Sunday, 26 January 2020

Headlines
  • GAO finds fewer reports of involuntary denied boarding by US airlines - The GAO report looked at trends in both voluntary and involuntary denied boardings at airlines, and at passenger complaints submitted to the DOT from 2012 through 2018. The GAO also reviewed seven airlines’ overbooking and denied boarding policies: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines,...
  • Airbus Conducts Successful Tests in Pilotless Flights - The test aircraft A350-1000 achieved eight automatic takeoffs over a period of four and a half hours, due to new image recognition technology installed on the aircraft. According to Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer for Airbus, the Boeing disasters “highlighted and underlined the need for absolute, uncompromising safety in this...
  • ICAO Reflects on 10 Years of Progress in the Aviation Industry - The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently shared a few of their key milestones from 2010-2019 in an Uniting Aviation article, highlighting their major organization accomplishments that have shaped aviation regulation over the last 10 years. 2010: The Diplomatic Conference on Aviation Security The event boasted 400 participants from over 80 states...
  • Was Donald Trump Right? Boeing 737 MAX Customer Wants Brand Dropped - Air Lease, a large customer of the Boeing 737 MAX, wants the American manufacturer to scrap the aircraft’s branding. Rename the MAX The president suggested via Twitter that Boeing should drop the MAX name while adding new features to the aircraft. Why should the MAX be renamed? Air Lease has 150...
  • More than just an airline – AirAsia is increasingly shifting its focus to non-airline businesses as it journeys to travel and lifestyle platform - AirAsia, known as an innovator in the field, is focused on expanding its non-airline businesses with an aim to become a travel and lifestyle platform as well as an airline group. RedBeat Ventures, AirAsia’s digital arm, entered a share sale agreement with AirAsia and AirAsia Investment in Jun-2018, to acquire...