AIN Air Transport Perspective » November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011 - 10:00am
Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action

The governing council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), meeting on November 2 in Montreal, adopted a declaration opposing the European Union’s “unilateral” action to include non-EU aircraft operators in its emissions trading scheme (ETS) as of January. By endorsing the declaration, expressed in a “working paper” advanced by 26 countries, ICAO aligned with the international airline industry and a collection of countries including Brazil, China, the U.S., India, Japan and the Russian Federation, in fighting the EU requirement.

November 7, 2011 - 9:55am
Dubai 2009 static display

Organizers expect the 2011 Dubai Air Show to trump the 2009 event in terms of visitors by 4 percent, at just over 55,000. More than 1,000 exhibitors from 50 countries have booked space for the November 13 to 17 show at Dubai Airport Expo, including first-time participants from Ethiopia, as well as companies from Australia and Japan after a break of several years.

November 7, 2011 - 9:50am
Boeing 737MAX computer-generated image

More details finally emerged about Boeing’s plans for the 737 MAX during a review of the third quarter by Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh at the November 3 Goldman Sachs Industrials Conference in Boston.

November 7, 2011 - 9:45am
Qantas 747-400

While Qantas participates in a series of negotiating sessions with three of its employee unions, it appears the threat of low-fare competition in the region won’t soon abate, raising tensions between the Australian flag carrier’s management and workers who fear losing their jobs to overseas “outsourcing.” The airline drew the ire of its employee groups when it announced in August plans to open a new airline based in Asia “with a new name, new aircraft and a new look and feel,” along with a new low-fare venture with Japan Airlines and Mitsubishi called Jetstar Japan.

November 7, 2011 - 9:40am
Principals of LAN, TAM merger pose for photograph.

Chile’s LAN Airlines S.A. and TAM S.A. of Brazil continue preparations for their planned merger to create Latin America’s leading operator and one of the world’s largest airlines, while at the same time appealing conditions imposed by Chile’s antitrust court.

 

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