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Editor's Comment
The Editorial Comment in the January 2019 issue looked at the opportunities and challenges presented by the long range of the Airbus A321LR. The manufacturer has just upped the ante with the A321XLR, which can push out to 4,700nm, with flight times around nine to ten hours. This makes passenger wellbeing even more of a priority, especially in high density configurations.
Unlocking potential
Africa is an expensive place for airlines to do business. Having the right fleet strategy, access to finance and a harmonised regulatory system are all crucial for air transport to develop. Keith Mwanalushi reports
Facial recognition
Airline passengers will increasingly use their face as their identity at the airport. Keith Mwanalushi looks at the adoption of biometric technology and the concerns that come with it
Buckle up
With changing weather conditions globally, advances in software technology and the increasing availability of communications bandwidth are enabling ever more accurate weather forecasting, based on real-time data. Stan Abbott reports
Technology migration
Cyber security, business intelligence, flight and revenue management systems are considered as some of the priority IT investments for airlines today. Keith Mwanalushi highlights some recent developments
MRO movement
Increasing OEM interest in aftermarket services, tailored support, training and real-time, paperless IT processes has shaped MRO provision over the past 12 months. Paul E Eden looks at how the maintenance industry is improving efficiency and adding value to operations
MRO movement
Increasing OEM interest in aftermarket services, tailored support, training and real-time, paperless IT processes has shaped MRO provision over the past 12 months. Paul E Eden looks at how the maintenance industry is improving efficiency and adding value to operations
Staying ON
As budget carriers move into the long haul arena, Keith Mwanalushi finds that inflight entertainment and connectivity brings new opportunities
Opportunity rising
Airlines are examining all options when it comes to monetising the vast data they generate from their operations. Keith Mwanalushi speaks to experts about the possible revenue opportunities
Editor's note – July 2018
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