Understanding Maneuvering Speed

Understanding Maneuvering Speed

The widely accepted definition of maneuvering speed (Va) is the speed at which an airplane will stall before exceeding its maximum load limit. Maneuvering speed has been masquerading as the magic speed to protect you from structural damage in turbulence....
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Airbus Shuts Down Production in Spain and France for Four Days

Airbus Shuts Down Production in Spain and France for Four Days

Airbus has announced it pauses production in France and Spain for the next four days to comply with new emergency measures introduced by the governments in order to fight the spread of the coronavirus in both countries. During these several...
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Airlines face ‘critical’ threat from coronavirus-related cash crunch, IATA says

Airlines face ‘critical’ threat from coronavirus-related cash crunch, IATA says

Airlines around the world are being pummeled by the coronavirus crisis, with many facing tough questions about their future as the cash needed to pay their bills runs low. Globally, IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac estimates that airlines will...
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Mar Flying domestic in Canada during the coronavirus pandemic

Mar Flying domestic in Canada during the coronavirus pandemic

Flying home yesterday from Vancouver to Toronto with my daughter and mother amid the coronavirus pandemic was an eerily smooth experience. Canada’s March Break had begun. Under normal circumstances, families flood into Canada’s airports to catch flights t...
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Coronavirus: US airlines were hit hard by 911, but they are now navigating uncharted territory as COVID-19 vaporises demand

Coronavirus: US airlines were hit hard by 911, but they are now navigating uncharted territory as COVID-19 vaporises demand

As the country’s largest airlines American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines navigate the effects of the ban, they are also likely being forced to examine their long term view of how they plan to rebound once the pandemic...
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Technical and environmental assessment of all-electric 180-passenger commercial aircraft

Technical and environmental assessment of all-electric 180-passenger commercial aircraft

Both programs are largely based on first-principles, enabling the design of aircraft with unusually short design ranges. A series of optimized 180-passenger aircraft based on the Airbus A320neo configuration are designed and evaluated at 200–1600 nmi desig...
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IATA: Air Cargo Must Not Be Restrained by Governments

IATA: Air Cargo Must Not Be Restrained by Governments

While more and more countries are closing their borders in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, air cargo must not be forgot and its activity must not be restrained by governments, IATA says. Even in light...
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Remarks of Alexandre de Juniac at the IATA Media Briefing on COVID-19

Remarks of Alexandre de Juniac at the IATA Media Briefing on COVID-19

Brian Pearce, our Chief Economist has explained the current situation that the global air transport industry finds itself in. The measures that governments have introduced to restrict travel are shrinking the size of passenger operations. In these extraordinar...
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Green hub-and-spoke network design for aviation industry

Green hub-and-spoke network design for aviation industry

In response to the rapid growth of environmental problems related to air transportation including emissions and noise, aviation authorities and industries have implemented stricter environmental regulations and targets in the early 2000s to encourage airlines ...
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Augmented and Virtual Reality for Inspection and Maintenance Processes in the Aviation Industry

Augmented and Virtual Reality for Inspection and Maintenance Processes in the Aviation Industry

Maturity of augmented and virtual reality devices has considerably grown recently. As processes in the aviation industry are error prone and time consuming, efforts are made to implement these technologies to support human workers during inspection and mainten...
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