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Air China Starts Codeshare with China Express

BEIJING, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Air China and China Express signed a codeshare cooperation agreement in the city of Guiyang, Guizhou province on August 29, 2014, and the two carriers will start to share codes on each other’s selected flights from September 1, 2014.

Air China Starts Codeshare with China Express

Air China Starts Codeshare with China Express

 

Air China Starts Codeshare with China Express

Air China Starts Codeshare with China Express

 

According to the agreement, the two carriers will connect the cities of Chongqing, Guiyang and Dalian to their respective networks. With the cooperation, Air China will be put its code CA on 32 routes operated by China Express, which will extend its route network to the second-tier and third-tier cities around Chongqing as well as in provinces of Guizhou and Liaoning Province. At the same time, China Express will put is G5 code on 30 routes operated by Air China, which will extend its network to most of China’s big and medium-sized cities. Currently, Air China operates over 50 routes to Chongqing, Guizhou and Liaoning, giving passengers easy access to most of the Chinese provincial capitals via Chongqing, Guiyang and Dalian.

Lou Yongfeng, Managing Director, International Cooperation Department, Commercial Committee, said, “Air China has always attached great importance to establishing partnerships with other carriers. It is our hope that our codeshare cooperation with China Express will further expand the networks of both sides and make it easier for passengers around the country to travel to and from the regions around Chongqing, Guizhou and Liaoning.”

Luo Tong, Vice President of China Express, said, “The cooperation not only connects the networks of the two carriers, but also make a trunk route carrier and a feeder carrier complement each other. The feeder market will enter a fast track by benefiting from the well-established trunk routes. So the point-to-point operations of the feeder market will be supported by trunk route operations. China Express is quite committed to making medium- and small-sized cities more accessible, and the most effective way of doing that at the lowest social costs is to fully take advantage of the network of trunk routes to grow the feeder market.”

Air China is China’s only national flag carrier and also the largest carrier between China and Europe and between China and America. Its route network serves over 162 destinations in 32 countries and regions worldwide. China Express is a carrier operating feeder routes for passenger and cargo transportation. The codeshare cooperation between Air China and China Express blazes the trail for partnership between trunk route carrier and domestic feeder carrier, make more products available to the domestic market, giving passengers in more travel options, promote the cultural exchanges of second-tier and third-tier cities with other parts the country, facilitate regional economic development, and further promote the development of China’s feeder route market.

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Avis Announces New Partnership with SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines’ Frequent Flyers, FlySmiLes members, are valued more with chances to earn points and enjoy discounts on rental cars from Avis

SINGAPORE, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Avis, today announced a new partnership agreement with SriLankan Airlines the national carrier of Sri Lanka and the newest member of the oneworld alliance. Through the new partnership, the Airline’s frequent flyers, FlySmiLes members will have the opportunity to earn and redeem miles from Avis car rentals. In addition, Avis’ products and services will be marketed to FlySmiles members on the FlySmiLes website: http://www.flysmiles.com/.

“We are more than excited to align our brand loyalty efforts with SriLankan Airlines,” said Patric Siniscalchi, President, Latin America/Asia Pacific, Avis Budget Group. “This partnership will enhance the value proposition for FlySmiLes’ customer loyalty program and bring us incremental business at the same time, giving us the opportunity to accelerate our growth in the Southeast Asia.”

SriLankan Airlines, Head of Commercial Operations, Mohammed Fazeel said, “SriLankan Airlines is delighted to have Avis on-board, which will provide our frequent flyers more opportunities to earn and redeem miles whilst on business or holiday. We have been expanding our strategic partnerships with service-providers of high calibre to provide our FlySmiLes members the best possible experience.  With SriLankan’s entry to oneworld in May this year, FlySmiLes members now have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of benefits in addition to earning and redeeming miles when flying with the oneworld carriers.”

To celebrate the new partnership, Avis offers the FlySmiLes members Double and Triple bonus FlySmiLes miles on qualifying rentals.

For More Information: Call Reservations Hotline 1800 737 1668 (toll-free)

About Avis in Asia

In Asia, Avis is a leading provider of vehicle rental; vehicle leasing and limousine/chauffeur drive services operating in more than 300 locations through a network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensee agreements in 18 markets. Avis opened its first operations in Asia in 1970 in Hong Kong. Throughout the 1970’s Avis grew steadily in the region, with operations launched in Singapore, the Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. More recently, developments have included openings in India, Mainland China, Vietnam and Taiwan.

