SITAONAIR – DTN partnership brings industry-leading weather alerting to AIRCOM® FlightTracker

An industry-leading weather-alerting feature, empowering flight dispatchers to avoid or anticipate weather disruption throughout flights, has been launched as a new feature of SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM® FlightTracker, in partnership with DTN. Airline dispatchers using AIRCOM® FlightTracker will now be equipped to help aircraft avoid inclement weather – including aircraft-specific turbulence, icing, and thunderstorm forecasts – supporting […]

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IBAC Welcomes ICAO Decision on Cockpit Doors for Ultra Long-Range Business Aircraft

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomed last week the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to raise the weight threshold requirement for aircraft with hardened cockpit doors from 45.5 tonnes maximum certificated take-off weight (MCTOW) to 54.5 tonnes MCTOW for those aircraft where the passenger seating capacity is 19 […]

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Hamburg Airport Equipped with ADB SAFEGATE System

Hamburg Airport is Germany’s fifth largest airport and is served by over 60 airlines. The airport operator, Flughafen Hamburg GmbH, is renovating Apron 1, an area of 330,000 square meters with an investment of €120 million. The airport will introduce Europe’s first-ever Follow the Greens operations where individually controlled green lights guide the pilots safely […]

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Single European Sky Steps Closer Thanks to Multi-Frequency Datalink Upgrade

A significant, multi-frequency European datalink infrastructure upgrade has been completed by SITAONAIR, marking an important milestone in realizing the Single European Sky (SES) vision, and in tackling congestion in Europe’s airspace. SITAONAIR’s upgrade fosters and enhances the provision of air/ground (A/G) datalink in Europe across multiple frequencies, supporting the region’s increasingly pressured Air Traffic Control […]

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Piper Receives Largest Trainer Order in Company History

Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received an order for 152 aircraft from Fanmei Aviation Technologies, Piper Aircraft’s exclusive dealer in China. This is the largest single trainer order received by Piper Aircraft in company history. Fanmei Aviation Technologies is a subsidiary of Sichuan Fanmei Education Group co. Ltd which is a leading provider of aviation education […]

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GAMA Hails European Parliament Transport Committee’s Endorsement of New EASA Mandate

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today applauded the European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) members’ vote in favour of concluding a new mandate for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The EU institutions have been working on an update to EASA’s existing Basic Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 since 2015. Members of Parliament (MEPs) […]

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