AIN Air Transport Perspective » April 23, 2010

April 23, 2010 - 6:38am
Rear Admiral Kurt Kunkel, Commander of the U.S. Department of Defense's Defen...

In a bid to bolster the market for alternative fuels, two of the world's largest consumers of jet-A have formed a strategic alliance: the U.S. Air Transport Association and the U.S. Department of Defense. According to ATA president James May, environmental considerations and rising prices for petroleum-based fuel motivated the agreement signed last month.

April 23, 2010 - 6:32am
Plans call for Iberia to complete its merger with British Airways by year-end...

The weeks preceding the unforeseen losses caused by Europe's volcanic ash crisis saw improved trading conditions across much of the airline sector and, in its wake, revived momentum for long-anticipated consolidation between carriers on both sides of the Atlantic. 

April 23, 2010 - 6:21am
By the end of this quarter Boeing expects to decide on whether or not to incr...

Boeing plans to decide by the end of this quarter whether or not to raise production rates for its 737 family, as the company anticipates further strengthening of the market for new narrowbody airliners.

April 23, 2010 - 6:04am
JetBlue CEO Dave Barger advocates a “contrarian” approach to running an airli...

The effort to bring “humanity” back to air travel has guided JetBlue CEO Dave Barger's management philosophy ever since he landed his original job as the airline's president and COO in August 1998. While circumstances beyond its control certainly tested that doctrine at times, JetBlue never veered from its core values-thanks in large part to Barger, who, in May 2007, assumed the chief executive's role from its founder, David Neeleman.

 

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