AIN Air Transport Perspective » October 10, 2011

October 10, 2011 - 4:11pm
American Airlines A320

A provisional ruling from the advocate general of the European Court of Justice has denied an appeal led by the U.S. Air Transport Association (ATA) against the imposition of the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) on air carriers from outside Europe.

October 10, 2011 - 4:03pm
Tony Tyler

A report released last week by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) pointed to decelerating airline passenger demand for the month of August. Although demand increased 4.5 percent over the previous August, the growth amounts to a “significant slowing” from the 6.0 percent recorded in July.

October 10, 2011 - 3:58pm
cockpit panel

The competition is under way to provide air-ground data communications in U.S. domestic airspace, a key piece of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). At the same time, the FAA has asked its NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) to recommend a data communications “roadmap” through 2030, taking into account different datalink standards.

October 10, 2011 - 3:47pm
Laptop

“Pressing challenges remain” in the FAA’s progression to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), says the U.S. Department of Transportation inspector general. In testimony October 5 before the House aviation subcommittee, DOT IG Calvin L. Scovel III cited the FAA’s Metroplex initiative.

October 10, 2011 - 3:37pm
People in cabin

Arinc has jumped into the crowded market for wireless Internet access in airline cabins with the unveiling of its new Cabin Connect suite of products, using Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband connection.

 

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