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Volume 10, April 2015 | Contents

A one-click trip? bookmark
Hotels, insurance and car hire are key ancillary revenue earners for airlines and, as Keith Mwanalushi finds, a combination of macroeconomics and culture can be important triggers in the quest for extra income
A popularity contest bookmark
The most popular variant of the 737NG family, the 737-800 has racked up more than 4,500 orders. But what impact will the new 737-8MAX have on values? Oliver Stuart-Menteth of Fintech Aviation Services explains
A Saudi slowdown bookmark
New entrants eyeing the Saudi Arabian market have been delayed again. Are current regulations and conditions too restrictive? Martin Rivers reports
Configuring it out bookmark
Wifi has become the latest competitive battleground for airlines – but should it be free or paid for, and how much bandwidth is available? Ian Putzger examines the issues to see if they spell the end for seat-back screens
Decking out bookmark
With flight deck technologies ever evolving, Keith Mwanalushi looks into the growing market for avionics upgrades and cockpit maintenance
Editorial comment – April 2015 bookmark
Fuel for thought
Lower oil prices and stronger GDP brought some much-needed good news to the industry. IATA recently announced an outlook for improved industry profitability in its Economic Performance of the Air Transport Industry report. Airlines posted a collective global net profit of some $19.9 billion in 2014. This looks set to rise to $25 billion in 2015, according to IATA forecasts
Keeping up with the times bookmark
From Google Glass and the SkyCouch, to free lounges for all, airlines will try anything to attract additional revenue. But, discovers Ian Putzger, they need to keep their eyes on yields
Leaps ahead? bookmark
The next generation of narrowbody aircraft are being readied to takes to the skies, meaning makers of new engines are battling for market share. Keith Mwanalushi speaks to CFM about its LEAP engine programme
Pilot power? bookmark
Airlines are increasingly looking to outsourcing companies for their crew requirements. However, some parts of the market are vehemently against the cheaper change, while others are asking if safety could be affected. Ian Putzger reports
Q&A: At the leading edge bookmark
Jost Lammers, Chief executive officer, Budapest Airport
Jost Lammers has been the chief executive officer of Budapest Airport since December 1, 2007. Previously he was managing director commercial for Dusseldorf Airport Ground Handling, and, in 2005, was appointed chairman of the management board
April 2015