Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News http://aviationweek.com/rss.xml en Huerta: FAA, DOT ‘Open’ To Discussion On FAA Restructuring http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/huerta-faa-dot-open-discussion-faa-restructuring-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>FAA Administrator</strong> Michael Huerta says he and Transportation Department Secretary Anthony Foxx are &ldquo;open&rdquo; to discussing a restructuring of the agency, specifically the removal of its air traffic control and modernization roles from its safety and certification tasks, as part of a fiscal year 2016 reauthorization package. The comments came at a hearing in Washington to discuss the FAA&rsquo;s next authorization bill, which lawmakers ideally will have in place by Sept. 30, when the current four-year authorization expires.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/huerta-faa-dot-open-discussion-faa-restructuring-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/huerta-faa-dot-open-discussion-faa-restructuring-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN In Brief North America Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:06:00 +0000 1270761 at http://aviationweek.com SpeedNews Defense & Space http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-98 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT</strong> says fiscal 2016 foreign military financing (FMF) request for Israel is $3.1b. Israel has received $20.5b in FMF since 2009.</p> <p><strong>CHINA</strong> plans to raise defense budget by 10% this year, compared with last year&rsquo;s 12.2%, according to Xinhua news service.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-98" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-98#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN SpeedNews Defense & Space Global Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:06:00 +0000 1270751 at http://aviationweek.com Avianca Holdings 2014 Net Profit Falls 52% To $120.5 Million http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/avianca-holdings-2014-net-profit-falls-52-1205-million <div class="node-body article-body"><p>During the year, Avianca acquired a stake in Mexican air-freight carrier AeroUnion and entered into a commercial agreement with Etihad, which Avianca said is &ldquo;creating a stronger cargo operation and more connectivity from Los Angeles via Mexico, while also improving cargo connectivity to Europe, from Milan and Amsterdam to Bogota.&rdquo;</p> <p>Avianca&rsquo;s cargo-revenue performance was strong in 2014, totaling $834.2 million, a figure up 11.6% from last year.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/avianca-holdings-2014-net-profit-falls-52-1205-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/avianca-holdings-2014-net-profit-falls-52-1205-million#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Latin America/Caribbean Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:36:00 +0000 1270701 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Airlines Seasonally Adjusted Monthly Available Seat-Miles (ASMs) http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-airlines-seasonally-adjusted-monthly-available-seat-miles-asms <div class="node-body article-body"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/03/avd_03_05_2015_cht1.pdf">/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/03/avd_03_05_2015_cht1.pdf</a></p> <p><strong>U.S. Airlines Seasonally Adjusted&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Monthly Available Seat-Miles (ASMs)</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs/ASMs (both seasonally adjusted) in percent</strong></p> <p><strong>*Scheduled Service Only*</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-airlines-seasonally-adjusted-monthly-available-seat-miles-asms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-airlines-seasonally-adjusted-monthly-available-seat-miles-asms#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Forecasts/Industry Data chart North America Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:57:00 +0000 1270501 at http://aviationweek.com Data Watch: U.S. Airlines Seasonally Adjusted Monthly Available Seat-Miles, 2014 http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-us-airlines-seasonally-adjusted-monthly-available-seat-miles-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/03/avd_03_05_2015_dataw.pdf">/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/03/avd_03_05_2015_dataw.pdf</a></p> <p><strong>U.S. Airlines Seasonally Adjusted</strong></p> <p><strong>Monthly Available Seat-Miles, 2014</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Systemwide RPMs/ASMs&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>(both seasonally adjusted) in percent.&nbsp;</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-us-airlines-seasonally-adjusted-monthly-available-seat-miles-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-us-airlines-seasonally-adjusted-monthly-available-seat-miles-2014#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Data Watch chart North America Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:57:00 +0000 1270481 at http://aviationweek.com GE Conducing Ceramic Matrix Composite Components Testing For GE9X http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/ge-conducing-ceramic-matrix-composite-components-testing-ge9x <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>As part of</strong>&nbsp;GE9X engine development for the Boeing 777X, GE Aviation has started ground tests on a GEnx engine containing ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components in the high-pressure turbine and combustor. The lightweight, heat-resistant CMC components will play an important role in the &ldquo;hot section&rdquo; of the GE9X. Testing is underway at GE&rsquo;s Peebles, Ohio facility.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/ge-conducing-ceramic-matrix-composite-components-testing-ge9x#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Intelligence North America Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:57:00 +0000 1270471 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Marines, Sailors Work To Better Integrate Logistics http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-marines-sailors-work-better-integrate-logistics <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The U.S. Marine Corps and Navy are seeing more efficient and streamlined logistics operations through the relatively new Navy Logistics Integration (NLI) process, which seeks to best utilize various logistics systems that make up the defense distribution network.