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IGHC 2024: IATA hones in on importance of safety and training

IGHC 2024: IATA hones in on importance of safety and training

The 2024 IATA Ground Handling Conference, hosted this year by Icelandair in Reykjavík, restated the industry's focus towards increased safety on the ramp through an emphasis on the need to improve training and step up stakeholder collaboration. Indeed, "collaboration" formed a central part of th...

dnata boss urges US to implement ground handling regulations after EASA proposals

dnata boss urges US to implement ground handling regulations after EASA proposals

Last week, ARGS was invited by dnata to tour its Dubai headquarters and airport facilities. We took this opportunity to find out more about how the ground handler will work with EASA to implement the body's recently proposed ground handling regulations at EU airports. Having welcomed the proposa...

Virgin Atlantic airline suspends services to Pakistan

Virgin Atlantic airline suspends services to Pakistan

Virgin Atlantic, a popular UK-based airline, has announced the suspension of its services to Pakistan due to ongoing concerns about the country's aviation safety. The decision, which was made after a thorough review of the airline's operations in the country, comes as a disappointment to many tra...

Teamsters Oppose Republic Airways’ Effort to “Weaken Safety”

The Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224, filed a public comment today opposing Republic Airways' request to allow pilots to operate its aircraft with half the flight experience hours currently required by the FAA. "We stand by the Flight 3407 family members in their objection ...

EcoDemonstrator programme testing quieter, cleaner flights with Etihad

An Etihad Airways 787-10 Dreamliner decked out with special equipment that can enhance safety and reduce CO2 emissions and noise has commenced flight testing this week for Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator programme. A series of flights will gather the most detailed information to date about aircraft ac...

Travelers Face Risk of Penalties for Refusing to Wear Face Covering

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is appealing to all travelers to wear face covering during the travel journey for the safety of all passengers and crew during COVID-19. Wearing face coverings is a key recommendation of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) gu...

Korean Air maintains the highest quality of cabin air

Korean Air conducted a special inspection on HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters on its aircraft in efforts to maintain safety and cleanliness of cabin air. According to Korean Air, the airline completed a special inspection on HEPA filters and air circulation systems on its aircraft. ...

WestJet welcomes Billy Nolen as Vice-President, Safety, Security and Quality

WestJet today announced the appointment of Billy Nolen to the role of Vice-President, Safety, Security and Quality. Billy will join WestJet on February 24, 2020.   Reporting to Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO, Billy will be responsible for the strategic direction of all safety, secu...

SITAONAIR expands its application portfolio acquiring GTD Air Services

SITAONAIR has announce the acquisition of GTD Air Services – the aviation branch of Spanish software provider GTD System & Software Engineering. Having successfully partnered with GTD Air Services to develop the eWAS portfolio – the market-leading electronic weather situational awaren...

Ryanair has grounded three Boeing 737 planes due to cracks

Ryanair has grounded three Boeing 737 planes due to cracks

Ryanair has been forced to ground three of its planes after cracks between the wing and fuselage. The “pickle fork” cracks, as they are known, have led to as many as 50 planes being grounded since October across the aviation industry. Two of the Ryanair Boeings have been ferried to Califo...

Emirates engineers efficiencies with RFID

Emirates engineers efficiencies with RFID

As the largest international airline with the biggest fleet of A380s and Boeing 777s, Emirates naturally has a lot of emergency equipment in the skies. To solve the challenge of tracking these essential items on a massive scale and scope, Emirates turned to RFID technology. While other airlines...

Calls for more innovation on the ramp at the opening of IGHC in Madrid

Calls for more innovation on the ramp at the opening of IGHC in Madrid

The ground handling industry needs to innovate on the ramp to meet future demand and challenges of air transport, the 32nd IATA Ground Handling conference (IGHC) heard in Madrid today. This year's event was opened by IATA's head of ground operations, Joseph Suidan (pictured above) who welcomed d...

dnata awarded IATA’s ISAGO in the Philippines

dnata awarded IATA’s ISAGO in the Philippines

Dnata has renewed its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the Philippines. The Dubai-based handling company has obtained ISAGO Station Accreditations at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Cebu Mactan I...

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