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  • Sparks fly over seat space
    Sparks fly over seat space

    Whichever way you look at it, reclining seats are a contentious issue. You may prefer to rest during your flight, choosing to push back your seat at the earliest opportunity. Or, you may like to work, meaning you want your seat, and the one in front of you, to be upright.

    It's a marmite situation and it certainly seems to divide customers. So much so, in fact, that it caused a heated dispute followed by an unscheduled stop and a one and a half hour delay last weekend.

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  • Model approach: New methods in aircraft recycling
    Model approach: New methods in aircraft recycling

    AFRA’s communication manager, Martin Todd, examines plans to create new models that will enhance the European aircraft dismantling and recycling sector.

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  • Don't miss Issue 91 of AFM, our teardown special
    Don't miss Issue 91 of AFM, our teardown special

    From a child’s favourite teddy bear to your most comfy shoes or fail-safe pair of jeans, it’s gutting when a reliable favourite is no longer good for anything but the bin. Imagine what that feels like when your favourite toy is a 737. That's why in this issue, we look at innovative ways in which aircraft are upcyled, converted and torndown. 

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  • The 2015 Aircraft Finance Guide
    The 2015 Aircraft Finance Guide

    The Aircraft Finance Guide is back again this year to deliver insight and analysis from some of the aviation industry's most prominent members – and we don't stint on content. 

    In this year's book, DVB takes us through the ups and downs of the cyclical market and give us tips on how to navigate through it. Boeing Capital Corporation gives its analysis of the used aircraft market and Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance assesses the engine leasing sector. 

    As usual, we cover all the issues that affect you, the readers of AFM, our bi-monthly aviation finance and operations magazine. From leasing to legal issues and from risk assessment to maximising returns. We hope this guide will prove useful to your company now and throughout the year.

    Don't be shy in letting us know what you do and don't like, and what you'd like to see next year. Perhaps you might also like to get involved in the next edition? 

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  • Airlines warned another Icelandic volcano could blow
    Airlines warned another Icelandic volcano could blow

    The risk of another volcanic eruption akin to the Eyjafjallajokull eruption in 2010 has reached orange – one down from 'stand back, it's going to blow'.

    The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) raised the warning to its second highest level after "intense seismic activity" on 16 August and a strong earthquake in the region yesterday. "This is the strongest earthquake measured in the region since 1996," it said.

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  • BFE: Its impact on delivery and values
    BFE: Its impact on delivery and values

    BFE decisions can have an impact on the on-time delivery of aircraft, and also on longer-term asset values. Careful selection of BFE can help to protect value for operators, investors and lessors. Thomas Naughton, technical project manager at Santos Dumont, explains.

    Read more... in Trade, Legal and Finance
  • US and Europe most at risk of Ebola, research shows
    US and Europe most at risk of Ebola, research shows

    EcoHealth Alliance has predicted the probable spread of Ebola via international flight routes.

    The non-profit organisation, which is focused on global health issues, developed a set of global maps using available flight data. The maps show that the highest risk countries are the US and much of Europe.

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  • Would you fly in a windowless plane?
    Would you fly in a windowless plane?

    Imagine flying cooped up in a windowless cabin. Doesn't sound fun, right? Now let your mind wander a little further.

    Imagine holding a conference call during your flight. On the walls around you are real-time images of the people you're speaking to – it's almost like they're in the room with you. The table in front of you, which also has an in-built screen, shows interactive graphs and data to clarify the presentation's key points.

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  • Finding the balance: When to restore, convert or scrap
    Finding the balance: When to restore, convert or scrap

    AviaAM Leasing and its CEO, Tadas Goberis, search for the right time to convert an aircraft. 

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