeing 777 passenger aircraft, making it easier for guests to stay in touch with friends, family and work whilst in the
Jeppesen, part of Boeing Commercial Aviation, recently signed a new three-year service contract with Gulf Air to provide the airline with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services on iPad.
As part of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) operation the Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System) is helping to save the lives of refugees fleeing countries such as Libya and other North African
Gulf Air has launched a new onboard channel called “Helwa Ya Bahrain” further supplementing the airline's extensive inflight entertainment offering with a dedicated channel showcasing Bahraini productions and featuring a health program with a
Gulf Air has launched “EthicsPoint” a third party, anonymous, internet-based reporting tool designed to help ensure greater transparency in the airline's operations, delivering on one of the objectives of the national carrier's successful 2013 strategic
Ramco Systems, the global Aviation software provider on Cloud, Mobile and Tablets, has announced Middle East based Falcon Aviation Services as its 65th Aviation customer.
Following a nomination by the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO), Gulf Air has recently taken on the post of MENA representative on the SITA Council, with Dr. Jassim Haji, Gulf Air's Director of Information Technology, occupying that seat.
Gulf Air has rolled out its new generation iPad Electronic Flight Bags which will facilitate the airline's flight-critical communications while increasing operational efficiency and eliminating paper-based flight materials.
Emirates has become the first airline to introduce Audio Description on movies for visually impaired customers on its inflight entertainment system, ice Digital Widescreen.
Jeppesen now offers operators an enhanced version of its industry-leading FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) solution for iPad.
GCAA has launched yesterday the GCAA smart mobile service application(SAMAE) in a special ceremony held in GCAA Auditorium in Dubai, attended by H.E Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman on GCAA, and H.E Saif
AJW and Thales have signed a partnership agreement for the repair of avionics equipment on Airbus and Boeing Single Aisle/Long Range aircraft.
Strata Manufacturing PJSC, the advanced composite aerostructures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Development Company, has announced the signing of a ten year, $16.5 million agreement with UAE-based
Air Algérie, the national airline of Algeria, has selected a comprehensive Rockwell Collins avionics suite for 13 new aircraft, including three Airbus A330s and ten Boeing 737s.
The Flight Safety Foundation has announced to its strong support for the use of deployable flight data recorders or triggered flight data transmission in all transport aircraft.
Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to view the airline's flight schedules and fares on the search engine's flight search tool.
Etihad Airways has introduced mobile boarding passes on select routes for guests using its mobile online check-in facility.
Jet Aviation Dubai recently re-delivered its first successful Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) & Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) upgrade on a Gulfstream G550 for an
Gulf Air recently became the first airline in the region to be certified with Information Technology ISO certifications in the three areas of Quality Management, Service Management and Information Security