Tag: aviation future

A New Era of Narrow Bodies to Revolutionize Long Distance Travel

The growth of commercial air transportation has ushered in new trends in how people travel, and with it, new sub-industries have emerged. The airline transportation market is growing at an unprecedented rat. In 2016, for instance, airlines carried a 7% increase in passengers over 2015. With new passengers comes new demands. Because of this growth, […]

Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation stakeholders to follow global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 billion air travelers by 2036. Speaking at the Safety and Flight Operations Conference, IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said, “Over the next 20 years, […]

American Airlines To Enhance Airport Screening Capabilities

American Airlines has announced from its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas that it is entering into a joint venture with Analogic Corporation to expand the use of Computed Tomography (CT) at airports across the globe. It is anticipated that the state-of-the-art CT technology when it successfully completes the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) certification and qualification […]

Airbus Will Test Flying Cars By The End Of 2017

Rush-hour traffic is unbearable for many commuters today – and the problem is growing. By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, which is 10% more than today. To address this rising concern, Airbus is harnessing its experience to make the dream of all commuters and travellers come true one day: to […]

Long-Looming Pilot Shortage May Be Near

A worldwide shortage of pilots – forecast for more than 15 years – has so far failed to materialise, but there are worrying signs. Simulation and training company CAE points out that US regional carriers, seen as a source of pilots by the majors, cannot expand and often have to drop schedules or routes because […]

Is Russian MC-21 Good Enough to Join the Oligopolistic Market?

The single-aisle airliner market is getting more crowded. On 8 June Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. unveiled the next domestic airliner which is believed to achieve remarkable success in penetrating the global commercial aviation market. Russians call the MS-21 their biggest investment in the revival of Russia‘s commercial aviation industry. With composite wings, Pratt & Whitney […]