Australian regulators have signaled they will not approve plans for Qantas and China Eastern to form a closer partnership, likely derailing the airlines’ strategy to strengthen their positions in the Australia-China market.
Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways executives stress that while a new runway is vital for Hong Kong International Airport, raising user fees to pay for construction could be detrimental to the airport’s competitiveness versus other hubs.
Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air is taking delivery of its sixth Airbus A330-300 this week, completing current orders for the widebody aircraft type it is using to expand its long-haul network.
A report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has revealed the locator-beacon battery in the flight data recorder (FDR) had passed its expiration date, an oversight that later triggered a fleet-wide check by the airline.
Openness to a restructuring of FAA—including fundamental air traffic control (ATC) reform—appears to be widespread in government and among industry stakeholders, but disputes over the agency’s funding threaten to unravel any potential consensus on reorganizing FAA....More
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner continued to lobby on behalf of a long-term reauthorization of the US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), saying elimination of Ex-Im financing for commercial aircraft would have a seriously negative impact on Boeing and the US economy....More
Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan has made his first public comments on the growing campaign by the three largest US carriers against the three Gulf airlines they say operate on the basis of unfair government subsidies....More
With flight tests of the long-delayed Bombardier CSeries past the half-way stage and certification now on track for year end, key leasing companies say the airliner’s longer term success hinges on execution of the final approval phase to service entry as well as building credibility by attracting big orders....More