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.
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.
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).
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.
Thales is aiming to close its $400 million acquisition of JetBlue’s LiveTV subsidiary this summer, but Thales Avionics CEO Dominique Giannoni is remaining tight-lipped on other potential acquisitions....More
Airbus was unable to display its planned design for 11-abreast seating on its A380 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, despite indicating that a cabin mock-up would be there as recently as last week....More