Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

With global passenger numbers forecast to almost double to 7.8 billion by 2036, runways, airports, and even airspace could rapidly become too crowded to cope. In Asia, which will contribute more than half of the extra flyers, many terminals are...
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SkyTeam Develops New Technology Delivering Increased Seamlessness for Customers

SkyTeam Develops New Technology Delivering Increased Seamlessness for Customers

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has reached a milestone in the development of advanced technology enhancing its current tech hub with new functionalities. Unique to SkyTeam and known as the SkyLink Digital Spine, the new functionality is intended to grad...
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Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Weak and unprofitable airlines can muddle along when fuel doesn’t cost much, but it’s a very different story when the price starts to rise. The rising cost of fuel will eat into profits “significantly” from next year. The International Air...
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Passenger Demand Growth Slows in April

Passenger Demand Growth Slows in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April 2018 showing that demand (RPKs) rose by 6.2% compared to April 2017, which was down from a 12-month high of 9.7% in March. April capacity (ASKs) increased...
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Air Freight Growth Recovers Slightly in April, Up 4.1%

Air Freight Growth Recovers Slightly in April, Up 4.1%

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand rose 4.1% in April 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was up from the 1.8% growth in annual demand recorded...
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Rising Fuel Prices Could Trigger Retirement Jump

Rising Fuel Prices Could Trigger Retirement Jump

Rising fuel prices may ground some older aircraft if airlines cut capacity, but most are putting off the decisions until after the peak summer season. This bodes well for the aftermarket, which has seen a jump in spending on older,...
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Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – April 2018

Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – April 2018

Preliminary traffic figures for the month of April released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed growth in international air passenger and air cargo demand progressed at an encouraging pace, driven by further expansions in global service a...
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Airlines Faced with Critical Decision Making as Jet Fuel Prices Rise

Airlines Faced with Critical Decision Making as Jet Fuel Prices Rise

In 2018 alone jet fuel prices have risen 15 percent, while over the last twelve months they have risen by approximately 60 percent. With fuel coming second only to wages as an airline’s greatest outgoing, a period of critical planning...
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Airborne experiment reads pilot minds

The prospect of an aircraft that reads its pilots’ thoughts is a little closer after a French/American research team measured the brain activity of pilots in real-time using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Their results were published this wee...
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Weather information for pilots: catching up

Weather information for pilots: catching up

Airlines are trying to win over passengers’ hearts with a wide-range of in-flight entertainment, including wi-fi, multimedia and streaming perks. In shrill contrast, behind the cockpit door, multimedia, real-time data & state of the art technologies are ...
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