Digital automatic couplers on test

first_imgPhotos: DB/Volker EmerslebenEUROPE: Trials with prototype digital automatic couplers from four manufacturers are to start this month, with a view to selecting a single type of coupler that could be introduced across Europe.Testing will continue through to December 2022. The pilot project aims to obtain regulatory approval for the chosen design which would provide automatic connection of power, data and compressed air links between wagons.A €13m research contract for the pilot project was awarded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure to a consortium led by Deutsche Bahn. Also in the consortium are SBB Cargo, Rail Cargo Austria and wagon leasing companies Ermewa, GATX Rail Europe and VTG.In the initial phase of tests 12 wagons, including some tank wagons, will be fitted with prototype couplers. In the second phase a demonstrator train of 24 wagons will be formed for trial running in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and other countries. The trials will include regular operations and testing in marshalling yards.Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary responsible for rail Enak Ferlemann said that ‘we need to find solutions at the European level. The financial challenges involved are considerable, and they are not the kind of thing that companies alone can solve; we will need a comprehensive European programme with sufficient funding.’Sabina Jeschke, DB’s Board Member for Digitalisation & Technology, said ‘we are delighted that we can implement this project together with our strong partners in the consortium. When the digital automatic coupling is introduced throughout Europe, it will be a revolution for freight transport by rail — and an enormous relief for employees’.The results of the trials will be fed into the European Digital Automatic Coupler Delivery Programme which has been endorsed by the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking. The programme covers technical assessments, testing, demonstrations, definition of migration plans, assessment of interfaces with other freight-related programmes, business cases and the identification of resources.An interim working group is to be set up ‘without delay’ with activities starting under Shift2Rail, which will provide support within existing contracts and ‘involve the key role of Innovation Programme 5’.A successor programme will follow, which would include a so-called ‘Transforming Project’ dedicated to freight, ‘consolidating the sector’s and the European Union’s commitment to shifting freight to rail, in line with the European Green Deal targets’.last_img read more

