Characterization of In-Flight Medical Events Involving Children on Commercial Airline Flights

Characterization of In-Flight Medical Events Involving Children on Commercial Airline Flights

Study objective More than 4 billion passengers travel on commercial airline flights yearly. Although in-flight medical events involving adult passengers have been well characterized, data describing those affecting children are lacking. This study seeks to characterize pediatric in-flight medical events...
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The potential impacts of Emissions Trading Scheme and biofuel options to carbon emissions of U.S. airlines

The potential impacts of Emissions Trading Scheme and biofuel options to carbon emissions of U.S. airlines

To reduce carbon emissions, the European Union has implemented the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) since 2012 for intra-European commercial flights. In response, airlines have explored various means, including sustainable jet fuels. This article investigates ho...
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The impact of the EU-ETS on the aviation sector: Competitive effects of abatement efforts by airlines

The impact of the EU-ETS on the aviation sector: Competitive effects of abatement efforts by airlines

In the next few years, it is estimated that the aviation sector will account for more than 15% of total GHG emissions against the current 5%. In order to curb emissions and, considering the rapid growth of this industry Directive...
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Airline efficiency measures using a Dynamic Epsilon-Based Measure model

Airline efficiency measures using a Dynamic Epsilon-Based Measure model

In this paper, we focus on measuring airline dynamic efficiency. Number of Employees and Aviation Kerosene are chosen as the inputs. Revenue Tonne Kilometers, Revenue Passenger Kilometers and Total Revenue are the outputs. Capital Stock is selected as the dyna...
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Biometric passports, digital ID initiatives in Africa and contactless tech top this week’s biometrics news

Biometric passports, digital ID initiatives in Africa and contactless tech top this week’s biometrics news

The spread of biometrics systems in Africa in the public and private sector, in particular in Nigeria. Airport identity systems were also prominent in industry news, and our series of feature articles providing a deep-dive into pressing issues for the...
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Latin America Yet To Feel The Impact Of Coronavirus On Connectivity

Aviation worldwide is facing one of the toughest health crises of the century. Still, Latin America has yet to feel the impact of coronavirus on connectivity. In fact, only a few airlines have reduced their capacity on flights to Asia...
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Lufthansa Group to cut capacity in half

Lufthansa Group to cut capacity in half

Lufthansa Group has confirmed it will reduce flight capacity further than previously planned. The company – which operates Austrian Airlines, Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings alongside the German flag-carrier – said last week it had expected to cut...
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EASA Certifies ClearVision with Head-wearable Display

EASA Certifies ClearVision with Head-wearable Display

Universal Avionics Systems has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency certification for its ClearVision enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) with SkyLens head-wearable display, the first time that a head-wearable display has been certified for civil av...
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IATA Updates COVID-19 Financial Impacts -Relief Measures Needed-

IATA Updates COVID-19 Financial Impacts -Relief Measures Needed-

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) updated its analysis of the financial impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency on the global air transport industry. IATA now sees 2020 global revenue losses for the passenger busines...
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Will Airbus Manage To Increase A320neo Production In 2020?

Will Airbus Manage To Increase A320neo Production In 2020?

The European planemaker was able to produce 551 A320neo family aircraft for 2019 – a huge leap from 386 in 2018. However, the coronavirus outbreak might throw a wrench into the works and stop the swift momentum the company had....
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