Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model aeroplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionise aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ concept to reduce drag and overall wing weight, while combating the effects of turbulence and wind gusts.
United Airlines has become the latest carrier to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise. The United States-based airline will leverage Skywise to enhance all aspects of its maintenance and engineering operations on its Airbus fleet.
Heathrow has announced the rollout of new computed tomography security equipment throughout the airport over the next few years. When fully deployed, the 3D equipment could end the need for passengers to remove their liquids and laptops from cabin baggage when passing through security.
ICM, a global leader in passenger automation and self-service bag drop solutions for airports and airlines based in Sydney, Australia, will complement Amadeus’ offering for airport operations.
The International Air Transport Association has resolved to accelerate the global implementation of the One ID initiative, which uses a single biometric identifier to move passengers through the airport, without the need for paper travel documents.
The International Air Transport Association has resolved to support the global deployment of radio frequency identification for baggage tracking. The IATA annual general meeting also called for the implementation of modern baggage messaging standards to more accurately track passengers’ baggage in real time across key points in the journey.
CWT has appointed Deanna Seiffert as to the role of vice president in Europe, Middle East and Africa for demand marketing. In this role, she is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of the company’s marketing strategy in the regions.
Flybe has successfully completed its changeover to the Amadeus Altéa Passenger Service System. The technology is now fully up and running on flybe.com and the airline’s back end systems.
Travelport will be ready to implement a new booking code for non-binary gender airline passengers when it goes live at the start of June. The company has pledged to make the code available to all of the 480 airlines on its platform who choose to adopt it.
The partnership will enable hoteliers to provide them with the best possible services, based on their needs, to enhance the guest experience throughout their travel journey.
As part of this partnership, both companies will collaborate across multiple areas of business, including demand generation by providing access to customers of both brands, online-to-offline services integration, data operation, and branding.
Major hotel booking sites are still skewing search results, using pressure tactics and claiming false discounts despite a major clampdown, according to new Which? research.