ERA and A4E Welcome EC Guidelines to Support Vital Cargo Flights

ERA and A4E Welcome EC Guidelines to Support Vital Cargo Flights

The new ‘Facilitating Air Cargo Operations during COVID-19 Outbreak’ guidelines released by the European Commission (EC) at the end of last week have been welcomed by the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and Airlines for Europe (A4E) to support the continuance of vital cargo flights during the worldwide pandemic. The air cargo sector has been[…]

Italian Government Steps in to Save Alitalia A-ICE Airport operations

Italian Government Steps in to Save Alitalia

The Italian Government has announced its plan to rescue Alitalia (Societá Aerea Italiana), the airline flag carrier of Italy. Operating at a loss from its main hub at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome for more than 11 years, the airline formally comes under the control of the Italian Government this month. Building a new[…]

A Message to our Friends and Customers A-ICE airport operations

A Message to our Friends & Customers

Dear customers and friends, We don’t need to tell you that this is a difficult time – you are no doubt facing significant challenges within your organization as all of us get to grips with the impact of the coronavirus on our daily lives. Over the coming months, technology is clearly going to play a[…]

Can Your Departure Control System Handle Predicted Passenger Growth

Can Your Departure Control System Handle Predicted Passenger Growth?

The Airport Departure Control System (DCS) forms the backbone of handling operations, whether we’re talking about front-of-house in the terminals and at the gates or behind the scenes with the ground handling teams. As passenger numbers are predicted to continue rising year-on-year at an average rage of around 6%, it won’t be long before the[…]

India Plans Major Investments in Airport Infrastructure

India Plans Major Investments in Airport Infrastructure

Since ACI praised India’s announcement for plans to attract further private investment in its airports earlier this year, an additional 100 airports and 1000 routes have been proposed by 2024. The proposal, discussed at private talks at the end of October, included a review of infrastructural investment needed during the next five years to bring[…]

Is Your Baggage Tracking Technology R753 Compliant A-ICE airport operations

Is Your Baggage Tracking Technology R753 Compliant?

The compliance deadline for IATA Resolution 753 was in June 2018. More than 12 months on and many member airlines still remain non-compliant – is your baggage tracking technology R753 compliant? The IATA R753 initiative was agreed following requests from airlines back in 2013 and members were given five years to comply. However, IATA did[…]

Digital transformation in Airports Supported by SESAR A-ICE Airport Operations

Digital Transformation in Europe’s Airports Supported by SESAR Approach

As Europe’s airports strive to cope with rising traffic, sustainability concerns and increasing passenger demands for smoother, more secure, yet time- and cost-efficient passage through the airport processing system, more are turning to the SESAR Joint Undertaking for digital transformation support. The SESAR Joint Undertaking is the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research programme[…]

A-ICE Success at the 21st Annual Ground Handling Conference Airport Operations

A-ICE Success at the 21st Annual GHI Conference

A-ICE enjoyed a successful showcase at the 21st Ground Handling International (GHI) Conference held in Amsterdam earlier this month, coming away with interesting new leads and great feedback for both the Ground Handling solutions we offer and the dedicated R753 material to help airlines meet industry compliance for baggage tracking. The team made the most[…]

Offering Ground Handlers Comprehensive Visibility with A-HDB A-ICE Airport Operations

Offering Ground Handlers Comprehensive Visibility with A-HDB

It is estimated that the world’s air traffic is accelerating at an average rate of 5% every year. This means that within the next 15 years there could be up to 40,000 aircraft clamouring for air space above our heads. Handing burgeoning numbers of aircraft on the ground is a big, future consideration for airlines[…]

IATA R753 Who is responsible Airline or airport a-ice airport operations

IATA R753 – Who is responsible? Airline or airport?

IATA’s Resolution 753 was implemented in 2018 in a bid to improve the airport baggage tracking system with an ultimate aim to reduce the number of lost and misdirected bags which costs the industry billions of Euros every year. The IATA R753 statement says: ‘IATA Resolution 753 on baggage tracking is intended to encourage airlines[…]

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