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Preparations underway for first flight early next year
Turboprop’s maximum capacity increases to 78 seats
Airport expansion in the Asia Pacific region is still being constrained by ill-considered regulatory hurdles, according to Airports Council International.
Groups representing European airlines and pilots say the plan is not ambitious enough and lacks specificity.
An audit by the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation will look into how effectively FAA oversees regional airline operations.
The carrier completed the first approved 330-minute ETOPS flight by flying a 777-200ER from Auckland to Buenos Aires.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft planning 15-20 CSeries deliveries next year and 250-300 over the next five years.
A federally chartered, not-for-profit organization would run the U.S. air traffic control system better than the FAA now does, airlines say.
A sequence of events led to the December 2014 crash of the AirAsia Airbus A320, the Indonesia National Transportation Safety Committee found.
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines recently met to push for an end to what they regard as heavy-handed treatment by international safety bodies.