AIN Air Transport Perspective » October 3, 2011

October 3, 2011 - 5:11pm
One of 66 new Iridium Next satellites, scheduled to launch between 2015 and 2015

Satellite communications provider Iridium may make space available on its next-generation satellites for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) receivers, making possible global surveillance of aircraft, with emphasis on oceanic flights in non-radar airspace.

October 3, 2011 - 5:09pm
Liebbherr’s aerospace activities center around an air systems manufacturing faci

A new contract to develop the bleed air system for the Airbus A320neo and the opening on September 22 of a €27 million test and development center at its Toulouse manufacturing site underline Liebherr-Aerospace’s ambition to continue growing its estimated 40 percent share of the market for civil aircraft air mana

October 3, 2011 - 5:05pm
Despite passenger traffic growth this year, ERA officials, including president M

Europe’s regional airlines achieved 7.1 percent passenger growth during the first six months of 2011, according to figures published by the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) at its annual general assembly held in Rome last week.

October 3, 2011 - 5:01pm
ANA’s second 787, still sitting on Boeing property in Everett, Wash., will join

The first Boeing 787 landed early Wednesday morning at Tokyo Haneda Airport carrying All Nippon Airways CEO Shinichiro Ito, following his appearance at the September 26 first delivery ceremony in Everett, Wash.

October 3, 2011 - 4:54pm
Southwest Airlines has flown RNP approaches on just 1 percent of its operations,

Southwest Airlines’ ambitious fleetwide implementation of required navigation performance (RNP) operations is making slow progress. Since initiating flights in January using the precision approach procedures to save track miles and fuel, the airline’s use of RNP represents just 1 percent of its daily operations, said Capt. David Newton, Southwest senior manager of airspace.

 

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