AIN Air Transport Perspective » January 14, 2011

January 14, 2011 - 9:30am
An arbitrator scuttled plans by United Airlines to place the Continental Airl...

The Air Line Pilots Association won the latest battle in the war on so-called regional airline outsourcing when an arbitrator derailed United Continental Holdings’ plans to place the CO code on 70-seat jet flights operated by United Express carriers from the Continental hub cities of Houston, Newark and Cleveland.

January 14, 2011 - 9:30am
The value of rest that airline pilots can get inflight is one of the factors ...

Conflicting reactions to new proposals from both sides of the Atlantic on flight and duty time limits (FTL) seem to prove only that regulators and scientists just can’t win. The European Cockpit Association (ECA)–an umbrella organization of European pilot unions–has reacted furiously against the notice of proposed amendment for new FTL rules issued on Dec. 20, 2010, by the European Aviation Safety Agency.

January 14, 2011 - 9:30am
EADS faces at least another year of getting costs under control before it can...

Despite a strong rebound in orders and deliveries, and despite being flush with cash reserves, the new year’s forecast for Europe’s EADS aerospace and defense group remains sorely lacking in one respect: it still can’t turn a decent profit.

January 14, 2011 - 9:30am
The May 22 crash of an Air India Express Boeing 737-800 in Mangalore, India a...

London-based aerospace consultancy and equipment appraiser Ascend characterized 2010 as “a disappointing year” in terms of airline safety, as both the number of fatal accidents and total fatalities increased over previous years. According to Ascend’s data, the number of fatal accidents increased 22 percent, from 23 in 2009 to 28 last year.

January 14, 2011 - 9:30am
Boeing 737 deliveries totaled 376, setting a new record for the second year i...

After another year tainted by the continuing public relations disaster known as the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing Commercial Airplanes must have taken some solace from impressive sales and delivery tallies for 2010. The company posted net orders for 530 commercial airplanes during the year, compared with its anemic net total of 142 for the 2009 calendar year.

 

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