Russia’s airlines enjoy collective 12.3 per cent traffic growth

Russia’s airlines enjoy collective 12.3 per cent traffic growth

Meanwhile, the top-five list of Russia’s largest airlines – still dominated by Aeroflot Group member airlines – has changed. Rossiya Airlines is another subsidiary of the Aeroflot Group and carried in excess of 3.7 million passengers between January and May,...
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Spirit Airlines debuts self-service bag drop system at McCarran International Airport

Spirit Airlines debuts self-service bag drop system at McCarran International Airport

Spirit Airlines has launched its first automated self-service bag drop system at McCarran International Airport (LAS). Located in the ticketing concourse of Terminal 1, the new bag drop system speeds up the check-in experience for travellers by allowing them t...
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China Eastern introduces RFID-tech in luggage tracking at Shanghai airports

China Eastern introduces RFID-tech in luggage tracking at Shanghai airports

Starting from July, China Eastern has put the radio frequency identification devices (RFID) in luggage tracking into operation at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The RFID-tech is among the most advanced luggag...
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Aviation must “transform or die”, states industry leaders

Aviation must “transform or die”, states industry leaders

Strong aspirations and inspiring opinions from global aviation leaders were shared and discussed to officially open the 29th ACI Europe Annual Congress. In the opening address of the 29th ACI Europe Annual Congress, four renowned figures reviewed the current s...
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Real MRO Unit Costs Dropped Significantly For U.S. Airlines In 2018

Real MRO Unit Costs Dropped Significantly For U.S. Airlines In 2018

Despite modest increases in average real mechanics’ pay, U.S. passenger carriers continued to reduce their real unit maintenance costs in 2018, according to FAA data summarized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Adjusted for general inflation, ave...
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Airport Security Lines Won’t Be Crazy Despite TSA Agents Being Redeployed to Border

Airport Security Lines Won’t Be Crazy Despite TSA Agents Being Redeployed to Border

While officials say the redeployment of TSA agents to the border has not had a significant effect on airport wait times thus far, the situation is a testament to the far-reaching effects of the U.S. border crisis. Collected and summarized...
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May Air Freight Volumes Remain Weak

May Air Freight Volumes Remain Weak

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.4% in May 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. Air cargo demand has...
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Pilot Fatigue: Can You Beat your Body Clock?

Pilot Fatigue: Can You Beat your Body Clock?

The new EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency ) study on “Effectiveness of Flight Time Limitation (FTL)” revealed that European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue. The study revealed the major shortcomings of flight tim...
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Investigating the moderating effects of multi group on safety performance: The case of civil aviation

Investigating the moderating effects of multi group on safety performance: The case of civil aviation

  The main purpose of this study is to analyze the moderating effects of the multi-group in the relationship safety management system (SMS) and human factors (HF) and civil aviation safety (CAS) performance and to highlight the impact of safety...
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Why ‘selfish’ air cargo must embrace sustainability

Why ‘selfish’ air cargo must embrace sustainability

IT IS impossible to accurately predict what the air cargo industry will look like in five years’ time. But what is highly predictable is that any real progress regarding transparency, digital transformation and environmental care will be minimal. Continuous ...
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