Industry Collaboration Brings New Era for Airport Slot Allocation

Industry Collaboration Brings New Era for Airport Slot Allocation

  Airports Council International (ACI) World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG) announced the agreement of a new governance structure for the WSG that puts the interests of the traveling public at the...
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Boeing Advises Airlines to Check 737 Plane Wings for Defects

Boeing Advises Airlines to Check 737 Plane Wings for Defects

As it struggles to fix problems on its 737 MAX planes, Boeing said that wing parts on the MAX and other 737 models could be defective, and urged airlines to inspect them. It has advised 737 operators to inspect the...
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Building a digital twin for additive manufacturing through the exploitation of blockchain: A case analysis of the aircraft industry

Building a digital twin for additive manufacturing through the exploitation of blockchain: A case analysis of the aircraft industry

Starting from these premises, the paper focuses on the phases characterizing the metal additive manufacturing process, in which a component for the aircraft industry can be produced and proposes a digital twin for additive manufacturing in the aircraft industr...
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Boeing Looks to Make Reparations for 737 MAX Grounding as it Works on NMA

Boeing Looks to Make Reparations for 737 MAX Grounding as it Works on NMA

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg doesn’t blame the airlines that are clamoring for compensation after the grounding of the 737 MAX – he said it’s the plan. “We’re working with individual customers”, Muilenburg said at Bernstein&...
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Slowing Demand and Rising Costs Squeeze Airline Profits

Slowing Demand and Rising Costs Squeeze Airline Profits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecast in December 2018). That is also a decline on 2018 net post-tax...
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IATA and Star Alliance Extend Cooperation to Improve Passenger Experience

IATA and Star Alliance Extend Cooperation to Improve Passenger Experience

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Star Alliance have renewed their collaboration on traveller document verification to improve the passenger experience. Star Alliance and IATA, in a signing ceremony at IATA’s 75th Annual General Meeting ...
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: SERVICE INTERRUPTED: ASH CLOUD CAUSES CHAOS

FROM THE ARCHIVES: SERVICE INTERRUPTED: ASH CLOUD CAUSES CHAOS

The travel chaos and dislocation for millions of passengers caused by the ash cloud from the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano in April 2010 sent shockwaves around the world and shudders through airline boardrooms and no doubt in the corridor...
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AVIATION LEADERS GATHERING IN SEOUL FOR IATA AGM AMID CLOUDY OUTLOOK

AVIATION LEADERS GATHERING IN SEOUL FOR IATA AGM AMID CLOUDY OUTLOOK

IATA will also publish its latest profit forecast for the airline industry. IATA director general and chief executive Alexandre de Juniac said the immediate challenge for airlines was coping with the rising costs from fuel, labour and infrastructure. IATA’s ...
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What’s So New About Digital Twinning?

What’s So New About Digital Twinning?

Digital twins are improving predictive maintenance capabilities, but more data inputs are needed to make the process more robust. When the Internet of Things became trendy several years ago, one way to grasp it was to realize it was basically...
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Moog Proves Blockchain Can Help Provide Just-In-Time Parts

Moog Proves Blockchain Can Help Provide Just-In-Time Parts

A collaboration among several major aviation companies and a global software giant has proved that 3D printing can still yield a timely replacement under certain conditions and with the help of one of the latest digital innovations, blockchain. It showed...
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