ALL 233 ON BOARD SURVIVE URAL AIRLINES EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER BIRD STRIKE

ALL 233 ON BOARD SURVIVE URAL AIRLINES EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER BIRD STRIKE

The aircraft sustained substantial damage”. All 155 passengers and crew were rescued. “Russia’s Ministry of Transport reported the aircraft suffered a bird strike into both engines while flying through a flock of sea gulls and landed in a field more...
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Solid Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor in June

Solid Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 5.0% compared to June 2018. This was up slightly from the 4.7% year-over-...
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Air Freight in Decline for Eighth Consecutive Month

Air Freight in Decline for Eighth Consecutive Month

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.8% in June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the eighth consecu...
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Airlines and airports turn to new technologies to help improve accessibility

Airlines and airports turn to new technologies to help improve accessibility

Technological advancements are helping to bring about a much-needed change in the way airlines and airports assist travellers with additional needs. Airports can be challenging and complex environments for anyone, especially for passengers with reduced mobilit...
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Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – June 2019

Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – June 2019

Preliminary traffic figures for the month of June released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) revealed that international air passenger demand continued to grow at a moderate pace, driven by widespread availability of affordable air fares...
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WATS: 4.4bn traveled by air in 2018

WATS: 4.4bn traveled by air in 2018

The latest World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show that 4.4 billion passengers traveled by air in 2018. Released on 31 July, the statistics also found that the air transport industry recorded a record....
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Factors contributing to the risk of airline pilot fatigue

Factors contributing to the risk of airline pilot fatigue

Fatigue is important in the aviation field because it affects many people’s safety. The purpose of this study is to identify factors that affect airline pilot fatigue. This study proposes a fatigue model for airline pilots. Fatigue is classified into...
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Machine learning approach to predict aircraft boarding

Machine learning approach to predict aircraft boarding

Since no operational data of the specific passenger behavior is available, we used a reliable, validated boarding simulation environment to provide data about the aircraft boarding events. First predictions show that uni-variate input (seat load progress) prod...
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Robots to aid passengers checking in luggage at Dallas Fort Worth

Robots to aid passengers checking in luggage at Dallas Fort Worth

Travellers at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) may soon hand their checked bags to a robot rather than a baggage attendant. The airport is testing autonomous robot vehicles in its international terminal to assist passengers who recheck bags after....
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Group captain

Group captain

Richard de Crespigny never achieved his youthful ambition to be a fighter pilot. De Crespigny was pilot-in-command of what became a five-person crew by result of circumstance. When the captain makes a decision people should not be surprised by what...
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