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 […]

SITA Air Transport Community announces innovation winners

The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation, based in the UK, in partnership with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct, has awarded a US$10,000 prize to Wits University students Jules Ntumba, Tso Mello and Fiona Ndlovu. The group, one of seven finalists, was shortlisted through a competition to address what information, tools or technology first-time air […]

United Technologies unveils all-digital innovation showcase at airshow

United Technologies Corp. has launched the company’s first ever, all-digital innovation showcase at the Farnborough International Airshow. The showcase, entitled ‘Innovating an Extraordinary Future’, uses immersive video, digital touch-screen technology and augmented reality with 3D-printed models to enable visitors to learn about more than 50 product and service offerings in a multi-sensory experience. As part […]

Tech-led industries drive change in private jet trends

A shift towards more tech and digital-led industries using private aviation for business travel, rather than the more traditional financially-led industries, are driving trends and behaviour changes in Luxaviation UK’s business travel clients. While there are no big surprises in Luxaviation UK’s ‘top ten business travel destinations’ from the UK this year, the UK’s leading […]

EL AL launches new in-flight Wi-Fi system, powered by Viasat

EL AL Israel Airlines has announced it has officially launched its new fast, reliable commercial in-flight Wi-Fi service, powered by global communications company, Viasat. EL AL was Viasat’s European launch customer. Since first announcing their relationship, both companies undertook broad market studies focused on in-flight Wi-Fi passenger demand, engagement and service offerings, including a customer […]