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com.

About SriLankan AirLines and FlySmiLes

SriLankan Airlines being the  National carrier of Sri Lanka, is an award winning carrier with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality . The airline has cemented a firm reputation worldwide for its service, comfort, safety and reliability, notching many enviable industry awards along the way. These awards include the, World’s Friendliest Cabin Staff by Skytrax; Best Airline in South Asia from Travel Trade Gazette; World’s Most Reliable Operator of Airbus A330s and A340s by Airbus Industries and the Etihad Global Excellence Award for Best Regional Caterer.

The airline’s hub is located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, providing convenient connections to its global route network of 60 destinations in 33 countries in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Far East, North America and Australia. SriLankan has mutual code-share services with BMI (British Midland), Etihad and Malaysia Airlines. Indian Airlines , Saudi Arabian Airlines, Air Canada and Mihin also code-share on some of SriLankan’s routes. SriLankan has consistently achieved very high marks for excellence, especially in polls of global travellers and has won many international accolades consistently.

For further information please contact:

Grace Banto
Avis Asia
+65-6737-1668
grace.banto@avis.com.sg

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Air Seychelles and Hong Kong Airlines Sign Codeshare Agreement

HONG KONG, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Under the codeshare agreement, Air Seychelles will place its ‘HM’ code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong and the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. In return, Hong Kong Airlines will place its ‘HX’ code on Air Seychelles’ flights between the Seychelles and Hong Kong, as well as between Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates#.

The agreement was signed this week by Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, and Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines.

Manoj Papa said: “We are delighted to expand our network of codeshare partners with the addition of Hong Kong Airlines. As a leading international tourism destination, the Seychelles attracts a large number of travellers from across Asia, and through our codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines, we are confident these volumes will continue to flourish. At the same time, residents of the Seychelles will benefit from direct access to the global finance and tourism hub of Hong Kong.”

Li Dianchun said: “This codeshare agreement is part of a comprehensive strategy to open up new markets and offer more choices to Hong Kong Airlines’ passengers. Our partner Air Seychelles is a well-respected airline that will successfully broaden our reach to the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, two of the world’s fastest-growing and most exciting travel destinations. The agreement enables passengers to book any Hong Kong Airlines flight originating from China, Japan and Southeast Asia to Abu Dhabi and the Seychelles connecting through the Hong Kong hub. We anticipate strong demand on these routes and look forward to building our cooperation with Air Seychelles in the future.”

Tickets under the codeshare agreement can be purchased from 12 September 2014 for travel commencing on the same day# on the airseychelles.com or hkairlines.com websites. Bookings can also be completed through a travel agent, the airlines’ sales offices, or by calling the Air Seychelles’ Call Centre on +248 439 1000 or the Hong Kong Airlines Call Centre at +852 3151 1888 (Hong Kong) or +86 898 950715 (mainland China).

Details of the codeshare flights are as follows:

Routes

Flight No.

Departure*

Arrival*

Days of Operations

HKG – BKK

HX765/ HM5680

1810

1925

Daily

HX767/ HM5682

0055

0235

HX771/ HM5684

0750

0945

HX773/ HM5686

2315

0015+1

HX775/ HM5688

1215

1405

BKK – HKG

HX766/ HM5681

2025

0055+1

HX768/  HM5683

0825

1210

HX772/ HM5685

1125

1530

HX774/ HM5687

0210

0555

HX776/ HM5689

1505

1850

Routes

Flight No.

Departure*

Arrival*

Days of Operations

HKG – AUH

HX 1087/ HM 087

1910

2340

Mon/ Wed/ Fri

HKG – SEZ

HX 1087/ HM 087

1910

0635+1

Mon/ Wed/ Fri

SEZ – HKG

HX 1086/ HM 086

1555

0955+1

Tue/ Thu/ Sun

AUH – HKG

HX 1086/ HM 086

2155

0955+1

Tue/ Thu/ Sun

* All local time

#Subject to regulatory approvals.

Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, and Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines, sign a codeshare agreement between the two airlines

Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, and Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines, sign a codeshare agreement between the two airlines

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About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and Mauritius. Air Seychelles also offers more than 200 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, as well as domestic charter services.  As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder. For more information, please visit: www.airseychelles.com.

About Hong Kong Airlines

Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines has since grown to become an internationally-acclaimed carrier. Recognizing the warmth of its service and the quality of its onboard offering, Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the highly-esteemed 4-star rating from SKYTRAX for three consecutive years. Based in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines’ network currently covers almost 30 cities regionally, including Beijing, Shanghai, Sanya, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa. Our current fleet has 23 aircraft, which includes three Airbus A330-300s, nine Airbus A330-200s and six A320s, with up-to-date inflight entertainment system and an average age of just one year as of 2013. And our cargo fleet consists of five Airbus A330-200Fs. Adhering to the concept of “Fresh and Very Hong Kong”, Hong Kong Airlines is committed to “Bringing Greater Journeys Sky High”, and is dedicated to providing an extraordinary flight experience to the passengers. For more information, please visit: www.hkairlines.com.

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Frost & Sullivan: Record Production of Commercial Aircraft Spawns a Huge Market for Sensors

Rising fuel costs drive development of next-generation technology sensors that aid fuel efficiency in aircraft

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In 2013, for the third year in a row, the annual global production of commercial aircraft crossed 1,000 aircraft per year. In the next 20 years, the aerospace industry is expected to have an additional 34,000 commercial aircraft. The frenzied activity in this industry is expected to ripple into the sensor market. Sensor manufacturers have been developing technologically superior sensors to keep pace with airlines, which are updating their fleets with new fuel-efficient aircraft in order to stay competitive.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of Sensor Market in the Global Aerospace Industry, finds that the market earned revenues of $1.24 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $2.44 billion in 2020. The aerospace industry has been segmented into commercial and general aviation.

“The increase in fuel costs is driving the demand for fuel-efficient aircraft with next-generation engine technology and new jet power plants,” said Frost & Sullivan Measurement & Instrumentation Senior Industry Analyst Sankara Narayanan. “These innovations are compelling sensor manufacturers to develop advanced sensors that offer compactness, low cost, reduced complexity, interoperability and ability to communicate with other sensors.”

Delivering cutting-edge sensors for aircraft requires highly skilled employees and extensive coordination and integration with suppliers. As the design and production of aircraft is complex, the sensors have to be equally sophisticated. The aerospace industry has always been a trailblazer in sensor technology development and a new wave of technology awareness is spurring research in more advanced sensors for numerous aircraft applications.

“The measurement of critical parameters such as level, temperature, vibration, pressure, flow and position will remain critical for a safe flight,” noted Narayanan. “Therefore, as long as airlines continue to build and fly aircraft, there will be a demand for sensors in the aerospace industry.”

If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an email to Julia Nikishkina, Corporate Communications, at julia.nikishkina@frost.com.

Analysis of Sensor Market in the Global Aerospace Industry is part of the Sensors & Instrumentation (http://www.sensors.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Sensors Market in Shale Gas Industry, Global Wireless Sensor Networks Market, Sensors in Test and Measurement, and Strategic Analysis of the World Optical and Image Sensors Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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State Air Traffic Control Committee Office (SATCCO) Joins ATC Global 2014

China’s Highest Government Body of the Aviation Industry Joins Leading Exhibition and Conference Organised by UBM

BEIJING, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ATC Global, the largest and most comprehensive air traffic management event of its kind, confirmed the participation of SATCCO at ATC Global 2014. Organised by UBM Asia, the largest trade exhibition organiser in mainland China and part of UBM Plc, and co-hosted by the Air Navigation Service Provider in China (ATMB), ATC Global 2014 will take place for the first time in Beijing, China 17-19 September at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC).

SATCCO — the highest department and policy decision-making authority within China’s aviation and air traffic control sector — plans to join ATC Global 2014 alongside the ATMB and China’s Aviation Regulator (CAAC), altogether embodying the complete representation of China’s entire aviation and ATM sectors from government regulated, to commercial and privatised sectors. SATCCO plans to welcome their international counterparts with meetings with high level officials, demonstrations of Chinese ATM technologies, and sharing through Chinese thought leaders in ATC Global’s conference and seminars.

