AIN Air Transport Perspective » April 16, 2012

April 16, 2012 - 10:55am
Boeing 737 Max 8

Boeing engineers appear to have kept themselves busy refining the design of the 737 Max since the company announced its intention to re-engine the ubiquitous 737NG with CFM Leap-1B turbofans.

April 16, 2012 - 10:45am
Emirates Airline wants Heathrow Airport's night ban to be relaxed for modern aircraft such as its Airbus A380s

The question of how London will resolve its looming airport capacity crisis just won’t go away, and the UK’s Conservative government appears to be ruing the day that it resolutely ruled out any question of allowing construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

April 16, 2012 - 10:40am
Boeing-Embraer accord

Embraer left no doubt about its lack of interest in challenging Boeing any time soon in the hotly contested narrowbody market segment, when the two companies announced last week they had entered a loosely defined “cooperation agreement” calling for a joint effort to “enhance operational efficiency, safety and productivity, improve customer satisfaction and create value for both companies and their customers.” Specific areas of cooperation incl

April 16, 2012 - 10:40am
Bombardier Shanghai office

Bombardier Aerospace’s efforts to cultivate closer ties with the Chinese commercial aircraft industry continued last week with the official opening of a new office in Shanghai, now the home base of the Canadian company’s partnership with China’s Comac.

April 16, 2012 - 10:00am
Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson

Calling it an issue that “really hurts,” Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson used a keynote speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., to explain why Delta opposes U.S. Export-Import Bank loan guarantees that help foreign carriers buy Boeing airplanes.

 

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