AIN Air Transport Perspective » September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011 - 10:35am
The first 747-8F destined for Cargolux will remain in Everett, Wash., for an

“Unresolved contractual issues” have forced Boeing to delay or possibly cancel delivery of the first two 747-8 Freighters to Cargolux, originally scheduled for today and Wednesday.

September 19, 2011 - 10:30am

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) hosts a Christmas-season luncheon each year at which it reports on the state of the industry and forecasts future performance. This year, AIA feels pressed to state its case by November 23, the date a 12-member “super committee” of the U.S. Congress is due to recommend ways to curb government spending by $1.5 trillion.

September 19, 2011 - 10:25am
An uptick in Bedek Aviation’s freighter conversion and maintenance activities

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is achieving faster growth on the civil side of its business than on the military side, for which it is arguably better known. The group’s recently published results for the first half of 2011 show civil sales up by 29 percent over the same period in 2010, accounting for $492 million out of total sales of $1.8 billion, which represented an 11-percent increase over last year’s results.

September 19, 2011 - 10:20am
Michael Hirsch diverted his ExpressJet ERJ 145 from Milwaukee to a nearby reg

A Houston-based pilot working for U.S. regional airline ExpressJet has filed a lawsuit against his company and its parent, Atlanta-based Atlantic Southeast Airlines, claiming retaliation against him for refusing to fly during severe weather conditions.

September 19, 2011 - 10:15am
The rebuilding of Afghanistan’s economy will depend on air transport, and ind

Outsiders might assume that war is the biggest worry for Afghan carrier Safi Airways. But, according to Lloyd Carswell, Safi’s chief commercial officer, strong demand for its flights has presented the biggest challenge, largely due to constraints posed by inadequate capacity and facilities at Kabul Airport.


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