Boeing forecasts $15tr market

Boeing forecasts $15tr market

Boeing has lifted its long-term Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) forecast for commercial airplanes, as rising passenger traffic and upcoming airplane retirements drive the need for 42,730new jets – valued at $6.3tr – over the next 20 years. The global airplane fleet will also sustain growing demand...
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Can JetBlue Cut Costs and Maintain Margins While Fuel Prices Keep Rising?

Can JetBlue Cut Costs and Maintain Margins While Fuel Prices Keep Rising?

As JetBlue Airways retrofits its oldest aircraft, making them look factory fresh with new leather seats and high-definition television screens, it is earning higher satisfaction marks from travelers, according to its customer survey data. JetBlue reported a pr...
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Government and Pilots Disagree: How Much Training Does a New Pilot Need?

Government and Pilots Disagree: How Much Training Does a New Pilot Need?

A growing pilot shortage in the United States is pushing the Department of Transportation to consider reducing the required number of flight hours for new pilots. The Allied Pilots Association says that reducing that requirement would undermine passenger safet...
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Boeing Sees Doubling of Pilot Need over 20 Years

Boeing Sees Doubling of Pilot Need over 20 Years

Boeing projects a demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years, representing a doubling of the present workforce. Released Monday at EAA AirVenture 2018 as part of Boeing’s 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook, the projection calls for the most...
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New Scanners Aim to Make Airport Security More Efficient

New Scanners Aim to Make Airport Security More Efficient

London’s Heathrow Airport is installing, on a trial basis, new X-ray scanners that could eventually lead to the end of passengers removing toiletries from their carry-on luggage. Currently, passengers must remove all laptops and liquids such as water, sh...
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American Airlines Upgrades its Economy Experience with Main Cabin Extra Seating

American Airlines Upgrades its Economy Experience with Main Cabin Extra Seating

American Airlines has addressed this growing demand with its new Main Cabin Extra product, which, according to the airline, gives passengers “a little more of everything.” Passengers with Main Cabin Extra seats are among the first to board, with Preferred....
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Intelligent Airports Enabling the Future of Travel

Intelligent Airports Enabling the Future of Travel

As airports race to improve their technologies, many are currently implementing isolated solutions around intelligent airports, including Airport Operations Command Centers (AOCC), mobile-enabled passenger services, introducing “smart gates” and airport pe...
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IATA Airlines Financial Monitor – June 2018

IATA Airlines Financial Monitor – June 2018

According to June report of the Airlines Financial Monitor, the global airline share price index has now fallen by 14.3% since the start of the year, compared to a 1.7% decline in the global equity index. Collected and summarized from...
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European Air Traffic Control Delays Loom over Summer Air Travel

European Air Traffic Control Delays Loom over Summer Air Travel

The average delay for flights delayed by air traffic control limitations reached 20 minutes in July, with the longest delay reaching 337 minutes. Staffing and Infrastructure Investment Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) manage each State’s airspace...
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Top ten airlines generated $29.7 billion from ancillary revenue in 2017

Top ten airlines generated $29.7 billion from ancillary revenue in 2017

Of the 143 airlines reviewed, 72 reveal figures related to ancillary revenue. Back in 2007 the top ten airlines, as rated by total ancillary revenue, generated $2.1 billion. Top “% of revenue” producers by global regions: Wizz Air 41.6% (Europe & Ru...
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