Boeing joins the European Network of U-Space Demonstrators

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Oct. 19, 2018), Boeing joined the European Network of U-Space Demonstrators, a Europe-wide platform for aggregating early Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace management initiatives, launched by Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport. By signing the EU Network Manifesto, Boeing deepens its existing partnership with the European Commission,… Read the full press release

Aberdeen Airport completes best practice Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit by the British Safety Council

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen Airport has successfully completed a best practice Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council, demonstrating its commitment towards the continual improvement of health and safety management systems and associated arrangements. The airport underwent a comprehensive, quantified and robust evaluation of its… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport’s new security lanes slashed average passenger processing time to only 6 minutes

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A new security search system and equipment at George Best Belfast City Airport has slashed average passenger processing time to only 6 minutes. The £1.5 million investment has seen the complete refurbishment of the security search area, with the introduction of new security lanes which can process… Read the full press release

EU – Latin America and Caribbean Cooperation on Civil Aviation project opens field office in the Latin America and Caribbean region

EU-LAC project office in Costa Rica inaugurated by EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc San Jose, Costa Rica, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The EU-LAC project (EU – Latin America and Caribbean Cooperation on Civil Aviation), officially opened today (28 September 2018) its field office in the Latin America and Caribbean region, in the… Read the full press release

Oman Air again successfully passes the IATA Operational Safety Audit

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has successfully passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) once again. From 26 to 30 August, Oman Air was subject to an IOSA Renewal Audit, conducted by Aviation Quality Services, an audit organisation, accredited by IATA. IOSA seeks… Read the full press release

SITA: Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority

SITA CEO says collaboration is key to deliver secure and easy travel Budapest, Hungary, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority. This is according to research released today by global IT provider SITA. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT… Read the full press release

NATO and EUROCONTROL to work closer together to enhance flight efficiency, airspace capacity and military mission effectiveness

Brussels, Belgium, 2018-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Mr Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment of NATO and Mr Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL want to intensify the collaboration between NATO and EUROCONTROL to master current and future challenges for civil and military aviation. Today (24 September 2018) they agreed to work closer… Read the full press release

CANSO and EUROCONTROL to jointly address challenges posed by the growth in European air traffic

Brussels, Belgium, 2018-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — At a high-level CEO meeting yesterday, senior representatives of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) in Europe and the Director General of EUROCONTROL discussed how the two organisations can work more closely to address the pressing issues of airspace capacity across Europe. The meeting focused on… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield to replace standard screening lines with CATSA Plus security screening lines

Domestic & International Departing Passengers Asked to Arrive Early due to Ongoing Construction Nova Scotia, Canada, 2018-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its Master Plan and to accommodate passenger growth, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) continues to renovate the airport to enhance security and improve the passenger experience at Halifax Stanfield. With construction continuing… Read the full press release

ICAO, European Union and EASA: Cheaper, safer and more environmentally sustainable aviation with less delays possible with the ASEAN Single Aviation Market and Seamless ASEAN Sky

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Cheaper, safer and more environmentally sustainable aviation with less delays will be enabled by the ASEAN Single Aviation Market and Seamless ASEAN Sky. Challenges and opportunities were discussed at the first ICAO-EASA forum on Civil Aviation in South East Asia. For the first time, the UN International Civil… Read the full press release

megabus.com supports Highways England’s ‘Don’t be a Space Invader – stay safe, stay back’ safety initiative

Inter-city coach operator supports ‘Don’t be a Space Invader – stay safe, stay back’ safety initiative New figures show extent of road casualties caused by people who drive too close to vehicle in front megabus.com invests in telematics technology and professional driver training to promote safer journeys Perth, Scotland, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Inter-city coach… Read the full press release

Kansas City Aviation Department: Missourians might need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for commercial air travel after January 21, 2019

Kansas City, MO, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Kansas City Aviation Department wants to allay concerns travelers may have that they must use a U.S. passport to board their flights after October 10. For now, they have through January 21, 2019. The Department of Homeland Security’s REAL ID program mandates that state-issued IDs and driver’s licenses… Read the full press release

Marriott International ramps up the deployment of alert devices for housekeepers

Bethesda, MD, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its ongoing focus on safety, Marriott International [NASDAQ: MAR] today (09/06/2018) announced it is ramping up the deployment of alert devices for housekeepers and other on-property associates allowing them to discretely summon help if they feel harassed in any way, need quick support or… Read the full press release

flydubai introduces updated safety video featuring characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series

New safety demo features characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series Dubai, UAE, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai has launched its updated safety video featuring characters from the popular FREEJ cartoon series. The new safety demo is shown to passengers onboard the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft before each… Read the full press release

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference ‘A Vision for the Future of General Aviation’, 6-7 Nov 2018 in Vienna, Austria

Cologne, Germany, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — EASA’s Annual Safety Conference ‘A Vision for the Future of General Aviation’ (6-7 Nov 2018 in Vienna/Austria) on safer, simpler and more affordable flying introduces the new era of innovation and sharing of airspace, flights in General Aviation The conference will launch a new European GA strategy focusing on safer,… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport Fire Service takes delivery of the first of three new £1M fire tenders

