Air Transport World has announced the full list of winners for its 2016 Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards. The awards will be presented at the 42nd annual ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards at a gala dinner on the eve of the Singapore Air Show on February 15, 2016.
Concorde test pilot Andre Turcat died Jan. 4, 2016, at the age of 94, at his home in Aix-En-Provence. Turcat flew the maiden flight of the Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde 001 on March 2, 1969 in a flight from Toulouse....More
Citing significant improvements in operational performance, United Airlines’ acting CEO said the company is successfully navigating the last few months’ rapid turnover in the chief executive’s office....More
Lufthansa Group, which is aiming to reduce overall management positions 15%, has assigned Austrian Airlines CEO Kay Kratky to take over responsibility for Lufthansa Group’s flight operations in Vienna, as of Jan. 1, 2016....More
IATA DG Tony Tyler visited Cuba in November to mark the 70th anniversary of IATA, which was formed in the Hotel Nacional, Havana. He met with heads of Cuba’s commercial aviation and tourism authorities and the CEO of Cubana. He hosted a celebratory dinner in the Hotel Nacional and saw the commemorative plaque marking IATA’s creation.
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....More