Welcome to the winter issue of Low-Cost & Regional Airline Business. This last issue of 2020 examines how, after such a challenging year, the aviation industry is looking forward to recovery. The recent encouraging vaccine developments, progress in Covid-19 testing and the fact that aviation will be playing a crucial role in vaccine distribution globally all contribute to 2021 beginning on a more positive note for the sector.
As always, you’ll find this issue packed with insightful content and interviews. Our regional review feature on pages 18-20 looks into the aviation market in Asia Pacific where signs of recovery are now beginning to show.
On pages 22-23, you can find a detailed interview with Airbus’ SVP marketing, François Caudron who explains how the Airbus A220 has shown to be the right choice during the Covid-19 crisis.
In our feature on virtual reality (pages 24-25), we examine this impressive technology’s potential for technical training and beyond, and in our engine maintenance article, we learn how MRO operators are meeting the current requirements by airlines to preserve cash while at the same time preparing for recovery.
In this issue, we also look into the latest developments in the pilot training sector (pages 32-34) and learn how airports are finding new and innovative ways to keep passengers safe by thoroughly cleaning surfaces.
In our Innovation Spotlight piece on pages 14-15, we catch up with flight sharing marketplace AirPool, a brand new platform that aims to increase regional connectivity.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue!
Looking ahead to the next issue, we will be bringing you insight on cabin crew training, fuel management and much more. Please also remember you can also find even more exclusive
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