Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) has announced the arrival of a new carrier, Golden Myanmar Airlines, at Changi Airport. Golden Myanmar Airlines will operate daily services on a Singapore-Yangon-Mandalay route, further enhancing Changi Airport’s position as an important gateway to the region, says CAG.
Aung Gyi, MD of Golden Myanmar Airlines said, “We plan to utilise Singapore as an extended gateway into Myanmar’s leading commercial cities and we also hope to reach other parts of Asia from Changi Airport.”
Following a successful first phase project roll-out, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has commissioned German surveillance expert COMSOFT to install a further 14 Quadrant Sensor ADS-B ground stations at various national and international airports across India, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.
According to CANSO, the long-range ADS-B technology is an ideal surveillance solution for a country like India, where very long distances have to be covered.
Kazaeronavigatsia, the air navigation service provider of Kazakhstan, has begun using the multi-sensor data-fusion system known as Phoenix at their new contingency tower at Almaty International Airport. Provided by DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, the system went into operation at the end of 2012.
Phoenix has reportedly been configured to process and display sensor data for approach and aerodome control at Almaty, but can also be used for en-route, ground control and taxiing guidance.
According to CANSO, Dmitry Nikishin, a system engineer at Kazaeronavigatsia said, “The precision, performance and flexibility of the tracker allow us to keep up capacity at the airport if we have to use the contingency tower.”
L-3 Link Simulation and Training has announced the successful recertification to Level D of an A320 Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The FFS, installed at L-3 Link’s Asian Aviation Training Centre (AATC) in Bangkok, previously attained Joint Aviation Authorities Level D certification, but was upgraded with Projectiondesign’s FL35 DLP LED projection system in December 2012.
Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link commented, “In addition to equipping our RealitySeven simulator with enhanced training capabilities, this upgrade allows us to reduce maintenance costs while significantly extending the service life of the visual system projectors.”
Following a series of operational glitches and electrical problems, Boeing has announced that it intends to jointly review the 787’s critical systems with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Boeing has expressed its confidence in the plane’s design and performance.
Speaking to the press, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta noted, “We are confident that the aircraft is safe. But we need to have a complete understanding of what is happening.” The review will reportedly focus on its electrical system and manufacturing quality controls.