Other international high ranking ATM committees, officials, VIPs, and association groups confirmed to participate at ATC Global this year include FAA, EU Transport Commission, Eurocontrol, SESAR JU, NATS, Swiss Air Force, the State ATM of Russia, LFV Sweden, the Department of Civil Aviation of Malaysia, the Aeronautical Radio Of Thailand Limited, the South African Civil Aviation Authority, Airways New Zealand, Nav Canada, Dubai Air Navigation Services, the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan, and many more.

“As the highest level of aviation regulation in China, SATCCO’s confirmation of its participation at ATC Global 2014 solidifies the significance of China’s interests to discuss and exchange ideas and key global issues with their international counterparts,” said Christine Guan, General Manager of ATC Global. “We are proud to be debuting ATC Global in Beijing — building on two decades of event success, this year’s event will deliver the largest international gathering of senior professionals of its kind.”

Now in its 24th year, ATC Global 2014 will play host to over 69 exhibitors and sponsors showcasing the latest in technology and services include companies such as Airbus, Eurocontrol, SESAR JU, Honeywell, Thales, Northrop Grumman, and Frequentis. Across three days, ATC Global is the definite platform for learning and idea exchange with a comprehensive line-up of conference sessions, education workshops, exhibitor-led seminars, and networking events.

For more information including the latest secured conference sessions, speakers, exhibitors, and registration details, visit www.atcglobalhub.com.

For further information (not for publication) contact:

Annelise
Marketing Manager
t: +44 (0)20 7921 8553
e: Annelise.Quinton@ubm.com

Eric Wang
Marketing Manager
t: +86 10 5765 2888
e: eric.wang@ubm.com

Notes for the Editor:

ATC Global 2014 takes place in Beijing, 17th-19th September 2014 
ATC Global is a subsidiary of the global B2B communications and marketing provider UBM.
For further information go to www.atcglobalhub.com.

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 30 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 20 market sectors with 230 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions and high-level professional conferences, 23 targeted trade publications, 20 round-the-clock online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 40 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise 40 exhibitions and conferences every year across the country.

About ATMB

ATMB is Air Traffic Management Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China (Hereinafter referred to as CAAC/ATMB) is a functional organization that administrates the national air traffic services, civil aviation communications, navigation, surveillance (CNS), and aviation meteorology and flight information. The current industrial management system is divided into three levels, that are ATMB, regional ATMBs and sub-bureaus; the operational management system is based on three-level air traffic services system, that are area control, approach control and airport control.

Air China introduces “Sky Chef”

BEIJING, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations. Now, Air China and French star chefs in the field of air catering based in Paris have jointly introduced a number of French gourmet dishes onboard the carrier’s flights.

ChinaFrance route is an important part of Air China’s European route network. Air China has always been committed to improving its culinary offerings on the route and different healthy meals are offered in each of the four seasons. Now, with the cooperation between Air China and Paris-based “Sky Chefs Studio”, an international team of renowned chefs led by its lead chef has designed a selection of gourmet dishes that combine classical and modern culinary trends. In the First Class and Business Class on the route, famous French dishes offered include “Steak with Sliced Duck”, “Columbus Chicken Roll”, “Garlic-flavored Prawns” and “Foie Gras Pine Nuts”.  “Columbus Chicken Roll”, one of the creations highly recommended by the lead chef, is a classic dish born in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute. The chicken is tender and mellow, with lingering aromas. It was also a dish chosen by the British Queen when she ascended the throne.

Snacks include “Cake with Haagen-Dazs” – warm chocolate cake and silky cold Haagen-Dazs ice cream served in the afternoon tea time promises a flavorful contrast.  Bread with olive oil, which does justice to international healthy diet trends, invites grunts of joy.

Air China has also upgraded the Economy Class meals on the route. Locally sourced French ingredients like steak and fish guarantee that the quality foods served onboard reflect the local culinary features.

Currently, Air China operates routes BeijingParis and ShanghaiParis between the two countries. By June 2014, the number of flights operated per week had reached 24, which makes Air China the largest domestic operator on the market. With its pleasant cabin interior and attentive services, Air China is the preferred choice for passengers traveling between China and Europe.

