Global Bizav Utilization Moves Higher in 2018

Global Bizav Utilization Moves Higher in 2018

Global business aircraft utilization swung higher in the fourth quarter and all of 2018 without being affected by a slight drop in Part 91 flights, according to the Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI) Business Aviation Index released. Regions with the...
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One Big Jet Now Means One Big Headache for Emirates

One Big Jet Now Means One Big Headache for Emirates

Emirates may be about to deal a fatal blow to the world’s largest aircraft. Dubai’s national airline is considering switching 20 orders for Airbus SE A380 double-decker jets for the smaller A350 or new-engine variant of the A330, Benjamin Katz...
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Wasted runway contributed to overrun

Wasted runway contributed to overrun

The case of a Cessna 207 that overran an outback runway by one metre reinforces one of aviation’s oldest proverbs: nothing is more useless than runway behind you. The aircraft on a scenic flight was involved in a runway excursion...
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Boeing 747 loaded for future flight

Boeing 747 loaded for future flight

The 50th anniversary of the original ‘Jumbo Jet’ – Boeing 747 is an opportunity to reflect on the continuous improvement in air transport safety since 1969. It seems likely that Boeing 747s will keep flying for many years to come,...
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FlySafe 2019 forum set to improve aviation safety

FlySafe 2019 forum set to improve aviation safety

Airservices Australia, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will together discuss and explore a range of aviation safety issues with the aim of enhancing aviation safety during a full day forum at the...
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Helmet saved pilot’s head

Helmet saved pilot’s head

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is using his fortunate example to remind pilots carrying out aerial agricultural work of the importance of wearing a correctly fitting helmet to reduce the risk of a serious head injury after a Dromader...
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What’s Behind American’s Falling Customer Satisfaction Scores?

What’s Behind American’s Falling Customer Satisfaction Scores?

Many airline executives believe the most important driver of customer satisfaction is reliability. American Airlines hasn’t been pleased with its customer satisfaction scores, so it is trying to improve the basics of its operation. Collected and summarized f...
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Aeroflot Group traffic up 11% in 2018

Aeroflot Group traffic up 11% in 2018

Russia’s Aeroflot Group carried 55.7 million passengers in 2018, up 11% year-over-year (YOY). International traffic grew 9.7% to 24.7 million, while domestic traffic increased 12.3% to 31 million. Passenger load factor decreased 0.1 point to 82.7%. RPKs we...
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Vietnam Airlines to take 12 leased A321neos in 2019

Vietnam Airlines to take 12 leased A321neos in 2019

Vietnam Airlines is scheduled to receive 12 Airbus A321neos from lessor California-based Air Lease Corp. this year, boosting the carrier’s existing fleet of this type. The airline received the first of the 12 A321neos leased from ALC on Jan. 28. This is...
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United Makes Live TV and Movies Free on Some Flights

United Makes Live TV and Movies Free on Some Flights

United Continental Holdings Inc. is dropping the fee to watch DirecTV live television and films on jets equipped with the service. The change is a smart way to improve the airline’s customer service, which has taken a few hits over...
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