Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Headlines
  • IATA Airline Business Confidence Survey – July 2018 - The results of the survey conducted in early-July, suggest that the squeeze on airline operating profit margins intensified during Q2 2018. This is consistent with increased reports of higher input costs, mainly reflecting developments in jet fuel prices. Many of our respondents (54%) expect to see further increases in input costs over...
  • IATA finds ‘troubling’ figures on European ATC delays - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has found what it calls ‘troubling’ figures on delays caused by the air traffic control (ATC) staff shortages and strikes affecting much of Europe this summer. The data shows that delays caused by ATC have more than doubled since 2017 to 47,000 minutes per...
  • Preparations for Secure Drone Integration in Airspace - The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) has recently announced the launch of the Nevada Drone Center of Excellence for Public Safety (NDCOE). The mission is to save lives and reduce air hazards from drone incursions by empowering a shared safety vision with the FAA’s integration of drones into the...
  • Overheated Laptop Could Bring Down a Commercial Airplane, Says New Study - A single personal electronic device that overheats and catches fire in checked luggage on an airliner can overpower the aircraft’s fire suppression system, potentially creating a fire that could rage uncontrolled, according to new government research. The research highlights the growing risks of lithium batteries, which are increasingly used to...
  • TSA Mulls Proposal to End Security Screenings at Small Airports - The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. CNN reported that the Transportation Security Administration is considering whether to end passenger screening at about 150 airports that serve planes with 60 seats or fewer. Ending screening at smaller...