Sepanjang Januari-Agustus 2019, Lion Air Group Telah Melayani 245.547 Flight

first_imgSebagai kelompok maskapai terbesar di Indonesia, Lion Air Group melayani 245.547 penerbangan dalam dua kuartal (semester satu) tahun 2019. Periode ini sejak Januari hingga Agustus kemarin di mana layanan penerbangan tersebut tidak ada perbedaan berarti dengan periode yang sama di tahun 2018.Baca juga: Mulai Rp1 Jutaan, Lion Air Group Tawarkan Harga Promo Jelajah Sumatera UtaraCorporate Communications Strategic Lion Air Group Danang Mandala Prihantoro mengatakan adapun jumlah layanan ini terbagi dengan tiga kode penerbangan berbeda yaitu Lion Air (JT), Wings Air (IW) dan Batik Air (ID). Adapun pembagian layanan frekuensi terbang yakni Lion Air 106.688, Wings Air 79.534 dan Batik Air 59.325. “Jumlah ini tidak ada perbedaan yang signifikan dari tahun lalu. Soalnya kalau ada pembukaan rute baru rute yang lain menyesuaikan,” kata Danang kepada KabarPenumpang.com, Senin (14/10/2019).Dia mengibaratkan bila ada satu rute seperti dari Jakarta ke Surabaya biasanya sepuluh frekuensi penerbangan tetapi ternyata hanya delapan atau sembilan. Lalu dia menambahkan, frekuensi bisa ada penambahan dan pengurangan bila ada market baru dengan rute baru.Danang mengatakan, sebagai bentuk kesungguhan Lion Air Group untuk mendukung pemerintah, pihaknya akan memperkuat jaringan 245.547 tersebut. Selain itu seluruh operasional termasuk pengembangan bisnis yang dilakukan Lion Air Group diharapkan mampu menjawab tren atau dinamika pasar serta melengkapi pengalaman melancong dengan minat perjalanan dengan moda udara baik antarkota maupun antarnegara.Tak hanya jumlah layanan penerbangan, On Time Performance (OTP) atau tingkat ketepatan waktu Lion Air mencapai 83,23 persen, Wings Air 75,93 persen dan Batik Air 91,34 persen. Perhitungan ini sesuai dengan laporan Integrated Operation Control Center (IOCC) Lion Air Group secara tepat waktu dan bersamaan (real time).Diketahui, Lion Air melayani 43 kota tujuan domestik dan 44 tujuan internasional yang meliputi Singapura, Malaysia, Cina dan Saudi Arabia. Wings Air 124 tujuan dalam negeri dan satu regional serta Batik Air 43 rute domestik dan 15 internasional.Baca juga: Didera Kabut Asap, Level OTP Lion Air di September 2019 Mencapai 74,07 PersenUntuk meningkatkan minat bepergian dan menambah pengalaman pelanggan, Lion Air terbang dengan pesawat terbaru, saat ini mengoperasikan 64 Boeing 737-900ER (215 kursi kelas ekonomi), 38 Boeing 737-800NG (189 kursi kelas ekonomi), tiga Airbus 330-300 (440 kursi kelas ekonomi). Di kuartal kedua, Lion Air sudah menerima dua Airbus 330-900NEO sebagai pengguna pertama di Asia Pasifik.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedLion Air Group Sabet Gelar Maskapai Penyumbang 5 Besar Trafik Penumpang di Bandara Changi27/04/2019In “Bandara”Lion Air Group Jadi 5 Maskapai Teratas Pembawa Penumpang Terbanyak ke Singapura08/05/2018In “Destinasi”Ekspansi di 2018, Lion Air Group Ajukan Pembukaan 68 Rute Baru Domestik dan Internasional01/03/2018In “Destinasi”last_img read more

Spencer Dinwiddie: U.S. NBA Star Acquires Nigerian Passport

first_imgSpencer Dinwiddie Nigerian-American and Brooklyn Nets Guard Spencer Dinwiddie has confirmed his intention to acquire a Nigerian passport so as to be eligible to play for the D’Tigers at the 2021 Summer Olympics Games.The Athletic first reported about Dinwiddie’s intentions to team up with Team Nigeria.Dinwiddie who did not receive a Team USA Olympic invite – in spite of finishing 10th in All-Star voting for Eastern Conference guards and recording a career-high 41 points in December – will now join Nigeria roster under Mike Bown that also includes Al-Farouq Aminu, Josh Okogie, Chimezie Metu and  Ekpe Udoh.The 27-year-old Brooklyn Nets guard has been averaging 20.6 points, 6.8 assists, and 2.4 rebounds this season.Dinwiddie seemed to have confirm the report by Athletic by retweeting it with the caption : “Well, now y’all know lol.”Dinwiddie was born on April 6, 1993 to a Nigerian father Malcolm Dinwiddie.He played college basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes and earned first-team all-conference honours in the Pac-12 as a sophomore in 2013.He missed most of his junior year after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).Dinwiddie recovered and was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft.After two seasons with the Pistons, he joined the Nets in December 2016. In December 2018 he signed a three-year contract extension with the Nets.Dinwiddie has started 49 of 64 games for Brooklyn this season.By obtaining a Nigerian passport, Dinwiddie will become eligible to compete with the country in the 2021 Summer Olympics.Nigeria qualified for the 2021 Olympics by being the top-placing African team in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. RelatedBasketball: NBBF To Pursue Foreign-born Players For National TeamsApril 19, 2020In “BasketBall”New Orleans Pelicans Jahlil Okafor To Represent Nigeria At 2020 Tokyo OlympicsFebruary 24, 2020In “BasketBall”Nigerians In The NBA: Aminu, Oladapo Feature In Respective Team VictoriesOctober 19, 2017In “BasketBall”last_img read more