Flight Review Qantas Gold Coast to Sydney B737-800

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Flight review for Qantas airlines flight QF861 from Gold Coast Queensland to Sydney. Aircraft Boeing B737-800. Economy Class. Flight time 1 hour.

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A Carbon-Neutral Fuel for the Aviation Industry?

Article | January 28, 2022

A New System That Aims to Create Carbon-Neutral Aviation Scientists have achieved an amazing breakthrough in the development of carbon-neutral fuel for the aviation industry. An aviation fuel production system that uses water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide has been put into action. Its design was published on July 20th, 2022, in the journal Joule. The dream of achieving carbon-free aviation could become a reality with this development. “We are the first to demonstrate the entire thermochemical process chain from water and CO2 to kerosene in a fully-integrated solar tower system.” - Aldo Steinfeld, Professor, Study Corresponding Author, ETH Zurich The aviation industry accounts for approximately 5% of the global anthropogenic emissions that contribute to global climate change. The industry heavily relies on kerosene, commonly known as jet fuel, a liquid hydrocarbon fuel derived from crude oil. There are no clean options to power commercial flights on a global scale at the moment. Production of Synthetic Kerosene This breakthrough, with the help of solar energy, makes it possible to produce synthetic kerosene from water and carbon dioxide instead of crude oil. The amount of CO2 emitted during kerosene combustion in a jet engine equals what is consumed during its production in the solar plant. It is what makes the fuel carbon neutral, especially if the CO2 in the air is captured and directly used as an ingredient, which could be possible in the near future. As part of the European Union's SUN-to-LIQUID project, Steinfeld and his colleagues put forward a system that uses solar power to generate drop-in fuels—synthetic alternatives to fossil-derived fuels like kerosene and diesel. Solar-produced kerosene is consistent with the current aviation infrastructure for allocation, fuel storage, and use in jet engines. It can also combine with fossil-derived kerosene, according to Steinfeld. High Hopes for the Future Steinfeld and his team began scaling the construction of a solar fuel manufacturing plant at the IMDEA Energy Institute in Spain half a decade ago. The plant has 169 sun-tracking reflective panels that redirect and concentrate solar radiation into a tower-mounted solar reactor. This concentrated solar energy then powers redox reaction cycles in the reactor’s porous ceria structure, which is not absorbed but can be reused. It transforms the water and carbon dioxide into syngas, a customized mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This syngas is then injected into a gas-to-liquid converter and is finally converted into liquid hydrocarbon fuels such as kerosene and diesel. Steinfeld and his team are working on amping up the reactor’s efficiency from the current 4% to more than 15%.

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AI in Aviation: What’s the Word?

Article | January 7, 2022

DataBridge recently released a new market research analysis on AI in aviation, and the findings are promising. The aviation industry has relied on artificial intelligence (AI) for years. The technology has assisted pilots through machine learning algorithms to collect flight data about altitudes, air traffic management, weather, and route distance. It has enabled them to optimize fuel usage and reduce fuel costs. And now, it is going further. AI has been cascading into other areas of aviation. Here are some trends to note from the “Global Artificial Intelligence in Aviation Market” study. Benefitting Ground Operations AI is extensively used in real-time support systems and air traffic control. From automated baggage check-in to facial recognition, it is powering several ground operations. These functions contribute heavily to maximizing resources, reducing labor costs, and enhancing seamlessness across different processes. Improving Performance and Processes with Machine Learning (ML) The emergence of AI in aviation is thanks to a surge of capital investments by key aviation players. Cloud computing is being used by many organizations as a way to consolidate processes and deal with complexity better. Impacting How Planes will be Piloted AI will considerably impact the future of piloting as we know it. Building on Airbus’ first ever takeoff, landing and taxi using vision-based AI in 2020, prominent aerospace tech firms continue to work on self-piloting planes or passenger autonomous aerial vehicles (AV) that will employ AI-powered intelligent navigation to fly. Improving Efficiency and Accuracy for Manual Processes According to aviation experts, ML digital assistants are able to process massive volumes of historical data in order to support ground staff and pilots alike. With AI’s capabilities of enabling elusive insights into patterns and complexities of data, the technology is considered ideal for aviation, where there is no room for errors. The Path Ahead The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of new technologies in pushing the envelope and innovating solutions. The evolution of technology will only propel the adoption of AI further into the aviation industry. With multiple use cases and brilliant results from the use of AI, the aviation industry is all set for a digital transformation fuelled by data, machine learning and precision

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Inside NASA’s New Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Program

