Thursday, 17 October 2019

Headlines
  • How much do consumers really value air travel on-time performance, and to what extent are airlines motivated to improve their on-time performance? - This paper estimates the value consumers place on air travel on-time performance (OTP), and the extent to which airlines are motivated to improve their OTP. We find robust evidence that consumers value OTP and are willing to pay to avoid delays. Airlines can invest to improve OTP, but would independently choose...
  • ADB SAFEGATE Delivers Safer Routing and Guidance with Innovative, Intelligent Taxiway Light - ADB SAFEGATE is showcasing its RELIANCE Red/Green Taxiway Centerline Light at inter airport Europe 2019. Based on the RELIANCE modular approach and the company’s unique IQ intelligent (internal ILCMS remote technology) lighting platform, the light comes in a configuration never seen before for airfield lights. The light output switches between...
  • Airbus Opens Automated Assembly Line - Airbus inaugurated an automated fuselage-structure assembly line for A320 series narrow-body aircraft in Hamburg, Germany, including a new development for Airbus’ industrial production system. A320 aircraft are twin-engine aircraft for short- to medium-range routes. The Hamburg plant is responsible for joining single fuselage shells into sections, and for final assembly of...
  • Safety Reviews Keeping 737 MAX Return Uncertain - FAA and EASA are conducting separate reviews of the flight-control software update intended to address the cause of two fatal jet crashes. Boeing has said it hoped to return the twin-engine aircraft to service during the fourth quarter of 2019. In addition to Boeing, the delay is causing disruptions to...
  • August Sees Moderate Pick-up in Passenger Demand - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August 2019 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.8% compared to the year-ago period. This was above the 3.5% annual increase for July. August capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by...