Dreamliner delivery delay 'painful' for LOT

Air Transport World  2010-07-31 01:27:28

Dreamliner delivery delay 'painful' for LOT

First-half EADS profit down 51%

Air Transport World  2010-07-31 01:23:39

Airbus parent EADS posted first-half 2010 net income of €185 million ($241.7 million), down 51% from a €378 million profit in the year-ago period, but expressed optimism going forward owing to ...

Virgin Atlantic revenue up 'encouraging' 10%; cargo revenue up 36%

Air Transport World  2010-07-31 01:17:15

Virgin Atlantic Airways said Friday that the start of its current fiscal year “has been encouraging despite difficult trading conditions,” with revenue for its fiscal first quarter ended May ...

BA reports £122 million net loss citing volcanic ash, cabin crew dispute

Air Transport World  2010-07-31 01:08:31

British Airways reported a net loss of £122 million ($190.5 million) for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, widened 15.1% from a £106 million deficit in the year-ago period, but noted ...

Congress overhauls pilot certification requirements, ups minimum to 1,500 hr.

Air Transport World  2010-07-31 00:49:30

The US Congress attached sweeping aviation safety reform legislation, including a requirement that all Part 121 pilots accumulate at least 1,500 hr. of flight time before operating a commercial flight, ...

Ash cloud cost firm £45,000 a day

BBC News  2010-07-31 00:43:35

The grounding of flights because of volcanic ash cost an airports operator £45,000 each day air services were disrupted.

Northwest to pay $38 million cargo price-fixing fine

CNN  2010-07-30 23:47:00

Northwest Airlines will plead guilty and pay a $38 million fine for conspiring to fix cargo rates, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Virgin Atlantic rolls out new livery

Seattle Post-Intelligencer  2010-07-30 23:29:00

I missed this when it came out Thursday, but it's still worth noting that Virgin Atlantic Airways launched a new aircraft livery.

EPA Reassures Industry On Avgas Regulation

Aviation Week  2010-07-30 23:23:55

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has not established or proposed any deadline for banning the use of lead in avgas.

NASA Robonaut now also a Twitternaut

Seattle Post-Intelligencer  2010-07-30 22:43:00

NASA's Robonaut 2 has launched a Twitter account, @AstroRobonaut, in advance of its planned mission this fall to the International Space Station.

City's expenses top $3 million for airport contract lawsuit

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  2010-07-30 22:03:05

The city of Atlanta's six-year legal battle over an airport advertising contract has cost the city about $3.5 million in legal fees so far and some are questioning whether the city should continue to rack ...

Record 1m visitors in July

The Straits Times  2010-07-30 22:00:00

INSTEAD of singling out the millionth visitor for July on Friday, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) officials instead held a 'celebration' across all the terminals at Changi Airport.About 10,000 welcome packs, ...

FAA Bill Still Elusive As Extension Passes

Aviation Week  2010-07-30 21:44:20

This is the 15th extension for the FAA since the last full authorization expired in 2007.

FAA Downgrades Mexico Safety Rating

Aviation Week  2010-07-30 21:44:19

The rating change means Mexican carriers cannot establish new service, although existing flights will not be affected.

HondaJet Plans 3Q 2012 Deliveries

Aviation Week  2010-07-30 21:44:13

Its first conforming flight test, HondaJet predicts a first flight in the next few months and entry into service in the third quarter of 2012.

Airbus Targets 40 A320s Per Month

Aviation Week  2010-07-30 21:35:48

The OEM plans to reach 40 narrowbodies a month by early 2012, with aircraf rolling off production lines at three facilities.

FAA: Mexico not meeting international aviation standards

Seattle Post-Intelligencer  2010-07-30 21:31:00

The Federal Aviation Administration Friday blocked Mexican airlines from establishing new new service to the U.S., saying the country was not complying with International Civil Aviation Organization standards.

ANA narrows fiscal first-quarter loss to $60 million

Air Transport World  2010-07-30 21:27:26

ANA Group posted a net loss of ¥5.2 billion ($60.2 million) for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, a significant improvement over the ¥29.2 billion loss in the year-ago period, as deflationary effects ...

Congress OKs new aviation safety rules

Seattle Post-Intelligencer  2010-07-30 21:09:00

Congress on Friday approved new aviation safety rules developed in response to last year's Colgan Air crash in western New York.

Airbus to increase monthly A320 production rate to 40 in 2012

Air Transport World  2010-07-30 21:06:36

Airbus will increase the monthly production rate of A320 family aircraft to 38 in August 2011 and to 40 in the 2012 first quarter.

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