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Global Market Advisors (GMA) Opens Asia Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand to Serve Significant Client Demand

BANGKOK, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Global Market Advisors (GMA), a leading consulting firm to the casino gaming, hotel, and airline industries, announced today the opening of its Asia regional office. GMA’s new office is located in the central business district of Bangkok, Thailand and will support clients located in the Asian region in advisory areas such as financial feasibility reports, marketing strategies, and government relations for companies in the casino gaming, hospitality, airlines, and financial industries.

Mr. Steven Gallaway, Partner at Global Market Advisors stated, “A significant number of our new and existing clients have retained GMA to guide them in Asia. It’s time for GMA to further expand our presence by making the investment in the Asian region and we are pleased to do so. Our new office in Bangkok provides a central location in Asia to service our clients in the region effectively and with the quality GMA is known for.”

Global Market Advisors, LLC and its casino gaming industry consulting division, Gaming Market Advisors, has a significant history in advising clients in South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, and eastern Russia. The firm also has a strong presence in the United States servicing a myriad of clients in the casino gaming and hospitality industries.

GMA’s new office in Bangkok will act as the firms’ regional headquarters office and will supplement existing GMA offices located in Las Vegas, Nevada and Denver, Colorado. GMA Partners Andrew Klebanow and Jonathan Galaviz will provide oversight to GMA’s new office in Asia.

About Global Market Advisors, LLC

Global Market Advisors (GMA) provides independent project feasibility reports, strategic advice, economic impact studies, and marketing strategies to companies seeking to grow in the global casino gaming, hospitality and airline industries. The firm maintains active clients in the United States, Europe and greater Asia. You can learn more about GMA by visiting www.globalmarketadvisors.us.

Contact:
Kim Kosnar
+1-303-759-5944
kkosner@globalmarketadvisors.us

Middle Eastern Airline CEOs Flock to World Routes

MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

CEOs of Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways & Etihad Airways confirm participation at World Routes Strategy Summit 

The World Routes Strategy Summit, taking place at World Routes in Chicago, 20-23 September 2014, will see speakers from all three major Middle East airlines, as well as many other senior airline leaders. Middle East speakers include Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways; James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways and Sir Tim Clark, President & CEO of Emirates.

Mr Hogan will give a keynote address; Mr Al Baker will take part in a panel discussion on Critical Issues in Air Transport Today whilst Sir Tim Clark will be interviewed one-to-one during the Summit. In addition, major airline speakers at the event will include Scott Kirby, President of American Airlines, Jim Compton, Vice Chairman of United Airlines, Vitaly Savelyev, CEO of Aeroflot and Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

Occurring on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd September, the World Routes Strategy Summit is open to all attending World Routes delegates and will open the 20th World Route Development Forum in Chicago, Illinois, USA co-hosted by the City of Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Choose Chicago, the city’s tourism organisation.

“World Routes is where the industry meets, and where critical issues in aviation, travel and tourism are debated to advance the industry. We have a great set of executive speakers this year in Chicago,” said Mike Miller, Head of Content and Industry Relations for Routes.

The Strategy Summit is the only forum where senior leaders and key stakeholders from aviation, tourism authorities and governments come together to participate in discussions that will set the commercial and political agenda for the industry. The event will bring these industry thought leaders under one roof to participate in a number of discussions covering topics affecting the industry today such as route development, infrastructure, airport processing and security, sustainability and how new aircraft will alter route planning.

The 20th anniversary World Routes event will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the largest convention facility in the Western Hemisphere.  With the most diverse economy in the United States, and home to several of the aviation industry’s leading companies, Chicago makes the perfect home for the 20th World Route Development Forum.

For more information and to register for World Routes in Chicago visit http://www.routesonline.com

Notes to Editors 

About Routes 

  • Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS respectively. http://www.routesonline.com
  • Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK‐based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports. http://www.asm-global.com. Routes and ASM are part of the UBM Live division of UBM plc.
  • UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets.  Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, the Routes portfolio of events, Airport Cities and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors. http://www.ubmlive.com

Follow us on twitter: @Routesonline, @TheHUBRoutes, @VictoriaRoutes, @NLPROU, @airlineroute

About UBM plc 

  • UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company.  We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content.  Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
  • For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news; follow @UBM for news from all UBM’s businesses; follow @UBM for a flavour of UBM from selected members of UBM’s Twitterati.

