8 April 2016

Gulf 3 airline growth: Emirates steady, Qatar Airways accelerates & Etihad Airways slows
The Middle East's three big network airlines - EmiratesEtihad and Qatar Airways - are following different growth paths in 2016. Emirates is largely holding course, continuing recent 10% p/a ASK growth. Qatar Airways is accelerating growth and so far for 2016 will add as many ASKs as Emirates will - the first year it will do so.
Source:                        CAPA - Centre for Aviation
Gatwick Airports forecasts passenger numbers with Anaplan
Gatwick Airport has selected Anaplan to predict when it will see spikes and fluctuations in passenger numbers, allowing it to plan its operations better.
Source:                         Cloud Pro
Airbus, Siemens to cooperate on hybrid electric propulsion
Airbus Group and Siemens have agreed to collaborate on a hybrid electric propulsion project expected to employ a 200-strong development team tasked with demonstrating the technical feasibility of various systems by 2020, the companies announced Thursday.
Source:                        Aviation International News
Milan Malpensa T1 drives retail surge for SEA Group 
New retail facilities, introduced last year at terminal one of Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), have pushed up revenue from shops by +17.6% year-on-year at SEA Group, the operator of MXP and Milan Linate (LIN) airports. 
Source:                          Travel Retail Business
NATS unveils new course for commercial drone users
UK air traffic control provider NATS has unveiled a course for those wanting to use drones or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) for commercial purposes. During the three-day course, participants will learn several subjects relating to drone flying such as aviation law, meteorological studies, navigation studies, principles of flight and RPAS best practices.
Source:                           Aerospace Technology
Sweden's AVTECH, Met Office partner to optimise global flight operations
Swedish air traffic management (ATM) product developer AVTECH and the Met Office have entered a partnership agreement to help optimise global flight operations in real-time.
Source:                            Airport Technology