Saturday, 20 April 2019

Headlines
  • Rolls-Royce Reveals Blade Problems in Newest Engine - After many years of embarrassing durability problems with a series of Trent 1000 engines, the model’s newest iteration, The Trent 1000 TEN, was supposed to mark a clean break with mistakes of the past. Rolls-Royce is now testing an enhanced blade that should resolve the issues, although that will not...
  • Allegiant Air Launches Skywise Health Monitoring - Airbus took another step in its digital services journey to provide end-to-end maintenance services by launching Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM), which is designed to enable real-time management of aircraft events and troubleshooting. Norm Baker, Airbus senior vice president of digital solutions, says SHM, initially launched on the Airbus A320, brings...
  • How airline service quality determines the quantity of repurchase intention – Mediate and moderate effects of brand quality and perceived value - This study develops and empirically examines a mediation-moderation model of service quality that uniquely depicts China’s airline passengers’ perspectives as a central mechanism through which service is related to repurchase intention by perceived value and brand awareness of airline service. This study suggests that service quality, appraised as a foundational...
  • An integrated flight scheduling and fleet assignment method based on a discrete choice model - In this study, we proposed two mixed integer programming models for the integrated flight scheduling and fleet assignment problem based on a passenger discrete choice model. There are three contributions in this study: First, a mixed integer programming model for the integrated flight scheduling and fleet assignment problem is formulated...
  • MAX Grounding’s Aftermarket Ramifications Hard To Gauge - Regulators grounded the 376-aircraft MAX fleet last month after the second fatal 737 MAX 8 accident in less than five months. Procuring parts could be a problem as well. The unexpected removal of more than 400 new narrowbodies from the global fleet via the Boeing 737 MAX grounding is sure...