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

Boeing further strengthens partnership with Saudi Arabia with defense and commercial agreements

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Several defense and commercial agreements announced yesterday will further strengthen Boeing’s partnership with Saudi Arabia, create or sustain thousands of jobs in both the United States and Saudi Arabia, and enhance national security in the region. U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson… Read the full press release

SITA launches first payment solution for airlines to accept payments securely at airports

SITA launches first payment solution for airlines to accept payments securely at airports   First payment solution to support secure payments on common-use platforms now available Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has launched the first payment solution which addresses the need for airlines to be able to accept payments securely at… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport invests on two new fire stations on the airport tarmac

Brussels Airport invests on two new fire stations on the airport tarmac   Belgium, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport today (May 19, 2017) laid the symbolic first stone of two new fire stations on the airport tarmac, west and east of the airport terrain. The two new buildings will accommodate not only the… Read the full press release

IATA sets outs strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement the Kyrgyz Republic

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic. The MoU sets out a strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement between the government and IATA. It… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosted successful IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference in Doha, Qatar

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017 highlighted best safety practices Doha, Qatar, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC), the pivotal global conference for cabin safety across the aviation industry, concluded its three-day programme last week in Doha, Qatar. Hosted by Qatar Airways, the event brought together more than… Read the full press release

Oman Air Cargo presented its special valuable cargo product “Secure Vault” at Air Cargo Europe 2017

MUSCAT, Oman, 2017-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air Cargo, one of the most innovative and fastest growing Cargo carriers in the world, took advantage of its participation at Air Cargo Europe 2017, to highlight its special valuable cargo product “Secure Vault”. Held in Munich, Germany, from the 9th to the 12th of May,… Read the full press release

The brand new San Juan-based FBO will be renamed to Jet Aviation San Juan

Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation and the San Juan-based Pazos FBO, located at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, recently signed an FBO management agreement. The FBO will be managed by Jet Aviation and rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan. “This enables us to continue to provide the very best in… Read the full press release

Holiday Seasons at Schipol Begins This Easter Weekend

Holiday Seasons at Schipol Begins This Easter Weekend   Schiphol, The Netherlands, 2017-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The upcoming Easter weekend signals the kick-off of the holiday season at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The holiday season brings with it a peak in passenger numbers that will not decrease until well into October. Based on current… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport’s “Groovy” New Runway Completed Ahead of Schedule

Queenstown Airport’s “Groovy” New Runway Completed Ahead of Schedule   Queenstown, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A $750,000 project to apply grooves to Queenstown Airport’s runway has been completed three weeks ahead of schedule. The project was the final stage of an airfield upgrade completed by the airport last year in conjunction… Read the full press release