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Heydar Aliyev International Airport – the first airport in the world completely switching to cloud technologies

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A delegation of Amadeus, headed by Tomás López Fernebrand, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Amadeus, paid a working visit to Baku. Amadeus is one of the world’s largest providers of IT services in the airline industry and global distribution systems, Report infomrs citing AZAL.

During the visit, an official ceremony of launching new cloud technologies to be applied at the International Airport was held. Baku Airport got the opportunity to manage a new database, resource management and flight information display systems and others.

“We believe that forward thinking airports such as Heydar Aliyev International demonstrate the significant integration, collaboration and mobility benefits the cloud can deliver. Successfully working with Baku to manage both its passenger and operational systems in the cloud is a landmark for Amadeus in the airport industry.” –said Bruno Spada, Executive Vice President Airport IT at Amadeus.

“It should be noted that the Heydar Aliyev International Airport became the first airport in the world, completely switching to cloud technologies”, –stressed Bruno Spada.

After symbolic cutting of the red ribbon the guests got acquainted with the conditions created in the new airport terminal complex (Terminal 1) of Heydar Aliyev International Airport, which received a maximum “5 Stars” rating from the auditing company Skytrax.

The signing ceremony of the agreement on introduction of “Amadeus Altéa PSS” software in “” was also an indicator of effective cooperation between the parties. The document was signed by AZAL President Jahangir Asgarov and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Amadeus Tomás López Fernebrand.

The new software will allow AZAL to personalize passenger service even more effectively, and will qualitatively improve the functionality of the booking system, inventory database and income management system.

“One of our priority goals is to increase the passenger traffic in the country and modern technologies help us to do this. Partnership with Amadeus will allow us to improve the efficiency of work, and, most importantly, to improve the quality of services provided to AZAL passengers,” – said Jahangir Asgarov.

“Azerbaijan Airlines” (AZAL) is a major air carrier and one of the leaders of the aviation community of the CIS countries. Total route network of the airline is 40 destinations in 25 countries. “Azerbaijan Airlines” transported more than 2.3 million people in 2018.

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Qatar Airways signs 4 billion CFM engine order

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Qatar Airways has placed a $4 billion jet engine order with CFM International to power its 50 Airbus A321neos, Reuters reported.

CFM, owned by General Electric GE. and France’s Safran (SAF.PA), will supply LEAP-1A engines for the A321neos ordered by the state-owned carrier.

“We chose the LEAP engine based on its proven efficiency in commercial operations,” Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said in a statement on Wednesday.

Qatar Airways ordered United Technologies Corp’s (UTX.N) Pratt & Whitney engines for its initial order of A320neo jets which it upgraded in 2017 to the larger A321 version.

The status of the Pratt & Whitney order was not immediately clear. Qatar Airways did not respond to a request for immediate comment.

Qatar Airways threatened to walk away from the A320neo order in 2016, including cancelling the Pratt & Whitney deal, over performance issues before it eventually swapped it for the larger jets.

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Global oil demand to hit a plateau around 2030 IEA Predicts

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Global oil demand will hit a plateau around 2030 as the use of more efficient cars and electric vehicles ends an expansion that dominated the past century, the International Energy Agency predicts.

While the current growth rate of 1 million barrels a day or about 1% — will hold for the next five years, it will ebb to just 100,000 barrels a day in the 2030s, the agency said. By that time, the use of oil-based fuels in passenger cars will have peaked, the IEA said in its long-term World Energy Outlook.

Global oil demand averaged 96.9 million barrels a day last year and will climb to 105.4 million a day in 2030, the IEA projected. After that, the growth rate of 100,000 barrels a day is about half the level the agency predicted in last year’s report, and is concentrated mostly in the aviation, shipping and plastics sectors. Demand will reach 106.4 million barrels a day in 2040.

Yet despite the flattening of oil demand, worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide from energy will keep increasing after 2040 as developing nations continue to burn coal for power generation, according to the report.

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Azerbaijani Naval Forces fulfill assigned tasks during operational exercises

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The Naval Forces of Azerbaijan fulfill the assigned tasks as part of the ongoing operational exercises, the Defense Ministry reported Thursday.

According to the plan, the data received by the Naval Forces control group based on introductory is plotted on maps.

The ship tactical groups involved in the exercises, accurately and efficiently accomplish tasks in the area of responsibility in the Caspian Sea.

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