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Heathrow airport reports record passenger numbers for 2017 due to bigger and fuller planes

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A record-breaking 78 million passengers hustled through Heathrow airport in 2017, marking a more than 3 per cent increase on the previous year’s figure, thanks to larger and fuller aircraft flying in and out of the international transport hub. The airport on Thursday said that Heathrow last year had also continued to grow into one of the fastest growing major European hubs for cargo. A total of 1.7 million metric tonnes of cargo passed through the airport during the 12-month period, which is approximately equivalent to the weight of 134,000 ... Read More »

Saudi Arabian airport deploys communications solutions from Rohde & Schwarz


KAIA is one of the main airports in the Middle East. The modernization measures will not only benefit business in Jeddah. In the first ten days of the Islamic pilgrimage month, approximately five million pilgrims travel to Mecca via KAIA airport every year, placing enormous demands on air traffic. The new airport capacity will initially support up to 30 million passengers per year. As part of this extensive airport construction project, more than 160 R&S Series4200 radios will be installed at several radio locations at the airport. In th... Read More »

ILA 2014: Rohde & Schwarz presents its portfolio for safer airborne radiocommunications


Air traffic density has risen significantly in the last 20 years. Greater demands on airspace capacity mean increased safety risks such as undetected simultaneous transmissions (USiT). When two pilots communicate with the same air traffic controller, there is a danger that the weaker signal will go undetected. Rohde & Schwarz has found an answer to this problem. The receiver-based digital signal processing of the R&S Series4200 VHF/UHF radios now makes it possible to detect multiple parallel radio transmissions. Air traffic controllers ... Read More »

Boeing, Air New Zealand unveil livery of first 787-9 Dreamliner to deliver


"It's great to see the Koru and the beautiful New Zealand fern emblazoned on this aircraft. This will soon be the first 787-9 aircraft anywhere in the world to operate commercially and I think it will instill a sense of pride in Kiwis and turn heads when it touches down at airports throughout Asia and the Pacific," said Capt.David Morgan, Air New Zealand Chief Flight Operations and Safety Officer. This 787-9 is the first airplane to feature the distinctive black version of Air New Zealand's new-look livery design, with the white version havi... Read More »

Boeing, Air Canada Finalize order for 61 737 MAXs


"Our narrowbody fleet renewal program with the 737 MAX is expected to yield significant cost savings and is a key element of our ongoing cost transformation program ," said Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada. "Projected fuel and maintenance cost improvements of more than 20 percent per seat will generate an estimated CASM reduction of approximately 10 percent compared to our existing narrowbody fleet. In addition, the 737 MAX offers improvements to the environment, making this the best choice for Air Canada." The 737 MAX improv... Read More »

Boeing, Japan Transocean Air announce selection of 12 next-generation 737s


"JTA has been the wings of Okinawa for almost 50 years," said Manabu Sato, president of Japan Transocean Air and executive officer at Japan Airlines. "The Next-Generation 737-800, with its greater reliability, superior economic and environmental performance, and passenger-pleasing Boeing Sky Interior will allow us to continue to provide the highest levels of service, comfort and convenience to the people of Okinawa." A member of the Japan Airlines Group, JTA is based in Naha, Okinawa, Japan's southernmost island chain. Currently, the airline... Read More »

Lufthansa Group with climate-friendly meals


As a result, emissions per dish at the individual locations are reduced by about 30 percent and about 5.5 tons of CO2 equivalents are saved weekly. LZ-Catering GmbH, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, which among other things operates the Lufthansa Group's canteens, already became involved in the "KlimaTeller" in July 2012 and since then has been offering climate-friendly meals in the two canteens of Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg every Wednesday. Now the commitment to the environment is being expanded to the other canteen locations. On the promoti... Read More »

EU and industry join forces for innovation


These sectors provide good quality jobs, tackle major challenges that can’t be solved by individual countries or companies alone, and are key to Europe’s competitiveness. The research is long-term, large-scale and often high-risk.Under the proposal, funding from the next EU research programme, Horizon 2020, would be boosted by some €10bn from industry and €4bn from national governments. In addition, the EU funding will support public-public partnerships (Commission and EU countries) addressing treatment for poverty-related diseases, industri... Read More »

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