BOEING ROLLS OUT SAFETY INITIATIVES IN RESPONSE TO REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS

BOEING ROLLS OUT SAFETY INITIATIVES IN RESPONSE TO REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS

Muilenburg said the new product and services safety organisation would unify safety-related responsibilities that were currently managed by teams across several Boeing businesses and operating units. It will be led by vice president of product and services safety Beth Pasztor,...
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FAA Will Test If US Airline Seats Are Too Small for Safe Evacuation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will conduct evacuation tests to determine whether airline seats are too cramped to sufficiently evacuate passengers in the event of an emergency this fall. Today, seat pitch on some low-cost carriers is as tight as ...
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Market structure and product quality: A study of the 2002 Japanese airline merger

Market structure and product quality: A study of the 2002 Japanese airline merger

This study examines the economic consequences of a horizontal merger between Japanese airlines that took place in 2002, with particular emphasis on quality responses to the airline merger. Welfare effects of the merger are positive, but vary by market structur...
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Are passengers compensated for incurring an airport layover? Estimating the value of layover time in the U.S. airline industry

Are passengers compensated for incurring an airport layover? Estimating the value of layover time in the U.S. airline industry

An airline is able to reduce a passenger’s layover time by narrowing the gap between flights at the connecting airport. This paper finds that passengers are compensated with a fare that is $42.74-$47.60 cheaper per hour of layover time. Utilizing publis...
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FAA Prepping Inspection Order For High-Time Boeing 737NGs

FAA Prepping Inspection Order For High-Time Boeing 737NGs

The FAA is working with Boeing to finalize an inspection order on higher-time 737NGs after cracks were discovered in fuselage frames and related parts on three 737-800s being converted to freighters. The directive is expected to require inspections withi...
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Cathay Pacific Now Serves Vegan Pork On In Flight Menus

Cathay Pacific Now Serves Vegan Pork On In Flight Menus

Cathay Pacific is partnering with Green Monday in order to provide the new vegan pork meals. From October, business class travelers on long-haul Cathay Pacific flights departing from Hong Kong will be able to order Omnipork Bolognese with Garganelli Pasta. I...
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The Future Of Paying For Airline Tickets – An Interview With CellPoint Digital

The Future Of Paying For Airline Tickets – An Interview With CellPoint Digital

The recent move by Southwest Airlines to introduce Apple Pay for tickets and ancillary services has widely been regarded as a benchmark of modern times. With many customers almost expecting to be able to use their favorite payment method, It’s...
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Airline Introduces Seat Mapping Tool to Show Where Babies Are Sitting On Plane

Airline Introduces Seat Mapping Tool to Show Where Babies Are Sitting On Plane

Japan Airlines has introduced a new tool in its booking system that many passengers may use. It’s a mapping tool that shows passengers where on the plane young children will be sitting, CNBC reported. During the seat selection process, customers...
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Airlines Adding More Buffer Time to Flights, Analysis Shows

Airlines Adding More Buffer Time to Flights, Analysis Shows

Schedule padding – a common strategy among airlines trying to avoid unhappy customers – has grown over the past 10 years, according to a GateHouse Media analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation data. That means airlines have been giving themse...
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Swissport Introduces Self Check-In for Air Freight

Swissport Introduces Self Check-In for Air Freight

Swissport’s cargo business at Brussels Airport was the front runner, followed by Amsterdam Airport in rolling out the new service, which Swissport will roll out across all core cargo stations within the next 24 months. Swissport has launched a global...
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