Fault at rear of A380 engine

The Straits Times  2010-11-04 08:49:00

PARIS - AN AIRBUS A380 airliner that was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore on Thursday had suffered a 'serious' fault at the rear of one of its jet engines, French crash investigators said. ...

French unions call for strikes Friday to protest taxes

Air Transport World  2010-11-01 21:31:40

Six unions representing French pilots and cabin crew announced Saturday a four-day strike starting Nov. 5 to protest taxes on various job-related perks, sending a fresh blow to travelers after strikes ...

Boeing sending 787 on sales mission to Europe

Seattle Post-Intelligencer  2010-11-01 19:21:00

Boeing's sixth 787 Dreamliner is scheduled to visit Amsterdam and Paris this week as part of bid to win an order from Air France KLM Group, according to reports from Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf and Flightblogger.

787 going to Europe on marketing mission

The News Tribune  2010-11-01 15:47:18

Boeing is putting one of its 787 Dreamliners on a marketing road trip at the end of this week to give European airlines a sneak peek of the aircraft and its benefits. Flightblogger reports Boeing will ...

Air France raises fiscal year financial forecast

Air Transport World  2010-10-27 21:52:57

Air France KLM Group raised its financial forecast for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 and stated that “given the revenue performance of recent months, together with the current level of forward ...

Airline Traffic

Air Transport World  2010-10-12 21:45:05

Air France KLM operated 17.66 billion RPKs in September, up 1.8% from the year-ago month. Capacity was down 0.5% to 21.09 billion ASKs and load factor rose 1.9 points to 83.8%. American Airlines operated ...

Air France Calls for Curbs on Gulf Carriers

Bloomberg Businessweek  2010-10-11 16:24:00

Air France-KLM Group is teaming up with Europe's biggest airlines to push for European Union action to slow the encroachment of Emirates and other Gulf carriers, saying the region's status as an air-travel ...

Late start to Asian peak

Air Cargo News  2010-10-08 00:00:00

The peak season in Asia has started less strongly than expected, according to Jean-Charles Foucault, senior vice-president sales and distribution for Air France-KLM.

BA, Iberia and American Airlines tie-up heralds new era of transatlantic travel  2010-10-06 18:42:27

BA deal will give air passengers greater choiceBritish Airways promised a "new era" of competition for transatlantic air travel today as it launched a three-way tie-up with American Airlines and Spain's ...

AF-KLM to make electronic awbs mandatory

Air Cargo News  2010-10-06 00:00:00

Air France-KLM is planning to make the use of electronic airwaybills mandatory out of Amsterdam from early next year

Operations & Maintenance

Air Transport World  2010-10-05 21:56:16

Delta TechOps signed a 3-yr. "multimillion" contract with Cimber Sterling to provide time and materials services for 11 CFM56-7B engines and GTCP131-9B APUs, more than one-third of the fleet’s ...

AF Considers New Americas Routes For A380

Aviation Week  2010-09-29 23:23:12

Air France is considering two North American destinations among those it will serve with the Airbus A380 in the coming year.

Inside this issue

Air Transport World  2010-09-28 18:26:58

Opodo is rumored to be on the block Travelport sells ‘sponsored’ positioning on search results Fund manager blasts travel company, then shorts its stock Air France-KLM complete migration ...

Martinair to become all-cargo airline

Air Cargo News  2010-09-24 00:00:00

MARTINAIR is to become an all-cargo airline, axing its passenger business. Long suspected, the move was announced by Air France-KLM - parent company to Martinair - to staff on Thursday.

Air France cancels 50% of domestic/European flying owing to workers' strike

Air Transport World  2010-09-23 21:33:48

Air France said Thursday that it canceled 50% of its domestic and European flights to/from Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly as many of the country's air traffic controllers joined in a nationwide ...

China Southern, Air France to share revenue on Paris-Guangzhou route

Air Transport World  2010-09-22 21:21:42

SkyTeam members China Southern Airlines and Air France signed an agreement to launch a joint venture on the Paris-Guangzhou route beginning Nov. 1 that includes revenue sharing. AF said in a statement ...

Martinair May Become Cargo-Only Airline

Aviation Week  2010-09-20 22:48:19

Air France-KLM is expected to tell employees on Thursday that Martinair will end passenger services to focus on cargo.

United and Continental merge to create world's biggest airline  2010-09-17 17:38:00

Airlines' shareholders approve tie-up, as unions fear job cuts and customers mourn end of United's tulip logoThe world's biggest airline got clearance for take-off today as shareholders of United Airlines ...

Air France A320 seat retrofit nearing completion

Air Transport World  2010-09-15 21:30:20

Air France announced it has completed retrofitting 31 of its 37 A320 family aircraft with new seats that were jointly designed by AF and Recaro to offer an additional 2 to 3 in. of legroom (pitch remains ...

Airline Traffic

Air Transport World  2010-09-07 22:15:42

Air France KLM operated 19.09 billion RPKs in August, a 1.2% decrease from the year-ago month. Capacity was down 0.9% to 22.61 billion ASKs and load factor fell 0.3 points to 84.5%. British Airways flew ...