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IATA Celebrates Industry Results for 2017 but Downgrades 2018 Forecast

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is holding its Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit (WATS) in Sydney, Australia this week. At a presentation on Monday, IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac detailed a summary of the state of the airline industry in 2017 with the IATA Annual Review. In his address de Juniac highlighted that for the third year in a row the return on invested capital (ROIC) exceeded the cost of capital and that…

2017: The Safest Year for Aviation in History

The year 2016 seemed to be a year of never-ending aviation incidents. From an Egyptair flight being "forcibly diverted" to Cyprus by a man wanting to impress his girlfriend, to then-Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence's chartered Eastern Airlines 737-700 overrunning the runway at LaGuardia, the accidents and incidents seemed to…

AirlineGeeks Year in Review: 2017

AirlineGeeks has experienced rapid growth over the past few years and this past year was no different. 2017 was another fantastic year of growth for us. Along with the website, the world of aviation saw many firsts, but sadly also a few lasts, including final flights and the shutdown of…

EASA Publishes Safety Promotion Program for 2017

The European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) approach to safety promotion was fully revamped in 2015. For every year since the agency has reviewed and improved its strategic plan. With the release of the Rulemaking and Safety Promotion Program 2017, for the first time, efficiency is made measurable in comparison to the…