The scramble for precious slots at London Heathrow Airport has spurred a bidding war for struggling UK carrier BMI. Virgin Atlantic Airways has told Lufthansa, BMI’s owner, that it will be able to close the deal more quickly than the International Airlines Group (IAG), which launched a bid for BMI in November.
AIN Air Transport Perspective » December 19, 2011
American Airlines pilots said the airline received approval from the FAA last week to use Apple iPad tablet computers for digital charts and manuals in all phases of flight, including takeoff and landing, making American the first carrier to use iPads in the cockpit for expanded capability.
LAN Airlines of Chile and TAM of Brazil cleared the last regulatory hurdle to their merger December 14, obtaining approval from Brazil’s antitrust authority to create one of the world’s largest airline groups.
The holiday season seemed to start early last week for Boeing, as it secured no fewer than three major firm orders, including the biggest in its history.
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