Henry Canaday

Henry
Canaday

Henry Canaday has been a business and aviation journalist for 15 years, with recent emphasis on aviation maintenance and airline information technology. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as an energy economist with both Federal agencies and the private sector.

Articles
Technology and the airfare upsell 
As the business/leisure travel mix changes, airlines must shift how they sell their products. Bundling ancillary products helps close the revenue gap.
ATCA 2017: Still seeking NextGen benefits 
At last year’s Air Traffic Controller Association annual conference, there seemed to be general agreement that FAA should begin reporting NextGen capabilities achieved, not just activities completed. No such luck at ATCA 2017.
New aircraft, engines, technology help reduce maintenance costs 
It is highly probable that aircraft and engine maintenance costs adjusted for inflation will decline per flight hour and seat mile over the foreseeable future.
Biometrics key to improving airport experience
More accurate biometric tools are coming online that could enhance border control and air-travel safety, while helping passengers get through airports quicker and with fewer security and airline staff required.
Mexican LCCs set the pace 
Mexican LCCs and ULCCs have been on a roll. But they must compete with each other and US LCCs, and Mexico’s erratic economy must grow for upstarts to expand.
Data on new aircraft types allow more sophisticated maintenance 
The evolution of predictive maintenance means better maintenance.
Enhanced Vision Sees In Dark Through Fog, Smoke, Smog 
The FAA will allow airliners with qualified enhanced vision to land without natural vision of runways and takeoff when destination fields are below minimums.
MROs and OEMs Must Do More
The new maintenance, repair and overhaul market is presenting its own challenges, mostly in the form of intense competition among diversified global giants.
MRO Provider Stakes Grow As Aircraft, Systems Grow More Complex
Maintenance markets in 2017 should continue 2016’s decent pace, as modest economic growth combines with low fuel prices to keep fleets flying and expanding.
When Airline Systems Understand Natural Language, All Will Benefit 
Natural language processing technology could make airline sales distribution smarter.
MRO Thrives Despite Influx Of Newer, More Durable Aircraft
Trends in the global MRO business point to a rapidly evolving industry
Balancing border security needs, passenger flow
Technology is the most promising area of increasing border security while easing travel burdens.
Intelligent Aviation 
The next wave of airline IT changes may include new jargon: Speech recognition to turn voice into text, natural language processing and artificial intelligence.
MRO Digest News Briefs May 18, 2016
News Briefs from the May 18, 2016 issue of MRO Digest
MRO Digest News Briefs May 11, 2016 
News Briefs from the May 11, 2016 issue of MRO Digest
Blogs & Commentary
Jan 19, 2018
blog

Emirates to the A380 rescue

With an MOU for up to 36 new A380s, Emirates is assuring that production of the ultra-large widebody will continue for another 10 years. Was it gallantry or pressure that led to this outcome?...More
Jan 12, 2018
blog

All that glitters…

European airlines are turning in some glittering passenger growth stories, fuelling the misconception that aviation is a gold mine, when in reality each passenger is flying for less....More
Jan 2, 2018
blog

Media reaction to ‘safest year’ for airlines is telling

Two reports issued at the start of the year hail good news for the air traveling public: 2017 was the safest year in history with no fatalities occurring on large commercial jets....More
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