IATA Sees Good Times Continuing for Airlines

IATA Sees Good Times Continuing for Airlines

IATA forecasts airlines to see record passengers & revenues in 2018.  According to International Air Transport Association (IATA) leaders, airlines expect to record their fourth consecutive year of “sustainable profits” in 2018 on continued rising passenger growth and cargo. These...
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IATA Urges #eyesopen in Human Trafficking Campaign

IATA Urges #eyesopen in Human Trafficking Campaign

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI) and other aviation industry partners will launch a human trafficking awareness campaign during next year’s first quarter. Dubbed #eyesopen, the campaign will initially c...
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October Passenger Demand Rebounds from Weather-Impacted September

October Passenger Demand Rebounds from Weather-Impacted September

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that global passenger traffic demand on October rose 7.2% compared to the same month last year. Capacity grew 6.2% and load factor climbed 0.8 percentage points to 80.8%, which was a record for...
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Auckland begins trial of digital air traffic control

Auckland begins trial of digital air traffic control

A prototype digital air traffic control is being trialled at Auckland International Airport. Digital towers present controllers with a huge amount of information and panoramic views of an airfield in more detail than is possible to see with the human eye The...
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Transforming IT Infrastructure to Offer Best-in-Class Airport Services: A Look into Fraport AG

Transforming IT Infrastructure to Offer Best-in-Class Airport Services: A Look into Fraport AG

 As airlines, retail customers and passengers all require high-quality, uninterrupted services – major international airports place high demands on network infrastructure and solutions for its around-the-clock operations. Fraport AG, operator of Frankfurt A...
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Gulf Air Brings Thales Flight Management System to its New Airbus Fleet

Gulf Air Brings Thales Flight Management System to its New Airbus Fleet

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has signed an agreement with Thales to equip the airline’s new, incoming 12 Airbus A320Neo and 17 A321Neo aircraft with a cockpit package of Thales avionics solutions including the TopFlight...
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Strong Airline Profitability Continues in 2018

Strong Airline Profitability Continues in 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts global industry net profit to rise to $38.4 billion in 2018, an improvement from the $34.5 billion expected net profit in 2017 (revised from a $31.4 billion forecast in June). Strong demand, efficien...
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China Airlines takes delivery of A350 XWB powered with biofuel mix

China Airlines takes delivery of A350 XWB powered with biofuel mix

China Airlines takes delivery of A350 XWB powered with biofuel mix. China Airlines of Taiwan has taken delivery the tenth A350 and become the second airline to join a programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to...
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Fleet serving Australia New Zealand South Pacific to nearly double by 2036

Fleet serving Australia New Zealand South Pacific to nearly double by 2036

Trips per capita leading the world, tourism and consumer spending powering growth The passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats serving Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region is set to double with over 1,350 aircraft from 750 by 2036,...
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Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens team up for electric aircraft

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens team up for electric aircraft

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft. Hybrid-electric propulsion is seen as a compelli...
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