The US House of Representatives has this week adopted an amendment that could potentially de-rail Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) bid to launch services between London Gatwick Airport and the US in July.
FAA has made “clear and measurable progress” toward completing the technological foundation of the US Next Generation air traffic control system (NextGen), according to deputy FAA administrator Mike Whitaker.
UK air navigation services provider NATS said more efficient air traffic control procedures, innovative new technologies, and better use of airspace saved a record-breaking 190,000 tonnes of aircraft carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2013.
New Continuous Descent Operations (CDO) developed by Lufthansa and German Air Traffic Control in Munich are proving to save around 100 liters of fuel on a long-haul flight and around 50 liters per short-haul flight in tests at Munich Airport.
Patrick de Castelbajac has been appointed CEO of ATR, taking over from Filippo Bagnato, whose four-year mandate, according to ATR statutes, expired at the end of May 2014. De Castelbajac joins ATR from the commercial direction of Airbus where he was head of contracts negotiations.
Auckland Airport, Airways New Zealand and the Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ) have released a draft report on the SMART Approaches flight path trial at Auckland Airport for public feedback.
Canada’s FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has signed a contract with an unspecified Nigerian airline for the sale and delivery of its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) 220 on five Boeing 737 aircraft.
London mayor Boris Johnson has warned the Airports Commission it “would be letting the country down” if it continued to focus on what was needed in the short term and “failed to look to the longer term.”
Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier said the European manufacturer had one its most successful air show performances ever at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow, where it won commitments for 496 aircraft worth more than $75 billion over four days....More