Kristin Majcher

Kristin Majcher
FedEx Pilots Approve Labor Contract
FedEx Express pilots have ratified a new six-year labor contract, which becomes amendable in 2021.
EC: Is Europe’s MRO Market Anti-Competitive? 
The European Commission scrutinizes the competitive landscape of commercial maintenance in Europe.
Maintenance Contracts Face Scrutiny From European Commission 
As part of that process, the regulator is sending questionnaires to relevant companies in order to learn more about how they develop maintenance contracts, among other things.
Delta TechOps Builds Up A330 Work In Minneapolis 
This week, the airline announced an exclusive, three-year airframe-maintenance deal for Virgin Atlantic’s 10 Airbus A330s, which includes aircraft modifications and C checks.
Aircraft Replacements Drive Europe’s MRO Forecast 
Slow fleet growth will characterize the European air-transport MRO market, as airlines replace their older aircraft with new-technology models, consultants at the MRO Europe conference here this week have said.
Record 3Q Expected For U.S. Airlines 
U.S. airlines are expected to announce record third-quarter earnings, Cowen & Co analyst Helane Becker said in an Oct. 12 research note.
Wi-Fi Goes Operational 
Connectivity providers at the Airline Passenger Experience Association Expo are showing off new tools that use inflight connectivity not just to give passengers Wi-Fi, but also to streamline airline operations.
Alaska To Get First 737-900ER With Larger Overhead Bins 

Alaska Airlines will receive its first Boeing 737-900ER with new, bigger overhead bins in October, Alaska Airlines Managing Director-Customer Research and Development Sandy Stelling said at the Airline Passenger Experience Expo (APEX) in Portland, Oregon. These taller Boeing “Space Bins” are expected to increase overhead space by about 30% and ease the boarding process, Stelling says. In addition to equipping new aircraft with the larger bins, all of the carrier’s Boeing Sky Interior aircraft will be retrofitted as well. 

Inmarsat: European Passengers Crave Connectivity 
On the heels of announcing plans for a new European network, Inmarsat unveiled market research at the Airline Passenger Experience Association Expo in Portland, Oregon, that points to a strong demand for connectivity.
Alaska Airlines Sees Need For Satellite Wi-Fi 
Alaska Airlines is keeping an eye on the performance of satellite Wi-Fi systems across the market as it plans to eventually adopt a new system to help it provide a more-consistent connectivity experience on its flights, the airline’s connectivity experts said at the Airline Passenger Experience Association Expo here on Sept. 28.
Air Canada’s Amadeus Deal Will Support Global Expansion 
Air Canada’s new distribution deal with Amadeus will support the airline’s expansion into new international markets, according to Duncan Bureau, the airline’s vice president-global sales.
Venerable Aeromexico’s Savvy Growth Strategy 
Mexican low-cost carrier bolsters its routes with Sukhoi SSJ100s.
Superjet Key to Interjet’s Regional Expansion 
Mexican legacy carrier enhances its global reach, updates infrastructure and eyes partnerships.
Aeromexico’s Fleet-Renewal Strategy Key To Long-Term Growth 
Aeromexico is looking to upgauge its fleet with newer aircraft in the coming years, the airline’s Senior Vice-President Global Sales Jorge Goytortua has said.
Aeromexico Growing Connecting Traffic At Two Main Hubs 
Aeromexico has significantly boosted connecting traffic over the last year-and-a-half at its two main hub cities of Mexico City and Monterrey as it focuses on upgauging its fleet and growing international capacity.

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