Are we going to fly smaller? – Covid-19 crisis may accelerate the boost of narrowbody in long-haul flights

Long-haul flights have been historically associated with widebody aircraft. Old narrowbody aircraft generations were not competitive enough regarding costs neither had enough range. However, new generations could be a game-changer in the industry as the updates in technology have increased … Continue reading Are we going to fly smaller? – Covid-19 crisis may accelerate the boost of narrowbody in long-haul flights

Air transport in post-armed conflict environments. Exponential growth or stagnation?

Air transport is a sensitive sector easily affected by socioeconomic and political factors. While traffic can plummet during periods of social turmoil and armed conflicts, it can also recover with relative ease during stability periods following those events. What does … Continue reading Air transport in post-armed conflict environments. Exponential growth or stagnation?

Performance Monitoring: the first step towards improving efficiency in airport operations in LatAm

In the last 20 years, according to official aeronautical agencies in Latin America, passenger traffic and aircraft operations has doubled. But this growth comes with a downgrading in the service level due to serious affectation in the overall performance of … Continue reading Performance Monitoring: the first step towards improving efficiency in airport operations in LatAm

Outlook of the impact of COVID-19 on the Middle East air transport sector

The rapid spreading of the novel coronavirus has had a tremendous impact on the air transport sector worldwide, with airlines rapidly reacting in an effort to contain the spread, cutting down frequencies and cancelling flights. Governments have issued directives to … Continue reading Outlook of the impact of COVID-19 on the Middle East air transport sector

Strengthening airports’ integration in the network through target times concept

EUROCONTROL (ECTRL) has been mandated by the European Commission as the Network Manager (NM) since July 2011 to continuously improve operations and mitigate capacity issues at pan-European level. This appointment has been recently extended until the end of the Performance … Continue reading Strengthening airports’ integration in the network through target times concept