Article | June 8, 2022

NASA is known for developing and launching spacecraft that have a significant environmental impact. However, the space agency is fully on board with the net-zero movement. NASA supports the White House's Aviation Climate Action Plan. It is helping fund several aviation projects that aim to reduce the aviation industry’s damage to the environment. NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Program NASA focuses on technologies for single-aisle aircraft, which are the powerhouses of many airline fleets and account for nearly half of global aviation emissions. NASA's Sustainable Flight Demonstrator (SFD) project aims to reduce carbon emissions and keep the US competitive in the design of single-aisle commercial airliners, which are in high demand. "Since its creation, NASA has worked with industry to develop and implement innovative aeronautics technology and has shared it with the world," said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. "Now, with this ambitious new project, we're again joining with US industry to usher in a new era of cutting-edge improvements that will make the global aviation industry cleaner, quieter, and more sustainable." NASA Wants to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Commercial Aircraft The program’s goal is to build, test, and fly a large-scale demonstrator. NASA hopes to find a business partner for a Funded Space Act Agreement with its Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, by the beginning of 2023. The agreement would draw on private-industry knowledge and experience, with an awardee developing a suggested technical plan and committing considerable cash to the project. Under this agreement, NASA would not purchase an aircraft or any other hardware for its missions. The mission of NASA is to develop new and innovative technologies and capabilities. NASA will collect data on the ground and in the air. Agency and industry teams can use it to test the airframe configuration and related technologies. Moving Away From Space NASA's technologies are typically cutting-edge. However, as with many high-end items, the benefits and applications frequently filter down to the masses. NASA's specialized technology and research frequently has civil aviation applications. It's interesting to see how NASA seems to be moving away from space and going after planes that fly closer to Earth.

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A Peek into The Future of Piloting Airplanes

Article | July 6, 2022

Flying is changing, and so is the future of piloting. With technological advancements across the aviation industry, one can only anticipate what’s in store for the future of piloting. The battle between automation and learning skills that automation can easily take over is coming to a head. As airplane engineering matures, the aviation industry isn’t far from seeing a day when pilots who have undergone training on electric trainers require a license endorsement to fly a piston-powered aircraft. Goodbye, Manual Flying Airplanes are becoming downright easier to fly. Consider how most pilots today would never be able to fly the aircraft that their seniors trained in. According to experts, piloting skills will put more emphasis on the efficient use of airspace systems instead of directing and maneuvering the aircraft. Decoding Airplane Information Traditionally, a pilot’s primary task was to gather and decode the information he received through the aircraft’s systems. This information was then used to give the pilot an “air picture” which allowed him to get a sense of the air traffic, airspace, and weather. As aircraft technology improves, pilots will no longer need to know how to do this. Instead, the "air picture" will be shown on a screen in front of them. Final Word From augmented reality to 3D spatial audio cues, augmentation is happening to aircraft as well as the pilot’s ability to fly them. The evolution of aviation technology will only help transform the mechanics of airplanes, and pilots will no longer need to handle flight control. As augmented reality takes over, future cockpits might not even need to be at the front of the aircraft or have windows. That would be the true test of the future of piloting.

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Air Partner Launches New Platinum Jubilee Package with Rosewood London

Air Partner | March 24, 2022

Air Partner, the leading global aviation services group, today announces the launch of an exclusive package in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee with Rosewood London, offering citizens of the world the opportunity to attend a once-in-a-lifetime event and experience a remarkable moment in history. Expanding upon their role as the official Private Jet and Travel Partner of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, travelers can book the package and enjoy the most excellent accommodations and more in London. Given the nature and demand surrounding this global affair, only 25 packages are available for purchase. "We are elated and honored to partner with Rosewood London to launch this extraordinary package which provides our customers with an opportunity to experience a truly once-in-a-lifetime event. At our core, we consistently strive to provide our customers with exceptional value through key partnerships and experiences to offer something they would not otherwise have access to, and this new package achieves just that." Mark Briffa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Partner Along with round-trip, world-class, private charter from the U.S., the offer includes: Special invitation to be a guest of Air Partner with exclusive invitation-only opportunities across the Platinum Jubilee weekend, including hospitality and a champagne reception; Luxurious accommodations in the spacious Grand Premier Suite or Executive King Room at Rosewood London, one of the UK's finest hotels; Deluxe in-flight experience, inclusive of a curated dining menu, with festive arrangements available from champagne, tea and biscuits, hors d'oeuvre, charcuterie board, and more; Exclusive access to a globally acclaimed concierge service, providing support booking transfers, hotels, restaurants, European & UK trips, and events, as well as a tailor-made London City Guide; In January 2022, Air Partner was announced as the Preferred Private Jet/Travel Partner supporting the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which will take place on Sunday, 5th June 2022 to celebrate The Queen's 70-year reign. To celebrate the anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen's 70 years of service. Pricing for the Platinum Jubilee Package begins at $175,000, inclusive of accommodations, roundtrip, private charter, and special inclusions. Given only 25 packages are available for purchase, the offer is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Accommodation is fully pre-payable and non-refundable. About Air Partner Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group providing aircraft charter and aviation safety & security solutions to industry, commerce, governments, and private individuals, across civil and military organizations. The Group has two divisions: Air Partner Charter, comprising Group Charter, Private Jets, Freight and Specialized Services; and Air Partner Safety & Security, which comprises aviation safety & security training, research and consulting services from Baines Simmons and Redline Assured Security. Group Charter charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Private Jets offers the Company's unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter for up to 19 people. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Specialized Services comprises Air Partner's other aviation services that complement its Charter business: Remarketing, ACMI, scheduled group travel, corporate shuttles, tour operations, air evacuation and flight operations. Air Partner has 17 locations globally, with its US headquarters located in Fort Lauderdale, and its global headquarters alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. The group employs around 450 aviation professionals globally and operates 24/7. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is the only publicly listed air charter broker and aviation safety & security consultancy. It is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide.

