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Oct 29, 2012

FedEx Acquires Two More MD-11Fs

FedEx purchased two MD-11Fs from ILFC in October, both of which recently came off lease from World Airways. Both aircraft have been owned by ILFC and....More
Oct 26, 2012

The Twin Otter - Irreplaceable, it Seems

It seems that the only aircraft that can replace the famously rugged and reliable de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter is a Twin Otter. Viking Air,....More
Oct 26, 2012

P&W's NEO engine shows a surprising new face

Pratt & Whitney’s long running efforts to introduce geared turbofan technology into the mainstream air transport market took a huge jump forward....More
Oct 26, 2012

North Sea Return for Some Super Pumas

If you are in the oil and gas industry, air transport does not end with the airline flight to Aberdeen or Stavanger - there lies ahead a long....More
Oct 26, 2012

Science to Meet Reality for Memphis FedEx Pilots

FedEx pilots will be the first in the U.S. to test new wake separation standards the FAA will put in place at the cargo carrier's hub in Memphis on....More
Oct 26, 2012

Spirit is Willing - Execution is Weak

Aviation is a global industry, but when it comes to picking risk-sharing partners, all the airframe manufacturers tend to draw from the same pool of....More
Oct 26, 2012

ARJ21: Comac’s Learning Experience

If people learn when things go wrong, then Comac must be learning a lot, and it is giving itself more time for its lessons, says Asia-Pacific Bureau....More
Oct 26, 2012

The Future Of Aerospace In France – The Long View

Olivier Zarrouati, who leads the equipment manufacturing group of the French aerospace association, Gifas, says the country’s A&D supply chain is....More
Oct 25, 2012

1 Day Away: 787, PW1100G Milestones

What do All Nippon Airways, Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney have in common? For one thing, tomorrow, Oct. 26, is an anniversary of sorts....More
Oct 25, 2012

The public vs private equation for Hawaiian

At what point should a publicly traded airline consider buying back its stock and becoming privately held?....More
Oct 24, 2012

A New Boeing 777 Every 2.5 Days

A Korean Air Boeing 777F this week became the first airframe to go through the 777 final assembly line in Everett, Washington, since the production....More
Oct 24, 2012

Photo: Alaska's First Boeing 737-900ER

Here's a photo of the first Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER (N402AS).  The aircraft departed Seattle's Boeing Field on Tuesday to Paine Field for....More
Oct 23, 2012

Three golden rules for airport openings

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, says there are three rules to be observed when opening a new airport terminal: never announce an opening date....More
Oct 23, 2012

Majors Cover Just 30%

I received the Regional Airline Association's annual report today and was surprised by a couple of statistics. For instance, regional airlines served....More
Oct 23, 2012

Photos: Airbus A350 FAL Opening

Airbus today celebrated the opening of its A350 final assembly line in Toulouse. Here are some photos: ....More
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