How Aviation Taxes Are Letting The Airline Industry Down

How Aviation Taxes Are Letting The Airline Industry Down

When the idea of environmentally focused aviation taxes was first floated, airlines were largely in support of the idea. Recognizing something had to be done to drive forward sustainability goals, most saw this as an opportunity to work together with...
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Bluebox on enabling airlines to go app-free for free with wireless IFE

Bluebox on enabling airlines to go app-free for free with wireless IFE

Vistara’s passengers can still stream over the Vistara World-branded app. “It’s so important because [Vistara] is a full-service airline. And like most airlines, it is really hard to convince people to download the app. Reducing W-IFE usage hurdles will ...
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How A Jet Fuel Tax Would Impact European Airlines

How A Jet Fuel Tax Would Impact European Airlines

The European Commission could soon push for an EU-wide jet fuel tax. Jet fuel is currently exempt from fuel tax within the EU, but the ever-present issues of carbon emissions and climate change are making a potential jet fuel tax...
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Measuring strategic firm interaction in product-quality choices: The case of airline flight frequency

Measuring strategic firm interaction in product-quality choices: The case of airline flight frequency

This paper investigates strategic interaction among airlines in product-quality choices. Using an instrumental variables approach, the paper estimates flight-frequency reaction functions, which relate an airline׳s frequency on a route to its own characteris...
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Analysis of operational and mechanical anomalies in scheduled commercial flights using a logarithmic multivariate Gaussian model

Analysis of operational and mechanical anomalies in scheduled commercial flights using a logarithmic multivariate Gaussian model

Logarithmic multivariate Gaussian models are trained to evaluate the performance of aircrafts at different flight phases (takeoff, ascent, cruise, etc.) separately. For demonstration and validation, the developed model is applied to analyze performance anomali...
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Cabin Demands Are Becoming More Complex

Cabin Demands Are Becoming More Complex

Narrowbody cabin reconfigurations are often regarded as simpler and cheaper than they are for widebodies. Typical reasons are that narrowbodies are smaller, they are often used by low-cost carriers – which prioritize simplicity – and expensive, complicated...
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Is This The New Golden Age Of Aviation?

Is This The New Golden Age Of Aviation?

To assert that we are in a new golden age of air travel we should first define the first golden age. As we mention in a previous article, the golden age we are all most familiar with was characterized by...
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Boost for Efforts to Tackle Unruly Passengers as MP14 Set to Come into Force

Boost for Efforts to Tackle Unruly Passengers as MP14 Set to Come into Force

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020. MP14 enhances the capacity of states to curb the escalation in the severity and frequency of unruly behavior...
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Don’t Expect To See Large Electric Planes Until At Least 2040

Don’t Expect To See Large Electric Planes Until At Least 2040

When the opportunity was presented to hear whether large electric planes are a myth or reality, I knew I had to listen carefully. The topic of electric aircraft often leads to heated debate on Simple Flying, so I hoped this...
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