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Ottobot Yeti Is Ready for Autonomous Deliveries for Retailers and eCommerce

Ottonomy.IO is exhibiting the Ottobot Yeti, the first autonomous delivery robot capable of unattended deliveries, at NRF 2023, retail’s big show, at the Javitz Center in New York. Ideal for first mile, last mile deliveries and locker integration, Ottobot Yeti enables completely unattended deliveries as the next pioneering step in autonomous deliveries for companies. According to Technavio’s Autonomous Delivery Market Report, The autonomous delivery robots market size is estimated to grow by USD 24.78 bn from 2021 to 2026. Autonomous delivery robots provide restaurants, retailers, e-commerce & logistic companies with an efficient and scalable delivery solution. Ottonomy.IO has created a…

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United Airlines

United Airlines announced the largest widebody order by a U.S. carrier in commercial aviation history: 100 Boeing 787 Dreamliners with options to purchase 100 more. This historic purchase is the next chapter in the ambitious United Next plan and will bolster the airline’s leadership role in global travel for years to come. United expects to take delivery of the new widebody planes between 2024 and 2032 and can choose among the 787-8, 9 or 10 models, providing flexibility to support a wide range of routes. United also exercised options to purchase 44 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for delivery between 2024…

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Former JSOC Commander Lt. Gen. Scott Howell

Joby Aviation, Inc., a company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced the appointment of Lt. Gen. (ret) Scott Howell, former Commander of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), to the Company’s Advisory Board. Lt. Gen. (ret) Scott Howell, former Commander of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) As JSOC Commander, Lt. Gen. Howell was responsible for the readiness and mission execution of highly-specialized forces across the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines. Howell previously served as Vice Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), focused on organizing, training, and equipping more than 70,000 Special Operations personnel, as…

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced the operational opening of the $2.7 billion new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport, representing the largest single investment in New Jersey in the agency’s history. The new Terminal A, which replaces an outmoded terminal that opened in 1973, features state-of-the-art passenger amenities, local artwork, digital technology, and dining and retail options provided by nearly 60 regional, national and global brands, including six retailers from Newark, Elizabeth, and Jersey City. The terminal features approximately 1 million square feet of space. It offers 33 gates to handle larger aircraft,…

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Lucie Guillemette (Air Canada)

Air Canada announced the retirement of Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President, and Chief Commercial Officer. Ms. Guillemette, responsible for the airline’s commercial strategies, will retire at the end of April 2023, ending a highly successful career touching five decades at Canada’s flag carrier. Lucie Guillemette (Air Canada) Air Canada also announced today a realigned senior management structure taking effect with Ms. Guillemette’s departure. Mark Nasr, Senior Vice President, Products, Marketing, and eCommerce, will become Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital and President of Aeroplan. Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, will become Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning, responsible for Air Canada…

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Boris Hueske and Nikola Todic Newly Appointed As Managing Directors of Heyworld

At heyworld GmbH, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo for eCommerce transport solutions, there will be personnel changes on the management level. As of February 1, 2023, Boris Hueske and Nikola Todic will take over the company’s management as joint Managing Directors. Both will succeed Timo Schamber, who has been Managing Director of heyworld since its foundation and has decided to devote himself to new tasks outside heyworld GmbH and Lufthansa Group. As Head of Digital Transformation at Lufthansa Cargo, Boris Hueske was most recently responsible for digital strategy and developing digital business models. Nikola Todic most recently led the business…

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Emirates A380 First Class new suite colors.

The first Emirates A380 to be completely refurbished under the airline’s US$ 2 billion retrofit program has been deployed today on the Dubai-London Heathrow service, operating as EK003.  Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “Customers will notice the difference when they step onboard – the spacious A380 will look and feel even more impressive and comfortable. With our latest interiors and products, this newly refurbished aircraft elevates our inflight experience in all classes of travel and enables us to offer more Premium Economy seats to meet customer demand. I’m particularly proud that this refurbishment work was designed, conducted, and completed in-house…

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Katie Bliss, Publisher, Metropolitan Airport News Welcome to the January 2023 issue of the Metropolitan Airport News. I hope you have enjoyed the holiday season and are ready for all the New Year has to offer. It is certainly a time for reflection and renewal while we get ready to hit the ground running into 2023. This month’s feature we bring to you is about something old being new again. eVTOL vehicles, while conceptually envisioned and even some brought into reality over the years, are now on the verge of practical implementation in modern cities with zero carbon footprint. Think…

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Program Manager for the Council for Airport Opportunity’s Office of Second Chance Employment (OSCE)

Denisha Rapier has more than eight years of experience advocating for the formerly incarcerated. As a previously incarcerated person at 19, Denisha knows firsthand the barriers to re-entry. Denisha is currently the Program Manager for the Council for Airport Opportunity’s Office of Second Chance Employment (OSCE). In Denisha’s current role, she is responsible for developing employer partnerships, promoting the OSCE services, and connecting her participants to meaningful employment. Denisha is passionate about ensuring her clients have the power, knowledge, and resources to map their new future. 1 Can you tell us about yourself and your role at the Office of…

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DH2 Chauffeured Transportation is a certified Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) ground transportation company with more than 27 years of serving the tri-state area and airport communities. Located at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Building 79, DH2 has a well-diversified fleet to serve its high-profile and corporate clients. In addition, DH2 has found its niche in shuttle services; flight crew shuttle services, distressed shuttle services, and employee shuttle services. Nancy Vargas The company’s principals, Nancy Vargas, CEO, and Mike Vargas, Founder & COO, both love and passion about the transportation industry and strive each day to provide excellent customer…

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