AIN Air Transport Perspective » October 8, 2010

October 8, 2010 - 6:47am
ERA director general Mike Ambrose chided European politicians for failing to ...

Despite evident post-recession traffic recovery, last month’s European Regions Airline Association general assembly in Barcelona was accompanied by the sound of axes being ground for the lobby group’s latest fight against regulators and legislators.

October 8, 2010 - 6:42am
Aerospace manufacturers increasingly use a virtual platform approach to infor...

Aerospace and defense firms are especially vulnerable to breaches of cyber security, according to a new report from management and information technology (IT) group Accenture. According to Dr.

October 8, 2010 - 6:33am
Boeing instructors train airline maintenance crews at an expanded training ce...

Boeing’s Commercial Aviation Services (CAS) division is gaining ground in its strategy to deliver services for the entire lifetime of the aircraft that it manufactures. The airframer has for a long time offered services beyond just manufacturing airplanes and that strategy has accelerated since CAS president Lou Mancini joined the group in 2002.

October 8, 2010 - 6:22am
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries fabricated the first joint rib for the MRJ’s hori...

Mitsubishi has tried not to let lackluster sales tarnish an efficiently run development campaign for the MRJ regional jet, the first metal for which workers cut during a ceremony in Nagoya, Japan, last week. As promised, the program passed its detailed design reviews by the end of the summer.

October 8, 2010 - 6:01am
Boeing program management plans to add a fifth 747-8 flight test article to h...

It didn’t take special insight to guess that Boeing wouldn’t meet its year-end target to certify and deliver the first 747-8 Freighter. Company executives certainly sent enough signals over the summer to clue in the most casual observer to the fact that, indeed, the program appeared bound to suffer yet another delay.


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