Delta commits $1bn to sustainability drive

Buying Business Travel | February 14, 2020

Delta Air Lines has announced it will commit US$1 billion over the next decade as part of its goal to mitigate all emissions from its global business in the future. The carrier said it will invest in driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies, accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and establishing new projects to mitigate the balance of emissions.

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Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, delivered another year of trendsetting product and service initiatives across its fleet and network to make ‘flying better’ for its customers which has been exemplified in an infographic charting 2018.


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AIRPORT MANAGEMENT

TSA PreCheck® Ready for Takeoff at Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines | December 27, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the availability of its TSA PreCheck® expedited screening program for Avelo Airlines Customers. Starting today, traveling to one of Avelo's 19 popular East and West Coast destinations becomes faster and smoother for TSA PreCheck-enrolled Customers. TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that enables low-risk travelers to enjoy an efficient screening experience. At most airports, travelers enrolled in TSA PreCheck avoid removing shoes, belts, liquids, food, laptops, and light jackets. In November 2021, 94% of TSA PreCheck members waited less than five minutes. Avelo Customers can apply for a five-year TSA PreCheck membership for just $85. "Providing Avelo Customers with a quicker, smoother and more relaxing airport experience is a big part of the different and better kind of airline we are building, The availability of TSA PreCheck is an important enhancement in the convenient and seamless journey our Customers appreciate when flying on Avelo." -Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. A Different, Better and More Affordable Travel Experience Avelo's everyday low fares have no change or cancellation fees. There is also no charge for Customers who choose to make reservations by phone. Additionally, Avelo offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options that give Customers the flexibility to pay for what they value, including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags, and bringing a pet in the cabin. Avelo's single-class, fuel-efficient fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 mainline jets offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the regional jets historically utilized at the smaller airports Avelo serves. Customers may choose from several seating options, including seats with extra legroom, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating. Avelo became America's first new scheduled airline in nearly 15 years when it initiated service on April 28, 2021, from its first base at Los Angeles' Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Avelo launched service from its East Coast base on November 3 at Southern Connecticut's most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). Avelo is distinguished by its Soul of Service Culture. The culture is grounded in a "One Crew" mindset that promotes teamwork, understanding and kindness. By caring for one another and owning their commitments, Avelo Crewmembers provide a smooth, enjoyable, reliable and caring experience for its Customers. About Avelo Airlines Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time and money-saving convenience, very low fares, and a refreshingly smooth and caring experience through its Avelo Soul of Service culture. Operating a fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves many popular destinations across the U.S., including its West Coast base at Los Angeles' Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and its East Coast base at Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN).

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DEFENSE AND SPACE

Alabama State University Launches Draganfly Drone Technology Course

Draganfly Inc. | June 27, 2022

Draganfly Inc. an award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions and systems developer, is pleased to announce that Alabama State University is offering the Draganfly Drone Technology Course through ASU’s Division of Continuing Education. Draganfly’s experienced team is sharing their vast industry knowledge with a variety of ASU faculty members and students. The program provides an introduction to unmanned aerial vehicles and explores advanced topics including regulations, airspace operations, and navigation. “Being able to learn from the experts at Draganfly is an incredible opportunity. As more businesses and governments turn to drones, it is crucial for us to understand how to meet their needs effectively,” said O’Nesha Burke, an ASU student and recipient of the Draganfly Drone Pilot Scholarship. Draganfly’s Drone Technology Course includes a Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 drone preparation course. To fly drones under the FAA’s Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Rule a Remote Pilot Certificate must be obtained. The certificate demonstrates that pilots understand the regulations, operating requirements, and procedures for safely flying drones. “As drone demand continues to rise, so does the need for technologically-proficient workers. We are grateful for the opportunity to further expand our partnership with ASU and provide a robust technology program that properly prepares students for the future,” Cameron Chell, President and CEO of Draganfly “Following the success of the Drone Pilot Training Program last year, we are thrilled to be working with Draganfly once again to provide industry-leading drone education,” said Dr. Quinton T. Ross Jr., President of ASU. “Draganfly continues to ensure our students have the knowledge and skills required for a rewarding career in the rapidly growing drone space.” About Draganfly Draganfly Inc. is the creator of quality, cutting-edge drone solutions, software, and AI systems that revolutionize the way organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 20 years, Draganfly is an award-winning industry leader serving the public safety, public health, mining, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, mapping, and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives. About Alabama State University Founded in 1867, ASU is a comprehensive, regional institution offering students from across the nation and around the globe a world-class education. ASU’s learning experiences are holistic and are designed to develop intellectual, as well as social, moral, cultural and ethical values. ASU graduates are equipped with the skills, insights, attitudes and practical experiences that will enable them to become well-rounded, contributing citizens, fully qualified to take their places in their chosen professions and in service to humanity.