Scoot selects UTC Aerospace Systems C.A.R.E. program for Boeing 787 maintenance

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Scoot Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has selected UTC Aerospace Systems to provide asset management and repair services for components on its Boeing 787 aircraft through a Comprehensive Accessory Repair and Exchange (C.A.R.E.) program agreement. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

As part of the C.A.R.E. program agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems will provide inventory support and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for 10 Boeing 787-9 and 10 787-8 aircraft to be operated by Scoot. Products supported under the agreement include air management systems, electric power generator and start systems, emergency power systems, fire suppression, sensors and lighting systems. The first of the 787-9 aircraft will be delivered to Scoot in November 2014.

“C.A.R.E. is a customized UTC Aerospace Systems service program that provides Scoot with comprehensive and proactive service they can count on,” said Brian Costa, vice president and general manager of Customer Service for UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aircraft Systems segment. “As Scoot transitions its fleet to the 787, we look forward to providing them with entry-into-service and maintenance support to keep their aircraft flying and performing optimally.”

UTC Aerospace Systems has had C.A.R.E. programs in place with Singapore Airlines to support multiple components on the airline’s Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 fleet since 2008.

Scoot Pte. Ltd., is a Singapore-based long-haul budget airline. It operates medium- and long-haul flights between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, Tianjin, Shenyang, Qingdao, Nanjing, Seoul, Hong Kong and Perth.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.

www.utcaerospacesystems.com

AIRWAYS AVIATION to Launch New Pilot Training Foundation Program

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AIRWAYS AVIATION announces the launch of its bespoke Pilot Training Foundation program in the United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Montenegro, Jordan and Lebanon.

The new aviation theory classes will commence almost simultaneously in the various locations and provide students, interested in pursuing a career opportunity as a commercial pilot, a unique competitive edge and a critically important initial study pathway especially for those requiring extra help & support.

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Classes for aspiring commercial pilots will commence between September 1st and October 20th 2014. A tailored curriculum has been professionally designed and written to provide prospective students a soft introduction while simultaneously maintaining a robust and practical launch into commercial pilot training.  The Airways Aviation curriculum is based on both European (EASA) and Australian (CASA) requirements and subject matter incorporates substantive introductions to all of the key disciplines including Aviation English, Aerodynamics, Navigation, Meteorology, Human Performance, Flight Rules and Air Law, Aircraft general Knowledge and Operations, Performance and Planning

Importantly, the course material and ultimate practical training programs are designed with a strong emphasis on supporting the specialised Aviation English elements continually during the entire study program. Airways Aviation intends to provide as wide a range of prospective students as possible, both male & female from varying nationalities, an equal opportunity to enter the aviation industry as commercial pilots.

“Our education & training model is designed to open up the possibility of a career as a commercial pilot to as many prospective students as possible but with particular focus on those whom have a passion and interest but had previously believed it was somehow beyond their ability to become a pilot.  We have been able to design a program that simplifies and demystifies the pathway by breaking down the key theory concepts & principles and then delivering the course in a clear, concise and easily managed method,”  said Romy Hawatt  Airways Aviation Global CEO

Successful completion of the Foundation course will provide students a further opportunity to transition on to finalise their commercial theory and simultaneously undertake their practical Aeroplane and/or Helicopter flight training at one of the Airways Aviation bases in Australia, the United Kingdom or Montenegro.  Airways Aviation are also currently seeking further expansion into Germany, Holland and Jordan with more study & training destinations to come on stream in the not too distant future.

Over the next 20 years Boeing & Airbus project a demand in excess of 35,000 new passenger & freight aircraft with each of these requiring numerous flight crew and a multitude of other support resources. With the expansion and upgrading of airline fleets globally, Airways Aviation is tracking growth and closely monitoring the current and projected aviation industry needs as key indicators of future pilot demand.

“Airways Aviation is primarily an education & training group that operates at the highest international standards.  We will continue to work hard to maintain and increase our competitive advantage and global positioning whilst still being nimble and adaptable enough to be able to operate on a very localised basis from country to country. Our business model is unique and differentiates us in a number of ways from our competitors. This shows particularly with the way we are better able to accommodate our international students needs from recruitment through to pilot training & graduation. The Airways Aviation Group is tracking according to plan and we will continue to posture and train commercial pilots to the highest standards to help meet the accelerating demands of the aviation industry world-wide,” added Romy Hawatt – Airways Aviation Global CEO.

