AIN Air Transport Perspective » July 2, 2012

July 2, 2012 - 11:38am
Airbus A320 plant in Mobile, Alabama

Airbus plans to start building a new A320-family assembly plant in Mobile, Ala., next summer, the European airframer confirmed today, marking yet another expansion of its narrowbody production ambitions. Scheduled for completion at the beginning of 2016, the plant will produce between 40 and 50 A319s, A320s and A321s annually and employ 1,000, estimates Airbus.

July 2, 2012 - 10:00am
Nav Canada air traffic controller

The recently announced Aireon joint venture to provide aircraft position reports from Iridium satellites equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) receivers will help close gaps in the already extensive ADS-B coverage provided by Nav Canada, an Aireon partner.

July 2, 2012 - 10:00am
Delta Connection CRJ900

Last week’s vote by Delta Air Lines pilots to accept a contract proposal forged between their Air Line Pilots Association unit and airline management could carry implications for a vital subset of the industry.

July 2, 2012 - 10:00am
Jim Albaugh

A rather brief, trying but largely proud chapter in the rich history of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) came to an end last week, when Jim Albaugh announced he would leave the company, three years before its mandatory retirement age.

July 2, 2012 - 3:00am
Airbus A330 production line (Airbus photo)

Airbus could withdraw its commitment to increase A330 production to 11 aircraft per month in 2014 if there is no change to the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS), according to Tom Williams, executive vice-president of Airbus programs.

June 28, 2012 - 9:28am
Eyjafjallajökull volcano

A special group established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in response to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland in April 2010 has released a series of practical tools and recommendations to “significantly” mitigate the effect of future volcanic events on international aviation operations, ICAO announced on June 26.

 

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