AIN Air Transport Perspective » June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012 - 1:30pm
Thales is preparing to introduce its new Avant in-flight entertainment system and also the AVA wireless streaming feature.

Thales’s in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) division has opened a new facility near London Heathrow Airport. The new premises will serve as the base for its sales and marketing operations in the UK and Ireland, as well as for its maintenance, repair and onboard services team covering Europe and Africa.

June 25, 2012 - 1:25pm
Mike Arcamone

The first Bombardier C Series CS100 will fly before the end of this year, asserted Mike Arcamone, president of the Montreal-based airframer’s commercial aircraft division, at a briefing last week at the company’s headquarters ahead of next month’s Farnborough International Airshow.

June 25, 2012 - 1:20pm
Lazard says some investors expect to see a so-called "super-cycle" with no foreseeable tail-off in airliner output rates.

An extremely positive outlook for the commercial aerospace industry is driving strong mergers and acquisitions activity, according to Michael Richter, managing director of the aerospace and defense group at financial advisor and asset manager Lazard.

June 25, 2012 - 1:15pm
Biofuel made from sugar cane

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) served as an ideal destination this week for a series of biofuel demonstration flights that transported, among others, ICAO secretary general Raymond Benjamin to Rio de Janeiro for the sessions.

June 25, 2012 - 1:10pm
U.S. states such as Washington have been trying to establish biofuels centers of excellence but now their efforts may be undermined by the U.S. government.

U.S. Congressional demands to block the federal government from buying biofuels for Department of Defense use threaten efforts by U.S. industry to build a leadership position in a key alternative fuel source for civil air transport, according to Christine Gregoire, g

 

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