Airports http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en Emirates restarts operations at concourse A DXB http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/airports/emirates-restarts-operations-at-concourse-a-dxb <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Dubai International Airport (DXB) is expected to see a high volume of travellers passing through DXB's Terminal 3 during the holiday period.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Emirates has also been ramping up its operations to meet the surge in international air travel demand, and with the reopening of Concourse A, Emirates will be fully operating all of its dedicated Concourses at Dubai International, expanding its operational capabilities and facilities on the ground to improve the travel journey for its customers travelling to and through Dubai.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-26T12:00:00Z">Fri, 26/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Emirates has restarted operations at Concourse A at Dubai International ahead of the peak travel period.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/flight-services-support" hreflang="en">Flight services and support</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-1" id="vote" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-1" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--2--description" id="edit-vote--2" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--2--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-vafiwlhft-rn12dzzhe5cmorvixo1g6hl-czg7ukwdk" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-VAfIWlHFt_rN12dZZHE5cMoRViXo1g6hl_cZG7uKwdk" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/Dubai%20first%20call%20check%20in.jpg" width="5147" height="3372" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:55:38 +0000 eNethersole 64101 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero TATV Newsround: major breakthrough in development http://www.timesaerospace.aero/video/general-aviation/tatv-newsround-major-breakthrough-in-development <div> <div>Video section</div> <div><a href="/video/newsaround" hreflang="en">Newsaround</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:01:40 +0000 cbrown 64099 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Delhi airport to become net zero carbon emission by 2030 http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/airports/delhi-airport-to-become-net-zero-carbon-emission-by-2030 <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO, of Delhi International Airport (DIAL) said: “At Delhi Airport, we are on a strong environment progress journey and we are confident to becoming 'net zero carbon emission' airport by 2030, following the Airport Carbon Accreditation guidelines."</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:16px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">"Towards this direction, we have initiated various environmentally sustainable programmes, such as the introduction of TaxiBot and adoption of electric vehicles.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-25T12:00:00Z">Thu, 25/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Delhi airport operator DIAL has said the airport will become a net zero carbon emission facility by 2030.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/atm-and-regulatory" hreflang="en">ATM and regulatory</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--4--description" id="edit-vote--4" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--4--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--2" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-rrzyatfzzzryb-tuqtvyumpxobhfkmocsni2pasiy4c" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-rRZyATFzZzRyb-TUqTVyuMPxObHfKMOCSnI2pAsiy4c" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/shutterstock_790916218.jpg" width="4637" height="3081" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 25 Nov 2021 14:06:57 +0000 eNethersole 64096 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Queen Alia International welcomes over 3.6 Million this year http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/airports/queen-alia-international-welcomes-over-36-million-this-year <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">It registered a 100.1% increase and 52.6% decline against 2020 and 2019 figures, respectively. Meanwhile, QAIA received 36,683 aircraft movements (ACM), 79.1% more and 45.9% less than the figures recorded during the same periods in 2020 and 2019, respectively. As for year-to-date cargo figures, QAIA handled 48,051 tons, marking a 17.6% rise and 43.8% drop compared with 2020 and 2019 figures, respectively. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">During the month of October 2021, 541,629 PAX passed through QAIA - demonstrating a 25.1% fall against 2019 figures. Additionally, QAIA witnessed 5,146 ACM, indicating a 21.4% drop compared to 2019 figures. QAIA also handled 6,192 tons of cargo, recording a 33.7% decrease as opposed to 2019 figures. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">“Given the moderate recovery of global air transport, it will take a few more years to achieve 2019 pre-COVID traffic levels. Nevertheless, our employees and operations at Queen Alia International Airport are fully prepared and capable of receiving greater passenger numbers, as we anticipate progress in the industry’s recovery,” commented Airport International Group CEO, Nicolas Claude</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-25T12:00:00Z">Thu, 25/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Queen Alia International Airport welcomed 3,619,894 passengers </span>during the first ten months of 2021.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-3" id="vote--3" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-3" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--6--description" id="edit-vote--6" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--6--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--3" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-uxjmgumg7arogzjeyssqw4wuslm9cbynaorvlmcy-48" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-UxjmGumG7aROgzJeysSqW4WuslM9cBYNAoRVlMCy_48" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-3" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_3" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/October%20Traffic%20Image.jpg" width="1251" height="1251" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 25 Nov 2021 11:39:18 +0000 eNethersole 64095 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Etihad Airways opens early check-in facility during peak holiday http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/airports/etihad-airways-opens-early-check-in-facility-during-peak-holiday <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi International Airport expect to welcome a large volume of passengers over the coming week, which will continue as the school holidays begin in mid-December.</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The early check-in service is available from 25 November to 31 December, allowing passengers to check in from 8 hours up to 24 hours before their flight.