United Airlines | July 09, 2020
United Airlines and American Airlines have canceled service to Hong Kong after crews were told they would have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 testing. The deep throat saliva samples would be collected when crews arrive in Hong Kong, the city’s health officials said Tuesday. If crew members test positive they would be hospitalized there. The requirements are the latest obstacle to resuming regular international flights since the coronavirus pandemic upended air travel earlier this year.
Boeing | October 08, 2020
Alaska Airlines may be preparing to open their checkbook and order more Boeing 737 MAXs. The North American airline already has 32 MAXs on order. The size of any new order is unknown, and the deal remains in the negotiating stage, but any new 737 MAX order would be a welcome boost for Boeing and its beleaguered MAX program.
Spirent Communications plc | September 20, 2021
Spirent Communications plc, the world leader in global navigation satellite system (GNSS) test and assurance solutions, today announced the launch of Spirent GNSS Foresight, an innovative cloud-based solution that lets operators know in advance where and when GPS or GNSS positioning is reliable for unmanned and autonomous journeys. GNSS Foresight accurately predicts where and when unmanned vehicles, air taxis, and drones can operate safely and dependably beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), especially in urban areas where buildings frequently obstruct GNSS signals.
Spirent charts the way forward for autonomous systems with industry-first BVLOS mission enabler. Spirent GNSS Foresight predicts where and when unmanned vehicles, air taxis and drones can operate safely and dependably beyond line-of sight
The service is the first of its kind and addresses one of the key issues facing developers and operators of unmanned aerial (UAS) and autonomous vehicles. Because GNSS performance can be unpredictable in urban and suburban areas due to signals being obscured or blocked by buildings, autonomous systems have not been able to rely on GNSS for accurate positioning.
Accurate, reliable GNSS performance is a key enabler of game-changing innovations that are shaping our future autonomous drones, air taxis, cars and trucks. GNSS Foresight overcomes navigation and positioning challenges by providing real-world situational awareness ahead of time for pre-flight, or for real-time performance improvement, through a cloud-based service. It can be used to determine areas that are always safe to fly or operate in, in addition to finding the exact time in a degraded area that specific operational requirements can be met. GNSS Foresight enables operators to enhance efficiency, safety and ROI through the resulting operational improvements.
- Spirent’s Vice President of PNT Assurance, Jeremy Bennington.
Spirent GNSS Foresight’s ability to accurately predict where and when their autonomous systems will perform enables users to scale their operations or services by expanding operational areas, reducing the number of system disengagements, and providing a greater level of safety and reliability assurance when reducing - or ultimately removing - human involvement in the driving or piloting task.
Spirent Communications plc. is the leading global provider of automated test and assurance solutions for networks, cybersecurity, and positioning. The company provides innovative products, services and managed solutions that address the test, assurance and automation challenges of a new generation of technologies, including 5G, SD-WAN, cloud, autonomous vehicles and beyond. From the lab to the real world, Spirent helps companies deliver on their promise to their customers of a new generation of connected devices and technologies.