Air Transport and Cargo

News and issues relating to international air transport and cargo carriers, national airlines and regional airlines, including aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

March 13, 2014 - 9:35am
Flyht Aerospace Solutions' automated flight information reporting system

The prolonged search for the Boeing 777-200 operated as Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 brought attention to onboard data transmission systems that report an aircraft’s position and other information in real time. Such a system could help track an aircraft that disappears from radar coverage.

March 12, 2014 - 10:19am

Simferopol International Airport has sent a letter to Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) notifying it that the Crimean gateway will allow no service to or from Kiev, forcing UIA to cancel all flights between the cities until at least March 18. On Wednesday a UIA spokesperson told AIN that the airport has banned all flights into and out of Simferopol except for those to and from Russia.

March 11, 2014 - 12:29pm

As the search for the presumed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 entered its fourth day Tuesday, questions mounted about why security or immigration officials did not intercept the two Iranians who boarded with stolen Austrian and Italian passports.

March 6, 2014 - 10:08am

The Qantas Sale Amendment Bill, which serves to repeal part of the Qantas Act and effectively removes restrictions on foreign ownership and stipulations affecting Qantas’ business operations, passed Australia’s Lower House of Federal Parliament on Thursday by a vote of 83 to 53.

March 4, 2014 - 11:12am

The Central Asian Republic of Kazakhstan plans to launch a domestic airline, Air Kazakhstan, in early 2015 with a fleet of 10 new Bombardier Q400 twin turboprops.

March 3, 2014 - 4:30pm
Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan

Japan’s expansion of the international terminal at Haneda Airport in the Tokyo metropolitan area bolsters route expansion plans by its two major carriers, ANA and Japan Airlines (JAL).

March 3, 2014 - 3:30pm

Etihad Airways appears close to making a final decision as to whether or not to buy an equity stake in Alitalia. Speaking during a March 3 conference call about the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s latest quarterly financial results, CEO James Hogan confirmed that Etihad has entered the final stage of due diligence in evaluating the struggling Italian flagcarrier. 

March 1, 2014 - 12:40am

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has long claimed its Superjet 100 offers a level of technical sophistication that surpasses that of any Western regional jet on the market. Now, a new funding system state-controlled Vnesheconombank (VEB) devised with Sukhoi to support export sales of the Superjet 100 promises to place the Russian regional jet on equal footing with Western models in terms of financing cost as well, according to VEB deputy chairman Alexander Ivanov.

February 27, 2014 - 10:22am

After much delay Malaysian authorities have settled on an aviation policy and plan to announce details later this year.

February 26, 2014 - 1:17pm

Embraer’s three-quarter share of the U.S. regional jet market last year might have looked impressive to investors and analysts, but judging by some of the commentary during the company’s quarterly earnings briefing on Wednesday, it apparently didn’t satisfy CEO Frederico Curado.

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