Air traffic management performance assessment using flight inefficiency metrics

Air traffic management performance assessment using flight inefficiency metrics

Air traffic management has a fundamentally important role in reducing the environmental impacts of air transportation by reducing the inefficiencies in the paths flown by aircraft. The potential causes of flight inefficiency are discussed in this paper, followed by the...
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Theoretical framework of systems design for the air transportation system including an inherently quantitative philosophy of scenario development

Theoretical framework of systems design for the air transportation system including an inherently quantitative philosophy of scenario development

This paper provides an overview of an inherently quantitative scenario philosophy for systems analysis and innovative concept design in the context of the Air Transportation System (ATS). A general perspective of the ATS is visualized in an “atomic model” ...
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Can Blockchain Enhance Aviation Data Security

Can Blockchain Enhance Aviation Data Security

Security experts now believe that Blockchain has the potential to secure multiple processes and transactions across multiple processes across the aviation ecosystem. This digital ledger of transactions can record each time a part is installed or removed from a...
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Fallout From Coronavirus and 6 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Fallout From Coronavirus and 6 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism news, destinations that rely heavily on Chinese travelers like Thailand and Japan are feeling the pinch as China halts outbound tours in its struggle to contain the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Plus, Pakistan, which was once one...
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Kuala Lumpur Airport pilots facial recognition technology

Kuala Lumpur Airport pilots facial recognition technology

Malaysia Airlines has partnered with IT firm SITA to pilot facial recognition technology at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Known as the Single Token Journey concept, the technology provides single-identification verification for passengers at ...
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Aircraft turnaround and industrial actions: How ground handlers’ strikes affect airport airside operational efficiency

Aircraft turnaround and industrial actions: How ground handlers’ strikes affect airport airside operational efficiency

A discrete-event simulation model of both aircraft landing-and-takeoff (LTO) cycles and turnaround operations has been built by using AnyLogic. If the number of ground handler’s operators decreases, turnaround operations require more time to be performed...
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Why Are The Bottom Of Boeing 737 Engines Flat?

Why Are The Bottom Of Boeing 737 Engines Flat?

If you have ever looked at a Boeing 737 engine you might have noticed something odd. That the bottom circle of the engine casing flattens out instead of continuing the same circumference. There is a very special reason for this...
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Cabin crew food safety training: A qualitative study

Cabin crew food safety training: A qualitative study

This study aims to explore the status of cabin crew food safety training in different airlines. All respondents perceived cabin crew food safety/hygiene issues are important in relation to on-board food-handling, for example: “food safety is always an impo...
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Why Did Airbus Skip The A360 And A370 Names?

Why Did Airbus Skip The A360 And A370 Names?

If you have a look at the Airbus line up, you will notice some missing aircraft. Notably that there is no aircraft between the A350 and the A380, such as the A360 and A370. Why is this the case? There...
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