JetBlue | July 29, 2020
JetBlue Airways has partnered with Honeywell to put the company’s new UV Cabin System into service as part of a pilot program by the airline.
In clinical studies, ultraviolet light has been found to be capable of significantly reducing certain viruses and bacteria when properly applied at prescribed levels. The Honeywell UV Cabin System can traverse an aircraft cabin in less than 10 minutes, and JetBlue will be gauging the system's place in its operation while continuing other cleaning methods.
Jet Linx | July 08, 2020
Private aircraft management and jet card membership operator Jet Linx has expanded its fleet with the acquisition of Teterboro Airport-based Meridian’s aircraft charter/management division. In the transaction, Jet Linx will add 23 aircraft ranging from a Hawker 900XP to a Global 6000, with a combined value of more than $365 million to its managed fleet. This brings the Nebraska operator to more than 120 aircraft under management, making it one of the largest management providers in the U.S.
According to president and CEO Jamie Walker, this latest development is part of the company’s strategic plan to increase its service in the key New York area. “It is an honor to have purchased Meridian Aircraft Management and Air Charter, one of the most admired, respected, and trusted operators in the private jet industry,” he said. “It also could not be better timed as it follows the grand opening of our flagship private terminal at Teterboro Airport last September." According to a Jet Linx spokesperson, as part of the charter acquisition and future partnership with the Meridian FBO, Jet Linx will retain space on the third floor for its new Teterboro-based team members.
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.