Aircraft icing: An ongoing threat to aviation safety

Aircraft icing: An ongoing threat to aviation safety

Aircraft icing can cause severe aerodynamic and flight mechanical effects, thus threatens aircraft flight safety. First, the causes, types, severity and natural parameters of aircraft icing are introduced. Finally, a series of aircraft flight accidents caused by icing in recent...
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Engine MROs See Opportunity In Component Repair Development

Engine MROs See Opportunity In Component Repair Development

MROs seek to reduce costs by developing repair solutions from scratch. In engine component maintenance. In engine component maintenance, repair-rather than replacement-is usually the less costly option. But when the OEM maintenance manual does not contain a re...
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Pilots in Europe suffering fatigue despite new rules

Pilots in Europe suffering fatigue despite new rules

European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue, incompatible with an acceptable level of flight safety, despite recent European legislation that is supposed to counter this. A new study reveals major shortcomings of the Fli...
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Grounded Aircraft Costing Southwest Airlines ‘Millions’ Weekly

Southwest’s daily out-of-service aircraft count jumped from its normal range of 15-20 to more than 60 about three weeks ago. Schedule interruptions due to unavailable aircraft are costing Southwest Airlines millions of dollars each week, and the issue&#8...
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Integrated Apron Management Solutions

Integrated Apron Management Solutions

The continuous arrival and departure of aircraft in the apron and gate area needs to be sequenced and managed to maintain optimum throughput and ensure safety. The swarm of ground support vehicles and personnel traversing around docked and taxiing aircraft...
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Optimization Software Needed To Improve Maintenance

Optimization Software Needed To Improve Maintenance

Once an airline has a modern maintenance-management system, fed by quality data, the next level of maintenance software to consider is optimization and simulation software, argues Fredrik Ekstrand, CEO of Cervino, a maintenance consultancy. For most maintenanc...
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Aeroflot 2018 net profit drops 75% on fuel costs, currency depreciation

Aeroflot 2018 net profit drops 75% on fuel costs, currency depreciation

Russia’s Aeroflot Group reported a RUB5.7 billion ($82 million) net profit for 2018, down 75% from RUB23 billion in 2017-a decline the group attributed to higher fuel prices and foreign exchange losses. “High fuel prices and excess capacity in the market...
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Passengers happier when technology smooths their way through passport checks

Passengers happier when technology smooths their way through passport checks

Airline passengers are using automated technology for passport checks at double the rate recorded in 2017 and are more satisfied when doing so too. This is according to the SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights, co-sponsored by Air Transport World, which...
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Air BP launches Airfield Automation digital technology in Africa to help prevent misfuelling

Air BP launches Airfield Automation digital technology in Africa to help prevent misfuelling

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, is rolling out its new Airfield Automation digital technology recently installed at nine locations across South Africa and Mozambique. The cloud-based platform is designed to prevent misfue...
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ICAO compliance key to African air connectivity

ICAO compliance key to African air connectivity

As air connectivity is a crucial catalyst for local and global development, the realization of traffic growth projections will provide significant contributions towards the sustainable development of aviation in Africa, notably in terms of the achievement of t...
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