</p> <p>NLI is becoming particularly useful with the rebalance of Navy forces to the Asia-Pacific region.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-marines-sailors-work-better-integrate-logistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-marines-sailors-work-better-integrate-logistics#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Operations Asia Pacific Defense Top Stories Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:30:00 +0000 1270771 at http://aviationweek.com Korean Air Lines, Airbus, Bid For KF-X Against KAI http://aviationweek.com/defense/korean-air-lines-airbus-bid-kf-x-against-kai <div class="field-deck"> Korean Air Lines, backed by Airbus, bids for KF-X development </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Korean fighter program progresses with Korean Air Lines/Airbus teaming to bid for KF-X fighter contract.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/korean-air-lines-airbus-bid-kf-x-against-kai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/korean-air-lines-airbus-bid-kf-x-against-kai#comments Defense AWST Defense Asia Pacific Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1270551 at http://aviationweek.com Israel: Arrow Missile Defense Systems Faltered In 2014 Tests http://aviationweek.com/defense/israel-arrow-missile-defense-systems-faltered-2014-tests <div class="field-deck"> Arrow-2 failed to hit target in September test </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite recent test failures, Israel hopes to achieve initial operational capability for Arrow anti-missile system in 2016. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/israel-arrow-missile-defense-systems-faltered-2014-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/israel-arrow-missile-defense-systems-faltered-2014-tests#comments Defense AWST Defense Middle East Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1270451 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Missile Defense Agency Airbus Narrows Global Ideas Contest To 100 University Teams http://aviationweek.com/technology/airbus-narrows-global-ideas-contest-100-university-teams <div class="node-body article-body">Intriguing ideas, some of which could have an eventual impact on the aerospace sector, have emerged from universities worldwide where student teams are competing in Airbus’s “Fly Your Ideas” contest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/airbus-narrows-global-ideas-contest-100-university-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/airbus-narrows-global-ideas-contest-100-university-teams#comments Technology AWST Technology Global Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1270301 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Opinion: Boeing Should Not Lean On Labor To Cover 787 Losses http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-boeing-should-not-lean-labor-cover-787-losses <div class="field-deck"> 787 deferred costs: the case for skepticism </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Investors loved Boeing’s fourth-quarter 2014 financials, but scratch a little deeper and there’s a serious problem. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-boeing-should-not-lean-labor-cover-787-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-boeing-should-not-lean-labor-cover-787-losses#comments Commercial Aviation Up Front AWST Up Front Global Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1270111 at http://aviationweek.com Aviation Daily, March 5, 2015 http://aviationweek.com/aviation-daily/2015-03-05 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Volume 400, Issue 41</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> <div class="field-cover-date"> <span>Cover Date:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2015-03-05</span> </div> <div class="field-volume"> <span>Volume:&nbsp;</span> 400 </div> <div class="field-number"> <span>Number:&nbsp;</span> 41 </div> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000 1269951 at http://aviationweek.com Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, March 5, 2015 http://aviationweek.com/aerospace-daily-defense-report/2015-03-05 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Volume 251, Issue 41</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> <div class="field-cover-date"> <span>Cover Date:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2015-03-05</span> </div> <div class="field-volume"> <span>Volume:&nbsp;</span> 251 </div> <div class="field-number"> <span>Number:&nbsp;</span> 41 </div> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000 1269421 at http://aviationweek.com McCain Praises Obama Defense Budget Request http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/mccain-praises-obama-defense-budget-request <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Senate Armed Services</strong> Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) opened a March 3 hearing with a note of praise for the Obama administration&rsquo;s sequestration-ignoring fiscal 2016 defense budget request. &ldquo;Given the accumulating dangers we face, it is notable that the president supported the Department of Defense in requesting a level of defense spending that is roughly $38 billion above the caps imposed by the Budget Control Act (BCA) and sequestration, which mandate nearly $1 trillion in defense cuts over 10 years,&rdquo; McCain said in his opening statement.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/mccain-praises-obama-defense-budget-request" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/mccain-praises-obama-defense-budget-request#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN In Brief North America Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:18:00 +0000 1269931 at http://aviationweek.com SpeedNews Defense & Space http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-97 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>SIKORSKY</strong> has $241.7m U.S. Army contract for 22 UH-60M aircraft to support contingency operations. Work to be completed by Dec. 31, 2016.</p> <p><strong>BELL HELICOPTER</strong> sold 15 Bell 407GXs to Mexican air force, with deliveries to begin this year; aircraft to be configured for parapublic missions.</p> <p><strong>HINDUSTAN AERONAUTICS LTD.