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-25T12:00:00Z">Thu, 25/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">As the UAE gears up to host celebrations for the country’s Golden Jubilee, Etihad Airways has opened a dedicated Early Check-In facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/flight-services-support" hreflang="en">Flight services and support</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-4" id="vote--4" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-4" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--8--description" id="edit-vote--8" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--8--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--4" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-fbznkg1-eeuvncnv2ane1orkgfms2h5sxzz-t5d0ij4" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-fbzNkG1-eeuvNcNV2Ane1ORkgFmS2H5SxZZ-t5d0ij4" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-4" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_4" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/B787-9%20Dreamliner.jpg" width="1280" height="848" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:34:00 +0000 eNethersole 64091 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero WorldTracer celebrates 30 years of repatriating mishandled baggage http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/technology/worldtracer-celebrates-30-years-of-repatriating-mishandled-baggage <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">WorldTracer now serves over 500 customers in more than 2,800 locations, helping repatriate mishandled luggage in an average of 1.6 days.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">WorldTracer Lost and Found Property, launched in 2021, uses cutting-edge technology, enabling airlines to quickly reunite passengers with their lost property while cutting the cost of repatriating lost items by 90%.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">These innovations have also enabled SITA to support airlines during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. SITA’s WorldTracer Self Service was developed as a contactless way for passengers to report delayed baggage from mobile devices, avoiding long queues at busy baggage counters. Initial trials between SITA and Lufthansa Group showed that the service has already proved to be popular with travelers, with two-thirds opting to use this service instead of visiting a baggage counter. In addition to meeting new COVID-19 hygiene requirements, WorldTracer Self Service saves airlines on average $10 for every mishandled bag reported by eliminating the need for additional infrastructure to manage the reporting of delayed bags.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Peter Drummond, director of baggage at SITA, said: “We’re extremely proud to celebrate this 30-year milestone for WorldTracer. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come since SITA first established the product. We’ve constantly improved and innovated, such as meeting new health requirements during the post-COVID era while making processes in the airport more cost-effective, which is one of the reasons why we’ve been such an industry staple for three decades.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">In 2007, the year that WorldTracer migrated from the mainframe to open system technology, SITA began reporting passenger trends. In that year, lost and mishandled baggage worldwide peaked with 47 million bags, or 19 bags lost or mishandled per thousand passengers, representing a cost of $4.7 billion to the air transport industry.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">With small fluctuations, the per capita mishandled bag rate has continued to decline to 3.5 bags lost or mishandled per thousand passengers in 2020. As part of SITA’s wider Baggage Management Portfolio, WorldTracer helps to boost operational efficiency, reduce bag mishandling, and lower costs. In addition, it ensures the airline community meets IATA Resolutions 780 for interline passenger traffic and 743 for found and unclaimed checked baggage. It also helps them follow the Montreal and Warsaw conventions on Lost Luggage.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Peter Drummond adds: “Our goal is to make baggage tracing and repatriation processes faster, more usable, and above all, less expensive. Increasingly, we’re using smart technologies to reach that goal, reducing the level of human interaction to a minimum and helping passengers take control of the process. It’s an exciting time to be part of the WorldTracer community, and I’m looking forward to its continued success in the future.”</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-24T12:00:00Z">Wed, 24/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">SITA is celebrating the 30th anniversary of WorldTracer, a solution that has helped over 200 million passengers trace their mishandled bags over the decades. </span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-5" id="vote--5" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-5" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--10--description" id="edit-vote--10" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--10--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--5" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-nydqlqnf53jrbsiwpof5qwjfbu7gxs1cuzgwau8fh0o" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-NyDQLqnF53JrBSIwpOf5qwJfBu7gxS1cUZgwAu8fH0o" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-5" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_5" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/worldtracer-celebrates-30-years-of-repatriating-mishandled-baggage-900x600.jpg" width="950" height="633" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:08:13 +0000 eNethersole 64081 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero IATA focuses on standards for ground handling post pandemic http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/maintenance/iata-focuses-on-standards-for-ground-handling-post-pandemic <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“There will be challenges as ground handling operations ramp up to meet growing demand as the aviation industry’s recovery from COVID-19 progresses. Overcoming labour shortages, ensuring safety with strict adherence to global standards and digitalisation and modernisation will be critical to achieving a scalable restart,” said Monika Mejstrikova, IATA’s director of ground operations.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Labour</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Ground handling providers are facing severe skills shortages and challenges in retaining and recruiting staff.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Many skilled employees have left the industry and are not coming back. And recruiting, training and accrediting new staff can take up to six months. So, it is critical that we retain current staff and find more efficient ways of onboarding new personnel,” said Mejstrikova, who also outlined a number of priority solutions.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">To retain skilled staff, governments should include ground handlers in wage subsidy programmes</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">To speed up training processes, the use of competency-based training, assessments and online training formats should be increased, and training requirements harmonised</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">To increase the efficiency of staff utilisation, a training passport should be developed that would mutually recognise skills across ground handlers, airlines and/or airports</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Safety</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Global standards are the foundation for safe operations. Two key tools for ground handlers are the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) and the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO).</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">IGOM:&nbsp; IATA called for the ground handling industry to accelerate the global adoption of IGOM to ensure worldwide operational consistency and safety. To support this, IATA has launched the IGOM portal. A user-friendly online platform where airlines and ground handlers can share the results of their gap analysis between company procedures and IGOM, offering a global benchmark for harmonisation and driving efficiency.