AIN Air Transport Perspective » May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012 - 10:45am
NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman, left, and Margaret Gilligan, FAA associate administrator for aviation safety.

The FAA asked a federal appeals court in the U.S. to temporarily suspend a lawsuit challenging the exclusion of all-cargo airlines from its new pilot duty rule so that it can correct “newly discovered errors” in the administrative record supporting the regulation.

May 28, 2012 - 10:40am
The 2012 RAA convention brought news of new plans for turboprop-powered airliners.

A looming pilot shortage, stubbornly high fuel prices, industry consolidation and new regulations that will require, among other items, first officers to carry an Air Transport Pilots certificate by August 2013 all made their mark on the 37th annual Regional Airline Association convention, held May 21 to 24 in Minneapolis.

May 28, 2012 - 10:35am
 Ethiopiantails

For Ethiopian Airlines, winning a reputation as a world-class airline hasn’t come easy in a continent not known for its commitment to service or stellar safety record. Seemingly against all odds, it has managed to do just that, all the while expanding its fleet to 48 aircraft and its route network to 83 international and domestic destinations.

May 28, 2012 - 10:30am
Aerial view of new international terminal at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The world’s busiest airport in terms of overall passenger traffic has added a new international terminal. The Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport opened May 16 after more than a decade of planning and nearly four years of construction.

May 28, 2012 - 10:25am
Air France KLM's maintenance, repair and overhaul operation still sees strong prospects in India despite recent struggles there.

The decline of India’s Kingfisher Airlines, whose fleet has shrunk to 18 aircraft from 66, hasn’t only served to push air fares upward due to declining capacity in a high-demand market. At the same time it has reduced business for suppliers and airline service providers, such as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) groups.

 

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