AIN Air Transport Perspective » June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012 - 12:55pm
Malaysian Airlines A380

Airbus and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have reached the final stage of consultation over a final fix for both retrofit and so-called forward fit of replacement wing rib feet for the A380 following discoveries of cracks in a relatively small number of the parts by several operators.

June 4, 2012 - 12:52pm
UK politicians have expressed concern about reports of pilots falling asleep on duty under existing flight duty rules

British politicians have demanded that the UK government reject current proposals on revised flight duty and rest times from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

June 4, 2012 - 12:48pm
Trip ATR 72-600

An ostensible change of heart on the part of the chairman of Campinas, Brazil-based low-fare regional airline Azul will allow for the creation of the country’s third largest carrier, pending antitrust authorities’ approval of a plan to merge Azul and fellow Brazilian regional airline Trip.

June 4, 2012 - 12:43pm
The Indian government was behind a surprise decision to cancel the first 787 delivery to Air India

Individuals can argue over who has lost more face as a result of Air India’s last-minute cancellation of its first Boeing 787 delivery: the U.S. airframer or the cash-strapped flag carrier and its masters in the Indian government.

June 4, 2012 - 12:40pm
Siim Kallas, EC vice president of Transport

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the European Commission agreed on June 1 to recognize each other’s air cargo security regimes in what they described as an historic accord.

 

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