What Makes Airline Save Money Or Maintenance Facilities Cut Costs?

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In today’s aviation there are many different ways that airlines, airports, or maintenance facilities cut costs. Maintenance, repair and overhaul(MRO’s) facilities might try and find a cheaper material from overseas to manufacture their parts or they also enter into contracts with international companies to do the manufacturing for them. Airports make almost half of their revenue from non-aeronautical services and products. Airlines save money by not serving olives in their salads. One of the first ways that airlines save money is by fuel hedging. Southwest airlines paid $3.4 billion less in fuel costs between 1994 and 2001 doing just this. Fuel hedging is when an airline enters into contracts at the current fuel price. If, the prices go…show more content…
Ft Lauderdale is only a short distance from Miami and is not a big inconvenience for customers to choose this site for their travels. After lights were over the aircrews were noting that most people did not eat the olives that came in their inflight meals. When this was researched the company found out that the caterers charged the airlines 60 cents for 4 ingredients and 80 cents for 5 ingredients and that olive was the fifth ingredient in the salad. So, they decided to take the olive out of the equation and ended up saving $40,000 a year. Other fuel savings include, Southwest airlines installing winglets, which help to reduce drag and saving the company 54 million gallons of fuel per year. Or replacing the 27lb seats with 9lb seats made of titanium, smaller magazines, thinner carpet, and food served in cardboard boxes helped. Some international airlines only hire female stewardesses since they weigh less than their male counterparts. Every 2lbs of weight shed saves $100 from an aircraft’s annual fuel bill. EasyJet uses a special paint that has miniscule bumps that help the aircraft cut through the air more efficiently and burn less fuel (A.A.K., 2015). Maybe sometime in the future we will see Airbus’s new patent come to fruition. The patent is a portable cabin, with seats that customers sit in in the loading area and then the cabin gets transferred onto the aircraft with all the customers and luggage already situated in their respective
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