Transport Canada falls down on safety audit

April 3, 2012 1

A high level audit of aviation watchdog Transport Canada has revealed ‘significant weaknesses’ in how it goes about checking safety. The audit, completed last September, found that only 67 per cent of airlines, maintenance companies […]


Outlook remains fragile: IATA

April 3, 2012 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released global traffic results for February showing an 8.6% improvement in passenger demand and a 5.2% rise in cargo demand compared to the same month in the previous […]


NetJets Europe taps AMA for data streaming

March 28, 2012 0

AeroMechanical Services is to supply NetJets Europe with its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) for 30 Hawker Beechcraft 750/800XP aircraft. NetJets – the largest business jet operator in Europe – has engaged in a […]


Fast-track NextGen mandates 'misguided'

March 27, 2012 0

The attempt by US Congress to speed up ADS-B ‘in’ looks like a ‘classic unfunded mandate, imposing costs far in excess of benefits’, according to Air Traffic Management columnist Bob Poole. Writing in his latest […]


Europe's RNP AR 0.1 debuts with Atlantic A319

March 23, 2012 2

Atlantic Airways has taken delivery of an Airbus A319 that will allow it to become the first airline in Europe to use one of the most precise satellite-assisted Performance-Based Navigation approaches. The 144-seat aircraft has […]


Global emissions fix urged to prevent backlash

March 21, 2012 0

China has blocked German flag carrier Lufthansa from obtaining A380 landing rights at Shanghai in a gesture designed to signal defiance of the European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS). Lufthansa chairman and CEO Christoph […]


Rising oil prices hit profitability

March 21, 2012 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced a downgrade to its industry outlook for 2012 primarily due to rising oil prices. IATA expects airlines to turn a global profit of $3.0 billion in 2012 […]


Aviation: trillion-dollar role in wealth creation

March 21, 2012 1

Over 56 million jobs worldwide and $2.2 trillion in GDP are supported by aviation, according to a new report released at the global Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva. The report, Aviation: benefits beyond borders, […]


FAA to optimise Northern California airspace

March 20, 2012 0

Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta and aviation partners have launched a collaborative effort to make air traffic control more efficient, help airlines improve on-time performance, and reduce emissions generated by aircraft flying into and […]


Sensitive airline data to deliver NextGen case

March 13, 2012 0

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to request highly sensitive information from airlines as part of a detailed fact-finding mission to justify future NextGen investment. The latest NextGen Implementation Plan which has just been […]