Airlines

LVNL debuts deviation comms tool

February 11, 2013 0

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) has introduced a new technique that makes the latest flight information available to air traffic controllers. The National Aerospace Laboratory NLR of the Netherlands developed and tested the prototypes […]

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Punctuality improves on stalled traffic growth

February 8, 2013 0

The punctuality of flights travelling through Europe’s most congested airspace region has reached record levels since 2006, despite a levelling off in air traffic growth. The airspace region covering the six FABEC states of Belgium, […]

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Indonesia’s low-cost growth generates hotspot

February 7, 2013 0

The continued increase in seat capacity across the Asia/Pacific region can be largely attributed to the expansion of capacity in Indonesia’s domestic market and an increase in services between mainland China and Taiwan, according to […]

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Automation addiction must stop: FAA

February 6, 2013 0

The US Federal Aviation Administration is warning that airline pilot skills are being eroded with increased autopilot use and now wants pilots to fly their jets by hand more often to avoid getting rusty. Is […]

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Porter taps Universal LPV capability

February 6, 2013 0

With installation of Universal Avionics’ UNS-1Ew Flight Management Systems (FMS), Canada’s Porter Airlines has gained Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV)-capability on its all-Bombardier-Q400 operation. Porter recently completed its programme to replace UNS-1E FMSs with […]

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Boeing seeks OK for 787 test flights

February 5, 2013 0

Boeing has asked US aviation authorities to let it carry out 787 test flights after the aircraft were grounded worldwide following a fire risk linked to lithium battery technology. US and Japanese regulators grounded all […]

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Ditch flight tax to create 60,000 jobs

February 5, 2013 0

A study commissioned by the UK’s four major airlines on the economic impact of Air Passenger Duty shows that its abolition could bring a lasting boost to the UK economy, generating a net tax gain […]

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Frontier: first Airbus RNP AR 0.3 US airline

February 4, 2013 0

Frontier Airlines has secured approval for satellite-based precision navigation procedures in the United States with help from Airbus ProSky’s flight operations division Quovadis. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Frontier Airlines operational approval for RNP […]