Reduced Crew Flights – Would Safety Be Compromised?

Reduced Crew Flights – Would Safety Be Compromised?

Over the years of aviation’s development, we’ve seen massive leaps in automation of various things, from the introduction of fly-by-wire to enhanced navigation and piloting aids. But how much automation is too much? At the recent IATA Wings of Change...
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Airbus Increases A350-1000 Maximum Seating Capacity to 480

Airbus Increases A350-1000 Maximum Seating Capacity to 480

Airbus has been cleared by EASA to increase its A350-1000 maximum seating capacity from 440 up to 480 through the installation of modified Type A+ exit. The permission to develop a new emergency exit system with a dual-lane evacuation slide on...
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Heavy storms snarling travel, leaving thousands affected across the US

Heavy storms snarling travel, leaving thousands affected across the US

Travelers across the country faced disruptions as storms pummeled both coasts during the busy post-Thanksgiving travel window days of travel. FlightAware’s Misery Map shows airports throughout the east suffering heavy delays and cancellations as noon ET on...
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How A Jet Fuel Tax Would Impact European Airlines

How A Jet Fuel Tax Would Impact European Airlines

The European Commission could soon push for an EU-wide jet fuel tax. Jet fuel is currently exempt from fuel tax within the EU, but the ever-present issues of carbon emissions and climate change are making a potential jet fuel tax...
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Good News for Airport Passengers

Good News for Airport Passengers

New technologies being tested by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) could speed up screenings and shorten waiting time at the security lines. Jose Bonilla, the director of TSA’s Innovation Task Force, told cbsnews.com that they are trying ...
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Frost & Sullivan: Data Analytics Can Attack MRO Waste

Frost & Sullivan: Data Analytics Can Attack MRO Waste

How much could data analytics really reduce airline costs, especially MRO costs? Technical operations, or MRO, comes second with about $26 billion in waste. Flight operations, including excess fuel use, accounts for the other $12 billion in unnecessary costs. ...
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Boost for Efforts to Tackle Unruly Passengers as MP14 Set to Come into Force

Boost for Efforts to Tackle Unruly Passengers as MP14 Set to Come into Force

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020. MP14 enhances the capacity of states to curb the escalation in the severity and frequency of unruly behavior...
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Whoopsie! Why airplanes sometimes tilt up on the ground

Whoopsie! Why airplanes sometimes tilt up on the ground

Airplanes should not do this. In the clip above, a Delta Airlines Boeing 737 tilts backward on its tail while parked at the gate. This slow-motion lift-off at the gate, no doubt to the shock of the ground operations team...
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ATSB CALLS ON INDONESIA AIRASIA TO REVIEW SAFETY BRIEFING

ATSB CALLS ON INDONESIA AIRASIA TO REVIEW SAFETY BRIEFING

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has called on AirAsia Indonesia to review its pre-flight briefing and safety information card after unfamiliarity with the oxygen masks caused passenger confusion on a recent flight. The captain then informed the 1...
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Senator Schumer Pressures Airlines to Keep Families Together

Senator Schumer Pressures Airlines to Keep Families Together

Sen. Charles Schumer, a longtime thorn in the side of the aviation industry, is on the warpath against airlines. This time, Schumer (D-NY) wants carriers to stop separating parents and their children when seated for flights, he wrote on Sunday....
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