Southwest cancels 737 Max flights until 2020

Southwest cancels 737 Max flights until 2020

Southwest Airlines has extended flight cancellations caused by the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max until 5 January 2020. Southwest says that by removing the Max from service, it can limit last-minute flight cancellations and allow customers to make alternative...
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Evaluating air carrier fuel efficiency in the US airline industry

Evaluating air carrier fuel efficiency in the US airline industry

In this paper, we have investigated the fuel efficiency of 15 US large jet operators in 2010 using ratio-based, deterministic and stochastic frontier approaches. The ratio-based method, measuring fuel consumption per unit mobility output, has been popular for ...
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Leasing and profitability: Empirical evidence from the airline industry

Leasing and profitability: Empirical evidence from the airline industry

This paper examines whether the use of operating leases significantly improves airlines financial performance by empirically analyzing a representative sample of airlines capturing approximately 75% of the total industry revenues over the period 1996–2011.We...
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New Japan Airlines Safety Video Shows Consequence Of Ignoring Instructions

New Japan Airlines Safety Video Shows Consequence Of Ignoring Instructions

Japan Airlines (JAL) is launching a new safety video that shows off what happens when passengers ignore emergency instructions in somewhat graphic detail. Japan Airlines has released a new safety video for all of its aircraft to brief passengers on potential...
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More Airlines Restrict MacBook Pros in Checked Luggage

More Airlines Restrict MacBook Pros in Checked Luggage

Restrictions on MacBook Pro laptops on flights spread, with Qantas Airways Ltd. barring some models from checked-in luggage on concern that batteries could catch fire. The models in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold from September 2015 to February...
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Brexit Raises Big Customs, Stocking Decisions

Brexit Raises Big Customs, Stocking Decisions

Many of the obvious problems with a hard or no-deal Brexit for aviation aftermarkets have been addressed by regulators during the long march to the UK’s departure from the EU. Schmid predicts that the UK’s regulatory regime after Brexit will...
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The ABCs of the Future of Business Aviation

The ABCs of the Future of Business Aviation

The key is that AI should help to work out logical decision-making, where the human element will always play an important role. In terms of business aviation, one opportunity lies in developing applications that help with creating invisible borders for...
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Lufthansa launches carbon offsetting platform

Lufthansa launches carbon offsetting platform

Lufthansa Group has launched a “sustainability platform” that allows travellers to track and offset their individual carbon footprint with the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel. Travellers willing to pay the surcharge can use it to cover their individu...
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American Airlines Launches Biometric Boarding Process for DFW Passengers

American Airlines Launches Biometric Boarding Process for DFW Passengers

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Why 2019 will be ‘negative’ for global air cargo

Why 2019 will be ‘negative’ for global air cargo

GLOBAL air cargo throughput at international airports continues to languish in the doldrums, with volumes tumbling by 5.1 per cent in June, warns the Airports Council International (ACI) World trade association. Total freight volumes declined by 3.2 per cent i...
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