15 May 2017

Delta is testing facial recognition technology

Delta is introducing four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, a US$600,000 investment that allows customers to quickly, securely and easily check their own bags. One machine will be equipped to test facial recognition technology to match customers with their passport photos through identification verification, a first for U.S. carriers. […]

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American Airlines promotes Patrick O’Keeffe to Senior Vice President – People

American Airlines has promoted Patrick O’Keeffe to Senior Vice President – People, effective June 1. O’Keeffe most recently served as Vice President – Information Technology and has held a wide range of leadership positions across the airline during his more than 28 years at American. In his new role, O’Keeffe will lead the global human

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Ponder Harrison to leave Allegiant EVP, Chief Marketing Officer position

Allegiant Travel Company reported that Ponder Harrison has resigned from his position as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. A co-founder of Allegiant Travel Company, Harrison served as an executive officer and managing director of the company from 2002 through 2009. Since that time, he has continued to serve the company on business strategy

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Frankfurt Airport achieves double-digit passenger growth

In April 2017, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 5.4 million passengers, representing an increase of 10.0%. Thus, for the first time since December 2011, monthly traffic achieved double-digit growth at FRA again. In addition, the previous record of April 2015 was exceeded by around 367,000 passengers. Growth was helped by the timing of the Easter

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Aviation Capital Group signs lease agreement with Interjet for 10 new Airbus A320 Family aircraft

Aviation Capital Group has signed long-term lease agreements with Mexican low cost airline Interjet, for 10 new Airbus A320 Family aircraft. These aircraft are from ACG’s order book commitment with Airbus. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in July 2017. “We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with ACG, a leading

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AAR selected to provide KC-46 palletized seating to U.S. Air Force

AAR has been selected to provide the United States Air Force (USAF) with palletized seating systems to accommodate passenger carriage in KC-46 aircrafts in 10- or 12-seat configurations. The contract with AAR’s Mobility Systems is valued at just under US$5m, with ordering periods through the end of DoD’s FY19. This contract supports the USAF’s newest

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FL Technics to provide full CAMO support to Nordavia’s Boeing 737 fleet

FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, signed a CAMO support agreement with Russian carrier Nordavia – Regional Airlines. FL Technics will provide full engineering support to the carrier’s Boeing 737 fleet. With 21 destinations, Nordavia operates a fleet of nine Boeing 737-500 aircraft. Under the new cooperation, FL

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Avtrade completes purchase of Airbus A340 – 300 aircraft

Avtrade has announced the continuation of its aircraft acquisition programme with the purchase of an Airbus A340-300 (MSN 078) aircraft. Complete with four CFM56-5C4 engines, the Airbus aircraft will be parted out and components will be added into Avtrade’s extensive Airbus stock to service over 800 airlines worldwide. The Airbus components will be fully serviceable

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AJW set to start delivery of power-by-the-hour support to Brazilian operator, Modern Logistics

AJW, a leader in the global management of aircraft spares, is set to provide full power-by-hour support to Brazilian Operator, Modern Logistics. Support of its B737-400 freighters and augment dispatch reliability will begin imminently as the airline expands fleet to fifteen aircraft. The multi-year contract recognizes the reputation that AJW has established in the Brazilian

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