Airline

May 5, 2008 - 6:56am

Passengers on Delta AirElite, the business-jet charter subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, can now earn frequent-flier segments that can be used on the company’s airline flights. Charter customers will be awarded one segment for every $2,500 in AirElite fares. Accumulating 30 segments within one calendar year will earn Silver Medallion status; 60 segments, Gold Medallion status; and 100 segments, Platinum Medallion status.

May 5, 2008 - 6:49am

US Airways’ decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month officially placed the courts at the center of a restructuring exercise in which the development of the airline’s regional network has emerged as perhaps the most crucial component.

May 5, 2008 - 6:14am

The change in ownership of the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo barely rated a blink as the 2008 event went off seamlessly from March 31 through April 2 in Hamburg, Germany.

Ownership of the show changed last year when long-time owner/organizer UKIP Media & Events sold the expo to Reed Exhibitions.

May 1, 2008 - 12:32pm

The FAA has been under intense pressure from the U.S. Congress of late, and some believe that the reaction to Congressional pressure to tighten up FAA oversight of the aviation industry is a direct cause of the thousands of airline groundings last month.

May 1, 2008 - 11:29am

During a House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming hearing last month, Air Transport Association (ATA) president and CEO James May claimed that airline jets are five to six times more fuel efficient than corporate jets. “Carrying 200 people and cargo across the country in a single airplane burns a lot less fuel than 33 separate corporate jets, each flying six people,” May testified. He added that U.S.

April 29, 2008 - 7:51am

Air Transport Association (ATA) president and CEO James May used a hearing of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming last month as a bully pulpit to bash corporate jets and promote the airlines’ tax agenda.

April 28, 2008 - 9:09am

Eos, the all-business-class airline launched in 2005, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Saturday and flew its last flight yesterday. The Purchase, N.Y.-based airline operated an upscale, twice-daily service between New York JFK and London Stansted Airport, charging round-trip prices ranging from $3,500 to $9,000.

April 21, 2008 - 11:01am

The Russian government is considering softening the import tax requirements for business jets and certain types of on-board and airport equipment not produced domestically, according to Valery Voskoboinikov, deputy head of the Russian state agency Rosaviacosmos.

April 21, 2008 - 7:43am

Pilatus Business Aircraft announced three personnel changes. Mike Rector, previously avionics manager at Pilatus, was promoted to completions center manager. Dennis Ruch, formerly interiors manager, was promoted to logistics manager. Ken Schaelchlin was named customer support manager.

April 21, 2008 - 6:12am

The Bush Administration has proposed spending $759 billion next year for government agencies and programs other than Social Security, but more than half has been earmarked (not to be confused with pork-barrel earmarking) for the military, homeland security and foreign aid.

 
X