AIN Air Transport Perspective » August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012 - 1:30pm
Interjet SSJ100

Residual value guarantees, superior hot-and-high capabilities and “outstanding” launch customer incentives all contributed to a decision by Mexico’s second-largest airline to take a “calculated risk” on the Sukhoi Superjet 100, Interjet CEO Jose Luis Garza told AIN during a visit to New York last week.

August 6, 2012 - 1:25pm
Embraer E-Jets

While last week’s announcement of a firm order for six E190s from Venezuela’s Conviasa Airlines certainly helped buoy Embraer’s sales outlook for the rest of this year, it hardly assuaged concerns among financial analysts about the fact that the manufacturer’s airliner backlog had dropped to its lowest level in six years by the en

August 6, 2012 - 1:20pm
U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The long-simmering dispute over Europe’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) heated up after a U.S. Senate committee advanced legislation that would empower the secretary of transportation to prohibit American airlines from participating in the carbon cap-and-trade construct.

August 6, 2012 - 1:15pm
tony tyler

If implemented through global agreement rather than unilaterally by the European Union (EU), an emissions trading scheme (ETS) could prove effective in reducing aviation’s environmental footprint, according to Tony Tyler, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

August 6, 2012 - 1:10pm
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has been in talks with Saudi Arabian officials over plans to open up the country's airline sector.

Qatar Airways is set to become the first foreign carrier to make lasting inroads into the Saudi Arabian air transport market, in moves that could overturn long-standing restrictions that have made the large and wealthy country something of a sleeping giant.

 

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