June 28, 2017


Leading UAE-based Cybersecurity Company Warns of Dangers of Petya Ransomware and Stresses the Importance of Network Security Assessments & Patching

Two months after one of the worst ransomware attack in history was conducted via WannaCry, a newer, more dangerous version is out in the wild. Security researchers have called it Petya, and it’s even more devastating than WannaCry.Petya has some of the same characteristics of WannaCry, including using the notorious EternalBlue exploit for Windows. The only difference with Petya is that, according to one well-known security researcher, it is currently spreading over local networks. This threat of a more advanced WannaCry"...

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June 25, 2017


Never Miss Your Flight Check-in Again Using This

Ever been on a plane before? Then you know the stress before departure: When does check-in open? What is my booking code? Will I get an aisle or window seat? ‘AirlineCheckins.com’ – a product from the Lufthansa Innovation Hub – provides a solution for this problem once and for all and automatically checks travellers in for more than 100 airlines worldwide.

The Lufthansa Innovation Hub tested this service last year on a small"...

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June 24, 2017


Ethiopian Airlines Orders $1.5b Rolls-Royce Engines for New Airbus Fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered 10 Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines to power the 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft it recently ordered to further develop its fast expanding long-haul route network.

The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB is a British series of turbofan jet engines developed from the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000.

Presently only used on the Airbus A350 XWB, the engine is the"...

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June 22, 2017


XPRIZE Announces Teams Advancing in $15M Global Learning XPRIZE at EdTechXEurope

(ME NewsWire)-- Today, XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced 11 semi-finalists advancing in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE. Announced at this year’s EdTechXEurope, XPRIZE is challenging these semi-finalist teams to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months. “Throughout my career, I’ve seen the many ways technology has evolved to help children access an education they may otherwise not have,” said Matt Keller, senior director of the Global Learning XPRIZE. “What most excites XPRIZE about these semi-finalist teams is the possibility that their innovative software solutions can exponentially transform the way learning happens across the world,......

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June 20, 2017


Experts to Discuss Accident Free Year At 13th Akwaaba Travel Market 'Aviation Day'

Experts in the aviation industry in Africa would be gathering at the 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market to x-ray the successes recorded in the sector during the 2016 operational year.

According to experts, 2016 was a year with Commercial Jet hull loss in Africa, the safest year in commercial aviation in Africa; this is against the backdrop of decades of problematic safety level in Africa.


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June 15, 2017


Global business aviation group offering drone services in Africa

Worldwide business aviation company ExecuJet announced on Tuesday that it has added unmanned air vehicle (UAV) services to its activities at its African bases (Johannesburg, Cape Town and Lagos). The company will, however, be able to deploy UAVs to any place in the continent, to meet customers’ needs. “UAVs can be used in various ways, from wind turbine inspections and crop monitoring, to covering sporting events and filming for television and movies,” pointed out ExecuJet Aviation Africa director Gavin Kiggen. “Industry experts believe that Africa is one of the most progressive regions when it comes to drone technology.” Advertisement As well as inspections and photography, other roles for UAVs include surveying and mapping. The company will be providing the necessary training to its staff, through its South African Civil Aviation Authority-certified partner, to ensure that they can execute customer requirements efficiently and safely. “The market for drone technology in the commercial sector has been increasing in recent years......

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June 15, 2017


Groupe ADP Launches Global Innovation Contest to Imagine the Airport Experience of the Future

(ME NewsWire)-- Groupe ADP is launching the global challenge 'Play Your Airport'. This open innovation initiative will allow students, businesses, travellers and the group's employees to reinvent the airport experience with one common goal: creating the airport of the future.

'The diversity of communities coming together around this bold initiative makes it the first of its kind in the airport"...

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June 15, 2017


Brazil Approves AerSafe™ For Boeing 737 Classic Series Aircraft To Comply With Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction Rule 

(ME NewsWire)-- AerSale® announced today that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has approved a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of its AerSafe system on the Boeing 737 CL series aircraft (ST03589NY) in compliance with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule. AerSale’s STCs for the Boeing 737 CL and NG series (ST02980NY) have already been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “We are pleased that our Brazilian customers are now able to immediately benefit from the advantages that AerSafe brings,” said Nicolas Finazzo, Chief Executive Officer of AerSale. “With no mechanical parts to fail, minimal lead time, and a two-day installation process, AerSafe is rapidly becoming the easy choice for FTFR rule compliance.” A fuel tank ignition mitigation means exclusively developed by AerSale, AerSafe comes as a complete prefabricated kit that can be installed anywhere around the world. Boeing 737 kits are immediately available to assist operators in meeting the December 26, 2017 deadline......

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June 13, 2017


Air Algérie abandons plans for services out of Oran

Air Algérie has abandoned plans to start intercontinental services out of Oran this summer, reports ch-aviation. The carrier had previously planned to run a 2x weekly return service to Montréal Trudeau, Canada, effective June 21 to September 16, 2017. The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) said in a statement that in October 2016, the Algerian carrier applied for five additional flights per week between Algiers and Montréal Trudeau to cover the summer 2017 season. This was followed by a further request to add Oran as a designated point in Algeria. However, in January of this year, the CTA says Air Algérie withdrew its request for the Montreal-Oran route without specifying a reason. An airline employee told TSA Algérie on condition of anonymity that the withdrawal was brought on by the fact that Air France (AF, Paris CDG) controls the Oran-Canada market......

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June 12, 2017


Milrem Starts Cooperation with the Estonian Defence League For UGV Development

(ME NewsWire)-- The Estonian defence solutions provider Milrem and the Estonian Defence league signed a cooperation agreement to start rigorous tests of Milrem’s unmanned ground vehicle THeMIS during live military exercises.

Feedback from the tests will be used for further development of the UGV and its tactical advancements.


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