Civil aviation safety evaluation based on deep belief network and principal component analysis

Civil aviation safety evaluation based on deep belief network and principal component analysis

The prediction of serious flight incident rate for unsafe events is proposed on the basis of deep learning considering the characteristics of big data. Compared with the previous prediction based on historical accident data, The DBN (deep belief network) predicts...
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An optimisation framework for airline fleet maintenance scheduling with tail assignment considerations

An optimisation framework for airline fleet maintenance scheduling with tail assignment considerations

Given the large proportion of operating costs dedicated to aircraft maintenance, cooperation between airlines and their respective maintenance provider is paramount. The first formulation, the airline fleet maintenance scheduling (AMS) with violations, minimis...
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Airbus Defines Liquid Prohibited Zone in Cockpits of A350

Airbus Defines Liquid Prohibited Zone in Cockpits of A350

Following two un-commanded engine in-flight shut-downs caused by the inadvertent liquid spillage on the centre pedestal in the flight deck on Airbus A350 aircraft, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive...
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Sydney Airport – What Does The Next 20 Years Look Like?

Sydney Airport – What Does The Next 20 Years Look Like?

By 2040, Sydney Airport expects approximately 66 million people to be using the airport annually. This 51% increase in passenger numbers is happening even before the Western Sydney Airport’s opening in 2026. The split between international and domestic pass...
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FAA sees close alignment with international regulators on Max design changes

FAA sees close alignment with international regulators on Max design changes

  The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is confident that it can avoid a splintering of the design-change approval to the Boeing 737 Max by overseas regulators, but concedes the return to service is likely to be staggered globally. “On...
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An analysis of African airlines efficiency with two-stage TOPSIS and neural networks

An analysis of African airlines efficiency with two-stage TOPSIS and neural networks

This paper presents an efficiency assessment of African airlines, using the TOPSIS – Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to the Ideal Solution. In this research, TOPSIS is used first in a two-stage approach, in order to assess the relative...
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Evaluating airline efficiency: An application of Virtual Frontier Network SBM

Evaluating airline efficiency: An application of Virtual Frontier Network SBM

In this paper, airline efficiency is divided into three stages: Operations Stage, Services Stage and Sales Stage. The new three-stage strategic operating framework of airline efficiency is a modification of existing models. A new model, Virtual Frontier Networ...
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New Software Issue Found As Boeing 737 MAX Certification Flights Draw Near

New Software Issue Found As Boeing 737 MAX Certification Flights Draw Near

A new software issue has cropped up that could spell more trouble for Boeing. Does this mean the MAX will take even longer to return? According to sources who talked to Bloomberg, the problem involves an alert that is designed...
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Here’s How Airlines Use Social Media To Reduce The Impact of Travel Disruptions

Here’s How Airlines Use Social Media To Reduce The Impact of Travel Disruptions

When flights become disrupted, it’s the soft costs that airlines need to account for if they want to protect their image and retain their customers. In a world dominated by social media, it’s important that airlines do their all to...
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Could Boeing Build A 787X?

Could Boeing Build A 787X?

Recently, an interesting discussion started on the Simple Flying YouTube channel that Boeing could build the 787X to fill in the market gap left by the canceled Boeing 797. Let’s explore! Boeing is between a rock and a hard place. Its 737...
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