Aviation International News » May 2003

February 4, 2008 - 10:47am

Embraer has suffered a major setback following the decision of 170/190 launch customer Swiss to slash its firm orders and options for the Brazilian manufacturer’s new series of aircraft. In late March the Basel, Switzerland-based carrier announced it was reducing its original firm order of thirty 70-seat Embraer 170s and thirty 108-seat 195s to 15 of each model and deferring delivery for a year.

February 4, 2008 - 10:47am

Embraer has suffered a major setback following the decision of 170/190 launch customer Swiss to slash its firm orders and options for the Brazilian manufacturer’s new series of aircraft. In late March the Basel, Switzerland-based carrier announced it was reducing its original firm order of thirty 70-seat Embraer 170s and thirty 108-seat 195s to 15 of each model and deferring delivery for a year.

February 4, 2008 - 10:41am

Leesburg, Va.-headquartered AvCraft Aviation’s takeover of Fairchild Dornier’s 328 program, including the 328JET production line at Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, was pronounced complete on March 26 by insolvency administrator Dr. Eberhard Braun, who is responsible for selling off the various divisions of the bankrupt aircraft manufacturer. According to the plant’s new management, production should resume during the first quarter of next year.

February 4, 2008 - 10:41am

Leesburg, Va.-headquartered AvCraft Aviation’s takeover of Fairchild Dornier’s 328 program, including the 328JET production line at Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, was pronounced complete on March 26 by insolvency administrator Dr. Eberhard Braun, who is responsible for selling off the various divisions of the bankrupt aircraft manufacturer. According to the plant’s new management, production should resume during the first quarter of next year.

February 4, 2008 - 10:35am

The pilots of British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary CitiExpress last month began consultations with union leaders over industrial action after talks about restructuring the division broke down. BA planned to announce late last month that further changes at CitiExpress would result in the closure of bases at some airports and the loss of more pilot jobs. British Airways plans to cut 3,000 jobs throughout the company by October.

February 4, 2008 - 10:35am

The pilots of British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary CitiExpress last month began consultations with union leaders over industrial action after talks about restructuring the division broke down. BA planned to announce late last month that further changes at CitiExpress would result in the closure of bases at some airports and the loss of more pilot jobs. British Airways plans to cut 3,000 jobs throughout the company by October.

February 4, 2008 - 10:33am

The carriers that belong to the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) reported passenger growth of 9.1 percent for last year–well ahead of the 3.4-percent growth recorded in 2001. Revenue passenger kilometers grew at a rate of 9.3 percent versus 4.5 percent a year earlier. However, a greater than normal increase in the last quarter of last year due to the severe slump following 9/11 accounted for much of the gain.

February 4, 2008 - 10:33am

The carriers that belong to the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) reported passenger growth of 9.1 percent for last year–well ahead of the 3.4-percent growth recorded in 2001. Revenue passenger kilometers grew at a rate of 9.3 percent versus 4.5 percent a year earlier. However, a greater than normal increase in the last quarter of last year due to the severe slump following 9/11 accounted for much of the gain.

February 4, 2008 - 10:30am

Mesaba Aviation last month announced the elimination of 33 management positions as a result of expected declining flight activity. The company plans to reduce its capacity for fiscal year 2004 by 5 percent. Mesaba said the decline “reflects the current economic conditions in the airline industry and lower consumer demand.” The positions affected include both staffed and open positions.

February 4, 2008 - 10:30am

Mesaba Aviation last month announced the elimination of 33 management positions as a result of expected declining flight activity. The company plans to reduce its capacity for fiscal year 2004 by 5 percent. Mesaba said the decline “reflects the current economic conditions in the airline industry and lower consumer demand.” The positions affected include both staffed and open positions.

 
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