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Into the future: What’s next for aviation? | Quiz

No one has a crystal ball to say what the future holds. In aviation, where companies plan their next steps months and years in advance, that is a problem. While admitting that the situation is dynamic and unclear, aviation experts shared their visions during AIR Convention Digital Week....


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What prospects do pilots face now & after crisis?

A year ago, the aviation industry was struggling with a pilot shortage, while now furloughs, salary cuts and layoffs have become the daily news for even the biggest and seemingly strongest airlines. AIR Convention Digital Week HR panelists discussed what positions will be in need after COVID-19 and what can be done to prepare for it now. ...


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At what time would lessors step in and repossess aircraft?

Under normal circumstances, if an airline is late on making payments for leased planes, the leasing company would come and repossess the airplane. As the COVID-19 crisis has drastically affected airlines’ pockets, aircraft spent months sitting on the ground, while air carriers turned to leasing companies trying to renegotiate their contracts. Yet so far, there have been no high profile aircraft repossessions. Industry experts explain why.&n...


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“Preighter” operations pass the peak

“Preighter” operations ‒ a peculiarity widely spread and seen during the COVID-19 crisis ‒ is now entering a downwards trend as passenger aviation is slowly starting to recover, according to Avion Express CEO Darius Kajokas. ...


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Has COVID-19 saved cargo from demise?

Air freight industry was on a downward spiral before the COVID-19 hit. Industry experts discuss whether the crisis has turned the matters upside down, or just provided temporary relief....


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Airlines turn to social media for flight planning

Tweets might have an influence on future airlines routes, as air carriers are forced to turn to alternative methods while trying to predict earliest signs of travel demand. New data sources, such as customer’s behavior on social media, are becoming essential for network planning as traditional forecasting tools have become insufficient amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Lufthansa Consulting....


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Empty skies: how COVID-19 changed European air traffic

Repatriation flights and cargo operations dominated European skies in spring 2020. But was there an actual increase of these operations, or did they just become more visible while regularly scheduled passenger flights were out of the picture? Eurocontrol forecasting manager Claire Leleu answered the question speaking at AIR Convention Digital Week on June 15, 2020. ...


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Pandemics & aviation: is time for new standards?

Aviation is regularly affected by global pandemics outbreaks and is, in fact, one of the first industries to feel their impact. While COVID-19 impact is by far the greatest, previous outbreaks of the past, such as Swine flu ten years prior, had also had their fair share of impact on aviation.  Is it time to adjust accounting standards to these realities, asked Gediminas Ziemelis, chairman of Avia Solutions group at the opening of AIR Convent...


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AIR Convention Digital Week LIVE

Throughout the ages, aviation is known for its resilience and ability to weather any storm that passes by the industry. But how will it survive the current coronacrisis, possibly its biggest bump in the road yet? Tune in to AIR Convention Digital Week from June 15 till June 19, 2020, to find the survival guide and the next steps for aviation amidst COVID-19. From airports, airlines, MRO and ACMI companies, every aspect will be covered for our bel...


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What will 737 MAX be worth once it returns to service?

While the grounded Boeing 737 MAX jets are already a headache for airlines, their ungrounding will likely to bring a new range of confusion for aircraft lessors, investors and financiers. What will be the price of the 737 MAX and what factors will affect its value once the planes are given the green light to fly again is one of the main topics concerning the industry right now....