Air France creates first of its kind AR-based event experience

Air France is engaging event participants with the new mobile application, ‘Air France AR world’, letting them discover a new digital and interactive layer to their physical worlds. The app digitally displays a map of the world and visualises key destinations with AR technology. The experience is interactive, informative, engaging and users can also participate […]

Lufthansa Technik builds digital foundation with Red Hat

Flexibility and efficiency are key to customer satisfaction within the aviation industry. Lufthansa Technik aimed to improve its operation and passenger experience with a hybrid cloud infrastructure and utilised a Red Hat solution to make this possible. Lufthansa Technik, the world’s largest independent provider of airline maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, sought to create […]

Air France launches its digital factory for innovation

On November 8, 2018, Air France inaugurated its Digital Factory, located at the heart of the company’s Head Office in Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The Digital Factory is a project launched in December 2017 to accelerate innovation projects and now has 700 sq. metres of office space with tools, methods and expertise to support staff in […]

Heathrow appoints SITA to transform management of communication network

Heathrow has signed an innovative outsourcing agreement with global IT company, SITA, to transform the management of the airport’s vast communication network into a smarter, automated service. Heathrow’s network tower supports every aspect of the network, telephony and radio infrastructure, while keeping all network and communications systems secure. The new service contract includes the support […]

The Holiday Inn Express at Roissy CDG Airport deploys Scale Computing

The Holiday Inn Express brand, part of the IHG Group, recently opened a 305 room hotel located in the heart of the largest international airport in France, Roissy CDG Airport. The hotel is set to see hundreds of visitors each day and is in a prime location near Terminal 1, while a free shuttle service […]

Air France awards in-flight solution to Global Eagle and Orange

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. has announced that Air France has awarded a long-term contract for in-flight connectivity systems and services to a collaboration between Global Eagle and Orange Business Services. The contract initially includes 113 Airbus A320 family aircraft operated by Air France. Installations are already underway. Air France’s Airbus A320 family includes A318, A319, […]

Gogo 2Ku aims for high-speeds on board Air France

Gogo Inc., a leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, has announced that Air France has launched a commercial service on its first two aircraft – an Airbus A330 and a Boeing 777 – to be equipped with Gogo’s 2Ku high-speed satellite connectivity system. “Air France has reached an exciting milestone […]

Innovators challenged to use AI to boost aircraft performance

Innovators in the UK and Canada have been challenged to help aircraft reach unprecedented levels of performance in extreme weather and make them more eco-friendly by using Artificial Intelligence (AI). Start-ups and researchers will need to showcase ideas as to how AI could make aircraft more aerodynamic and cut down on ice build-up on the […]

Virgin Atlantic explores augmented reality app for cabin crew training

Virgin Atlantic is introducing innovative training technology – as part of an innovation collaboration with SITA, a leading global IT provider – that allows the airline’s cabin crew to use augmented reality to familiarise themselves with new aircraft. Using an iOS app, cabin crew use augmented reality to walk through and acquaint themselves with the […]

PostNL Baggage Service connected to Schiphol technology

In March 2017, the PostNL Baggage Service was introduced for passengers from Schiphol. More recently, the existing self-service baggage drop-off technology used at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is also used for this baggage service. The technology from the Scarabee Aviation Group provides a scalable and future-proof solution. As a result, more passengers and airlines will soon […]