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Dec 26, 2012

New Frontier Airlines: Questions, Answers--And More Questions

An investment group that says it has $400 million in backing went public with its aspirations to acquire Denver-based Frontier and create a second....More
Dec 21, 2012

Southwest Turn Times: 1982-2012

As I wrote in this AWIN-subscriber only article, Southwest Airlines is struggling a bit with its vaunted turn times, which it has long highlighted as....More
Dec 21, 2012

Airlines To Watch In 2013

In the Dec. 17 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology, our commercial editorial team rounds up the 25 airlines that they believe will act as....More
Dec 21, 2012

ATR's Last -500 Turboprop Goes To Indonesia's Wings Air

  ATR delivered on Friday 14th December its very last -500 aircraft. It was an ATR 72-500 for Lion Air’s Wings Air, ATR’s spokesman told me in an....More
Dec 20, 2012

Lessons from Jakarta – Time for Assisted Recovery?

The combination of the best technology available and the most experienced pilots possible was not enough to overcome human frailties in the case of....More
Dec 20, 2012

Small World

This Finnair-owned Embraer 170 was a recent rare visitor to Boeing Field, Seattle. Spotted by Joe Walker, it is conducting modular avionics upgrade....More
Dec 20, 2012

CSeries Ahead Of The E-Jet...Sort Of

When Embraer's first E-Jet, the Embraer 170, took to the skies for the first time in February 2002, the program had accumulated 112 orders. With the....More
Dec 20, 2012

Historic Filton Airfield Closes - Birthplace of Concorde

One of the UK's most historic airfields closes for business this week. Bristol's Filton airport ceases to be an operational airfield from Dec. 21,....More
Dec 19, 2012

CSeries Gets its Wings

Bombardier's announcement that an "air carrier in the Americas" has signed a letter of intent for 12 CSeries includes an update on the first flight-....More
Dec 19, 2012

Driving GE Acquisitions #AvMRO

GE Aviation seems to have an appetite for joint ventures and acquisitions these days, but should this surprise anybody? Read my exclusive interview....More
Dec 19, 2012

100th 787 wing shipped

The 100th shipset of a composite wingbox for a 787-8 left Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Oye plant in Nagoya Friday, five-and-a-half years after MHI....More
Dec 17, 2012

AirAsia vs Lion Air

It’s interesting to see how the personal rivalry between AirAsia group CEO, Tony Fernandes, and Lion Air group president director, Rusdi Kirana, is....More
Dec 13, 2012

A380 and the NEO

A target of 30 orders for its A380 by year-end may seem out of reach for Airbus, or maybe not. The airframer’s November order book showed no change....More
Dec 12, 2012

Eyes in the Sky Aid Pilots Far from Shore

In the immediate aftermath of the Air France 447 crash in the deep ocean off the Northeast coast of Africa in June 2009, there was much concern that....More
Dec 11, 2012

British Airways 787, A380 Seat Configuration

British Airways' eight new Boeing 787-8s will have 214 seats. 35 in Club World with a 2-3-2 configuration, 25 in World Traveller Plus with the same....More
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