Day: July 14, 2018

Smart Airports Encapsulate a More Tangible Smart City Opportunity

July 14, 2018

  Technology vendors and service providers have been looking to promote their hardware and software platforms for smart cities for over five years. There have been advances made in developing some aspects of smart cities but the problems of positioning, funding, responsibility and business models are often encountered. Smart cities are so broad reaching and […]

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Reliable Aircraft Connectivity for Passengers – Appreciated or Expected?

July 14, 2018

  We all know how frustrating it is to be in an area with poor 3G/4G coverage. When you cannot be sure if you’ll be able to access e-mails, listen to your favorite podcast, or binge watch your new favorite show on Netflix. We want to be connected at any place – even 10,000 meters […]

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Aviation giants fly into Farnborough under Brexit cloud

July 14, 2018

  Airbus and Boeing are ready for the next round of their long-running battle for the skie. Top global plane makers land at the Farnborough airshow in England next week, hoping to pick up speed on demand for passenger jets while charting a path through Brexit and trade war turbulence. This year’s sector showpiece event, […]

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Airships for tourism could soon be the next big thing

July 14, 2018

From fine dining while cruising through the clouds to bungee jumping, one Palmerston North academic believes airships could be the next big thing in tourism. A life-long airships enthusiast, Massey University School of Aviation assistant lecturer Isaac Henderson​ decided to build a business case for a return of the “cruise ships of the sky”  for his masters degree thesis. It’s not as far-fetched […]

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Trujet plans to expand fleet, eyes pan-India footprint

July 14, 2018

No-frills carrier TruJet, part of Hyderabad-based Turbo Megha Airways, is planning to induct seven more aircraft to its existing fleet of five. Being operationally profitable, TruJet is now eyeing a pan-India expansion by the end this fiscal. The regional carrier, which has carried about 7.2 million passengers in the last three years, is also planning […]

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Major Tragedy Averted After Two IndiGo Planes Come Face-to-Face in Bengaluru Airspace

July 14, 2018

New Delhi: A major tragedy was averted after two IndiGo aircraft came face-to-face over Bengaluru airspace, seconds away from a mid-air collision. The incident occurred on Tuesday when 6E 779 (from Coimbatore to Hyderabad) and 6E 6505 (from Bengaluru to Kochi) were just 200 feet away from each other in the air. An IndiGo spokesperson […]

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