AIN Air Transport Perspective » July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011 - 7:50am
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has now scrapped all remaining orders for Airbus a...

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has declined to confirm or deny reports that its leasing arm, DAE Capital, has cancelled all remaining airliner orders with Airbus. But the European airframer has acknowledged that the Middle East group is not currently a customer and its published orders tally does indeed confirm that orders for 34 A320s and 11 A350-900s are no longer on the books.

July 18, 2011 - 7:40am
The European Court of Justice has begun hearing a lawsuit launched by the U.S...

Lawyers acting for European Union states have begun their defense of the application of its emissions trading scheme (ETS) to non-European airlines in response to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Air Transport Association (ATA).

July 18, 2011 - 7:30am
ICG NxtLink Series ICS-220A Iridium Communications System combines data modem...

The FAA has endorsed use of the Iridium satellite data service for air traffic control (ATC) communications in oceanic airspace, providing airlines and business jet operators with what is considered a low-cost solution for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) datalink messaging.

July 18, 2011 - 7:20am
Rising demand for aluminum in the aerospace sector has boosted suppliers such...

The flurry of new airliner orders in the first half of 2011, coupled with rising demand from other industries, has proved to be a boon to aluminum suppliers like Alcoa, which more than doubled its second quarter earnings in results announced on July 11. But subsequent stock market reaction, which saw Alcoa stock fall the next day, revealed how volatile the commodities sector can be.

July 18, 2011 - 7:10am
David Grizzle, formerly FAA chief counsel, has been named COO of the agency’s...

Nearly three months after Henry “Hank” Krakowski was forced out as head of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO), the agency named acting head David Grizzle permanently to the post. Krakowski resigned as ATO COO on April 14, following a series of highly publicized incidents in which air traffic controllers were found sleeping on duty.


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