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport Fire Service has taken delivery of the first of three new fire tenders, each representing an investment in the region of £1 million. Purpose built for the airport by the Spanish firm Iturri, and the culmination of a 5-year procurement and manufacturing… Read the full press release

IATA and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority partner for the improvement of aviation safety

Kigali, Rwanda, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the improvement of aviation safety. Under the MoU, the parties will work together to establish a framework for using the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) to… Read the full press release

SJC deploys facial recognition technology to facilitate the arrival and departure of international travelers

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) Partners with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to Become the First West Coast Airport Committed to Using Facial Recognition Technology to Facilitate the Arrival and Departure of All International Travelers San José, Calif., 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) announced today (August 6,… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Capt. Matt Gorshe receives Outstanding Airport Safety Liaison Award from ALPA

Madison Pilot Recognized for Advancing Aviation Safety Standards WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 01, 2018) recognized Spirit Airlines Capt. Matt Gorshe with its Outstanding Airport Safety Liaison Award for his exemplary efforts to successfully engage and work with authorities at Dane County Regional Airport… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized JetBlue Airways Capt. Thomas Wood with a Presidential Citation at its 64th Air Safety Forum

Bedford Pilot Honored for Commitment to Advancing Aviation Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 02, 2018) recognized JetBlue Airways Capt. Thomas Wood with a Presidential Citation at its 64th Air Safety Forum. “Capt. Wood’s dedication to his colleagues and to advancing security within the… Read the full press release

Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Scott Hammond for his outstanding leadership in aviation safety

Saint Helena Island Resident Recognized for Outstanding Leadership WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 02, 2018) recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Scott Hammond with its Air Safety Award for his outstanding leadership in aviation safety. Capt. Hammond was presented with the award today at ALPA’s… Read the full press release

United Airlines Capt. Don Dobias honored with ALPA’s Presidential Citation

Greenwood Village Pilot Honored for Commitment to Pilot Training WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 02, 2018) recognized United Airlines Capt. Don Dobias with a Presidential Citation at the 64th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C. “Capt. Dobias’s dedication to his colleagues and to advancing… Read the full press release

Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l recognized Sun Country Captain Eric Herman with Aviation Security Award

Maple Grove Pilot Recognized for Contributions to Improve Crewmember Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — At its 64th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., today (August 02, 2018), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized Sun Country Captain Eric Herman with its Aviation Security Award for his valued guidance and extensive work… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines Captain Paul Wilkinson honored with ALPA Superior Airmanship Award

Utah Pilot Recognized for Extraordinary Commitment to Passenger Safety WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 02, 2018) honored Sandy, Utah, resident and Delta Air Lines Captain Paul Wilkinson, in addition to his crewmates Captains Greg Rooney and Jay Arnett, with the prestigious ALPA Superior… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Dan Coogan with Presidential Citation

Canton Pilot Honored for Contributions to Aviation Safety WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 02, 2018) recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Dan Coogan with a Presidential Citation for his outstanding efforts to enhance aviation safety. The award was presented during ALPA’s 64th Air Safety Forum in… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Capt. Anthony “AJ” Berlotti earns ALPA Presidential Citation

Frisco Pilot Honored for Commitment to Aviation Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 02, 2018) recognized Alaska Airlines Capt. Anthony “AJ” Berlotti with a Presidential Citation for his tireless commitment to improving access and security for pilots while traveling on a flight deck jumpseat…. Read the full press release

ALPA recognized United Airlines Capt. Jerry McDermott with Pilot Assistance Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — At the 64th Air Safety Forum today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized United Airlines Capt. Jerry McDermott with this year’s Pilot Assistance Award. ALPA presented its prestigious award to Capt. McDermott for his extraordinary service leading ALPA’s  national pilot assistance programs. “Capt. McDermott’s passion for… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines Capt. Mark Pinsky earns ALPA Presidential Citation

Ann Arbor Pilot Honored for Commitment to Pilot Assistance WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 02, 2018), at the 64th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Mark Pinsky with a Presidential Citation for his dedication to helping his fellow airline… Read the full press release

United Airlines First Officer James Berzon earns inaugural ALPA Aviation Jumpseat Award

Castle Rock Pilot Recognized for Contributions to Enhance Flight Deck Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 02, 2018), in conjunction with its 64th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) presented United Airlines First Officer James Berzon with the Aviation Jumpseat Award. First Officer Berzon… Read the full press release

TOURISM’S INDUSTRY IS NOT SHIELDED FROM THE SINISTER POWER OF TERRORISM AND NATURAL DISASTERS

Tel Aviv, Israel, 2018-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Tourism Security Summit (ITSS) will tackle challenging topics on how to deal with crisis International travel and tourism are significant contributors to economic growth and development to any destination. Unfortunately, the demonstrated economic success of the travel and tourism’s industry does not mean that… Read the full press release