GAO finds fewer reports of involuntary denied boarding by US airlines

GAO finds fewer reports of involuntary denied boarding by US airlines

The GAO report looked at trends in both voluntary and involuntary denied boardings at airlines, and at passenger complaints submitted to the DOT from 2012 through 2018. The GAO also reviewed seven airlines’ overbooking and denied boarding policies: American Airlines,...
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Airbus Conducts Successful Tests in Pilotless Flights

Airbus Conducts Successful Tests in Pilotless Flights

The test aircraft A350-1000 achieved eight automatic takeoffs over a period of four and a half hours, due to new image recognition technology installed on the aircraft. According to Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer for Airbus, the Boeing disasters &...
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ICAO Reflects on 10 Years of Progress in the Aviation Industry

ICAO Reflects on 10 Years of Progress in the Aviation Industry

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently shared a few of their key milestones from 2010-2019 in an Uniting Aviation article, highlighting their major organization accomplishments that have shaped aviation regulation over the last 10 year...
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Was Donald Trump Right? Boeing 737 MAX Customer Wants Brand Dropped

Was Donald Trump Right? Boeing 737 MAX Customer Wants Brand Dropped

Air Lease, a large customer of the Boeing 737 MAX, wants the American manufacturer to scrap the aircraft’s branding. Rename the MAX The president suggested via Twitter that Boeing should drop the MAX name while adding new features to the aircraft....
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More than just an airline – AirAsia is increasingly shifting its focus to non-airline businesses as it journeys to travel and lifestyle platform

More than just an airline – AirAsia is increasingly shifting its focus to non-airline businesses as it journeys to travel and lifestyle platform

AirAsia, known as an innovator in the field, is focused on expanding its non-airline businesses with an aim to become a travel and lifestyle platform as well as an airline group. RedBeat Ventures, AirAsia’s digital arm, entered a share sale...
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Challenging the interline and codeshare legacy: Drivers and barriers for airline adoption of airport facilitated inter-airline network connectivity schemes

Challenging the interline and codeshare legacy: Drivers and barriers for airline adoption of airport facilitated inter-airline network connectivity schemes

Although the viability and future of airport-led transfer schemes that entail an airport-airline-co-operation is heavily dependent on airline participation, their role and what could promote or impede their adoption decision is generally absent from academic l...
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Review of Airline-within-Airline strategy: Case studies of the Singapore Airlines Group and Qantas Group

Review of Airline-within-Airline strategy: Case studies of the Singapore Airlines Group and Qantas Group

The response to this challenge and threat has been for legacy airlines to create an airline-within-airline (AWA). This study reviews prior literature regarding the hotel industry and multi-brand strategy, and also uses case studies to examine the evolution of ...
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Aerospace Analysts See Growing 737 MAX Costs For Boeing

Aerospace Analysts See Growing 737 MAX Costs For Boeing

Boeing stakeholders may find out more information about the costs of the 737 MAX fiasco during the company’s Jan. 29 report on 2019 financial results. In December, when Boeing announced the MAX production halt, Jefferies analysts Sheila Kahyaoglu and Greg...
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Delta Air Lines Adds Virtual Queuing to App

Delta Air Lines announced it would be adding virtual queuing on its Fly Delta app this week. Delta will continue using the same boarding order and associated colors, but travelers will now be able to tell when their seat is...
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Boeing Plans Next Steps For Ultra-Efficient Airliner Concept

Boeing Plans Next Steps For Ultra-Efficient Airliner Concept

Boeing will study the certification challenges of its Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) ultra-efficient airliner concept as part of a new phase of work following wind tunnel tests that prove the basic viability of the 737-class aircraft design for typical air...
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