Rolls-Royce Reveals Blade Problems in Newest Engine

Rolls-Royce Reveals Blade Problems in Newest Engine

After many years of embarrassing durability problems with a series of Trent 1000 engines, the model’s newest iteration, The Trent 1000 TEN, was supposed to mark a clean break with mistakes of the past. Rolls-Royce is now testing an enhanced...
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Allegiant Air Launches Skywise Health Monitoring

Allegiant Air Launches Skywise Health Monitoring

Airbus took another step in its digital services journey to provide end-to-end maintenance services by launching Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM), which is designed to enable real-time management of aircraft events and troubleshooting. Norm Baker, Airbus senior...
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How airline service quality determines the quantity of repurchase intention – Mediate and moderate effects of brand quality and perceived value

How airline service quality determines the quantity of repurchase intention – Mediate and moderate effects of brand quality and perceived value

This study develops and empirically examines a mediation-moderation model of service quality that uniquely depicts China’s airline passengers’ perspectives as a central mechanism through which service is related to repurchase intention by perceived...
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An integrated flight scheduling and fleet assignment method based on a discrete choice model

An integrated flight scheduling and fleet assignment method based on a discrete choice model

In this study, we proposed two mixed integer programming models for the integrated flight scheduling and fleet assignment problem based on a passenger discrete choice model. There are three contributions in this study: First, a mixed integer programming model ...
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MAX Grounding’s Aftermarket Ramifications Hard To Gauge

MAX Grounding’s Aftermarket Ramifications Hard To Gauge

Regulators grounded the 376-aircraft MAX fleet last month after the second fatal 737 MAX 8 accident in less than five months. Procuring parts could be a problem as well. The unexpected removal of more than 400 new narrowbodies from the...
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Boeing’s 737 Production Drop Will Hurt Other Aerospace Companies

Boeing’s 737 Production Drop Will Hurt Other Aerospace Companies

Boeing Co.’s plan to cut its 737 jetliner production by 19 percent this year is expected to have negative spillover effects across the aerospace industry, from parts suppliers to engine makers and even airlines. The planemaker said it would cut...
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Unified Approach Needed For Workforce Development

Unified Approach Needed For Workforce Development

Airline MROs are making efforts to maintain a pipeline of technical talent by both attracting and retaining staff. In general, large airlines pay higher wages to mechanics, which means they have fewer problems filling positions than regional carriers or third-...
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Analysts See a Healthy Aftermarket Future, but Challenges Identified

Analysts See a Healthy Aftermarket Future, but Challenges Identified

Industry experts from CAVOK and AeroDynamic Advisory analyze the commercial MRO market at MRO Americas 2019. The commercial aftermarket’s positive state of health is tipped to continue for years to come, but analysts have warned factors such as access to...
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Big Data Pioneers Counsel Patience and Urgency

Big Data Pioneers Counsel Patience and Urgency

Increasingly attention is turning to how to realize the benefits of big data, and more importantly, how to overcome profound barriers to implementation such as culture, ambition and misunderstanding, according to a panel of analytic executives from manufacture...
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February passenger traffic up 5% in Europe

February passenger traffic up 5% in Europe

  European airport trade association, ACI Europe releases its traffic report for February 2019, during which average passenger traffic in geographical Europe grew by +5% compared with the same month last year – an improvement over the performance register...
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