AAV News in Brief 6 March 2022

Nomad Technics, Emirates, SITA, Greenbird, Nautilus Aviation, Skyports, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Air Works, Emirates, Brisbane Airport, Thai Vietjet, CPaT, flydocs, Wizz Air

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https://www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com/?utm_source=asianaviation&utm_medium=barter&utm_campaign=aavwebsitebannerhomepagemarchNomad Technics completes ACJ319 A-check: Nomad Technics has recently completed maintenance work on an Airbus ACJ319 in addition to extensive cabin maintenance and fuselage refreshing work during the winter. The work included an A-check, routine maintenance work and out of phase maintenance tasks. In addition, defect rectifications on the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and aircraft systems as well as VIP cabin maintenance, cleaning and paint brush-up on the aircraft’s fuselage were completed. “We are thrilled that we have successfully performed another A-check and cabin brush-up work on an Airbus ACJ319, handing over the aircraft on time and on budget to a very satisfied customer,” said Christian Sacker, Director Quality, Safety & Compliance at Nomad Technics. Christophe Haeffelin, Director Maintenance of Nomad Technics, said: “Being able to demonstrate our highly skilled VVIP aircraft maintenance and bespoke aviation services we are looking forward to welcoming owners and operators Airbus A320 family aircraft which are EASA, Aruba, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, Qatar, UAE and San Marino registered at our Basel/Switzerland facility.”

Emirates to promote tourism in Thailand: Emirates has pledged its support to promoting tourism in Thailand through a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Under the agreement, both the tourism body and Emirates will explore joint initiatives and opportunities for collaboration that will enhance each party’s marketing and promotional efforts to attract travellers to Thailand. The MoC was signed by Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations – Far East at Emirates and Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas), in the presence of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Group Chairman and HE Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports. Also present at the signing ceremony were Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, HE Chairat Sirivat, Consul-General of Thailand to the UAE and Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates. Through the MoC, Emirates will develop initiatives to boost tourism to the Kingdom by showcasing it to customers across its global network. The airline will also engage in efforts to promote the country through its network of agents in key strategic markets in addition to collaborating on joint familiarisation trips designed to appeal to various customer segments.

SITA streamlines ops at Luton Airport: Within weeks of implementing SITA Airport Management, London Luton Airport (LLA) is reaping the benefits of streamlining the way it manages its day-to-day operations. SITA’s technology has helped the airport reduce the time and cost required to manage and plan routine operations such as aircraft bus schedules and weekly aircraft stand planning. Automating the seven-day aircraft stand capacity planning, for example, has reduced the time required for this task by 80 percent. This is achieved by automating the process, taking in numerous data variables such as aircraft arrival and departure time, available gates and aircraft type. Similarly, enabling bus drivers to input time records directly into the airport management system using an iPad – rather than relying on radio communications and spreadsheets – has reduced the time needed to record these bus movements by 90 percent.

Greenbird UAM adds new members: Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry collaboration platform, Greenbird announced it has added Nautilus Aviation to the platform as a founding ecosystem partner. Nautilus Aviation operates a modern, versatile fleet of helicopters from bases in Townsville, Cairns, Port Douglas, Horn Island and Darwin. Renowned for their eye-catching red Airbus H125 and H130 aircraft, Nautilus also operates Bell, Kawasaki and Robinson aircraft suiting a range of leisure (tourism), commercial and emergency service applications. Nautilus Aviation recently announced a partnership with Eve Urban Air Mobility, focused on accelerating the development of Australia’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem. Furthering the ecosystem, Nautilus Aviation has ordered 10 Eve eVTOL aircraft, with operational tourism flights expected by 2026. Greenbird also announced that Skyports has joined the platform alongside recently announced Aviation Projects, Aviator Group, and Nautilus Aviation. Managing Director of Greenbird Sara Hales said “Skyports is one of the most credible and experienced organisations in the global AAM industry. Skyports has built vertiport infrastructure around the world and has participated in numerous best practice concept of operations and other AAM ecosystem development work globally. Skyports’ experience in multi-OEM operations is unparalleled and is a valuable addition to the development of Australia’s AAM ecosystem.”

