Anne Paylor

Anne
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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a number of ground-based navigation aids, meaning that associated non-precision approach procedures will be withdrawn from service this week.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.
IATA’s Tyler calls on aviation to get better at communicating 
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.
Sky Fall
There was unprecedented pessimism at the European Aviation Summit in Amsterdam on whether any real progress would be achieved on implementing the Single European Sky (SES) any time soon.
ANS completes transition from NATS to provide ATC services at Gatwick 
Air Navigation Solutions (ANS) has assumed responsibility for air traffic control services at Gatwick Airport, taking over from UK ANSP NATS.
CAAS signs Aireon to deploy space-based ADS-B in Singapore FIR 
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has signed an agreement with space-based air traffic surveillance system provider Aireon to provide space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data for the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR).
Air New Zealand turns to 3D printing to reduce interior parts costs 
Air New Zealand plans to 3D print components for its Business Premier cabins, in a bid to leverage new technology to help reduce costs.
Dubai International Airport Concourse D
Dubai Airport opens $1.2 bn Concourse D  1
The new $1.2 billion Concourse D has opened at Dubai International Airport, increasing capacity at the airport from 75 million to 90 million passengers a year.
EU and China launch aviation cooperation project  1
The European Union and China have launched a €10 million ($11 million) aviation cooperation project, which will be managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and partners, to link technical cooperation with policy dialogue between the European and Chinese aviation authorities.
Blogs & Commentary
Feb 16, 2017
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Not all US domestic routes are created equal

For years, US airlines basically treated a 45-90-minute hop the same as a 5-hour transcontinental flight....More
Jan 30, 2017
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Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved

I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was happening in light of the Trump travel ban that ignited protests over the weekend....More
Jan 24, 2017
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Alitalia, the airline that broke the camel’s back?

Can Alitalia ever be a good-news story? It appears not for Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline that has become the latest in a line of companies to see potential in the Italian flag carrier but for whom good news seems an increasingly distant prospect....More
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