A Day in the Life: Ramp Agents

Ramp agents are crucial players in the daily hustle of airport ground operations. These crew members are not only responsible for servicing aircraft…


Record-breaking July 4 travel expected

If you're planning to travel during the Fourth of July holiday, be prepared for traffic congestion and delays.


FAA, EASA Release New Certification Criteria for Air Taxis

The proposed standards represent a major milestone in the certification of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVOL) air taxis and other novel…


Defining a New Category in Automated Ground Operations

Airport ground operations demand innovative solutions beyond traditional camera-based systems. It is imperative to effectively cover the dynamic…


Robots help Munich Airport step up automation

Robots are helping Munich Airport step up automation and efficiency in its operations through a project that aims to embed digital technologies in…


Moonware’s Vision for Ground Traffic Control from the IGHC

At the IATA Ground Handling Conference in Reykjavik, Saunon Malekshahi, co-founder and CTO at Moonware, joins Ground Support Worldwide editor Josh…


Transforming Air Travel: Ecosystem Automation in Airport Operations

Implementing AI-powered software platforms like HALO significantly improves performance and safety envelopes on the airfield, reflecting a broader…


Moonware Closes $7 Million Seed Round to Advance Automated Airfields

The fundraise announcement comes on the heels of product launches across two US airports, with British Airways and dnata at JFK and Aerocharter at…


Moonware Gets Funding for AI-based Ground Handling Software

Venture capital groups have provided $7 million in fresh capital


Moonware Closes $7 Million Seed Round to Advance Automated Airfields

Moonware, an aviation tech startup, has successfully closed a $7 Million seed round, marking a pivotal moment for the aviation industry.


Moonware announces launch at LAX with Aerocharter

Moonware has announced a new partnership at LAX with Aerocharter, a leading ground handler.


The Best Defense Is A Strong Offense: How Technology Can Help Meet Rising Military Demand

According to the 2024 Aerospace and Defense Industry outlook, from Deloitte United States, the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) sector witnessed a revival…


Moonware and IAG announce first partnership at JFK

Moonware has inked a partnership agreement with IAG, the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and Level.


The Most Useful Military Applications Of AI In 2024 And Beyond

Military applications of AI have become a prominent topic of interest in the field of artificial intelligence, which holds significant potential to…


FTE exclusive: IAG discusses collaborative approach to industry transformation and how it is trialling Robotics & Automation, AI

International Airlines Group (IAG), whose member airlines include British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and LEVEL, is on an impressive…


No Cameras, No Problem: Beyond the Airport Gate

Airport ground operations demand innovative solutions beyond traditional camera-based systems. It is imperative to effectively cover the dynamic…


Role of AI in the Future of Military Aircraft

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to transform the future of military aircraft and aviation. AI has the potential to enhance…


Airport 4.0: The Future Of Airports Takes Flight

Imagine stepping into an airport where queues are relics of the past, replaced by seamless journeys orchestrated by intelligent machines.


This electric plane is the first one that could actually replace commercial flights

Dutch aviation startup Elysian is reimagining what the industry thought was possible with electric aircraft.


Pentagon’s commercial tech arm to ramp up role in military innovation

Pentagon’s commercial tech arm to ramp up role in military innovation


Ground handling start-up raises $2m in funding round

Venture-backed aviation tech startup, Moonware has raised over $2 million in its first round of financing. This funding will support the firm’s plan…


The Current State of Ground Traffic Control

While the skies see progress, a glaring technical deficit is emerging on the surface.


Top ground handling operations trends for 2023 and beyond

As the airport ground handling industry looks ahead, it's crucial to address workforce issues, reduce the incidence of baggage mishandling, adopt…


How revisiting naval aviation’s lessons can (and cannot) inform military AI innovation

Researcher Owen J. Daniels argues that to harness AI, the Pentagon should take a lesson from the Second World War.


Low staffing, more close calls: FAA responds to increased scrutiny on aviation safety

There is no magic bullet to an air traffic controller shortage in the heart of Europe.


Europe’s Air Traffic Controller Shortage Delays Flights, Slows Recovery

There is no magic bullet to an air traffic controller shortage in the heart of Europe.


Airline collision close calls are on the rise

Airline collision close calls are on the rise partly because there's not enough people working the high-paid, high-stress job that prevents them.


The Disaster Some See Coming to America’s Skies

“Every captain has stories,” one commercial airline pilot said. “It’s not a matter of if something happens, but when.”


Airline Close Calls Happen Far More Often Than Previously Known

So far this year, close calls involving commercial airlines have been happening, on average, multiple times a week.


