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Virgin Australia proposes employee vaccine mandate

If approved, the airline would follow the country’s flag carrier, Qantas in mandating staff vaccination

Qingdao Jiadong International receives hospitality revamp

The Plaza Premium Group has implemented an array of services at the hub, including VIP lounges, Aerotel and new accommodation

Lockheed Martin to support Indian Air Force’s C-130J fleet

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$328m, five-year contract from the Indian Air Force to provide support for the service’s fleet of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft

USSF Next Gen OPIR programme completes Block 0 GEO Space Vehicle CDR

The US Space Force’s Space System Command (USSF SSC), Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared programme (OPIR) successfully passed a major milestone on August 20. This came after completing its Block 0 Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) Space Vehicle Critical Design Review (CDR)

IATA supports EU Digital Covid app as global standard

The organisation believes all European member states should adopt the platform to help facilitate global travel

Istanbul Airport commits to carbon neutral goals

The Turkish hub plans to reach net zero emissions before ACI’s 2050 target, as it continues to develop its sustainability measures

Drone flight trials completed at Cardiff Airport

More than 40 flight trials were conducted in three days to validate a critical piece of drone safety

ANRA achieves BVLOS food and medical delivery milestone

ANRA Technologies completed 100 hours of flight time delivering food and medicine beyond visual line of sight in India.

Leonardo, Northrop Grumman to deliver CIRCM pointer/trackers to US Army

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman have signed a five-year agreement for Leonardo to provide pointer/trackers for the US Army’s Common Infrared (IF) Countermeasures (CIRCM) programme as it enters full-rate production.

Loganair to introduce Teesside-Dublin link next summer

This route will run alongside flights to Aberdeen, Belfast, London/Heathrow and Newquay

Philadelphia airports receive rescue plan funding

Grants have are to be awarded to Philadelphia International and Northeast airports

FAA provides $85m in funding to Alaskan Airports

The grants are set to be invested in safety structures and sustainability at the hubs

South African Airways announces its return to the skies

It will be the first time the carrier has flown regular passenger services since September 2020

Qantas outlines international restart strategy

A gradual resumption is being planned around the Australian Cabinet’s phased reopening of international borders by December

Dubai Airports launches first ‘Youth Council’

Those chosen for the new committee are hoped to grow into positions of leadership in the future

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