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CABIN MANAGEMENT

Global Crossing Airlines and OSM Aviation Academy Announce Pilot Direct Placement Training Partnership

Global Crossing Airlines | April 07, 2022

Global Crossing Airlines Group, Inc. and OSM Aviation Academy announce a new partnership which will give GlobalX access to a pipeline of pilot students planning to transition to the airline. The program, named XDirect™, will partner to develop a 2 year advanced training program that will place graduate pilots into GlobalX as First Officers who are line-ready for our Airbus A320 family fleet. The program graduates will have enhanced Airline industry training such as CRM (multi crew concept) and FAA Part 121 training philosophy and requirements. The program has been developed to allow new pilots to train the way that GlobalX does from day one in conjunction with the requirements of FAA commercial and ATP licenses, ensuring a consistent training transition. The partnership will allow GlobalX long term access to highly qualified pilots when they reach the minimum required ATP hours, after successfully completing their Commercial and Instructors Certificates. OSM Aviation Academy students will progress through the OSM Cadet Pilot program and continue to tailor their experience to the needs of a narrowbody aircraft pilot. Highlights of the training program include ATPL ready airline pilots, Fast Track program to GlobalX, Multi-year cooperation agreement between OSM Aviation Academy and GlobalX. Core to the program is a scholarship program that will help to encourage women and others who would not typically be able to become a commercial pilot. GlobalX and OSM intend to train up to fifteen First Officer Candidates in the first year of the program, twenty in the second, and then more than thirty each subsequent year of the program. OSM operates a similar program with Norse Atlantic Airways in Norway. The program takes 12 months to earn all your flight certificates and ratings including, private pilot, ATP advanced theory, instrument rating, commercial single, and commercial multi engine, CFI, CFI-I, and UPRT. After the first 12 months, the cadet pilot will join OSM Aviation as a flight instructor until reaching the ATP minimum required hours where they will then transfer to GlobalX to complete the ATP/CTP, and A320 Type Rating. The cadet pilot will join GlobalX as a first officer. “OSM Aviation Academy is a world class academy for developing top-notch airline pilots, making them the perfect match as we continue to grow our fleet.” Juan Nunez, COO and Director of Operations (119) of GlobalX “With this unique agreement we’ve shaped the future of the aviation industry, making flight training more attainable. At the same time producing the top airline ready pilots who meet the high standards set forth by GlobalX Airlines. After getting to know the culture at GlobalX it made the decision to create this partnership between OSM Aviation Academy and GlobalX a must,” Antonio Tur, CEO and Managing Director of OSM Aviation Academy the Americas, said in a statement. About Global Crossing Airlines GlobalX is a US 121 domestic flag and supplemental airline flying the Airbus A320 family aircraft. GlobalX flies as an ACMI and charter airline serving the US, Caribbean, and Latin American markets. About OSM Aviation Academy OSM Aviation Academy has trained and educated pilots since 1963 and is shaping the future of the aviation by providing an excellent education for next generation of pilots. OSMAA promotes inclusion and diversity in the aviation industry to ensure that there will be enough qualified and highly trained pilots in the years to come. The academy has training locations in the United States, Norway and Sweden.

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AVIATION TECHNOLOGY

Draganfly Announces New Heavy Lift and High-Endurance Multi-Use Drones

Draganfly Inc | June 02, 2022

Draganfly Inc. an award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions and systems developer, is pleased to announce the launch of its new North American-made Heavy Lift and Commander 3 XL Drones. Draganfly’s Heavy Lift Drone is a versatile, industrial, multirotor unmanned aerial vehicle that is designed to lift more and fly further. Capable of automated missions and manual flight operations, the Company’s heavy-duty, robust UAV has a payload lift capacity of 67 pounds and up to 55 minutes of flight time. Draganfly’s Commander 3 XL Drone is a high-endurance, weather-resistant, multirotor UAV that is designed for easy assembly and rapid deployment. The “Swiss Army Knife” of drones is capable of drop and winch-down systems to transport up to 26 pounds of payload. It performs extremely well in light rain and snow. Both Draganfly’s Heavy Lift and Commander 3XL Drones are compatible with a variety of interchangeable payloads, including optical and thermal imaging solutions, specialized delivery containers, and the Company’s Long Range LiDAR system. According to a recent report by Verified Market Research, the global drone services market size is projected to reach $60.67 billion USD by 2028 with a compound annual growth rate (“CAGR”) of nearly 24%. Demand for drone services is rapidly increasing as more businesses recognize the potential of UAV technology across different industry verticals. “As drone use continues to rise, industry leaders are looking for sophisticated solutions that are versatile, reliable, and secure. Our Heavy Lift and Commander 3 XL Drones will help a variety of major markets improve their business outputs and profitability,” Cameron Chell, President and CEO of Draganfly About Draganfly Draganfly Inc. is the creator of quality, cutting-edge drone solutions, software, and AI systems that revolutionize the way organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 20 years, Draganfly is an award-winning industry leader serving the public safety, public health, mining, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, mapping, and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives.

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Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, delivered another year of trendsetting product and service initiatives across its fleet and network to make ‘flying better’ for its customers which has been exemplified in an infographic charting 2018.

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