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Summer Travel Between US, Europe Edges Closer

US travelers are seeing the prospect of fewer travel restrictions across European holiday destinations. The Greek Civil Aviation Authority has said those visiting Greece from the US, Israel and a host of EU countries no longer have to quarantine for seven days on arrival, so long as they have proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test issued within the previous 72 hours. Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron said France will begin lifting restrictions for vaccinated travelers from non-EU nations in May. 

ABC News | Related Macron says France will begin lifting restrictions in May for vaccinated travelers – USA Today

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US Airlines Reinstate Beverage Services

American Airlines (AA) and Delta are both reintroducing elements of their in-flight service offerings. From May 1, AA will offer a full beverage service in all domestic premium cabins. Then, on June 1, beverage service including canned drinks, juice and water will return for main cabin passengers. From tomorrow, Delta will offer those flying in its economy and Comfort+ cabins on domestic and short-haul international flights a selection of Coca Cola mini-cans, and first-class passengers will be able to enjoy a pre-poured beverage service. 

American Airlines | Related Snack on! Five ways to safely sip and snack on your next Delta flight – Delta News Hub

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UK CAA Grants Approval for JetBlue’s Transatlantic Flights

JetBlue has received regulatory approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for transatlantic flights from New York and Boston to London. In a statement, the CAA said the approval “marks the first scheduled foreign carrier permit that has been issued to a new operator since the UK’s exit from the European Union.” JetBlue hopes to begin flying the routes this summer, but an official launch date is yet to be announced. In 2020, the airline secured slots at London’s Gatwick and Stansted airports, but recent reports suggest it has also been allocated slots at London Heathrow.

Business Traveller | Related JetBlue secures London Heathrow slots for its transatlantic debut – The Points Guy

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Diehl Aviation Announces New CEO

After just over a decade as Diehl Aviation’s CEO, Rainer von Borstel is to retire at the end of this month. He will be succeeded by Josef Köcher, who joined the company as COO in June 2020. Köcher will take on the CEO role in addition to his existing responsibilities, as well as replacing von Borstel as a member of the Diehl Executive Board. Before joining Diehl Aviation, Köcher spent two decades inhabiting a variety of management positions at Airbus and ArianeGroup.

Diehl | Related ONE WINNER AND ONE FINALIST FROM DIEHL AVIATION IN THE CRYSTAL CABIN AWARDS – Diehl

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Omnevo Becomes Dnata Technology Partner

Dnata has selected Omnevo to further develop the on board and pre-order catering program for its largest in-flight retail client in the UAE. “Working closely with our joint venture partner Alpha Flight Services, we are pleased to add Omnevo to our list of technology partners,” said David Loft, CCO, dnata Catering. Omnevo’s digital platform will power the carrier’s electronic point of sale and pre-order systems, and its supply chain management solution will generate real-time analytics to identify what is consumed, purchased, wasted and lost to improve operational efficiency and passenger sentiment.

AOE | Related Omnevo is Aiming to Reboot to Ancillary Revenue Paradigm – APEX Media

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Qatar Airways Deploys Honeywell’s UV Cabin System 2.0

Version 2.0 of Honeywell’s Ultraviolet (UV) Cabin System, which features extended UV wings and a hand wand to disinfect smaller areas of the cabin, has now entered service with Qatar Airways. Qatar Aviation Services owns 17 units and aims to operate them during all aircraft turnarounds at Doha’s Hamad International Airport as an additional step following manual disinfection. Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar Al Baker, said, “The latest version of the Honeywell UV Cabin System ... is significantly more user friendly and technologically advanced.” 

Qatar Airways | Related EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH QATAR AIRWAYS GROUP CEO H.E. AKBAR AL BAKER – Sam Chui

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Gilat Receives SSPA Orders Worth Over $20m

Gilat Satellite Networks’ subsidiary Wavestream has received over $20 million worth of orders for its Gateway-Class PowerStream 160Ka solid state power amplifiers (SSPAs) to support low Earth orbit constellation gateways for a leading satellite operator. The orders were received as part of a previously announced contract. Gilat's Ka-band SSPAs were designed specifically for networks using wide bandwidth uplinks and high order modulation schemes.

Globe Newswire | Related SES Expands O3b mPOWER Technology Ecosystem with Modem Platform Partnerships – SES

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Proud to announce that we won the Best Partnership Award at the #COMAC Supplier Conference 2021 held on April 13. 🎉 Congratulations to our team in #China! #AlphaBravoCollins

Collins Aerospace @CollinsAero

 
 
 

Association News

Dr. Joe Leader to Speak at International Ultraviolet Association Event

APEX/IFSA CEO Dr. Joe Leader will be speaking during the "Enhancing The New Normalcy With Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection" event held by the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) from April 27-28. Tune in at 3.05 PM EST on April 27 to hear Dr. Leader take part in a panel discussion about the expectations of passengers post-COVID-19 and the challenges faced by providers of public transportation. Register here.

 
 
 
 

> Quote of the Day

"We’ve all had to find ways to work with less resources ... but on a positive note, it should further hone efficiency in the longer term."

Patrick Brannelly, Emirates
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