IATA launches I-ASC survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and building a strong safety culture in compliance with the recently upgraded standards and recommended practices (SARPS) of the International Civil Aviation Organization… Read the full press release

Mineta San Jose International Airport welcomes two new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicles

Larger Aircraft and More Flights Require Enhanced Aircraft Emergency Response Resources San Jose, Calif., 2017-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — City of San Jose leaders gathered today at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) Fire Station 20 to dedicate two new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles and demonstrate the continued and elevated safety… Read the full press release

Los Angeles World Airports and Los Angeles Unified School District host second annual LAX Aviation Career Day

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, more than 750 local high school students were introduced to careers in the aviation industry at the second annual LAX Aviation Career Day hosted by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The event occurred at the LAX’s Flight Path Museum… Read the full press release

HKIA conducts annual aircraft crash and rescue exercise

HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) successfully conducted its annual aircraft crash and rescue exercise this morning, proving its readiness and effectiveness in handling contingencies. The exercise aims to provide opportunities for the airport community, Government departments and related organisations to familiarise themselves with and practise cooperation in emergency… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) supports the tourism sector in Madagascar

UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar Madrid, Spain, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to implement… Read the full press release

Gatwick honoured at the National Transport Awards and at the prestigious Digital Impact Awards

Airport of the Year at National Transport Awards Outstanding Sustainability Programme at Airports Going Green awards Digital In-House Team of the Year and Best Corporate App at Digital Impact Awards London, 2017-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — This week – at separate ceremonies – Gatwick won Airport of the Year at the National Transport Awards, a… Read the full press release

Boeing granted permission to build a new aircraft hangar at Gatwick Airport

Crawley Borough Council approves Boeing plan to build hangar at Gatwick Multi-million pound development will support more than 100 jobs at the airport Facility will open in early 2019 to support Gatwick’s long and short haul fleets London, 2017-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing’s proposed plan with Gatwick Airport to build a new aircraft hangar… Read the full press release

Bombardier to host 21st edition of Safety Standdown USA, October 31- November 2, 2017 in Wichita, Kansas

Bombardier demonstrates industry leadership through Safety Standdown program A pillar in the aviation community, Safety Standdown promotes safety culture, continuing education and professionalism in aviation Premier aviation safety seminar open to all aircraft operators free of charge      More than 10 new workshops to cover a range of topics linked to theme of ‘Intentionally Safe’… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces Wilson James as its preferred supplier of Special Assistance Services

New preferred provider will deliver high quality service for passengers through investment in people, training and equipment Decision made by Gatwick and partners including Airline Operators Committee and public experts on the airport’s Passenger Advisory Group Staff from existing supplier expected to transfer to the new provider Gatwick and its airlines have defined new improved… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines becomes a Skyway Service Award winner in Transportation Safety: Flight Safety category

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, has become the Skyway Service Award winner in Transportation Safety: Flight Safety category. The panel of experts highly appreciated the airline’s activities to ensure the safety of passenger air transportation, naming S7 Airlines “The Best Company of the Year”. The award is given annually during the Safety Leaders Forum, which… Read the full press release

10 new ePassport gates opened at Edinburgh Airport’s International Arrivals

10 new ePassport gates opened at Edinburgh Airport’s International Arrivals   Border Force trebled the number of ePassport gates allowing more opportunity to use this automated, fast and secure route through the border. Edinburgh, UK, 2017-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The 10 new ePassport gates at International Arrivals 2 were officially opened by Border Force… Read the full press release

CDA and CFD announce investment to provide new and improved training for firefighters training at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) today (08/15/2017) announced an investment to provide new and improved training for firefighters training at O’Hare International Airport. New construction of a state-of-the-art large frame aircraft simulator will not only deliver technology enhancements to the fire… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and CAE to provide simulator pilot training for Boeing aircraft types in Singapore

Singapore, 2017-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) and CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture for pilot training in Singapore. The joint venture will initially focus primarily on providing simulator training for Boeing aircraft types, supporting SIA Group airlines and other operators’… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines launches new in-flight safety video

Singapore, 2017-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ —  Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled its new in-flight safety video, which takes viewers on a panoramic journey across various locations in Singapore, beyond the traditional space of an aircraft cabin. In this feature, viewers follow the Singapore Girl as she travels to familiar landmarks such as Boat Quay, The… Read the full press release

CAA and GASCo jointly developed training package targeting infringing pilots

LONDON, 2017-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Pilots who infringe airspace in the UK may now be asked to attend a safety awareness course, it was announced today (1 August, 2017). The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) have jointly developed a unique training package targeting infringing pilots. The… Read the full press release

