Get to Security with a time slot to reduce waiting times at Cologne/Bonn airport

Get to Security with a time slot to reduce waiting times at Cologne/Bonn airport

Book your passage through security with just a few clicks: from today, Cologne Bonn Airport is offering a new service for travellers, “CGNGateWay”: in future, 72 hours before their departure passengers can book a fixed time slot for security checks on the airport’s website under the heading “Flights”. The service is free of charge and … Read more

SAS traffic figures November 2022: +26%

SAS traffic figures November 2022: +26%

1.7 million passengers travelled with SAS in November In November 1.67 million passengers travelled with SAS, an increase of approximately 26% compared to the same month last year. SAS’ capacity increased by approximately 20% compared with the same period last year. In comparison with last month, the total number of passengers decreased by 14% and … Read more

Ground handling vehicles at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to run entirely on biofuel

Ground handling vehicles at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to run entirely on biofuel

“This is a significant step on the way towards a zero-emission ground operation in 2030. The vehicles for which there are currently no electric or hydrogen alternatives available can run on HVO100. Everyone on airside is making use of it, including Aviapartner, dnata, Menzies, Swissport, KLM Ground Services and Viggo. We’re pleased about that. It’s … Read more

3 Technical Accelerators for Space Domain Awareness

3 Technical Accelerators for Space Domain Awareness

Transform space traffic management and empower strategic missions The race is on to develop space capabilities for a growing array of national security, civil, and commercial priorities. With the satellite population expected to reach as many as 100,000 assets by the end of the decade, the challenge of keeping track of all those orbital objects … Read more

Brussels Airlines flight to Tenerife diverts to Gran Canaria after lightning strike, causing revolt and chaos among passengers

Brussels Airlines flight to Tenerife diverts to Gran Canaria after lightning strike, causing revolt and chaos among passengers

Brussels Airlines A320 registered OO-SNE “Bruegel” A Brussels Airlines Airbus A320 (registration OO-SNE) on its way to Tenerife as flight SN3781 was diverted to and stranded in Gran Canaria on Wednesday, 7 December, after it was struck by lightning. When the 155 passengers – who were almost at their final destination – were told that … Read more

Astrobotic lander undergoes tests ahead of launch

Peregrine test

WASHINGTON — Astrobotic’s first lunar lander has passed a key set of acceptance tests, keeping the spacecraft on schedule for a launch in early 2023. The company announced Dec. 8 that its Peregrine lander completed vibration and acoustics testing at a commercial facility on New York’s Long Island. The tests confirmed the spacecraft can handle … Read more

NASA loses contact with ICON spacecraft

ICON

WASHINGTON — A NASA space science spacecraft launched three years ago has been out of contact with controllers for nearly two weeks after suffering some kind of technical problem. NASA announced Dec. 7 that the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft has not communicated with ground stations since Nov. 25. The spacecraft, launched in October 2019, … Read more

Milan Bergamo welcomes first direct connection to UAE

Milan Bergamo welcomes first direct connection to UAE

Milano Bergamo Airport witnessed the arrival of its first direct connection to the United Arab Emirates yesterday with the launch of Air Arabia’s flight to Sharjah. The Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) has commenced a four-times-weekly link to the metropolitan city, adding more than 47,000 yearly seats to the … Read more

Angry stranded passengers block access towards terminal B of Brussels Airport

Angry stranded passengers block access towards terminal B of Brussels Airport

Several travelers flying through Brussels Airport reported that disgruntled passengers were blocking the area behind the passport control and the access at terminal B (non-Schengen) on Thursday morning (8 December). Indeed, yesterday’s Brussels Airlines flight SN369 towards Douala and Yaounde, Cameroon returned to Brussels after a technical glitch. Passengers were shouting “Voyager” (travel) in French … Read more