Alan Dron

Articles by Alan Dron
European lawmakers to create intra-European EU ETS until 2016 1
The Plenary of the European Parliament (EP) on Thursday decided that only intra-European flights would be affected by the controversial European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) through 2016.
Oman Air A330-200
Oman Air records bigger 2013 loss, plans spin-offs
Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air has reported a loss of OR113.3 million ($294.3 million) for 2013, widened 16% from 2012.
SAS Boeing 737-700
Scandinavian Airlines to launch all-business class service
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will launch an all-business class transatlantic route between Stavanger and Houston, Texas.
Flynas takes delivery of first A330
Saudi Arabian hybrid carrier flynas has taken delivery of the first of three Airbus A330 aircraft as it gears up to launch a new range of long-haul services.
Bombardier CSeries may be flying with FBW enabled 
Bombardier’s CSeries regional jet may already be flying with its fly-by-wire (FBW) system operating in fully operational mode.
Bombardier Q400NG
Bombardier targets Pacific, Middle East for new Q400 sales 
Indonesia is shaping up as a major potential market for future variants of Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop—particularly the newly announced Combi version—according to Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Mike Arcamone.
Etihad Airways expands European connections
Etihad Airways and Latvian flag-carrier airBaltic have expanded their codeshare agreement.
Sukhoi delivers SSJ100 to new customer
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) delivered the first of two leased Superjet SSJ100s March 21 to new Russian customer Centre-South Airlines.
Ryanair boosts London Stansted services
Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair is to substantially increase its services from London Stansted Airport for the winter 2014 season.
Wizz Air opens Baltic base
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air is to open a new base in the Latvian capital Riga June 19, the carrier announced Friday.
Aer Arann to be rebranded as Stobart Air 
Irish regional carrier Aer Arann is to undergo a name change to reflect the identity of its controlling shareholder. The airline will lose the name it has operated under since its foundation in 1970 as a Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander operator on small islands off the west coast of Ireland and take the new corporate title Stobart Air, the airline announced Thursday.
Etihad ups Lingus stake 
Etihad Airways has bought two extra tranches of shares in Irish flag-carrier Aer Lingus within the past month.
Airbus looks to raise A380 floor to create 11-abreast seating 
Airbus is looking closely at creating an 11-abreast configuration in the A380.
EU committee puts ETS emissions compromise at risk 
European airlines reacted with a combination of dismay and exasperation Wednesday following a European Parliament committee vote to ditch a compromise on the contentious Emissions Trading System (ETS).
UK ATC chief: Middle East states must solve ATC problems 
The huge fleets of airliners on order by the Arabian Gulf’s “Big Three” carriers risk spending more time on the ground than in the air if the growing problem of the region’s restricted airspace is not resolved, according to the head of the UK’s air traffic management provider.

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