Travelpro | December 28, 2021
There's no doubt about it, flight crews are the heroes of the sky. That's why Travelpro® – the luggage brand of choice for over 90 airlines globally announced its #SmilesInTheSky campaign, which aims to recognize and reward these unsung heroes this holiday season. As general negativity and even violence against flight crews and airline employees has increased, Travelpro® is looking to shift the sentiment and conversation to create a more respectful travel environment, and recognize crew for everything they do to get us safely to our destination.
Starting today through January 14, 2022, Travelpro® is encouraging travelers to share the random acts of kindness they experience from flight crews and airline employees during their holiday travel with the brand on Instagram or Twitter – from the selfless to the heart-warming. In doing so, 50 of these flight crew and airline employees will be recognized with a new Travelpro® FlightCrew™ 5 suitcase for professional use and a $200 gift card to use for a night out with family, or just some much needed rest and relaxation.
"Flight crews and airline employees have a difficult job right now and deserve a world of credit for all they do, especially as we head into the busy holiday season, As a brand with deep roots in the airline and larger travel industry, we know that travel wouldn't be the same without these dedicated crew members. It's essential that we recognize and reward them for going above and beyond on the job, all while navigating the challenging landscape that is post-pandemic air travel."
-Ofelia Silva, Chief Growth Officer of Travelpro®.
But the #SmilesInTheSky campaign doesn't end there. As an added layer, Travelpro® is encouraging travelers to sign its Change.org petition, which encourages everyone to be respectful of one another while traveling, from the moment of check in to the second their plane lands. To sign the petition, visit Travelpro®'s Change.org landing page.
Travelpro® was founded nearly 35 years ago by Northwest Airlines Pilot Bob Plath who changed the luggage industry forever when he invented the first Rollaboard® suitcase. Since then, Travelpro® has worked tirelessly to create durable luggage that can withstand everything professional and leisure travelers need, and in doing so has become the luggage brand of choice for over 90 airlines globally.
For over 30 years, Travelpro® has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard® wheeled luggage, Travelpro® has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers. The company is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently meeting and exceeding their expectations.
CAE | March 10, 2022
CAE announced today that it has partnered with Joby Aviation Inc., a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, to develop and qualify flight simulation training devices that will be used to train the future pilots of Joby's revolutionary all-electric aircraft.
Leveraging the core simulation technology Joby has been developing for the past five years, CAE will work with Joby to develop pilot training devices specifically for the company's electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Joby intends to both manufacture and operate its aircraft, requiring the company to train a new generation of pilots. Used to simulate aircraft flight in various environments and conditions, flight simulators are an integral part of readying pilots to fly a new type of aircraft.
"CAE has a sterling reputation for delivering excellent simulation and training solutions. We look forward to a world where thousands of Joby pilots are flying our aircraft every day and we couldn't ask for a better partner to help make that a reality."
Bonny Simi, Head of Air Operations and People for Joby
Joby is currently working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to secure its Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate, establishing the processes and regulatory approvals necessary for the company to operate commercially, with an expected service launch in 2024.
"We are thrilled to partner with Joby to help bring their pioneering vision to life," said Nick Leontidis, CAE's Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. "With more than 75 years of experience in the design, development and manufacture of flight simulators, CAE brings extensive expertise with new aircraft types to support the qualification of Joby's eVTOL fixed base flight training device and full-flight simulator with the FAA."
CAE recently announced Project Resilience, a CAD$1 billion investment into aviation technologies of the future. The investment accelerates CAE's role as a leader in end-to-end technology development, operational support and training solution for eVTOL pilots and Advanced Air Mobility.
With its low noise profile, Joby's eVTOL aircraft is designed to make fast, emissions-free, and convenient air travel an everyday reality in cities and communities around the world. Joby's fly-by-wire aircraft employs a unified flight control system and uses controls that are similar to fixed-wing aircraft, resulting in a smooth transition for pilots.
"We believe many pilots will consider flying for Joby to be a great career opportunity," said Simi. "In addition to flying an environmentally friendly aircraft with a great piloting experience, we'll offer pilots a reliable schedule that allows them to be home every evening, a luxury not available to most professional pilots."
CAE is a high technology company, at the leading edge of digital immersion, providing solutions to make the world a safer place. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, we continue to reimagine the customer experience and revolutionize training and operational support solutions in civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare. We are the partner of choice to customers worldwide who operate in complex, high-stakes and largely regulated environments, where successful outcomes are critical. As testament to our customers' ongoing needs for our solutions, over 60 percent of CAE's revenue is recurring in nature. We have the broadest global presence in our industry, with more than 11,000 employees, 160 sites, and training locations in over 35 countries.
About Joby Aviation
Joby Aviation, Inc. is a California-based transportation company developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft which it intends to operate as part of a fast, quiet, and convenient air taxi service beginning in 2024. The aircraft, which has a maximum range of 150 miles on a single charge, can transport a pilot and four passengers at speeds of up to 200 mph. It is designed to help reduce urban congestion and accelerate the shift to sustainable modes of transit. Founded in 2009, Joby employs around 1,000 people, with offices in Santa Cruz, San Carlos, and Marina, California, as well as Washington, D.C. and Munich, Germany.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO. | February 09, 2022
Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and the Transport Workers Union Local 550 (TWU 550) have reached a Tentative Agreement for the more than 400 Southwest Airlines Dispatch Employees.