</strong> performed cold weather trials of Light Combat Helicopter at Air Force Station, Leh, recently; also included flights to assess high-altitude performance, low-speed handling.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-97" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-97#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN SpeedNews Defense & Space Global Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:18:00 +0000 1269921 at http://aviationweek.com X4 Emerges As H160 http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/x4-emerges-h160 <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus Helicopter’s has lifted the veil on its mysterious X4 development program with the launch of its new H160 medium helicopter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/x4-emerges-h160" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/x4-emerges-h160#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Top Stories Europe North America Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:13:00 +0000 1270721 at http://aviationweek.com X4: Airbus Helicopters Bishwo Airways To Order Superjet 100s http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/bishwo-airways-order-superjet-100s-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) signed a letter of intent with Bishwo Airways for five Superjet 100s.</p> <p>The Nepal-based start-up carrier plans to operate the aircraft in a two-class 93-seat configuration. According to the preliminary agreement deliveries are scheduled for 2017.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/bishwo-airways-order-superjet-100s-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/bishwo-airways-order-superjet-100s-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Asia Pacific Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:00:00 +0000 1269911 at http://aviationweek.com FAA To Release Contract Maintenance Rule http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-release-contract-maintenance-rule <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>FAA March 4</strong> will publish new requirements for carriers that contract maintenance out. The congressionally mandated rule is very similar to the agency&rsquo;s draft version, issued in November 2012. The legislative mandate called for rules for Part 121 operators, but FAA opted to include Part 135 certificate holders as well. Despite pushback from industry, the agency kept Part 135s in the final rule.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-release-contract-maintenance-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-release-contract-maintenance-rule#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Intelligence North America Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:00:00 +0000 1269901 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Airlines Domestic Seasonally-Adjusted Passenger Enplanements http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-airlines-domestic-seasonally-adjusted-passenger-enplanements-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/03/avd_03_04_2015_cht1.pdf">/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/03/avd_03_04_2015_cht1.pdf</a></p> <p>U.S. Airlines Systemwide Seasonally-Adjusted Passenger Enplanements</p> <p>Systemwide (Domestic + International) passenger enplanements (seasonally-adjusted) in millions (000,000)</p> <p>Scheduled service only</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2011 2012 2013 2014</p> <p>January 60.59 61.13 61.81 62.72</p> <p>February 60.23 61.38 62.74 62.64</p> <p>March 60.51 61.14 61.24 63.70</p> <p>April 60.16 61.44 61.62 63.34</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-airlines-domestic-seasonally-adjusted-passenger-enplanements-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-airlines-domestic-seasonally-adjusted-passenger-enplanements-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Forecasts/Industry Data chart North America Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:36:00 +0000 1269881 at http://aviationweek.com Data Watch: U.S. Airlines Systemwide Seasonally Adjusted Passenger Enplanements http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-us-airlines-systemwide-seasonally-adjusted-passenger-enplanements <div class="node-body article-body"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="1"> <p><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/03/avd_03_04_2015_dataw.pdf">/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/03/avd_03_04_2015_dataw.pdf</a></p> <p><strong>U.S. Airlines Systemwide Seasonally Adjusted&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Passenger Enplanements</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Systemwide (Domestic + International) Passenger Enplanements&nbsp;</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-us-airlines-systemwide-seasonally-adjusted-passenger-enplanements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-us-airlines-systemwide-seasonally-adjusted-passenger-enplanements#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Data Watch chart North America Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:36:00 +0000 1269871 at http://aviationweek.com Bolden: Russian Pullout Would Force ISS Shutdown http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/bolden-russian-pullout-would-force-iss-shutdown <div class="node-body article-body">In an exchange with Rep. John Culbertson (R-Texas), the new chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA, Administrator Charles Bolden said the possibility of a station shutdown is a strong argument in favor of meeting his agency’s $1.2 billion request for commercial crew vehicles in 2016. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/bolden-russian-pullout-would-force-iss-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/bolden-russian-pullout-would-force-iss-shutdown#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Funding & Policy Top Story - Home Europe North America Space Top Stories Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:30:00 +0000 1270591 at http://aviationweek.com NASA AgustaWestland Reveals 7,000-kg AW139 http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/agustawestland-reveals-7000-kg-aw139 <div class="node-body article-body">AgustaWestland has thrown a further curveball into the medium helicopter market by giving its AW139 a maximum takeoff weight of 7,000 kg. