With the number of air travelers around the world expected to double to more than 7 billion by 2035, according to IATA, the air transport industry is ramping up awareness on the critical need for airspace modernization.
FAA has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with Liteye Systems to evaluate technology developed by a trio of UK companies to identify and disable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” operating near airports.
Travel technology provider SITA is exploring the use of blockchain technology as a platform for generating secure single travel “tokens” that could potentially streamline a passenger’s progress through all airport processes involving the scanning of personal documentation.
A lack of relevant data is hindering efforts to determine and address the level of the air traffic management system’s vulnerability to cyberattacks, Eurocontrol DG Frank Brenner said at the IATA Ops Conference in Copenhagen this week.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has appointed CAA International (CAAi), the advisory arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), to help strengthen CAAT’s aviation safety oversight in compliance with ICAO.
Aviation regulation is not keeping up with the fast pace of change in the air transport industry and needs to become more responsive to the changing operational environment, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) executive director Patrick Ky told the IATA Ops Conference in Copenhagen this week.
The commercial aviation industry has become much more adept in a changing operational environment at ensuring public confidence, but faces ongoing communications challenges, IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler told the IATA Ops Conference in Copenhagen.
The lack of air connectivity among the islands of the Caribbean remains one of the tallest barriers to unlocking the full potential of the region’s tourism market, the head of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily....More
Passenger traffic in Latin America is expected to grow between 5%-10% per year over the next 10 years, but this growth could be hampered by lack of government investment in infrastructure, air traffic control systems and airports, industry leaders said at the ALTA Pan American Aviation Safety Summit....More
IATA’s incoming chief pledged to continue driving forward key global airline initiatives and to be a “tireless advocate” for the industry in remarks after he was officially confirmed as the association’s next director general and CEO....More