AIN Air Transport Perspective » January 28, 2011

January 28, 2011 - 7:16am
Air France has asked a committee consisting of management and union represent...

Management and union representatives at Air France have started to digest 35 safety recommendations delivered to them on January 24 by the team of experts commissioned by the French flag carrier in December 2009 to conduct an independent review of its safety standards and procedures.

January 28, 2011 - 7:14am
ATR plans by 2012 to increase annual production to 70 airplanes, mainly ATR 7...

Judging by figures released at a Paris press briefing on January 20, the waning resurgence of the commercial turboprop market has, if anything, resumed at a stronger pace than at any time since the segment began reclaiming lost ground from the regional jet market a half-decade ago, at least for Franco-Italian manufacturer ATR.

January 28, 2011 - 7:13am
Boeing insists that its target to certify the 787 during this year's third qu...

Boeing won't consider submitting the 787 Dreamliner for certification in the third quarter without Etops capability, notwithstanding differences in qualification testing the FAA has instituted since the 777 earned its FAA ticket–complete with Etops approval–in 1995, CEO Jim McNerney said during the company's January 26 fourth-quarter earnings call.

January 28, 2011 - 7:11am
Virgin America has provided Airbus with its first firm order for the new A320...

Airbus entered 2011 with a clear perspective on its main challenges and opportunities. In the start-of-year press conferences staged by both the European airframer and its EADS parent during January, executives identified the overriding challenge as the continuing battle to control costs.

January 28, 2011 - 7:04am
GE Aviation's collaboration with China's Avic would initially support the ele...

Protectionists have sounded the familiar alarms over GE's joint venture with China's Avic, formalized during January's state visit to Washington by Chinese president Hu Jintao. The venture, an equal partnership between GE Aviation and Avic, will involve the development and marketing of integrated, open-architecture aviation electronic systems to the global commercial aerospace industry for new aircraft programs, according to GE.


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