AIN Air Transport Perspective » March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012 - 1:53pm
China Southern A380

Europe’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) not only has many international airlines and governments concerned, but now even at least one of the world’s two biggest OEMs has joined the chorus of protest after China blocked a sale of Airbus A380s to Hong Kong Airlines.

March 19, 2012 - 1:51pm
Privately-owned airlines in India will now have greater access to international routes

In a reversal from an earlier policy, which gave state-owned Air India preference over bilateral aviation agreements for international routes, the Indian government will now open access to private airlines.

March 19, 2012 - 1:49pm
San Francisco International Airport

While last year produced a “mixed bag” of modest growth that favored mainline airlines over regional carriers and international over domestic travel, the FAA predicts that airline passenger travel will nearly double over the next 20 years.

March 19, 2012 - 1:47pm
ATC Global Eurocontrol exhibit

The annual ATC Global conference and exhibition, held earlier this month in Amsterdam, attempted to bring into sharper focus the vision of a Single European Sky (SES).

March 19, 2012 - 1:45pm
LAN Airbus A320

GE Aviation and Chile’s LAN Airlines recently conducted the first flight in Latin America using precise performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures from takeoff to landing.

 

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