Yahsat has started a long-term strategic partnership with UAE communications solutions company X SAT FZE. Under the agreement, X SAT is committed to capacity on Yahsat's upcoming Ka-band satellite, Al Yah 3, to be launched later this year.
South African Airways (SAA) has recently launched its new-look website at www.flysaa.com, which promises more speed, more options and more simplicity.
Airbus has teamed up with Routehappy, the merchandising content platform for flight shopping, to accelerate the transformation of flight shopping from commoditised to differentiated.
Satcom Direct (SD) will host its first inflight connectivity workshop in Africa on 6 April 2017.
Airbus has created the online booking assistant iflyA380.com to take travel planning to the next level.
Astronautics Corporation of America and Vector Aerospace, that has facilities in South African and Kenya, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to obtain supplemental type certificates (STCs) for
Global defence and aerospace equipment manufacturer Leonardo said it has been contracted by Austrian aerospace company Schiebel Corporation to supply the PicoSAR active electronically scanned array
Arabsat has been selected by Globecast, global media solutions provider, to broadcast TRT World, the international news platform of Turkey, in high definition over the MENA region on Arabsat's Badr-6
Travelport has become the first GDS to be granted with both 'Aggregator Level One' certification and 'IT Provider Level Two' status by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as part of its New
Tanzania's Precision Air Services has revamped its website with enhanced functionality and improved navigation.
Arabsat and ONT has announced the signing an agreement to launch a Tunisian broadcast platform on Arabsat Badr-4 at 26°E.
Panasonic has unveiled a new state-of-the-art facility at Dubai Airport Freezone serving more than 85 airlines from 52 countries located across the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia, and Africa (MECSAA).
Airline passengers flying to and from the Ivory Coast can now expect a connected experience, as national airline, Air Cote d'Ivoire , signs up for inflight passenger connectivity services from SitaOnAir.
Since launching 3G inflight connectivity one year ago, AeroMobile has revealed a 160 percent increase in inflight data usage year on year.
Inflight connectivity provider AeroMobile, in partnership with Panasonic Avionics, has connected over one million flights. AeroMobile was the first to introduce inflight connectivity in 2008 and now has over 340
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and Safety Line have unveiled a strategic partnership that will enable airlines to benefit from significant fuel savings.
Onboard the global charity organisation MOAS' (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) ship, MY Phoenix Schiebel's Camcopter -100 has proved to be vital for the achievements of the NGO's
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of an Airport Wildlife Trafficking Assessment Tool which will help defeat smugglers of endangered species.
Ethiopian Airlines has launched a newly redesigned ShebaMiles Frequent Flyer Program web page to improve customers' online experience in terms of ease of use, data quality and better control on account management through enhanced
Panasonic Global Communications (Panasonic) has unveiled a new, high bandwidth satellite modem, which offers Panasonic customers twenty times the bandwidth of Panasonic's current solution.
Bombardier has begun deliveries of the first new Global aircraft equipped with the fastest in-flight Internet access in business aviation. Bombardier's Ka-band system, powered by
Lufthansa Systems presented new modules for its multi-award-winning BoardConnect inflight entertainment platform at APEX in Singapore this week.
RwandAir is ready to cement its position as one of the serious African carriers as the first of two of its A330 fleet arrives in to Kigali with state-of-the-art IFEC. Kevin Opiyo reports.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) has announced that it has been selected by Airbus as lead supplier for High Bandwidth Connectivity (HBC) technology on its A320, A330, and A380
Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) has launched ZeroTouchTM service- its innovative service that simultaneously gives airlines real-time visibility into performance, improves the efficiency of its maintenance
GE Aviation has completed the initial ground testing of the first full GE9X development engine, which will become the world's largest commercial aircraft engine and will power Boeing's 777X aircraft.
Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) and AeroMobile have announced the global availability of the new 3G eXPhone system.
South African Airways (SAA) has taken a decision to prohibit the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Air passengers are demanding better access to technology to improve their travel experience according to a new survey from the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
After months of testing among the thousand hills of Rwanda, a partnership involving a humanitarian healthcare shipper, a robotics company, the Rwandan government, and delivery and logistics group UPS has formally
The technology company MOMook, developing management software solutions for aviation training centres, is announcing a service agreement with Aviation Training Center of Tunisia (ATCT).
