Despite all the geopolitical and economic shocks, the aviation industry has proved its resilience in 2014. For example, we had Boeing raising its annual profit forecast in October at the height of the ISIS and Russia-Ukraine crises. A bumper order for 100 737 MAX 200 aircraft from Ryanair had Boeing announcing that it would be raising the numbers of its latest, fuel-efficient version of the aircraft in 2018. Nothing cheers the industry more or faster than substantial orders for new aircraft!
The lighter side of human factors and safety management comes to the fore with Janet Wallace of Air Canada discussing these critical issues and we talk to leading ground handlers around the world about the challenges they face, both locally and globally.