AIN Air Transport Perspective » June 6, 2011

June 6, 2011 - 7:00am
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus’ COO, sees increased production rates for all models....

Building on a strong upturn in global traffic, Airbus is ramping up production of all its models–the A320 family, A330 and A380–dealing with several supply chain issues, a couple of them quite unusual and impossible to anticipate.

June 6, 2011 - 6:55am
Aerospace manufacturers, like Airbus with its European factories, including t...

Aerospace companies trying to bounce back from the downturn face many challenges, including rising costs, but they are still enjoying one blessing: lower insurance costs. The latest “Aerospace Market Outlook” report from leading insurance group Aon Risk Solutions shows the industry now starting its fifth consecutive year of falling premiums.

June 6, 2011 - 6:52am
JetBlue Airways CEO Dave Barger (l) and FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Huer...

A high-level U.S. industry and government committee has recommended to the FAA that three capability areas requiring operators to equip their aircraft–automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), required navigation performance (RNP) and data communications–be prioritized in rolling out the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).

June 6, 2011 - 6:48am
Data found in the flight recorders indicate that the crew maintained pitch-up...

French BEA accident investigators on May 27 released factual information they have found in reading data from Air France Flight 447’s recorders, in hope of quenching speculation about responsibilities in the accident. But the information exposed an intriguing sequence of actions in the cockpit.

June 6, 2011 - 6:45am
AirAsia X chief executive Azran Osman Rani seeks to raise up to $330 million ...

Budget long-haul airline AirAsia X is eyeing a stock market listing and fleet expansion to spread its wings across the globe. The Malaysia-based carrier’s chief executive, Azran Osman Rani, has been in talks with institutional investors about a flotation in the next year or two to fund growth.

 

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