Monthly Archives: May 2015

Advance Passenger Information to Assist Global Aviation Security - APIS ProvidersAt the Global Airport Leaders Forum in Dubai last week, the UAE Minister of Economy and Commerce and GCAA Chairman HE Eng. Sultan Al Mansoori predicted that the UAE will have one of the busiest airspaces in the world within the next 15 years.

Commenting on this suspected growth, the Minister said that major technology investments will be required to ‘keep up with the new challenges’.

He also reiterated that the introduction of Advance Passenger Information earlier this year, with operations based in the Abu Dhabi dedicated Centre for API, was a ‘model to maintaining border security’.

The requirement of API is increasing around the globe and is a step in the right direction to track the movement of high-risk travellers and expediting low-risk passengers.

Inmarsat's GX Aviation Satellite Services ProvidersInmarsat’s latest satellite communications system, Global Xpress, scheduled to deliver global aviation broadband at speeds of up to 50mpbs later this year, is currently being used to aid the Nepal Earthquake Rescue teams as they co-ordinate relief to the devastated country.

The GX system, which is being tested before going officially into service, is providing communications support and broadband to the teams, as the country’s communications infrastructure was damaged during last month’s earthquake.

Global Xpress will eventually comprise of four satellites, the third of which is expected to be launched in June 2015.

Airport Security & Infrastructure Systems ProvidersIn a recent report released by Frost & Sullivan, it was predicted that global investment in airport security to reach more than $12 billion by 2023.

The aviation security sector achieved $8.22 billion in 2014 according to the report, ‘Global Airport Security Technology Market Assessment’ and estimate that cybersecurity spending will represent the fastest growth.

Airport perimeter security, command, control and integration technology, in addition to access control and surveillance, are predicted to attract the largest investments, as security concerns continue to rise across the world.

Find Out How Your Aviation Business Can Save on Aircraft Messaging CostsSuperior Aviation Group, Texas-based aviation supply company with headquarters in China, have announced the formation of AvConsulting Services with a primary objective to provide aviation businesses with support and consultation services for aircraft operations in China.

It is not unusual for aviation companies to branch into consultancy services. ARINC provides consultancy for aircraft messaging and aim to save businesses more than 30% of mission critical messaging exchange costs across the board.

Patrick Hansen & Niall Olver Seal Luxaviation DealLuxaviation, formed in 2009 and headquartered in Luxembourg, have become the world’s 2nd largest business jet operator with their acquisition of ExecuJet, it was confirmed this week.

Now operating more than 250 executive aircraft in 22 countries, Luxaviation is rivalled only by NetJets in fleet size and they have plans to double their fleet through further acquisitions.

Co-CEO of Luxaviation, Mr Patrick Hansen is delighted with the deal and said, “We have bought national champions. Now we have also acquired an international one which will allow us to grow in many countries.”