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Personal control via Smartphone, Baggage Tracking, Less Waiting Time and Onboard WiFi emerge as top Passenger Priorities

If you like the story, feel free to like and share with fellow aviation enthusiasts. You can also subscribe to our blog by using the 'Follow' button in the footer. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2019 Global Passenger Survey showing that passengers are looking to technology to improve their …

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US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis …

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Supporting Carbon Neutral Growth Tops Full Agenda at ICAO Assembly

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed high expectations for the outcomes of the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), beginning today in Montreal. The industry’s agenda also includes: The safe integration of drones into airspace management Establishing a globally consistent approach to passengers with disabilities, Implementing an international legal framework to …

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The 50-70 rule has helped pilots save countless lives. What is the rule about?

A pilot’s job is as difficult as it is exciting. Not only are they responsible for helping the passengers reach the destination on time, but also for their safety. As commonsensical as it may sound, passenger safety is always the first priority for any pilot. Aborting a takeoff is commonplace. Takeoffs may need to be …

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Trip Report: Emirates | Boeing 777-300ER | Economy | DEL to DXB

This trip report covers Emirates Airlines flight EK517 from New Delhi, India (DEL) to Dubai, UAE (DXB). Flight EK517 has scheduled timings of departure at 4:15 pm from DEL and a 6:35 pm arrival at DXB. This is the most premium aircraft operating on this route, the other ones being from Indian carriers like IndiGo Airlines, …

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Vistara to Fly Daily to Dubai from 21 August

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, today added Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the second international destination to its network and opened bookings for daily flights between Mumbai and Dubai starting 21 August 2019. The airline will use its Airbus A320neo aircraft with three-class cabin …

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AIKA Explains: How the Concorde Changed the World

The Concorde is undoubtedly one of the top engineering creations in aviation, which was supposed to revolutionise the industry. However, it was not able to achieve what it intended to. This has serious learnings for the industry. Watch the video below to find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uBCqH4qKAY If you like the video, don't forget to like, …

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Aviation fuel costs reduced by 80%. This is how!

Transportation, by its design, is any industry heavily dependent on hydrocarbon fuel. While many means of transport have been shifted to renewable energy sources (read: trains), others, like road transport vehicles are surely on a robust trajectory towards the same. Electric vehicles, as an idea, was born in the early 19th century, with almost all …

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