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Metron Aviation enters into contract with the Dominican Republic

Metron Aviation | September 29, 2021

Metron Aviation entered into a contract for the air traffic flow management system with the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC) of the Dominican Republic. IDAC chose Metron Aviation because its Harmony Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) system proactively and collaboratively manages demand to minimize delays. Additionally, it maximizes airport and airspace performance, reduces CO 2 emissions, and enables aircraft operators to manage their business needs while meeting IDAC ATFM requirements. The Harmony system of collaborative tools for decision-making and balancing of demand and capacity will provide IDAC and its stakeholders with shared situational knowledge and predictability of operations. These capabilities are delivered through the Harmony system's cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model. This is an important step in the provision and development of ATFM services in the Caribbean and Latin America region. The Dominican Republic has achieved another milestone in the strategic management of air traffic, The Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation, through the Directorate of Air Navigation, will take advantage of the experience in the software development of the Harmony ATFM system of Metron Aviation, a leader in the aviation industry. - Roosevelt A. Peña Méndez, IDAC's ATFM Project Manager. It is a great opportunity to work with a leader in advancing air traffic flow management in the Caribbean and Latin America regions. Offering Harmony as a cloud solution is another milestone in Metron Aviation's ability to deploy ATFM capabilities to new customers quickly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-site deployment. - Chris Jordan , president of Metron Aviation. About Metron Aviation Metron Aviation is the industry's most trusted and verified innovator in air traffic management (ATM). Metron Aviation, an Airbus subsidiary, has long been known for developing ATM and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) solutions for the aviation industry around the world. By working with all stakeholders in the field of air traffic management - air navigation service providers, airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and other influencers - Metron Aviation understands what is at the heart of related issues. with aviation and can tackle even the most complex challenges in air traffic management.

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By 2036, Civil Aviation will Need More than 600,000 Pilots

Novinite | February 14, 2018

Air traffic growth will force airlines worldwide to appoint more than 600,000 pilots by 2036. However, this emerges as a challenge in terms of ageing of the population, the International Civil Aviation Organization (IAEA) said. The number of passenger flights and passengers doubles every 15 years, but the workforce in the sector is shrinking, said Secretary-General of the organization, Fan Liu, speaking to the International Relations Council in Montreal, Canada. She highlighted the inevitable ageing of the population, the decline in birth rates and other factors such as the fact that future talents are attracted by high-tech sectors. All this means that civil aviation needs to make more efforts to attract and retain the skilled workers they need in the coming decades, Mrs Liu warned. The IAEA, a UN agency, believes that by 2036 at least 620,000 pilots will be needed to fly aeroplanes with or with more than 100 seats worldwide.

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Air Partner Launches New Platinum Jubilee Package with Rosewood London