Moonware Secures First Customers for AI-powered ‘Ground Traffic Control’ Software

Moonware initially set out to develop a fully automated ground traffic control system for vertiports using artificial intelligence software and…


More Workers Are Getting Hurt on the Tarmac. ‘It Was Really Frightening.’

As travel rebounds, understaffed ground crews are getting injured


Flight delays may be the norm in post-pandemic Britain

About a third of departures were cancelled or delayed in the five months to May.


Thousands of flights are delayed after severe storms disrupt air travel

Thousands of flights have been delayed or canceled following a round of severe storms that hammered the eastern United States.


Will electric flying taxis live up to their promise?

Dozens of companies around the world have been developing EVTOL aircraft, promising quieter, cheaper and emission-free aircraft, that can land right…


FAA pauses flights as East Coast storms disrupt travel

Some airlines were allowing travelers scheduled to fly Monday to rebook tickets as long as they don’t change their original itineraries.


Going to Europe This Summer? Brace for Flight Delays

Wildfires, air-traffic control shortages, strikes and the war in Ukraine have led to more delays than last year’s summer of disruption


Moonware To Launch Automated Airfields with $2.5M Pre-Seed Financing

We’re excited to announce that Moonware has raised over $2 million in our first round of financing. This funding will support our mission to enable…


Moonware’s AI lets airfield ground crews ditch the walkies

The fact that any flight departs on time is a minor miracle, one that requires the precise synchronization of thousands of data points and an equally…


French air traffic control chaos fuels spike in delays

Disruption threatens the aviation industry’s fragile recovery


Fear of Flying?

The fight for airline passenger rights—and holding the industry to account.


Air Traffic Controllers shortage dents airlines’ post-lockdown recovery

Delays and reduced schedules highlight structural problems that will not be easy to fix


More Holidays, More Meltdowns: Bracing for Air Travel Bounce Back

In an era dominated by cutting-edge technologies, the persistence across the industry of paper timesheets, walkie talkies, and phone messaging…


Airlines Are Going Through Business Travel Detox

Southwest plans to revamp its flight schedule next year to match new patterns


Flight delays, cancellations could continue for a decade amid airline workforce shortage

Flight delays and cancellations that have plagued travelers in recent months have prompted a federal investigation into what's causing the chaos. And…


Frustrated airline travelers contend with summer season of flight disruptions

Britain’s biggest budget airline is earning 24 per cent more for each seat than last year.


House Passes Bill Aiming to Ease Airline Delays, Pilot Shortages

Bipartisan measure would raise pilots’ retirement age, recruit and train new air-traffic controllers


EasyJet blames widespread flight cancellations on ‘unprecedented’ air-traffic control disruption

Britain’s biggest budget airline is earning 24 per cent more for each seat than last year.


House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Improve Air Travel

The House cleared away a number of potential sticking points that had threatened to hold up the bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation…


Washington Takes on Your Air Travel Nightmares

Lawmakers seek agreement on pilot training, retirement age and flights at D.C. area’s Reagan National Airport


Air Taxis, Hyped for Years, May Finally Take Off

Federal regulators released a plan that would allow a new generation of small aircraft to transport people short distances.


FAA Releases Its ‘Innovate28’ Plan for AAM Integration by 2028

Landmark document details early air taxi operations, certification, infrastructure, environmental concerns, and more.


More summer travel delays: Major Northeast airports issue ground stops

Major airports across the Northeast warned of significant flight delays and cancellations Sunday, as storms moved across the region and as all…


Moonware aims to ‘revolutionise’ ground operations with AI-powered software

Tech startup Moonware is looking to transform aviation ground handling operations with its flagship product, HALO.


An SOS From This Summer’s Travel Hell

The aviation system increasingly seems as if it’s working against consumers rather than for their benefit.


Wave of Airline Flight Delays This Year Mostly Self-Inflicted

New data show US airline-caused flight delays at record levels Carriers say they are improving following ‘Covid hangover’


Summer air travel issues likely to continue, experts warn

Experts predict issues with air travel won't be solved this year


What Air Traffic Control Strike Means for European Travel

It’s getting riskier to embark on a vacation in Europe this summer, with the aviation industry bracing for the possibility of widespread strikes…


These Are The Real Villains Behind Summer Airline Delays

Travelers to and within Europe this year should be able to avoid the levels of disruption experienced during last year’s summer of chaos, but higher…


Air travel chaos in Europe could be over — but higher ticket prices are here to stay

Travelers to and within Europe this year should be able to avoid the levels of disruption experienced during last year’s summer of chaos, but higher…


Engineering and R&D in Aerospace and Defense

Researcher Owen J. Daniels argues that to harness AI, the Pentagon should take a lesson from the Second World War.


