Global Bizav Utilization Moves Higher in 2018

Global Bizav Utilization Moves Higher in 2018

Global business aircraft utilization swung higher in the fourth quarter and all of 2018 without being affected by a slight drop in Part 91 flights, according to the Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI) Business Aviation Index released. Regions with the...
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One Big Jet Now Means One Big Headache for Emirates

One Big Jet Now Means One Big Headache for Emirates

Emirates may be about to deal a fatal blow to the world’s largest aircraft. Dubai’s national airline is considering switching 20 orders for Airbus SE A380 double-decker jets for the smaller A350 or new-engine variant of the A330, Benjamin Katz...
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What’s Behind American’s Falling Customer Satisfaction Scores?

What’s Behind American’s Falling Customer Satisfaction Scores?

Many airline executives believe the most important driver of customer satisfaction is reliability. American Airlines hasn’t been pleased with its customer satisfaction scores, so it is trying to improve the basics of its operation. Collected and summarized f...
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Aeroflot Group traffic up 11% in 2018

Aeroflot Group traffic up 11% in 2018

Russia’s Aeroflot Group carried 55.7 million passengers in 2018, up 11% year-over-year (YOY). International traffic grew 9.7% to 24.7 million, while domestic traffic increased 12.3% to 31 million. Passenger load factor decreased 0.1 point to 82.7%. RPKs we...
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Vietnam Airlines to take 12 leased A321neos in 2019

Vietnam Airlines to take 12 leased A321neos in 2019

Vietnam Airlines is scheduled to receive 12 Airbus A321neos from lessor California-based Air Lease Corp. this year, boosting the carrier’s existing fleet of this type. The airline received the first of the 12 A321neos leased from ALC on Jan. 28. This is...
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Asia Pacific Airlines Record Encouraging Growth in 2018

Asia Pacific Airlines Record Encouraging Growth in 2018

Preliminary traffic figures for the full calendar year 2018 released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed solid growth in international air passenger demand, with continued expansion in the global economy lending support to business ...
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Honeywell And Pipistrel Collaborate On Aircraft Technologies For Urban Air Mobility

Honeywell And Pipistrel Collaborate On Aircraft Technologies For Urban Air Mobility

Honeywell and Pipistrel have signed a memorandum of understanding that will bring both companies together to explore and develop solutions for the urban air mobility market. The companies will integrate Honeywell avionics, navigation, flight control systems, c...
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Aviation Connectivity Is Catching Up To Consumer Levels

Aviation Connectivity Is Catching Up To Consumer Levels

Inflight connectivity is set to be one of the most transformative technologies for airline passengers and crew alike in the next few years. As increasing numbers of carriers sign up to high-speed internet services, their customers finally can expect an...
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Aviation Complications Likely Spurred Move to Reopen U.S. Government

Aviation Complications Likely Spurred Move to Reopen U.S. Government

Let’s say the aviation industry hadn’t been affected by the government shutdown. Would President Trump have moved to reopen the government this week? Probably not. But aviation is important, and no one wanted to see more delays and cancellations. On...
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This Is Why Airline Fare Increases Are Coming

This Is Why Airline Fare Increases Are Coming

The airfare environment is not a one-size-fits-all thing for the gamut of airlines, but many are confident about the way fares are trending – up. Strong U.S. demand and a tight job market have given companies a chance to raise...
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