Air Partner | March 24, 2022

Air Partner, the leading global aviation services group, today announces the launch of an exclusive package in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee with Rosewood London, offering citizens of the world the opportunity to attend a once-in-a-lifetime event and experience a remarkable moment in history. Expanding upon their role as the official Private Jet and Travel Partner of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, travelers can book the package and enjoy the most excellent accommodations and more in London. Given the nature and demand surrounding this global affair, only 25 packages are available for purchase. "We are elated and honored to partner with Rosewood London to launch this extraordinary package which provides our customers with an opportunity to experience a truly once-in-a-lifetime event. At our core, we consistently strive to provide our customers with exceptional value through key partnerships and experiences to offer something they would not otherwise have access to, and this new package achieves just that." Mark Briffa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Partner Along with round-trip, world-class, private charter from the U.S., the offer includes: Special invitation to be a guest of Air Partner with exclusive invitation-only opportunities across the Platinum Jubilee weekend, including hospitality and a champagne reception; Luxurious accommodations in the spacious Grand Premier Suite or Executive King Room at Rosewood London, one of the UK's finest hotels; Deluxe in-flight experience, inclusive of a curated dining menu, with festive arrangements available from champagne, tea and biscuits, hors d'oeuvre, charcuterie board, and more; Exclusive access to a globally acclaimed concierge service, providing support booking transfers, hotels, restaurants, European & UK trips, and events, as well as a tailor-made London City Guide; In January 2022, Air Partner was announced as the Preferred Private Jet/Travel Partner supporting the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which will take place on Sunday, 5th June 2022 to celebrate The Queen's 70-year reign. To celebrate the anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen's 70 years of service. Pricing for the Platinum Jubilee Package begins at $175,000, inclusive of accommodations, roundtrip, private charter, and special inclusions. Given only 25 packages are available for purchase, the offer is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Accommodation is fully pre-payable and non-refundable. About Air Partner Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group providing aircraft charter and aviation safety & security solutions to industry, commerce, governments, and private individuals, across civil and military organizations. The Group has two divisions: Air Partner Charter, comprising Group Charter, Private Jets, Freight and Specialized Services; and Air Partner Safety & Security, which comprises aviation safety & security training, research and consulting services from Baines Simmons and Redline Assured Security. Group Charter charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Private Jets offers the Company's unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter for up to 19 people. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Specialized Services comprises Air Partner's other aviation services that complement its Charter business: Remarketing, ACMI, scheduled group travel, corporate shuttles, tour operations, air evacuation and flight operations. Air Partner has 17 locations globally, with its US headquarters located in Fort Lauderdale, and its global headquarters alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. The group employs around 450 aviation professionals globally and operates 24/7. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is the only publicly listed air charter broker and aviation safety & security consultancy. It is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide.

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Metron Aviation enters into contract with the Dominican Republic

Metron Aviation | September 29, 2021

Metron Aviation entered into a contract for the air traffic flow management system with the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC) of the Dominican Republic. IDAC chose Metron Aviation because its Harmony Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) system proactively and collaboratively manages demand to minimize delays. Additionally, it maximizes airport and airspace performance, reduces CO 2 emissions, and enables aircraft operators to manage their business needs while meeting IDAC ATFM requirements. The Harmony system of collaborative tools for decision-making and balancing of demand and capacity will provide IDAC and its stakeholders with shared situational knowledge and predictability of operations. These capabilities are delivered through the Harmony system's cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model. This is an important step in the provision and development of ATFM services in the Caribbean and Latin America region. The Dominican Republic has achieved another milestone in the strategic management of air traffic, The Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation, through the Directorate of Air Navigation, will take advantage of the experience in the software development of the Harmony ATFM system of Metron Aviation, a leader in the aviation industry. - Roosevelt A. Peña Méndez, IDAC's ATFM Project Manager. It is a great opportunity to work with a leader in advancing air traffic flow management in the Caribbean and Latin America regions. Offering Harmony as a cloud solution is another milestone in Metron Aviation's ability to deploy ATFM capabilities to new customers quickly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-site deployment. - Chris Jordan , president of Metron Aviation. About Metron Aviation Metron Aviation is the industry's most trusted and verified innovator in air traffic management (ATM). Metron Aviation, an Airbus subsidiary, has long been known for developing ATM and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) solutions for the aviation industry around the world. By working with all stakeholders in the field of air traffic management - air navigation service providers, airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and other influencers - Metron Aviation understands what is at the heart of related issues. with aviation and can tackle even the most complex challenges in air traffic management.

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By 2036, Civil Aviation will Need More than 600,000 Pilots

Novinite | February 14, 2018

Air traffic growth will force airlines worldwide to appoint more than 600,000 pilots by 2036. However, this emerges as a challenge in terms of ageing of the population, the International Civil Aviation Organization (IAEA) said. The number of passenger flights and passengers doubles every 15 years, but the workforce in the sector is shrinking, said Secretary-General of the organization, Fan Liu, speaking to the International Relations Council in Montreal, Canada. She highlighted the inevitable ageing of the population, the decline in birth rates and other factors such as the fact that future talents are attracted by high-tech sectors. All this means that civil aviation needs to make more efforts to attract and retain the skilled workers they need in the coming decades, Mrs Liu warned. The IAEA, a UN agency, believes that by 2036 at least 620,000 pilots will be needed to fly aeroplanes with or with more than 100 seats worldwide.

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