Airlines

Lufthansa pioneers large-scale Free Routing

December 14, 2012 0

Following the initial introduction, in 2011, of Free Route Airspace in the areas controlled by EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) and the DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung Karlsruhe Upper Area Control Centre, 298 new direct […]

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UK mulls satellite navigation mandate

December 12, 2012 0

The United Kingdom is considering making satellite-based aircraft navigation mandatory in certain areas of controlled airspace as part of new proposals to overhaul the nation’s invisible infrastructure. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has drafted […]

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FAIR STREAM enhanced arrival trials begin

December 11, 2012 0

The FAIR STREAM (FABEC ANSPs and AIRlines in SESAR TRials for Enhanced Arrival Management) consortium involving major European airlines, air navigation service providers and suppliers has now started the work on flight trials to improve […]

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London to lack Xmas seat capacity

December 7, 2012 0

Seat capacity across London’s airports during December is expected to decrease, compared with an increase at key European competitors, according to the latest statistics from aviation data business OAG. The OAG FACTS report detailing frequency […]

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3.6 billion passengers expected in 2016

December 6, 2012 0

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) latest industry traffic forecast shows that airlines expect to fly some 3.6 billion passengers in 2016 – about 800 million more than the 2.8 billion passengers carried by airlines […]

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US airlines campaign for ATC upgrade

December 5, 2012 0

Modernising the nation’s 1950s-era air traffic control system will be one of the chief campaigning points of a comprehensive national airline policy launched today by US airline industry group Airlines for America (A4A). The policy […]

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FABs need to deliver results: IATA

December 4, 2012 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the European Commission, EU member states and Europe’s Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) to ensure that Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) are delivering real results. The call […]

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European airlines round on FAB states

December 4, 2012 0

The European airline industry is united in condemning EU member states for their reluctance to properly implement Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs), a key ingredient for the successful delivery of Single European Sky II (SES II). […]

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Sandy added to airline October challenges

November 29, 2012 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for October showing a persistent softening of passenger traffic growth and a significant deterioration in freight demand. Passenger demand rose 2.8% compared to October 2011, […]

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Qantas launches Airbus iPad EFB

November 29, 2012 0

Qantas has become a launch customer for the ‘FlySmart with Airbus’ cockpit applications on iPad. These ‘Electronic Flight Bag’ (EFB) applications will be used by all pilots in the airline who fly Airbus aircraft. The […]