AIN Air Transport Perspective » January 9, 2012

January 9, 2012 - 6:25pm
Indian aviation officials have reported safety concerns at Kingfisher Airlines

A controversy is raging over the safety practices of India’s airlines following the partial “leak” of a financial audit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The report indicated that poor safety practices may be endemic in the Indian air transport sector.

January 5, 2012 - 12:28pm
Accident rates, 1946 to present

The last three months of 2011 saw “the longest period without a fatal airliner accident in modern aviation history,” according to the Aviation Safety Network (ASN), an independent internet aviation safety information agency.

January 5, 2012 - 12:09pm
Transaero Airbus A320neo

Airbus and Boeing each finished 2011 with some robust order figures by any standard, but during a time of a tediously slow recovery from economic recession, last year’s figures proved all the more impressive. Still, if one were inclined to view the companies’ respective performances as a race to market share, Airbus appeared to emerge as the clear winner, at least in terms of total unit sales.

January 4, 2012 - 12:08am
FedEx Express 767-300 and 777 freighters

Pilot unions say they were outgunned by a cargo industry lobby that convinced the FAA to exclude air cargo operations from its new flightcrew member duty and rest requirements, a rule they vow to amend.

January 3, 2012 - 11:50am
Fujitsu 64 kilobyte RFID tag

Boeing and partner Fujitsu of Japan have developed a maintenance system for airlines based on data-gathering radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and contact memory buttons (CMBs) affixed to aircraft parts, readers to extract the data and associated hardware and software.

 

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