No one can say where, when or how the rolling political crisis in North Africa and the Middle East will end, but it already seems clear that it doesn’t spell good news for the air transport industry.
AIN Air Transport Perspective » February 25, 2011
Airbus’s first firm order for A380s from a Japanese customer last week not only added a significant tally to its backlog, but it might have represented a watershed event in the company’s efforts to loosen Boeing’s stranglehold on the lucrative market.
At Boeing’s colossal plant in Everett, Wash., the February 13 gathering of some 10,000 employees, government officials and customer, partner and supplier reps served not only as a chance to celebrate a long-overdue “unveiling” of the 747-8 Intercontinental, but as a reminder of a painful legacy left by top management a decade or more ago.
India’s government-owned National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) plans to present a feasibility report by the end of April to seek clearance to manufacture a 70- to 90-seat passenger airplane called the RTA, short for regional transport aircraft.
Aircraft valuation specialist Ascend painted a mixed picture of prospects for airliner leasing and sales this year in its Evolution 2011 webinar on February 10.
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