What drives Indian Airlines operational expense: An econometric model

What drives Indian Airlines operational expense: An econometric model

This study has presented an econometric model for Indian air-carrier expenses, using a small set of decisive factors for the period from 2007 to 2008 to 2016–2017, a period of intense competition and high deviations in fuel price. The econometric...
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Heuristic approaches for flight retiming in an integrated airline scheduling problem of a regional carrier

Heuristic approaches for flight retiming in an integrated airline scheduling problem of a regional carrier

The whole problem embeds flight retiming, fleet assignment, aircraft routing and crew pairing. Thus, the aim is to determine the departure times of the flights, the fleet assignment and the minimum cost aircraft and crew routes. The constraints enforce aircraf...
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Safety Initiative Launched To Improve Compliance With Procedures

Safety Initiative Launched To Improve Compliance With Procedures

A post-flight inspection revealed lockout pins still installed in the hydraulic control units. Investigation of the incident concluded that maintenance personnel failed to remove the pins after a three-day maintenance check. William Johnson, FAA chief scientif...
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Accommodating new flights into an existing airline flight schedule

Accommodating new flights into an existing airline flight schedule

In this paper, we propose two approaches to accommodate new flights into an existing schedule. The first approach carefully adjusts flight departure times and as well as aircraft cruise speed to allow the required time for operating the new flights...
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Gogo Announces Plan To Build 5G Network for Aviation

Gogo Announces Plan To Build 5G Network for Aviation

Inflight connectivity provider Gogo will build a 5G cellular network for aviation, with a plan to begin offering the broadband service in 2021. “Gogo 5G is the next step in our technology evolution and is expected to deliver an unparalleled...
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Retrofit Opportunity: Head-Up Cockpit Displays

Retrofit Opportunity: Head-Up Cockpit Displays

Rapidly changing advancements in head-up displays and regulatory changes could make these systems more common in cockpits. A new generation of head-up displays (HUD) is emerging, with some of the most cutting-edge technologies. Next-gen HUDs, in combination w...
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ForeFlight Adds Takeoff/Landing Performance

ForeFlight Adds Takeoff/Landing Performance

Pilots flying with the ForeFlight Integrated Flight App can now calculate detailed takeoff and landing runway performance. The new feature is available in ForeFlight version 11.4, and it works on Apple iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) and is available for...
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Air Cargo Demand Continues Negative 2019 Trend

Air Cargo Demand Continues Negative 2019 Trend

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell 4.7% in April 2019, compared to the same period the year before. This continued the negative ...
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Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018. April capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) incr...
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The strategic capability of Asian network airlines to compete with low-cost carriers

The strategic capability of Asian network airlines to compete with low-cost carriers

Never before have network airlines been so exposed and vulnerable to low-cost carriers (LCCs). While LCCs had 26.3% of all world seats in 2013, Southeast Asia had 57.7% and South Asia 58.4% – and these figures will only increase. There are many consequ...
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