AIN Air Transport Perspective » December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011 - 6:12pm
BMI is up for sale with its Heathrow slots firmly in the sights of bidders

The scramble for precious slots at London Heathrow Airport has spurred a bidding war for struggling UK carrier BMI. Virgin Atlantic Airways has told Lufthansa, BMI’s owner, that it will be able to close the deal more quickly than the International Airlines Group (IAG), which launched a bid for BMI in November.

December 16, 2011 - 9:42am
United Airlines pilots with Apple iPads

American Airlines pilots said the airline received approval from the FAA last week to use Apple iPad tablet computers for digital charts and manuals in all phases of flight, including takeoff and landing, making American the first carrier to use iPads in the cockpit for expanded capability.

December 15, 2011 - 5:29pm
LAN was first Latin American operator to order Airbus A320neo.

LAN Airlines of Chile and TAM of Brazil cleared the last regulatory hurdle to their merger December 14, obtaining approval from Brazil’s antitrust authority to create one of the world’s largest airline groups.

December 13, 2011 - 3:36pm
Etihad Boeing 777 (foreground) and 787.

The holiday season seemed to start early last week for Boeing, as it secured no fewer than three major firm orders, including the biggest in its history.

December 12, 2011 - 3:47pm
Air France A350 XWB

The antagonists in the long-running trade dispute over government subsidies to Boeing and Airbus are awaiting World Trade Organization (WTO) comment on the latest U.S. call for sanctions against the European Union.

 

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