AIN Air Transport Perspective » September 24, 2010

September 24, 2010 - 10:19am
Lufthansa has selected CTT’s Cair cabin humidification system to keep its fir...

No one likes to endure the sticky feeling of excess humidity, but lack of humidity in aircraft cabins at altitude can be a major cause of discomfort and travel fatigue.

September 24, 2010 - 10:17am
Snecma formed its joint venture with NPO Saturn six years ago to develop the ...

Certification this past summer by EASA and the Russian authorities of the Powerjet SaM 146 engine no doubt marked an important milestone in Franco-Russian industrial cooperation. But the wisdom of the decision by France’s Snecma to participate in the program will remain a matter of debate for years to come.

September 24, 2010 - 10:13am
The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, voted on Tuesday to adopt a ne...

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted to adopt a new regulation on aviation safety that could conceivably lead to the establishment of a Europe-wide counterpart of the U.S. NTSB. While each nation will continue to run its own investigation office for air transport accidents, the new regulation creates a “European network of civil aviation safety investigation authorities.”

September 24, 2010 - 10:10am
Boeing’s third 737 rate hike since May will see the assembly line in Renton, ...

With demand for single-aisle aircraft showing no sign of abating, Boeing has once again announced an increase in its production rate for its 737 program, this time to 38 airplanes per month in the second quarter of 2013. The decision comes as Boeing prepares for a number of expected option conversions and closure of “current sales campaigns,” including an anticipated firm order for fifty 737s with Russia’s State Corporation Rostechnologii.

September 24, 2010 - 9:59am
The World Trade Organization’s interim report on Airbus’s allegations of unfa...

Lawyers and lobbyists on both sides of the Atlantic have launched into a fresh wave of hostilities following the World Trade Organization’s September 15 interim ruling on Airbus complaints about alleged unfair state subsidies Boeing received for programs including the new 787 Dreamliner.


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