More than 100 aircraft have gone missing in the past 70 years. The fact that this continues to happen, despite modern technological capabilities, is a stark reminder that the aviation industry still has work to do on enhancing its flight tracking
Ethiopian Airlines customers can now take a look inside the Cloud 9 Business Class and Economy cabins of their A350-900 XWB through a Google 'Seat View' tour of their newest aircraft.
Travelport announced the launch of new ancillary products from South African Airways to agents across the world.
Satcom Direct (SD) has announced it has acquired AircraftLogs a company based in Columbus, OH, that offers the latest technology in aircraft flight scheduling software and tax reporting tools for corporate and private flight departments.
Honeywell has achieved final certification from Inmarsat for JetWave, the company's package of exclusive hardware that will allow pilots, passengers, operators and maintenance personnel to connect to GX Aviation,
SITA is to roll out faster, new-generation connectivity across Kenya Airways' global network.
Having taken turns at the controls of their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have today succeeded in their dream of achieving the
Airbus has launched the iflyA380.com website for travellers who want to experience the A380 aircraft.
Inmarsat has announced that it's advanced Global Xpress (GX) Aviation in-flight connectivity service has received EASA certification for the A320 aircraft family.
Nouvelair Tunisie has chosen Hitit Computer Services to provide the airline with several airline IT services.
Panasonic Avionics has announced it will now offer worldwide satellite tracking to its Global Communications Services and FlightLink customers.
Cameroon Airlines (Cam Air) has implemented SITA's next-generation passenger services system (PSS) to manage every aspect of its operation from reservations, pricing, ticketing and departure control to loyalty program and business
IT specialist SITA has announced 2015 revenues of US$1.7 billion despite a year which saw continued global economic and geopolitical volatility as well as significant shifts in currency.
Designed to reduce fuel consumption, the service will be deployed in 2016 and will cover the entire fleet deployed by the Ethiopian flag carrier, based in Addis Ababa.
Travel technology provider SITA is exploring the potential of blockchain technology to provide travellers with a secure single token to travel through airports and across borders.
Satcom Direct (SD) has introduced the SD WiFi Hub, which acts as both a router and a wireless access point in a small package.
Astral Aviation's CEO, Sanjeev Gadhia, has advocated the use of commercial UAV's and discusses the new air service regulations for drones.
Strata Manufacturing is showcasing the UAE's aerospace ambitions at Hannover Messe this week.
Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has signed an Aeronautical Information Services and Management (AIS/AIM) contract with Avitech.
Inflight Dublin (IFD) has announced its partnership with Royal Air Maroc (RAM), which will see it provide a wide range of video and audio content, as well as bespoke solutions for the airline's web and print platforms.
Libyan Airlines has signed a five-year contract with Lufthansa Systems for Lido/mPilot all-in-one navigation solution.
Rockwell Collins has unveiled its virtual training simulator for its PAVE in-flight entertainment (IFE) system.
In partnership with the Tunisian Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA), the USAID-financed Business Reform & Competitiveness Project (BRCP) sponsored a pioneering webinar to bring together Supplier
Gulfstream has earned U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to install the Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ avionics update on GIV-SP aircraft.
South African Airways (SAA) will be rolling out the offer of Samsung tablets on board as a way of improving in-flight entertainment to business class customers travelling on selected short haul regional flights.
Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) has been selected to supply the Cabin Services System (CSS) on the new family of Boeing 777X aircraft.
The government of Rwanda has signed an agreement with US-based Zipline International for an infrastructure for drones, which will deliver medical supplies throughout the country.
Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS) has selected Thales to supply, install and commission Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) surveillance, Primary and Secondary Surveillance Radars, and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME).
The ASR-NG system (Airport Surveillance Radar - Next Generation) newly developed by Airbus Defence and Space has displayed globally unique detection capabilities for air traffic control radars in a series of flight tests and
SITA has said that passengers will be using self-service, 'Internet of Things' (IoT) initiative, with airlines and at airports within the next three years.
