AIN Air Transport Perspective » February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012 - 5:39pm
AirAsia, like many carriers in the continent, is confronting the threat of over-capacity and rising costs

Even as Asia Pacific airlines survived a testing 2011, overcapacity as a result of increased fleet orders is still concerning investors, who are already less willing to finance procurements in the current debt-laden environment. This was the message from Sydney-based thinktank the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) at the Low Cost Airlines Asia summit in Singapore last week.

February 13, 2012 - 5:00pm
The 2012 Singapore Airshow runs from February 14-19

How robust is Asia’s air transport market, given recent evidence of softening demand and financial strain in countries such as India and Malaysia? This week’s Singapore Airshow might provide some answers, with a number of new orders widely anticipated, including a likely deal for regional airliners from Indonesia carrier Garuda.

February 10, 2012 - 10:28pm
GE icing test cell Winnipeg

On an unused corner of James A. Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a massive structure has emerged, the newest test cell in GE Aviation’s stable.

February 10, 2012 - 10:00pm
Aeroflot Superjet SSJ100-95

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) plans to develop a stretched version of the recently certified Superjet 100 designed to seat 130 passengers. The airplane is dubbed the Superjet 130NG, and Sukhoi estimates its development costs will total $1 billion.

February 10, 2012 - 9:20pm
Singapore Airlines A380

Boeing and Airbus have each progressed in their efforts to settle manufacturing defects with their respective high-profile airliners.

 

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