The Rise Of Long Haul Narrowbody Routes

The Rise Of Long Haul Narrowbody Routes

As we enter the new decade, it’s becoming increasingly common to see airlines operating narrowbody aircraft on long haul flights. In 2010, long-haul flights were very common and were mostly operated with widebody planes. Nicknamed the flying pencil for its...
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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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American confirms Jun-2020 return for Boeing 737 MAX, but overhang continues to plague Southwest, while non-operator Delta sees ‘some benefit’ from its grounding

American confirms Jun-2020 return for Boeing 737 MAX, but overhang continues to plague Southwest, while non-operator Delta sees ‘some benefit’ from its grounding

The uncertain return of the Boeing 737 MAX is one of the biggest overhang in the global aviation industry during 2020, and no one airline has felt the brunt of the ongoing flux than the type’s largest customer, Southwest Airlines....
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Etihad’s ‘eco-flight’ highlights the sustainability initiatives that could deliver road map for future air travel practices, both in the air and on the ground

Etihad’s ‘eco-flight’ highlights the sustainability initiatives that could deliver road map for future air travel practices, both in the air and on the ground

The flight was timed to coincide with the start of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, an annual event held in the UAE capital to highlight sustainable initiatives across a broad range of areas. The aircraft followed an optimised flight route facilitated...
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Flybe Reaches Rescue Deal with UK Government

Flybe Reaches Rescue Deal with UK Government

Flybe’s financial difficulties revived the longstanding debate on the need to reform the UK’s APD (airline passenger duty) system. In fact, the chief executive of the Airlines UK trade group asserted that Brexit creates the possibility to shelve or lower.....
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Cabin crew food safety training: A qualitative study

Cabin crew food safety training: A qualitative study

This study aims to explore the status of cabin crew food safety training in different airlines. Using the snowballing technique, 26 cabin crew managers, supervisors and trainers (from 20 international airlines) participated in in-depth, structured interviews...
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A method for emission allowances allocation in air transportation systems from a system-of-systems perspective

A method for emission allowances allocation in air transportation systems from a system-of-systems perspective

Market-based mechanisms, especially emission trading schemes, are proposed as a means to control system-wide aviation emissions. Although auctioning has gained some recent popularity, free allocation of emission allowances is still favored by many to incenti...
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US Government Committee Deems FAA Certification Process Safe

US Government Committee Deems FAA Certification Process Safe

Despite the recent release of damning documents, the committee described the FAA’s certification process as “rigorous, robust and overseen by engineers, inspectors, test pilots and managers committed to the primacy of safety”, noting that th...
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Text mining approach to explore dimensions of airline customer satisfaction using online customer reviews

Text mining approach to explore dimensions of airline customer satisfaction using online customer reviews

The airline industry operates in a highly competitive market, in which achieving and maintaining a high level of passenger satisfaction is seen as a key competitive advantage. This study presents a novel framework for measuring customer satisfaction in the air...
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The Most Expensive Airline Strikes of 2019

The Most Expensive Airline Strikes of 2019

As a result of a strike, airlines are liable for flight compensation. This strike cost the airline €137 million ($152,858,435.00). Even a rumor or a proposed strike can cost an airline millions. Alitalia had to cancel hundreds of flights during Italy’s...
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