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EASA recommends minimum two crew in the cockpit
EASA publishes today a  temporary recommendation for airlines to ensure that at least two crew, including at least one qualified pilot, are in the flight crew compartment at all times of... more
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) wound up an important meeting in Madagascar this week, focusing on the Sustainable Development of Air Transport in Africa, which resulted in... more
Lufthansa Group further refines its safety structures
Group member airlines to adopt “rule of two” for aircraft cockpits; Group Safety Pilot reporting directly to the Group CEO In coordination with the Luftfahrtbundesamt (Germany&rsqu... more
IATA Statement on Germanwings 9525
We are closely following developments in the investigation of the Germanwings 9525 tragedy. Safety is the top priority of everyone involved in the aviation industry. We are deeply shocked and... more
Pilots seek answers to 4U 9525 tragedy
European pilots are deeply disturbed by the latest turn in the investigation of the tragic Germanwings 4U 9525 crash. The reports of investigators and French prosecutors that this could be a... more
CAA confirms approach to economic regulation of future runway capacity
As the Airports Commission works towards making its final recommendations this summer, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published the principles it will apply to economically... more
Boeing, ANA Finalize Order for Three 787-10 Dreamliners
Boeing [NYSE:BA] and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today finalized an order for three 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at approximately $900 million at list prices. With this order, originally announced as ... more
Delta issues statement on DOT tentative decision on Haneda slots
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today issued the following statement:"Delta thanks the U.S. Department of Transportation for its tentative decision to allow the airline to continue its service... more
SWISS adopts new cockpit procedure
SWISS has resolved to modify its already-extensive cockpit safety procedures as a precautionary measure. In the event of the absence of either of the two pilots at any time during the flight, a... more
Airport set new records for passengers and airfreight Munich Airport again closes out operating year with net profit of 100 million
On the back of strong gains in passenger and freight figures, Munich Airport achieved outstanding financial results in 2014, with consolidated revenue again showing a slight year-on-year... more
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The Airline Customer Experience: A Disconnect Between Executives and Travelers
     The Airline Customer Experience: A Disconnect Between Executives and Travelers  by Derek Birdsong Today, Sabre Airline Solutions® releases a whitepaper... more

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Ready for Takeoff? The Potential for Low-Cost Carriers in Developing Countries
Ready for Take-off?  English PDF (6.349Mb) Text file (848.4Kb) Why this report?  The emergence of low-cost carriers (LCCs) has been a key catalyst for the development of the aviation industry in the last decade. Despite recent developments in the LCC markets in Asia and Latin America, much of the research has been focused on developed countries. Therefore, the purpose of “Ready for Take Off” is to identify the premises and prerequisites of the LCC model, and assess... more

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