Mumbai’s CSMIA awarded the ‘Best Commercial Airport’ honour: In recognition of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport’s (CSMIA) resilient efforts put forth by all employees and stakeholders towards diligent servicing of the passengers, the airport has been awarded the ‘Best Commercial Airport of the Year’ by the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in its 13th International ASSOCHAM National Council Conference & Awards for Civil Aviation & Cargo. The ASSOCHAM ‘Best Commercial Airport of the Year’ award is another addition to various prestigious laurels received by CSMIA in the past. This recognition is a testament to the tireless efforts put forth by the airport in its endeavour to provide world class experiences and comfort to all its passengers. The award does not only honour the hard work put forth by the airport, but also recognises best-in-class services and innovations

Air Works wins  ‘Best MRO Achievement’ award: India’s largest independent MRO and aviation services major, Air Works has been awarded the ‘Best MRO Achievement Award 2021’, at ASSOCHAMs 13th Annual Conference cum Awards on Civil Aviation and Cargo, held on 28 February 2022. ASSOCHAMs Annual Awards are a well-established and highly acclaimed industry platform that recognise the outstanding contribution and success of stakeholders in the Civil Aviation ecosystem. Given the pandemic-led circumstances of the last couple of years, this year’s awards were especially significant as they highlighted the firm resolve of the winners and the innovative ways in which they have been adapting to navigate the unprecedented challenges, to achieve organizational transformation and growth.

Emirates A380 returns to BNE: Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) announced that Emirates will bring back its A380. Emirates’ A380 will resume daily services between BNE and Dubai (DXB), replacing the airline’s other widebody aircraft that serviced the route throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the B777. BAC CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff said the return of Emirates’ flagship aircraft is a strong indication of recovering consumer confidence and the strength of Brisbane as a destination in itself, and a gateway to Australia. “Emirates and BAC have a proud and storied history spanning nearly two decades, and we are incredibly thankful for Emirates’ commitment and confidence to continue doing business in Queensland,” he said. “The return of the A380 to BNE means more seats and opportunities for inbound and outbound leisure travel, visiting family and relatives, corporate travel, and carriage of vital cargo.”

Thai Vietjet to resume Bangkok – Danang service: Thai Vietjet has announced the resumption of its international service linking Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok with the central beach city of Danang in Vietnam, starting 27 March. In the early stage, the international service between Bangkok (via Suvarnabhumi International Airport) and Danang will be operated with three flights a week on every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, with the flight time is around 1 hour and 40 minutes per leg. Further frequency can be added later subject to market demand. “We commit to contribute to the recovery of international travel in the soonest time. The service connecting Bangkok with Danang is our next tourism bridge between Thailand and Vietnam after the current Bangkok – Ho Chi Minh City route. We will continuously expand our flight network to provide more new safe services to more than 170 million people of the two countries in the near future,” said Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Thai Vietjet’s chairwoman.

CPaT names new director of business development: CPaT Global announced that Frank Vieira Hugger has joined the company as Director of Business Development. Vieira Hugger joins CPaT from his most recent position as Director of Sales and Marketing for Mint Software Systems. He brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales, and project management, with the last nine years actively supporting global customers in the aviation training industry. “I am very excited to join forces with CPaT, the market leading supplier of aviation distance learning,” said Vieira Hugger. “With my extensive experience in aviation training and software sales, I am able to translate customer needs into new business opportunities. Together with the fantastic team at CPaT, we will help airlines find the best distance learning courseware solutions for their specific needs.” Vieira Hugger will be responsible for creating long-term business relationships with major accounts, consulting with airlines in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions, and providing guidance on CPaT’s product development strategy.

Flydocs and Wizz Air announce partnership renewal: Flydocs, an asset management solution provider for the aviation industry, announced a five-year extended agreement with the ultra-low-cost carrier, Wizz Air. Under the renewed agreement, flydocs will continue to provide Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable airline with digital records management and technical services. Wizz Air will continue to benefit from the seamless interface of AMOS and flydocs’ support, with aircraft records auditing of over 140 aircraft. The interfaces between flydocs and AMOS offer enhanced features that enable customers to substantially reduce the time required to manage aircraft compliance. Commenting on the partnership, John Bowell, Chief Commercial Officer, flydocs said; “We are delighted to announce the renewal of our long-standing collaboration with Wizz Air which, for us, is a demonstration of delivering advanced software, highest levels of quality technical expertise, and exceptional support to our clients. It’s a proud moment for us to continue as their Partner of Choice which is a great sign of trust and confidence shown in flydocs. We will continue to foster this relationship with utmost commitment and flawless delivery.”

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