"This agreement rewards our skilled Dispatchers, while providing Southwest additional efficiencies, I'd like to thank both negotiating teams for their diligent work, which led to this agreement."
-Vice President Labor Relations Adam Carlisle.
"It has been a long three years of negotiating with COVID-19 bringing a whole new set of challenges to the essential workers of TWU 550 and Southwest Airlines, I would like to thank the TWU 550 and Southwest Airlines negotiating teams for all of their hard work and flexibility required to get to this new agreement and recognize the enormous value that our Dispatchers provide for the success of this airline."
-TWU 550 President Larry Merchant.
This Tentative Agreement covers all Southwest Airlines Flight Dispatchers, Assistant Dispatchers, Flight Superintendents, Dispatch Specialists, and Dispatch ATC Specialists. The TWU 550 will share details directly with their members about the agreement and the voting process.
ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
Southwest Airlines Co. operates one of the world's most admired and awarded airlines, offering its one-of-a-kind value and Hospitality at 121 airports across 11 countries. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2021, Southwest took flight in 1971 to democratize the sky through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel and now carries more air travelers flying nonstop within the United States than any other airline1. Based in Dallas and famous for an Employee-first corporate Culture, Southwest maintains an unprecedented record of no involuntary furloughs or layoffs in its history. By empowering its more than 55,0002 People to deliver unparalleled Hospitality, the maverick airline cherishes a passionate loyalty among as many as 130 million Customers carried a year. That formula for success brought industry-leading prosperity and 47 consecutive years3 of profitability for Southwest Shareholders (NYSE: LUV). Southwest continues to develop tangible steps toward an environmental sustainability goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, including offering an opportunity for Customers to contribute toward helping Southwest offset its carbon emissions.
EmbraerX | February 03, 2022
EmbraerX (B3: EMBR3,NYSE: ERJ) signed an agreement with Jet Flight Service (JFS), a global MRO service provider headquartered in Russia certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport (FATA). This partnership is supporting Jet Flight Service (JFS) in gaining efficiencies by onboarding their teams into Beacon's multi-sided platform.
After seeing the market adopt Beacon across Central and Eastern Europe, JFS decided to join the platform, recognizing it as the best alternative for improving coordination during maintenance operations. The main advantages identified by the provider were related to streamlining maintenance cases, reducing out-of-service time, eliminating redundant communications and leveraging data insights to improve the operation.
"Beacon is easy to use and adopt as it does not replace any systems for us. First, it is a communication solution and second, it is a machine learning engine that builds knowledge bases for the technicians of the future. You can't find that combination anywhere else,"
- Kirill Trushkovskiy, General Director of Jet Flight Service.
As their teams get onboarded into the Beacon platform, Jet Flight Service is increasing its productivity by expediting communication more efficiently to their customer base and improving coordination among all stakeholders working on interruptions. Teams are benefiting by getting back time and energy that today is wasted due to scattered communication and the use of outdated technologies.
"As an early adopter of Beacon, Jet Flight Service is a great example of a company recognizing the new technology trends. We are thrilled to welcome an organization that understands that success is dependent on coordination and reliability. JFS demands this of us to continually deliver excellence to their customers,"
- Marco Cesarino, Head of Beacon.
With this agreement, Beacon is bringing more players of the ecosystem into its platform so they can collaborate better and smarter while accelerating return-to-service. Beacon is continuing to serve all types of aircraft and leveraging the benefits of technology as a means to cut through complexity and facilitate collaboration in an industry that is ripe for digital transformation.
About Jet Flight Service
The history of Jet Flight Service starts in 2002, when the first Embraer-135BJ aircraft was delivered to Russia. Over the years of complicated and interesting work, our specialists mastered such modern aircraft as Embraer Legacy 450/500/600/650 and Praetor 500/600, contemporary Gulfstream lineup, including the leading G550 business jet, and Boeing BBJ. Our engineers were first in Russia to be endorsed on Legacy 600, 650 and Gulfstream G450. Aside from our Moscow facility, we have Base Maintenance capability for various aircraft models, including but not limited to Legacy and Praetors, all Challengers and most of the Globals in Riga and Dubai, DWC airport.
Incubated by EmbraerX, Embraer's market accelerator for disruptive businesses, Beacon is the maintenance coordination platform for faster return-to-service. It is an innovative platform designed to connect and synchronize industry resources, the aftermarket supply chain, and aviation services professionals in a more agile and efficient way to keep aircraft flying. Beacon aims to unleash high-value interactions and business opportunities to multiple stakeholders within the service ecosystem. The platform is initially focused on providing solutions to unscheduled aircraft maintenance interruptions. Through an easily accessible digital web and mobile application (IOS and Android), Beacon's main goal is to connect companies and professionals with one another in a revolutionary way. The technology triggers a network of accredited providers, fostering real-time collaboration during unplanned maintenance activities, accelerating the return to service of aircraft.
EmbraerX is a market accelerator committed to developing solutions that transform life's experiences. As an organization, we are uniquely positioned to lead the world at the intersection of disruptive innovation, autonomy, and air mobility because the values that drive our work are deeply human, cross-culturally resonant, and completely tech-enabled.
A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer has businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after-sales. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.