Future of the Airline Industry 2035

Future of the Airline Industry 2035

The Future of the Airline Industry 2035 study commissioned by IATA’s Industry Affairs Committee aims to help airlines and other key aviation stakeholders anticipate the key risks and opportunities that their businesses could face between now and 2035. Carried out...
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Airlines Work to Meet the Approaching GADSS Deadline for Autonomous Tracking – 3 Things to Know

Airlines Work to Meet the Approaching GADSS Deadline for Autonomous Tracking – 3 Things to Know

It is not often that an aircraft disappears en-route to a destination, but unfortunately, it has occurred. To help avoid further events like these, the global aviation industry has come together, under the leadership of the International Civil Aviation Organiz...
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ACI Europe: Passenger traffic grew by +4.6% in August

ACI Europe: Passenger traffic grew by +4.6% in August

Brussels – European airport trade association ACI Europe released its traffic report for August 2018, during which average passenger traffic in geographical Europe expanded by +5.1% compared with the same month last year. While this slightly higher tha...
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Oman Air launches WhatsApp service to guests

Oman Air launches WhatsApp service to guests

Oman Air has introduced a new WhatsApp service which enables its guests to communicate instantly with airline staff via the popular app. Clients who opt for this service can now receive their booking confirmations, check-in notifications, boarding passes, flig...
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Pitot-Cover Checks Urged by ATSB Safety Advisory

Pitot-Cover Checks Urged by ATSB Safety Advisory

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), citing a July event in which the crew of an Airbus A330 took off from Brisbane Airport with covers still attached to the airplane’s pitot probes, has issued a safety advisory calling for “rigorous...
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Fatigue Crack Led to Propeller Separation

Fatigue Crack Led to Propeller Separation

An undetected fatigue crack led to a Saab 340 turboprop losing a propeller during a scheduled passenger flight in March 2017. The propeller that had separated from the General Electric CT7-9B engine was found four days later in a wooded...
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Using technology to cut disruption could double industry profit

Using technology to cut disruption could double industry profit

SITA CEO Barbara Dalibard believes technology can be used to dramatically cut disruption, which adds $25 billion a year to industry costs-a figure that is roughly equal to the industry’s annual profit margin. She said this could be achieved by...
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Investigator praises crew in propeller separation

Investigator praises crew in propeller separation

An undetected fatigue crack led to the separation of the right propeller from a Saab 340B over southwestern Sydney in March last year, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has found. The crew of the flight from Albury NSW noticed...
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Runway Safety Bill Signed Into Law After Near-Disasters at SFO

Runway Safety Bill Signed Into Law After Near-Disasters at SFO

An aviation bill was signed into law Friday that included four amendments geared toward preventing runway accidents following a series of close calls at San Francisco International Airport last year. The four amendments are: * Requiring the Federal Aviation Ad...
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How Singapore Air Made Its Ultra-Long-Haul Route to New York Viable Again

How Singapore Air Made Its Ultra-Long-Haul Route to New York Viable Again

Technological advancements make the Singapore-New York route much more cost-effective but what happens if oil breaks the $100-a-barrel mark? Long-haul flights half way across the globe are making a comeback even with oil prices close to their highest in four...
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