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May 25, 2023

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NASA Partners With Airlines to Save Fuel, Reduce Flight Delays

In 2022, NASA’s Digital Information Platform (DIP) machine-learning tool gave flight controllers at two Dallas airports the ability to cut down on delays and fuel consumption. They were able to find chances for more effective, alternate takeoff routes using the Collaborative Digital Departure Reroute (CDDR) technology, which decreased delays and saved fuel. Now, DIP tools will be put to work with 5 new partner airlines: American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United. DIP’s work and partnerships contribute to the agency’s Sustainable Flight National Partnership efforts.

Jetline Marvel | Related NASA Partners With Airlines to Save Fuel, Reduce Flight Delays - NASA

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2023 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Award™ Winners Honored

The 2023 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Award™ winners from Africa, Europe, North America, and South America were honored in Dublin on 24 May. The awards ceremony, held during FTE EMEA / Ancillary / World Airport Retailing Summit, recognized airlines for providing the best passenger experiences in Cabin Service, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Seat Comfort & Wi-Fi. The Best in Entertainment Award winners were celebrated at APEX’s Content Market, the only industry marketplace connecting in-flight entertainment content buyers with content distributors.

APEX Media | Related ADR, Riyadh Air, AMS, Lufthansa, DOH, PLAY, Vantage Airport Group And easyJet recognised in FTE EMEA Awards - Future Travel Experience

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Fokker To Make A Comeback With Hydrogen Aircraft Program

Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker is throwing its hat in the ring, looking to develop its own next-generation aircraft that aims to fly over 2,500 km (1,550 miles) without any carbon emissions. Fokker will first convert its popular Fokker 100 model, one of its most popular and light current designs. The aircraft will be converted to operate using liquid hydrogen fuel and the ability to use SAF. An upgraded interior will see rooftop panels, providing a unique approach to reduce the potential of jet lag and improve passenger comfort.

Simple Flying | Related The Future Of Dutch Aerospace? Meet Fokker Next Gen’s Hydrogen Plane - The Next Web

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Futurist Rohit Talwar On The Needs of ‘Tomorrow’s Traveller’

Talwar shares the early trends emerging from the FTE/Fast Future survey on the needs of ‘Tomorrow’s Traveller’ that covers 26 core questions across five headline topics. It has received responses from 62 countries, covering every continent. The responses suggest that technology, mobile devices, and AI are expected to become central to our lives by 2030, with an emphasis on being informed immediately about the resolution for flight delays, cancellations, and missed connections, and also using a single app to manage every aspect from planning through to returning home.

Future Travel Experience | Related Seattle-Tacoma Explores ChatGPT Use Cases - Future Travel Experience

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Boom Supersonic And Dimensional Energy Announce Sustainable Aviation Fuel Agreement

Boom Supersonic, the aerospace startup that will be manufacturing its carbon neutral jet in the Triad, will purchase 5 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel per year from Dimensional Energy. But many questions about the fuel itself remain among some industry experts. The contract is one part of the company’s net zero carbon commitment in the manufacturing of its supersonic airliner, Overture. One of the challenges for sustainable aviation fuel (or SAF) is supply — it accounts for less than one tenth of one percent of global fuels.

WFDD | Related Boom Supersonic Signs SAF Offtake Agreement With Dimensional Energy - Simple Flying

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Virgin Australia To Launch Bag-Tracking On Domestic Flights

Virgin Australia is the first local carrier to introduce digital bag tracking on checked luggage. A trial of the tech is already running on flights between Brisbane and Sydney, and other capital cities will follow by mid-year, with plans for regional areas to eventually be added to the network. Push notifications via the Virgin Australia app will alert flyers once their luggage has been successfully checked in, with a second pop-up message confirming it has arrived at the destination.

Executive Traveller | Related Air New Zealand To Offer Bag Tracking In App As It Tries To Keep Tabs On Luggage - NZ Herald

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Cardiff Airport Implements Veovo Management And Revenue Technology

Veovo’s airport management and revenue technology has been selected by Cardiff Airport in Wales to provide staff with up-to-the-moment information for faster, more proactive decision-making. The new web-based Veovo Flight Management application and Airport Operations Database will provide role-based information, alerts and recommendations. This will make it easier for staff to prioritize activities and proactively respond to peak-demand periods and pre-empt issues. Allocation of resources to flights, such as gate parking, check-in counters and luggage belts, will also be managed by the new platform.

Passenger Terminal Today | Related Cardiff Airport Chooses Veovo’s Intelligence Platform - Airport Technology

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> PHOTO OF THE DAY

 
 
Today’s picture comes from @leopard0322_aviation, showing a Jin Air Boeing 737 aircraft.

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> Tweet of the Day

Still 120+ airlines that don't distribute their fare families across all channels. That's revenue left on the table. - Chris Philllips @ATPCOnews #FTEEMEA #FTEAncillaryRetailing

Seth Miller @WandrMe

 
 
 

Association News

FTE EMEA

Future Travel Experience EMEA returns to the “Silicon Valley of Europe”, Dublin from 23-25 May, to become established as the region’s definitive end-to-end air transport innovation show with an atmosphere, energy and audience like no other. This high-level three-day event, focused on the art of scaling innovative ideas, is dedicated to new thinking and concepts, and combines an exhibition, extensive social activities, conference sessions, interactive workshops, pitch sessions and awards with turbo-charged networking. For more information, click here.

 
 
 
 

> Quote of the Day

“We envision a world where air transport is powered by a diverse range of clean, renewable energy sources. Our goal is to reduce our global carbon footprint and accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable future.”

Fokker’s Next-Gen Vision Statement
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ABOUT APEX

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) encompasses a network of airlines, businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe. Every day, APEX members are improving every aspect of the airline experience, from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and in-flight dining. Visit apex.aero for more information. APEX is professionally managed by Kellen Company, the premier global association management firm with offices and representation in the United States, Europe, China, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia.

 
 

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