All articles by Beth Stevenson

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    ANALYSIS: UAVs expand into maritime surveillance


    Large unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) have arguably reached their current level of technical sophistication thanks to the development investment – and operational experience – that has supported and advanced their military uses over the past couple of decades.

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    ANALYSIS: Unmanned cargo is no simple delivery


    There has been much excitement over promises from retailers and social media companies over recent years to develop unmanned air vehicle (UAV) concepts that could deliver everyday goods. So far, however, these have not amounted to much, although the idea of an unmanned system being used for delivery is still ...

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    ANALYSIS: Airports on the UAV front line


    One of the most newsworthy events relating to the use of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) came in December 2018, when drone sightings disrupted operations at London Gatwick airport, bringing it to a standstill in the busy days leading up to the Christmas holidays.

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    WTCE: WestJet takes on cruelty-free onboard image


    WestJet has selected Canadian firms to supply and produce the new amenity kits that will be carried onboard its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, adding to the strong domestic brand image.

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    WTCE: En Route reveals sustainability initiative


    En Route International has launched a new strategy centred on increasing its corporate social responsibility (CSR), aimed at reducing its impact on the environment as well as that of its customers, specifically with regards to onboard food packaging.

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    AIX: Cobham goes ahead with new terminal development


    ​Cobham is expecting its developmental Aviator-S satellite communications (SATCOM) terminal to enter flight testing with Airbus in June/July, ahead of completing development in early 2020.

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    WTCE: Turkish and Formia team to bring Versace to the air


    ​Turkish Airlines and Formia have teamed to develop a new amenity kit line for the flag carrier, which will feature Turkish artwork and a number of premium brands, including Italian fashion house Versace that is making its amenity kit debut.

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    WTCE: Silver Atena and jetlite team for automated cabin lighting system


    Jetlite and Silver Atena have teamed up to develop an automated control system that uses algorithms to determine optimal cabin lighting levels based on passengers' needs, in order to help minimise the effects of jet lag.

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    WTCE: Phizz launches new flavour of effervescent health tablet


    ​Phizz has introduced a new apple and blackcurrant-flavoured version of its effervescent tablets, expanding the range of supplements that can be consumed to help passengers stay hydrated and healthy while travelling.

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    WTCE: Safran introduces smart Sophy trolley tag


    ​Safran’s new Sophy galley trolley tag is being piloted with a number of airlines that are keen to add a smart measuring capability to their operations, and a launch of the product here at WTCE has led to a boost in interest from other airlines wanting to explore the new ...

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    WTCE: Galileo Watermark introduces new line of designs


    Galileo Watermark has introduced new designs that it has applied to its various in-flight service product lines and that have been incorporated with retail trend-inspired designs and developments to improve the passenger experience.

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    WTCE: Linstol showcases range of sustainable onboard service products


    Linstol has been working on the sustainability of its service item line of products, introducing a range of new materials that are being rolled out as an alternative to single-use plastics.

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    WTCE: Gategroup announces collaboration with Eat


    ​Former MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Arnaud Kaziewicz has helped curate a new collaboration between travel retail and catering company gategroup and sandwich chain Eat, which has been introduced here at the show.

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    ANALYSIS: UK Royal Navy eyes rotary-wing UAV capability


    The Royal Navy has taken a measured approach to its exploration of UAVs for use in vessel-based operations, but is yet to have a robust capability in either the fixed- or rotary-wing categories. The service operated the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle on a contractor-owned, contractor-operated basis from 2013 to 2017 – ...

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    ANALYSIS: UK 'pleased with progress' of Predator UAV testing


    The UK’s role in the coalition efforts in the Middle East over recent years has led the country to become an operator of a number of discriminating technologies, in particular an armed version of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper UAV. The UK operates a 10-strong fleet of Block ...

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    ANALYSIS: UAV market ripe for regulatory overhaul


    ​To say that the response to what seems to be a daily expansion of the use of unmanned air vehicles (UAV) for commercial applications is mixed would be an understatement, with advocates and adversaries alike being vocal about the introduction of such a disruptive technology.

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    PARIS: Thales makes advances in military UAVs


    Thales has been an understated yet significant player in the unmanned air vehicle (UAV) market for some time now, but is making a number of advances in the military UAV domain, as well as exploring new technologies related to the growing operation of this type of system.

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    PARIS: EMSA to take Skeldar unmanned helicopter


    The Skeldar unmanned helicopter will be provided to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) under a new services deal, marking the second sale of the system since manufacturer UMS Skeldar was formed in 2015.

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    Safran introduces Euroflir


    ​Safran has introduced its new Euroflir 410 airborne electro-optical sensor, which will be integrated on the French army’s new Patroller unmanned air vehicle.

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    PARIS: Leonardo works to clear Falco for non-segregated airspace


    Leonardo is working on certifying its Falco family of unmanned air vehicles for flight in non-segregated airspace, as part of a new services-based offering that it has introduced at the show.