New Airline Routes Are Worth Huge Amounts To Destinations

New Airline Routes Are Worth Huge Amounts To Destinations

It’s easy to overlook the massive economic impact that one airline route can have on the local destination. You might think that one airline bringing a couple of flights a week to a place can’t be that important. However, when...
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Reduced Crew Flights – Would Safety Be Compromised?

Reduced Crew Flights – Would Safety Be Compromised?

Over the years of aviation’s development, we’ve seen massive leaps in automation of various things, from the introduction of fly-by-wire to enhanced navigation and piloting aids. But how much automation is too much? At the recent IATA Wings of Change...
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Air Cargo Peak Season off to Slow Start, Annual Demand down 3.5% in October

Air Cargo Peak Season off to Slow Start, Annual Demand down 3.5% in October

Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 2.2% year-on-year in October 2019. Africa was the only region to record growth in air freight demand compared to October last year. Asia-Pacific airlines saw demand for air frei...
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Air New Zealand is trialling edible coffee cups on its flights and in its lounges in effort to reduce waste

Air New Zealand is trialling edible coffee cups on its flights and in its lounges in effort to reduce waste

Air New Zealand has confirmed that it is trialling the use of vanilla-flavoured, edible coffee cups on its flights and on the ground as one initiative in its plans to reduce unnecessary waste. The leakproof cups, that also double as...
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American Airlines’ app can now scan your passport

American Airlines’ app can now scan your passport

Passengers can now scan the data chip embedded in their passports using the built-in reader on iPhones or Android’s devices. American said it is the first airline to introduce the function on its app. “Mobile passport scanning removes a time-consuming...
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Ryanair to cut capacity, close bases on 737 MAX grounding

Ryanair to cut capacity, close bases on 737 MAX grounding

Irish LCC Ryanair is making cuts to its European network of bases as a result of the growing impact of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding. The airline plans to close bases at Stockholm Skavsta (Sweden) and Nuremberg (Germany) in summer 2020. “We regret...
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Symmetrical design of strategy-pairs for enplaning and deplaning an airplane

Symmetrical design of strategy-pairs for enplaning and deplaning an airplane

In this paper, we have proposed an integrated simulation model to study the enplaning and deplaning process, which are two main contributions to the airplane turn time. Three matched strategy-pairs have been studied. It was shown that the proposed windows-to-a...
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Air Transport Passengers’ Satisfaction: an Ordered Logit Model

Air Transport Passengers’ Satisfaction: an Ordered Logit Model

In this work, we want to propose a tool for measuring airport service quality starting from the judgements expressed by passengers about some service aspects. The data supporting the work refer to the services offered by the Lamezia Terme airport,...
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Device Manager

Device Manager

Fresh off some major additions to its engine maintenance capabilities, Abu Dhabi-based Sanad Aerotech has revealed plans to advance its digitalization and automization. For example, Lufthansa Technik – writing in Engine Yearbook 2020 – has highlighted th...
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Good News for Airport Passengers

Good News for Airport Passengers

New technologies being tested by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) could speed up screenings and shorten waiting time at the security lines. Jose Bonilla, the director of TSA’s Innovation Task Force, told cbsnews.com that they are trying ...
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