Experts Reassess Risk of In-Flight Battery Fires

The Wall Street Journal  2014-08-01 23:34:51

Lithium batteries constitute one of the big safety questions facing the aviation industry. In the U.S. alone, the FAA lists 17 significant incidents with batteries on passenger planes in the past decade.

Spirit AeroSystems Swings to Profit

The Wall Street Journal  2014-08-01 20:26:38

Spirit AeroSystems swung to a quarterly profit and raised its full-year sales and earnings' guidance, riding a wave of higher production at Boeing and significant cost cutting under new management.

ANA drops plan to invest in Myanmar domestic carrier

Air Transport World  2014-08-01 19:59:00

Japan?s All Nippon Airways (ANA)?which announced last year it would invest $25 million in Myanmar?s Asian Wings Airways (AWA) for a 49% stake?has pulled back from the deal. read more

The big stories pushed to the wayside

CNN  2014-08-01 19:57:22

While Israel, Ebola and Malaysia Airlines have dominated news cycle, violence unfolds in Syria, Libya, Nigeria and China.

Lufthansa Technik?s growth stunted by competition, selective airline spending

Air Transport World  2014-08-01 19:56:00

More intense competition and careful airline aftermarket spending helped Lufthansa Technik?s (LHT) year-over-year sales fall in the second quarter, breaking a one-year streak of quarterly ...

IATA: May jump in global premium traffic

Air Transport World  2014-08-01 19:52:00

Premium passenger traffic worldwide grew 6.5% year-over-year in May, exceeding April?s 3.8% growth performance and besting May 2013?s premium travel growth rate by 4.5 points, according to IATA?s May Premium ...

Airbus, Boeing wide-body jet battle triggers warnings of oversupply

Reuters  2014-08-01 19:17:21

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus's summer sales campaign with the new A330neo airliner has triggered warnings of potential oversupply in the wide-body market and of a bruising price battle as the older-generation ...

Bombardier 2Q net profit falls nearly 14%

Air Transport World  2014-08-01 18:44:00

Bombardier reported second-quarter net profit of $155 million, down 13.9% from net income of $180 million reported in the year-ago more

Aeroflot 1H net income down 36.2%

Air Transport World  2014-08-01 17:34:00

Russia?s Aeroflot reported first-half net income of RUB3.39 billion ($95.6 million), down 36.2% year-over-year. read more

Ebola fears spike global demand for Private Flights

PR Newswire  2014-08-01 17:12:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The largest Ebola outbreak in history is becoming a major dilemma for Global Air Travel.The case of Patrick Sawyer, a passenger en route to the United ...




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