Anne Paylor

Anne
Paylor
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Airways CEO Ed Sims and NATS CEO Martin Rolfe
New Zealand, UK ANSPs sign new collaboration deal
The air navigation service providers (ANSPs) of New Zealand and the UK announced a new collaboration agreement following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union last week.
Global Congestion
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.
Real-time flight data exchange between Eurocontrol, UAE goes live 
Eurocontrol and the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have begun exchanging real-time flight data, as part of a cooperation agreement signed in October last year.
Anti-UAV Defense System
FAA to evaluate drone detection systems for US airports  1
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.
Israel becomes second Eurocontrol Comprehensive Agreement signatory 
Israel has become the second state to sign a Comprehensive Agreement with the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol).
Airways New Zealand to reduce air navigation service charges to airlines 
Air navigation services provider Airways New Zealand will decrease charges for airlines by 4.7% over the next three-year pricing period, a move welcomed by IATA.
Cyber-security industry in ‘arms race’ 
"We are all involved in an arms race," security futurist and risk consultant Simon Moores, MD of Zentelligence (Research), told an audience at the SITA Air Transport IT Summit in Barcelona.
Australia begins decommissioning navaids; moves to satellite navigation 
Australia has begun the process of decommissioning a number of ground-based navigation aids, meaning that associated non-precision approach procedures will be withdrawn from service this week.
Fraudulently obtained travel documents a growing security challenge 
The problem of fraudulently obtained travel documents is outstripping forged passports as one of the key identity validation issues facing the air transport industry today.
SITA
SITA explores blockchain technology to unlock digital travel identity 
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.
SITA survey finds passengers increasingly prefer self-service  1
A clear message from the 2016 SITA Passenger IT Trends Survey is that passengers prefer technology-delivered over people-delivered service.
Finland first EU state to use IOSA in safety oversight 
Finland will be the first European Union (EU) country to start using the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) as a tool to complement the safety oversight of Finnish aircraft operators.
Lack of data leaves ATM in the dark on cybersecurity vulnerability 
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.
UK CAA offshoot to help Thailand win back safety oversight rating 
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.
EASA calls for more proactive approach to aviation regulation 
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.
Blogs & Commentary
Jul 22, 2016
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The big divide between airlines & Wall Street: PRASM

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Jul 22, 2016
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Is this the worst-ever airline flight safety video?

Air New Zealand has released its latest flight safety video. The Kiwi airline is famous for its fun videos and they are usually popular, but I have to say that I think they’ve produced a dud this time....More
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