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A21 | Aviation: what do we expect from the new government?

As Mexico's government is changing, new hope and expectations arise from aviation sector...


The future of low cost

They were born as a strange entity in commercial aviation. Among the network of connection hubs in the United States, Southwest, which inaugurated the concept, looked like a swallow that would not make through summer. ...


Mexico-Canada aviation: strong grounds, lack of formal agreements

Although Canada is one of the countries that have established its aviation in Mexico for decades, there are no agreements to cover what is already done and accommodate growth....


Trump signs five-year plan of the FAA

With a five-year financing scheme − the most extensive since the 1980s − as well as provisions related to passengers protection, air regulation and safe operation of drones, the president of the United States Donald Trump signed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018.  ...


Terrorism and Aviation: 17 years after 9/11

By hijacking commercial airliners, Al Qaeda committed the largest and most impactful terrorist attack in recorded history − September 11, 2001. It used aircraft to hit various targets, causing the destruction of the World Trade Center (including the Twin Towers) in New York and serious damage to the Pentagon (in the state of Virginia). The episode preceded the war in Afghanistan and the adoption of policy proclaiming “the war on terro...


Opinion: Safety, a pressing issue in Mexico

Rosario Aviles argues that Mexico has an aviation safety issue, which must be addressed immediate to avoid similar accident as Aeromexico Connect flight 2431.  ...


Swedish activist went viral delaying plane, at what risk?

Elin Ersson, 21-year-old Swedish activist who delayed a Turkish Airlines flight from Gothenburg to Istanbul for two hours in order to stop deportation of an Afghan citizen on July 23, 2018, faces up to six months in jail. Or not?...


Opinion: Reminiscence of automation & aviation security change

When I joined aviation, aircraft systems were more complicated, writes Gonzalo Carrasco.  Although planes were always associated with the most advanced technology, operating them was something that required a great specialization....


Opinion: Low cost, long range, intensive competition

The low-cost model was introduced by the founder Southwest. Although initially met with some skepticism within the industry, the model ended up transforming traditional aviation itself and has certainly managed to fly much more passengers than even before. The low-cost is here to stay....


Perspectives of 2018: some storm clouds

Despite the optimistic forecasts for 2018 that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) made at the beginning of last December, there are some indications that things could be less favorable than planned....