Robert W. Moorman

Robert
W. Moorman
Articles
Trends in modern galleys mirror new passenger expectations 
New technologies and changing passenger expectations lead to galley redesigns.
Wanted: New pilots for the future 
Training providers and airlines are working to ensure there are sufficient pilots worldwide.
Recent airport problems highlight need for communications plans 
Real-time communications are critical when airport operations are disrupted.
Market for new aircraft remains robust, despite airlines earnings dip 
Most new commercial aircraft are going to carriers that are focused on traffic in China, Southeast Asia and India.
Lack of pilots threatens US Essential Air Services program 
There is plenty of money for the federally supported Essential Air Service but it is threatened by a worsening pilot shortage and by other concerns, including the 2013 first officer qualification (FOQ) rule.
Global alliances evolve to stay current 
Global alliances are an established part of the airline business, but is it time for change?
Pilots in demand as retirements grow, fleets expand 
By 2035, hundreds of thousands of new commercial airline pilots will be needed to fly the new aircraft and fleet mixes that are forecast worldwide.
Aircraft Leasing Business Sees Growth 
The aircraft leasing business sees strong growth despite competition concerns.
Fast-Growing Cabin Connectivity Will Boost Airlines Revenues 
How satellite technology is revolutionizing the onboard experience
ShowTime 
Over the past few years, international air show news has been dominated by OEMs announcing record-breaking orders for commercial airliners.
A New Drill 
The growing sophistication of onboard in-flight entertainment systems (IFE) and the need for safety training related to the power source of passengers’ personal electronic devices (PED) are compelling airline training departments to adapt cabin crew curricula.
The Good Life 
As airlines go, so goes commercial aircraft leasing. It is going quite well for both at this time.
Oil Rich 
Three years ago Delta Air Lines bought an aging oil refinery near Philadelphia for $180 million to ensure an adequate supply of jet fuel for its aircraft and to help manage fuel costs.
Meeting the Market 
Quick Change (QC) has come to Air France. By summer 2016, 32 777s will be part of the Air France QC program.
Maintaining Position 
The sale of most of GE’s financing business as part of a reorganization effort will not adversely affect its aircraft-leasing arm, GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), as some have speculated.
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