“Spirit of Change” Needed from Governments to Improve European Competitiveness

“Spirit of Change” Needed from Governments to Improve European Competitiveness

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a spirit of change from governments to capture the social and economic benefits of air connectivity, by enabling a more competitive air transport sector. Today 8.5 million flights touch Europe each year....
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The Need for Thermal Cameras for Airport Security

The Need for Thermal Cameras for Airport Security

The importance of providing around-the-clock surveillance and monitoring of airport perimeters has been highlighted by the heinous acts that have been committed on airport grounds and onboard airplanes. In response to these inherent limitations, thermal camera...
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No End In Sight For Used Part Scarcity

No End In Sight For Used Part Scarcity

With only 400 to 500 aircraft being torn down each recent year, used parts have been relatively scarce and valuable. Part demand is linked to what aircraft are flying”, says Derk‑Jan van Heerden, CEO of The Netherlands’ Aircraft End-Of-Life Solutions....
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Complexity of cyber attack delayed disclosure: Cathay

Complexity of cyber attack delayed disclosure: Cathay

Cathay Pacific says the complexity of the cyber attack it encountered earlier this year was why the airline took 10 months from initial discovery to disclose the security breach. In a written submission prepared for a joint meeting with regulators...
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China will need more than 7.400 new aircraft in the next 20 years

China will need more than 7.400 new aircraft in the next 20 years

China will need over 7,400 new passenger aircraft and freighters from 2018 to 2037, with a total market value of US $1,060 billion, according to Airbus’ latest China Market Forecast. It represents more than 19 percent of the world total...
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Airlines Find Another Way to Wring Out Extra Revenue: Auctioning Unsold Premium Seats

Airlines Find Another Way to Wring Out Extra Revenue: Auctioning Unsold Premium Seats

When PlusGrade launched in 2009, it sought to persuade airlines they could make incremental revenue by offering unsold premium seats through a Priceline-style bidding process. The idea made sense. Carriers were happy to earn extra cash at the last minute...
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FAA Issues Boeing 737 AOA Directive After Lion Air Crash

FAA Issues Boeing 737 AOA Directive After Lion Air Crash

The FAA has issued a new airworthiness directive (AD) on the Boeing 737 MAX after Lion Air flight JT610 crash investigators found the aircraft’s angle of attack (AOA) sensors are capable of generating erroneous inputs, potentially making the aircraft difficu...
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Night goggle limitation warning to pilots

Night goggle limitation warning to pilots

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a warning to pilots on the limitations of night vision imaging systems and goggles following the release of a report into an incident involving a Eurocopter in 2016. Collected and summarized from...
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‘Soft’ skills the key to future safety

‘Soft’ skills the key to future safety

Aviation training needs to eliminate the distinction between technical and non-technical (so-called ‘soft’) skills if safety is to improve, the country’s leading aviation psychology conference heard this week. Speaking to the PACDEFF CRM and Aviation Hum...
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Why Airlines Rarely Know Exactly How Much Food and Drink They Need for Each Flight

Why Airlines Rarely Know Exactly How Much Food and Drink They Need for Each Flight

Will data science change how airlines stock food and drink carts? It could happen, and EasyJet is leading the way. Airlines have been flying for a century, yet no one has solved what should be a simple problem: how many...
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