Answers sought to cause of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crash

Answers sought to cause of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crash

A Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, with no reports of survivors. It is the first crash of a MAX narrowbody. Local media reported the pilots requested a...
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British Airways data breach larger than originally thought

British Airways data breach larger than originally thought

International Airlines Group has revealed that the data breach of its British Airways (BA) customer database in September 2018 affected more customers than previously believed. An intensive inquiry into the incident with specialist cyber forensic investigators...
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Airbus Unveils New Analysis Software

Airbus Unveils New Analysis Software

Airbus has presented its new reliability analysis software, Skywise Reliability, offered with Skywise Core. The application integrates all relevant fleet-wide data, such as part replacements, flight plans and delays and historical maintenance actions, and ful...
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Airbus Faces Huge Headaches in Delivering Aircraft On Time

Airbus Faces Huge Headaches in Delivering Aircraft On Time

Airbus SE has a mighty challenge ahead of it, one that seems to be getting tougher. The European planemaker is targeting deliveries of around 800 commercial aircraft this year, an 11 percent jump from 2017. To do it, Airbus needs...
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Analytics 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0

Analytics 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0

The issue of Big Data in MRO is a contentious one but nevertheless airlines are recognizing its potential and the benefits it can bring. Mike Harris, manager of engineering technology & innovation at Jetstar, sees applying Big Data analytics to...
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GE Digital Launches New Asset Service Management Solution

GE Digital Launches New Asset Service Management Solution

GE Digital has just launched a new asset service management software solution aimed at maximizing uptime and improving maintenance outcomes. Predix ServiceMax Asset Service Management (ASM) is catered to planners, dispatchers and technicians with a host of fun...
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Delta moves away from single-use plastics

Delta moves away from single-use plastics

Delta Air Lines has continued its efforts to reduce the presence of single-use plastics on board its aircraft and in Sky Clubs by finding alternatives for several products. The airline has started removing plastic stir sticks, wrappers, utensils and straws...
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Airlines Rack Up Big Margins From Premium Seat Sales

Airlines Rack Up Big Margins From Premium Seat Sales

Askeptic might say airlines are doing so well selling premium seats because their standard offering is getting worse. There’s some truth to that. But airlines have also gotten better at targeting passengers with the right offers for them. Collected and...
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Southwest CEO: ‘Number One Priority’ Is Controlling Costs

Southwest CEO: ‘Number One Priority’ Is Controlling Costs

There’s no way around it: Southwest’s new emphasis on cost-containment, productivity gains, and other efficiencies doesn’t provide an optimistic outlook for passenger experience. It should make Southwest a more profitable airline – if passengers go...
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UAE Regulators: Tire-damage Risk To Engines May Need Scrutiny

UAE Regulators: Tire-damage Risk To Engines May Need Scrutiny

A first-of-its-kind Boeing 777 uncommanded engine failure triggered by nose-gear tire debris has led the United Arab Emirates (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to recommend FAA evaluate whether Boeing needs to assess the risk such an incident poses...
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