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September 11, 2012
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  • Airbus production is limited by supply chain, executive says
    Airbus is facing a backlog of 4,400 aircraft, but may be limited in ramping up production due to its supply chain. The aircraft manufacturer produces 42 single-aisle planes per month. "I would very much like to have more A320neo slots earlier and to increase the production of single-aisles up to 44, but that depends on the supply chain," said John Leahy, chief operating officer of customers at Airbus. Air Transport World (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Airplane seat belts are called the best defense against turbulence
    Airlines take precautions when planes can encounter turbulence, including rerouting flights and more strictly enforcing use of seat belts. About a dozen people, passengers and crew, are injured each year due to turbulence on U.S. aircraft. "It's the last of the unanticipated threats," says Christopher Herbster, associate professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. USA TODAY (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • House committee urges TSA to increase use of risk-based security
    The Transportation Security Administration should increase its use of risk-based screening, says a report released Monday by the House Homeland Security Committee's Transportation Security subcommittee. The report also suggests that the TSA reduce its workforce to become more effective, conduct cost-benefit analyses for all major programs and purchases, and avoid setting unattainable technology requirements. The Hill/Transportation blog (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • American Airlines will replace flight bags with iPads
    American Airlines has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to replace flight bags with iPads. The carrier will be the first U.S. airline to make the move to the lightweight tablets. American Airlines estimates that the switch will save $1.2 million in annual fuel costs. (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Air industry can seize on fliers' growing mobile demands, studies say
    Several new studies have highlighted the mounting demand among travelers for mobile-based services that airports and airlines can capitalize on to boost their ancillary business. "[I]nnovative offerings that were nice to have five years ago are now critical to staying competitive in today's market. Airports and airlines that effectively use mobile adoption to their advantage will see the greatest rewards in both customer loyalty and ancillary revenue," said Michael Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. Fox Business/FlightView Inc. (9/10), The Economic Times (India) (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Airports embrace apps, Twitter and GPS usage
    According to the latest SITA survey, airports are using GPA, smartphone applications and Twitter to improve travelers' experiences. Nine out of 10 airports say they will invest in mobile apps by 2015, 78% say they plan to use social media, and 70% of airports will offer GPS technology by 2015. (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Frequent flier survey gives TSA a fair to poor grade
    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is not doing a very good job, according to an August survey of 1,852 frequent fliers who took 10 or more business trips during the previous year. Conducted by Frequent Business Traveler, the poll showed 90.8% of respondents weren't pleased with the way TSA agents were managing security screenings at U.S. airports. Frequent Business Traveler (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • LAX terminals get free Wi-Fi
    Visitors to Los Angeles International Airport are now able to wirelessly access the Internet free of charge for up to 45 minutes. Those who want more time will have to pay: $4.95 an hour or $7.95 for a 24-hour period. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (9/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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