Aviation

September 22, 2020

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RwandAir to restart its flights to and from London and Brussels

The resumption of European services will see the leading African carrier switch its UK operations from London Gatwick, with commercial flights to the Rwandan capital now departing from London Heathrow for the first time.

The inaugural RwandAir service from Kigali to Brussels and London Heathrow will depart on 3rd October at 1:00 AM local time and operate using an A330 twin-aisle aircraft.

Flights will initially resume on a twice-weekly"...

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September 19, 2020

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Boeing Set to Recertify 737 MAX

It appears that the recertification of the Boeing 737 MAX, which had been grounded since March 2019, is coming ever closer. Recently, officials begun testing the aircraft in line with new developments. Since the grounding of the 737 MAX, Boeing has been working hard to get the aircraft recertified. There are several projects that it has been completing to achieve this, from software updates to global outreach.

A critical facet of the recertification"...

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September 17, 2020

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American Express Announces Plans to Expand Centurion® Lounges in Two Major U.S. Airports and Prepares to Welcome Travelers with New Health and Safety Practices

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND AND ENHANCE EXISTING CENTURION LOUNGES AT NEW YORK’S LAGUARDIA AIRPORT AND LAS VEGAS’ MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  • AMERICAN EXPRESS INTRODUCES NEW “CENTURION LOUNGE COMMITMENT” HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Today, American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced plans to expand two of its signature Centurion Lounges and introduced The Centurion Lounge Commitment, a set of new health and safety protocols and practices, which will be implemented"...

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September 16, 2020

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Air Partner opens new freight office in South Africa

Air Partner, a charter and Freight solutions specialist, has established its first physical presence in South Africa, with a Johannesburg sales office that will provide localised support to Freight clients within the region.

The expansion follows record growth of the Freight division over the last three years and will be overseen by newly appointed Cargo Sales Manager Fred Du Plessis.

Headquartered"...

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September 13, 2020

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Zambian airline Proflight launches cargo flight services between Lusaka and Johannesburg

Proflight Zambia has expanded its cargo capacity by designating some of its fleet to operate dedicated cargo flights between Lusaka and Johannesburg. The dedicated cargo flights are operating every Tuesday and Thursday throughout September.

Flights depart Lusaka at 19:30 and depart Johannesburg at 23:50 and will initially be operated by the Jetstream 41 aircraft and upgraded to the CRJ where demand is high. The aircraft operating the cargo flights"...

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September 10, 2020

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United Airlines strengthens global network adding new nonstops to Africa, India and Hawaii

United Airlines announced plans to expand its global route network with new nonstop service to Africa, India and Hawaii. With these new routes, United will offer more nonstop service to India and South Africa than any other U.S. carrier and remains the largest carrier between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii.

Starting this December, United will fly daily between Chicago and New Delhi and, starting in spring 2021, United will become the only airline"...

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September 8, 2020

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Marelli Awards Multi-Year Global Automotive Software Engineering Contract to Wipro

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company and Marelli, today announced that they have entered into a multi-year global agreement for automotive engineering services.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200907005420/en/

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September 2, 2020

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Entersekt Rolls out Behavioral Analytics for Real-time Risk Scoring With NuData Security

Entersekt, a leader in device identity and omnichannel authentication, today announced a partnership with NuData Security, a Mastercard company. This agreement allows the fintech to tightly integrate NuData’s behavioral analytics solution NuDetect with the Entersekt Secure Platform. NuDetect leverages device and behavioral data to distinguish legitimate users from high-risk ones in real-time. By doing so, it frees genuine account holders to transact unimpeded by security hurdles. In cases where greater certainty is required, a step-up authentication process is triggered. The latter may take the form of an in-app push prompt, a FIDO-certified security key, or any of a number of options available from Entersekt. Built on multi-patented customer authentication and endpoint security technology, the Entersekt Secure Platform lays a secure foundation for rapid deployment of innovative new digital banking and payments services. Central to the system is digital-certificate-based consumer device ID, seamlessly transforming mobile apps and desktop browsers into regulatory......

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September 2, 2020

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Silver Air’s Boeing Business Jet is Available for Global Charter Now

The Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) managed by Silver Air is now available for charter and uniquely without restrictions by the jet’s owner. Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, this one-of-a-kind BBJ is a state-of-the-art aircraft with global reach, and an expansive 18-passenger configuration designed for personal and business travel. Featuring a custom interior and master bedroom with a large bed, shower with exclusive steam feature, conference room, lounge area, and three lavatories, the BBJ is the first private charter with GoGo 2kU fully worldwide highspeed internet connectivity. All onboard monitors have Apple TV for streaming and Sling TV for live TV. The galley is equipped with wine chiller, two microwaves, oven and De’Longhi coffee/espresso maker. The BBJ’s custom exterior paint design was documented in Silver Air’s exclusive time-lapse video at https://www.flybbj.com.......

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August 31, 2020

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Kenya Association of Air Operators writes to Parliament over KQ, KAA Merger Bill

A Bill that seeks to bring “through the back door” the previously proposed and rejected merger between troubled Kenya Airways and the Kenya Airports Authority is before Parliament. The National Aviation Management Bill, 2020, which started off as the Kenya Aviation Management Bill, 2020 also seeks to establish an all-powerful National Aviation Council to be chaired by the President.

In an open letter to Parliament, Mr. Fredrick Opot"...

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