Aircraft Inspection 10-Times Faster than Current Methods

Aircraft Inspection 10-Times Faster than Current Methods

Drones have been playing a growing role in these inspection missions. Donecle offers a solution to inspect aircraft 10 times faster than current inspections methods. LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline in South America, will use Donecle’s automated drone solution...
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What Are Open Skies Agreements And Why Should I Care?

What Are Open Skies Agreements And Why Should I Care?

Reports that the Trump administration is considering withdrawing the United States from certain Open Skies agreements have made headline news in recent months. The treaty in question came into force in 2002, and currently has 34 signatories. But what are...
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Use of a nominal group technique in the exploration of safety hazards arising from the outsourcing of aircraft maintenance

Use of a nominal group technique in the exploration of safety hazards arising from the outsourcing of aircraft maintenance

Airlines today focus on their core competencies and resort to external resources, e.g. outsourcing, for operations that fall beyond the scope of these core competencies. Aircraft maintenance is one of the primary services outsourced by airlines. Aircraft maint...
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Turning Dots and Data into Decisions That Tackle Airport Congestion

Turning Dots and Data into Decisions That Tackle Airport Congestion

Five quick wins for improving airport queue, occupancy and flow efficiency Airport queues – nobody likes them, least of all passengers who are running late. Fortunately, with regulators across the world increasingly stipulating the use of queue measurement s...
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Network geographies and financial performances in low-cost carrier versus network carrier competition: The case of Norwegian versus SAS

Network geographies and financial performances in low-cost carrier versus network carrier competition: The case of Norwegian versus SAS

This paper sheds further light on the competitive dynamics between low-cost carriers and network carriers through a case study of the network developments and financial performance of the low-cost carrier Norwegian and the network carrier SAS. The case study i...
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How do passengers react to airlines’ overbooking strategies? Evidence from the US airlines

How do passengers react to airlines’ overbooking strategies? Evidence from the US airlines

We examine how passengers react to carriers’ various overbooking strategies by exploiting the fact that in 2011, Delta launched a bidding system that encourages passengers on an overbooked flight to give up their reserved seats voluntarily. To examine whethe...
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Effectiveness of a vacuum lifting system in reducing spinal load during airline baggage handling

Effectiveness of a vacuum lifting system in reducing spinal load during airline baggage handling

Information on spinal loading for using lift assist systems for airport baggage handling is lacking. We conducted a laboratory study to evaluate a vacuum lift system for reducing lumbar spinal loads during baggage loading/unloading tasks. Ten subjects performe...
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In-flight services -not ticket prices- boost passenger satisfaction on international flights, J.D. Power finds

In-flight services -not ticket prices- boost passenger satisfaction on international flights, J.D. Power finds

Great food -the spicier the better- plus good customer service and a positive track record are the primary drivers of passenger satisfaction on international airline flights. The Airline International Destination Satisfaction Study is a new syndicated study th...
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New year, new sustainable goals in commercial aviation

New year, new sustainable goals in commercial aviation

If 2019 was the year of “Flight Shame”, 2020 may just be the year of “Flight Redemption” as airlines big and small roll out (or at least, publicize) new sustainable initiatives aimed at either reducing carbon emissions, minimizing onboard waste, incre...
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Alaska Airlines Apologizes for ‘Awful Holiday Travel Experience’

Alaska Airlines Apologizes for ‘Awful Holiday Travel Experience’

Friday, December 20, 2019 was not a great day for Seattle-based Alaska Airlines. Alaska hadn’t counted on an unusual number of its baggage handlers calling in sick on December 20. The airline said that the unanticipated volume of employees calling out sic...
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