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">ISAGO:&nbsp; IATA urged governments to recognize ISAGO in their regulatory frameworks for oversight. This will deliver significant benefits, including greater harmonization, Safety Management System (SMS) implementation by the ground handlers, and reduction of duplicate audits that providers are facing.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“The aim is for global adoption of IGOM and ISAGO. The IATA online portal will give a boost to this effort,” said Mejstrikova.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Digitalisation and Modernisation</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Digitalisation can drive process improvements that will be critical to improving both sustainability and productivity. A key driver of digitalisation/modernisation is the CEDAR initiative (Connected Ecological Digital Autonomous Ramp) which focuses on:</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Digitalisation of aircraft turn around</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Modernisation of ground support equipment and processes</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Enhanced stand design</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Harnessing data to improve safety and efficiency is crucial for the ground handling industry. CEDAR is the blueprint to address this. The overall aim is to be able to make data-based operational decisions that will cut costs, improve performance and contribute to the industry’s net zero commitment,” said Mejstrikova.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-22T12:00:00Z">Mon, 22/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">IATA is focusing on standards, digitalisation and addressing the skilled labour shortage to build resilience for ground handling activities.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-6" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--12--description" id="edit-vote--12" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--12--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--6" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-g-h10x9hhbeg-grrrn87ojaylczrlkvpzm-i1mjr7sa" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-G_H10X9HhBeG_grRrN87OJAYlczrlkVpzM_i1mJr7sA" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-6" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_6" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/airport.jpg" width="950" height="624" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:51:07 +0000 eNethersole 64069 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Honeywell and Riyadh Airports sign MoU http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/airports/honeywell-and-riyadh-airports-sign-mou <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The technologies will increase efficiency, predictability and safety in its airport operations, while also minimising environmental impact.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The MoU between RAC and Honeywell outlines the implementation, operation and maintenance of new Honeywell technologies at KKIA. Honeywell will design and deliver solutions to RAC and help deliver on key outcomes, including operational efficiency, uptime and continuity, sustainability and the passenger experience.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We continue to pursue our digital transformation program to position RAC as one of the world's leading airport operators,” said Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Maghlouth, CEO, Riyadh Airports Company. “This important collaboration with Honeywell will allow us to improve operations at KKIA and gain learnings and insight to use across our airports portfolio, further accelerating the future development of Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector and meeting the industry’s requirements in line with Saudi Vision 2030.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Honeywell is proud to support RAC’s strategic vision to deliver the most advanced and sustainable airport operations in the world,” said Abdullah Al-juffali, country manager, Honeywell Building Technologies, Saudi Arabia. “With our long-standing and global track record of delivering advanced solutions for the aviation industry and RAC’s extensive operational experience, we will deliver technologies that&nbsp; improve the operational efficiency, uptime and overall passenger experience at KKIA, while supporting its efforts to meet its Saudi Vision 2030 commitments.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-22T12:00:00Z">Mon, 22/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Honeywell and Riyadh Airports Company (RAC) have signed MoU to explore the use of Honeywell technologies that enable integration and automation at King Khalid International Airport.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-7" id="vote--7" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-7" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--14--description" id="edit-vote--14" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--14--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--7" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-81a8bufkocmeb6c4v0q4txtc-iehm4oczpb6yqg1ohe" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-81A8bUfKOcmeB6C4V0q4TXTC_iEhM4Oczpb6yQG1OHE" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-7" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_7" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/Honeywell%20and%20Riyadh%20Airports%20Company%20MoU%20signing.jpg" width="9504" height="6336" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 09:43:37 +0000 eNethersole 64061 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow 2021 - All the best bits of this year's show http://www.timesaerospace.aero/video/events/dubai-airshow-2021-all-the-best-bits-of-this-years-show <div> <div>Video section</div> <div><a href="/video/show-business" hreflang="en">Show business</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 19 Nov 2021 06:48:57 +0000 cbrown 64060 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow: EgyptAir and Saudi Ground Services sign contract http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/dubai-airshow-egyptair-and-saudi-ground-services-sign-contract <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The agreement will see SGS provide passenger services in the airports’ terminals and ramp services for aircraft.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The agreement was signed at the Dubai Airshow by EgyptAir chairman and CEO Captain Amr Nabil, and SGS CEO Raed Al-Idrissi.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Nabil said that EgyptAir planned to return to its former tempo of services to Saudi Arabia, where it typically operated an average of 100 flights per week to six airports pre-Covid -19.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-17T12:00:00Z">Wed, 17/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">EgyptAir and Saudi Ground Services (SGS) have signed a contract by which SGS will serve the Egyptian flag-carrier in all the kingdom’s main airports, as well as Abha and Qassim.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-8" id="vote--8" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-8" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--16--description" id="edit-vote--16" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--16--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--8" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-7hj-r6auh2vxhne3xjrdebt8-5mrqkuxxt5jxlemhe" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form--7hj-R6auh2vXHne3XJrDebt8-5mrqkUxXT5jxLeMhE" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-8" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_8" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-11/egyptair_103_800.jpg" width="950" height="713" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 17 Nov 2021 10:23:52 +0000 eNethersole 64043 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero