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Austrian cuts costs and staff to save its position in Vienna (update)

Austrian Airlines is taking severe cost-cutting measures from 2021 to assure it return to profitability. Between 700 and 800 staff will be made redundant as the airline needs to save EUR 90 million annually after having given a profit warning for 2019 and 2020....

Austrian expands fleet and concentrates on Vienna

Lufthansa Group member Austrian Airlines is to restructure its operations and make Vienna Schwechat Airport its central hub. The airline will also grow the continental fleet while studying plans to renew the long-haul fleet, Austrian announced on January 17 during a...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that airplanes are vulnerable.  There is nothing quite like an airline/airplane scary story to catch people's attention. The industry safety statistics are...

A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented

E-taxi pioneers Wheeltug just released research (ground operations summary 31 Mar 2016) it undertook monitoring airport operations.  The case for adding e-taxi capabilities to aircraft has tended to focus on saving fuel burn.  But fuel burn is no longer such an...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...