New SITA research shows rising interest in AI and biometrics

New SITA research shows rising interest in AI and biometrics

Artificial intelligence (AI) and biometric technologies have emerged as key themes in the latest technology trends survey performed by aviation IT provider SITA. The 2018 research, which polled over 180 airline and airport IT executives, revealed that 84% of airlines...
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Delta Air Lines Sees Premium Profits

Delta Air Lines Sees Premium Profits

Travelers love to complain about how U.S. airlines spend major money upgrading premium classes while neglecting travelers who sit in regular coach seats. It’s not always accurate – most airlines have made improvements to coach in the past five years,.....
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ACI Europe: Passenger traffic grew by +4.6% in August

ACI Europe: Passenger traffic grew by +4.6% in August

Brussels – European airport trade association ACI Europe released its traffic report for August 2018, during which average passenger traffic in geographical Europe expanded by +5.1% compared with the same month last year. While this slightly higher tha...
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Three Market Forces That Require A&D OEMs to Have MRO Partners

Three Market Forces That Require A&D OEMs to Have MRO Partners

While aviation industry growth presents new opportunities for the A&D industry, it also creates many challenges. Technological innovations are rapidly changing the A&D industry landscape in many ways, from growth in air travel to increasing demand for ...
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Using technology to cut disruption could double industry profit

Using technology to cut disruption could double industry profit

SITA CEO Barbara Dalibard believes technology can be used to dramatically cut disruption, which adds $25 billion a year to industry costs-a figure that is roughly equal to the industry’s annual profit margin. She said this could be achieved by...
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MRO Costs May Differ Substantially For Leased Versus Owned Aircraft

MRO Costs May Differ Substantially For Leased Versus Owned Aircraft

Troubles at the end of an aircraft lease often stem from the different perspectives lessors and airlines have toward the leased aircraft. In setting maintenance policy for leased aircraft, an airline’s main priority is achieving a certain maintenance status ...
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Aeroflot confirms prestigious Skytrax 4-Star Airline rating

Aeroflot confirms prestigious Skytrax 4-Star Airline rating

Aeroflot has again been awarded a prestigious 4-Star Airline rating by Skytrax. The award is recognition of Aeroflot’s high level of customer service, in line with many of the world’s premium carriers and the vast majority of European carriers. The sta...
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JetBlue Cost-reduction Push Eyes Maintenance Savings

JetBlue Cost-reduction Push Eyes Maintenance Savings

Reducing maintenance expenses and making them more predictable are key parts of JetBlue’s long-term cost-cutting strategy, with several initiatives expected to help keep total annual unit-cost growth flat or slightly up in the next few years, the airli...
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EU Aviation Summit – amid calls for better social standards

EU Aviation Summit – amid calls for better social standards

Major European airlines, pilots and cabin crew organisations are joining forces to demand decent social standards and clear rules for the industry to abide by. The call comes when aviation stakeholders & decision-makers meet in Vienna for the high-level...
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3 Ways Chinese Millennials Are Transforming the Flight Experience

3 Ways Chinese Millennials Are Transforming the Flight Experience

As China’s millennials and Gen Z travelers continue to mature and increase their spending power, they will both further drive outbound tourism growth and set the trends of the Chinese market as a whole in the coming decades. Destinations obviously...
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