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ATC Global Announces Details of its Educational Conference and Exhibitor Programme

BEIJING, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Running for its 24th year with full backing from China’s Air Navigation Service provider (ATMB) and China’s Aviation Regulator (CAAC), ATC Global will facilitate business partnerships and knowledge sharing between colleagues from over 100 countries, at the same time delivering an in-depth and varied educational programme offering cross-industry perspectives and the opportunity for vigorous discussion and debate.

Reflecting CAAC and ATMB’s support of ATC Global 2014, Wang Zhiqing, DDG CAAC and Wang Liya, DG ATMB will be opening the three-day conference focused on spearheading growth on 17 September.

Later that day, Dr. Joe Tymczyszyn, Executive Director, U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP), Ralph Riedle, Chairman, Performance Review Commission and a senior representative from Airbus, will lead a session on ATM demand, capacity and efficiency across global markets, using China as a case study.

On day two, the SESAR JU, ATMB and Thales will explore how different regions from around the world are managing the transition towards global system harmonisation, using guidance from ICAO’s Aviation System Block Upgrade (ASBU) framework.

International collaboration, critical for the development of ATM is being discussed in a session later in the day. Pierre Bachelier, Head of ATM Programme Engineering, Airbus, will review the impact of ATM developments in the cockpit.

On the final day of the conference, panellists from CAAC, Eurocontrol, Airbus-Prosky and SESAR will review the integral role of the airport in fulfilling key areas of the ASBU framework, in their role as nodes on the ATM system. Speakers will outline where ATM performance improvements have already been achieved at airports and will consider other initiatives underway, their impact and future plans.

The conference will also include thought-leadership sessions considering the impact of new technologies and procedures, including the introduction of remotely piloted aircraft in civil airspace, and collaboration between civil and military airspace managers.

Conference speaker Mr Frank Brenner, Director General, Eurocontrol, comments,China is the fastest growing aviation market in the world and as we strive to improve the performance of the air traffic management network, we need to look beyond Europe in order to develop connections with the global network. We therefore look forward to ATC Global and the opportunities that it can offer.”

A programme of free educational workshops that feature: Single European Sky programmes; NextGen, Airport developments in China; ATM performance benchmarking and Global Air Traffic Flow Management will be running alongside the conference, in addition to an exhibitor-led seminar programme on the exhibition floor. Both will be open to visitors, exhibitors and delegates at ATC Global and will also cover topics including the introduction of centralised services; air navigation charges services and; an informal review of aircraft tracking and surveillance in context of the disappearance of MH370.

To find out more about the educational opportunities on offer at ATC Global or to register free of charge as a visitor, visit www.atcglobalhub.com.

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China Eastern Airlines, China Telecom Satellite and Panasonic Launch Broadband Wi-Fi in the Skies Over China

BEIJING, SHANGHAI and LAKE FOREST, California, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In a first for the commercial aviation industry in China, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has begun offering broadband connected flights over China using China Telecom Satellite aeronautical service and Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) eXConnect system.

The first of 27 CEA aircraft equipped with a system and service tailored to the unique requirements of China is an Airbus A330 aircraft. Onboard, passengers will experience true broadband Wi-Fi as they surf the web, keep in touch with friends and family through their social networks, and even check their email – all at 35,000 feet.  CEA has also selected China Telecom Satellite’s service and Panasonic’s eXConnect system for an additional six B767s and 20 B777 aircraft.

The first aircraft has been dedicated to routes between Shanghai and Beijing, allowing government agencies to observe operation of the service before granting full regulatory approval for operation on additional domestic and international routes.

China Eastern Airlines said, “We are very excited to offer this extremely exciting service with China Telecom Satellite and Panasonic Avionics. This is a tremendous milestone for China and we look forward to ensuring our passengers are both entertained and productive as they fly.”

Lv Junli, President of China Telecom Satellite added, “This is a momentous day for China’s commercial airline industry, and we are very confident of providing better broadband connectivity to China with our partners at China Eastern Airlines and Panasonic.”

According to Paul Margis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics, “After years of close collaboration with China Eastern Airlines and China Telecom Satellite, we are now witnessing the next step in the evolution of in-flight entertainment over China. We are very excited to bring in-flight broadband Wi-Fi to this strategic market.”

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