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Woman charged over trying to open plane door

The Straits Times  2010-12-15 05:16:00

WHILE flying from Munich to Singapore at 7am on Nov 30, Diana Mary Scanlon is alleged to have tried to open the door of a Singapore Airlines plane.On Wednesday, the 28-year-old Irish national was charged ...

‘Easy Money’ Ends for Asia Airlines as Cargo Slows

Bloomberg Businessweek  2010-12-15 03:29:02

Asian airlines expect cargo demand to slow as rising U.S. inventories and waning growth in Europe curb shipments of electronics and luxury goods.

Continental Motors Sold to China's Avic

Aviation Week  2010-12-14 23:41:19

China's AVIC International plans to buy GA engine manufacturer Continental Motors from Teledyne Technologies.

ANA details pain threshold for further 787 delay

Aviation Week  2010-12-14 23:41:18

CEO Ito says airline contingency plans can cover a schedule slip of up to one year for first delivery.

$4.3B haul spurs calls for airlines to disclose 'hidden' fees

USA Today  2010-12-14 23:37:07

A New Jersey senator said that much of the record $4.3 billion U.S. airlines took in for checking bags and changing tickets the first nine months ...

World airlines queue up for Air NZ 'cuddle class' seats

The New Zealand Herald  2010-12-14 22:57:04

Air New Zealand is in talks with other airlines wanting to use its new "cuddle class" economy seats.The airline's first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will land in Auckland on Christmas Eve, including new economy ...

AirTran buyout has baggage, antitrust group says

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  2010-12-14 22:23:49

The proposed acquisition of AirTran Airways by Southwest Airlines is unlikely to meet resistance from antitrust regulators, but it could diminish the overall effect of low-cost competition in the industry, ...

AirTran buyout has baggage, antitrust group says

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  2010-12-14 22:23:49

The proposed acquisition of AirTran Airways by Southwest Airlines is unlikely to meet resistance from antitrust regulators, but it could diminish the overall effect of low-cost competition in the industry, ...

Operation and Maintenance

Air Transport World  2010-12-14 22:13:09

MTU Maintenance Hanover extended its existing contract with TAM by covering 57 additional V2500 engines for the carrier's A320-family fleet. The volume of the contract is expected earn an additional ...

Labor News

Air Transport World  2010-12-14 22:12:05

Southwest Airlines stock clerks, represented by International Brotherhood of Teamsters, rejected a tentative agreement calling for a five-year contract through Aug. 16, 2013 (ATW Daily News, Oct. 12). ...

Flights back to normal as Finnair cabin crew strike ends

Air Transport World  2010-12-14 22:11:02

Finnair announced Monday that its flights are “back to normal” after cabin crew members went back to work “without delay” Friday following agreement on a new wage proposal made ...

BA's Unite cabin crew to vote on possible strike action

Air Transport World  2010-12-14 22:10:03

British Airways on Tuesday received notice from Unite, the trade union representing the majority of the airline’s cabin crew, of its intention to ballot members for strike action. The voting, on ...

Bag fees, change fees generate $1.5 billion for US airlines in third quarter

Air Transport World  2010-12-14 22:08:43

US airlines collected a total of $1.5 billion in baggage fees and reservation cancellation/change fees in the 2010 third quarter, up 10.6% from $1.35 billion in the third quarter of 2009 according to US ...

Airlines cancel flights ahead of Greece's general strike set for Wednesday

Air Transport World  2010-12-14 22:07:50

Air traffic to and from Greece will be severely disrupted on Wednesday owing to a general strike called by Greece's two biggest unions—private sector GSEE and public sector ADEDY—in protest ...

BAA calls on British govt. to reduce APD

Air Transport World  2010-12-14 22:07:01

Airports operator BAA is urging the British government to follow the recent example of the Irish government and reduce the air passenger duty.

Ryanair to cut more German flights due to 'eco-tax'

Air Transport World  2010-12-14 22:05:03

Ryanair announced further cuts to its German operations next year, citing the new flight tax as reason for its decision. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the new tax in June as part of a €80 ...

IATA raises 2010 profit forecast by 70% to $15.1 billion, 2011 by 72% to $9.1 billion

Air Transport World  2010-12-14 22:03:10

IATA said Tuesday that the world's airlines will earn a collective $15.1 billion net profit for the full-year 2010, a 69.7% increase over its September forecast of $8.9 billion and, in terms of sheer profitability, ...

IATA unveils new passenger security concept to replace 'incredible mess'

Air Transport World  2010-12-14 22:01:12

IATA on Tuesday outlined a new, significantly different airport security checkpoint paradigm that calls for pre-screening passengers prior to issuing a boarding pass to divide them into three levels of ...

Clerical, office, service workers reach deal with Alaska Airlines

Seattle Post-Intelligencer  2010-12-14 20:21:00

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has reached a tentative contract agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for its 2,600 clerical, office and passenger service employees.

TUIfly gets first 737 with Boeing Sky Interior

Seattle Post-Intelligencer  2010-12-14 19:50:00

Germany's TUIfly last week received its first Boeing 737-800 with the Boeing Sky Interior, Boeing announced Tuesday.

 
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