The impact of high-speed rail and low-cost carriers on European air passenger traffic

The impact of high-speed rail and low-cost carriers on European air passenger traffic

The expansion of high-speed passenger rail service is often argued as a potentially effective, lower-carbon substitute for intercity air travel. Previous studies on the impact of high-speed rail on air travel in Europe and Asia have primarily examined the impact...
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A method to evaluate the time of waiting for a late passenger

A method to evaluate the time of waiting for a late passenger

The paper presents the problem of searching for the right amount of time needed to wait for a passenger who is late for boarding a plane. This problem, although practically ignored by airline and handling agents’ operational manuals, is common...
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A Look At KLM’s Fifth Freedom Routes

A Look At KLM’s Fifth Freedom Routes

Executives from KLM were in Korea today to apologize for an incident that happened on board a flight to Seoul. Unfortunately, some passengers on board a recent flight were offended when a sign was posted only in Korean. The incident...
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Temporal topic modeling applied to aviation safety reports: A subject matter expert review

Temporal topic modeling applied to aviation safety reports: A subject matter expert review

The aviation safety reporting system database has seen many applications of topic modeling and natural language processing. The topics terms generated were presented to three subject matter experts, along with weighted topic narratives, and mean usage of each ...
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Airbus A330-800 Cleared to Fly: EASA and FAA Approved

Airbus A330-800 Cleared to Fly: EASA and FAA Approved

Airbus celebrates yet another milestone. The A330-800 was awarded joint type certification by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It took 370 flight test hours and a total of 132 flights, including the...
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Maintenance in aeronautics in an Industry 4.0 context: The role of Augmented Reality and Additive Manufacturing

Maintenance in aeronautics in an Industry 4.0 context: The role of Augmented Reality and Additive Manufacturing

The paper broadly addresses how Industry 4.0 program drivers will impact maintenance in aviation. The attention has been oriented towards Augmented Reality and Additive Manufacturing technologies, which can support maintenance tasks and spare parts production,...
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Which Airlines Are Suffering The Most From Coronavirus?

Which Airlines Are Suffering The Most From Coronavirus?

We have been reporting continuously on the numerous airlines suspending their operations to China since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. Recently the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) estimated that the entire outbreak could cost the i...
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United Pushes Boeing 737 MAX Return To Service To September

United Pushes Boeing 737 MAX Return To Service To September

United Airlines has announced that it won’t return its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into service until September 4th at the earliest. The Chicago-based firm shared that this move will give it more certainty within its operations. A United spokesperson informed...
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Modeling the selection of airline network structure in a competitive environment

Modeling the selection of airline network structure in a competitive environment

This paper deals with modeling the selection of airline network structures for airlines operating in a competitive environment. In order to capture interactions between competing airlines when choosing the structure of their networks, the effects of product di...
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Optimal aircraft scheduling and routing at a terminal control area during disturbances

Optimal aircraft scheduling and routing at a terminal control area during disturbances

This paper addresses the real-time problem of aircraft scheduling and routing in terminal control area. A main task of traffic controllers is to mitigate the effects of severe traffic disturbances on the day of operations in the Terminal Control Area...
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