How The A320 Overtook The 737, And MRO Implications

How The A320 Overtook The 737, And MRO Implications

According to the Aviation Week Fleet & MRO Forecast, there are currently 7,251 current-generation A320-family aircraft in service, versus 6,757 737NG. Through 2022, meanwhile, Aviation Week expects Airbus to deliver 3,174 A320neos compared with 2,999 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Airbus’ leapfrogging over Boeing in...
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Is There A Better Way To Do Long-Term Maintenance Planning?

Is There A Better Way To Do Long-Term Maintenance Planning?

The discussion of Big Data is focusing efforts on turning unscheduled maintenance into scheduled events. An airline needs a decision-support tool that can capture all these complexities completely, quickly, easily and accurately. Incomplete or inaccurate tools...
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Airlines Face Fine for Dumping

Airlines Face Fine for Dumping

Dumping excreta from a flying airplane will now attract a fine of Rs 50,000 for airlines. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed all airline operators plying within India and those operating to and from India to abide...
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Rethinking ATC Towers

Rethinking ATC Towers

The ever-increasing need for efficiency and cost savings in the air traffic domain are motivations for embracing safer and lower cost alternatives like remote tower to reduce air traffic delays and increase safety. The concept of carrying out air traffic...
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U.S. Airlines Target Fares and Fees as They Try to Recoup Higher Fuel Costs

U.S. Airlines Target Fares and Fees as They Try to Recoup Higher Fuel Costs

U.S. airlines, bruised by higher fuel prices, are stepping up efforts to raise fares and increase fees to avoid a third straight year of declining profits. “Carriers have struggled to keep pace with the rising cost of fuel, among many...
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Moderate Freight Growth Continues in July, Up 2.1%

Moderate Freight Growth Continues in July, Up 2.1%

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.1% in July 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was the slowest pace...
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Solid Traffic Growth, Record Load Factor in July

Solid Traffic Growth, Record Load Factor in July

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy global passenger demand for July with all regions reporting growth. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.2%, compared to the same month last year. While this was down from 8.1% ye...
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Unleashing the power of data

Unleashing the power of data

Skywise, which has evolved from a promising concept to the aviation sector’s most robust data asset, provides a single access point for the sharing of operational and flight data. The main outcome is efficiencies, savings and revenue opportunities achieved b...
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CASA hits the small screen

CASA hits the small screen

CASA has been exploring new ways to encourage public feedback on draft regulations—by hitting the small screen. With the release of five draft flight operations regulations for public consultation, CASA embarked on a series of live webinars to explain the...
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Boeing Forecasts Greatest Demand for Pilots, Technicians, Cabin Crew in Asia Pacific Region

Boeing Forecasts Greatest Demand for Pilots, Technicians, Cabin Crew in Asia Pacific Region

Boeing reports that the Asia Pacific region will have the greatest global demand for new civil aviation personnel over the next 20 years. The region is projected to account for 33 percent of the global need for pilots, 34 percent for technicians...
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