Digital Has Helped Airlines Innovate, But There’s Still a Long Way to Go

Digital Has Helped Airlines Innovate, But There’s Still a Long Way to Go

New technologies that have emerged during the past five to 10 years have created major opportunities for the airline industry to improve and update its infrastructure. Development language and analytics have come a long way, and computing power is faster...
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Boeing Issues Safety Advisory for Newest Narrowbody Jet After Indonesia Crash

Boeing Issues Safety Advisory for Newest Narrowbody Jet After Indonesia Crash

Airline passengers probably should not be worried about flying the Boeing 737 Max, the manufacturer’s newest jet. But Boeing and safety regulators have a duty to find out what happened last week and to ensure it does not happen again....
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Why Airlines Are Finally Seeing Lower Distribution Costs: New Skift Research

Why Airlines Are Finally Seeing Lower Distribution Costs: New Skift Research

Airline distribution is a complex web of intermediaries, each evolved to best fit its niche of customers. This broad distribution network includes online travel agencies, metasearch sites, traditional offline travel agencies, and travel management companies. O...
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Collaboration Key To Cracking Skills Conundrum In India

Collaboration Key To Cracking Skills Conundrum In India

Greater industry cooperation and better workforce incentives are possible solutions to help bridge India’s technician shortage, says an executive of airframe and line maintenance provider GMR Aero Technic. Deshmukh believes there is much to do for the indus...
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How an Instrument Landing System Works

How an Instrument Landing System Works

ILS approach visibility minimums are measured either in statute miles or by using runway visual ranges down to zero-zero for a Category IIIc ILS approach. One ILS transmitter, called the localizer, offers the pilot accurate left-right guidance to a predetermin...
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TSB Drops Unstable Approaches From Watchlist

TSB Drops Unstable Approaches From Watchlist

Unstable approaches that continue to landing have been dropped from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada’s Watchlist of top transportation safety issues, TSB said today in releasing its Watchlist 2018. The two aviation-specific risks are the risk...
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Engine Health Management App Improves Performance of Entire Engine Fleets

Engine Health Management App Improves Performance of Entire Engine Fleets

With the development of a proprietary diagnostic tool, Lufthansa Technik ushers in a new era in aircraft engine maintenance. The new Engine Health Management app, accessible through Lufthansa Technik’s digital platform AVIATAR, enhances the Engine Hea...
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Strengthening Aviation Benefits in MENA

Strengthening Aviation Benefits in MENA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to maximize the economic and social benefits of aviation. “Aviation currently supports 2.4 million jobs and $130 billion in economic activity acro...
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Passenger Traffic Growth Slows in September

Passenger Traffic Growth Slows in September

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.5% compared to the same month in 2017. This was a slowdown from the 6.4% ...
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WITH THE FLIGHT DATA RECORDER FOUND, AVOID THE RUSH TO PREMATURE CONCLUSIONS IN LION AIR CRASH

WITH THE FLIGHT DATA RECORDER FOUND, AVOID THE RUSH TO PREMATURE CONCLUSIONS IN LION AIR CRASH

With divers raising the flight data recorder from the Boeing 737 MAX on Thursday, premature conclusions are already being drawn about the cause of the crash of flight JT610 into the Java Sea shortly after departure from Jakarta this Monday. Per the...
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