AIN Air Transport Perspective » September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011 - 9:30am
Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, and Veda Shook,

The analogy of a ticking timepiece arose more than once last week as the U.S. Congress neared its self-imposed September 16 deadline to extend funding authorization of the FAA. In the absence of long-term reauthorization legislation, the agency has operated through 21 funding extensions since September 2007, and signs pointed to Congress passing yet another extension.

September 12, 2011 - 9:25am
A Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145 skidded off Ottawa’s 10,000-foot Runw

Authorities in Canada continued their investigation this week into a September 4 runway excursion at Ottawa International Airport involving a Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145–the third such incident involving an ERJ 145 operated by the St. Louis-based regional airline at the same airfield.

September 12, 2011 - 9:20am
ILFC in March became the first customer for Airbus’ A321neo as part of a new

Insurance giant AIG appeared closer to proceeding with plans to wind down its exposure to the aircraft leasing business when on September 2 its ILFC unit filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering.

September 12, 2011 - 9:15am
The global airline industry recovered from the April 2010 eruption of the Eyj

The air transport industry has proved largely immune to the effects of terrorism, pandemics and natural disasters over the past 32 years, according to a new report released last week by OAG and UBM Aviation.

September 12, 2011 - 9:10am
Airline pilots would like to see bulk shipments of lithium batteries better r

The FAA proposed a civil penalty against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on September 2 for allegedly providing to FedEx a mislabeled box containing lithium batteries, bringing attention to an issue of particular concern to the airline industry.

 

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