Aireon System Goes Live, Trial Operations Begin Over the North Atlantic Marking New Chapter in Aviation History

Aireon System Goes Live, Trial Operations Begin Over the North Atlantic Marking New Chapter in Aviation History

Aireon, the first ever real-time, global air traffic surveillance system, is fully operational and in trial use over the North Atlantic. Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) system provides real-time air traffic surveillance and tracking to 100 percent of...
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Air Freight Demand Continues Downward Trajectory in February 2019

Air Freight Demand Continues Downward Trajectory in February 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 4.7% in February 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was the fourth consecut...
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US Senate to investigate certification of FAA safety inspectors

US Senate to investigate certification of FAA safety inspectors

Federal lawmakers in the US are examining training standards of FAA Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) who may have participated in the development of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8, adding to the overlapping list of federal and congressional probes into the jetliner’s....
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Aireon launches space-based aircraft tracking

Aireon launches space-based aircraft tracking

Principals of the Aireon joint venture on April 2 formally announced the launch of the company’s satellite-based air traffic control (ATC) surveillance system, a capability that for the first time provides a means of continuously tracking aircraft over ocean...
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Collins Aerospace Launches Industry’s First μLED Reading Light for Aircraft Cabins

Collins Aerospace Launches Industry’s First μLED Reading Light for Aircraft Cabins

Collins Aerospace, the first aerospace company to apply μLED technology to the cabin, unveiled its brand new μLED Reading Light at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany. This innovative lighting solution builds on the company’s portfolio of...
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Impact of fuel price fluctuations on airline stock returns

Impact of fuel price fluctuations on airline stock returns

This paper analyzes the impact of changes in fuel price on the equity returns of airlines associated with International Air Transport Association (IATA), as listed on the stock market. 56 airlines were studied, relating their price returns to the price varia...
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CAAC Stops Issuing 737 MAX 8 Airworthiness Certificates

CAAC Stops Issuing 737 MAX 8 Airworthiness Certificates

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has suspended issuance of certificates of airworthiness for Boeing 737 MAX 8s.  “Considering that airworthiness of the aircraft is uncertain, and following review [by the CAAC], it is decided to today suspen...
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