More than 2,000 flights delayed as holiday weekend kicks off

More than 2,000 flights have been delayed around the country on Saturday as the Fourth of July holiday weekend kicks off.


Crew Members All Over The US Displaced As Airlines Face Meltdowns

We often forget that passengers are not the only ones whose lives are interrupted when air travel is impacted.


Air Travel is a mess- here’s how it can be improved

Implementing safe and efficient air travel is a partnership between airlines and the FAA.


Air Travel is a Mess Again

After chaos last summer and winter, flights had been running relatively smoothly—until storms hit the Northeast this past week.


As United’s woes hit fifth day, July 4 travel rush tests fragile system

United Airlines, plagued by hundreds of flight cancellations and thousands of delays, pledged to be ready as travel ramps up for the holiday weekend


The real reasons behind US flight cancellations, delays: Don’t blame Mother Nature

While airlines and other officials were quick to blame the frustrating debacle on a string of thunderstorms threatening the Northeast, the real…


Summer Airline Woes Are Here: What to Expect Traveling This Weekend

Delays and cancellations have hit airports in the Northeast, just in time for the July 4 holiday. Airlines and regulators are bickering about who is…


Why airline delays and cancellations are so bad: It’s not just the weather

Hundreds of thousands of US airline customers were stranded this week as severe weather grounded planes and led to canceled flights. But storms were…


Severe weather, FAA shortfalls kick off rocky start to summer air travel

Flight disruptions mounted Tuesday as severe storms and staffing issues kicked off a rocky start to summer.


United CEO Faults FAA as Storms Prompt More Flight Cancellations

Air-safety regulator warns LaGuardia is ‘almost in gridlock’; says staffing constraints didn’t contribute to delays Monday or Tuesday


Revolutionizing Airfield Safety with AI-Powered Ground Traffic Control

More mistakes than usual are happening across the system, on runways, at gates while planes are pushing back, in control towers, and on flight decks.


Europe’s air traffic controllers are falling off the radar

As training for new staff stalls out, the sector seeks to plug the gaps and lure recruits.


Ancient computers, too few pilots and air traffic controller shortages. US air travel could be a rough ride this summer

"There’s no doubt that – as a country – we have underinvested in the aviation system for far too long. This type of demand will be an incredible…


Spate of Runway Near Misses Casts Shadow Over Summer Air Travel

Airlines and regulators are scrambling with incidents on track to break records; personnel strains stemming from the pandemic may be a factor


It’s Time to Privatize Air-Traffic Control

It’s no accident that controllers still track planes with little slips of paper. Congress is making the FAA’s job all but impossible.


The Bridge to Airfield Autonomy: Moonware Master Plan

Our vision is to handle aircraft autonomously from touchdown to takeoff, providing seamless aircraft turnarounds for a streamlined airport…


Altaport announces new partnerships on vertiport automation

Aerodrome automation systems developer Altaport has announced new partnerships on an advanced vertiport automation system that will enable it to act…


Altaport and partners prepare for vertiport automation

Announcing new partnerships that are key to their ongoing development of an advanced vertiport automation system (VAS).


Holiday travel was chaotic. We’re helping fix the airport madness with software & autonomy.

Significant delays due to IT failures and air traffic control issues distraught travelers over the holiday season. We’re working to fix some of…


Skyway and Moonware Join Forces to Shape the Future of Air Transportation

Skyway and Moonware Announce Groundbreaking Partnership to Revolutionize the Future of Advanced Aerial Mobility.


SKYWAY AND MOONWARE PARTNER ON AUTOMATED GROUND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR EVTOL OPERATIONS

Skyway Technologies has partnered with Moonware to help prepare vertiports and other ground infrastructure for the impending arrival of…


Skyway and Moonware Partner on Automated Ground Solutions for eVTOL Aircraft

Skyway and Moonware have announced a partnership to advance the readiness of ground infrastructure for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL)…


SKYWAY AND MOONWARE PARTNER TO ADVANCE AUTOMATED GROUND SOLUTIONS

Skyway and Moonware will accelerate ground infrastructure readiness for advanced aerial mobility.


Skyway and Moonware Partner in Advanced Air Mobility

Skyway and Moonware Join Forces to Advance Automated Ground Solutions for Next-Generation Aircraft


Why air travel has been a huge mess lately

There's plenty of blame to go around for the recent spate of delays and cancellations that have left travelers angry and cost airlines billions of…


5 questions CIOs must ask after Southwest Airlines’ failure

Southwest’s catastrophic operational collapse offers IT leaders an opportunity to look inward to gauge whether their enterprises have the priorities,…


IATA Calls for Transition to Enhanced Ground Support Equipment

IATA called for a transition to enhanced ground support equipment to improve safety and contain the cost of ground damage involving GSE.


