- Not My Laptop! Airline Passengers Hit The Device Doldrums[Mar. 22, 2017]
As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your ratty shoes at the security checkpoint and having your baby food and milk tested for bomb residue.
- Business Travel Industry Sees More Questions Than Answers in Middle Eastern Flight Computer Ban[Mar. 21, 2017]
The latest round of security restrictions on flights out of the Middle East sparked inquiries from global business travel managers to the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, as companies representing thousands of business travelers, raised issues of their own.
- Q&A: A Look at The Electronics Ban on Some Flights[Mar. 21, 2017]
The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. All electronics bigger than a smartphone must be checked in.
- Hong Kong Losing Sheen Makes Cathay Business Model Obsolete[Mar. 15, 2017]
Being known as Hong Kong's flagship carrier may best represent what's wrong with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.
- Summer is for Private Jet Travel & Fun, not for Lengthy AOGs[Mar. 17, 2017]
As soon as summer is around the corner, people tend to bounce new ideas as well as new dreams around, especially when it comes to travel and vacation. Consequentially, in aviation summer season means serious preparation and increasing the works capacity. Business jet manufacturer Bombardier just announced opening 5 additional line maintenance locations, a 50% increase in the overall number of stations. Everybody seems to understand - summer is for travel, fun and new experiences, definitely not for AOGs and long waits.
- IATA: Airport Charges a Key Concern for Region's Aviation[Mar. 15, 2017]
Airlines in the Middle East and Africa in 2017 are expected to continue facing much of the same challenges they did in 2016, including political instability, softening demand, currency fluctuations, and lower oil prices.
- Investgation into 2012 Nigeria Plane Crash Faults Pilots[Mar. 14, 2017]
The pilots of a Nigerian airliner failed to follow emergency procedures and didn't land after one of the plane's two engines lost power only minutes into the flight, according to a government investigation into the June 2012 crash that killed 153 on board and others on the ground.
- IATA Still Wary of Protectionism after Positive Meeting with U.S. Officials[Mar. 14, 2017]
Airline industry group IATA said it remains concerned about protectionist rhetoric from the United States and other governments, but also sees the new U.S. administration's plans to invest in infrastructure as positive for the industry.
- IATA Urges Air Cargo Modernization[Mar. 14, 2017]
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service.
- Inside Washington: Plane Fire Safety Rules Stall under Trump[Mar. 13, 2017]
A year ago, the U.S. government was campaigning for an international ban on shipments of rechargeable batteries on passenger planes because the batteries can self-ignite, creating intense fires capable of destroying an airliner.