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Aircraft data updated

The Airbus and Boeing aircraft technical data published on the Airline Industry Review have been updated to reflect the latest aircraft type variants.   Key changes include the following;   Airbus data updated to include A350 Boeing data updated to include 787-10 New section added on Boeing 737 family – including the latest certified Boeing…
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Nokia Paints a Jet Airways Plane with a Lumia Ad

Nokia, the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer who recently embraced Windows Phone as its main smartphone OS, has taken the advertising for its new Lumia lineup one step further, by painting a Jet Airways aircraft with a Lumia ad. While photos of this aircraft are not yet to be seen on any spotter site (Indian aircraft…
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How to Not to be a Me Too Airline – Free eBook

My new free eBook comes out today, and it talks about how to be a unique and successful airline. It’s a collection of ideas and strategies on the elements that make a great airline. How to build a unique brand, how to ignite the passion within your employees and how to deliver a seamless passenger…
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Crash of flight UPS6, 747-400, in Dubai caused by Lithium battery induced fire

A United Parcel Service ( UPS ) Boeing 747-400F, registration N571UP, and operating as flight UPS6, crashed while on approach to Dubai International Airport (DXB) on 3rd September 2010. Later investigations revealed that the crash occurred due to a fire, developed through the ignition of a cargo compartment containing Lithium batteries, which reduced visibility for…
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The Ancillary Art – Free eBook

The Ancillary Art, originally published in 2010, is a brief e-book that aims to cover the important concepts in airline ancillary revenue. Whilst the industry has since evolved, the core concepts covered in the book still remain valid. Many airlines have adopted ancillary fee strategies to increase revenue. But has everyone found success ? How…
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Lost in Time : SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines has seen its network being reduced dramatically in recent times – but is this exactly the right thing to do ? Airline Industry Review finds out.

Mihin Lanka to lease 737-800

It was recently reported that Mihin Lanka ( IATA : MJ ), under the management of Raja Edirisuriya, would resume operations to Dubai, MalĂ© and Trivandrum from December 15th with a Boeing 737-800 leased from French lessor. According to a recent article in The Island, a Sri Lankan newspaper, the 737 is just four months…
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