Robert W. Moorman

Robert
W. Moorman

Robert W. Moorman is a freelance writer specializing in various facets of the fixed-wing and rotary-wing air transportation business, including commercial airlines. With 30  plus years experience, Moorman has written about the civil and military markets for several publications. He is a former regional editor with Air Transport World, for which he remains a contributor. He can be reached at rwmassoc@verizon.net

Articles
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US customs officer reassignments could lead to airport delays 
US Customs and Borders Protection (CBP) is temporarily reassigning a block of officers to the Mexican border from major US international airports, raising concerns about immigration delays at those airports this summer.
Flight academies look to expand and target new recruits 
The numbers tell the story. CAE projects a total requirement for 255,000 new airline pilots over the next decade, while Airbus forecasts 94,000 new pilots will be needed in Europe alone.
New airline payment systems are being developed and tested 
IATA’s open banking initiative aims to offer a new method to purchase tickets
Advanced data software systems make airline operations more efficient 
OEMs and airlines tap into software systems that enhance operations.
Flight training centers grow to meet pilot demand 
Three aviation training veterans have launched a new pilot training academy in the UK to help meet the demand for thousands of new commercial airline pilots over the next 20 years.
Leasing Companies Benefit From Bullish Commercial Market 
Strong global economies and air traffic demand support leasing market growth.
Airbus A220 and Boeing-Embraer overture boost regional outlook 
One aircraft valuation expert says there has been pent-up demand for regional aircraft over the last year.
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.
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