Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow

Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow

Travelers’ changing habits have begun to shake the airports’ financial underpinnings. Fewer people are parking cars at airports, using taxis or renting cars, according to a recent report from the National Academies Press. Those trend lines are hurting airports, which depend...
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Texas MRO Introduces Phenom Wheel Exchange Program

Texas MRO Introduces Phenom Wheel Exchange Program

Texas-based MRO Aero Star Aviation has acquired a set of Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 wheel assemblies, which it will offer to customers through an exchange program. The exchange will permit the company, which specializes in the light twinjets, to...
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Industry 4.0’s Impact on Aviation Design And MRO

Industry 4.0’s Impact on Aviation Design And MRO

Design software is used extensively in the aerospace sector and was critical to the development of the Airbus A350 XWB. Understanding how Industry 4.0—including simulation, sensors and virtual reality—will transform aviation manufacturing and product life ...
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All IATA Airlines to Restrict Smart Luggage Beginning Jan. 15

All IATA Airlines to Restrict Smart Luggage Beginning Jan. 15

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) Dangerous Goods Board has decided to restrict the carriage of so-called “smart luggage” on passenger aircraft operated by its 275 member airlines around the world. Effective Jan. 15, 2018, bags equ...
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Southwest to restrict smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries

Southwest to restrict smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries

Southwest Airlines is joining the movement to restrict smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries, which is effective Jan. 15, 2018, following similar guidelines announced by fellow US carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines in ...
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ICAO Launches Global Runway Safety Action Plan

ICAO Launches Global Runway Safety Action Plan

  With runway excursions and incursions remaining among aviation’s top safety risk categories, ICAO and its global runway safety partnering organizations met in Lima, Peru, late last month to agree on developing a new Global Runway Safety Action Plan. A...
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Jet Aviation Debuts New Hangar at Singapore MRO

Jet Aviation Debuts New Hangar at Singapore MRO

The third hangar at Jet Aviation’s Singapore MRO and FBO facility is now operational. The 41,500-sq-ft/3,850-sq-m structure at the company’s Seletar Aerospace Park location is already being used to provide scheduled base maintenance to an Airbus ACJ, B...
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UK and China expand air links

UK and China expand air links

The UK and China have announced a major expansion of air connections between the two nations. The number of flights will be increased by around 50%, up to 150 flights per week. Besides, the new agreement allows for considerable growth...
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US and EU Expand Cooperation on ATC Modernization and Pilot Training

US and EU Expand Cooperation on ATC Modernization and Pilot Training

The US and the European Union (EU) are amending two joint agreements expanding cooperation on aviation safety and air traffic management (ATC) modernization. The amendment to the US-EU Safety Agreement enables the FAA and the EU to move forward with...
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IATA Sees Uneven Progress Among Mideast Carriers

IATA Sees Uneven Progress Among Mideast Carriers

While geopolitical instability in the Middle East continues to threaten the region’s airline industry, not all carriers have suffered to the same degree. But, overall, the situation looks dire. It is the result of the recently revived U.S. travel ban...
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