How to Service the Digital Passenger: Airport Transformation for the Modern Traveler

How to Service the Digital Passenger: Airport Transformation for the Modern Traveler

Generation Z, aka the iGeneration, is coming of age. This new generation of travelers was born into a digital world and will comprise 32 percent of the global population by 2019, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Their presence will heavily...
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How Technology Offers a Balanced Approach

How Technology Offers a Balanced Approach

Today, because of their complexity, airports require several security procedures and screening processes to keep both travelers and employees safe. Due to a number of high-profile events involving insider threats in recent years, both the airports and the Tran...
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Opinion: The Digital Thread In

Opinion: The Digital Thread In

Digital threads will be more than short-term wonders – they will enable action. As aviation aftermarket executives push their digital agendas, they are frequently asking this question of an emerging concept, the digital thread. The term “digital thread...
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EASA To Mandate Swaps Of Faulty EFB Component

EASA To Mandate Swaps Of Faulty EFB Component

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) plans to mandate swaps of a Fokker Services-supplied electronic flight bag (EFB) component linked to several cockpit smoke and fume events. Fokker Services issued service bulletins this summer for the affected models,...
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Freight Volumes Continue to Trend Upward in August, Up 2.3%

Freight Volumes Continue to Trend Upward in August, Up 2.3%

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was...
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Record Load Factor Highlights Strong August Passenger Demand

Record Load Factor Highlights Strong August Passenger Demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August 2018 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 6.4% compared to the year-ago period. This was slightly above the 6....
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Researchers See the Light To Reducing Bird Strikes

Researchers See the Light To Reducing Bird Strikes

Researchers at Purdue University believe that adding externally mounted red and blue LED lights to aircraft might one day help reduce midairs with birds. They found that LED lights in these color spectrums lead some birds in the opposite direction,...
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Lack of women pilots exposes industry failing

Lack of women pilots exposes industry failing

There are plenty of female employees at most airlines – behind check – in desks, among cabin crew, and in administrative positions. However, important though those roles are to the smooth running of an airline, when it comes to the...
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FAA Funding, Improvements Part of Reauthorization Approved by the U.S. House on Wednesday

FAA Funding, Improvements Part of Reauthorization Approved by the U.S. House on Wednesday

A funding reauthorization for airports approved by the U.S. House on Wednesday locks in federal dollars the facilities are allowed to use to make upgrades and puts new requirements on the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to improve air-related operations a...
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Available Aircraft Feedstock Limiting Cargo Conversions

Available Aircraft Feedstock Limiting Cargo Conversions

Many types of aircraft can be given a new lease on life when they are converted from passenger jet to freighter, but doing so presents considerable engineering challenges—and relies on a steady supply to the market of older models. Converting...
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