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The July issue of Low Cost & Regional Airline Business is now online

Posted on 5 June 2018

The April issue of Low Cost & Regional Airline Business is now online

In this issue, we discuss how training providers expanded their facilities to counteract the crucial pilot shortage that faced the airline industry. We also discuss how this latest growth in pilot numbers is driving things such as investment, new training facilities and new simulators across Europe and North America.


In general, the overall aircraft finance market displays a range of financiers, smaller regional carriers are facing bottlenecks when it comes to financing. With this consistent demand in growth, combined with the resurgence of air cargo, we illustrate how the industry is attracting new capital and that change is on the cards.

Meanwhile, with the fastest selling aircraft in the manufacturer's history being the Boeing 737 MAX, we take a closer look at how things stand today, its maximisation and the revenue optional for narrowbody operations. Being rebranded as Baltik Air Malaysia, its delivery took place weeks ahead of its original target date, despite being suspended due to an engine quality issue.


Other articles in this issue include:


Route to Norway:
Descending into Bergen’s Flesland Airport, and with a welcome of hundreds of staff and guests, the first Embraer E2 regional jet to enter airline service marked the start of a new chapter. We report on the final leg of the journey from Aberdeen.


Ramping up:
Good relations between airlines and ground handlers are crucial for achieving turnaround targets. We discuss how new technologies are changing traditional ramp procedures and how IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations should be considered.


MRO to go:
MRO software offers efficiency and cost savings for airlines and, as we find, new solutions to old problems are leading software providers to offer greater functionality than ever before. We look at a number of smart and regularly updated software systems that exist.


Basque in the glory:
Airlines and airports across Europe gathered in Spain’s Basque Country to plan and negotiate further air services within the region. We report from the event in Bilbao, showcasing low cost operator Volotea and their development of four new routes to Vienna, Malta, Palermo and Malaga.


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