Why Does The UAE Have Two Flag Carriers?

Why Does The UAE Have Two Flag Carriers?

Both Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and Dubai-based Emirates can legitimately claim to be flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates. This comes down to the unique geopolitical situation of the country. The United Arab Emirates is, as the name suggests, a federation...
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Cabins in Transition

Cabins in Transition

For all the snazzy new interior options offered on the latest generation of aircraft, the bread and butter of the cabin market for MRO providers is in refreshing the cabins of older aircraft, either for existing operators or for new...
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MTU Aero Engines Develop and Operate a Unique Engine Assembly System

MTU Aero Engines Develop and Operate a Unique Engine Assembly System

With the geared turbofan (GTF), Pratt & Whitney and MTU Aero  Engines are building the most eco-efficient propulsion system currently available in the marketplace. “To gear up for these engines, MTU has developed an innovative floor-based line assembly ...
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Parts Excluded From Imminent Airbus Tariffs

Parts Excluded From Imminent Airbus Tariffs

Recent approval from the World Trade Organization for the U.S. to impose tariffs on imports of Airbus aircraft in response to EU subsidies has prompted a howl of anguish from U.S. carriers with big orders, but the ruling’s effect on...
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Why Is The Percentage Of Women Pilots So Low?

Why Is The Percentage Of Women Pilots So Low?

Although every year, the number of female pilots keeps increasing, there still is a significant gap in the number of male and female pilots. 4.4% of pilots in the United States, according to a CAPA study, are women. Other major airlines,...
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IATA Launches Gender Diversity Campaign

IATA Launches Gender Diversity Campaign

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today launched the 25by2025Campaign-an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline industry by 2025. The 25by2025 Campaign is a voluntary commitment by participating IATA member air...
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Spirit Airlines’ On-Time arivals Plan Backfired When it Cut Corners

Spirit Airlines’ On-Time arivals Plan Backfired When it Cut Corners

Spirit Airlines will take a major cost hit later this year as it rejiggers operations to focus on reliability after a rough second quarter, the airline said in a statement. So this summer, Spirit did what most cost-conscious airlines try...
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Stronger Regulation of Powerful Airports Needed to Protect Consumers

Stronger Regulation of Powerful Airports Needed to Protect Consumers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive (ACD) which highlights the need to further strengthen the Directive to protect consumers. The Commission’s evaluation confirms that further p...
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IATA and ATA Join Forces to Implement CEIV Live Animals

IATA and ATA Join Forces to Implement CEIV Live Animals

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Animal Transport Association (ATA) have joined forces to encourage industry adoption of the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals). Handling and ...
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The Most Fascinating Part of the World for Airlines So Far This Year

The Most Fascinating Part of the World for Airlines So Far This Year

We took a hard look at how the first half of this year treated the airline industry in each region of the world. But if we had to pick a region of the world that was the most interesting in...
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