IATA Airline Business Confidence Survey – July 2018

IATA Airline Business Confidence Survey – July 2018

The results of the survey conducted in early-July, suggest that the squeeze on airline operating profit margins intensified during Q2 2018. This is consistent with increased reports of higher input costs, mainly reflecting developments in jet fuel prices. Many of our respondents...
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IATA finds ‘troubling’ figures on European ATC delays

IATA finds ‘troubling’ figures on European ATC delays

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has found what it calls ‘troubling’ figures on delays caused by the air traffic control (ATC) staff shortages and strikes affecting much of Europe this summer. The data shows that delays caused by ATC...
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Preparations for Secure Drone Integration in Airspace

Preparations for Secure Drone Integration in Airspace

The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) has recently announced the launch of the Nevada Drone Center of Excellence for Public Safety (NDCOE). The mission is to save lives and reduce air hazards from drone incursions by empowering a shared...
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Overheated Laptop Could Bring Down a Commercial Airplane, Says New Study

Overheated Laptop Could Bring Down a Commercial Airplane, Says New Study

A single personal electronic device that overheats and catches fire in checked luggage on an airliner can overpower the aircraft’s fire suppression system, potentially creating a fire that could rage uncontrolled, according to new government research. The re...
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TSA Mulls Proposal to End Security Screenings at Small Airports

TSA Mulls Proposal to End Security Screenings at Small Airports

The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. CNN reported that the Transportation Security Administration is considering whether to end passenger screening at ...
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Lufthansa Technik Develops Waterless Engine Wash Product

Lufthansa Technik Develops Waterless Engine Wash Product

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has developed a new engine wash procedure that will allow waterless washing of aircraft engines in any type of weather. Cyclean Dry Ice, which uses a mobile blasting system to shoot tiny dry ice pellets into an aircraft...
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JLG Introduces ClearSky Fleet Management System

JLG Introduces ClearSky Fleet Management System

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, recently released its ClearSky fleet management telematics solution. ClearSky combines multi-year service plans and several hardware opti...
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New Solar Powered Drone will Stay Airborne for Whole Year

New Solar Powered Drone will Stay Airborne for Whole Year

The PHASA-35 high-altitude, long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (HALE UAV) could stay airborne for a whole year using nothing but solar power. The project is a collaboration between BAE Systems and Prismatic. Test flights will take place next year and...
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Brisbane Airport extends technology partnership with SITA

Brisbane Airport extends technology partnership with SITA

Brisbane Airport has again selected SITA as its technology partner as the airport continues its growth and transformation plans. The new agreement will see SITA develop and extend the technology it provides for passenger, baggage and airport services to suppor...
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Seasonably flexible airspace management reduces fuel burn and saves CO2 emissions

Seasonably flexible airspace management reduces fuel burn and saves CO2 emissions

The airspace of the six FABEC States of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland is one of the busiest and most complex in the world. Almost 13,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and 4,200 tonnes of fuel have been...
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