AIN Air Transport Perspective » May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 - 3:12pm
Boeing 787 assembly line

In at least a symbolic gesture to Delta Air Lines and the Air Line Pilots Association, a bill passed on May 9 by the U.S. House of Representatives to extend the charter of the country’s Ex-Im Bank calls for the U.S. Treasury Department to negotiate with other governments toward eliminating state-backed loan guarantees for exports, including widebody aircraft sales.

May 14, 2012 - 3:10pm
Sukhoi Superjet 100 MSN 95004

While the May 9 crash of a Superjet 100 during a demonstration flight in Indonesia most importantly took a human toll, it also might have dealt a serious blow to the aspirations of the Russian civil aircraft industry to compete with Western manufacturers in the global market.

May 14, 2012 - 3:08pm
Etihad A350XWB

Substantial order cancellations struck both Boeing and Airbus during the month of April, leaving the Boeing 787 in negative territory for the year and the A350 backlog significantly dented, according to data released last week by both manufacturers.

May 14, 2012 - 3:06pm
Aeromexico Boeing 777

Aeromexico will begin daily service later this month between Mexico City and Washington, D.C., as part of a careful expansion in the U.S. by the publicly traded Mexican flag carrier.

May 14, 2012 - 3:04pm
Technology improvements and operating-cost savings have been key to the continued popularity of turboprop aircraft in regional airline service.

Anyone doubting the staying power of turboprop aircraft in the regional airline sector probably should have visited Toulouse on May 3 to see ATR delivering the 1,000th example of its twin turboprop series.

 

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