Open Travel Alliance

November 1, 2007 - 7:07am

Arinc Direct said it now offers mobile flight-planning services that let pilots use their Blackberries and cellphones to file flight plans, view weather overlays on their planned routes, update departure times and view the status of filed flight plans.

October 16, 2007 - 7:00am

The FAA now doesn’t expect domestic commercial air travel to return to pre-9/11 levels until 2006, and its earlier forecasts that U.S. airlines would be enplaning one billion passengers a year by 2010 have been pushed back to at least 2014.

October 12, 2007 - 7:30am

European information technology giant SITA predicts that by 2005 airline passengers will be able to make calls in flight using their personal cellphones.

October 11, 2007 - 11:14am

Arinc, best known for its broad-based aviation services in the field of transportation communications and systems engineering, has launched a new effort aimed at specifically providing the same services and more to the business aviation industry.

October 9, 2007 - 11:54am

Donald Greene, 52, executive vice president of bizav equipment supplier Safe Flight Instrument and a son of company founder Leonard Greene, was killed on United Airlines Flight 93, the Boeing 757 that was hijacked and crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11.

October 8, 2007 - 9:06am

Arinc and Norway telecommunications company Telenor have successfully completed ground testing of technology that lets passengers continue talking on their personal wireless phones after takeoff. The companies demonstrated the satellite-based concept at last month’s World Airline Entertainment Association conference, held September 20 to 24 in Seattle, and are holding talks with a number of airlines.

October 8, 2007 - 6:08am

Indianapolis-based Republic Airways will soon issue five million shares of stock at between $14 and $16 each in its third attempt to take the company public, according to a prospectus filed last month with the SEC.

October 8, 2007 - 6:02am

According to aviation career specialist AIR Inc., six fractional operators this year hired 447 pilots through April. Frax companies hired a total of 1,038 pilots last year, putting this year’s numbers on track for a better outlook. According to AIR Inc., no fractional pilots are on furlough, but 4,515 major airline pilots and 2,451 “national” airline pilots are.

October 8, 2007 - 6:00am

Political and commercial agendas, both individual and collective, rarely allow for a wholly accurate assessment of the regional airline industry’s condition. With an array
of conflicting and ambiguous signals from within executive circles, trying to gauge industry prospects at this year’s Regional Airline Association convention in St. Louis would prove as frustrating as ever.

October 8, 2007 - 5:11am

Former Air Transport Association (ATA) senior vice president Robert Warren has been named to NBAA’s newly created position of executive vice president, reporting directly to NBAA president Shelley Longmuir.

 
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