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority launches new Noise Monitoring Terminal in Oakville

Toronto, 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority has officially launched a new Noise Monitoring Terminal (NMT) in Oakville, providing residents with additional means to monitor noise generated from airport operations. The NMT, located in Glenashton Park, is the first of eight planned for installation in the Greater Toronto Area. “It’s… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways verifies status as one of the world’s safest and most secure airlines following completion of 2017 IOSA audit

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has achieved 100 per cent compliance in the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), verifying its status as one of the world’s safest and most secure airlines. As an industry leader in aviation safety, the airline has demonstrated a strong safety and security performance record. It… Read the full press release

IATA and Airlines for America launch campaign on baggage tracking

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America(A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43… Read the full press release

IATA calls on Mexico to apply global standards for the management of airport slots

Montreal, Canada— /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Mexico to apply global standards for the management of airport slots to maximize the country’s air infrastructure and ensure its flourishing air industry remains competitive. The recently-proposed slot system by Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission COFECE deviates from global standards in the… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport advises passengers to use only airport-approved car parking operators

Closure of the parking company, unaffiliated to the airport, left many passengers without vehicles Passengers strongly advised to avoid unapproved off-site meet and greet parking firms Gatwick says on-airport parking or approved off-airport operators should always be used London, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has advised passengers to use only airport-approved car… Read the full press release

British Airways new pre-flight safety video features some of Britain’s best-loved personalities

British Airways new pre-flight safety video features some of Britain’s best-loved personalities   London, 2017-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A team of top celebrities including Gordon Ramsay, Rob Brydon, Sir Ian McKellen and Thandie Newton make appearances in British Airways’ entertaining new pre-flight safety video, which launches in September. The new film features some of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways welcomes lifting of the electronics restrictions on board all its US-bound flights from Hamad International Airport

Qatar Airways exempted from ban on electronic devices on board all US-bound flights from the five-star Hamad International Airport Airline committed to US expansion on its ultra-modern long-haul fleet with forthcoming launch of service to San Francisco Qatar Airways serves 10 destinations across the US, including double-daily flights to New York, soon to feature the… Read the full press release

ALPA applauds Department of Homeland Security statement on improving aviation security

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly announced that the United States is raising the global baseline of aviation security, which includes additional scrutiny of electronic devices on flights coming into the United States: “Today’s… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport opens new security checkpoint as part of its Gateway Transformation Project

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — All passengers traveling through the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) are now being processed in one consolidated security checkpoint, the focal point of GFIA’s Gateway Transformation Project. Construction on the checkpoint was completed Saturday evening, and opened for passengers on Sunday, June 25. Concourse B passengers… Read the full press release

TAP recognized for its new safety video at the International Istanbul Film Festival

Lisbon, Portugal, 2017-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airline took the podium at the International Istanbul Film Festival with its latest onboard safety video TAP was recognized internationally for its new safety video, ranking second in the Tourism Companies category of the ‘International Istanbul Tourism Film Festival’ which took place last night in the… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation awarded two medical evacuation conversions for Embraer Legacy at its maintenance facility in Basel

Jet Aviation awarded two medical evacuation conversions for Embraer Legacy at its maintenance facility in Basel   Basel, Switzerland, 2017-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation has recently been awarded two medical evacuation (Medevac) conversions at its maintenance facility in Basel. An Embraer Legacy 600 is being converted for a customer in Asia. For a… Read the full press release

Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design, build and test new Experimental Spaceplane program

Phantom Express aims to enable faster, more affordable small satellite launches ARLINGTON, Va., 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane… Read the full press release

Boeing receives $58.6 million contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to demonstrate its Multi-Object Kill Vehicle technology

Efficient, resilient design will expand U.S. missile defense capabilities ARLINGTON, Va., 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] recently received a $58.6 million, 35-month contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to demonstrate its evolved Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) technology, which increases interceptors’ ability to locate and destroy missiles headed toward the United States…. Read the full press release

Boeing completes series of upgrades for Saudi Arabia’s E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft

Airborne Warning and Control System upgrades improve radar, simplify maintenance OKLAHOMA CITY, 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed a series of upgrades that substantially enhance the technological capabilities of Saudi Arabia’s E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. Among the enhancements to improve radar capabilities and reduce repair time… Read the full press release

Boeing awarded $238 million contract extension by U.S. Department of Defense for Navy and Marine F/A-18 support

Modification, repair, overhaul work at Cecil Field extended JACKSONVILLE, FLA., 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will upgrade additional F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet fighters for the Navy and Marine Corps through a recently awarded $238 million contract extension. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded this contract on May 5. The work… Read the full press release