Aviation International News » February 2005

December 10, 2007 - 10:19am

Swiss International Air Lines last month announced another restructuring program that will shrink its regional fleet by at least 13 aircraft and its staffing by 800 to 1,000 positions over the next 18 months. 

To ensure a supply of feeder traffic into its Zurich hub, Swiss plans to extend its code-share agreements with regional airlines, as it has done with Cirrus Airlines on its Lugano-Zurich link.

December 10, 2007 - 10:14am

Desperate to cut RJ capacity as system-wide load factors hover around 50 percent, Independence Air managed to convince GECAS to cancel its leases on 10 Bombardier CRJs last month. The sides also reached a conditional agreement that would grant Independence a five-year loan and allow the airline to end leases early on another six to 10 RJs during the second quarter.

December 10, 2007 - 10:12am

A U.S. bankruptcy court has approved a new financing deal between US Airways and Embraer, Bombardier and DVB Bank to allow the airline to start taking regional jet deliveries for the first time since it filed for Chapter 11 protection in September last year.

December 10, 2007 - 10:05am

A new division of Hulas Kanodia’s Trans States Holdings will start flying scheduled service on August 1 with the first of up to 30 Bombardier CRJ700s, according to an application for a public convenience and necessity certificate filed with the DOT. Registered as GoJet Airlines, the new operation will fly as a United Express partner from St.

December 10, 2007 - 10:03am

Comair president Randy Rademacher has left the company “to pursue other opportunities,” just weeks after DOT Inspector General Kenneth Mead launched an investigation into the Christmas weekend computer failures that stranded hundreds of travelers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Fred Buttrell, president of Delta Connection, will move to Comair’s offices in Cincinnati to assume Rademacher’s duties.

December 10, 2007 - 9:59am

For corporate aircraft passengers whose airborne Internet ambitions don’t extend beyond retrieving and sending e-mail, ASI, a small Australian communications engineering firm, is offering FreeMail, a service that allows users to access an e-mail inbox page and view the headers of waiting messages free of charge.

December 10, 2007 - 9:55am

Operators who have ordered a Citation Mustang very light jet don’t have to wait for an aircraft or a simulator to familiarize themselves with the aircraft’s avionics, the Garmin G1000 integrated EFIS.

December 10, 2007 - 9:49am

Aircraft operators have been forced to add new technology to meet updated requirements since the 1950s, but nothing ever seems to come off aircraft, one air traffic expert noted recently.

December 10, 2007 - 9:35am

Much positive news about the future of civil air navigation broke late last year. Russia and Europe signed agreements to secure the future of their respective satnav systems, Russia’s GPS-like global navigation satellite system (Glonass) and Europe’s Galileo; the White House Office of Science and Technology published a U.S.

December 10, 2007 - 9:31am

Sandel Avionics last month reported it has shipped its 1,000th ST3400 terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS), a 3-ATI-size unit that includes a TAWS database, processor and color display in a single panel-mount package that

 
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