Category: Editors’ Choice

Outsourcing: A Saving Grace For Air Berlin?

Avia Solutions Group offers airlines a way to save up to 150 million euro per year. It would be an underestimation to say that Air Berlin is having a bad year, topping even 2016, when the carrier reported a loss of 782 million euro. With Etihad out of the picture, and only a governmental loan […]

How Blockchain And Cloud Can Reinforce Cyber Security In Commercial Aviation?

From keeping aircraft in the air to checking passengers in, aviation organizations rely heavily on IT systems. But data collected from the growing number of aircraft, routes and passengers has increased the pressure on these systems, while legacy and inflexible IT systems are also leaving airlines vulnerable to the growing threat of cyber-attacks. Jeff Cass, […]

Hurricane Irma Could Cost The US Airline Industry $2.5 Billion

As the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic bears down on Miami, the impact that this superstorm will have on aviation is perhaps the last thing on the mind of the more than 20 million Americans that call the state of Florida home. Hurricane Irma is currently battering the Caribbean, causing billions of […]

How And Why Airlines Sell You Tickets That Do Not Exist?

According to ABC News, in 2016, 46 000 US travelers were bumped from flights. In Britain, even more, 50 000 passengers were asked to leave the plane the same year. Many airlines worldwide deliberately overbook their flights for economic reasons ruining thousands vacation and business plans. Airlines do everything to maximize profit by selling extra […]

Pilots’ Association Warns Of Training Cost Barrier To Aspiring Pilots

As students across the country open their A-level results, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) is calling for the airline industry to ensure pilot selection is open to all and that those from less advantaged backgrounds are not put off. The pilots’ association says training costs of up to £100,000 mean good A-level results are […]

Aviation Attempts To Make Environmental Issues Less Severe

Since the first commercial flight in 1914, the aviation industry has completely changed and grown to a major transport business. Rapid population growth is increasing aviation popularity and more frequent usage. For example, in 2011 2.8 billion passengers travelled by the air, whereas in 2016 the number grew to 3.6 billion air travellers. Therefore, these […]

Hunting For Simulator Spare Parts: Make It More Efficient

CAE forecasts that the industry will need 255,000 new airline pilots over the next 10 years. Airbus predicts that by 2036 the demand for new pilots will be over half a million. It is calculated that the airline industry will need to produce 70 new type-rated pilots per day to meet the global demand. What […]

Global Expansion Through Business Acquisition In Aviation: The Better Way?

To increase geographical presence, decrease competition, accelerate expansion – just a few reasons why companies choose business acquisition as an inorganic mode of expansion. With yearly worth of worldwide mergers and acquisitions topping €41 billion it’s only natural that increasing number of deals has been recorded and anticipated in the aviation industry as well. With […]

Increased Hiring, Wages Pressure U.S. MRO Costs

Maintenance cost per flight hour edged up in 2016 for most U. S. airlines. As a group, the three network airlines, American, Delta and United, paid $1,032 per flight hour for their mixed fleets, up 1.7% from 2015. American and United paid the most, $1,175 and $1,000 per flight hour, respectively. Delta paid the least, […]

Private Aviation: Why Chartering Makes More Sense Than Owning

How much hours do you plan to fly during the next year? This question, alone, should help start the discussion on whether to rent or buy your own private jet. Although it’s true in a way that the more time you spend in the air, the more sense it makes to acquire your own private […]