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FAA wants Boeing to improve MAX submissions

By Sean Broderick Dec 12, 2019
FAA administrator Steve Dickson suggested Boeing improve the “quality and timeliness” of information it is providing the agency to support getting the 737 MAX back into service, part of a larger message that Boeing’s efforts should focus on meeting regulatory demands, not influencing the process.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

FAA moves toward space-based ADS-B to track aircraft

By Bill Carey Dec 12, 2019
FAA is considering expanding its use of space-based surveillance to track aircraft and maintain separations in oceanic airspace beyond an operational trial slated to begin in the Caribbean region in March.
Interiors & Connectivity

Delta pilots ask DOT to put conditions on proposed WestJet JV

Dec 12, 2019
Delta Air Lines pilots are urging the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to place conditions on the carrier’s proposed transborder joint venture (JV) with Calgary-based WestJet, expressing concerns about how Delta has divided flying opportunities under its immunized alliance with Virgin Atlantic.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Southwest Airlines, Boeing reach deal on partial MAX damages

By Sean Broderick Dec 12, 2019
Southwest Airlines will share $125 million with employees as part of a deal struck with Boeing that covers part of what the airline is losing because of the 737 MAX groundings, the carrier said Dec. 12.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Wizz Air to launch Abu Dhabi LCC

Dec 12, 2019
Budapest-based LCC Wizz Air unveiled plans Thursday to create a new Abu Dhabi-based airline in partnership with Abu Dhabi development holding company PJSC.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Dickson still confident in FAA certification process

By Sean Broderick Dec 11, 2019
The FAA’s top official remains confident in the agency’s certification methodology and processes for evaluating safety-critical issues, pushing back on lawmakers’ assertions that the system is “broken” and in need of a major overhaul.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Air France orders 10 more Airbus 350-900s

By Helen Massy-Beresford Dec 11, 2019
Air France-KLM has placed a firm order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900s, which will replace the A380s scheduled to leave the fleet by 2022.
Aircraft & Propulsion

IATA: Public and employee confidence in MAX is critical

Dec 11, 2019
Public and employee confidence in the Boeing 737 MAX is critical to the aircraft’s successful return to service, IATA SVP-safety and flight operations Gilberto López Meyer said at IATA’s annual global media day in Geneva.
singapore

Avianca finalizes major debt restructuring, acquires new funds

By Sean Broderick Dec 11, 2019
Avianca Holdings has completed a major debt restructuring and landed up to $125 million in new financing from a group of investors, giving it additional flexibility to execute its turnaround plan.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas grounds four 737 freighters on potential parts defect

By Adrian Schofield Dec 11, 2019
Qantas has removed four of its Boeing 737 freighters from service because of a potential defect on parts fitted during their conversion from passenger aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

IATA: Passengers slow to offset their carbon emissions

By Alan Dron Dec 11, 2019
The sharply increased emphasis by airlines on sustainability is not being matched by passengers taking up the opportunity to offset the carbon emissions of their journeys, IATA director-general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said Dec. 11. It was disappointing that only 0.01% of passengers choose to pay to compensate for their emissions when flying, de Juniac said at IATA’s annual global media day in Geneva.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

IATA: Questions remain about Mexico City airport plan

Dec 11, 2019
Mexico has started to share its plans for a proposed tri-airport system and is working across industry stakeholders to develop those plans, but significant questions remain about how those plans will work.
Airports & Routes

IATA: Questions remain about Mexico City airport plan

Dec 11, 2019
Mexico has started to share its plans for a proposed tri-airport system and is working across industry stakeholders to develop those plans, but significant questions remain about how those plans will work.
Airports & Routes

IATA downgrades 2019 airline profit forecast as trade wars bite

By Karen Walker Dec 11, 2019
IATA has again revised downward its forecast for the net profit that the world’s airlines will post in 2019—describing it as a “tough year”—but is optimistic for an uptick in 2020.
Airlines & Lessors

COMAC shifts fifth C919 prototype to Nanchang

By Bradley Perrett Dec 10, 2019
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) has transferred the fifth prototype in the C919 narrowbody flight-test program to Nanchang, China, six weeks after the aircraft’s first flight.
Aircraft & Propulsion

RTCA committee to create standards for rogue drone protection

By Bill Carey Dec 10, 2019
US non-profit standards organization RTCA announced on Dec. 9 that it has formed a committee of industry and government experts to develop requirements for counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) to protect airports and other sites from rogue drones.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Armenian airlines under scrutiny in latest EU Air Safety List

By Victoria Moores Dec 10, 2019
The European Commission has decided to closely monitor Armenia, following its latest European Union (EU) Air Safety List update, which also removed a blanket ban on Gabonese airlines.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Boeing MAX proposed updates to minimum equipment lists add redundancy

By Sean Broderick Dec 10, 2019
Proposed updates to the Boeing 737 MAX master minimum equipment list (MMEL) reflect the increased redundancy that Boeing is adding to the model as part of mandatory flight control system logic updates and extends several of the changes to earlier 737 versions.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

LATAM, IAG cancel joint venture plans

Dec 09, 2019
LATAM Airlines Group and International Airlines Group (IAG) have decided to abandon plans for an immunized joint venture between LATAM and IAG subsidiaries British Airways and Iberia, LATAM announced in a security filing Dec. 6.
Airlines & Lessors

SkyPorts raises funds to expand UAM vertiport infrastructure

By Graham Warwick Dec 09, 2019
Hard on the heels of showcasing its first urban air mobility (UAM) terminal in Singapore, UK startup Skyports has raised £5.35 million ($7 million) to continue acquiring sites for passenger and cargo vertiports around the world.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Rolls-Royce CEO: Aviation must not lag on the environment

By Victoria Moores Dec 09, 2019
Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East has cautioned that aviation’s share of worldwide emissions could hit 20-25%, up from around 2.5% today, if the industry does not act quickly enough on sustainability.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Analysts: US airports to see strong demand in 2020

By Michael Bruno Dec 09, 2019
US and other global economies might be plateauing but the 2020 outlook for US airports is positive, as strong demand and low fuel costs drive higher airline capacity, credit analysts said in a new report.
Airports & Routes

Italy appoints new administrator to oversee Alitalia rescue

By Helen Massy-Beresford Dec 09, 2019
Italy has named a new special administrator to oversee Alitalia, after plans for a consortium of investors to put forward a rescue plan for the bankrupt carrier failed to materialize.
Airlines & Lessors

Hong Kong Airlines escapes suspension

Dec 07, 2019
The Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) has decided not to take action against LCC Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) “for the time being” after the carrier secured cash last week to pay employees and keep operations afloat.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Spirit sues US DOT over Southwest's vacant Newark slots

Dec 06, 2019
Spirit Airlines is suing the US Department of Transportation (DOT), alleging the department violated federal law by withholding peak-hour slots at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) formerly belonging to Southwest Airlines.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

 

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