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/agustawestland-reveals-7000-kg-aw139" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/agustawestland-reveals-7000-kg-aw139#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Top Stories North America Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:29:00 +0000 1270731 at http://aviationweek.com Qatar Airways Seeks Stakes In More Airlines http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/qatar-airways-seeks-stakes-more-airlines <div class="node-body article-body">Qatar Airways plans to buy stakes in other airlines following its recent investment in International Airlines Group (IAG), according to CEO Akbar Al Baker. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/qatar-airways-seeks-stakes-more-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/qatar-airways-seeks-stakes-more-airlines#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Top Story - Home Commercial Aviation Top Stories Middle East Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:29:00 +0000 1270601 at http://aviationweek.com Boeing Emirates Would Order Up To 200 A380neos http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/emirates-would-order-200-a380neos <div class="node-body article-body">Emirates would order up to 200 Airbus A380neos if Airbus decided to launch the updated version of the aircraft, its top executive says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/emirates-would-order-200-a380neos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/emirates-would-order-200-a380neos#comments Commercial Aviation Airlines Commercial Aviation Top Stories Middle East Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:26:00 +0000 1270581 at http://aviationweek.com Dubai Airports Huerta: FAA Could ‘Move Out Aggressively’ With Virtual Control Tower Technology http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/huerta-faa-could-move-out-aggressively-virtual-control-tower-technology <div class="node-body article-body">The results of an upcoming technology demonstration at a small general aviation airport outside of Washington, D.C., will be key to the future of near-term virtual control tower technology in the U.S. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/huerta-faa-could-move-out-aggressively-virtual-control-tower-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/huerta-faa-could-move-out-aggressively-virtual-control-tower-technology#comments AWIN ONLY Air Traffic Management AWIN Commercial Aviation Top Stories North America Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:23:00 +0000 1270571 at http://aviationweek.com FAA Hazy: A321neo LR Adds Flexibility, But Stops Short Of Replacing 757 http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/hazy-a321neo-lr-adds-flexibility-stops-short-replacing-757 <div class="node-body article-body">Air Lease Corp.’s decision to launch the Airbus A321neo’s long-range (LR) variant was driven by the added flexibility it will offer operators flying longer routes with existing narrowbodies, including Boeing 757s, but the lessor stops short of calling it a replacement for the venerable Boeing twin. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/hazy-a321neo-lr-adds-flexibility-stops-short-replacing-757" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/hazy-a321neo-lr-adds-flexibility-stops-short-replacing-757#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Lessors Commercial Aviation Top Stories North America Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:20:00 +0000 1270561 at http://aviationweek.com Boeing Lufthansa Sees 2017 Profits For Eurowings http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/lufthansa-sees-2017-profits-eurowings <div class="node-body article-body">Lufthansa expects its new Eurowings low-cost platform to become profitable in 2017 at the latest. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/lufthansa-sees-2017-profits-eurowings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/lufthansa-sees-2017-profits-eurowings#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Commercial Aviation Top Stories Europe Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:17:00 +0000 1270541 at http://aviationweek.com Alaska CFO Says Airline Would Consider Consolidation http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/alaska-cfo-says-airline-would-consider-consolidation <div class="node-body article-body">Alaska Airlines would be open to a merger with another carrier if the right opportunity came along, but it hasn’t yet been presented with one, the carrier’s chief financial officer told analysts this week. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/alaska-cfo-says-airline-would-consider-consolidation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/alaska-cfo-says-airline-would-consider-consolidation#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Commercial Aviation Top Stories North America Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:12:00 +0000 1270531 at http://aviationweek.com Alaska Airlines New FAA Policy Opens Door For Cheaper FANS Upgrades http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/new-faa-policy-opens-door-cheaper-fans-upgrades <div class="node-body article-body">FAA has clarified the applicability of a 2008 rule on flight-recorder upgrades, clearing the way for operators of some 7,500 aircraft to install or upgrade safety-enhancing avionics without a costly cockpit voice recorder (CVR) modification. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/new-faa-policy-opens-door-cheaper-fans-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/new-faa-policy-opens-door-cheaper-fans-upgrades#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Regulatory/Legislative Commercial Aviation Top Stories North America Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:10:00 +0000 1270521 at http://aviationweek.com Indonesia AirAsia X Wins Approval For Australia Service http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/indonesia-airasia-x-wins-approval-australia-service <div class="node-body article-body">The new AirAsia X franchise in Indonesia has finally gained permission to operate to Australia, with safety regulators granting clearance more than two months after services were scheduled to begin. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/indonesia-airasia-x-wins-approval-australia-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/indonesia-airasia-x-wins-approval-australia-service#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Asia Pacific Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:00:00 +0000 1270511 at http://aviationweek.com