How Automated Scheduling Can Reinforce Airline Productivity

How Automated Scheduling Can Reinforce Airline Productivity

Piedmont’s use of rostering software has eliminated bottlenecks and has improved turnaround efficiency. There were two drivers for automating crew scheduling and shift swaps at Piedmont. First, the airline wanted to consistently manage schedules for ground staff. And, second, Piedmont...
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You can book United flights now and pay later, but should you?

You can book United flights now and pay later, but should you?

United Airlines is now offering travelers the option to book flights now and pay later with the travel finance service, Uplift. The service’s main focus is making travel more attainable for some by offering monthly payment options when purchasing flights....
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Lufthansa And SWISS Introduce “Climate Neutral” Fuel Option

Lufthansa And SWISS Introduce “Climate Neutral” Fuel Option

Lufthansa and SWISS are looking to help passengers to offset their CO2 emissions by purchasing sustainable air fuels. 326.33 tonnes of CO2 have so far been offset through the programs reforestation option. This compares to just 59.78 tonnes offset via...
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Eurocontrol tests wake turbulence separation plan

Eurocontrol tests wake turbulence separation plan

A secondary runway aiming point (SRAP) is therefore created. Sessions were organized for 12 two-pilot crews, each flying 14 simulated approaches at Germany’s Munich Airport. In a first variant of the concept, all lights were illuminated, meaning threshold an...
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Interoperability, a key element in the seamless passenger journey

Interoperability, a key element in the seamless passenger journey

Biometrics may be the answer, with its potential to help streamline passenger flow with unrivalled accuracy, says Emmanuel Wang, VP of border control and passenger flow facilitation, IDEMIA. At the start of every journey, passengers have to enroll themselves ...
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Scheduled block time setting and on-time performance of U.S. and Chinese airlines—A comparative analysis

Scheduled block time setting and on-time performance of U.S. and Chinese airlines—A comparative analysis

Scheduled block time (SBT) is the duration between scheduled departure time and scheduled arrival time of a given flight. SBTs have a significant impact on airline operations and performance, and airlines consider various factors in setting them. Recent studie...
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Airline schedule and network competitiveness: A consumer-centric approach for business travel

Airline schedule and network competitiveness: A consumer-centric approach for business travel

The aim of this paper is to undertake a comparative analysis of the competitiveness of airline schedules and networks from a business traveller perspective with a particular focus on Europe and travel to and from this continent. A unique and...
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Rolls-Royce Adding More Engine Overhaul Capacity

Rolls-Royce Adding More Engine Overhaul Capacity

Rolls-Royce has confirmed several changes to its global aftermarket network. Its Rolls-Royce Deutschland site in Dahlewitz, Germany is to transition into a services hub with capability for widebody engine overhauls with the site set to service Trent 700 engine...
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What’s Hot In Airline Avionics Upgrades

What’s Hot In Airline Avionics Upgrades

Upgrades tend to be specific to the needs of each carrier and depend on the age and type of aircraft. They also reflect national regulators’ decisions on which avionics equipment will be rewarded with eased operational rules for specific aircraft...
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Airbus Struggles to Keep Up With Surge in Demand for Its Single-Aisle Jet

Airbus Struggles to Keep Up With Surge in Demand for Its Single-Aisle Jet

The months-long grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has undoubtedly been an opportunity for rival Airbus. But the European aviation giant is struggling to keep up with demand for its single-aisle jets. Airbus SE cut its full-year delivery target and...
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