IATA REPORT FORECASTS DEMAND FOR AVIATION JOBS, INCREASED USE OF EXTERNAL TRAINING

IATA REPORT FORECASTS DEMAND FOR AVIATION JOBS, INCREASED USE OF EXTERNAL TRAINING

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has forecast significant growth in ground operations, customer service and cabin crew roles, as well as the increasing use of outside training providers to improve the quality of aviation training. “Job growth and demand...
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IT Issues Force London Gatwick Staff to Write Flight Details on Whiteboards

IT Issues Force London Gatwick Staff to Write Flight Details on Whiteboards

When IT problems struck London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) on Monday, airport officials rigged up an old school solution. After a technical issue caused departure screens to fail, LGW staffers took out whiteboards to jot down flight information for passengers. P...
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Air India Pilots Say 23% of Airline’s Fleet Grounded Due to Lack of Spares

Air India Pilots Say 23% of Airline’s Fleet Grounded Due to Lack of Spares

After questioning the safety of flights they are operating, the pilots association of Air India has claimed that almost 23% of the airline’s fleet is grounded for lack of spares. On August 10, of the total 72 aircraft in the...
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U.S. Sanctions May Ban Inbound Flights on Russian Carrier Aeroflot

U.S. Sanctions May Ban Inbound Flights on Russian Carrier Aeroflot

Political tension between the U.S. and Russia mounts, and this time Russia’s state-run carrier Aeroflot may feel the pinch. Aeroflot PJSC, Russia’s largest air carrier, plunged to an almost two-year low after the U.S threatened sanctions that could include...
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Passenger Demand Accelerates in June

Passenger Demand Accelerates in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year gro...
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Freight Growth Slowdown Continues In June

Freight Growth Slowdown Continues In June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.7% in June 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This continues the slowdown i...
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Final Report Inconclusive

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Final Report Inconclusive

A final investigative report issued by Malaysian civil aviation authorities provides no conclusive communications, navigation or surveillance-based evidence as to what caused the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Investigators claim tha...
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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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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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U.S. Airlines Hope to Charge Passengers More as Fuel Prices Climb

U.S. Airlines Hope to Charge Passengers More as Fuel Prices Climb

Airlines want to maximize profits by adding routes and airplanes. It’s what successful businesses do. It’s tough to unwind that sort of growth, but U.S. airlines are beginning to try. With oil prices up more than 50 percent since June...
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