AIN Air Transport Perspective » December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011 - 6:22pm
European carriers like Aegean Airlines face a profits squeeze in 2012

Airlines appear headed for another bumpy ride in 2012, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which last week slashed $1.4 billion from its forecast profits for member carriers.

December 9, 2011 - 1:32pm
A350 XWB front fuselage St. Nazaire.

The first 21-meter-long front fuselage section for the Airbus A350 XWB has begun to take shape in Saint-Nazaire, France, where mechanics have begun joining the forward fuselage and nose sections, the European manufacturer announced last week.

December 8, 2011 - 1:44pm
FAA and EU representatives sign agreement in March in Budapest.

Citing “continuing skepticism” among aviation industry stakeholders in both the U.S. and Europe, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the FAA provide more information on its efforts to align with Europe on ATC modernization.

December 8, 2011 - 10:09am
Boeing machinists

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) ratified a “landmark agreement” with Boeing yesterday that will ensure labor peace between the company and its 31,000 machinists for another four years and guarantee the production of the 737 MAX in Renton, Wash.

November 30, 2011 - 5:52pm
Flightcom commercial aviation pushback communications system

Southwest Airlines says it will be the first major airline to widely use a wireless, ground-support communications system to improve safety and operational efficiency during pushback operations. The airline plans to deploy the Flightcom pushback system for commercial aviation at 425 gates at 73 airports in the U.S. by the first quarter of 2012.

 

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