AIN Air Transport Perspective » March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011 - 10:45am
Loss of business has hit All Nippon Airways and Japan Air Lines hard followin...

Airlines are starting to count the financial cost of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated large areas of northeastern Japan on March 11. The International Air Transport Association has warned of a “major slowdown” for airlines operating in the Japanese market and says that this is unlikely to recover before the second half of 2011.

March 25, 2011 - 10:35am
At 149 seats, the C Series will not encroach on the capacity territory domina...

Last week’s International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., set another new record this year by drawing some 1,300 attendees. As incoming president Joe Ozimek noted, ISTAT has become America’s airshow–minus any equipment parked on an airport ramp and fighter jets flying overhead at ear-shattering altitudes.

March 25, 2011 - 10:25am
Debris from the missing Air France A330-200 recovered from the Atlantic Ocean...

A fourth search campaign to find out what happened to Air France Flight 447 on June 1, 2009, has begun off the Brazilian coast in the South Atlantic Ocean. Wreck-location operations will take place from the Alucia, a ship with three small, unmanned submarines onboard that left the harbor of Suape, Brazil, on March 22. All 228 aboard the Airbus A330 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris died in the crash.

March 25, 2011 - 10:15am
The Dutch government has offered a $27 million loan toward the cost of upgrad...

Rekkof Aircraft will invite tenders from established Tier 1 aerostructures companies to produce parts for its planned Fokker 100NG development of the Dutch jetliner design at a factory to be built in Brazil, according to chief executive Maarten van Eeghen.

March 25, 2011 - 10:00am
Egyptair Holdings chairman and CEO Hussein Massoud heads a committee of nine ...

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has launched a three-year plan to realign activities with member carriers’ business imperatives. Developed by new AFRAA secretary-general Elijah Chingosho, the plan aims to transform the association into “a pulsating airline association” for Africa.

 

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