Provider of financial and business intelligence solutions to airlines, Accelya, today announced that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has renewed the contract with Accelya Kale Solutions Ltd. for
AAR has been selected by Vision Systems for retrofit programme in Africa, Asia Middle East, and North America.
Lufthansa Systems has announced that it has enhanced its mCabin crew app for Windows 10, allowing it to be used on Microsoft's new Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
Ethiopian Airlines has recently partnered with Mozio to deliver efficient door-to-door connectivity to their passengers.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) can begin testing on its new PT6A-140AG turboprop engine, selected to power Air Tractor's new AT502XP aircraft.
The Airports Company South Africa and Aviation Co-ordination Services (ACS) have renewed SITA, the global air transport IT company, as the common-use technology provider for Airports Company South Africa,
Honeywell Aerospace has released new software upgrades for Primus Epic, its integrated cockpit system.
Bombardier has launched its Bombardier Smart Link service, which will be progressively rolled out for Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft.
Rockwell Collins has expanded its service to provide real-time flight tracking for non-ADS-B equipped aircraft.
Agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation.
RwandAir will become the fourth African airline to choose SITAONAIR as its connectivity provider.
The Pratt & Whitney PurePower Engine for Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft has successfully complete its first flight.
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), designed for environmental research and surveying, will become the first hydrogen fuel cell-powered aircraft fully developed in South Africa, Allafrica reports.
The rate of investment in IT at airports around the world is rising – the latest figures from SITA estimate it will hit US$8.7 billion in 2015.
MTU Aero Engines will have a stake in the LM6000-PF+ aeroderivative gas turbine, the latest version released by General Electric (GE).
Dassault Aviation has introduced a new avionics upgrade and improve the running of Falcon 900A and B.
The United Kingdom's CAA International and partner New Zealand's Aspeq Ltd. have launched the new licensing system that will allow aviation professionals to apply for, renew and manage licenses
Air Seychelles has selected global technology provider Sabre Corporation to provide a full suite of technology that will support the carrier's global business as well as enhance the Air Seychelles guest
ADSoftware has signed an agreement with Kenya's Skyward Express for its AirPack maintenance software.
Airbus has achieved EASA certification of its innovative Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) technology on A330 Family aircraft.
Ahead of the new EU Regulation 376/2014 in November 2015, CAA International (CAAi) has launched two, online e-Learning courses.
Proflight Zambia has teamed up with MTN Zambia to offer customers an additional payment solution when buying tickets.
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.
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.
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
Satcom Direct will be launching its new AeroIT certification and preparatory course to international clients at this year's EBACE.
Rwanda's national carrier, RwandAir, has selected Rockwell Collins' ARINC common use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) and related technologies to support the airline's strong passenger growth.
Canada's FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has announced it has signed a contract for its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRSTM) 228 on a fleet of four A320 aircraft. For an unnamed African airline.
Harris Corporation has been selected to modernise critical air traffic control (ATC) communications at three international airports in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Lufthansa Systems has announced a comprehensive enhancement of its leading Lido/Flight flight planning system.
Sabre Corporation has appointed Dino Gelmetti as vice president of Airline Solutions, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Honeywell Aerospace has released version 1 of a new online weather service that will provide pilots with continuously updated, in-flight weather information.
Malaysia Airlines will be the first carrier to implement global flight tracking using SITA OnAir's AIRCOM FlightTracker, starting this summer.
Opportunities for South African defence and security products in South and Latin America are growing, and Denel is stepping up its marketing efforts in these key markets, says the Group CEO of Denel SOC, Riaz Saloojee, as the
SITA today announced the creation of a new corporate social responsibility initiative - the SITA Air Transport Community Foundation - initiated by the 34-member SITA Council to work with charities in delivering educational
Ethiopian Airlines has announced the commencement of mobile payment for online ticket purchase in Ethiopia. The option was made possible with the cooperation of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) and Flocash an
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.
Inmarsat and Honeywell have successfully tested over-the-air performance for Honeywell's JetWave MCS 8200 onboard aircraft hardware on Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) satellite network on 4 March 2015. This successful test