Enabling The Future of Flight: Moonware Mission Statement

Moonware was founded with the belief that multimodal air transportation will become the prime mover of people and goods during the 21st century.


British Airways cancels 10,000+ flights amid mounting travel chaos

Airlines have been delaying and canceling flights due to staffing shortages, surging passenger demand, and technical issues.


Destination Autonomy: Digital Twins

Moonware has developed a digital twin solution, HALO, that provides real-time airside visualisation of the status of airfield equipment, indicating…


3 reasons all founders should get their boots dirty

So many of the vehicles, carts, and other equipment that live on the ramp look like they’re straight out of the 1970s–because they are! While this…


Flying taxis are lining up for certification

Twelve years ago, Joby Aviation consisted of a team of seven engineers working out of founder JoeBen Bevirt’s ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains.…


All Those Flying Taxis Will Need Somewhere to Land

Twelve years ago, Joby Aviation consisted of a team of seven engineers working out of founder JoeBen Bevirt’s ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains.…


The eVTOL take-off, part one: Four trends that shaped 2021

Twelve years ago, Joby Aviation consisted of a team of seven engineers working out of founder JoeBen Bevirt’s ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains.…


Final approach: How airports can prepare for advanced air mobility

Twelve years ago, Joby Aviation consisted of a team of seven engineers working out of founder JoeBen Bevirt’s ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains.…


Japan Airlines to acquire up to 100 Vertical Aerospace eVTOLs

Twelve years ago, Joby Aviation consisted of a team of seven engineers working out of founder JoeBen Bevirt’s ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains.…


The Trouble With Airports, and How to Fix Them

Twelve years ago, Joby Aviation consisted of a team of seven engineers working out of founder JoeBen Bevirt’s ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains.…


Air Taxi Companies Ramp Up Infrastructure Plans

Twelve years ago, Joby Aviation consisted of a team of seven engineers working out of founder JoeBen Bevirt’s ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains.…


Ordering the future: ‘This is the most exciting time in aviation for almost a century’

Vertical Aerospace CEO Stephen Fitzpatrick positively fizzes with enthusiasm about the future of advanced air mobility (AAM). “This is the most…


The air taxi market prepares to take flight

Twelve years ago, Joby Aviation consisted of a team of seven engineers working out of founder JoeBen Bevirt’s ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains.…


Alaska Airlines is using artificial intelligence to craft flight plans that save fuel—and time

When AI designs the route, passengers arrive 5.3 minutes faster. Here's why.


United Airlines agrees to purchase 15 Boom supersonic airliners

United Airlines is the first official U.S. customer for Boom Supersonic, a company focused on making supersonic commercial flight a reality once…


A Big Climate Problem With Few Easy Solutions: Planes

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures what I…


Lufthansa CityLine streamlines aircraft turnaround, reduces flight delays with Azure Video Analyzer

Part of leading international air carrier Lufthansa Group, Lufthansa CityLine flies millions of passengers between European cities each year, and the…


Flying Taxis Could Take Off in Europe by 2024, Regulator Says

Electric flying taxis may be cleared for takeoff in European skies by 2024 or 2025, according to the region’s top air-safety regulator. Piloted craft…


Q&A: DARRELL SWANSON SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON CURRENT STATE OF LANDING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR EVTOL AIRCRAFT

It’s already been a busy start to 2021 for the eVTOL aircraft market, with some big industry announcements making headlines across the world – most…


The world is far from hitting its target for carbon emissions

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats…


Moonware Revolutionizes Air Travel with Uber Elevate to Automate Airports and Skyports

Moonware has announced its launch as an independent company after a successful year-long collaboration with Uber Elevate. Moonware is developing…


Autonomous Electric Tow Tugs Could Cut Handling Costs

Californian start-up Moonware is stepping up its plans to develop a family of electrically powered tow tugs that it says could transform the ground…


AUTOMATION COULD BE AVAILABLE FOR GROUND HANDLING OF EVTOL AIRCRAFT

At the conclusion of a year-long joint project with Uber Elevate, California start-up Moonware is stepping up its plans to develop a fully…


MOONWARE LAUNCHES ITS AUTONOMOUS GROUND HANDLING SERVICE, WITH PLANS FOR THE URBAN AIR MOBILITY MARKET

Moonware has announced its launch as an independent company to provide software as a ground handling service and help automate airports and, in…


Moonware to develop autonomous ground handling services for Uber Elevate’s skyports — and maybe commercial aviation, too

Uber Elevate has added Moonware, a robotics and software company developing autonomous, electric ground handling vehicles, to its roster of solutions…